Edition 82 of Totally Tae Kwon Do is out, with our very own Secretary General, Ms. Jade Hwang on the Cover!

Totally TaeKwonDo | Edition 82

This edition not only covers Ms. Hwang, Mr Albert Labossiere also covers the Unified ITF Masters Summit recently held in Scottsdale, Arizona.  If you're not already subscribed to the Magazine, you can collect your online copy by heading to http://www.totallytkd.com/. Totally Tae Kwon Do is also on Facebook!

2015 Summer Camp - A History of Excellence

2015 Summer Camp2015 will mark the 44th year of Grand Master Hwang's Taekwon-Do Summer Camp. Summer Camp has been designed by Grand Master Hwang to promote traditional Taekwon-Do techniques as created by General Choi Hong Hi and unify practioners from across the globe. What began as a small group of students and instructors training together has now grown into an internationally attended event.

 

Instructors and students have the rare opportunity to train together, learn from each other and share a common passion. Participants receive over 8 hours of training each day from a variety of world class Taekwon-Do practitioners. Students and instructors of all ages and ranks return year after year to improve quality of technique, learn new training methods and make friendships to last a life time

 

Camp Brochure and Camp FAQ

Online Registration coming shortly...

 

Unified ITF Black Belt Class

Save the Date

Hold the Date, Saturday May 30th, 2015 at Healthtrax!  Continuing on from the success of the last Class, GM Hwang and associated Seniors will indeed come together again for another epic day of insight. 

 

Don't miss this opportunity!

Taekwon-Do Turned 60!

Save the Date

The Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation, headed by Grand Master Hwang, Kwang Sung, K-9-1, honoured Taekwon-Do’s 60th anniversary by holding a three day event in Enfield, Connecticut, USA on the April 11th weekend.  The well attended event drew past and present ITF, KATU and UITF members from the continental USA, Puerto Rico and Canada and provided opportunities and purpose far beyond simply observing a significant moment in time.

 

Click the heading below to see the Weekend in review.

Living Legacy | Weekend in Review

Celebrate with us!

Taekwon-Do turns 60

Save the Date

The Unified ITF will be hosting a seminar and banquet on April 10-12 in celebration of the creation of Taekwon-Do. Included in the festivities will be Taekwon-Do history and personal memories from GM Hwang, technical seminar, advanced tuls, sparring and self defense. We will also be presenting the "Legacy Award" in recognition of preserving the art of Taekwon-Do.

Download Program Here

 

Celebrate 60 years of Taekwon-Do with the Unified ITF and Grand Master Hwang! A weekend of reflection, training and honoring the art of self defense. Click here to download the details

2nd Unified ITF Open World Championships

2015 UITF Open World ChampionshipsThank you all for your patience while we finalize the details of the Unified ITF World Championships in London, England from July 10-12, 2015.  We are expecting participation from over 30 countries and are looking forward to a wonderful event.  The official website is: www.taekwondoworldchampionships2015.info  

 

More information will be added to the website as it becomes available including, registered countries and notable competitor profiles

 

Rules can be downloaded in PDF form from:

http://unified-itf.com/images/2nd_UITF_WC_Tournament_Rules_v2.pdf

Dust off your uniform

Free black belt class

Black Belt Class

Haven't trained in a while?  Need to brush up?  Want to train with other black belts?
The UITF will be having a free black belt class on March 15, 2015 at 10:30am.  Sometimes black belts neglect their own training because they are busy teaching and helping others.  This class is an opportunity to focus on yourself.  Appropriate for all black belts even if you haven't trained in a while. 

 

A perfect reason to get back into Taekwon-Do!  Contact Us to RSVP.

 

Living Legacy | Weekend In Review

Societies flourish by passing on accumulated knowledge to successive generations and by holding great works as inspirational beacons.  The legacy of previous generations thereby become the foundation upon which the future is built and stands.  With any measure of serious scrutiny one realizes that Taekwon-Do qualifies as a great work worthy of celebration and of preservation. Therefore, it is fitting that on April 11th, 2015 ITF Taekwon-Do practitioners throughout the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of Taekwon-Do and the legacy of General Choi's life work.

The Unified International Taekwon-Do Federation, which is headed by Grand Master Hwang, Kwang Sung, K-9-1, honoured Taekwon-Do’s 60th anniversary by holding a three day event in Enfield, Connecticut, USA on the April 11th weekend.  The well attended event drew past and present ITF, KATU and UITF members from the continental USA, Puerto Rico and Canada and provided opportunities and purpose far beyond simply observing a significant moment in time.

Grand Master Hwang, a number of masters and a significant contingent of senior instructors provided the event’s attendees with many wonderful training opportunities.  The high caliber and the abundance of training options, as well as the friendly atmosphere, fostered learning, facilitated forging new friendships and rekindling old acquaintances.  As a result, many in attendance were inspired to either resume or to refocus their training. That in itself would qualify the event as a success, given that General Choi’s life was dedicated to the proliferation of Taekwon-Do.

The April 11th activities culminated with a dinner and Legacy Celebration.  The evening’s social program included acknowledgments of members whose endeavours have embraced General Choi’s legacy though their pursuit of Taekwon-Do excellence.  The members, coaches, managers and medal winners from eight ITF world championship teams, between 1992 and 2003, were recognized for their contributions and achievements.  Particular note was made of the 1996 USA Junior Team who were presented with the UITF Legacy Award. Over the years, Grand Master Hwang fulfilled a variety of roles in the ITF.  Since General Choi’s passing in 2002, Grand Master Hwang has vigorously dedicated himself to carrying on General Choi’s legacy by fostering a unifying culture and by relentlessly teaching Taekwon-Do precisely as General Choi developed it.  Moreover, Grand Master Hwang’s humility, generosity and selfless dedication to Taekwon-Do and its practitioners, regardless of their rank or Taekwon-Do lineage, has gained the respect of thousands of followers.  At the culmination of the Legacy Celebration dinner Grand Master Hwang was awarded a commendation, on the behalf of all UITF black belts of the world, to acknowledge that he is a driving force that carries forth General Choi’s legacy, and to express appreciation of his lifelong dedication to his students.  Also, in recognition of Grand Master Hwang’s close association with General Choi, Mr. Ray Shugart presented Grand Master Hwang with a beautiful drawing he recently made of General Choi.

The UITF the 60th anniversary  celebration  began  as  a  way  to  honour  the  birthdate  of Taekwon-Do but it ultimately exceeded its noble intent.  The training caliber, the civility and the  camaraderie  that  pervaded  the  event  was  an  unequivocal  testimony  that,  thanks  to Grand Master Hwang and his followers, the UITF is a place where General Choi’s legacy lives!

 

Independent Institute of Taekwon-Do presents GM Hwang Kwang Sung

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