Dear Members and Visitors
The 78th IIC took place in Tralee, Co. Kerry Ireland on the weekend of the 25th - 27th of January 2013 hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association. The IIC was a great success with 130 black belts from 15 countries; Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, England, Norway, Scotland, Finland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Russia, and Belgium. There was over half of the course from 4th Dan and above including 10 Masters; eight 7th Dan and two 8th Dan. The course was conducted by the ITF technical committee; Grandmaster Marano, Grandmaster Bos and Grandmaster Lan.
The course was run under a new format which meant extra hours of training and contact for all participants and the feedback from all participants on the course was very positive about the content. The Grandmasters arrived on Thursday and were greeted in the town council chambers by local government officials and the mayor. The Grandmasters were presented with a beautiful certificate to mark their visit.
The IIC commenced on Friday and the Grandmasters were lead into the hall by a piper, which added to the atmosphere and occasion of the event. Over the 3 days the the IIC was mainly divided into 2 groups; one group for 1st - 3rd Dan and the other for 4th dan above, in two separate rooms. This meant the Grandmasters could cover more material with all participants. The Grandmasters covered all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do including; patterns up to Tong-il in great detail, fundamental movements, free sparring, traditional sparring, step-sparring, self defence, flexibility and warm-up exercises. There was also time for the group for 4th Dan and above to have discussions on topics such as the structure of their schools, gradings and syllabus, and also how to teach different aspects of the Taekwon-Do syllabus. The Grandmasters were in excellent form; Grandmaster Bos was inspirational with the atmosphere he creates in his classes, excellent exercises for flexibility, warm-up exercises, exercises for preparation for specific classes for kicking, patterns and sparring, participants got many new and imaginative ideas for the teaching of their classes from his sessions. Grandmaster Lan showed wonderful ability especially in the areas of free sparring and self defence, with excellent progressions to develop technique and ability in these areas. Grandmaster Marano again showed why he is the chairman of the technical committee, his knowledge on the ITF patterns is superb, participants were amazed at his ability to explain all techniques and reference the encyclopaedia by page and photograph and his ability to fix errors and explain the applications and details of all movements. Participants were very happy with the sessions on the patterns as the grandmasters did not just explain the technical details of the patterns but the reasons for each movement, the applications and also how to correct common errors and problems in the patterns. In the rest periods between sessions the Grandmasters were happy to work one on one with participants and clarify and doubts about the patterns. The participants found all aspects of the course extremely enjoyable and all participants commented on the professional set-up of the IIC by the ITA, the warm welcome and hospitality and the attention to detail. On the Friday evening their was a banquet which was attended by almost all of the IIC participants and their was great entertainment by a local folk band during this event. The IIC for 1st - 3rd Dan finished on Saturday and the Sunday was only for 4th Dan and above, where the higher degree patterns were covered in detail. The IIC was officially closed on Sunday and the ITF Grandmasters were presented with a gift of writing pens made from 5,000 year old Irish bog oak and 24 ct. gold. During the IIC on Sunday their was also a grading for people going for 6th, 7th and 8th dan.
The following were promoted during the grading:
1.Mr. Niall Jones from Irish Taekwon-Do Association promoted to 6th Dan
2.Mr. Maxim Kim from Russia promoted to 6th Dan
3.Mr. Odd Arne Larsen from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master
4.Mr. Hallgeir Betele from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master
5.Mr. Snorre Edvarsen from NTN Norway promoted to 7th Dan Master
6.Mr. Lazaros Tsilfidis from Russia promoted to 7th Dan Master
7.Master Per Christian Garnaes from NTN Norway promoted to 8th Dan Master
8.Master Carmine Caiazzo from FITAE Italy promoted to 8th Dan Master
Photos of the IIC:
The ITA Board of Directors would like to extend our thanks to the ITF Technical Committee for an excellent IIC, to the organising committee Mr. O'Mahoney VI Dan, Mr. Stephen Ryan V Dan, Ms. Laura Cullen IV Dan, to the local volunteers and helpers and to the participants from the 15 countries for your support.
