ITF Poomsae in CISM Taekwondo competitions?
The 21st CISM World Military Taekwondo Championships will start on October 19th in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
There will be 257 participants from 34 countries who will compete in Kyorugi, Poomsae and Hosinsul competitions.
Recently the president of the CISM Taekwondo Sport Committee, Lieutenant Colonel Seong-Sup Lim has been insisting on the union of the World Taekwondo Federation and the International Federation. Moreover, he publicly announced that the poomsae competitions at CISM events would implement the ITF’s poomsae forms.
However, Lim’s declarations faded away due to the WTF and Kukkiwon’s strong opposition. Despite this clash with the two main Taekwondo institutions, Lim continued emphasizing the importance of putting into effect the ITF’s poomsae style, increasing the probabilities of its eventual implementation in future CISM competitions.
Hence, this year’s CISM World Military Taekwondo Championships might become a turning point for such controversial implementation.