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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

About


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 2023 the Federation is excited to be holding its 17th World Championship in Washington, D.C., United States.  

Location

 

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001 United States
+1 (202) 582-1234


*All Events, Seminars and Testings will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. 
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JULY 27TH - JULY 30TH, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C.

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Reminders

If you are participating in the Judge/Referee Seminar, please bring your arm band, whistle and ID card

If you are competing in Sparring, please bring your sparring equipment and mouth guard.

 

**You can also register for seminars, tournament events and exams at the World Championship.**

Message from Choong Jae Nim regarding
World Championship Demonstrations

"Tang Soo Masters and Instructors!  This is your Choong Jae Nim.  As you know, I am very excited and enthusiastic about the 17th World Championship in a few weeks.  I am especially excited to see you, your students, and families!
 
During the World Championship, I like to have those from outside the United States to do a demonstration.  However, sometimes time does not allow for me to have everyone do a demonstration.  So, I would like to ask you if you are interested in doing a demonstration.  If so, you must let me know what the demonstration is and who will be doing the demonstration.  It should be no more than 2 minutes long.  
 
From your request, I will decide which ones are the best representation and allowed for the time we have for Saturday demonstrations.  Tang Soo!
 
Your Choong Jae Nim Master Chun Sik Kim"
 
 
"¡Tang Soo Maestros e Instructores!  Este es su Choong Jae Nim.  Como saben, estoy muy emocionado y entusiasmado por el 17º Campeonato Mundial que se realizará en pocas semanas.  Estoy especialmente emocionado por verlos a ustedes, a sus estudiantes y a sus familias.

Durante el Campeonato Mundial, me gustaría que los que vienen de fuera de Estados Unidos hagan una demostración.  Pero a veces el tiempo no permite que todas las personas hagan una demostración.  Entonces, me gustaría preguntarles si están interesados en hacer una demostración.  En ese caso, deben informarme en qué consiste la demostración y quién la hará.  No debe durar más de 2 minutos.  

De su petición, yo decidiré cuales demostraciones son las más representativas y apropiadas para el tiempo que tenemos para las demostraciones del Sábado.  ¡Tang Soo!

Su Choong Jae Nim Maestro Chun Sik Kim"

Mr. Marcello Park, professional photographer of USMA Photography, will be available for World Championships special photo shoots throughout the weekend.

NEW MASTERS DIVISIONS ADDED!

Masters Bong Hyung O Dan Competition
(Men and Women)
21 to 39  and 40+

and


Masters Breaking Competition 
(Men and Women)
21 to 39  and  40+


If you have already registered, you can easily add these new divisions at the World Championship. 

Please note, you may have to pay an additional $5 depending on how many events you have already registered and paid for.

PLEASE NOTE

There will NOT be any black belt promotion exams or recertifications at the World Championship. 

Only MASTERS examinations and recertifications will be held.

We are excited many people are coming to the World Championship.

Unfortunately, there are no more rooms available at the Grand Hyatt at the discounted ITF rate.

You can now book rooms at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill at a discounted ITF rate of $199 per night.

Otherwise, any other rooms available at the Grand Hyatt will be at their regular rates. 

Please use the following link to book your rooms at the Hyatt Regency
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRW/G-TANG

 

ITF World Championship News

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

 

*All events will take place in the Constitution Ballroom*

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Masters Seminar (4th Dan & Up) + Masters Recertification

6:00 PM

School Owner/Out of Country Instructor Meeting

8:00 AM

Friday, July 28th, 2023

 

Judge and Referee Seminar (18 years old and older)
*Participants are required to have whistles, their certification card and armband if applicable.
*Participants are to bring the Forms and Sparring Guidelines to the            seminar.

*The following events will take place in the Independence Ballroom*

9:30 AM
1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Black Belt Seminar
Color Belt Seminar
Team Matches

Awards Banquet

*The following event will take place in the Constitution Ballroom*

8:00 PM

Saturday, July 29th, 2023
17th International Tang Soo Do Federation World Championship

 

7:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
2:00 PM
6:30 PM

8:00 PM

Registration
Opening Ceremony
Eliminations
Demonstrations
Finals (Grand Champion Competition, Team Finals, Final Demonstrations)
Closing Ceremony

*The following events will take place in the Independence Ballroom*

Sunday, July 30th, 2023
85th Dan Classing Championship

 

*The following events will take place in the Constitution Ballroom*

8:00 AM

Masters Testing
Kyo Sa Nim and Junior Kyo Sa Nim Test

Registration Forms and Tournament Information

 

The International Tang Soo Do Federation™ World Championship is a 4 day event held once every two years in different parts of the world.  The World Championship directors and all those involved take great care to provide an exciting and meaningful event for all those who participate.  

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION FOR THE 17TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE REGISTERING ONLINE.

2 Ways To Register

Register and submit payment online by clicking below

OR

Download the forms and send in your payment to ITF Headquarters.  

Questions?

(412)373-8666 or info@itftangsoodo.com

Awards Dinner Banquet

 

Unfortunately, the deadline to reserve tickets has now passed and tickets are no longer available.

The Awards Banquet is an evening where select International Tang Soo Do Federation members are recognized for their achievements and dedication in authentic Tang Soo Do. Please join your fellow International Tang Soo Do Federation associates in celebrating their accomplishments.  

Dinner will be buffet style and will include your choice of chicken, beef, fish and vegetables. 

$55/person

AWARD DINNER BANQUET FORM AND PAYMENT
MUST BE RECEIVED BY
JULY 21st, 2023

Questions?

(412)373-8666 or info@itftangsoodo.com

Online Test Forms

 

The following forms may be filled out online ahead of time and printed.  Please bring your completed forms to your test or recertification.  

Hotel Room Reservations

 

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol HIll
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001  United States
+1 (202) 737-1234 or +1 (800) 233- 1234


The International Tang Soo Do Federation has blocked out hotel rooms for the 17th World Championship at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  

In order to get the best rates from the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, rooms should be reserved directly through the ITF website using the link below.  

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRW/G-TANG

If you would like to book your reservations via phone, please call +1 (202) 727-1234 or +1 (800) 233 - 1234 if you are outside the U.S

Please mention the ITF 17th World Championship and the dates of the Championship when reserving your rooms to receive your special rate.  
Click here for a Fact Sheet on the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.  The Fact Sheet includes the following hotel information:  Accomodations, Services + Facilities, Restaurants + Bars, Recreational Facilities, Location, Visitor Information, Transportation and Points of Interest.  
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001  United States
+1 (202) 582-1234 or +1 (800) 233- 1234


The International Tang Soo Do Federation has blocked out hotel rooms for the 17th World Championship at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel.  

In order to get the best rates from Grand Hyatt, rooms should be reserved directly through the ITF website using the link below.  

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASGH/G-ILSD

If you would like to book your reservations via phone, please call +1 (202) 582-1234 or +1 (800) 233 - 1234 if you are outside the U.S

Please mention the ITF 17th World Championship and the dates of the Championship when reserving your rooms to receive your special rate.  

 

Due to the high number of participants, rooms at the Grand Hyatt Washington at the discounted ITF rate are now sold out.

Questions?

(412)373-8666 or info@itftangsoodo.com

Travel Information

 

For those traveling from nearby states, the MARC train, located in Odenton, Maryland has free parking.  This will take you to Union Station where you can get to the Metro Center, which is directly below the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel.  Please visit the links below for more information.

https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/marc-penn

https://www.wmata.com/

 

Questions?

(412)373-8666 or info@itftangsoodo.com

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