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December 23, 2008

The following is a letter from ITF Secretary General, Master Willem Jacob Bos,

Rome, December 17th, 2008

Subject: ITF information letter – 2008/04

Dear Members,

I wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I also would like to ask you to pay attention to the following matters.

1. Applications Forms

I am still receiving wrong application forms.

Therefore once more I ask you kindly to remove all the forms you have backed up and use the ones I send attached.

1. 2009 ITF National Black belt Degree Application Form

2. 2009 ITF National Plaque Certificate Application Form

3. 2009 ITF International Instructor Certificate Application form

4. 2009 ITF International Umpire Application Form

5. 2009 ITF Individual Black Belt Degree Application Form (only for 4th to 8th degree)

Never indicate or use a P.O. BOX address and always indicate a phone number!

2. Photos for ID cards:

I am still receiving photos in a NOT proper way

Photos must be send one at the time in an individual separate file in GIF format

Do not accumulate them in one file!!

3. Payments (the association must pay for the transfer costs)

Payments must be made to the ITF Bank accounts (DO NOT SEND CHEQUES):

International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF

Calle Mercado 3

03501 Benidorm – Alicante


At the following accounts:

Euro Account

Deutsche Bank S.A.E.

IBAN: ES37 0019 0585 3340 1001 7635



US $ Dollar Account

Deutsche Bank S.A.E.

IBAN: ES71 0019 0585 3640 5203 4366


4. Umpire ID card:

The ITF ADM HQ is now ready to issue a new plastic Umpire ID Card therefore any Umpire already in possession of the ITF Umpire “A” or “B” certificate and ID card may send a photo in GIF format to their National or Allied Association informing them about their name, surname, nationality, date of birth and actual ITF “A” and/or “B” Umpire number issued on ….

The National or Allied Association needs to write those applying Umpires at the National Umpire Certificate Application Form and send it to the ITF ADM HQ

5. ITF Country Renewal 2009

Until today (December 17th, 2008) 17 countries out of the 82 applied

The deadline in order to send the requested documents has been set for December 31st, 2008

6. Black Belt Degree Members 4th degree and above

Black belt degree members 4th degree and above and NOT in possession of an International Instructor certificate may NOTwear the black stripe at the dobok jacket.

Normally when a candidate has been promoted for 4th degree the association should request at the same time the international instructor certificate.

7. ITF Plaque certificate (teaching licence)

Any person teaching from 1st degree and above must be in possession of the ITF Plaque certificate (Teaching licence)

Yours in TaeKwon-Do

Master Willem Jacob Bos

ITF Secretary General

ITF National Black Belt Degree Application form

ITF Black Belt Degree Application Form (4th-8th degree)

ITF National Plaque Certificate application Form

ITF International Instructors Certificate Application Form

ITF Umpire Certificate Application Form

November 19, 2008

CTFI Members,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that the wife of Mr. Jim Murphy 6th Degree from Lethbridge, Alberta, Mrs. Cheri Dee Murphy has passed away quietly surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 13th, 2008.

Anyone that knew Cheri, knew she was of strong character and fun to be around. She was full of energy and loved by many people.

On behalf of the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International and it’s members, I would like to send our condolence to Mr. Jim Murphy and his Family!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Murphy family and friends during this difficult time!

Yours truly,
Master C. Norman
President, CTFI

November 17, 2008

Below are the complete results from the Can-am Championships for Pattern, sparring color and black belts, also the ranking by club.

Formes ceintures de couleur

Combats ceintures de couleur

Formes ceintures noires

Combats ceintures noires

Classement général des clubs

November 14, 2008
Chers Maîtres et instructeurs,
Dear Masters and instructors,

Nous désirons vous informer que le 5e Championnat Can-Am de Taekwon-do aura lieu à Trois-Rivières, Québec le 23 mai 2009. Plus d’informations suivra sous peu. Nous vous demandons d’ajouter cette date à votre agenda.

Please change the date for the Can-Am Championship. Trois-Rivières Taekwon-do , Québec will be host of the 5th Can-Am Taekwon-do Championship in May 23, 2009. Please add this event at your agenda. You will receive more details soon.

