2018 ITF 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.
Catch all the action in our photo gallery
The next ITF World Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia in 2020.
As per ITF Rules, the INO is charged with co-ordination and management of the national team, from selection trials to team registration, including apparel. From a coaching point of view, we naturally invite coaches from all representative parties.
We will make further announcements regarding squad formation, development camps, coaching and selection trials at the appropriate time.
Affiliations to the INO for 2018 are now open for new and renewing schools.
2016 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:
Check out our : photo gallery
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 …..it 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.
United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia