Everest Open International Championships

Everest Open International Championships

Everest Open International Championships

Dear all Taekwondo Members, Taekwon-Do ITF Nepal is proudly invites you and your students to take part in the ITF-Sanctioned “Taekwon-Do Technical Seminar by Master Michael Muleta” & “4th Everest Open International Taekwondo Championship” (24th- 25thFeb,2024).

Both events are for all members of the Taekwon-Do family, regardless of affiliation, age, rank or Nationality.

For more information, or to register Contact:

Master Laxman Basnet

kavreitf@mail.com.np

info@itfnepal.com.np

All ages, all ranks are welcome to attend.

Thank you
Yours in Taekwondo
President
Master Laxman Basnet

 

EVEREST OPEN INTERNATIONAL – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Organizer:
Taekwondo ITF Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
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Email: kavreitf@mail.com.np
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Kathmandu Weather:
The Average temperature for February L: 5 H: 21
Visa Information for entry to Nepal and Visa Fees
https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/visa-on-arrival
Only 12 countries need visa and rest of country can get on arrival visa at airport, if you need any help for visa please contact organizer.

Everest Open International – Schedule of Events:

February 23th Friday:

Arrival & Registration

February 24th Saturday:

7.00am-8.00am – Breakfast

9:00am– Taekwondo technical workshop
12.00pm -13.00pm Lunch break
13.00pm – 16.00pm Taekwondo technical workshop
16.00pm – Tea Break
17.00pm weight in and draw for open championship
19.00pm Dinner

February 25th Sunday

7.00am-8.00am – Breakfast
8.00am – official and coaches meeting
8.30am –Championship Start
13.00pm -14.00pm – Lunch Break.
14.00pm – 15.30pm championship continue
16.00pm -Medal Ceremony and closing ceremony
19.00pm Dinner/party

February 26th Monday
7.00am – 8.00am Breakfast, site seen and departure

If anyone wants to visit city tour or out of Kathmandu or tracking we will arrange it. It will cost extra. For details pleases contact us

Tammy Todd Vale

Tammy Todd Vale

On behalf of the Executive and members of United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia, and the International Taekwon-Do Federation under Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa, we extend our deepest sympathies to Kye & Dave Todd, on the passing of their beloved Mother & Wife, Tammy.

Those who knew Tammy will recall fondly her passion for Taekwon-Do, her incredible support of her son Kye and the Australian Team on many International and Domestic events, whether as a supporter or photographer.

She worked tirelessly and diligently for the Azure Taekwon-Do club in Mount Gambier and Millicent.

The Todd family have had a close association with the ITF National Organization, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia, for over 2 decades, with Kye a regular and outstanding National Team Athlete at ITF World Championships, and multiple National & State champion.

Tammy will be sadly missed by all who came in contact with her, and we thank her for her loyalty, support and friendship over many years.

I fondly recall many conversations with Tammy about Taekwon-Do, and life in general. As one would expect, she was super proud of her son’s achievements and more so the character and humility he displayed.

May she rest in eternal peace, free from pain.

Michael Muleta, President, United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia

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Join ITF for 2024

Join ITF for 2024

ITF Taekwon-Do

Join ITF to ensure your school is an official member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation.

This can easily be done via affiliation to your country’s National Organization.

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Join ITF in Australia by affiliating to United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia Inc, Australia’s largest and most successful ITF National Organization since 2002

Celebrating over 20 years of Unity, Stability & Success

Affiliation to United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia gives you:

  • Access to Official ITF Degree certification and membership for instructors and students
  • Affiliation to United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia , the Official National Organization for ITF
  • Discounted rates for state and national events (tournaments, seminars, camps)
  • Opportunity to Officially represent Australia at ITF World Championships / ITF World Cup events.
  • Be part of the ITF led by Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa, the only son of  TKD Founder, General Choi Hong Hi
  • Be a part of a successful, transparent and democratic Organizations, where all schools have a voice.
  • Be part of an Organization that operates as a registered non-profit organization, not a private business.
  • Join the leaders in ITF in Australia since 2002, under the Presidency of Master Michael Muleta.

