What is the CTF?


The Choong Sil Taekwondo Federation (CTF) is an association of Taekwondo schools in the United States to which our school belongs. It was begun and is led by Grand-Master Robert H. Hardin, Ninth Degree Black Belt. Its headquarters are in Deer, Arkansas.

Visit their website @ www.choongsil.com.

When you join the CTF you will receive the association patch and become entitled to all privileges of membership. The annual dues are $25.00 and are initially paid at the time of your first testing.
In order to maintain high standards, the CTF certifies the results of all testings of its member schools and, upon determining that you meet its requirements for promotion, will award you a certificate indicating your new rank.
All certified and assistant instructors must attend CTF sponsored training and pass examinations to make sure that you receive the best instruction possible. The training covers many different areas and continues even after an instructor is certified.
The CTF also sponsors a number of regional tournaments each year in different locations so you may test your skills against those of students of a similar age and rank from other schools. There are always exciting events at the tournaments which are also fun to watch, such as special demonstrations and the competition in the Black Belt divisions.
The CTF sponsors other special events such as summer training camps and special seminars for the members as well as an annual Christmas Awards Banquet for its black belts.

CTF is one of the most innovative and successful systems of Taekwondo in the United States. The secret of success is in teaching method that carefully individualizes one’s progress according to current ability and physical condition by positively reinforcing accomplishments and constantly challenging the student to be what they want to be.
The proof of success is in the individual rewards from thousands of CTF students who can relate their own personal success story.

It is well established that individual success is based upon the setting of goals, strong work ethics, and the acceptance of responsibility.

Training in Taekwondo teaches the individual to have:

(the ability to see what you may become)

(the motivation to begin)

(the work ethic)

(the acceptance of success and it responsibilities)