WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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The International Tang Soo Do Federation™ World Championship is a tournament held once every two years in different parts of the world.  This tournament is open to all those who practice Tang Soo Do within the International Tang Soo Do Federation™.  The tournament directors and all those involved take great care to provide an exciting day for all those who participate.  

 

This year the Federation was excited and proud to be holding its 13th World Championship in Portugal's captivating capital city, Lisbon.  Many participated in this 4 day event where International Tang Soo Do Federation™ members from all over the world gathered in one place to share their Tang Soo Do spirit.

13th World Championship

University Stadium

Lisbon, Portugal

July 24 - 27, 2014

Additional Events

 

  • Masters Seminars

  • Judge and Referee Seminar

  • Black Belt Seminar

  • Color Belt Seminar

  • Masters Recertification 

  • Masters Testing

  • Dan Testing

  • Awards Banquet

Testimonial

 

2014  ITF  WORLD  CHAMPIONSHIP

 Message from Choong Jae Nim

Congratulations International Masters, Instructors, Students and Families!

 

I hope you enjoyed Lisbon and had a safe trip home.  I had a good time with everyone.  I came back with a great feeling and cannot wait to see you again!  It is unbelievable how much effort and hard work you give and demonstrate to me.  I hope you are back to training hard.

 

I look forward to the 14th World Championship in Texas in 2016 and the seminar in our new Training Center!

 

 

Choong Jae Nim Master Chun Sik Kim

 

International Tang Soo Do Federation™

President and Founder

 Message from General Secretary

Master Joe Bruno

To all I.T.F members including Masters, instructors and students who attended the 13th World Championship, thank you for a wonderful time.

 

As the ITF General Secretary, I have been involved with many tournaments, seminars and clinics all over the world, and I  must say that I enjoyed this one the most.

 

I must thank Sa Bom Nim Costa and her husband for all their hard work and the entire Associacao Portuguesa de Tang Soo Do and its students for their hospitality.

If you would like to submit any videos or photos of the 13th World Championships, please forward them to web@itftangsoodo.com.

Although some of us did not speak any Portuguese, we were able to overcome this with our Tang Soo Do spirit. The events ran smoothly and were well attended.  Those who attended were ready to work and were hungry to develop their Tang Soo Do knowledge.  Because the tournament ran smoothly, we were able to finish on time (a rare thing). Additionally, the competitions were great.  

 

Again, congratulations to all of Portugal and Sa Bom Nim Costa.  Congratulations to Choong Jae Nim. I know that this championship was harder to organize than all the others.  Congratulations to all the participants who truly made this a wonderful time.

 

Obrigado! 

 

Sa Bom Nim Joe Bruno

 

International Tang Soo Do Federation

General Secretary

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

TEAM COMPETITIONS

ADULT FORMS

UNITED STATES

PITTSBURGH, PA TEAM A

COACH MASTER ROBERT VENTURINO

BETHANY FORD

BRIAN SACKETT

JUNIOR FORMS

UNITED STATES

 PITTSBURGH, PA TEAM B

COACH MASTER JOHN NIGRO

SUMMER BERNOTAS

ABBY LICHTENFELS

STRYKAR NIGRO

MEN'S SPARRING

PORTUGAL

COACH KYO SA NELSON BICHO

TEAM CAPTAIN KYO SA RUI VICENTE

DAVID DEYLLOT

RICARDO VICENTE

WOMEN'S SPARRING

UNITED STATES

PITTSBURGH, PA

COACH MASTER ELIZABETH LINDSAY

MARY ELLEN BRUCE

MARIEL PHINNEY

CASSANDRA STAPLE

TAMMY UNDERWOOD

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

GRAND CHAMPION

ADULT FORMS

UNITED STATES

CS KIM KARATE - McMURRAY

JUNIOR FORMS

STRYKAR NIGRO

UNITED STATES

CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK

MEN'S SPARRING

RICARDO VICENTE

PORTUGAL

ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE TANG SOO DO

WOMEN'S SPARRING

INES BRAZ

PORTUGAL

ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE TANG SOO DO

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

MASTERS COMPETITIONS

MASTERS FORMS

AGE 21-39

 