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Unfortunately in this country, and globally, there are numerous schools and associations who incorporate the ITF acronym into their name, to mislead members into thinking they are linked to the ITF.

Black Belt Degree certification is often designed to look almost identical to the genuine ITF certificate.

Whilst all of these organizations may perform similar techniques to the ITF, and use the name of the ITF, it does not mean they are members of the ITF.

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Korean Martial Arts – a brief history

Korean Martial Arts – a brief history

Korean Martial Arts

The history of Korean martial arts, often referred to as “Muye” or “Muyedobotongji,” is rich and diverse, with a lineage that dates back thousands of years. They have been influenced by various factors, including indigenous Korean fighting systems, Chinese martial arts, Japanese martial arts, and more.

Here’s an overview of the history of Korean martial arts:

  1. Ancient Korea:
    • Korea has a long history of indigenous martial arts, some of which were documented in ancient texts such as the “Samguk Sagi” and “Samguk Yusa.” These texts mention the use of martial arts in battles and competitions as far back as the Three Kingdoms period (57 BC – 668 AD).
  2. Influence from China:
    • During the Three Kingdoms period, Korean warriors were exposed to Chinese martial arts techniques through cultural exchanges and conflicts with Chinese forces.
  3. Silla Dynasty:
    • The Silla Kingdom (57 BC – 935 AD) is known for developing a unique martial art called “Hwa Rang Do.” The Hwa Rang were an elite group of young warriors who trained in various combat skills, ethics, and philosophy.
  4. Goryeo Dynasty:
    • The Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) saw further development of Korean martial arts. The “Muyejebo,” an illustrated manual, documented various martial techniques, weapons, and training methods during this period.
  5. Joseon Dynasty:
    • The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) contributed significantly to the codification and organization of martial arts. The “Muyejebo Beonyeok” (1599) and “Muyedobotongji” (1790) are important texts that outlined the various martial techniques of the time.
  6. Japanese Occupation:
    • During the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945), many aspects of Korean culture, including martial arts, were suppressed. Some Korean martial arts masters continued to practice in secret.
  7. Post-World War II:
    • After World War II and the liberation of Korea from Japanese rule, martial arts experienced a revival. Various martial arts schools and organizations were established. Taekwondo, a Korean martial art known for its high kicks and dynamic movements, was officially recognized in 1955.
  8. International Recognition:
  9. Other Korean Martial Arts:
    • Besides Taekwondo, there are many other Korean martial arts with distinct styles and techniques. Some of these include Hapkido, Tang Soo Do, Kuk Sool Won, and more.
  10. Modern Developments:
    • In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in traditional Korean martial arts and their historical roots. Efforts to preserve and promote these arts continue.

Korean martial arts are diverse, encompassing striking techniques, grappling, self-defense, and traditional weapon forms. They emphasize not only physical prowess but also mental discipline and moral values.

Their history reflects the nation’s cultural heritage and its enduring commitment to preserving these ancient traditions.

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What are some of the characteristics of the different martial arts of Korea ?

