International Instructor Course 13-15.9.2024 in Finland

IIC Finland 2024

180th International Instructor Course in Tampere, Finland September 13th to 15th, 2024.

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and fellow black belt holders,

On behalf of ITF Taekwon-Do Finland and Black Eagle Taekwon-Do, we have the great pleasure of inviting you to the 180th International Instructor Course held in Tampere, Finland September 13th to 15th, 2024.

The course will be conducted by the Chairman of the ITF Technical Committee
Grand Master Hector Marano, IX degree, Argentina.
with ITF Technical Committee members
Grand Master Ung Kim Lan, IX degree, Germany.
Grand Master Jurek Jedut, IX degree, Poland.

The International Instructor Course is open to all ITF members 1st ‐ 9th degree. The ITF Promotion Committee will also be holding a 4th – 8th degree Black Belt Grading on Sunday September 15th.

The event is organized by Black Eagle Taekwon-Do, under the tutelage of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and ITF Taekwon-Do Finland.

On behalf of ITF Taekwon-Do Finland and IIC Finland 2024 Organizing Committee

Tarja Korhonen
ITF Taekwon-Do Finland
Master Thierry Meyour
Black Eagle Taekwon-Do

IIC Venue Picture


The course will be held in Varala Sports Institute which is located just 5 mins drive from Tampere city center. The venue also hosted the IIC 2015 in Finland and the 40th Qualifying International Umpire Course.

Varalan urheiluopisto / Varala sports institute
Varalankatu 36
33240 Tampere


The registration to the IIC is done in 2 separate parts:
Inscription to the course is done through the ITF Taekwon-Do Finland own database called TKDMAN. You can get the credentials by contacting
The participants must also register to the official ITF Online database. This is done through your national organization. Please make the registrations to ITF Online as soon as possible.

Last registration date is July 27th, 2024, but we recommend you register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Ilmoittautumisohjeet SITF:n jäsenseurojen jäsenille (registration information for clubs of ITF Taekwon-Do Finland):


Converted from US$ – rate of may 7th. 2024

Rank Course fee
1st to 3rd degree 140€ (150$)
4th to 6th degree 186€ (200$)
7th to 8th degree 93€ (100$)
9th degree 0€

Organizers fee, paid through Varala’s booking (see below “Accommodation”): 60€


We have made accommodation arrangements with Varala Sports Institute prices including full board. Due to the very tight schedule, we HIGHLY recommend booking your accommodation and meals though Varala as the location is quite remote from the closest restaurants and shops.

Accommodation type (full board) Friday-Sunday Extra night Thu-Fri
Single room (limited number of rooms) 330€ 99€
Twin or triple room 228€ 50€ dbl – 43€ trpl

Pay the organizers fee, and book your accommodation and other items directly through Varala’s online booking system HERE


If you book accommodation through us, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are automatically included in the price. However, if you do not book accommodation from us, you can still reserve meals from Varala through the online form when you register for the course.

On Saturday evening we have a special banquet in restaurant Säde starting at 19.00. If you don’t want to take part in the banquet, you can book a dinner from Varala instead. The dinner will be served in Cafe Anna starting at 17.30. Cafe Anna is also located in the main building of the Varala complex.

If you have special dietary restrictions, make sure to mark them when making your booking.


1- IIC course fee

IIC course fees are paid in Euros through your NA, AA or Club ONLY. No individual payments.

Please make sure that for the identification of the participant the following
information is provided alongside payment:

180th IIC 2024, ITF Club name , Country of origin, and number of participants (Information must match with information given in the entries in TKDMAN).
The total amount must be paid to the following account no later than August 30th, with all transfer fees at the expense of the sender.

Account owner: Suomen ITF Taekwon-Do ry
Account number/IBAN: FI50 1572 3000 3484 90
Bank name and address: Nordea Bank Abp, Satamaradankatu 5, FI-00020 NORDEA, Helsinki, FINLAND

2- Accommodation, meals, banquet and registration fee

Book your accommodation and other items directly through Varala’s online booking system HERE

Other Items
Price per person *Drinks not included

Banquet *
40 €


  • Organizer’s fee is non-refundable under any circumstances related to either traveling issues (visas, flight delays, etc.) or medical issues.
  • 50% Banquet fee and Varala accommodation are refundable until August 5th, 2024.
  • After August 5, 2024 there will be no refund for Banquet and Varala accommodation.
  • 85% refund for IIC course fee.

Cancellation are made by email:

Important dates and schedule*

July 27th, 2024
Last registration date via TKDMAN and Varala

August 30th, 2024
Last registration date to ITF Online and pay the IIC fees

Thursday, September 12, 2024
18.00 – 21.00
Registration in Varala

Friday, September 13, 2023

11.00 – 12.00
Registration in Varala
11.00 – 13.00
13.15 – 14.00
All course participants assemble in the venue to await the arrival of the Grand Masters and Masters of the Technical Committee.
14.00 – 18.00
Course 1st to 9th Degree, Hall 1

Saturday, September 14, 2023

8.15 – 8.45
Hall 1 is open. Participants line up waiting for the Technical Committee members to arrive.
9.00 – 9.15
Group Photo
9.30 – 12.45
Course 4th to 9th degree, Hall 1, and course 1st to 3rd degree, Hall 2
13.00 – 14.00
Grading (Hall 1)
13.00 – 14.30
14.45 – 16.00
Course 1st to 9th degree, Hall 1 and Hall 2
17.30 – 18.30
Dinner for those not attending the banquet (Varala, Cafe Anna)
19.30 – Late
Banquet (Varala)

Sunday, September 15, 2024

8.15 – 9.00
Hall 1 is open. Participants line up waiting for the Technical Committee members to arrive.
9.00 – 13.00
Course 4th to 9th degree, Hall 1, and course 1st to 3rd degree, Hall 2
13.00 – 13.45
Certificate distribution and photo session, Hall 1
13.45 – 14.30

Each part of the course has breaks between the lectures.

Dress Protocol: Official ITF Do-Bok

Traveling to Tampere

The easiest way to travel from abroad to Tampere is by air. Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located only 18 km away from Varala so it will take less than 20 minutes by car.

There are also good train and bus connections from Helsinki Airport. Train from Helsinki Airport to Tampere takes only 1.5 – 2 hours and Tampere railway station is located in the city center less than 4 km from Varala.

More information

Please note that only the official photographer of the event will be allowed to take pictures. No photos or videos of the course itself can be published without the consent of the technical committee.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.

We will also post to our Facebook event.


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