Sincèrement vôtre,
Yours truly,
Mster Pierre Laquerre
Ceinture noire 7e dan
Can-Am Championship’s Director

strong>November 9, 2008

It was 90 years ago today that the Founder of Taekwon-Do was born.  General Choi was born on November 9, 1918 in Hwa Dae, Myŏngchon county, in what is now the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  General Choi’s father sent him to study calligraphy under Han Il Dong, who was also “a master of Taek Kyon, the ancient Korean art of foot fighting”  In 1937, General Choi travelled to Japan for further study. In Kyoto, he met a fellow Korean with the surname Kim, who was a karate instructor and taught Choi this martial art.

General Choi combined elements of taekkyeon and karate to develop “Taekwon-Do”, and it was so named on April 11, 1955.  General Choi founded the Oh Do Kwan, and held an honorary 4thdan ranking in the Chung Do Kwan.  He is also the author of the first English Taekwondo syllabus book, entitled “Taekwon-Do” published in 1965.

General Choi passed away on June 15, 2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea. General Choi is also listed in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame with various titles: “Father and Founder of Taekwon-Do,” “Founder and First President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation,” and “Founder of Oh Do Kwan.

October 30, 2008

Notice to CTFI Membership:

On behalf of the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International, the CTFI Board of Directors would like to announce the return Master Seymour Creighton from Ontario. Master Creighton was a past member of the Canadian National team for many years and will be a valuable asset to our Federation.

Many of our past members from across Canada are returning to the CTFI.

Again, the CTFI membership welcome Master Creighton and his students, and look forward to the return of many more clubs from across Canada!

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Master C. Norman
President, CTFI

October 29, 2008

On behalf of the CTFI and it’s members, I would like to congratulate Mr. Bill Stoerig on the opening of his new club… Fall River Taekwon-Do. For more information about his club, please visit his web site at:

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Master C. Norman

October 6, 2008

Dear CTFI Members,


The Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International like to welcome Mr. Mike Barker and the Northern Academy Schools from across British Columbia back into CTFI. The CTFI and it’s membership look forward to close working relationship with Mr. Barker and his group!

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Master C. Norman

September 24, 2008

Dates & locations confirmed for the following events:

Eastern Canadian Championship – Halifax, Nova Scotia
February 21, 2009
Further information to follow

ITF Western Canadian Championship – Calgary, Alberta
March 7, 2009
Further information to follow

Can-Am  – Trois-Rivières, Quebec
March 21, 2009
Further information to follow

ITF Canadian National Championship – Montréal, Québec
April, 24,25,26, 2009
Further information to follow

September 22, 2008

Information has been added to the CTFI Resources and Downloads section of the site regarding “Promotion Credential Requirements”.
September 19, 2008

The Canadian sparring teams have been registered to participate in the World Cup in Italy. The delegation is composed of the following athletes :

Womens Team:
Chelsea Stone
Brandi Merritt
Gevieve Desmarquis
Samantha-Jean Dube
Jessica Wallace

Mens Team:
Shannon Phillips
Lucian Phillips
Aaron Almassy
Shane Lynch
Alexandre Primeau
Aziz Abdellahi

The Junior Girls Team:
Lisa Wilcox
Cathleen Timlick
Margot McNeil
Mickaela Nixon
Aidan Fridman

The Junior Boys Team:
Aaron Gelfand
Joel Zimmerman
Daniel Stuart
Neil Mazumdar
Graham Gates
Narayan McRaeAugust 21, 2008

Please see the  Upcoming Events page for details on the Liberty Bell Invitational, on October 18 in Philadelphia.