  1. Taekwondo:
    • Kicks: Taekwondo is renowned for its high, fast, and powerful kicks, including the roundhouse/turning kick, sidekick, and axe/downward kick.
    • Emphasis on speed and agility: Taekwondo practitioners focus on quick and precise movements.
    • Forms or Patterns (Poomsae / Tul): Practitioners learn a series of choreographed movements to develop technique and discipline.
    • Competitive Sparring: Taekwondo features Olympic-style sparring (WT), with points awarded for controlled and accurate kicks or Traditional type sparring (ITF) which also features more emphasis on hand techniques as well as kicks.
  2. Hapkido:
    • Joint locks and throws: Hapkido places a strong emphasis on joint manipulation, throws, and locks for self-defense.
    • Circular motions: Techniques often use circular movements to redirect an opponent’s force.
    • Pressure points: Hapkido practitioners may target specific pressure points for incapacitation.
    • Practical self-defense: Hapkido is known for its practical and versatile self-defense applications.
  3. Tang Soo Do:
    • Hand and foot techniques: Tang Soo Do incorporates both hand and foot techniques, often focusing on powerful strikes.
    • Forms (Hyung): Forms help develop discipline, balance, and technique.
    • Traditional uniforms: Practitioners wear doboks with specific belt colors to denote rank.
    • Focus on discipline and respect: Tang Soo Do emphasizes the mental and spiritual aspects of martial arts.
  4. Kuk Sool Won:
    • Comprehensive system: Kuk Sool Won encompasses a wide range of techniques, including strikes, joint locks, throws, and weapons.
    • Forms (Hyung): Practitioners learn forms that include various techniques and combinations.
    • Weapons training: Kuk Sool Won includes training with traditional Korean weapons like the staff, sword, and fan.
    • Healing techniques: It incorporates traditional Korean healing methods and acupressure.
  5. Gumdo (Kumdo):
    • Swordsmanship: Gumdo focuses on the use of the Korean sword, known as the “katana.”
    • Forms (Hyung): Practitioners learn various forms that simulate combat scenarios with the sword.
    • Cutting practice: Students often practice precision cutting with a sharp blade on bamboo or straw targets.
    • Emphasis on discipline and etiquette: Gumdo places importance on the mental aspects of martial arts.
  6. Sunmudo:
    • Meditation and breathing: Sunmudo combines martial arts with meditation and deep breathing exercises for physical and mental well-being.
    • Circular movements: Techniques involve circular motions and flowing forms.
    • Stress relief and relaxation: Sunmudo aims to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
    • Minimal contact sparring: Sunmudo typically avoids heavy sparring, focusing more on meditation and energy cultivation.

These are just a few examples of Korean martial arts, each with its own unique characteristics, techniques, and philosophies. Additionally, there are many more traditional and modern variations within the Korean martial arts spectrum.

Happy 68th Anniversary Taekwondo

Happy 68th Anniversary Taekwondo

Happy 68th AnniversaryOn April 11th, 2023 we celebrate the Happy 68th Anniversary Taekwondo with practitioners from around the World and on social media.

The name Taekwondo is derived from the Korean word “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon” meaning fist and “Do” meaning way of. So, literally Taekwondo means “the way of the foot and fist”.

Whilst various versions of Taekwondo history would have it dating back centuries, the name Taekwondo, however, has only been used since April 11th, 1955.

CHECK OUR TAEKWONDO HISTORY PAGE

It is important to note, this is several years before the formation of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), and even more years before the existence of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

This original TaeKwonDo began as military training tool for actively serving forces, which later became a martial art accessible to the public, and today features a large sports component, as can be evidenced by the many tournaments, including the Olympic Games.

While a combination of politics, nationalism and other factors saw Taekwon-Do split into these 2 major streams decades ago, not to mention the abundance of offshoots and variations that exist today, we should embrace that it is a celebration for us all.

We were fortunate in Australia to have had the opportunity to attend many General Choi Hong Hi seminars, Happy 68th Anniversaryparticularly through the 1990’s, when he was a regular visitor to our shores, and then with the next generation of grandmasters and pioneers, as well as his son own Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa.

Today thousands of instructors carry on the legacy of those original pioneers in all varieties of Taekwondo, whether as a sport or martial art, or a combination of both.

Visit the General Choi Hong Hi seminars page to view some of those seminars, as they are archival in nature, sound and picture quality may vary, we hope you will enjoy them.

Subscribe to our YouTube page to see more seminar clips as we launch them, along with lots of other great items.

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Defending Yourself – What is Allowed ?

Defending Yourself – What is Allowed ?

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When it comes to defending yourself, the laws surrounding self-defense vary depending on the country or state, but in general, self-defense is a legal justification for using force in certain situations.

In most jurisdictions, you are allowed to use reasonable force when defending yourself against an imminent threat of harm or violence.

Sure, you may spend years developing great kicking and striking techniques, with the potential to execute lethal force almost at will, but should you make the wrong decision in the wrong situation, the consequences can be dire for both the attacker and yourself.

The amount of force that is considered reasonable will depend on the specific circumstances of the situation, such as the severity of the threat, the physical size and strength of the individuals involved, and whether there were any other options for avoiding the threat.

In many cases, deadly force may only be used in self-defense if there is an immediate and imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm. Additionally, a person cannot use more force than is necessary to defend themselves or others.

