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Dear Members,

On December 7-8, 2012 a historical meeting took place in Colombia during the WTF World Pattern Championship between ITF President GM Trajtenberg and WTF President Mr. Chungwon Choue.  

Very good talks and planned future steps for colaboration between the organizations took place and, realizing that ITF and WTF have a lot in common like history and mother land.

By

Master Juan Ferrando

ITF Secretary General

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77th IIC in Israel

 


On Sunday 02/12/12, in the south part of the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, came to conclusion the 77th IIC. This course, the second held in the state of Israel, was conducted by Gran Master Hector Marano, Gran Master Wim Bos and Gran Master Ung Kim Lan. Many participants were members of the Israel TKD Association and many others came from eleven different countries: Argentina, Poland, England, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, USA, France, Moldova and Rumania.

          

This IIC welcomed Master Gialamas, 8th Degree from Greece, Master Loboda, 7th Degree from Poland (President of AETF), Master Ramirez, 7th Degree from USA, Master Petrovsky, 7th Degree from Ukraine and Master Santaniello, 7th Degree from Italy. We also welcomed Presidents of National Federations such as: Mr. Tsilfidis from Russia and Mr. Sabbah from France. 

It's important to thank all those international participants who supported this IIC by coming even under the tense and complex situation lived in the past weeks in the region. 

On Friday night, the Israel Taekwondo Association celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a lively and somewhat unorthodox Banquet with the Gran Masters.

International Guests were taken for a guided tour to the holy city of Jerusalem.

 

The promotion test at the end of the course, produced one 6th degree from Russia, one 5th Degree from Israel and one 4th Degree from Russia. 

Every guest expressed their thanks to the Israeli Taekwondo Association for its hospitality and its human warmth. 

Once again, the Israeli Taekwondo Association expresses its thanks to Gran Master Hector Marano and ITF for its unconditional support to this IIC. 

Leonardo Oros Duek

General Secretary

Israel Taekwondo Association

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

Asian Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

March 5-6, 2013

Kathmandu, NEPAL

Conducted by:

GM Wim Bos 9th degree

ITF Director

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION

Kathmandu, Nepal, November 25th, 2012

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF in cooperation with ITF Nepal we invite and welcome you to the

Asian Qualifying 2013 World Championship

ITF Umpire Course

(Open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above)

To be held at the Shahanshah International Hotel, Bashundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal on March 6-7, 2013.

http://www.kathmanduhotel-link.com/Hotel_Shahanshah_International/accm_photo_gallery#

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire. Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Qualifying Umpire Course and have as well an ITF A class Umpire Certificate

Looking forward to meet you in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Mr. Chetan Giri

President ITF Nepal

 

Course Program

Arrivals:

Wednesday 6th March 7th , 2013 (or before) arrivals before 13.00 am. at the Shahanshah International Hotel, Bashundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.kathmanduhotel-link.com/Hotel_Shahanshah_International/accm_photo_gallery# 

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee US $ 35 + organizational cost US $ 15 :  total US $ 50 per person. 

Accommodation:

Reservation must be through the Organizing Committee. We have agreement with the Hotels for the good prices and we might organize for the participants star hotels as well as cheap hotels as example:

1.  Shahanshah International Hotel  ( Seminar and Umpire Course Sports Hotel Center )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals

 Single Room                   US $30 .00                         US $ 10.00 P.P                      

 Double Room                 US $35.00                          US $ 10.00 P.P

 Extra Bed Room             US $ 10.00

 

2. Hotel Manaslu  (4 Star )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals

Single Room           US $50.00                                  US $ 12.00 P.P                      

Double Room         US $55.00                                   US $ 14.00 P.P

Extra Bed Room     US $20.00

3. Royal  Singi Hotel ( 4* Hotel )

Bed & Breakfast                                                      Meals                                    

Single Room    US $    55.00                                     Lunch US $  11.00 P.P.

Double Room US $    60.00                                     Dinner US $  11.00 P.P.