August 12, 2008

5th AnnualPresident’s Training Seminar

PACIFIC RIM INSTITUTE of TAEKWON-DO is pleased to announce the 5th Annual President’s Training Seminar with MASTER TRAN TRIEU QUAN, VIII Dan
PRESIDENT of the INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION Assisted by Mr. Nicholas Tran 4th Degree Black Belt. At the Hyde Creek Recreational Center 1379 Laurier Ave. Port Coquitlam, BC  Oct. 4 & 5th 2008

Cost (Canadian Funds only): Saturday and Sunday: $125.00. Saturday or Sunday only: $85.00
Registration/Payment Deadline: Friday September 19, 2008
For more information contact Mr. H. A. (Hal) Lipscombe VI Dan,  604-466-2143

See the  Upcoming Events page for details

May 30, 2008

XIII ITF New York Taekwon-do Tournament

Dear Masters, Instructors and Students:

Please, I want your mark you calendar for the XIII ITF NY Taekwon-Do Tournament on Sep 27-28 At LaGuardia College. This tournament will be a good parameter before going to World Cup in Italy. Attach you will find the invitation letter. More information coming soon in our site.


Master Ruben Suarez – Head Instructor
May 23, 2008

Dear Masters, Instructors and friends:

Greetings. I would like to give you a special invitation to visit our Island and participate in the instructors Course on September 5, 6 and 7 of 2008. For me it would be a great pleasure to be able to welcome you and share with you this course that will mark a new era of Taekwon-Do in the Island. I assure you that it will be a great opportunity to practice, enjoy good company and visit our beautiful beaches, rain forest, Old San Juan and its active night life.

Date: September 5,6 47 , 2008
Venue: Salón del Mar Courtyard Hotel in Isla Verde
The seminar will be conducted by the ITF Technical Committee: Master Hector Marano (8th degree – Argentina). Master Pablo Trajtenberg (8th degree – Argentina). Master Willem Jacob Bos (8th degree – Italy).
Course fees: 2 kup up to VI degree: $200.00
Registration: Application Form

Accreditation and payment of the course fees: On September 4, 2008 at Salón del Mar Courtyard Hotel.

Please make sure that for the identification of the participant the following information is provided with the payment: Name of participant. Name of the ITF Club. Country.

IIC-2008 Schedule:
Friday: Course start at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday: Course start at 9:00 AM to 12:00 Lunch break 12:00 to 3:00 PM Course start at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday: Course start at 9:00 AM to 12:00
Promotion for Degree: Promotion for Degree will take place on Sunday Please send your application forms in advance (before June 30th ), as they have to be sent to the Grading Committee.

Participants wishing to test for degree promotion must:
– Send the application form through the National/Allied Association at least one (1) month before the promotion date to the ITF Administrative HQ.
– Bring 5 wooden boards measured 30x30x2 cm (only from 1st to 6th degree).
– Pay their ITF degree certificate and grading fee one hour prior to the grading.

If you need more information please contact Mr. Gato Gato at
Dojang (787) 708-5723

Application Form


May 14, 2008

Dear Members of the CTFI,

Master Norman headed a small delegation of athletes to the 2008 Pan America Taekwon-Do Championship in Florianopolis, Brazil May 1st – 4th 2008. The Championship was hosted by Master Sanchez and was attended by 14 countries. In total there was over 500 competitors. Accommodations and the tournament venue were excellent! The overall Championship went very well, thanks to Master Katz and Mr. Kurt Ottesen.

Athletes representing Canada were Shannon Phillips, Aaron Almassy and Lucian Phillips from Saskatchewan.

Results were as follows:

Mr. Shannon Phillips – Gold in men’s 4th Degree Patterns

Mr. Aaron Almassy – Bronze in men’s middle weight sparring

It was decided at the Pan Am Taekwon-Do Federation’s AGM that the next Pan Am Championship will be hosted by Argentina in 2010!

April 30, 2008

The results are in for the 2008 ITF CanAm Championships, please click on the links below to view the results.

CB Pattern Trees results.pdf

CB Sparring results.pdf

BB Pattern results Can Am.pdf

BB Spar results Can Am.pdf

The CTFI Seeding Points list has also been updated.

April 23, 2008

Now posted on the Events page, information regarding a 1-Day Technical Seminar, Saturday May 3, 2008 conducted by Master Pierre Laquerre
Hosted by: Blackburn Taekwon-Do
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
April 14, 2008

Please read the following letter:

2008.03 itf information letter

from ITF Administrative HQ
Master Willem Jacob Bos
ITF Secretary General

The following forms have been updated and can be found in the CTFI Resources and Download section:

ITF National Black Belt Degree Application form

ITF Black Belt Degree Application Form (4th-8th degree)

ITF International Instructors Certificate Application Form

ITF National Plaque Certificate application Form

ITF Umpire Certificate Application Form

April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Taekwon-Do!!