It’s also important to note that self-defense can be used to defend others as well, not just oneself.

It is important to be aware of the laws in your jurisdiction surrounding self-defense and to understand what is and is not permitted in order to act within the boundaries of the law.

Of course, they say the best form of self defense is to not be there at all. Unfortunately, we are sometimes put in a situation which was not brought upon by our own actions, and we find ourselves needing to defend against imminent threat.

Self control is very important in all self defense situations, which is easier said than done, when emotions and adrenalin are running high.

It probably is not a bad idea to be well versed in First Aid, in the event that someone suffers an injury, or you are injured whilst defending yourself.

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Flexibility – Why it’s important and how to develop it

Flexibility – Why it’s important and how to develop it.

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Flexibility offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Improved range of motion: Flexibility training can increase the motion of your joints, allowing you to move more freely and perform daily activities with greater ease.
  2. Reduced risk of injury: Flexible muscles and joints are less prone to injury as they can better withstand sudden movements and unexpected stress.
  3. Improved posture: Poor posture can lead to pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. Flexibility training can improve posture by stretching and lengthening the muscles surrounding the spine and other joints.
  4. Decreased muscle tension: Flexibility training can help to reduce muscle tension and ease muscle soreness, allowing you to recover faster after exercise.
  5. Enhanced athletic performance: Greater flexibility can improve athletic performance by allowing you to move faster, lunge further, and jump higher.
  6. Improved balance and coordination: Better flexibility can increase bodily awareness and control, improving your balance and coordination.
  7. Reduced stress: Stretching and flexibility exercises can help to relax your body and mind, reducing stress levels and promoting overall well-being.

Overall, flexibility training is an essential component of any fitness routine and offers numerous physical and mental health benefits.

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There are various ways to improve flexibility, including:

  1. Stretching: Stretching exercises, such as dynamic stretching and static stretching, can elongate your muscles and help to increase your range of motion.
  2. Yoga: Practicing yoga is an effective way to improve flexibility as it incorporates stretching and can help to increase stability and balance.
  3. Foam Rolling: Foam rolling is a method of self-myofascial release that can help to release muscle tension and increase flexibility.
  4. Pilates: Pilates exercises focus on building core strength and stabilization, which can help to improve flexibility in the spine and other areas of the body.
  5. Warm-up exercises: Doing a warm-up exercise before starting any physical activity can prepare your muscles and joints for the upcoming workout and can prevent injury.
  6. Regular exercise: Engage in regular physical activity, such as light jogging, cycling, or swimming. These exercises encourage blood flow, loosening up the joints and muscles.

It’s worth noting that it’s important to listen to your body and not push too hard as overstretching can cause injury. Gradual and consistent progress is crucial to achieve long-term gains in flexibility.

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Our largely online fitness courses offer a flexible approach to learning, including reading material, instructional and informational videos, interactive practical tasks which are all accessible online, allowing you to study from home, at your own pace.

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ITF Taekwon-Do

ITF – Happy 57th Birthday

ITF – Happy 57th Birthday

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The International Taekwon-Do Federation, ITF,  is the first international taekwondo organization, founded on March 22, 1966, by General Choi Hong Hi, the Founder of Taekwon-D0, in Seoul, South Korea.

The ITF was founded to promote and encourage the growth of the Korean martial art of Taekwon-Do.

ITF General Choi Hong HiGeneral Choi Hong Hi served as the Inaugural President of the ITF from 1966, until his death in 2002.

The main functions of the ITF include coordinating tournaments, conducting technical seminars, setting the technical standards for the teaching of General Choi’s art, working with affiliated member organizations, to oversee promotions in Degree rank and ITF certifications.

In 1965 General Choi, a retired two-star general, was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Korea to lead a goodwill mission to West Germany, Italy, Turkey, United-Arab Republic, Malaysia, and Singapore.

This trip is significant in that for the first time in Korean history,  Taekwon‑Do was declared as the national martial art of Korea.

ITF PlaqueThe international promotion of Taekwon-Do was the basis not only for establishing National Taekwon‑Do Associations in these countries, but also the formation of the International Taekwon‑Do Federation (ITF).