Extra Bed        US $     15.00 

4. Radisson Hotel Kathmandu ( 5 Star Hotel )

Bed & Breakfast                                                        Meals

Single Room          US $ 110.00                                      Lunch  US $ 20.00 P.P                 

Double Room        US $ 120.00                                      Dinner US $ 25.00 P.P

Deluxe Room(Double) US $ 150.00

Check Out time:   12.00 Noon,

Check In time  :    2.00 PM

All above rates are subject to 10% service charge and 13 %  VAT.

The Seminar Venues is 2.5 KM away from  above Hotel . 

Visa:

Most of European and Asian countries is not prior required visa, is upon arrival visa to entry of Nepal.

If you have any query, don’t hesitate, please contact  giricr005@gmail.com.    

COURSE SCHEDULE

Wednesday March 6th  , 2013

15.00-16.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

16.15 – 18.00 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

16.15 – 18.00 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition. 

Friday March 7th ,2013

Ring 1

09.00 – 12.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

09.00 – 12.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

Ring 1

14.00 – 16.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition.

14.00 – 16.00 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

16.00 – 18.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

16.00 – 18.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition. 

18.00  Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

 Outfit:  Dobok

Language:  English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course. 

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual
  • Centre Referee Manual
  • Corner Referees Manual

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form (SEE UPCOMING EVENTS) on or before February 15th , 2013 to Mr. Chetan Giri giricr005@gmail.com.

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76th IIC in Addis Ababa for the second time after 46th IIC

On  November 22nd 2012, with the presence of Mr. Gideon Haile from Federal Sports Commission and Mr. Biyam Wehabe from Addis Ababa City Administration, the  ITF 76th International Instructors Course started at 9:00 in the morning after the welcoming message by Mr. Tamrat Feyessa, President of Ethiopian International Taekwon-Do Federation and GM Hector Marano message, who is President of the Argentinean Taekwon-Do Federation and Chairman of the ITF Technical Instruction Committee, then the IIC was officially opened by Master Paul Weiler, ITF Senior Vice President. The course started with a warm up exercise. In this IIC there were more than 220 black belts participants from 1st to 5th Degree. People participated from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and Sweden. The 76th IIC was conducted by the above mentioned Instructors including GM Kim Ung Lan. During these two days of International course several parts of ITF TKD were covered, for example: 

1.       Technical Content of the 24 Patterns

2.       Different techniques in self defenses

3.       Sambo, Ilbo and Ibo Matsogi (1, 2, & 3 steps sparring)

4.       Umpire course for 35 referees

5.       Grading from 2nd to 3rd Degree, from 3rd to 4th Degree and from 5th to 6th Degree conducted by the Technical Committee members and Master Paul Weiler.

This IIC was officially closed by Master Paul Weiler, Senior Vice President of the ITF on November 23rd 2012 at 16:45.

Ethiopian Participants enjoyed very much this IIC; they were surprised by the technical knowledge of the ITF team. We would like to thank the team members and the ITF for this valuable support. 

 

2nd ITF TKD African Cup 

Just after the success of the 76th IIC, the 2nd African Cup was fully opened by the President of the Ethiopian International Taekwon-Do Federation on November 24th 2012, in the same place and hall in junior and senior categories. In this tournament more than 35 clubs participated from Ethiopia and Kenya. The organizers and the Umpires were supported by GM Marano, Master Paul Weiler and Mr. Niclas. In this event the electronic scoring machine was used for the 1st time in the African continent by the ring councils.  The tournament concluded on Nov. 25th 2012 on time and without any challenge or complaint.  

The competitors shared their technical knowledge in this event and I hope they will compete one day in the World Championships.

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

 

South American Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

March 23-24, 2013

Resistencia, Chaco, ARGENTINA

Conducted by:

Master Alberto Katz, 8th degree

ITF Umpire Chairman

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION

Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina, November 10th, 2012

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF in cooperation with the Federación de TKD de la República Argentina (FETRA) we invite and welcome you to the

South-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

ITF Umpire Course

(Open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above)

To be held at the Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco. Phone: +54 0362 4452 400 -   www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco, on March 23-24, 2013.

