The ITF is constantly working to improve the safety of its members. Several ITF Policies and Rules safeguard the health of our members in different ways. Yet, the ITF is not stopping at creating policies and rules. In the last few months, different ITF committees and ITF Board members were working hard to inform our members in different campaigns about various important aspects of physical and mental health. And as the most recent step, the ITF launched some new websites.
Obviously, the Anti-Doping Rules are the one example that comes immediately to mind when thinking about safe sports. It guarantees not only fair competitions but also contributes its share to ensure the health of our members and especially our competitors. All information about anti-doping can be found on the “ITF Anti-Doping” site.
In August and September 2022, the ITF offered ITF Concussion Policy presentations to teach and guide everyone in the ITF, from competitors to coaches, from umpires to medical staff, about the signs and the danger of concussions. With a high level of expertise, all aspects were discussed and illustrated with videos of very different cases during past ITF competitions. In case you missed the excellent presentations, you can find all information and the recording of the ITF Concussion Policy Presentation on our new site about “Concussions in ITF Taekwon-Do“. In addition, you can find some information about how to react in case a concussion was suspected or diagnosed.
The ITF created a “Policy Adult Harassment” in May 2021. Our constant followers in social media know the ITF harassment awareness campaign “Ignoring is Ignorance” that started in early 2021. Now, we have created the “ITF harassment information center” summarizing all information about harassment including the entire campaign “Ignoring is Ignorance” as well as an interactive message form to get your opinion and experience with harassment.