Canadian Taekwondo Federation International

Affiliated with the International Taekwondo Federation

Master Laquerre’s Seminar at Hiltz Taekwon-Do

October 18th, 2014

On Saturday September 27th, Master Pierre LaquerreIMG_5509  conducted a Pattern seminar at the Hiltz Taekwon-Do Club
in the Sackville, Nova Scotia location.

IMG_5354There were 2 three hour seminars that were attended by almost 100 students ranging from White Belt to 6th Dan Black Belt.All who attended enjoyed the seminars immensely and gave lots of positive feedback.


Mr. Hiltz thanks all who attended the seminars. We look forward to Master Laquerre’s next visit and a warm thanks from us all.

Hiltz Taekwon-Do

An Inspirational Black Belt – 77 Years Young

October 18th, 2014

Hiltz Taekwon-Do is proud to announce that Mr. Jack Carter, atimage the age of 77 years, successfully completed his grading of 1st Degree Black Belt on April 11, 2014. Joining Taekwon-Do with his grandson in April, 2007, Jack trained 7 dedicated years to achieve this goal.


Throughout the years he has become a great role model to everyone he has encountered. Jack also competed in several tournaments along the way and defeated men half his age in sparring matches.


Born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia, he graduated from St. Mary’s University. He played and coached several hockey teams and served for 12 years as an  on-ice imageofficial. He retired from MTT(Bell Aliant) in 1995 after 30 years service, and was past President of the Halifax Jr.Chamber of Commerce and N.S. District President. He also served on the Board of Review of Assigned Risks for N.S. Despite all these incredible achievements and years of involvement in his community, he claims joining Taekwon-Do has been one of the most beneficial and rewarding experiences of all.

Congratulations, Mr. Carter!

Sincerely, Mr. Hiltz, Hiltz Taekwon-Do, and the CTFI

Seeding Points Update

October 9th, 2014

An updated list of CTFI seeding points is now available here, which is a reflection of the following events:

  • 2014 Easterns
  • 2014 Westerns
  • 2013 Nationals (Quebec)
  • 2013 Easterns
  • 2013 Westerns
  • 2012 PanAms
  • 2011 Nationals (Calgary)

Please note there are 2 separate tabs, and a description of each tab is explained on the Tournament Standings page, where the link is embedded.

CTFI News – IIC Committee

October 9th, 2014

The CTFI is proud to report that Master Pierre Laquerre 8th Degree and Master Clint Norman 8th Degree have been selected by Grand Master Marano, the ITF Technical Director Chairman to be part of the ITF Technical team that will travel Internationally to conduct International Instructors Courses.





Both Masters have been training in Taekwon-Do for over 40 years. Master Laquerre is the current  Canadian Technical Director and Master Norman is the current President of the CTFI.

Both Masters are looking forward to working with the IIC committee.



CTFI Office

Important Notice Regarding New ITF Rules & Junior Division Age

September 23rd, 2014

Dear Masters and Instructors,

There has been a change to the ITF Rules which was approved at the ITF congress in Montego Bay.

Please see below the message from Master Ferrando, on behalf of the ITF:

“Dear Members,

This is to inform you that at the World Championship to be held in Jesolo,  Italy on May 27-31, 2015 competitors born in the year 1997 are considered Juniors as approved in the ITF Congress held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on August 2014. Therefore they must be inserted at the online World Championships website as Juniors with no exception.

Junior competitors must be 14 years old at the beginning of the Championship.

The official invitation letter with all other information as well as the WC 2015 website  concerning the World Championship 2015 shall be released soon.”

Yours in Taekwon-do
Master Juan Ferrando
ITF Secretary General

This means that any competitor who turned 18 before the date of the World Championships (between January 1, 2015 – May 27th, 2015) no longer have to compete up as a senior. They now still qualify as a Junior, as the cut off year is and includes 1997.

The CTFI Team Manual has been updated to reflect this rule.  Also, the details for age qualification to “compete up” at CTFI events have been updated.  Please go to the CTFI web site, under Downloads and Resources and review page 15 and 16 of the Team Manual.

Please be sure to pass this information to all of your students, as it could change their category.


