Cooperation was established between the ISF and World Taekwondo (WT), supporting the development of Taekwondo in the world of School Sport.
MANCHESTER, UK (October 21, 2022) – On Friday, October 21, World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue and General Secretary Jeongkang Seo hosted ISF President Laurent Petrynek, accompanied by ISF Continental President for the Americas Jose Martin Sanchez Tenorio in Manchester for the 2022 Manchester Taekwondo World Grand Prix for the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony (MoU) between the two federations.
Through this newly established partnership, the overall goal is to further support and develop the sport of Taekwondo and its use as an educational tool for youth. This Covenant will increase the promotion of Taekwondo in schools and school sporting events, both nationally and internationally, by increasing awareness of the sport and encouraging more youth to practice the sport from an early age through better cooperation and communication with local authorities.
“We are delighted to establish this partnership with World Taekwondo, further developing the sport of Taekwondo within the ISF and the entire school sports community. In recent years, taekwondo has made great strides in school sport, becoming a staple of ISF multi-sport events such as Gymnasiade U15 2021 in Serbia and Gymnasiade U18 2022 in France. In 2023, we will proudly host two more Taekwondo events, including the ISF World Championships at the Taekwondo School in Mexico next June and the next ISF U15 Gymnasiade later in August 2023.” – ISF President Laurent Petrynka
“We are very pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the International School Sport Federation. Taekwondo is practiced in many schools around the world because it is a sport that not only keeps children physically active but also teaches them important values ??such as discipline, respect and understanding. Our memorandum of understanding with the ISF will allow us to share knowledge and maximize opportunities for young people to practice Taekwondo. The ISF Taekwondo Championships will be a major event for World Taekwondo and the Taekwondo community.” – President of World Taekwondo Chungwon Choue
ISF 2023 competition program Organization of taekwondo events with World School Taekwondo Championships in Mazatlán, Mexico and ISF U15 Gymnasiade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The sport of taekwondo will be played twice in the ISF 2023 event calendar, and the city of Mazatlán, Mexico will host the ISF World School Taekwondo Championship from 27this june to 3r&d July and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosting the 2ndn.d edition of the ISF U15 Gymnasiade from 19p to 27this September. The ISF members hosting these events, the Mexican School Sports Federation (FEMEDEES) and the Brazilian School Sports Federation (CBDE), are in the process of preparing all the logistics of the event at the highest level, ready to welcome students from all over the world, further demonstrating their strong commitment to school sports at the international level, being one of the most active members in ISF events.
At the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ISF and World Taekwondo in Manchester, England, President of FEMEES and Continental President of ISF America Jose Martin Sanchez Tenorio accompanied ISF President Laurent Petrynka in this important step in the development of Taekwondo in the world of school sports.
“The cooperation agreement between the highest authority responsible for Taekwondo is very important, because it strengthens the trust between us as organizers, participants and trainers. It will certainly help to build better participation of Taekwondo athletes in ISF events and also help in joining new countries. This will be the first Taekwondo World Championship to be held in Mazatlan, Mexico and this partnership will make it a success!” – FMEDES and ISF President Continental America Jose Martin Sanchez Tenorio
World Taekwondo (WT) was founded in 1973 and is the International Federation governing the Olympic sport of Taekwondo, the most inclusive and accessible combat sport that combines the values ??of combat with those of a global elite sport. WT is also committed to empowering refugees and displaced people around the world by providing Taekwondo training with the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.