Dear all ITF Senior Grand Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Masters, Masters and lnstructors,
Dear all ITF Taekwon-Do students and practitioners,
Dear all ITF family members,
Dear colleagues and friends,
Ladies and gentlemen,
The historical year 2014 is bidding now deeply engraved upon its mind of great achievements that we gained altogether through the whole period of the year. The ratification of long Iasted Protocol of Accord between ITF and WTF under the presence of IOC President made great international echoes thus consolidating our status conducive to the bright future of ITF in the framework of Olympic Movement. The obviously known conclusion of long lingering court litigations brought itself positive contributions to the consolidation of our unity along with important ITF events such as World and Continental Taekwon-Do Championships, especially Dushanbe event the culmination of which was 24th ITF Congress crowned with resounding success.
All these premises are offering us a new spring platform to step into the New Year 2015 which coincides with 60th anniversary of Taekwon-Do nomination by our beloved Founder General Choi Hong Hi. We are to more revitalize our works with relevant international organizations such as IOC the new decisions of which at the 127th IOC Session will be of such importance we are to resort to for the immediate formulation and application of ITF policy giving strong impetus for the hosting of 19th Pyongyang ITF World Taekwon-Do Championship and 25th ITF Congress with resounding success while paying constant attention to successful carrying-out of Protocol of Accord with World Taekwon-Do Federation on one hand and on the other hand to providing strong infrastructures of main NGBs.
Words are missing to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks for everything you have done for the promotion of our ITF through this whole year period which deeply moved my mind. At this important calendar´s crossroad, I would like to conclude my humble speech wishing all of you good health, happiness and more prosperity in your responsible work and in the bosom of your families.
With best regards, I remain
Prof. Dr. Chang Ung