Due to the prevailing global pandemic, we as an Organizing Committee have been forced to ask the ITF for the 16th Junior and 22nd Senior World Championships scheduled for fall 2021 to be postponed to 2023. The ITF Governing Body considered the matter and decided to postpone the World Championships to 4th to 10th of September 2023. Therefore, the titles of ITF Taekwon-Do World Champion will not be awarded this year.
The decision has not been easy but there was no other option due to various restrictions related to travelling and gathering. And, on the other hand, because of the slow pace of vaccinations, we couldn’t guarantee a safe event for everyone with absolute certainty. Both the ITF Governing Body and us as the Organizing Committee ask for your support and understanding in this difficult decision. This decision was made putting health and safety first.
Our project will take a break and we will come back to competition arrangements again in the autumn of 2022. Our goal is to continue organizing a great World Championships event, to which we warmly welcome our Taekwon-Do community. Until then, we wish everyone health and strength in these challenging times.