ITF Taekwondo

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 ITF Taekwondo, or International Taekwon-Do Federation Taekwondo, is a Korean martial art founded by General Choi Hong Hi in 1966. The ITF was established as an alternative to the Kukkiwon-style Taekwondo, also known as WT Taekwondo, and has since become one of the most widely practiced forms of Taekwondo in the world.

ITF Taekwondo focuses on the development of physical and mental strength, as well as self-defense techniques. The martial art emphasizes the use of powerful and fast kicks, as well as hand strikes, blocks, and stances. Training also includes patterns (forms), sparring, self-defense techniques, and breaking.

The ITF Taekwondo curriculum consists of several components, including basic techniques, patterns, sparring, self-defense, and breaking. Students progress through a series of color belt levels, from white belt to black belt, as they develop their skills and knowledge of the art. Black belt ranks are divided into ten degrees, or dans, with the highest degree being the 10th dan.

ITF Taekwondo is known for its emphasis on powerful and precise techniques, as well as its focus on traditional values such as courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit. It also incorporates the tenets of Taekwondo, which include courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.

Competitions in ITF Taekwondo can include patterns, sparring, and special techniques, with events for both individual and team performances. These competitions are often organized at regional, national, and international levels, providing practitioners with opportunities to test their skills and demonstrate their proficiency in the art.

The ITF is also responsible for overseeing the development and standardization of Taekwondo techniques, training programs, and rules. The organization aims to promote the art of Taekwondo and uphold its traditional values, while also ensuring the safety and well-being of its practitioners.