Introduction of I.T.F. (國際跆拳道聯盟)
In 1966, the International Taekwon-Do Federation was established in Seoul, South Korea by our founder, General Choi Hong Hi. After half a century, the I.T.F is still rapidly expanding and absorbing different regions and countries to join the Taekwon -Do family. As a result, ITF has become an independent and international recognized organization.
Currently, ITF is under the presidency of Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, son of our founder. Leading by president Choi’s, the development of ITF has been maturing ever since. Seminars and different training courses hosting in different countries promote the traditional Taekwon-Do to the world. Moreover, the international competitions held in different countries creating an opportunity for practitioners to share their technique and knowledge. Furthermore, it also provides a platform for cultural exchange and to promoting love and peace throughout the world of Taekwon-Do.
ITF(including general information and patterns)
The following are a ITF color belt and black belt patterns information
色帶套拳 Color belt Patterns
CHON- JI means
The legendary founder of Korea in the year of 2333 B.C
The pseudonym of the patriot Ahn Chang-Ho (1876-1938) who devoted himself to furthering the education of Korea and its independence movement.
The noted monk who introduced Buddhism to the Silla Dynasty in the year of 686 A.D.
The pseudonym of a great philosopher and scholar Yil (1536-1584) nicknamed the “Confucius of Korea”.
The patriot Ahn Joong-Gun who assassinated Hiro-Bumi Ito, the first Japanese governor-general of Korea. The 32 movements represent Mr. Ahn’s age.
The pen name of the noted scholar Yi Hwang (16th century), an authority on neo-Confucianism.
The Hwa-Rang youth group which originated in the Silla Dynasty in the early 7th century.
The great Admiral Yi Soon-Sin of the Yi Dynasty.
黑帶套拳 Black belt Patterns
The famous Gwang-Gae-Toh-Wang, the 19th King of the Koguryo Dynasty.
The pseudonym of a loyal subject and famous poet Chong Mong-Chu (1400) .
A great general in the Baek Je Dynasty (660 A.D.)
The pseudonym of Son Byong Hi, leader of the Korean independence movement on 1 March 1919.
The pseudonym given to the General Kim Duk Ryang who lived during the Yi Dynasty, 14th century.
Pseudonym of the patriot Cho Man Shik, who dedicated his life to the Korean Independence Movement and to the education of his people.
* (Formerly known as “Ju Che”. which was originally created by General Choi Hong Hi as 「Kodang」. It was announced by ITF in June 2008 to revert its name to the original so as to remain independent and true to the teachings of General Choi.)
The historical date of the independence movement of Korea on 1 March 1919.
General Kim Yoo Sin, a commanding general during the Silla Dynasty.
General Choi Yong, Premier & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces during the 14th century Koryo Dynasty.
A famour general during the Kogurgo Dynasty, Yon Gae Somoon.
General Ul-Ji Moon Dok who successfully defended Korea against a Tang’s invasion force in 612 A.D.
The 30th king of the Silla Dynasty.
The pseudonym of the great monk Choi Hyong Ung (1520-1604) during the Yi Dynasty.
The greatest Korean king, Se-Jong, who invented the Korean alphabet in 1443.
The resolution of the unification of Korea which has been divided since 1945.
ITF色帶及黑帶資料：(ITF color belt & black belt information)
ITF color belt is divided into 10 kup: white, yellow stripe, yellow, green stripe, green, blue stripe, blue, red stripe, red, black stripe
ITF Black Belt is divided into 9 Degree: First Degree, Second Degree and so on
Black belt: 13 years old or more, less than 13 years old (Children black belt)
I段 -> II段最少要18個月 II -> III , III -> IV , IV -> V 如此類推，跟段年資
I -> II at least 18 months, II -> III , III -> IV , IV -> V and so on, with the length of paragraphs
IV Degree may test the white belt to I Degree
V Degree may test the white belt to II Degree
VI Degree may test the white belt to III Degree
VII Degree may test the whit belt to IV ,V Degree and may be designated areas ITF-HQS Technical Executive examiners
VIII Degree may test the whit belt to VI Degree and may be designated areas ITF-HQS Technical Executive examiners
投考7、8、9段需要經Master Promotion Committee審核，以及其基本跆拳道年資和跆拳道貢獻
Paragraphs 7,8,9 candidates need to audit by the Master Promotion Committee, As well as years of service and contribution to Taekwondo
ITF黑帶的稱號(ITF Black belt title)
I 至 III 段：副師範 (Boo-Sabum)
I to III degree：Mr./Sir or Miss/Madam
IV 至 VI 段: 師範 (Sabum)
IV to VI degree : Mr./Sir or Miss/Madam
VII 至 VIII 段：師賢 (Sahyun)
VII to VIII degree：Master
IX 段：師聖 (Sasung)
ITF道袍區別(The difference between ITF uniform)
white to red-black belt : all white gowns
I to III Degree : Black stripes outlined at the bottom of the clothes
IV Degree or more: Black stripes on the shoulder to the sleeves, black stripes outlined at the bottom of the clothes and black stripes on both sides of the pants.
註：ITF段帶均以羅馬數字俱份，例：I II III IV V 如此類推
ITF degree are indicated with Roman numerals,for example: I II III IV V and so on.