1st July 2008
Wow! 1st Ever...
1st time ITF have received live television coverage in South Korea.
1st Joint ITF and WTF event in South Korea
Taekwon-Do ITF Vs Sprit MC K1 Fighter Televised across South Korea and Japan
What an event, truly one for the history books.
Taekwon-do festival and Korea classic open 2008 1st – 6th July
On the 1st July history was made as ITF and WTF Taekwon-do united in a joint tournament and festival hosted by Oscar Oh of Cheong Chung University. Master Nicholls along with Mr Skyrme and 2 of his students witnesses and partook in the prestigious event.
The opening ceremony saw fabulous displays of the 2 styles of Taekwon-do, ranging from traditional patterns to creative forms and basic breaking techniques to acrobatic methods. Olympic style flames were lit to mark the opening of the event and the unification of the ITF and WTF.
2 rings were assigned to the WTF and 1 ring was assigned to the ITF. It was truly a spectacular event to see the 2 styles competing side by side, a vision that Master Choi has beheld for some years. The fact that this was the first time ever that ITF Taekwon-do has been televised in South Korea is a real break through and I am sure that the high standards of the competitors could have only impressed the viewers.
Read the full report in the Article Section.