3rd Asian Tae kwon-Do Federation Congress
3rd Asian Tae kwon-do congress was held on November 10th 2006 at 16:00 – 18:00 hours at conference hall at the venue. In New Delhi the capital city of India with the attendance of ITF president and IOC Member Prof. Chang Ung, ATF President Hwang Pong Yong ATF Vice president Master Kim Ung Choi, and 25 representatives from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Japan, Korero in Japan, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, south Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, UAE, Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, China, Singapore. At the congress he activities of ITF President and development of ITF with WTF and IOC was reported by the Prof. Chong Ung President of ITF & IOC Member as well as ATF President reported all ITF activities and development and proposed issues concerned with the preparation of 4th Asian Championships which will be held in Kazakhstan were discussed
Photo from 3rd ITF Congress New Delhi
4th Asian ITF TKD Congress
At the congress very important issues was discussed for the more development of the ITF in the region, Mr. Hed Mohammad Shirzai Founder and president of All Afghanistan National Taekwon-do Association which was accompanied with Mr. Mohammad Salih Jawahery Vice president A.A.N.T.A
Had a complete briefing regarding the main issues and problems which facing members of ITF Afghanistan The Executive General Director ITF Mr. Ri yong Son and president Asian ITF TKD Federation, Mr. Hwang Pong Yong Promised that they will consider the problems and promised their To full support the All Afghanistan National Taekwon-do Association.
The 18th ITF congress
The 18th ITF congress was held at 2:00 pm in "Uzbekistan" hotel in Tashkent
On sep-19-2008 during the 8th junior & 3rd Veteran Taekwon-do championships Mr. Hed Mohammad Shirzai, Eng. Mohammad Maroof Sharifzada and Abdul Latif Yari were attended this Congress from Afghanistan.
ITF Congress 13th October 2009
The 19th ITF Congress took Place at the Inn Hotel,St. Petersburg Russia on October 13th 2009 Attended by 82 representatives Member countries. Afghanistan was represented by Mr. HED MOHAMMAD SHIRZAI, Official Member & Representative ITF for Afghanistan. Mr. Gula Jan Wafa Mr. Mohammad Salih Jawahery Mr. Mohammad Maroof Sharifzada.
After one minute silence in memory of Late Gen. Choi Hong Hi the founder of Taekwon-do The ITF President Professor and Dr. Chang Ung addressed the congress.
The President praised the efforts Of the organizing committee for the success of the 16th world ITF Taekwon-do Championships and Talked about the outcome of his meeting with the IOC President Mr. Dr. Jacques Rogge and General Association of International Sports Federation GAISF President Mr. Hein Verbruggen regarding ITF issues. There was a presentation of awards & Grand Master Degree Certificates to members Promoted to 9th Dan. The Secretary General
Senior Master Phap lu made a brief report on his Activities since last Congress and treasurer Mr. Kim Chol Gyu Presented his Report on the financial Activities of ITF for 2009.
The Guest of Honor of this Congress was Mrs.choi chun hui, Widow of Gen. Choi Hong Hi After Congress Prof. Dr. Chang Ung was elected by votes of 82 countries Representatives as the Next ITF President for Another Six years. Also Asian enlarged Meeting took place at Moscow Hotel Meeting room on 12th October 2009. Most of the Asian Member Countries were Present at the Meeting the key issues were discussed, The main discuss was regarding the venue and time for the 5th Asian ITF Taekwon-do Championships It was decided that the venue of the 5th Asian championships will be in kazakhstan in the month of April 2010.The International Seminar was organized for all umpires and masters conducted by senior grand master Rhee Ki Ha and Senior Grand master Leong Wai Meng before championships
H.E Prof. Dr. Chang Ung ITF President made a report and agenda items were discussed at the congress.
H.E Mr. Hed Mohammad Shirzai Founder and President of All Afghanistan National Taekwon-do Association ITF was awarded the ITF order souvenir and GEN. CHOI HONG HI distinguish service Medal at the 21st ITF Congress, for his special contribution to the International Taekwon-do Federation.
It was decided to hold the 18th Taekwon-do world championships and the 22nd ITF congress in Bulgaria and adopted relevant documents.
17th ITF World Taekwon-do Championships
Pyongyang, DPR of Korea, September 06-12, 2011
The 17th ITF World Taekwon-do championships of the International Taekwon-do Federation ITF were held in Pyongyang the capital city of DPR of Korea from 6 to 12 September 2011.
800 competitors and officials from 80 countries participated at the most successful and memorable ITF World Taekwon-do Championships ever.
Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-do officials and competitors consist of five persons:
1- Mr. Hed Mohammad Shirzai,
Founder & President of All Afghanistan National Taekwon-do Association ITF as VIP and Umpire at the 17th ITF WTC
2- Mr. Mohammad Maroof Sharifzada,
Chairman Umpire Committee (AANTA) as Umpire at the 17th ITF WTC
3- Mr. Hussain Dad Azizi as Coach at the 17th ITF WTC
4- Mr. Noor Mohammad Shirzai as competitor at the 17th ITF WTC
5- Mr. Murtaza Azizi as competitor at the 17th ITF WTC
Were very lucky to be there
H.E each Mr. Choe Yong Rim, Premier of the DPR of Korea Cabinet, Mr. Choe Ryong Hae Secretary of the C.C, the workers party of Korea, Mr. Kang Nung Su Vice President of the cabinet.
Mr. Park Myong Chol Minister of physical culture and sports, Mr. Hein Verburggen President of sport accord, Mr. Prof. Dr. Chang Ung IOC member and the president of ITF and vice president of the ITF attended at the opening ceremony.
Mr. Ryang Man Gill Chairman of the Pyongyang city people committee as chairman of the organizing committee of the 17th ITF World Championships called on the participants to devote positive efforts to the prosperity of the Taekwon-do in an opening address.
A splendid demonstration was given by the DPR of Korea Taekwon-do players at the opening ceremony as well.
The competitors competed in the patterns, sparring, special technique, self defense routine and power breaking under the slogan of justice, peace, friendship and solidarity at the TAEKWON-DO PALACE the largest Taekwon-do Stadium in the World.
Mr. Noor Mohammad Shirzai by wining two times in the TUL (Pattern) section and one time in the MATSOGI (sparring) represent ITF Afghanistan Very Well, Against his MADAKASCAR, UZBEKISTAN and NEPAL opponents.
DPR of Korea won 19 Gold Medals out of 36, followed by Russia and Tajikistan.
On September 12, participation in the championships visited the grave and tombstone of late legendary father and founder of Taekwon-do GEN. CHOI HONG HI which is located in the Martyrs "patriots" cemetery and attended a farewell party hosted by the ITF and DPR of Korea Government at the People's Palace of Culture.
They also watched Arirang the Grand Mass Gymnastic Performance.