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire. Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Qualifying Umpire Course and have as well an ITF A class Umpire Certificate

Looking forward to meet you in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.

Master Abelardo Benzaquén

FETRA Umpire Committee Chairman 

 

Official South American Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 (or before) arrivals: at Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco, Phone: +54 0362 4452 400;  www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee US $ 50 + organizational cost US 50:  total US $ 100 per person.

Hotel:

We recommend booking directly with any hotel in the area. This is the list of some hotels you can contact for making your reservations.

  1. Amerian Hotel Casino Gala Resistencia, Juan Domingo Perón 330, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina. Phone: +54 0362 4452 400 - www.amerian.com/hotel-amerian-hotel-casino-gala-resistencia-chaco 
  2. Hotel Covadonga – Güemes 200, Resistencia, Chaco – Phone: +54 0362 4444 444 – www.hotelcovadonga.com.ar
  3. Hotel Atrium, Av. Hernandarias 249, Resistencia, Chaco. Phone: +54 0362 4442627 – www.bariloche-atrium.com.ar/hotelatrium.htm
   

 

 

 

 
       

Course Schedule 

Saturday March 23rd, 2013

7. 30-8.45 Registration and accreditation

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition. 

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break.

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition. 

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition

  • practice – sparring competition.

12.30 Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday. 

Outfit:

Dobok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual
  • Centre Referee Manual
  • Corner Referees Manual

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form on or before March 1st, 2013 to

aitbenzaquen@hotmail.com

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Hong_Hi

Choi Hong Hi (9 November 1918 – 15 June 2002), also known as General Choi, was a South Korean army general and martial artist who is a controversial figure in the history of the Korean martial art of taekwondo.[a] Choi is regarded by many as the 'Founder of Taekwondo'—most often by International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) organizations.[1][2][3][4] Others, such as World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) organizations, portray Choi as either an unimportant or a dishonorable figure in taekwondo history, whether by omitting him from their versions of taekwondo history[5] or through explicit statements.[6]

Early life

Choi was born on 9 November 1918 in Hwa Dae, Myŏngch'ŏn county, in what is now North Korea, which was then under Japanese rule.[7] At the time, the place was named Meigawa-gun (Myongchon-kun), Kankyo-hokudo (Hamgyong-Pukto), Chosen, as part of the Empire of Japan. Choi's father sent him to study calligraphy under Han Il Dong, who was also "a master of Taek Kyon, the ancient Korean art of foot fighting" (Park, 1993, p. 241).[7] Choi travelled to Japan, where he studied English, mathematics, and karate.[7][8] In Kyoto, he met a fellow Korean with the surname Kim, who was a karate instructor and taught Choi this martial art.[7] Choi also learned Shotokan karate under Funakoshi Gichin.[9] Just before he had left Korea, Choi apparently had a disagreement with a wrestler named Hu, and the possibility of a future confrontation inspired him to train; in his own words, "I would imagine that these were the techniques I would use to defend myself against the wrestler, Mr. Hu, if he did attempt to carry out his promise to tear me limb from limb when I eventually returned to Korea" (Park, 1993, p. 242).[7] Choi attained the rank of 1st dan in karate in 1939, and then 2nd dan soon after.[7][b]

Military career

Choi had been forced to serve in the Japanese army during World War II, but was implicated in a rebellion and imprisoned, during which time he continued practicing martial arts.[7] Following the war, in January 1946, Choi was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Korean army.[7] From 1946 to 1951, Choi received promotions to first lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, and then brigadier general.[7] Choi was promoted to major general in 1954.

