ITF President visits Cuba

An ITF delegation led by its President GM Pablo Trajtenberg accompanied by Master Ruben Marchini 8th Degree and 6th Degree Fernando Castro visited the island of Cuba from November 19th to 23rd.

During that time they visited the city of Camaguei where they attended to different gyms in order to observe how the activity is developed in the country. They were received with an exhibition by practitioners from different provinces who showed an excellent level.

This request to the ITF came from Instructor Eugenio Villafranca, who is an old practitioner of the ITF style in Cuba (he was separated from Instructor Reina who was aligned with GM Choi) for that reason he organized during 3 days a 12 hours seminar conducted by the ITF delegation, which was attended by approximately 30 Black Belts.

On the technical level we can say that although it needs some adjustment it is in the hands of passionate practitioners with a very good physical condition and that they gradually will have an excellent development, also they organized a banquet with traditional gifts as part of an excellent protocol. During the visit we had the opportunity to publicise the ITF including one interview for television.

We can say that a new country has been added to the ITF that even with a lack of financial resources that other countries have, it has a human potential and of quality worthy of notice.


Author: S Ryan
Date: 2013-11-29 23:18:00
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