On November 30th in Santiago, Chile the 3rd National Tournament was held, organized by the Chilean Federation of Traditional Taekwon -Do, FECHITAT.
This time , they managed to muster 200 competitors, from the north, center and south of the country, highlighting the great presence of both children and adults. This has been the biggest tournament ever organized in Chile so far, given the growth it has achieved since, FECHITAT is forming and adding instructors across the country, becoming the benchmark for the ITF in Chile.
The the excellent technical level, especially among black belts and the good work that the organization achieved through the body of referees and judges should be noted.
In the form of tag team school, Budo, belonging to ONT and Sil-la, FECHITAT school faced, winning the latter, with bouts of high technical and tactical level.
Within the opening ceremony awards for Sabumnim Osvaldo Rojas, Javier Lillo, Ernesto Reyes and Marcelo Russo, FECHITAT founders, as well as Mr. José Dollenz, former director of the National Institute of Sport were awarded in recognition of support to Chilean sport .
In the future this tournament aims to become a center of attention for competitors also neighboring countries, in pursuit of the Pacific coast providing a good level event in measurable exponents of that area....Read more
On 2-3 November 2013 in “Universiada” sports hall, Sofia, Bulgaria for 11-th consecutive year the Bulgarian Association of Taekwon-Do and Central Police Taekwon-Do Club together with the Sports Association of Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sofia Municipality organized the National Martial Sports Festival. This year in the Taekwon-Do ITF competition participated 203 athletes from Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia. The participants was aged 6 years and above and competed in all individual and team disciplines of Taekwon-Do – Sparring, Pattern, Special Tecnique, Power Test and Traditional Sparring....Read more
The Irish Taekwon-Do Association hosted the 2013 Irish Cup in the University of Limerick Arena on the 16th & 17th of November. Saturday the 16th was for cadets (14 – 17) and seniors, while those under-14 years of age competed on the Sunday. The full UL arena was used on both days with four rings in operation on the Saturday and eight rings on Sunday including a ring for special technique & power breaking. This was the first ITA tournament to include special technique for colour belts juniors & seniors. This was a large tournament with 532 competitors over the two days from all over Ireland as well as a team from Albania....Read more
Seminar and promotion Test with Master Ruben Suarez 8th degree
On November 8-10, 2013, was conducted the II Seminar and promotion text with Master Ruben Suarez in the Dominican Republic. The seminars were held in the 3 major cities: Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo.
During these three days, practitioners learned various dynamic exercises and workouts as well as, new updates of the techniques of this art. Master Suarez spends several hours’ sparked new questions, and answer to what they learned in the seminar.
At the end of the seminar instructor Norberto Taveras gave a recognizing plaque to Master Suarez for being an ideal instructor as well as the Asociación de TaeKwon-Do del Distrito Nacional handed a plaque of appreciation for his selfless interest in developing the Taekwon-Do in the Dominican Island. NORBERTO 'S TaeKwon -Do and ASOTADINA and all there members thank Master Ruben Suarez, for his time and expertise dedicated to all of us.
On November 9th, 2013 a degree promotion test was carried out by Maestro Suarez with 11 candidates for consideration: I, II, III, IV and VI Dan. The test began at 3:00 PM and after 7 hours ends. During the examination the candidates performed all the basic moves, kicks, all patterns, 3.2 and 1 step sparring, free pre arranged sparring, self defense, free sparring and board breaking. Mr. Norberto Taveras was promoted to VI Dan, making him the first 6th Dan in the country, as well as the most advanced rank. Congratulations to al Candidates.
Hermi Reyes, I Dan
Víctor Liriano, I Dan.
Pedro Luis Heredia, I Dan.
Nicole Martinez, I Dan.
Julio Casso, I Dan.
David Beley, I Dan
Ronald Ramirez, II Dan.
Jorge Tejada, III Dan.
Jose Bolivar Garcia, III Dan.
Jose Luis Tejada, IV Dan.
Norberto Taveras, VI Dan....Read more
The Clare Taekwon-Do School's, Midwest Region of the Irish Taekwon-Do Association recently presented a cheque for €3,900 to the Children's Cancer Research Unit of Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin. The money was raised by the children in the Taekwon-Do clubs of the Midwest region after they completed their annual charity walk. This is the 20th year that these schools have been running this fundraiser. Pictured in the photo are: Kevin Kinsella V Dan, Mike Clune II Dan, Brian Coughlan V Dan, Annie Kinsella V Dan, representatives of Our Lady's Hospital, Laura Ryan V Dan, Stephen Ryan V Dan and Tim Forde VI Dan....Read more