|ITF and WTF taekwondo clubs are in the same Croatian organization
(Hrvatski taekwondo savez).
When 2006 Anto Nobilo became thepresident of Taekwondo Club "Metalac", that
club became the
only Croatian taekwondo club with both ITF and WTF sections.
Introduced Taekwondo to Zagreb,Yugoslavia in
In 1967 the Croatian Karate Federation invited Dusan Kruzic
Germany to teach a one week course in Taekwon-do. Prior to that
only Shotokan karate was taught in Yugoslavia.
- Dusan Kuzic from Germany teaches Taekwon-do for the first
time in Zagreb
1968, May 25
- Zagreb: Master Park Sun Jae held first public
demonstration of Taekwondo
- Zagreb: Registration of the first Croatian taekwondo club - "Taekwondo
- Zagreb: Croatian Taekwondo Union (Taekwondo savez Hrvatske) was formed.
First elections: Josip Korbar (president),
Ivo Nobilo (secretary general).
- Karlovac: 1st Croatian Taekwondo Championships. First winners: Miro Brezan,
Juraj Kralj, Andrej Majcen.
- Rome, Italy: Croatian Taekwondo Team held it's first international match.
The Italian team won.
- 1st ITF World Taekwondo Championships (Canada): As a member of Yugoslavian
Team Anto Nobilo won
the first Croatian international medal, silver, in hand
- Karlovac: 1st Croatian Taekwondo Team Championships. First winner in fights
was the Taekwondo Club "Borac", who later
changed it's name to "Jelenovac", and finaly to "Metalac"
(competitors: Andrija Mijacika, Ante Pavic, Darko Kaic, Darko Skorin,
Marijan Solcic, Slobodan Vajnaht, Tomislav Crlenjak, Zoran Bacani).
- Karlovac: Croatian Taekwondo Team won the rematch against Italian Taekwondo
-1st ITF European Taekwondo Championships (Stuttgart). Medalists from Croatia:
Anto Nobilo (breaking), Drazen Madjarevic
(breaking), Brusar (forms).
- Despite the order of Yugoslavian goverment, "illegal" taekwondo representation
competed in the World Taekwondo
Championships in Seoul and won a medal for fair-play. After coming
back to the country athletes have had problems with
- 3rd WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Chicago): By the order of Yugoslavian
government, our taekwondo athletes
were forbidden to compete.
- 2nd ITF World Taekwondo Championships (Oklahoma City). Yugoslavian
represenation won the bronze, one of them
was a Croatian athlete Darko Kaic.
- Croatian Taekwondo Union at least became a member of SFKH, and taekwondo
finally become an equal sport,
recognized by the state.
- 3rd ITF European Taekwondo Championships (London): Ljiljana Kuhta become
the first Croatian Champion of
Europe (as a member of Yugoslavian Team).
- 1st (and only) Taekwondo League of Yugoslavia. Winning club was "Jelenovac",
previously called "Borac"
and later "Metalac", from Croatia (competitors: Anto Nobilo,
Andrija Mijacika, Alen Siard, Bozidar Strmo, Branko
Pomahac, Egon Majer, Jacek, Loncar).
- 1st Yugoslavian WTF Taekwondo Championships. All winners were from Croatia:
Vlado Ivcek, Ivica Klaic,
Nebojsa Toskovic, Damir Golubic, Damir Doracic, Robert Tomasevic,
Enio Tosic, Davor Kakaridji.
- Yugoslavian Taekwondo Federation became a member of WTF.
- 6th WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Koppenhagen): after 8 years Yugoslavian
is back to WTF championships, and the only athlete from Croatia
is Davor Rankovic.
- Unity convention of Croatian ITF and WTF organizations. First election
in the new Croatian Taekwondo
Federation (Taekwondo savez Hrvatske): Jaksa Singer (president),
Andrija Mijacika (secretary general),
Anto Nobilo (president of ITF commission), Nikola Pecko (president
of WTF commission).
- International Student Championships in Seoul: Enio Tosic won the first
Croatian international WTF gold medal,
and Nebojsa Toskovic won the bronze.
- 4th ITF World Taekwondo Championships (Glasgow). Yugoslavian Taekwondo
Male Team won the second
place in fights (members from Croatia: Anto Nobilo, Alen Siard,
Bozidar Strmo, Egon Majer), and the Female
Team also won second place in fights (Croatian Davorka Cvrk
won the gold medal).
- 5th ITF European Taekwondo Championships (Budapest). Yugoslavian Taekwondo
Male Team won first place
in fights (members from Croatia: Bozidar Strmo, Egon Majer,
Alen Siard). Bozidar Strmo won the gold, and Egon
Majer won the silver. Girls were second in fights.
- 5th WTF European Taekwondo Championships (Stuttgart). Only medals for
Yugoslavian Team were won
by members from Croatia: Antun Maras (silver), Nebojsa Toskovic
(bronze) and Robert Tomasevic (bronze).
- 5th ITF World Taekwondo Championships (Athena). Yugoslavian Taekwondo Team
won the second place,
and four medals went to Croatia.
- 6th ITF World Taekwondo Championships (Budapest). Yugoslavian Male Team
won the first place in fights.
All members of the Team were from Croatia: Anto Nobilo, Zoran Samardzija,
Zoran Fustin, Mladen Reinic,
Egon Majer, Zvonimir Toth.
- 7th WTF European Taekwondo Championships (Ankara). Croatian competitor
Robert Tomasevic won the
bronze for Yugoslavia.
- Taekwondo is a demonstration sport at the Olympic Games in Seoul. Members
of the Yugoslavian Taekwondo
Team were, among others, Croats Ivica Klaic and Robert Tomasevic.
- WTF General Assembly: Master Nikola Pecko was elected member of Executive
Committee, and Zagreb
won organisation of the World Cup 1991.
- WTF World Cup Taekwondo (Zagreb). For the last time in history Croatians
won medals for Yugoslavia:
David Glasnovic (silver), Ivica Klaic (bronze), Dragan Jurilj
- United Nations recognized independency of the Republic of Croatia.
- Croatian Taekwondo Federation became a member of WTF and ITF.
- First National WTF Taekwondo Championships
Zeljko Jurcic, Ivica Klaic, Vlado Agres, Senad Dervisevic,
Danijel Javorsky, Dragan Jurilj, Ivica Cvetkovic, Robert Tomasevic.
Ana Katalinic, Zeljana Bogdanic, Natalija Vujicic, Marija Ferencak,
Ljiljana Kuhta, Jadranka Ban, Anita Valjak.