As indicated in our first communication on April 30th, 2011, the International Taekwondo Research Consortium Website would be up and running by September. Although the launch of this website is not through our own website domain address, we are off to a start in progressing towards a sound scientific body of TKD research enthusiasts.
The mission of the ITRC is to provide an open forum for disseminating past and current taekwondo research findings. Secondary purposes of the ITRC are to provide opportunities for international research collaborations, education (e.g., coaches, students, parents, and referees) as well as regular academic conferences held within representative countries of ITRC members. From the beginning stages of the development of the ITRC, it was agreed that a key component to the success of this international group is to ensure that the organization and administrative activities are of an appropriate informal nature. Specifically, recommendations for ITRC research activities and conferences are encouraged to be suggested and developed by all members.