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7th Nepal ITF Championships in 5th Nepal National Games,Apr.7th-8th,2009
23rd Feb 2010   16:28
ITF players during the practice season of demonstration

"Is this the real Taekwon-Do?" a spectator asked to his fellow player when the ITF Taekwon-Do was processing on the heart of the Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. "Before I see this event, I thought Taekwon-Do was the game of just kicking but now I know, Taekwon-do is the great art of Kicking and Punching as well".

Honorable president of Nepal, Mr. Ram Baran Yadav addressing the opening ceremony of the 5th National Games.

The dialogues like mentioned above are the examples of the popularity of ITF Taekwon-Do in Nepal as thousands of peoples and players come to know about the real Tekwon-do when the national sports council of Nepal includes the ITF event in its historical 5th National Games. This is the first time in the history of Nepalese Sports that the ITF Taekwon-Do has been recognized as the part of the government owned National Games of Nepal and included in the Government Level Mega Event. Karate, Wushu, WTF Taekwon-Do, Judo and Wrestling are the other martial art events that included in the National Games along with ITF Taekwon-Do. There were separate rings for the every individual style event in the same place and martial art lovers watched every event and judge themselves which is the best one.

ITF players during the practice season of demonstration

The 7th ITF National Championship has been held in Kathmandu Nepal from 7th to 8th April as the part of the Fifth National Games of Nepal. Altogether different 32 sports categories are selected for the National Games including ITF Taekwon-Do, where only 21 sports are the official one to count on the medal tally for the games and ITF also makes it place among 21. This is the great achievement of Nepal ITF in its history. "The hard labour and strong dedication of the entire Nepal ITF Team as well the thousands of players and hundreds of Instructors effort make this possible to recognize ITF Taekwon-Do as a part of the 5th National Games of Nepal." said Nepal ITF President Krishna Bahadur Balal "Finally we proved that the strong dedication and hard work results the success. Now our players' life is more bright." 5th National Games has been watched by the 18 thousand spectators in the Main Stadium of Nepal and Millions of people watched it LIVE through the different Television Channel including the Nepal Television, the government owned National Channel.

The 5th National game kicked off on 6th April and concluded in 12th April 2009. Two Hundred ITF players have demonstrated their technique in group in the inaugurate ceremony which has the great value to increase the popularity of ITF Taekwon-Do in Nepal. The Demonstration catches the feelings and heart of thousands of people by the accurate timing and mass pattern demonstration. "This is really the pride for every ITF Taekwon-Do family members, that the NSC has believed us for this demonstration." said the president of Nepal ITF Krishna Bahadur Balal . Other two demonstrations are from Karate and Wushu. The huge clapping after the demonstration of Nepal ITF in the leading of the Chief Instructor Anju Nath Shrestha, from the 18 thousands spectators, proved the quality of ITF Taekown-Do and its techniques. The honorable president of Nepal, His Excellency Mr. Ram Baran Yadam, The honorable Prime Minister Mr. Pushpa Kama Dahal, Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Subash Chandra Nemwang, Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Gopal Sakya and other ministers, parliament members, political leaders watched the ITF Demonstration in the Opening Ceremony.
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