AFFILIATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL TAEKWON-DO FEDERATION

Affiliation to the International Taekwon-Do Federation(ITF) is possible for groups of
people, or individuals, in the circumstances detailed below.
1. The ITF will only recognise 1 National Governing Body(NGB) per country. That body
will be entitled to send 2 representatives to the Congress Meeting following
recognition by the ITF and the fulfilment of the conditions listed below :
A. They must have a qualified ITF instructor and must practise TKD as laid down by
the Founder of TKD, General Choi Hong Hi.
B. They must follow the ITF constitution and rules.
C. They must pay the US$200.00 affiliation fee(this is not a plaque fee).
D. They must support the ITF by ensuring that all of their members take ITF
membership cards, status cards and have ITF certificates for degrees held.
2. The NGB may accept into membership groups of people, or individuals, as they
decide suitable, from time to time. The schools(clubs), of the group, must affiliate to
the ITF by paying the ‘main’ or ‘branch’ school plaque fees(this is not the affiliation
fee) and the instructors and students must pay the membership fees.
3. A ‘main’ school is the first training hall which an instructor registers with the ITF. To
receive a main plaque the instructor has to pay the fee of US$200.00 following which
a plaque will be sent. He then has to pay $150.00 for each and every following year
for the school to remain affiliated with the ITF.
4. A ‘branch’ school is any further training hall, up to a maximum of 4, which is under the
personal tuition of the same instructor and is registered with the ITF. To receive a
branch plaque the instructor has to pay the fee of US$150.00 following which a
plaque will be sent. He then has to pay $80.00 for each and every following year for
the school to remain affiliated with the ITF.
5. The plaques remain the property of the ITF and must be returned when the fee
is not paid. The plaques may not be transferred to another school without the
permission of the ITF and on transfer the full fee has to be paid.
6. Individuals may affiliate to the ITF by paying the membership fee. They may only pay
the fee when they are a member of a main or branch school. Take note: It is
emphasised that only groups which are members of the recognised NGB may affiliate
to the ITF, and only individuals who are members of the recognised groups can
affiliate to the ITF. Groups seeking affiliation to the ITF should, ideally, do so through
the NGB. However, where this is impractical then application should be made direct
to the ITF. On request, the ITF will send the necessary forms with explanation of what
to do. When returning the completed forms for affiliation, they should be
accompanied by the necessary fees, with certified cheque or international money
order made payable to the ITF, in US$ funds

INVITATION to the 2004 ITF Open Oceanic Championship, Melboure, Australia, 24-25 Sept. 2004

The 2004 ITF Open Oceanic Champiosnhips will be held on 24th&25th September 2004 at the Bundoora Netball and Sports Complex (BNASC), Melbourne Australia. This exciting event is being organised by the RMIT ITF Taekwon-Do Club, under the tutelage of Master Robert Lai and is supported by RMIT Sport & Rec, and BNASC and is affiliated with

RMIT University.

The Oceanic Championships bring together ITF Taekwon-Do practitioners from all around the Asia-Oceanic region. It is an event that allows one to compete in the “True spirit of Taekwon-Do”.