WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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The International Tang Soo Do Federation™ World Championship is a four day experience that includes a Tournament, Seminars, Dan Promotion Tests, Recertification Tests and an Awards Dinner.   International Tang Soo Do Federation members throughout the world come together during this exciting time to gain more knowledge and practice authentic Tang Soo Do, both physically and mentally.   

 

In 2018 the Federation is excited and proud to be holding its 15th World Championship in the capital of the United States, Washington, D. C.  

15th World Championship

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Washington, D. C.

July 26th - 29th, 2018

Location

 

Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D. C. 20001
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2018  ITF  WORLD  CHAMPIONSHIP

 Message from Choong Jae Nim

Thank you to all ITF participants, families, and friends ITF members who came to Washington, D. C. to participate in the 15th International Tang Soo Do World Championships.  Many traveled from all over the world to share, learn and practice our traditional Korean martial arts together.  As I always say it is not about winning, but what you learn from the experience.  As we ourselves continue to learn from each and one of you, I hope you left the World Championships with a feeling of accomplishment from learning something about yourself or Tang Soo Do.  Congratulations to all who participated and thank you.  Remember what I mentioned to everyone - Respect.  That is what Tang Soo Do teaches.  

Every year, so many people contribute in many ways to make our World Championships a success and this year's 15th World Championships was no different.  Without everyone, this could not have happened.  Whatever was needed to be done, everyone had a part of the success.  I like to give special recognition to..

Master Joseph Bruno (General Secretary), Master Y.D. Kim (Chairman Technical Advisory Committee), Master Patrick Leach, Master Dean Kelly, Master Tim Murphy, and Master Derek DePaolis.  

I look forward to seeing you again in 2020 for the 16th ITF World Championship in Orlando, Florida.  

TANG SOO!

 

Your Choong Jae Nim, Chun Sik Kim

President and Founder of the International Tang Soo Do Federation TM

Please Remember....

Remember and continue to practice what Master Y. D. Kim's Kumdo Seminar taught you about mannerism and etiquette.  Part 2 will be taught at the next Masters/Instructors Seminar in October 6 - 7, 2018.  

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

TEAM COMPETITIONS

ADULT FORMS

UNITED STATES

PITTSBURGH, PA

COACH MASTER JOHN NIGRO

SAMANTHA BALOGH

LENLEY AIKIN

LUKE SHAFFER

JUNIOR FORMS

UNITED STATES

 PITTSBURGH, PA

COACH MR. CHRIS MARKLE

SAHIT SUDADI

MALLORY RICHEL

ANDREA HOGUE

MEN'S SPARRING

UNITED STATES

FLUSHING, MI

COACH MASTER JEREMY DOLLINGER

JOE MONROE

JOHN DRUMM

EZEKIEL BENTLEY

WOMEN'S SPARRING

UNITED KINGDOM + PORTUGAL

COACHES MASTERS WYNFORD WILLIAMS + CRISTINA COSTA

LOUISE DOW

LAUREN DOW

MADALENA COSTA

TOURNAMENT RESULTS 

GRAND CHAMPION

MASTERS FORMS

MASTER ELIZABETH LINDSAY

UNITED STATES

CS KIM KARATE - NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA

ADULT FORMS

MR. CODY DOLBY

UNITED STATES

FENTON KARATE - FENTON, MI

JUNIOR FORMS

MR. LUKE SHAFFER

UNITED STATES

CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK, PA

MEN'S SPARRING

MR. RAVEN GOODLOW

UNITED STATES

CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK, PA

WOMEN'S SPARRING

MS. ANA RAMIREZ

MEXICO

PACHECO KARATE - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

2018 HALL OF FAME AWARD

Master Dean Kelly

Master Dean Kelly began training in Tang Soo Do in 1984.  While training directly with Grandmaster Chun Sik Kim, Master Kelly has achieved the rank of 7th Dan.  He has also been a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for over 15 years.  

In 1995, Master Kelly began teaching Tang Soo Do full-time.  Since then, he has trained nearly 500 students to the rank of black belt and over twenty students to Master.  He has had countless students win Grand Champion.  Master Kelly teaches over six or seven days a week.

 

Master Kelly is dedicated to his family - particularly his two sons, both of whom are 5th Dans.  He says he considers the entire International Tang Soo Do Federation family.

 

Master Kelly also emphasizes a belief in complete loyalty and dedication to the International Tang Soo Do Federation and to Grandmaster Chun Sik Kim.

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Canales

© 2018 by International Tang Soo Do Federation™. 

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