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What is The International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF)?
The International Taekwon-Do Federation is the main organization which trains and develops the original Taekwon-Do martial arts all over the world.
This organization is founded by General Choi Hong Hi on March 22nd 1966.
He also launched the Taekwon-Do martial arts on April 11th 1955; therefore, he was claimed as the Father of Taekwon-Do.

General Choi Hong Hi was the first president of ITF and he actively participated in developing Taekwon-Do all over the world. He died on June 15th 2002.
Professor Chang Ung, who became the second president of ITF after the death of General Choi Hong Hi, is still actively present and is a member of IOC (International Olympiad Committee) from North Korea.

Due to the political conflict in North Korea in 1972, the ITF Headquarter was moved to Toronto, Canada. However since 1985 up to now, the ITF Headquarter has been located in Vienna, Austria.

The political conflict which occurred in the origin country provoked other Taekwon-Do organization to rise and compete with the ITF.
It is called the World Taekwon-Do Federation (WTF).

Nevertheless, the ITF remains consistent to conserve the values of the original Taekwon-Do based on the creator’s teaching.
The values mentioned are stated in the latter part about the purpose of learning and training the ITF Taekwon-Do.
ITF Taekwon-Do serves as martial arts and it does not put all attention on merely sport or competitive sports.
The distinguishing part in the ITF Taekwon-Do is the use of sine wave.