Taekwondo

Choi combined elements of taekkyeon and Shotokan karate to develop a martial art that he called "Taekwon-Do" (태권도; 跆拳道), which means "foot, hand, the way" or "the way of hand and foot" and it was so named on 11 April 1955.[7][10] Choi founded the Oh Do Kwan, and held an honorary 4th dan ranking in the Chung Do Kwan. Due to accusations of dishonesty, Choi was stripped of his rank and position in the Chung Do Kwan.[6] During the 1960s, Choi and Nam Tae Hi led the original masters of taekwondo in promoting their martial art around the world, though these would be only the first of many such endeavors.

ITF taekwondo organizations credit Choi with starting the spread of taekwondo internationally by stationing Korean taekwondo instructors around the world,[7] and have consistently claimed that ITF-style taekwondo is the only authentic style of taekwondo, most notably in early sections of its textbooks.[11] He was also the author of the first English taekwondo syllabus book, Taekwon-Do, published by Daeha Publication Company in 1965. In 1972, Choi went into exile in Canada and the South Korean government formed the WTF in 1973.[8] He lived in Toronto until his death in North Korea in 2002.

Death

Choi died of cancer on 15 June 2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea.[8] Choi is listed in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame with various titles: "Father of Taekwon-Do," "Founder and First President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation," and "Founder of Oh Do Kwan."[12] Choi is survived by his wife, Choi Joon Hee; his son, Choi Jung Hwa; two daughters, Sunny and Meeyun; and several grandchildren.[8] A memorial service to mark the 10th anniversary of death of Choi Hong Hi took place at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang in 2012.

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WORLD CUP REPORT BY KATARZYNA ROZWADOWSKA FROM POLAND

The 4th edition of the ITF World Cup took place in Brighton, England from 4th – 7th October 2012. This grand event was organised by Vision Taekwon-Do Association with Mr Philip Lear as  head of the organising committee. The worldwide top-ranked tournament has been organised every two years since 2004. The first edition was held in Orlando (the USA), the second in Benidorm (Spain), and the third in Riva del Garda (Italy). Sadly, the fourth ITF World Cup in 2010 in Las Vegas was cancelled due to the tragic death of GM Tran Trieu Quan, and the Open European Cup was organised in Bratislava, Slovakia as an alternative.

For a few days Brighton superbly hosted 1557 competitors, 75 Officials, 83 Umpires, 383 coaches (which was not the actual number of coaches, as some of them were also registered as competitors), and about 500 supporters from 44 countries (143 schools/clubs/associations). Brighton, also known as “Little London” or “London-by-the-sea”, is an exciting and lively City on the south coast (Sussex) of Great Britain and it was a great choice to gather more than 2.500 Taekwon-Do fans.

The Registration, Weigh In Procedure, Umpire Meeting, and Coach Meeting took place on Wednesday, 3rd October. Also, the International Taekwon-Do Federation Congress was held on Wednesday evening.

The next day, Thursday, 4th of October, the 4th ITF World Cup began. The event was host in the largest conference and exhibition centre in southern England, the Brighton Centre. The sports hall was decorated with flags of all 44 countries taking part in this immense competition, ITF World Cup’s banners with the official logo, and a few standing banners with TKD action pictures taken at the last European Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. Two huge pictures of General Choi and the ITF logo were hanging above the main table. Between them a large LED screen was placed to relay the events taking place on the centre ring and the major area during the Opening Ceremony.


The Ceremony began when the Town Crier rang the bell and the President of the ITF, GM Pablo Trajtenberg, Grandmasters, Masters, and special guests entered the sports hall with huge applause of the audience. Following his welcoming speech, given in an unusual manner, the representatives of all participating countries paraded round the hall, and all participants were kindly welcomed by the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Bill Randall. GM Pablo Trajtenberg, President of the ITF, in his opening speech greeted all participants and guests, presented Masters and Grand Masters and thanked them for their hard work and dedication to the ITF, and wished good luck to all competitors. He also announced and presented 9th Degree for Master Orello Ellis from England, who became a first Grand Master in ITF England. Mr Gary Glaysher added so much splendour to the Opening Ceremony magnificently singing “Jerusalem”, the English national anthem, and “Nessun Dorma”. 

