President's Column
Prof. Chang Ung
Dear all ITF family members,

Greeting New Year 2014, I would like to wish all of you, in the name of myself as President of International Taekwon-Do Federation, a Happy New Year hoping only joy and happiness dwell in your family life and every success materializes in all your expectations as tomorrow is today’s dream.
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Delegation of Argentina Taekwon-do Federation visited Argentina’s State President on 6th July 2011
19th Jul 2011   11:39
After several months waiting for an audience we finally had on July 6th 2011 a meeting with Dra Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Argentina’s President. In this occasion we delivered to her the Honorary ITF Dan certificate.

We had requested this certificate on November 2010 because in that moment we had the mentioned audience with her but for different reasons this was not possible. This is the first time in Argentina’s history that the ITF representing are officially receipted and listened.
This is the top authority of the Country and in consideration of the brief time that the Government protocol gives to these kinds of audiences, she asked to us a brief review of Taekwon-do’s history in our Country and its relation with the rest of the world which was delivered to her personal Secretary the next day.
We have positives hopes about some recognizing to our existence and history as the foundational members of this art in Argentina and stop with our living in the darks as ITF is suffering since so many years. This is a first positive step largely waited, we did all our best to achieve this goal and we’ll follow out in our pretentions, however it is also true that the final recognizing it is not in our hands.
On this occasion and in our official presentation we described to the Argentine President the importance of honorary certificates as special ITF consideration to very distinguished personages over the world and the person who is signing this document it is not only the ITF President but a recognized IOC member. We follow out with our incessant job to put our ITF in the top public consideration supported by our professional issue. This meeting was applied by Grand Masters Ricardo Desimone & Adolfo Villanueva, Senior Masters Osvaldo Rios Olivero & Eduardo Palmisano and several other Argentinean Masters. Some pictures in attachments are illustrating this unique moment.

Yours in Taekwon-do
Grand Master Ricardo Desimone
On behalf of Argentina Taekwon-do Federation
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