Master Tran Trieu Quan, International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) President, visited the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) Secretariat on 6 August 2007.
He was accompanied by Dr Lee Chee Wee, CEO of Lynk Biotechnologies Pte Ltd (a corporate sponsor of the STF), who arranged the informal visit.
After some pleasantries, Mr Kwee shared with Master Tran on the development of taekwondo in Singapore. He went on to give a powerpoint presentation on the STF community involvement which had attracted positive results.
Master Tran congratulated the STF on its effort of propagating the sport. He was visibly impressed by what the STF was doing for its members and the society.
The two leaders exchanged view on the best ways to move taekwondo forward. Although WTF taekwondo and ITF taekwon-do are two different products, they agreed that nothing should stop the two groups from working together for the betterment of taekwondo.
Master Tran took the opportunity of the visit to show some clips of the recent ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships in Quebec, Canada. He said that he was delighted with the outcome of the event in terms of organisation, participation and publicity. He also shared his views on leadership.
The visit of Master Tran was educational for the STF officials as they learned about the direction and philosophy of the ITF.