Organizing Committee 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships Feb. 16th, 2011
Dear friends, I am proud of my commitment as the President of the Organizing Committee for the 17th Taekwon-Do World Championships and, on behalf of Pyongyang citizens, I would like to extend my warm welcome to ITF VIPs and all participants in the 17th TWC. Our people are pleased that the World Championships will be held in our country, the cradle of Taekwon-Do, and make preparation to welcome you with friendly feelings awaiting the pleasure to enjoy the exciting matches played by top Taekwon-Do practitioners all over the world. I am sure that the 17th TWC would be of a great success. as our Organizing Committee has wide experiences of having hosted the two World Championships such as the 8th TWC and the 5th Junior TWC in the past. I, together with the members of the Organizing Committee, will do my best to make the Championships greatest in number and the most wonderful of its kind in the ITF history. I hope all of you actively participate in the Championships, display a high level of your techniques, exchange friendly feelings each other and take back the most pleasant memory of Pyongyang. Warm welcome to Pyongyang!
Ryang Man Gil President Organizing Committee for the 17th Taekwon-Do World Championships President of Pyongyang Municipal People's Committee
OFFICIAL INVITATION Dear Sirs/Misses/Madams, I have the honor of informing you that the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships will be held from September 6th to 12th, 2011 in Pyongyang, the Capital of the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Republic of Korea. The Korean Taekwon-Do Committee has the privilege to host the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships according to the decision of the 18th ITF Congress held on Sept. 18th, 2008, in Uzbekistan. I can assure you that the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships, which will be fully supported by the Government of the DPR Korea and the Municipal Government of Pyongyang, would be the most significant and unforgettable World Championships in the ITF history. I, on behalf of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee would like to invite all the ITF NGBs and its members to the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships. The Korean Taekwon-Do Committee will do best to ensure the success of the Championships and to provide the participants with the utmost safety and convenience during the Championships. Hoping to see you all in Pyongyang, Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Hwang Pong Yong President Korean Taekwon-Do Committee
General Information 1. Dates 2. Venue 3. Participants 3.1 Competitor 3.2 Coach 3.3 Umpire 3.4 Official 3.5 Sponsor 3.6 Visitor 3.7 Others 4. Participation Fee 5. Tournament Regulations 6. Award 7. Entry Forms/ deadline for submission of Entry Forms 8. Fine 9. Staying Fees 9.1 Accommodation 9.2 Local transportation 10. Visa 11. Travel to Pyongyang 12. National Flag & Anthem 13. Dress Code 14. Financial Terms 15. Sightseeing 16. Customs 17. Weather 18. Schedule 19. Entry Forms Page 1 of 21
General Information of the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships 1.
Dates The 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships will be held from Sept. 6th (Tuesday) to 12th (Monday), 2011.
Venue Taekwon-Do Palace Pyongyang, the Capital of the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Republic of Korea.
Address: P.O.Box 800 Chukjon-dong No.1, Mangyongdae dist., Pyongyang, DPR Korea
The Taekwon-Do Palace is located in Angol Sports Village, Chukjon-dong No.1, Mangyongdae dist. Pyongyang, DPR Korea. The Taekwon-Do Palace is the largest Taekwon-Do stadium in the world, covering a total floor space of 18,000mÂ˛. It is composed of main competition hall with over 2,400 spectator seats, 8 Dojangs and healthcare facilities including a swimming pool. 3. Participants All of the NGBs affiliated with the ITF and only the Black Belt holders registered with the ITF are entitled to participate in the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships. Those NGBs not affiliated with the ITF but willing to participate in the Championships should obtain the approval of the ITF HQ for their participation. It is the responsibility of the competitors and participants to cover their expenses and insurance for any eventuality. Page 2 of 21
3.1 Competitor - The competitors should be ITF 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Dan Certificate holders and must be 18 ~ 39 years old on the starting day of the Championships (i.e. September. 6th, 2011). - Competitors, at the time of weigh-in, should bring their ITF Dan Certificates, national passports and medical certificates guaranteeing they are prepared both mentally and physically for the Championships. - Entry fee for a competitor is 90USD and it should be paid at the Registration desk. - Competitors should bring their own Red and Blue equipments officially endorsed by the ITF. Equipments of other colors are not allowed. 3.2 Coach One country may bring up to 4 coaches. During the individual competition, only one coach for a competitor may enter the ring. During the team competition, only one coach per team may enter the ring. Only the official coaches have the right to protest. Coaches should wear tracksuits and sports shoes. 