Welcome to Taekwon-Do South Africa, the official national governing body of the authentic
I.T.F. (International Taekwon-Do Federation) branch led by Grand Master Choi Jung
Hwa IX Dan. Grand Master Choi is the son of the original founder of all Taekwon-Do,
General Choi Hong Hi. He was legally voted by the original I.T.F organisation to
be the successor in 2001.
TSA is also affiliated to SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic
Committee) through our affiliation to MASA (Martial Arts South Africa), the official
governing body for Martial Arts in South Africa. TSA was founded in January 2004
when after the passing of the founder General Choi Hong Hi, it was decided to create
an organisation to affiliate to the branch of I.T.F headed by the founders son and
who in our opinion was the right route to follow. Much of this reasoning was due
to wanting to be as close to the source of original Taekwon-Do as possible.
The general and his pioneers spread Taekwon-Do across the world since 1955 and its
popularity grew like nothing before or since. Other organisations have branched off
and borrowed the name but not the pure techniques of I.T.F. Being so close to the
source of original Taekwon-Do, the training is truly all round as opposed to many
organisations that are overly focused only on the sport aspect.
From its early brutal roots in the military to its full form today including effective
self defence, traditional, sport and mental focus. It is a full spectrum hand to
hand martial art.
Taekwon-Do South Africa headed by Norman Magua VI Dan(president) , his instructor
& mentor is Grand Master Trevor Nicholls IX Dan who is the Secretary general of I.T.F.
and president of UKITF Taekwon-Do Association.