Register NOW!! 2014 Canadian Nationals – November 7 & 8 in Regina, SK (Deadline October 15th)

September 17th, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Canadian National Championships, which are to be held in Regina, SK on November 7 & 8th, 2014.  Please notice along the homepage of this (CTFI) website, there is a section for “Nationals”. Here you can navigate for information on the rules, accommodations, registration, etc. You may also click on the following links to direct you to the same pages.

Welcome! – Information Page (includes downloadable information packages)
Registration Page – DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15th, 11pm Pacific Time.
Rules and Regulations
Accommodations Page

This year, there will also be “Grand Champion” Matches for black belt divisions.  This adds a bit more competition and experience, and more importantly – FUN! Trophies will be awarded to the Grand Champion Winners for the following divisions:

  • Junior female 1st to 3rd degree patterns
  • Junior male 1st to 3rd  degree patterns
  • Senior female 1st and 2nd degree patterns
  • Senior female 3rd  to 6th degree a patterns
  • Senior male 1st and 2nd degree patterns
  • Senior male 3rd to 6th degree patterns
  •  Junior female Micro – Light – Middle weight sparring
  • Junior female Light Heavy – Heavy – Hyper weight sparring
  • Junior male Micro – Light – Middle weight sparring
  • Junior male Light Heavy – Heavy – Hyper weight sparring
  • Senior female Micro – Light – Middle weight sparring
  • Senior female Light Heavy – Heavy – Hyper weight sparring
  • Senior Male Micro – Light – Middle weight sparring
  • Senior Male Light Heavy – Heavy – Hyper weight sparring

We look forward to seeing everyone in November!

CTFI Board Announces Coaches and Team Manager for Italy 2015

August 13th, 2014

The CTFI selection committee is pleased to announce the head coaches, assistant coaches and team manager for the 2015 World Championships in Italy. The coaching staff will be led by head coaches Mr. Nicolas Tran and Ms. Chelsea Stone, who will be joined by assistant coaches Mr. Ken MacKenzie and Mrs. Brandi Merritt-Miyanaga. Two more assistant coaches will be chosen at the 2014 National Championships in Regina on November 7th & 8th.  For the position of team manager, the CTFI selection committee has chosen Ms. Valerie Gingras-Precourt to work with the coaching staff to help provide the utmost support for our athletes representing Team Canada.


CTFI Board of Directors & selection committee


ITF Executives to Participate in 1st TAFISA World Martial Arts Games

August 5th, 2014

The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA is hosting their first ever World Martial Arts Games in Richmond BC September 5-7, 2014.  ITF is a member of TAFISA and is hosting an information booth and demonstration team at the Games.  Master Juan Ferrando – ITF Secretary General, and Master Clint Norman – ITF Director and CTFI President, will be in the information booth, talking to potential students and member organizations.

 As the West Coast connection, Mr. Kevin Reinelt is helping to organize both the booth and a large demonstration team with members from several Vancouver area dojangs to show off the best that ITF Taekwon-Do has to offer.  The demonstration takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday Sept. 4, 2014 to help kick off the Games.  Featuring colour bets and black belts of all ages, the team will be showing off some of our exciting competition events as well as some training techniques.

If you are in the Vancouver area around Sept. 4-7/14, come on down to check it out and cheer for our team!

For more information on the event go to:

Or, contact Mr. Reinelt by email or at 604-944-5425.

CTFI Team Coach, CTFI Team Manager Applications for the 2015 World Championships

July 10th, 2014

The CTFI would like to invite applicants to apply for the position of Head Coach and Team Manager for the upcoming 2015 World Championships in Jesolo, Italy.

To apply for either position, you must submit the application form no later than July 28th, at 12 noon (Central Time).  Applicants should be aware that the CTFI will provide funds to cover travel and accommodation costs for the week of the World Championships.

Prior to applying for a position applicants must become familiar with the Coach and Team Manager job descriptions found in the CTFI team manual as well as the recently approved 2015 CTFI World Championship Strategic timeline and the CTFI Ethics of Conduct document. All of these files can be found on the resources and downloads page.

CTFI Head Coach applications can be submitted either of two ways:

CTFI team manager applications can be submitted:

Please note the successful applicants can not participate at the World Championship as a competitor.

Applications must be received no later than Monday, July 28 at 12 noon (Central Time)  All applicants will be informed if they are successful or not by Sunday, August 9 and the positions will be announced on the CTFI website by Friday, August 15.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,

Master Clint Norman CTFI President on behalf of the CFTI Board of Directors