3.3 Umpire As for the umpires participating in the Championships, the Organizing Committee follows the decision of the ITF Umpire Committee. The Organizing Committee will pay for the accommodation Package A of only the 60 umpires selected by the ITF Umpire Committee from Sept. 6th ~ 12th, 2011 (7nights and 8days) (alcoholic beverage and International Telephone Call excluded). The Umpires should stay at the hotel arranged by the Organizing Committee. The Umpires should participate in the Technical & Umpire Course organized by the ITF prior to the Championships and the umpiresâ€™ meeting to be held during the Championships. As for the umpire course to be organized by the ITF, the ITF will send out information thereof. If you need more details, please contact the ITF HQ. The ITF Umpire Committee will dismiss any umpire who doesnâ€™t observe the Championships schedule or does not fulfill his/her duties properly and the Organizing Committee will not bear the staying fees for such umpires. 3.4 Official Heads of Delegations (Team Managers) who are authorized by their NGB Presidents will represent their countries. Page 3 of 21
He only can represent his/her delegation during the registration, submit documents and cooperate with the Organizing Committee. He is also responsible for his/her delegation members, including all the activities such as arrival in & departure from Pyongyang, visa & staying period of visa, payment at registration and final payment before departure, etc. He has to participate in the ITF Congress and get to the venue to register at least 30 minutes before the Congress begins. In the ITF Congress, up to 3 people per country, including the Head of Delegation, can participate. 3.5 Sponsor Sponsors accompanying their countryâ€™s delegation (team) will pay the hotel accommodation package price equal to the one applied to the competitors. Any sightseeing or visits which are not included in the Championships schedule should be borne by themselves. 3.6 Visitor (Tourist) As for the Taekwon-Do people and Taekwon-Do enthusiasts who wish to visit the motherland of Taekwon-Do to enjoy the Championships, the hotel accommodation package price, equal to the one for the competitors, will be applied. 3.7 Others The Organizing Committee provides the competitors and coaches wishing to visit Pyongyang for TKD training and promotion test before and after the Championships with the hotel accommodation package price applied during the Championships. As for the promotion test, they should pay the fees stipulated in the ITF Constitution. They must send their visa applications and photos (4cmĂ—5cm) to the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee by e-mail at least 1 month prior to their arrival. 4 Participation Fee - Entry fee per competitor is 90USD and should be paid at the Registration desk. - All the foreigners (including the competitors) should pay 7 USD per person for registration of stay in Pyongyang. It is not included in the Hotel Package Price. 5 Tournament Regulations The ITF Tournament & Umpire Rules will be applied at the Championships. The ITF Tournament & Umpire Rules are available on the ITF Website (www.itftkd.org). Male and female individual & team competitions will be conducted for 5 events Page 4 of 21
such as Pattern, Sparring, Self-defense Routine, Special techniques and Power-breaking. Only 1 competitor per country competes in each category of the individual events. The competitorsâ€™ Dan should be corresponding to their Dan Certificates. Only 1 team per country competes in team events. The team should be composed of 5 competitors and 1 reserve. All the competitors competing in sparring have to wear the official ITF-approved Doboks and Red & Blue safety equipments. 6 Award All participants will be given the Certificate of Participation signed by the ITF President and the President of the Korean Taekwon-Do Committee. The winners will be awarded medals and trophies. The members who rendered special merits will be presented a special award. 7 Entry Forms/ deadline for submission of Entry Forms 7.1 All the NGBs and members to participate in the Championships have to submit their preliminary entry forms until April 30th, 2011 and the Final Entry Forms and visa information will be accepted until July 20th, 2011. The filled-in entry forms and visa details should be sent to the Organizing Committee by e-mail or fax, while the originals be sent to the Organizing Committee by mail until July 20th, 2011. 7.2 Deadline for submission of Entry Forms
All the NGBs and members to participate in the Championships should send to the Organizing Committee all the entry forms and photos necessary for their participation before or until July 20th, 2011, by e-mail/fax and the originals by mail. Address: P.O. Box 800 Chukjon-dong No.1, Pyongyang, DPR Korea Tel: +85 02 18111 (ext. 8809)
Fax: +85 02 3814410 E-mail: email@example.com 8 Fine -
The NGBs who fail to send their final entry forms by mail to the Organizing Committee until July 20th, 2011 should pay a fine of 250â‚Ź to the Organizing Committee. Any NGB that has not submitted its entry forms at all until 3 days before Page 5 of 21
the Championships will pay a penalty of 400 € to the Organizing Committee. Any NGB wishing to make any changes in their entry forms with a valid reason shall pay a penalty of 120€ to the Organizing Committee.