Dear Members and visitors,
The ITF is proud to announce that over 11000 ITF members participated from the period 2003-2012 at the 77 IIC’s held throughout the world.
2013 might become another successful year with many IIC’s. The International Instructors Committee (IIC) consisting of Chairman GM Hector Marano and members GM Wim Bos and GM Lan Ung Kim are ready to conduct the next IIC’s to be held on January in Ireland, on February in New Zealand, on March in New York USA, on May in Uruguay, on June/July in Paraguay, on July in Jamaica, on September in Russia and Poland and on November in Belgium.
The Committee hopes to find all of you ready for another challenge!
On behalf of the International Instructors Committee
GM Wim Bos
ITF Director and IIC Member
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|40||227||6-9.||September||2008||San Juan||Puerto Rico||69|
|42||229||27-29.||March||2009||Ho Chin Min||Vietnam||113|
|56||243||1-2.||Oct.||2010||Puerta Plata||Domenican Rep||66|
|75||262||7-9.||September||2012||Puerta Plata||Domenican Rep||27|
|total number of participants||10011|
Dear ITF Members and Visitors,
The New Year is approaching while we leave another one behind, a year that was not your standard one for it has featured considerable growth on our part, which tells a great deal about the high standard of work, at all ranks in our Federation.
I wish to leave a record here of how greatly our family increases day by day and to say that as such it is bound to face a few tough times, yet knowing that, sooner or later, the good times will arrive. I do hope that in this oncoming 2013 tolerance and empathy may prevail as crucial individual values and that these may be the key to harmony, joint growth and contributing to a better society. I know that our predecessors would be proud of how we do uphold those principles in our everyday effort to surpass ourselves and that therein dwells our special secret.
Let every member enjoy a merry festivity, regardless of creed or religion, let us revel in this brand-new year, making vows for the happiness of those whom we love most, the dearest ones in our lives, all intimately bound, in fine health and in peacefulness.
A THOUSAND BLESSINGS
GM Pablo Trajtenberg...Read more
Dear Members and Visitors,
The official DVD of the ITF World Cup will give you the chance to re- live all the action and emotion of the greatest World Cup in history. Over 1500 competitors from 44 countries took part in some of the toughest and biggest categories in living memory representing their club and country. An incredible memory of an awesome event, you will feel the passion of the emotional Opening Ceremony and the electric atmosphere of the phenomenal Finals Night. This DVD contains the Opening Ceremony and the Finals Night as well as the groundbreaking 6 video clips explaining the rules to the audience. If you are interested go to www.shopitfworldcup2012 to order your in either PAL or NTSC.
WC 2012 Organizer...Read more
The ITF Board informs that Master Ruben D. Suarez 8th degree from New York, USA has been nominated Member of the ITF Umpire Committee.
Master Juan Ferrando
ITF Secretary General...Read more
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.
Master Juan Ferrando
ITF Secretary General...Read more
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
Israel Taekwondo Association...Read more
International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF
Asian Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course
March 5-6, 2013
GM Wim Bos 9th degree
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.
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.
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
Wednesday 6th March 7th , 2013 (or before) arrivals before 13.00 am. at the Shahanshah International Hotel, Bashundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
Umpire Course Cost:
Seminar Fee US $ 35 + organizational cost US $ 15 : total US $ 50 per person.
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 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday March 6th , 2013
15.00-16.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:
16.15 – 18.00 pattern competition
16.15 – 18.00 sparring competition
Friday March 7th ,2013
09.00 – 12.00 pattern competition
09.00 – 12.00 sparring competition
14.00 – 16.00 power and spec. technique competition.
14.00 – 16.00 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition
16.00 – 18.00 pattern competition
16.00 – 18.00 sparring competition
18.00 Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.
Language: English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.
Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:
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 email@example.com....Read more
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....Read more