IAC – International Adapted Course

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Students,

On behalf of ITF Taekwon-Do Finland and Taekwon-Do Center we have the great pleasure to invite you to an International Adapted Course which will be held in Ylöjärvi, Finland from 28th to 29th of January 2023.

The course will be conducted by the Chairman of the ITF Inclusion Committee, Master Leonardo Oros Duek.

The Adapted Taekwon-Do program was developed by the Inclusion Committee with the aim of providing the most up-to-date tools that allow us to bring our art closer to all who wish to practise it.

The course teaches the identification of the different special needs, how to approach students with special needs, managing the relationship with parents, and how an inclusive teaching program is developed, among other topics.

The course is aimed at red and black belts who seek to expand their knowledge in the field of teaching and who wish to increase their volume of students in a practically virgin market.

All course participants will receive their OFFICIAL ITF CERTIFICATE.

It will undoubtedly be a special opportunity to receive a unique and complete training for the first time in Europe.

It will be a pleasure and honor for us to welcome you and share this exclusive event with you.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Tanja Hammare
ITF Finland

Download invitation letter with full details here

Note: Contrary to previous information IAC is aimed for red and black belts, but IAC Finland is now open to all Taekwon-Do enthusiast from 14 yo. and above.

Important information the participants

The following information has been also sent for the clubs participating to the event.


Registration at the venua takes place at 10:00-11:00 AM on saturday 28th of January. How ever we wish all participants to arrive at the venue at 10:30 on latest, so the seminar can start 11:00 AM, when the participants are lined up.

Dress code and equipment

Dress code for the participants is a dobok. No sparring gear or other equipments are needed.

At the sauna and dinner dress code is free. Bring a bath towel and a swimsuit for the sauna.


All participants must follow the ITF’s protocol seen below.

Requirements during training

  1. all participants shall wear a clean and ironed official ITF dobok or the track suits suite at all time;
  2. before each new session participants line up in order to welcome the instructor(s).
  3. after each session participants remain until the instructor(s) leave the venue.
  4. participants must act according to the official ITF Protocol;
  5. participants standing at ease must assume ready stance with their hands behind the back at all times.
  6. participants sitting on the floor at ease must cross their legs at all times.
  7. participants allowed to ask questions shall stand up at all times and assume ready stance with their hands behind the back.
  8. participants before asking a question shall first announce their name and country.

Opening Ceremony Procedure

  1. participants line up in order to welcome and receive the Instructor(s);
  2. welcome words addressed by the Organizer;
  3. introduction of the Committee Instructor(s) by the Organizer;
  4. introduction of special guest(s) if present;
  5. welcome words addressed by the Committee Instructor;
  6. beginning of the Course;

Closing Ceremony Procedure

After the last training part of the course, the Organizer will:

  1. Provide each participant with a questionnaire (15 minutes);
  2. Conduct of the closing ceremony by the Organizer / closing by the Committee chairman / instructor(s);
  3. group photo session / individual photo session with the Committee Instructor if requested;
  4. signatures to be given by Committee Instructor if requested;
  5. the Organizer accompanies the Committee Instructor out of the venue.

N.B.: The IAC certificate of participation will be issued to those who completed the course.

Spectators and photography

No spectators will be allowed during the IAC;
Filming and or Photographs are allowed, only if approved by the IAC Committee;

Sauna and dinner on saturday evening

The dinner is available at Sivakkalan sauna (https://goo.gl/maps/44gnp1wBsVYsA4Yt5)  from 19:00 PM. After the meal, the program includes socializing and taking a sauna. Participants are asked to bring a bath towel and a swimsuit. The sauna is available until midnight. Food and sauna drinks are available. The event is non-alcoholic.


IAC Finland 2023 will be held in the city of Ylöjärvi on 28th and 29th January 2023. Ylöjärvi is located 15 minutes from Tampere, the host city of the 2023 World Championships.

The venue address: Elotie 2, 33470 Ylöjärvi.


The meeting point for registration will be at the venue.

Registration will be open on Saturday January 28th at 10:00 to 11:00.


All participants must pre-register to the IAC at the latest 19th January 2023. However, participants should register as soon as possible, as the number of places is limited.  Pre-registration is a two-step process:

1. Organizer registration

The registration to the organizer is done using ITF Finland’s online system.
Please contact Mr Lasse Kuusisto to get your credentials to the database: lasse.kuusisto@taekwon-do.fi

2. ITF registration 

The participants must also register to the official ITF database. This is done through your national organization. Please make the registrations as soon as possible, but at the latest January 19th 2023.

IAC fees

Degree Participation fee Organization fee
10 gup to 6th degree * 75 € 60 €
7th to 8th degree 40 € 60 €
9th degree 60 €


Dinner and sauna 50 €
Adapted Taekwon-Do book 20 €

* Note: Contrary to previous information IAC is aimed for red and black belts, but IAC Finland is now open to all Taekwon-Do enthusiast from 14 yo. and above.


Saturday January 28th

10:00 – 13:00        Course part 1
13:00 – 14:00        Lunch
14:00 – 18:00        Course part 2
19:00                      Dinner with sauna (optional)

Sunday January 29th

10:00 – 12:00        Course part 3
12:00 – 13:00        Lunch
13:00 – 16:00        Course part 4
16:00                      Closing ceremony of the IAC







IAC – International Adapted Course, Finland 2023