Welcome to the official web site of the International TaeKwon-Do Association.
The ITA website has three main objectives:
- To present information about the ITA to instructors, students, and those with an interest
in the Art of Tae Kwon Do.
- To help our members more easily communicate with ITA Headquarters.
- To offer membership, training and certification to Tae Kwon Do practitioners throughout the world.
The ITA welcomes members from all over the world, into its family.
Instructors, if you and your students desire to join the ITA,
you will find detailed information and the necessary applications in
our "Affiliation Information" section.
Don't wait, Join Today!
James S. Benko Ph.D.
Founder and President of the
International Tae Kwon Do Association
The International TaeKwon-Do Association
was founded on July 9, 1974 by Grand Master James S. Benko
(see biography) and his late-wife,
Edna (Dieu Thi Vu). Grand Master Benko has been studying the Korean
martial arts since 1959, providing ITA members with guidance from
over 50 years experience.
The ITA was established
to preserve and perpetuate the study of the Art of Tae Kwon Do
without "martial arts politics".
New products, services, and
information will be added to this web site on a regular basis.
This will provide those
interested in the Korean martial arts with a
continuous source of accurate and authoritative information.
Enjoy your visit here and please feel free to send correspondence at
the ITA address provided below.
The ITA may be contacted at:
International TaeKwon-Do Association
P.O. Box 281
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48480, USA
Telephone: (810) 232-6482
- Instructor Verification Form
If you find someone claiming to be an ITA (International TaeKwon-Do Association)
Instructor and that his/her
school is a member of the ITA, you can check by submitting this form.
The ITA takes legal action against anyone attempting to use the ITA name.
- ITA Guestbook
Thank you for visiting our web site.
We hope your visit was both enjoyable and informative. We would be pleased if
you would sign our Guestbook!
- Web Site Awards
Our web site has received several awards
for excellence and for maintaining the highest standards
of the true spirit of the martial arts.
- DVD Video Catalog Main Menu
Tae Kwon Do, Korean Swordsmanship,
Hapkido, Law Enforcement, Korean Weapons and More.
- Book Catalog Main Menu
Tae Kwon Do Patterns, Korean Cane, Kwan Jyel Sul,
Vital Points, and More.
- Audio CD Catalog Main Menu
History, Terminology, How To Teach, Meditation,
Dojang Etiquette, and More.
- ITA Patches
- ITA Flag
- Order Form
Use our convenient On-line order form or, Phone, or
Mail your order in Today!
- Korean Swordsmanship Program
Earn Black Belt ranks in the Art of Shim Soo Do (Traditional Korean Swordsmanship) through our ETP
(External Testing Program).
- Korean Weapons Program
No matter what style of Korean martial arts you study, you can
earn Black Belt ranks in Han Kuk Mu Ki Do (Traditional Korean Weapons) through our ETP
(External Testing Program).
Special News Announcements
- Animated Techniques
Techniques of the Korean Sword, Korean Cane,
Korean Nunchaku, Korean Sickle, Tahn Bong (Short Stick), Kwan Jyel Sul
(Joint Manipulations), and Jung Bong (Middle Staff).
- Serving With Pride
Grandmaster Benko is proud to have served his country in the military, as
were his father and grandfather. The ITA salutes all who have served, and
are serving in the defense of our country.