Staying Fees 9.1 Accommodation 9.1.1 Accommodation for participants The Organizing Committee provides the participants with 2 kinds of price packages for their accommodation. Package “A”: Koryo Hotel, Yanggakdo Hotel (15 minutes away from the competition venue by car) Package “B”: Chongnyon Hotel, Ryanggang Hotel (Sosan Hotel-additional) (3 minutes away from the competition venue by car or 5 or 10 minutes respectively on foot) The participants and competitors are kindly requested to pay in cash in Euro at Registration desk. Traveler’s check or credit cards will not be accepted. Special Price Ordinary Price Price Package Double Room Single Double Room Single (per person) Room (per person) Room A 70€ 80€ 90€ 110€ B 60€ 65€ 80€ 95€ All the prices are quoted per person per night. Special-price hotel rooms are limited; therefore, the participants are requested to make reservations for hotel rooms before the deadline. If any participant wants better accommodation, he/she has to pay 30€ extra per person per night. In the Price Packages are included the followings; - Hotel accommodation (the class of hotel corresponds to the package applied for) - Full board (breakfast, lunch and supper) (beverage excluded) - Championships ID Card - Transportation from the airport/ railway station to the hotel at the time of arrival and vice versa at the time of departure. - Transportation from the hotel to the competition venue during the Championships and vice versa. - Free entrance to the competition venue - Free medical service during the Championships (only for competitors) - Free entrance to the Opening/Closing Ceremonies - Interpretation Page 6 of 21
- Free entrance to Friendly Gathering - Farewell Party Note: All the participants in the Championships, including competitors, coaches, officials, sponsors, visitors, umpires and VIPs, must stay at the hotels arranged by the Organizing Committee. If not, they will be deprived of the right to participate in the Championships. 9.1.2 VIPs Accommodation for the ITF VIPs, i.e. ITF EB members, Chairpersons of the Standing Committees, Presidents of the Continental Federations and the Umpires selected by the ITF Umpire Committee will be covered by the Organizing Committee during the Championships (September 6th ~ 12th, 2011). 9.2 Local transportation Participants and members are kindly requested to send their detailed arrival & departure information to the Organizing Committee not later than July 20th, 2011 for the arrangement of transportation (please fill in the Travel arrangement form in 18 Entry Forms). If not notified in advance, they should pay for transportation by themselves. For those members who have booked their hotel rooms and sent the Travel arrangement forms to the Organizing Committee before the deadline the following transportation will be provided; - At the time of arrival; from the airport to the registration point and, after registration, to hotels - During the Championships a) To and from the competition venue everyday b) Sightseeing according to the Championships schedule - At the time of departure; from the hotel to the airport 10 Visa 10.1 Application All participating NGBs and members should send their following information and photos (4cmĂ—5cm) necessary for the issue of visas to the Organizing Committee until July 20th, 2011, by e-mail/fax and mail: z Full name z Gender z Date of Birth z Marital Status z Place of Birth z Nationality Page 7 of 21
Citizenship Current occupation (current employment and position) Current home address Passport Number Date of Issue & Expiration of passport Contact Tel No./e-mail address Name of the country where the DPR Korea Consulate which will issue your visas is located Photos (4cmĂ—5cm)
z z z z z z z
10.2 Issue In order to get your visas issued, please contact the DPR Korea Consulate in your country or the nearest country. At the time of obtaining your visas at the DPRK Consulate you are requested to submit two of your photos. 11 Travel to Pyongyang 11.1 Timetable of Air Koryo Air Koryo plans to arrange the following flights to accommodate the convenience of the participants in the Championships. Timetable of Air Koryo Airlines Date th
Sept. 5 , 2011(Mon)
Sept. 6 , 2011 (Tue)
Sept.13th, 2011 (Tue)
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Beijing-Pyongyang Economy Business
Way Single Double Single Double Single Double Single Double
Currency CNY CNY CNY CNY CNY CNY CNY CNY
Fare 2560 4800 1810 3410 1650 3140 1410 2660
All kinds of airport taxes and service charges are included in the above listed fares. In case of purchasing the tickets in US Dollar or Euro, you will pay the fare according to the dayâ€™s exchange rate of the local bank. 11.3 a.