         

Following the Opening Ceremony, the sporting rivalry began. Each of the 10 rings prepared for the event with electronic open scoring system was also televised live, which is a commendable technical feat. All the families and friends from all around the world who couldn’t come to Brighton could watch the competition online. Additionally, the centre ring had two cameras with a big LED screen situated above the main table. This screen was also used to display short video clips for the audience which explained the most important rules of Taekwon-Do ITF competition, the competition schedule, and some announcements.

Next to the competition area a large warm-up area with the seafront view was situated. On the ground floor in the entrance hall were located Top Ten and Fuji stands, and the stand with The ITF World Cup official merchandise. At this table everyone could also buy a special wristbands  the proceeds  of which helped to raise money to popularise Taekwon-Do in Africa.  A specially prepared table for the author of the book “A killing Art”, Mr Alex Gillis, was also arranged in the entrance hall. Mr Gillis signed his book and spoke to a great many people interested in his fascinating book based on the history of Taekwon-Do. Another table was set up for Mr Lukas Grygiel promoting the Black Belt Project – a great first multimedia program for learning Taekwon-Do ITF (http://www.itfeurope.org/NL2011-04-29.html).

Following the seminar with the “Best of the Best” stars Philip and Simon Rhee an amazingly fantastic Gala with the Finals for chosen categories took place on Saturday night. The wonderful atmosphere in the sports hall was a marvellous experience for everyone. An unbelievably noisy crowd showed readiness making a Mexican wave and screaming names of their countries. GM Trajtenberg opened the Gala. He also invited Master Paul Weiler from Germany, Senior Vice-President of the ITF onto the stage to spread the word about his mission in Africa, because, as the President said, “We are not only the fighters, we also help people”. The sparring bouts were interspersed with a fantastic demonstration by Emma Elms, a star of “Got to Dance” and the final of traditional sparring (18-35 black belt category). It is still possible to watch this great night – a professional DVD from the ITF World Cup Finals’ Gala and the Opening Ceremony can be purchased at http://www.shopitfworldcup2012.com/.

The Umpire Committee consisting of the Chairman, Master Alberto Katz and the Members, Master Sandy Dunbar and Master Kurt Ottesen, and the Tournament Committee including Chairman Master Coos van de Heuvel and the Members Master Giovanni Cecconato and Master Harry Vones worked very hard before and during the tournament. Their main task was to prepare the ring councils (the Umpire Committee) and the competition schedule (the Tournament Committee). During the tournament they had to make sure that everything was going according to plan, support and advice the ring councils, and decide protests.

The atmosphere of the whole tournament was really great. Many exciting bouts during four days of sporting rivalry proved a very high level of the competitors. They also demonstrated a high level of courtesy, perseverance, and indomitable spirit. They had to be focused and very disciplined due to a very high number of competitors and the fact that the schedule of the competition was extremely tight. Unbelievably high number of participants extended every day of the competition for about 1-2 hours.

During the Closing Ceremony on Sunday evening Master Alberto Katz, Chairman of the Umpire Committee, thanked all referees for their hard work during the tournament.

Mr Philip Lear, the Organiser of the 4th ITF World Cup, thanked his Vision team for their hard work for the last months, his wife Elly for her help and support, and the medic staff who took care of all the people in need of medical help during the competition.

 

Following the speech of Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg, the team from Jamaica performed a demonstration to the rhythm of Bob Marley’s music, which was a foretaste of what awaits us in Jamaica in two years time at the next World Cup in 2014.

