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The International Taekwon-Do Federation South Africa is the Official National Governing Body for ITF Taekwon-Do in South Africa.

Founded, 22 March 2013 when the previous ITF NGB in South Africa terminated its membership with the International Taekwon-Do Federation, Vienna, Austria. (President, Prof, Ri Yong Son.)

The vision and mission of the ITFSA is to maintain and improve technical standards and the growth of original ITF Taekwon-Do while upholding the legacy of late, General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do.

We aim to do so by creating a democratic, accountable and transparent organisation where every Instructor who owns a registered Dojang will have voting rights on both provincial and national levels.
For more information go to the ITFSA official website

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“My role is to assist the ITFSA with any legal issues that may arise. ” says Sabum-nim André Basson 

Meet Sabum-nim André Basson, 5th Dan, ITFSA Legal and Compliance Director, ITFSA Treasurer, Tong-Il Chief Instructor, based in Pretoria, South Africa. ''Taekwon-Do and Martial Arts in general are not just about learning to fight an opponent, it is also about an internal struggle to become the best person you can be.'' says Sbm André. ''The ITFSA under the leadership of Sabum-nim Jaren Phillips is an organization which truly executes its functions in accordance with the tenets of Taekwon-Do. My experience with the ITFSA has always been positive and it is clear that it is passionate about putting the interests of students of Taekwon-Do in South Africa first." Sabum-nim André Basson in the middle with ITF Vice President & TFA President Sabum-nim Judge Annali Basson & ITFSA President & TFA President Sabum-nim Jaren Phillips. Sabum-nim André is currently the Legal Director of the ITFSA. ''My role is to assist the ITFSA with any legal issues that may arise." A photo of students at Tong-il Dojang in Pretoria. Sbm André started Taekwon-Do at the age of 13. ''I used to love the video game "Tekken" and my favourite character was Hwarang. When I saw a flyer for Taekwon-Do I started training immediately."
Sbm André leads by example. "Apart from the health benefits and balance it brings to my life, I realized that when I am dedicated to improving myself through training, it positively affects all the other areas of my life. Hence Taekwon-Do has become a way of life for me." says Sabum-nim André."Teaching students can be challenging but is rewarding when you see them improve." says Sbm André. "I enjoy teaching people Taekwon-Do because it improves their lives in ways it has also improved my life. I feel it is part of my duty to spread the art of Taekwon-Do."Sabum-nim André and his brother Bosabum-nim Dion training together! Sabum-nim André has broken many boards and has represented South Africa at international championships for many years.
For more information please visit www. ITFSA .com

The ITFSA celebrates International Woman’s day!

Today we celebrate and are extra grateful for the women who make a difference, we value their contribution in making the world a better place. Therefore we salute a few of our very own amazing and inspiring ITFSA super women, who have seen and helped many lives change, through this beautiful Martial Arts, we call Taekwon-Do. We would like to show our gratitude to all the women in the world!


Juche Taekwon-Do Chief Instructor Sabum-nim Bronwen Bradley, 4th Dan, said:

"Taekwon-Do is more than a martial art, it really is a way of life, especially when you have done it for almost 13 years. Our tenets of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit, are traits I try to follow and implement in my every day life. The inspirational individuals I have met, and continue to meet through Taekwon-Do are invaluable, and the friendships incomparable. Taekwon-Do is in my blood and part of who I am."


















Bosabum-nim Cara Hislop 2nd Dan's favorite quote: 
"The fears we don't face become our limits"

Bosabum-nim Michelle Rosa 1st Dan's favorite quote:
"Pain is the best instructor,  but no one wants to go to class" – General Choi Hong Hi


















Chief instructor at Bulpae Taekwon-Do Academy, Sabum-nim Michelle Rahl 5th Dan's favorite quote:
"Defeat is a state of mind, no one is ever defeated, until defeat has been excepted as a reality" by Bruce Lee












Representative for the ITF Women's committee, Sabum-nim Audrey Gorman, 4th Dan's favorite quote: "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it" by Maya Angelou


ITFSA Secretary General, ITFSA Umpire Director & ITFSA treasurer, Elements Chief Instructor Sabum-nim Julia Wright, 4th Dan,

" The women who I admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because things worked out, they got that way because things went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways in thousand different days, but they handled it. Those are my superheroes"


Bosabum-nim Leanne Prodehl, 1st Dan

"We stand on the shoulders of those who went before, so it's our responsibility to give a hand up to those who come after"


TFA & ITFSA Communications and Events Director, Bosabum-nim Faye Gorman's message to all women:

"Nothing is more impressive than a woman who is secure in the unique way God made her. Embrace your imperfections."


#ITFSAWOMEN #ITFSA #ITFTKD #Nationalwomensday2017