Air Koryo Branch offices in Beijing, China Tel: (+86 10) 65011557, 65011559 Fax: (+86 10) 65012591 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +13901168346/+13311206253 Shenyang, China Tel: (+86 24) 23251922, 23251937 Fax: (+86 24) 23251936 E-mail: email@example.com Mobile: +13889836799/+13889397066 Bangkok, Thailand Tel: (+662) 234 2805, 2342806 Fax: (+662) 308 2806 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: (+668) 9776 0621/(+668) 1658 2725 Moscow, Russia Tel: (+7) 499 1436307 Fax: (+7) 499 1476300 E-mail: Moscowemail@example.com Mobile: 8926 450 9027 Vladivostok, Russia Tel: (+7) 423 2307 684 Fax: (+7) 423 2307 684 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 8914 0658110/8502 0540465 Page 9 of 21
f. Berlin, Germany Tel: (+49) 306 765 033 Fax: (+49) 396 054 0496 E-mail: email@example.com g. Chugai Travel Co. LTD, Japan Tel: (0081) 3 3835 3654 Fax: (0081) 3 3835 3690 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.JP NOTE: All participants should obtain their relevant Chinese or Russian visa because they will be traveling via the People’s Republic of China or the Russian Federation. 12 National Flag & Anthem All the participating NGBs should bring their 2 national flags (2m×1m) and a national anthem CD (duration: 45 sec. at maximum) and submit them to the Organizing Committee at registration. 13 Dress Code 13.1 Juries and Umpires must wear the umpire suits laid down in the ITF Umpire Rules (navy blue coat, white shirt, navy blue trousers, navy blue neck tie, white track shoes and white socks) 13.2 Competitors must wear the official ITF- approved Doboks, which have been manufactured by Sasung International. When wearing the Dobok with country name of the competitor it will be done below the pine-tree design and the number patches issued to competitors must be worn beneath the belt on the back of Dobok shirt. The national flag may be approximately 2cms below the shoulder seam of a sleeve. The sponsor logos may be worn on the right chest of the Dobok shirt in size of 10cm×5cm. 13.3 Coaches should wear track suits and track shoes. 13.4 Dress code according to the ceremonies a) Competitors should wear ITF official Doboks or team uniforms during the Opening & Closing Ceremonies. During the march in the Opening & Closing Ceremonies all the participating countries should be represented by up to 15 people including competitors and officials. b) At the Awarding Ceremony, competitors should wear ITF official Doboks or team uniforms. Other dresses are not allowed. 14 Financial Terms All the participants must pay in Euro cash for all kinds of payments except the competitors’ entry fees and the registration fees for all members.
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15 Sightseeing In order to meet the demands of those who wish to enjoy the scenery or artistic performance during the Championships, the Organizing Committee may organize the visits to the scenic spots, including Lake Chonji on Mt. Paektu, Mt. Myohyang, Mausoleum of King Tangun and Mausoleum of King Tongmyong and enjoying of the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance “Arirang” on Sept. 10th & 11th. The cost of sightseeing or performance will be paid by themselves. Wishers are kindly requested to inform to the Organizing Committee 1 month prior to the beginning of the Championships. 16 Customs You should not bring with you the forbidden items stipulated in the International Air Regulations. - Especially you are not allowed to have GPS, satellite transmitting equipments and controlled substance (drug) when entering. - Amount of currency is not limited but you are requested to declare them to the Customs. 17 Weather The DPR Korea has 4 seasons, i.e. spring, summer, autumn and winter. September is the autumn season. The average temperature is 21.2⁰C and humidity 77%. September in Korea is the best season of the year. 18 Schedule Sept. 3rd, 2011 (Sat) 14:00 – 16:00 Arrival of participants in Mater’s Day 17:00 – 19:00 Registration of participants in Master’s Day th Sept. 4 , 2011 (Sun) 09:00 – 16:00 Master’s Day Sept. 5 , 2011 (Mon) 14:00 – 16:00 Arrival & Registration of Teams th
10:00-12:00 Technical & Umpire Seminar 15:00-17:00 Technical & Umpire Seminar th Sept. 6 , 2011 (Tue) 14:00 – 20:00 Arrival of Teams 15:00 – 22:00 Registration of Teams 10:00 – 12:00 Technical & Umpire Seminar 15:00 – 17:00 Technical & Umpire Seminar Page 11 of 21
Sept. 7th, 2011 (Wed) 09:00 – 15:00 Weigh-in 08:30 – 13:30 21st ITF Congress 16:00 – 19:00 Draw-lot 17:30 – 18:00 Meeting of Team Managers 18:00 – 19:00 Umpire’s meeting Sept. 8th, 2011 (Thu, 1st Day of Competition) 09:30 – 10:30 Visit to the tomb of Gen. Choi Hong Hi 11:30 – 13:00 Opening Ceremony 16:00 – 20:00 Competition Sept. 9th, 2011 (Fri, 2nd Day of Competition) Competition Award th Sept. 10 , 2011 (Sat, 3rd Day of Competition) Competition Award th Sept. 11 , 2011 (Sun, 4th Day of Competition) Competition Award Sept. 12th, 2011 (Mon, last Day of Competition) 09:00 – 12:00 Competition, Award 12:00 – 12:30 Closing Ceremony 15:00 – 17:00 Friendly Gathering 19:00-21:00 Farewell Party th Sept. 13 , 2011 (Tue) Breakfast Departure
21st ITF Congress Date; Sept. 7th, 2011 Time: 08:30 ~ 13:30 Venue: People’s Palace of Culture, Pyongyang, DPR Korea Participants: Up to 3 delegates per NGB may participate in the ITF Congress. The delegates should arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the Congress begins.