April 10, 2008

I would like to take this opportunity to cordially the members of the CTFI to our annual championship in Philadelphia on May 17-18, 2008. The event attracts over 500 ITF Style competitors yearly including many black belts with International experience. This year we anticipate some South American Competitors for the Black Belt Divisions. In addition, our 2008 RED TIGER CUP will include 3 – person teams (jrs, adults, male and female). We hope that we can count on some Canadian competitors this year!

Information Package

Marcello F. Cancelliere
ITF-USA Sec. Gen.
Red Tiger Tkd
6th Dan

April 8, 2008

Please see the April 2008 “Messages from the CTFI President” for a review of the Eastern & Western CTFI championships and other items.
April 4, 2008

You will find a revised eddition of the “National Umpire Certificate Application Form” in the CTFI Resources and Downloads section.

Further here are a few notes on it’s usage.

Do not send anymore the individual form. Even if you request a certificate for one person use the 2008 national umpire form. Only 4th degree and above who participated at an International Umpire course may apply for the International Umpire “A” certificate. National Organizations may organize their own National Umpire “B” courses and may request directly to the ITF the International Umpire “B” certificate. Those requesting an International Umpire “A” must be in possession of an International Umpire “B” certificate. Those requesting the International Umpire “A” but not in possession of the International Umpire “B” may request the Umpire “B” and “A” certificates at the same time – please use the attached application form. National Umpire Certificate Application Form

Yours in Taekwon-Do
ITF Administrative HQ
Master Willem Jacob Bos
ITF Secretary General

April 2, 2008

The CTFI Seeding points list has been updated.

Seeding Points list

There is schedule update for the International Instructors Course – June 6, 7, 8 – 2008.

IIC schedule

Here are the results from the 2008 CTFI Western Canadian ITF Taekwon-Do Championships

Color belt sparring

Color belt pattern

Black belt Sparring

Black belt pattern

March 31, 2008

The CTFI Western Canadian ITF Taekwon-Do Championships have concluded They were held on Saturday March 22nd in beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia. The tournament boasted over 300 ITF Taekwon-Do practitioners from all the western provinces. The day began at 9 am and concluded at 7:30 pm. Thompson Valley Taekwon-Do organized and hosted the event. It was a fantastic day of fair and sportsmen like competition. A special note of thanks goes out to the hosting facility, the staff, and volunteers at the Tournament capital center who were there all day to help out.

March 25, 2008


Dear Masters, Instructors, Coaches and Athletes,


In addition to Master Laquerre’s email invitation below for the 4th Can-Am Taekwon-Do Championships being held on April 19th in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, each club must also complete the attached excel spreadsheet as a master registration list of the competitors they are sending to this event.
Invitation – English


To be clear, the “individual registration forms” (Word Document) must be completed and sent to Master Laquerre with the waiver signed and the fees attached, to the mailing address indicated on the letter. However, in addition, the Excel spreadsheet attached titled “2008 Can-Am Club Registration List” must be completed as a recap of your competitors and emailed to before the deadline of APRIL 5th, 2008 at 6pm.

It is very important that ALL INFORMATION is entered including weight, height and date of birth. This information is used to prepare the draws and divisions and without it, we cannot prepare properly. Therefore, any “late” or “incomplete registrations” will NOT be accepted after the dealine and the competitor will not be registered for the Can-Ams – NO EXCEPTIONS!

When you open the “Excel” file, it has several tabs along the bottom. The first one is labelled “INSTRUCTIONS”. Please read these carefully. The additional tabs are where you enter the information on your competitors according to rank. Please enter their name on the appropriate space that represents their rank. If you do not have Microsoft Excel, please ask someone in your club who has this program to assist you. If you have any questions about completing this form, please contact me directly at at the following email…

On another note, there will be a weigh-in for Black Belts – Juniors and Adults at the Delta Hotel in Trois Rivieres from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on the Friday evening, April 18th, 2008, as well as a last minute weigh-in on the morning of the event from 8:00am – 9:00am at the University of Quebec – Trois Rivieres where the championship will be held. Anyone failing to show up to the weigh-in or failing to make the required weight for their category will be disqualified – NO EXCEPTIONS. Please advise your students of this information.

