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
Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D. C. 20001
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.
Your Choong Jae Nim, Chun Sik Kim
President and Founder of the International Tang Soo Do Federation TM
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.
COACH MR. CHRIS MARKLE
COACH MASTER JEREMY DOLLINGER
UNITED KINGDOM + PORTUGAL
COACHES MASTERS WYNFORD WILLIAMS + CRISTINA COSTA
MASTER ELIZABETH LINDSAY
CS KIM KARATE - NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA
MR. CODY DOLBY
FENTON KARATE - FENTON, MI
MR. LUKE SHAFFER
CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK, PA
MR. RAVEN GOODLOW
CS KIM KARATE - WHITE OAK, PA
MS. ANA RAMIREZ
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.