A sincere thanks for the Umpire and the Tournament Committees who did an excellent job dealing with the unbelievably high number of competitors, coaches, and referees.
Appreciation and a sincere thanks should also go to the Umpire team for their hard work throughout the long days during the tournament.
Special thanks to the competitors and the coaches for their presence and a number of impressive bouts.
Big thanks for a support from ITF sponsors Fuji Mae, Top Ten, To Pro, Vivobarefoot, the Brighton Wheel, and the main sponsor - Presteigne Charter, the company that provided all of the cameras and TV equipment.
Grateful thanks and sincere congratulations to the Organiser Mr Philip Lear and his Vision Team for a first-rate organisation and making the 4th ITF World Cup an unforgettable event for more than two thousand people present in Brighton.

The 4th ITF World Cup finished with an immense party in the Oceana Nightclub (http://www.oceanaclubs.com/brighton/the-club/rooms), where the Taekwon-Do friends met for a chat, dance, and a drink. 

Results of the 4th World Cup in Brighton, England:

In General Medal Classification for National Teams on the winner’s podium climbed:
1 – Irish Taekwon-Do Association (Ireland) - 23 gold, 17 silver, 33 bronze;                                                                                                         
2 – ITKD New Zealand (New Zealand) - 18 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze;
3 – FETRA (Argentina) – 14 gold, 7 silver, 20 bronze.

General Medal Classification for Clubs/Schools:
1 – Klub Sportowy DRAGON (Poland) – 8 gold, 9 silver, 11 bronze;
2 – Vision Taekwon-Do (England) – 7 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze;
3 – Taekwon-Do Dolny Slask (Poland) – 6 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze. 

General Countries Classification:

Place

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Number of competitors

1.

Poland

24 (2)

21 (2)

29 (1)

97

2.

Ireland

19 (5)

17 (1)

34

157

3.

Argentina

17 (4)

14 (6)

34 (2)

185

4.

New Zealand

15 (3)

15

13

54

5.

England

13 (4)

13 (4)

29 (3)

161

6.

Scotland

12

16 (1)

15

105

7.

Russian Federation

11

7

10

56

8.

Norway

10

15

28

162

9.

Romania

6

5

8

17

10.

Sweden

5

1

6

36

11.

Finland

4 (2)

7

9

52

12.

Germany

3 (1)

7

11

51

13.

The Netherlands

3

4

9

37

14.

Canada

3

3

10

68

15.

Japan

3 (2)

1

9

24

16.

Belgium

3 (1)

1

4

6

17.

Hungary

3

0

5

11

18.

Slovenia

2

2

7

26

19.

Moldova

2

0

1

5

20.

Israel

1

3

7 (1)

49

21.

Uzbekistan

1 (1)

2

3

33

22.

Italy

1

2

2

11

23.

Greece

1

1

3

8

24.

Jamaica

1

1

0

15

25.

France

1

0

0

5

25.

Wales

1

0

0

2

26.

United States

0

4 (3)

6

44

27.

Kazakhstan

0

1

0

4

27.

Slovakia

0

1

0

8

27.

Ukraine

0

1

0

1

28.

Hong Kong

0

0

2

13

28.

Kyrgyzstan

0

0

2

20

28.

Spain

0

0

2

4

28.

Switzerland

0

0

2

11

29.

Colombia

0

0

1

10

30.

Australia

0

0

0

1

30.

Austria

0

0

0

1

30.

Georgia

0

0

0

1

30.

Grenada

0

0

0

1

30.

India

0

0

0

2

30.

Nepal

0

0

0

2

30.

United Arab Emirates

0

0

0

1

 

All Medals given

165 (25)

165 (17)

301 (7)

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Numbers of medals in divisions that are not taken into account in general classification enclosed in parentheses (with less than 4 competitors).

More Classifications, Statistics, and detailed Reports at http://wcup2012.pztkd.lublin.pl/index.php 

 



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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

February 17th, 2013 – Auckland, New Zealand  

Conducted by:

GM Willem Jacob Bos 9th degree

ITF Director for Technical Matters

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Benidorm, October 17th ,2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  we invite and welcome you to the 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at the AMI Netball Centre  Map  7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland on February 17th ,2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course.