1ST PLACE

MASTER ELIZABETH LINDSAY

CS KIM KARATE - N. HUNTINGDON

 

2ND PLACE

MASTER JEREMY KELLY

CS KIM KARATE - McMURRAY

 

3RD PLACE

MASTER PHILIP EJZAK

CS KIM KARATE - PLEASANT HILLS

MASTERS FORMS

AGE 40+

 

1ST PLACE

MASTER CHRIS DUFOUR

PENSACOLA, FL

 

 

2ND PLACE

MASTER KERRY ROUDEBUSH

CS KIM KARATE - FT. WAYNE, IN

 

3RD PLACE

MASTER JOHN NIGRO

CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK

MASTERS SPARRING

MEN DIVISION I

 

1ST PLACE

MASTER JEREMY KELLY

CS KIM KARATE - McMURRAY

 

2ND PLACE

MASTER PHILIP EJZAK

CS KIM KARATE - PLEASANT HILLS

 

3RD PLACE

MASTER DANIEL SASTRE

CS KIM KARATE - BLOOMFIELD

 

4TH PLACE

MASTER DEAN KELLY, JR.

CS KIM KARATE - McMURRAY

MASTERS SPARRING

MEN DIVISION II

 

1ST PLACE

MASTER ANTHONY HUSTED

FENTON, MI

 

2ND PLACE

MASTER JERRY DOLLINGER

FLUSHING, MI

 

3RD PLACE

MASTER MICHAEL LARGE

CS KIM KARATE - McMURRAY

 

4TH PLACE

MASTER RENE MENDIETA

MEXICO

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

DAN AND COLOR BELTS

To view and download Competition Results, click on the images below.  

 

If there are any misprints, please email corrections to web@itftangsoodo.com.

Thank you!

2014 HALL OF FAME AWARD

Master Wynford Williams

Being selected as a candidate for the Hall of Fame is something that I have never considered.  It is something people like Bu Choong Jae Nim Joe Goss are considered for - somebody who has not only talked the talk, but also walked the walk.  There are so many of my seniors who I will not embarrass by naming who contrubute so much to the Federation.  These people also deserve this recognition, so receiving this nomination is humbling.  People have often asked what it takes to get to 7th degree Black Belt: my reply is simply don't quit!  So if this award is for those that have not quit, then I guess it is for me.  In all seriousness, to receive this recognition from those who I respect and admire is an accolade that I will always cherish.

 

~Master W. Williams

  • September 1977

 

  • August 1978

 

  • December 1982

 

 

  • September 1984

 

 

  • December 1984

 

 

  • July 1985

 

  • 1985

 

 

  • 1986

 

  • December 1987

 

  • 1990

 

  • July 1991

 

  • September 1991

 

  • September 1996

 

  • September 2002

 

  • 2008

 

  • November 2009

Started practicing Tand Soo Do with Master TM Kim

 

Placed 3rd in World Championship, Watford, England

 

Passed 1st Dan (Black Belt) under Masters KU Lee and TM Kim

 

Became Chief Instructor for ITF in UK when

Master TM Kim moved to USA

 

Became 2nd Dan and attained Instructor Certificate from International Tang Soo Do Federation

 

1st Place in Master TM Kim's Open Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

Joined Welsh Karate Federation and was elected Drug Liaison Officer while being member of the Welsh Karate Federation

 

Attained Senior Coach qualification with Welsh Karate Federation

 

Passed 3rd Dan test under Choong Jae Nim and Master TM Kim

 

Appointed Chief Instructor for Europe

 

Educated and qualified as SAQ Trainer

 

Passed 4th Dan (Master) test

 

Passed 5th Dan test

 

Passed 6th Dan test

 

Appointed European President for International Tang Soo Do Federation

 

Passed 7th Dan test

If you would like to submit any videos or photos from the 13th World Championships, please forward them to web@itftangsoodo.com.

 

 

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