Again, it is most important to have this Excel file filled out complete and emailed prior to the deadline of APRIL 5th, 2008 at 6pm as there will be no late enrties accepted. There are still 13 days left to complete this and ask any questions you may have, before then.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Ken MacKenzie
CTFI Tournament Director

Invitation – English


March 18, 2008


Dear CTFI Members,

The CTFI Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Mike Morningstar as Chairman of the Ethics and Protocol Committee. Mr. Morningstar’s responsibility is to develop a manual to standardize proper Etiquette and Protocol to be used in the Dojang by our members.

This manual will also contain the following:

– Guidelines for expected behavior of members
– Process for bringing complaints to CTFI
– Process for CTFI to review and rules on Complaints
– Consequences that may be applied by CTFI
– Guidelines for past members returning to the CTFI

The CTFI Board of Directors look forward to working with Mr. Morningstar on this important project.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Master C. Norman

March 18, 2008

Below are the results of the 2008 Eastern Canadian Championships. Click on the links to see the results.



March 14, 2008

March 1st Lightning Family Martial Arts in Calgary was host to Master Pierre Laquerre for a one day technical seminar, with special guest Master Clint Norman. Both the morning & afternoon began with a series of warm up and fundamental movement exercises. Master Laquerre, with input from Master Clint Norman, reviewed tuls and there techniques from Chon-Ji up to Choong-Moo over the course of the day. The seminar was a tremendous success, informative, fun, greatly enjoyed by all in attendance. A truly fantastic training atmosphere was created by these two Master Instructors and on behalf of all who trained Lightning Family Martial Arts would like to thank both Masters for the day.

The evening before Mrs. Sonya Howes & Mr. Jeff Sanford successfully graded for there 4th Degree Black Belts under Master Pierre Laquerre VII, CTFI Technical Director, and Master Clint Norman VII Dan, President of the CTFI. Congratulations Mrs. Howes & Mr. Sanford.

March 13, 2008

Even a 30 centimeter snow storm couldn’t stop the 200+ competitors from four Provinces from attending the 2008 Eastrern Canadian Championships. The Championships were held in Oakville and had representation from Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Following the Canadian National Anthem, everyone stood in a moment of silence in memory of the late founder General Choi Hong Hi followed by the “Ode to General Choi”. To wrap up the opening ceremonies, CTFI Eastern Vice President Master Pierre Laquerre opened the tournament with a few words encouraging words, and also took home the most supportive school award.

Color belt competition was finished at 1:30pm and then the tournament moved right into the Junior and Senior Black Belt catagories. Competition was firece as 70+ black belts kicked and punched their way through the patterns and sparring competition. The day finished out with the men’s Hyper weight final which pitted Mark Silva of Ontario against Alexandre Primeau of Quebec. After two close and grueling rounds Quebec came out on top and everyone left in high spirits. Congratulations to the Taekwon-Do Academy of Ontario on hosting a fantastic event.

Feb 26th, 2008

2008 Nova Scotia Provincial Championships

The 2008 Nova Scotia Provincial Championships were held this past weekend, on February 23rd, 2008, in Amherst, Nova Scotia and hosted by Mr. Jim Ripley (3rd Dan) of JC’s Taekwon-Do. The were 95 competitors from four different clubs – JC’s Taekwon-Do,(25) McKenna Taekwon-Do (12), Hiltz Taekwon-Do (31) and MacKenzie Taekwon-Do (27). The championship began at 9:30am with Color Belt Patterns and Sparring, followed by Team events and then by Black Belt Patterns and Sparring.

There was some great competition throughout and all competitors, coaches and spectators enjoyed the day.

