ITF World Championships

ITF World Championships 2025

The International Taekwon-Do Federation has just announced that the next ITF World Championships will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 23rd – 28th July, 2025

More information will be made available when it is released.


Australian Team Selection / Nomination

As per ITF Rules, the INO is charged with the co-ordination and management of the national team.

Selection trials for the Australian team will be held early 2025 – date and venue TBC.

National Team members must be actively training members of INO affiliated schools, who have a recent and active record in domestic INO events. 

Affiliations to the INO (United ITF Taekwondo Australia Inc. INO#23) are now open for new and renewing schools.

Affiliate to the ITF National Body


2023 Report (Seoul, Korea)

Congratulations to all competitors from across the globe who took part in the ITF World Games in Seoul, Korea from September 7th – 10th, 2023.


Particular congratulations to all members of the Australian Team who represented the National Team.

The team performed above all expectations, with a largely fresh batch of International participants, we were able to take home a collection of medals in a fairly strong field of participants.

  • 3 x Gold Medals
  • 5 x Silver Medals
  • 2 x Bronze Medals

 Australia team results:-

  • Eli Oliver
    • Gold – U14 male sparring colour belt
    • Silver – U14 patterns 9th-5th gup
  • Vincent Lenton
    • Gold – 10-11yrs sparing colour belt
  • Jordan Want
    • Gold – adult male hyper weight sparring
  • Cath page
    • Silver – senior ladies black belt sparring heavy weight
    • Silver – senior ladies 1st degree patterns
  • Phil Zdybel
    • Silver – veteran male hyper weight sparring
    • Bronze – veteran male 5th degree pattern
  • Archer Woller
    • Silver – adult male hyper weight black belt sparring
  • Sam Wilson
    • Bronze – adult male 5th degree pattern

Congratulations also to Simon Aliendi and Chris Streets who both put in a great effort narrowly missing out on placing in their sparring events.  Also a smashing effort from Simon making it into the top 5 during elimination rounds in adult male power breaking, and Grace Ellis for giving her best in Women’s Power Breaking. 

What a great effort with almost 40 entries in that event!

Thank you to all the coaches for being ringside for our competitors, Head Coach Michael Omay, Simon Aliendi, Robert Wuttke and Cath Page.

A special thanks to Umpires from Australia Master Neil Cliff and Katrina Cubitt.

The National Body would like to thank represented clubs – Titan Martial Arts, Choong Moo Taekwon-Do, Geelong Taekwon-Do, Adelaide Taekwon-Do ITF, Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do

We encourage our other schools to jump on board, on our next International event, whether it be a World Champs, Continental champs or International Invitation event that we support.

For those ITF styled schools, looking to join the National Organization, and give their students opportunities to represent Australian ITF at International events, contact us.

Master Michael Muleta

President, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia inc.



ITF World Championships

ITF World Championships

2022 ITF World Championships – Amsterdam

The 2022 ITF World Championships was held in Netherlands from July 26th to July 31st, 2022.

As a result of the ongoing nature of COVID-19 restrictions on travel, and it’s health impacts around the World,  the date was amended from 2021 to 2022.







Australia Strike Gold – Read the article

Full results coming soon

Past Results

2018 ITF World Championships

2018 World Championships

The 2018 ITF World Championships was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 31st – August 5th, 2018.

Special Congratulations, of course, goes to our Aussie medal winners

  • Lindy Crouch (2 x Gold Medals)
  • Jodi Stanton (2 x Silver Medals)
  • Lee Hermansson (1 x Silver Medal)
  • Sasha Robertson (1 x Bronze Medal)
  • Jackson Riordan (1 x Bronze Medal)

Well done to the coaches Phill Zdybel, Bronnie Keating and Rob Riordan. Your hard work and encouragement in preparing the athletes for their bouts was fantastic.

Read all about the Aussie Team’s performance

Catch all the action in our photo gallery

2016 ITF World Championships

ITF World Championships

Well a huge week of International competition has come to an end at the ITF World Championships with an amazing performance from the Aussie Team.

Over 1000 competitors across both events, and almost 50 countries, the standard atmosphere and organization was great.

Results are now online:

Individual Results

Team Results


Check out our : photo gallery


Video Highlights

Day 1 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

Message from the National President

I would like to take the opportunity to formally acknowledge and congratulate the efforts of all people involved in the success of the Australian Team at the 2016 ITF World Championships this past week.

From the coaches, assistants, supporters and of course to the mighty competitors themselves, both the young and those still in their prime, I can tell you nobody is prouder of the way your performed, and more importantly conducted yourselves, than myself.

Officially with over 80 World Championship medals, it doubled the previous best ever performance by Aussies at an ITF World championships.

Not only did it put beyond doubt our standing as Australia’s premiere ITF Organization, but also makes us a serious player on the World stage.

This performance and continued rise in Australia’s standing is not just the result of the work done this week, or the past few months……but over the past few years and over a decade since the formation of United ITF Australia.

The many seminars taught by our leaders to raise the technical competence of our instructors so that it could filter down to the students, the results take time to show……but now we are seeing consistency and an upward curve with every campaign.
The many quality events that we run, and try to attract the best quality competition in order for our own members to develop.
The many battles that have been fought at an organizational level to protect our organization from those who try to dismantle it, often from the inside or above … plays an important part in solidifying us.

As cliche’d as it sounds, there is strength in Unity, hence I chose the name when I formed United ITF back in the late 1990’s. It is as true today as it was then.
Be together, work together, perform together……..and now celebrate our success together.

Remember there was only one team representing Australia this week – United ITF Australia. Love your club – defend your country.

Australia is no longer coming……….Australia is here !!!

For those who didn’t medal, understand that you are just as much an important part of this success, and I encourage you to share it with as much pride and enthusiasm as those who will be returning with a medal.

Thank you to the families of our juniors who sacrificed not only the time and effort, but also significant financial cost to make it possible for your child to be a part of this. The experience will stay with them for ever and I hope you saw great return on your investment.

Michael Muleta
United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia