WTF fighter vs ITF Fighter under WTF rules

8:17:00 AM Tkd kwan 2 Comments

From the Ukrainian Taekwondo championships, We came across this video of a fight between a WTF fighter and an ITF fighter under the WTF kyorugi rules.

Both fighters are good and they needed all the rounds to declare the winner, which was the ITF fighter.
We are not sure if the Ukrainian union allowed the ITF schools to join the national championships or the ITF athlete also belongs to a WTF Taekwondo school.
ITF kept its traditional style since its birth and the fights looks in Shotokan Karate, they are wearing gloves and no chest protectors as in WTF kyorugi.
In few last meetings between WTF and ITF leaders they discussed huge topics including the unification, which is like a mission impossible, they also talked about allowing ITF athletes to compete in WTF championships, unfortunately nothing of that happened.

We just hope the future will bring good news about making Taekwondo  as one martial art. It is not easy at all but we are free to dream, so lets dream about a bright future :)
Now lets watch this fight.