For a complete list of results, click on the links below:

Color Belt Pattern – Results
Color Belt Sparring – Results
Black Belt Pattern – Results
Black Belt Sparring – Results
Team Event – Results

Feb 20th, 2008

Dear Masters and Instructors,

We are pleased to invite you and your students to participate in the 4th Can-Am Taekwon-do Tournament, which will take place in University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, 3351 des Forges blvd, on April 19, 2008. The April 20 will be the official selection for the National teams sparring members. Please see the Upcoming Events page for information

Me. Pierre Laquerre
Tournament director

Feb 14th, 2008

Taekwon-Do Gatineau Anniversary

The CTFI would like to congradulate The Club of Taekwon-Do Gatineau who celebrated their 20th anniversary on January 31st, 2008. This day was very special for the Technical Director of the Club, Mr Allan Carter, who was honoured for his 20 years of dedication within the Club.

Read the article printed in the Gatineau paper >here< (French)

Feb 11th, 2008

New CTFI Members

On behalf of the CTFI and the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Ms.Trigger and Ms.Villineuve as our newest members from the Province of Ontario into the CTFI family. The CTFI looks forward to a long working relationship with both Ms. Trigger and Ms. Villineuve.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Master C. Norman

Feb 4th, 2008

Please see the Upcoming Events page for new information regarding the 2008 Western Canadian Championships.

Blackburn Taekwon-Do in Ontario has a new location at the Active Living Club.

The following is a report from
The Taekwon-Do Academy of Ontario (TAO) started off it’s second year of operations with a blast by attracting over 100 participants to it’s 1st Annual Technical Conference. The event is free of charge for all black belt members of the TAO. The seminar’s participants weren’t limited to Ontario students only however. The event boasted participants from across Canada and the United States including Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New York, Philadelphia, Texas, New Mexico and even a 4th degree instructor all the way from Fairbanks, Alaska.

Although this is TAO’s first such conference, it has been a longstanding tradition for TAO’s technical director, Mr. Mike Morningstar, who is also head instructor of Morningstar Taekwon-Do in Oakville. This is Mr. Morningstar’s fourth such event and he certainly took the student’s through their paces. The seminar was 12 hours long and spanned two days!

On the first day Mr. Morningstar focused primarily on patterns, covering up to Juche-Tul but with a good dose of calisthenics, stretching, fundamental and kicking exercises as well. Master Pierre Laquerre, Technical Director for the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation, led the second day up to Tong-Il.

Also in attendance were 7th degree Master Richard Lajunesse from Quebec, Master Ruben Suarez from New York and Master Fabian Nunez from Texas. Having such experienced instructors made the event something special and an overwhelming success. It is also encouragement for TAO, who has seen the addition of 8 new schools to their ranks over the past year. For more news about the Ontario Association visit

Jan. 31st, 2008

Please see the Upcoming Events page for new information regarding the following Events.

CTFI Eastern Canadian Championships

– March 8, 2008 – Oakville, ON

International Instructors Course

– June 6, 7, 8 – 2008 – Oakville, ON

Jan. 24th, 2008

Please see the Upcoming Events page for new information regarding the following Events.

The Viking Cup International 2008

Information Package

Main entry form

Junior Girls sign-up sheet

Junior Boys sign-up sheet

Senior Womens sign-up sheet

Senior Mens sign-up sheet

Also on the Upcoming Events page.

Master Pierre Laquerre Seminar 2008 – Calgary Ab.

Information Poster

Jan. 4th, 2008

Please see the Upcoming Events page for new information regarding the 3rd ITF World Cup – 2008
Event Schedule


Information Package

Dec 19th, 2007

Please see the Upcoming Events page for new information regarding the 2008 Pan-Am Championships.

General Information


Info Packages


Event Website

Dec 6th, 2007

Please see the Upcoming Events page for information regarding the 2008 CTFI Western Canadian Championships in beautiful Kamloops B.C.

Dec 4th, 2007

Please see the Upcoming Events page for updated information about the the Pan American Championship

Event Website

Nov 22nd, 2007

Please follow the link below

“A Message from the CTFI President regarding the recent CTFI Canadian National Championships”

Nov 6th, 2007

Welcome Friendly City Taekwon-Do

The CTFI would like to welcome Mr. Don Edmiston and the students of Friendly City Taekwon-Do as our latest members. Mr. Edmiston is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and operates his Dojang in Woodstock, Ontario. Mr. Edmiston is well established in the Community of Woodstock and is a great addition to the CTFI. We look forward to working with him and his students.

