Address to the Members on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ITF Foundation

I, on behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, would like to present my warm thanks and congratulations to all members under ITF on the special occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Foundation of International Taekwon-Do Federation.

May I take this opportunity to pay the most tribute to Gen. Choi Hong Hi, the Founder of Taekwon-Do and 1st President of International Taekwon-Do Federation, in the name of the entire ITF family.
The specific and best regards, as well, to Mrs. Choi Chun Hi, the widow of late Gen. Choi Hong Hi, and her family including Master Choi Jung Hwa.

Since ITF has been formed on 22nd March 1966, ITF had the great achievements as the precious treasures for the human on this planet and came to reach today under the countless supports and co-operation from all of you.
During those days ITF had to go through the unexpected difficulties and ordeals and even today, has to go through the ridiculous challenges caused by betrayers and traitors. However, it is matter of time and it is our strong confidences ITF would go forward on the right track and demonstrate its skills and ability worldwide in the near future as the strongest International Martial-Art Organization with more fervent supports from you.

In this significant year, ITF plans to have the big ceremony for celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ITF Foundation in Pyongyang, DPR Korea, the Motherland of Taekwon-Do, from 16th to 20th this coming May, where the tomb of late Gen. Choi Hong Hi is.
The Korean Taekwon-Do Committee is now working very hard to make this ceremony memorable and success under the participation of all the Taekwon-Do peoples throughout the world including South Korea.
The participants will definitely enjoy this ceremony including paying the respects to Gen. Choi Hong Hi before his tomb and sightseeing his legacies exhibited in Taekwon-Do Palace as well as the tours to the scenic spots such as Mt. Myohyang where keeps and maintains the historical materials of Korean traditional martial art, Taekwon-Do, as it was.
Availing myself of this opportunity, I am about to advise you all it is the time to fulfill your duties and obligations as his students without any remorse in the future.

I should again like to extend my greetings and appreciation to you and wish all the members every success and best of luck in your future lives and works.
Thank you

Prof. CHANG Ung
IOC Member

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