Saturday, October 30, 2010
TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA: TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA: "TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA - HISTORY In the year 1975, Taekwondo was introduced in India by Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani...."
TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF
- HISTORY INDIA
In the year 1975, Taekwondo was introduced in
by Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani. On India 2nd
Aug. 1976, the Taekwondo
Federation of (TFI) was formed and established as a National Body of Taekwondo in India . On India 2nd August 1977, the first anniversary of Taekwondo
Federation of was organized with a demonstration of high power techniques at the
K.D. Singh Babu Indoor Stadium. The students trained by Grandmaster Jimmy specially
Mr. Inder Kumar Singh and Mr. Dinesh Kumar Singh both are Senior most student
along with Police personals and others
entered the Arena and enhanced the viewers by their superb performance, which
was inaugurated by none other than the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, His
Excellency Mr. Bum Suk Lee., and Dr. Banarsi Das Gupta was the Chief
The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) accorded affiliation to the Taekwondo Federation of India in 1978, the Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU) in 1982, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in 1985 and the South Asian Taekwondo Federation (SATF) in 1994 respectively. The Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of
also granted recognition of the Taekwondo Federation of India as an apex judicial and autonomous
National body of Taekwondo in India in 1988. India
The art of Taekwondo was introduced for the first time in the National Games held at
in the year 1985. The TFI arranged special demonstration by the Korean Experts in the premises of the Prime Minister’s resident, New Delhi on New Delhi 17th March 1986. The Prime Minister late Hon’ble Rajiv Gandhi had witnessed the demonstration. He was so impressed that he promised to extended all possible help to the Taekwondo Federation of India, resulting in recognition of the Taekwondo Federation of India in 1988 by the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India with the authority to have its corresponding Units in all States and Union territories of India.
Mr. Bum Suk Lee, Ambassador of the
| Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani given Taekwondo lesson to |
Police personnel in 1975.
Demonstration of high power Taekwondo techniques
against stick fighter Mr. Inder Kumar Singh at the
grand function of the 1st Anniversary of TFI
Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani, received
Ambassador Medal from His Excellency:
Mr. Bum Suk Lee, Ambassador of the
His Excellency Ambassador of the
Hon’ble Bum Suk Lee. explained the Art of Taekwondo to the
Chief Guest Dr. Barnarsi Das Gupta on the occasion of the
1st Anniversary of TFI in
Student of Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Singh
(from left) got the over-all Team Taekwondo Champion and student of
Master Mohantas Mr. Manjunath Tiwari got the second runner-up
trophy’s in the best fighter in 1980.
Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani received IOA’s plaque from
Raja Bhalender Singh, President Indian Olympic Association in 1984.
Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani represented TFI and presented
The TFI flag to Hon’ble Shri: Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of
The National Institute of Sports (N.I.S.) allowed scholarship benefits to the meritorious sports persons of Taekwondo. The Government of
The Taekwondo Academy of India (TAI) assigned to look after the technical matter such as promotion of Taekwondo philosophy, development of Techniques, Dan Promotion Test, Degree, produced National Instructor as per the curriculum of Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarter, Korea.
The Taekwondo Federation of
has its affiliated members Association
in States/Union Territories/Boards with more
than 1.5 Lakh enthusiasts who practice Taekwondo regularly. India