on the Work of IMGC Secretariat
Esteemed executive and other members of IMGC,
Dear representatives of the International Martial Arts
I, in the capacity of Secretary General, have the honor to
present the report on the work of the IMGC Secretariat to
F or the past 2 years since we had the Extraordinary
Congress full of great dignity and pride of having lighted
the first historic torch of martial arts, IMGC has made an
epochal turn in its development.
The Secretariat has conducted its work in accordance with
the ever-increasing international interest in the IMGC and
First, the Secretariat has worked to further strengthen the
quality of the IMGC ranks.
I would like to confirm to the Congress with due pride that
the qualitative composition of the IMGC has been further
consolidated as befitting an international organization,
thereby attracting the international attention. Many
international martial arts organizations have proposed to be
recognized by the IMGC and the Secretariat accredited them
in consultation with the President. As a result, the
International Taekwondo Federation, the World Federation of
Kickboxing, the International Federation of Pankration, the
World Chinese Kung-fu Association, the International
Federation of Amateur Unifight, the World Muay-Thai
Federation, the World Oriental Federation and other
international martial arts organizations have become members
of one family~ in which they are now giving active support
Next, the Secretariat has been involved in the work to
successfully open the 2 nd International Martial Arts Games.
For expansion and development of the newly born
International Martial Arts Games, it was imperative to
select the best host country for the 2nd International
Martial Arts Games and ensure its success.
During the 1 st International Martial Art Games, the
executive members proposed to hold the 2nd International
Martial Arts Games again in Pyongyang. However, a few
countries, including India, showed their willingness to host
it, and field inspection was done accordingly. Eventually,
it was concluded that the 2 nd Games be hosted again by
Pyongyang as proposed by the executive members. As a result,
we are now having the 2nd International Martial Arts Games
While helping the Korean Martial Art Federation, the host
organization of the 2nd IMG, with its preparation, the
Secretariat contacted the international martial art
federations to encourage them to support and assist the
current games. As a result, a large number of international
federations are participating in the Games, and their
representatives are now present at this Congress.
The Secretariat promoted relations with the international
martial art organizations focusing on realizing harmony and
unity among martial artists.
It is well known that there exist many varieties of martial
arts in the world, and each of the martial arts is governed
by more than one international organization respectively.
Without any bias to any of those organizations, the
Secretariat accredits those that have great international
influence and can be the main core in achieving harmony and
unity in that specific martial art event in the future. The
Secretariat sincerely hopes all these martial art
organizations unite with each other into one in the future.
The Secretariat has had the IMGC Head Office authenticated
by the DPRK Government and has worked in regular contact
with the DPRK National Olympic Committee. Now, the IMGC is
welcomed by the DPRK Government and NOC, which offer
unsparing assistance to the work of IMGC.
This is a brief explanation about the activities of the IMGC
I avail myself of this opportunity to thank the IMGC
President and Mr. Jean Claudsup, its adviser, for their good
governance to the work of the Secretariat. I would also like
to appreciate the presidents and general secretaries of the
international and national martial art federations who have
kept regular contacts with the IMGC Secretariat and given
sincere support to its work.
Allow me to take this opportunity to touch upon some issues
related to further development of IMGC.
First of all, it is advisable for all of us to give
unreserved support to each other's
martial art federations for their smooth development. In
particular, we should offer active assistance to the work of
the IMGC Secretariat.
With the rapid increase of the workload upon IMGC, we cannot
be successful in our work without giving selfless help to
The IMGC Secretariat, in its turn, should be more meticulous
in its management to cope with the increased workload
thereby performing its mission as the General Staff of IMGC
Next, we should improve the IMGC structure to perfection and
enhance the role of its Executive Board and different
commissions. We should also form continental committees of
IMGC as soon as possible.
The Martial Art Games Council of Asia (MGCA) has already
been formed and active in the Asia, but not in other
We should direct more efforts to organizing regional martial
art games committees in Europe, America and Africa.
We should also organize continental and regional martial art
games, as well as IMGC Games on a regular basis.
Finally, we should pay due attention to fund-raising for
To this end, I think it imperative to find supporters to
IMGC and organize the Martial Art Foundation as soon as
Another possible solution is to make the IMGC Games more
worldwide to attract TV and other companies to them.
This can be successful not by a will of a certain
individual, but when all of us creditably perform our duties
as masters of IMGC.
I would like to conclude my report by saying that in the
future the Secretariat will do its best to live up to the
expectations of the international and national martial art
organizations and martial artists.