At the invitation of Bulgarian Association of Taekwon-Do (BAT) and after official permission of the Technical Committee of ITF, Master Panagiotis Gialamas visited once again Bulgaria to conduct Black Belt exam and technical seminar.
The host of the grading test, which provided excellent conditions for this event, was 97 School in Sofia city - one of the strongest clubs of BAT with head coach Nikola Iliev. The exam was held on 11 of April 2014 and the applicants were seriously tested through all different aspects of Taekwon-Do – patterns, sparring, breaking techniques, self-defense and theory. It was very interesting and unusual the request of Master Gialamas for the sequence of board breaking and the theory questions was really impressive and not easy at all. All the participants in the exam will remember the 59-th birthday of Taekwon-Do with the successful promotion for higher degree:
On the next day, 12 April 2014, in Boris Gyuderov Sports hall, Pernik city (30 km away from Sofia) Master Gialamas conducted technical seminar in front of 65 participants with ranks 6 gup to IV dan. Main subject of the seminar was patterns – fundamental exercises, movements’ applications, and of course not only this. For all participants was very exciting and interesting to learn about different circumstances of the performance of the different movements, related to the Oriental history, history of Taekwon-Do and martial arts at all.
From the afternoon of 12 April in the same hall started the III Balkan Martial Sports Festival. In the Taekwon-Do ITF competition were included 183 participants from Greece, Serbia, FYROM and Bulgaria.
Children (6-13 years):
Juniors (14-17 years):
Seniors (18 years +)
Overall Final Standings:
BAT Secretary General