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 V Dan(president) & Denis Magua V
Dan (vice president), their instructor & mentor is Master Trevor Nicholls VIII Dan
who is the Secretary general of I.T.F. and president of UKITF Taekwon-Do Association.
- Taekwon-Do South Africa undertakes to promote and teach Taekwon-Do in South Africa
to people regardless of their religion, race, nationality or ideology.
- Taekwon-Do South Africa will promote and instil in its students a sense of courtesy,
integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit (the tenets of Taekwon-Do).
-Taekwon-Do South Africa undertakes to grow Taekwon-Do in South Africa into a formidable
ITF force to compete with and best the leading ITF National Organisations around
- Taekwon-Do South Africa undertakes to teach, promote, and create ITF Taekwon-Do
pupils and instructors in all communities of South Africa.
-Taekwon-Do South Africa aims to be a leading martial arts organisation here in South
Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa
(President of I.T.F)
Click here for Magua Taekwon-Do club’s highlight video.