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18.Entry Forms 18.1 Preliminary Entry Form
Form 1. Preliminary Entry Form Country Name of the Head of Delegation Position of the Head of Delegation Address Tel E-mail Fax Number of Officials Number of Competitors Number of Coaches Number of Umpires Number of Sponsors & Visitors Total Number National Flag
NGB President Name:
Deadline: April 30th, 2011 Page 13 of 21
Final Entry Forms
Form 2. Team Event Country: Team events (please check) Sex
Power breaking Special technique
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Self-defense routine Surname
Hero Male 1 Male 2 Male 3 Heroine Male/female 1 Male/female 2 Head of Delegation: Date:
Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011 Page 14 of 21
Form 3. Individual Event Country: Individual Events Sex
Special technique Sparring (kg)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
Head of Delegation: Date:
Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011 Page 15 of 21
Form 4. Umpire
Country: Surname: Given name: DOB: Dan:
2 photos (4cm×5cm) Sex: Umpire “A” Cert.No:
ITF Courses taken during the last 3 years Date
NB: Dress code for Umpires: All of the Umpires will be dressed as laid down in the ITF Constitute (white shirt, navy blue trousers, navy blue necktie, white shoes, and white socks). It is the obligation of umpires to follow the schedule set by the ITF Tournament & Umpire Committee. Anyone who does not observe it will be dismissed as an umpire. I hereby confirm that the above details are faultless and correct and declare that I shall strictly observe the rules & regulations of the ITF. I sincerely wish to referee at the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships to be held in Pyongyang, DPR Korea, from Sept. 6th to 12th, 2011. Signature: Date:
Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011 Page 16 of 21
Country: VIP (NGB President + 1) No
2 Official No
2 Umpire No
Class â€œAâ€? Umpire Cert. No.
1 Coach (4 coaches at maximum) No
1 2 Doctor No 1 Pressman No 1 Sponsor No 1 Visitor No 1 I confirm that all the above listed details are correct. NGB President:
Date: Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011 Page 17 of 21
Form 6. Team Manager Country: Name of NGB: Address: Team Managerâ€™s Name: Tel:
E-mail: Address: Team Manager is responsible for all his/her delegation members participating in the 17th ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships. In his/ her responsibility are included all the relevant matters such as correspondence with the Organizing Committee for submitting the entry forms for the delegation members, applying for and obtaining visas, and registration, participation, financial payment of his or her team members, etc. Team Manager Name:
NGB President Name:
Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011
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18.3 Visa Form
Form 7. Visa
Country: NGB: Address: E–mail: Tel/Fax: Name of the country where the DPR Korea Consulate which will issue visas is located: NB: Please attach 2 photos (4cm ×5cm) for every member Current Surname Given name Sex DOB Place of birth Nationality Citizenship Current address occupation
Date of Expiry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Team Manager: NGB President: Date: Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011
Signature: Signature: NGB Stamp Page 19 of 21
18.4 Hotel Reservation Form
Form 8. Hotel Accommodation Country: Number of
A or B Double Arrival
Date of Departure
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Note: All the sponsors and visitors who will accompany the team shall be included in this form. Team Manager: Signature: Date: Deadline: Jul. 20th, 2011 Page 20 of 21
18.5 Travel Arrangement Form
Form 9. Travel Arrangement Country: Group Number No. of People
1 2 3 4 Note: If the delegation members arrive/depart in separate groups it is required to send all arrival/departure details for each group including number of people, flight number, etc. If they arrive in Pyongyang without any notification of their arrival/departure, the Organizing Committee shall not be responsible for reception of & transportation for them at the airport/railway station.
Deadline: Jul 20th, 2011 Page 21 of 21