TAEKWONDO FEDERATION OF INDIA, LUCKNOW
Taekwondo was formed
In the year 1975, Taekwondo was introduced in India and in the year 1976 the Taekwondo Federation of India (TFI) was formed and established as a National Body of Taekwondo in India. Grand Master Jimmy R. Jagtiani was the founder, President of TFI. 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.
1st Anniversary of TFI
On 2 August 1977, the first anniversary of Taekwondo Federation of India was organized with a demonstration of highly techniques at the K.D. Singh Babu indoor stadium.The functioned was inaugurated by none other than the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea His Excellency Mr. Bum Suk Lee., and Dr. Banarsi Das Gupta was the Chief Guest. He was so fascinated with the promotion of Taekwondo, that he promised maximum support in promotion of Taekwondo in India.
National (Olympic) Games.
Taekwondo was introduced by the Indian Olympic Association, for the first time in the National (Olympic) Games held at New Delhi in the year 1985. The TFI arranged special demonstration by the Korean Experts in the premises of the Prime Minister’s resident, New Delhi on 17 March 1986. The Prime Minister late Hon’ble Rajiv Gandhi had witnessed the demonstration. He was so impressed that promised to extended all possible help to the Taekwondo Federation of India, resulting in recognition of the Taekwondo Federation of India in 1988 by the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India with the authority to have its corresponding Units in all States and Union territories of India.
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 rules. The Sports Authority of India (S.A.I) adopted Taekwondo in its syllabus for coaching Instructor and The Railway Department extended concession for the Taekwondo players participating in the National & State Taekwondo Championship.
At present Taekwondo Federation of India has its affiliated members Association in 26 States/Union Territories besides Services Sports Control Board (S.S.C.B.), Army Sports Control Board (A.S.C.B.), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Taekwondo Academy of India (TAI), The Taekwondo Academy of India assigned to look after the technical matter such as promotion of Taekwondo philosophy, development of Techniques, Dan Promotion Test, Black Belt Degree, National Instructor Course and National Referee Course, as per the curriculum of Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo Headquarter, Korea. Approximately 2.50 thousand members, trainees are under theTaekwondo Federation of India, TFI.