Looking forward to meet you in Auckland 

Master Paul McPhail                                                                     

ITF NZ Technical Advisor                                               

 

Official Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Sunday February 17th , 2013(or before) Arrivals at the AMI Netball Centre, Map 7, Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland for payments of the course fee.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee NZ $80 per person. 

Hotel:

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre,  58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Ph +64 9 526 3000 / www.waipunahotel.co.nz 

Course Schedule 

Sunday February 17th , 2013 

08.30 – 09.30 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.

09.45 – 12.30 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition. 

Short Lunch 

14.00 – 15.15  Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition.  

15.15 – 17.15 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition.

17.30 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition.

19.15  Closing of the seminar. 

Dress:

Dobok 

Language:

English 

P lease bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual / Centre Referee Manual /Corner Referees Manual 

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form on or before 15th January , 2013 at  

http://itkd.co.nz/events/courses/2013-iic/index.php 

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

North American Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

January 26-27, 2013

Queens, New York, USA  

Conducted by:

Master Kurt Ottesen 7th degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member – Responsible for North America

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Queens, New York, October 14th, 2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  in cooperation with the National Taekwon-Do Association – ITF we invite and welcome you to the 

North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport, 37-10 114th Street. Corona, NY 11368. Phone :( 718) 651-2100 -  www.holidaylga.com  - Queens, New York on January 26-27, 2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire. 

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course. 

Looking forward to meet you in Queens, New York 

Master Ruben D. Suarez, VIII Dan

Official North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire 

Course Program: 

Friday, January 25th, 2013 (or before) arrivals: at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport 37-10 114th Street, Corona, NY 11368. Phone: (718) 651-2100. www.holidaylga.com 

Course Schedule 

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

• Pattern competition.

• Sparring competition.

• Power and spec. technique competition.

• Pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

• Knowing technical pattern matters.

• How to judge pattern competition.

• How to use the electronic pattern system.

• Practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

• How to judge sparring competition.

• Knowing sparring situations.

• How to use the electronic system for sparring competition 

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break. 

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition

• Practice – sparring competition.

• 17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

• Knowing power and spec. technique situations.

• How to judge power and spec. technique competition.

• How to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.

• Practice – power and spec. technique competition.  

Sunday, January 27th , 2013

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

• knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations.

• How to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.

• How to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.

• Practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition

• Practice – Sparring competition.

12.30 Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee + Organizational Cost: total US$ 100.00 per person. 

Outfit:

Do-Bok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules

· ITF Umpire Rules – index

· ITF Umpire Rules

· Jury President Manual

· Centre Referee Manual

· Corner Referees Manual 

Hotels: 

We recommend booking directly with any hotel in the area. This is the list of the hotels you can contact for making your reservations. 

1. Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport - Book reference: QUEENS TAEKWONDO

37-10 114th Street

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 651-2100

www.holidaylga.com

$145.00 Room/night 

2. Holiday Inn Express

LAGUARDIA ARPT

113-10 Horace Harding Expressway

Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 699-0994

www.hiexpress.com

$180-190 Room/Night 

3. Comfort Inn Flushing

133-43 37th Ave

Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 939-5000

www.comfortinn.com

$120-135 Room/Night

4. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

135-20 39th Avenue

Flushing, NY

(718) 460-6666

www.sheratonlaguardiaeast.com

$239 Room/Night  

5. Pan American Hotel

79-00 Queens Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 446-7676

www.panamhotel.com

$90 Room/Night 

6. Best Western Plus Queens Court Hotel

133-51 39th Avenue

Queens, NY

(718) 888-900

www.book.bestwestern.com

$130.00

7. Corona Hotel

112-23 Roosevelt Ave

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 779-5200

www.coronahotel.com

$100-130 Night/Room

8. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

102-05 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(718) 565-8900

www.marriott.com

$190 Room/Night 

9. LaGuardia Airport Hotel

100-15 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(888) 307-7555

www.hotellaguardiaairport.com

$95-120 Night/Room

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.   

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