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ITA Examiners Conference Report

The annual ITA examiners conference took place in the Bracken Hotel, Balbriggan, Dublin on Sunday May 26th 2013. The conference is an opportunity for all ITA members from 4th Dan upwards to meet and discuss the black belt grading and syllabus. This years conference was attended by 23 ITA examiners. The meeting was a very productive event with several modifications being adopted to the black belt syllabus and grading format. The atmosphere of the meeting was very positive and all in attendance had a common goal of further improving the efficiency of the black belt test and marking system and the quality of the syllabus. Key items that were discussed included; adding additional techniques to the special technique section of the grading, modifying the electronic marking system for the black belt grading, modifying the kicking and fundamental hand technique syllabus for black belts as well as very productive discussions on how to cater for students that begin Taekwon-Do training at an older age as well as consideration for those with disability. The feedback from the examiners to the ITA board following the conference was very positive and all commented on how this open forum allows for the senior grades in the organisation to have their views aired, discussed and positive ideas implemented. 
 

Best Regards,
Stephen Ryan
Secretary General Irish Taekwon-Do Association

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Author: gmb
Date: 29/May/2013, 02:13
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Afghanistan 24th ITF seminar in Kabul Paghman

The 24th ITF Taekwon-Do seminar was held in the kabul paghman in afghanistan on April 23-25, 2013. Around 80 participants took part arriving from different clubs with support of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee and ITF National Federation. The purpose of the seminar was to train and to show the update techniques of ITF Taekwon-Do to our members. The first day of the seminar the Afghanistan Olympic president officialy opened the seminar.

Best regards
Shoaib Rahmani
President ITF Afghanistan
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Author: gmb
Date: 27/May/2013, 15:27
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The 2013 Dublin Open was hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association in the DCU Sports Complex on April 28th. The tournament began promptly at 10am with a full-house of competitors & spectators there to witness the action taking place across 8 rings. This was the largest one-day tournament ever run by the association with 522 competitors, junior & senior taking part over 8 rings with 75 umpires on hand to ensure the day ran as smoothly & efficiently as possible.

This tournament was exclusively for colour belts as the ITA will host a Blackbelt Open Championshipsin June and the level of competition on display in all age groups was extraordinary with many competitors needing to win four rounds or more to reach the medal stages of their sections. The tournament ran ahead of schedule finishing early at 4pm, an excellent achievement on behalf of the organisers considering the number of competitors involved.

Blanchardstown Taekwon-Do Club, from Dublin, finished asthe best overall club with 14 Gold, 7 Silver & 5 Bronze medals; Integrity Martial Arts placed second while Cork ITA, Newlands Taekwon-Do & Greystones rounded out the top five respectively.

As always credit must be given to the ITA tournament& umpire committee of Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley, Ms Laura Cullen & Mr Niall Jones as well as the tournament host Mr Stephen Cooley and the volunteers from local clubs who helped to set up the venue for the event.

The next tournament to be hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association will be the ITA Blackbelt Open Championships in June, followed by the ITA Irish Cup which takes place in Limerick in November

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Author: GMB
Date: 06/May/2013, 16:47
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REPORT ON SEMINAR CONDUCTED BY SABUM WOGAYEHU BEHAILU FROM ETHIOPIA IN KENYA ON APRIL 2013.

                

The seminar started on 5th April, 2013 in Kikuyu in the school of instructor Mr. William’s with a participation of twenty students.
 
On 9th April, 2013 a seminar was conducted at Ngarariga in the school of Mr.Richard’s with a participation of fifty students were present.
 
On 13th April, 2013 a seminar was conducted at Woodland Star School in Brakenhurt with a participation of sixty students were present. 
 
On 17th April, 2013 at the Woodland Star School a promotion test for black belt and colour belts was conducted.  Two of the participants obtained a black belt promotion, Mr. Richard promoted to second degree and his student Stephen Kariithi Njenga obtained a first degree.
 
On 18th April, 2013 a promotion test continued in Woodland School and all participants passed the examination and consequently the seminar was ended on 18th April, 2013.
 
All the participants were very happy with the teaching skills of Sabum Wogayehu and learnt a lot.
The method of teaching gave every student a chance to learn widely.
 
Sabum Wogayehu has proved himself as an intelligent, devoted and hardworking teacher and we believe that with his and ITF's support we are going to make ITF Taekwon-Do in Kenia better.

 
Best Regards,
Richard K. David
ITF PRESIDENT KENYA
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Author: gmb
Date: 21/Abr/2013, 10:57
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The 29th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior Championship

The 29th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior Championship was held in Kabul City municipality jamnasiyam on April 15-16, 2013.  About 150 participants took part at this championship from several provinces of Afghanistan. The championship was in Sparring and Patterns. The supporter of this championship was the NOC of Afghanistan and ITF Taekwon-Do and also the city Council.

The championship has been broadcasted in all media of Afghanistan.

Best regards
Shoaib Rahmani President ITF Afghanistan
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Author: gmb
Date: 17/Abr/2013, 21:29
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