Grandmaster Jimmy R. Jagtiani, 8th Dan.
Message from the Secretary General; TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA.
Thirty five years !!! Thirty five years of struggle and hope, thirty five years of dedication and satisfaction, thirty five years to the service and Humanity and thereby to the cause of Taekwondo. Glory comes after on its own.
Although, Taekwondo comes date back to approximate five thousand years. There are good reasons for its long existence. Those who practice Taekwondo - Martial Art, are benefited in five folds:- i.e.Discipline.Self-confidence.Self-defense.Physical fitness.Olympic Sport.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) adopted Taekwondo sport as one of the official events in 1980. 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 India also granted recognition of the Taekwondo Federation of India as an apex judicial and autonomous National body of Taekwondo in India in 1988.The National Institute of Sports (N.I.S.) allowed scholarship benefits to the meritorious Sports persons of Taekwondo.The Government of India, further allowed employment to the meritorious sports persons of Taekwondo against sports quota vacancies in relaxation of the direct recruitment.The Sports Authority of India (S.A.I) adopted Taekwondo in its syllabus for coaching Instructor in S.A.I.The Railway Department extended concession for the Taekwondo players participating in the National & State Taekwondo Championship.T.F.I., granted affiliation to the Services Sports Control Board (S.S.C.B.) in 1990, the Taekwondo Academy of India in 1990, the Army Sports Control Board (A.S.C.B.) in 1992 and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), in 1995.Under the Promotional Schemes” of the Taekwondo Federation of India, the TFI had produced more than 10000 Black Belt Holders, 3000 National Instructors, 2500 National Referees and more than 2,00.000 trainees all over India. Our target is to increase 50% in the next 5 years plan.
In forty five years of my experience in the Art of Taekwondo, since I started Taekwondo in 1965, and as Founder of Taekwondo in India in 1975 and after qualifying as an International Master Instructor in 1982 and International Referee in 1983, it has been my desire to produce Taekwondo players in Olympic level.
As I have had represented India in numerous International / World and Olympic Taekwondo Competitions, I have found, students learn faster and better with systematic instructions in techniques, those who wish to become the member of Taekwondo Federation of India and want to qualify for the higher Taekwondo Dan Promotion Test, represent India in World or Olympic standard events. Trainees can correspond by e-mail to Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani or visit the site at per the following:
I wish to express my appreciation to all my Senior Students, Instructors, Referee, Management Committee of TFI, Organizers of Nationals, Parents, Sponsored, Legal Advisors, Printed Media, Electronic Media and specially the International Taekwondo Academy (ITA), the Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarter), Korea, who are with me and assisted me in a way or the other to give life to the TFI.
Grand Master JIMMY R. JAGTIANI, 8th Dan
Father of Taekwondo in India
International Advisory Board: Kukkiwon
World Taekwondo Leaders Forum, Kukkiwon
Technical Advisor; Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA
First Indian Grandmaster Inductee in Taekwondo Hall of Fame, USA