International Instructors Course

Upcoming Events has been updated with information regarding an International Instructors Course taking place April 25th to 27th in Riccione Italy.

Nov 2nd, 2007

Please see the Events page for updated information & downloads for the CTFI – Canadian Nationals.

Please see the CTFI Resources and Downloads section for an update to the CTFI Canadian TEAM Manual. Please Read as there is new information regarding the New National Seeding System and changes made to the National Team Selection process.

Oct 28th, 2007

Welcome H2O Taekwon-Do

The CTFI would like to welcome Mr. Craig Myers and the students of H2O Taekwon-Do as our latest members. Mr. Myers is a 5th Degree Black Belt and operates his Dojang in Mississauga, Ontario. We look forward to working with Mr. Myers and the students of H2O Taekwon-Do.

Oct 12th, 2007

2007 North American and Caribbean Championships

September 16th and 17th – New York, USA

The Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International Headed by Master C. Norman was represented by members of the Saskatchewan Taekwon-Do Federation International and Alberta. Twelve athletes were in attendance from Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Alberta was represented by Ms. Brandi Merritt. The Championship had over 400 athletes from 6 Countries with special guests from the National Polish team in attendance. The 1st North American and Caribbean Championship went well, the event was hosted by Master Ruben Suarez.

The Canadian delegation faired well winning 8 Gold medals.

Results: (Red Belt and Black Belt)

Mr. Lucian Phillips
Gold in (heavy weight) Sparring – Gold in 4th Dan Patterns

Ms. Chelsea Stone
Gold in 4th Dan Patterns – Silver in (Light weight) Sparring

Mr. Aaron Almassy
Gold in (middle weight) Sparring – Bronze in 3rd Dan Patterns

Mr. August Deptuch
Gold in (Pee Wee Black Belt) Sparring – Gold in Patterns

Mr. Jered Gudbranson
Silver in (light weight) Sparring – Bronze in 2nd Dan Patterns

Ms. Kennedi Deregowski
Gold in Red belt Sparring

Ms. Elena Deptuch
Gold in Red belt Patterns – Silver in Red belt Sparring

Mr. Kim Jones
Silver in Senior Men’s Patterns – Bronze in Sparring

Mr. Tyson Deregowski
Bronze in Pre-junior black belt patterns & sparring

Again, the CTFI would like to thank Master Suarez and his members for a successful Championship.

Oct 3rd, 2007

Master Norman would like to welcome Mr. Steven Legrow and his associated clubs to the CTFI.

September 29-30

The Technical Director for the Taekwon-Do Academy of Ontario, Mr. Miike Morningstar recently conducted a 2-day seminar in Ottawa. The event was hosted by 5th degree Mr. Steve Legrow and the students of Blackburn Taekwon-Do. Also in attendance were Ms. Kathy Trigger and students from Triggers Taekwon-Do as well as Ms. Betty-Ann Villineuve from Freedom Taekwon-Do in Cornwall. Saturday’s training was open for yellow belt and above and Sunday morning was a 2-hour Black Belt class. After a viguorus warm-up on both days Mr. Morningstar covered from Chon-Ji – Moon-Moo as well as 3 & 1-step sparring, Self-defence, basic movements, advance kicking and Model Sparring. Congratulations to Mr. Legrow for hosting a fantastic weekend!

August 10th, 2007

The Can-American Championships Announced in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec – see our Upcoming Events Page for more details…

The Eastern Championships Announced in Oakville, Ontario – see our Upcoming Events Page for Details….

New Master Pages posted! Check out Master Clint Norman

August 3rd, 2007

New Master Pages posted! Check out Master Scott Downey and Master Richard Lajeunesse

July 26, 2007

More Masters Biographies are up on the Canadian Masters Section….

Check out Master Trân Triêu Quân VIII Dan Bio and Photo, more updates will be posted as they are recieved

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