MASTER PANTELIS STOUPAS 7th DEGREE - PASSED AWAY
A GREAT CHAPTER IN HELLENIC AND WORLD HISTORY OF TAEAKWON-DO
The final epilogue ''was played'' on October 20, 2012 for the great Hellenic Νational Coach Mst. Pantelis Stoupas. With a history of decades, Mst. Pantelis Stoupas left a legacy that only few could appreciate the quality it represents, in the art and sport, which he served in his whole life. On the night of Oct.19th from a sudden relapse of the illness that he struggled for over a year, at dawn on Oct 20th, left his last breath, and with it, left the memory that someone can conquer eternity, only with struggles and sacrifices, when man is still alife.
He taught Taekwon-Do, at National Athletic Associations, A.A. "Athlopedia", A.A. "Aeolus", A.A. "Zeus" and A.A. "Protathlitis" in Thessaloniki, for over three and more decades. He served his country as National Coach for 17 years, adding with his sensitivity and his energy, the best elements which embedded in Hellenic National athletes, and for that, he will be remembered forever.
Tireless ‘’Pantelis’’ and for others, with his nickname as «Pantelos» challenged everyone with his endurance in training, and especially all the members of the national team. He was the one who gave the best "mark" for the Hellenic national coaches, and with his presence in all major international events, were known as the "HELLENIC NATIONAL COACH." Since 2007, when Hellas is competing and fighting, at international level, against all the odds, in the ITF and AETF, Master Pantelis with his position as a coach of the NATIONAL TEAM (others call it HELLENIC TEAM ....) performed and showed his superiority, putting glasses to everyone who criticized him but ….
This is an epilogue of a glorious history of those who glorified the Hellenic Flag.
He was the one, who believed in the vision of ELET and EOMT and the possibility they gave to ITF Hellenic National Associations competing in international tournaments and Championships.
A GOOD teacher in Teakwon-Do, is the one who passes three levels during his existence:
A) Someone whos teaching is based on his physical and technical skills when his is YOUNG.
B) Someone who teaches with his words and his wisdom when he is OLD and
C) Someone who after his death teaches with his GOOD ACTS he would achieved when he was ALIVE.
Master PANTELIS STOUPAS is the one, who fulfilled the above three (3) requirements.
«We hope that It is lightweight the ground that covers his grave"
Master Panagiotis Gialamas 8th degree