DUSHANBE, July 8, 2014, Asia-Plus – More than 600 from 42 countries will gather in Dushanbe for the 11th Junior & 6th Veteran ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships that will take place here from August 3-11.

Ms. Nargis Nabiyeva, Vice-President of Tajikistan’s National Federation of Taekwon-Do and Kickboxing, says juniors will compete for medals in 14 programs and veterans will participate in 10 programs.

A congress of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) as well as seminars and meeting will be held in the Tajik capital on the sidelines of the championships.

We will recall that Chairman of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Tournament Chairman, Professor Kim Ung Chol, visited in Dushanbe last month to get acquainted with preparations for the championships.

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.