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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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1st Prof. Ph. Dr. Chang Ung International Taekwon-Do Cup held in Karachi, Pakistan, 13th Feb.2011
16th Feb 2011   11:41
On Sunday 13th Feb 2011, Pakistan National Taekwon-Do Association, ITF hosted the 1st
International Taekwon-Do Championships which was held in the Sindh Sports Board
Complex Hall, Karachi, Pakistan. The All Afghanistan National Taekwon-Do Association ITF was invited to this memorable championship.

From Afghanistan 15 competitors and 4 officials participated, the Afghan team has
demonstrated all 5 divisions Patterns, Sparring, Special Technique, Self Defense Routine
and Power Breaking.
The championship was successfully ended, over 350 juniors and seniors competitors of
different colors and black belts nationally and internationally competed.
The head and members of different martial arts were invited as the guests to the above
mentioned championships.
The All Afghanistan National Taekwon-Do Association ITF team performed an excellent
demonstration as mentioned above.
Besides, on the 12th Feb 2011; a technical seminar was conducted by the AANTA
Chairman Umpire Committee, Mr. Eng.Mohammad Maruf Sharifzada, International
Instructor and Umpire, 4th Dan black belt ITF, for a full day which brought a great
experience for all the competitors, coaches, referees and judges for being more
experienced and professional to the next ITF championships.
Mr. Hed Mohammad Shirzai, Founder and president of All Afghanistan National
Taekwon-Do Association ITF was the guest of honor of this championship, who played
an important role for the popularization and development of ITF TKD in Pakistan Who
Founded the Pakistan National Taekwon-do Association ITF which is now running with
his student Nazim Barkat Ali President of PNTA.
Afghanistan with 13 gold medals and 2 silver medals got the overall cup and first
position, which is proud for all Afghans. Pakistan national TKD ITF Association got the
2nd position and SINDH TKD ITF team got the 3rd position.
Thanks for those who made this championship a huge success and congratulations to the
participants who made this championships remarkable and memorable.

Noor Mohammad Shirzai
President\'s Authorized Deputy
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