DUSHANBE, June 11, 2014, Asia-Plus – Chairman of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Tournament Chairman, Professor Kim Ung Chol, is currently in Dushanbe to get acquainted with preparations for the 11th Junior & 6th Veteran ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships that will take place here in August this year.

Athletes from 50 countries of the world are expected to participate in the Taekwon-Do World Championships in Tajikistan. 

On June 9, Grand Master Kim and Professor Kim Sung Hwan, ITF Executive Director, met here with Maliksho Nematov, the head of the Committee for Youth, Sports and Tourism Affairs under the Government of Tajikistan.

Grand Master Kim is a very senior figure with the International Taekwon-do Federation and is currently Chairman of the ITF Tournament Committee.  Being in this role puts GM Kim at the heart of defining the standards for ITF competitors across the globe, at European and World Championships.

International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) is a taekwondo organization founded on April 11, 1966, by General Choi Hong Hi in Seoul, South Korea.  The ITF exists to promote and encourage the growth of the Korean martial art of taekwondo. After the South Korean Government abandoned the ITF, the government established the World Taekwondo Federation to continue the mission of taekwondo''s globalization.  Once General Choi Hong Hi was exiled out of South Korea, he established the new headquarters of the ITF in Vienna, Austria and the organization settled there.