On the 22nd of March, 1966, the International Taekwon‑Do Federation was formed with associations in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, West Germany, the United States, Turkey, Italy, Arab Republic of Egypt and Korea.

In the proceeding years, affiliated National Organizations were set up in many more countries around the World.

In 1971, the South Korean president Park Chung Hee began to use Taekwon-Do as anti-communist political propaganda. General Choi, feeling fiercely against this, went into exile in Canada, and the ITF Headquarters was relocated.

General Choi continued to teach Taekwon-Do throughout the world, and in 1974 he organised the first Taekwon-Do World Championship in Montreal.

The administrative headquarters later relocated again, to Vienna, Austria, where it was for the remainder of General Choi’s lifetime.

See General Choi bio

ITF New Zealand Black Belt grading

New Zealand ITF Black Belt Grading

New Zealand ITF Black Belt Grading

New Zealand ITF gradings

A successful weekend of New Zealand ITF Black Belt gradings and training was conducted by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree Under Secretary of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and President/Technical Director of United ITF Taekwon-Do.

The training and testing events were held in Queenstown, New Zealand and hosted by Kman’s Martial Arts, which is operated by multiple ITF World Champion, Kerry (K’man) McEvoy.

Students were put through a vigorous series of exercises and drills, over the course of 2 days, leading up to the final showcase on Saturday 4th March, at Kman’s Martial Arts centre.

The day consisted of lots of sparring, breaking, patterns, step sparring and demonstrations of skill sets. All performed with much spirit and skill to successful complete the testing process.

The testing panel consisted of Master Michael Muleta, Sabum Kerry McEvoy and special guest Sensei Barry Potter.

Congratulations to our newest New Zealand ITF Black Belts :

  • Diego Hernández, 3rd Degree
  • Marcin Kukialka, 1st Degree
  • Josh Bleakley, 1st Degree

 

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Back on the Mat

Back on the Mat

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We are pleased to announced that we are Back on the Mat after the most disruptive couple of years to our tournament circuit, and boy are we back in style.

The 3rd Global Open Championships is being held over the weekend of Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd, April 2023 at the Caroline Springs Leisure Center, Victoria.

It promises to be one of the biggest and most inclusive week of Taekwon-Do activities held in Australia’s 50+ year history. It all happens in Melbourne, Australia

We already have registrations from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Nepal, with messages of intent from some other countries.

 The event is open for all ages, all ranks and all Taekwon-D0 practitioners.

The Global Open Taekwondo Championships will feature both ITF and WT events

  • Team and Individual Sparring
  • Team and Individual Patterns/Forms
  • Self -Defense demo events.

REGISTER HERE

Official Arnold Classic World Championships replacement event

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The 3rd Global Open Taekwondo Championships will be the only official replacement event for the previously COVID postponed 1st Arnold Classic Taekwon-Do World Championships

All participants who remained ‘in-credit’ from the Arnolds, will enter this event FREE OF CHARGE.. You do not need to fill in a form, simply send us your updated personal details via email (admin@globalfitness.edu.au)……… so let’s all brush off our doboks and get back on the mat for a great weekend of Taekwon-Do action.

We will even be presenting all the trophies and medals we purchased for that event at the Global Open Champs.

REGISTER HERE

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5th ITF Hall of Fame

On the first evening of the Global Open Taekwondo Championships, we will also be holding our 5th ITF Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

Nominate your instructors, outstanding students, peers or anybody you feel warrants nomination to the Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame.

We encourage you to not only attend, but to nominate those you feel have much a great contribution to ITF in this region. (more info: itfhalloffame.com)

Places are limited due to venue size, so be sure to book early.

Register for ITF Hall Of Fame Banquet Here

(early bird prices end Feb 28th)

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Award Nominations Are Now Open

Nomination Categories include:

  • Lifetime Contribution Award
  • International Ambassador Award
  • Outstanding Athlete award
  • Indomitable Spirit Award
  • ITF World Championship Representative Award

Depending on the nominations received, the organizing committee will reserve the right to elevate outstanding nominees to the ‘Legend of Taekwon-Do’ category.

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