Over the weekend May 9 - 11, 2014 was held the 7th official National seminar of Taekwon-Do at the sport center Na Fialce in Říčany. The seminar was led by Master Frank Vanberghen 8thDan and Annick Van Driessche 6thDan international instructor from Belgium. The seminar was organized by the Czech Taekwon-Do Federation ITF (the CFT) supported by the Central Region, sponsors and partners, and with particularly strong support from the city of Říčany. Clubs ​​from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria attended this seminar. The program was launched on Friday, 05/09/2014 by meeting and dinner with the representatives of the participating states. On Saturday at 9:30 happened a meeting of the mayor and deputy mayor of Říčany with Master Frank Vanberghen and Annick Van Driessche, present also were partners, representatives of Slovakia, Austria and the Czech representative of Taekwon-Do Federation international instructor Vladimir Machota 6thDan. At 10:00 The Mayor of Říčany Mgr.Vladimír Kořen and deputy mayor Mgr.Hana Špačková officially opened the 7thNational seminar. The first part of the seminar was devoted to correction of the basic techniques, the types of movement in Taekwon-Do and correction of patterns from Chon-Ji to Do-San. After a brief pause, the hall was divided into two rings. One part continued under guidance of Master Frank for black belts on the way to fix and correct techniques up to Choong Moo, on the other tatami continued Sabumm Annick Van Driessche with colored belts to fix basic sparring, practicing new training methods and patterns up to Yul-Gok. During the third part Master F. Vanberghen focused on technique consistency of up to Choi-Yong. The second group practiced technique for sparring and other methods of developing strength and explosive speed. After the last break, Master F. Vanberghen corrected techniques up to the pattern Tong-Il.

Saturday's seminar was finished at 16:30 with a common photo of all participants and after that Master Frank Vanberghen and Sabum Annick Van Driessche were awarded an honorary plaque for the support and development of Taekwon-Do. At the same time a gold medal was awarded to international Instructor Kaled Fetoui from Austria for his work for Taekwon-Do and also to Slovak national team head coach Mr. Robert Balaz. On final muster representative of the Austrian Federation Elmar Kickingereder 6thdan invited all black belts to the 96thIIC, which will be held in October this year in Vienna. The seminar was run in the English language and translated by Mr. Ing.Lukáš Zajicek, MBA 2ndDan and Mr. PhD. Jaroslav Bohata, Msc. After that a grading for 3rdand 4thblack belts: Josef Kubat and Michal Machota to 3rdDan and Ing.Michal Novak and David Mondschein on 4thDan was held. During the grading Annick Van Driessche was available on the second ring to all participants with questions and requests and Jacob for individual repairs and issues relating to techniques and competition rules of Taekwon Do. After completion of the grading certificates were handed to all participants and then there was a briefing with representatives of all sections of the Czech clubs and head representative of CFT International instructor Vladimir Machota 6ThDan.

From 19.30 an after party was held at the restaurant Pivovarská, the party was in barbecue style with an indoor and outdoor program. On Sunday representatives of the CFT met with Master F. Vanberghen and Sabum Annick Van Driessche to conclude legislative affairs.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the National Seminar I would like to thank the Mayor of Říčany Mgr.Vladimír Kořen and deputy mayor Mgr. Hana Špačková for their support and to all of our sponsors and partners for their cooperation and support in organizing seminars, particularly to Pavilion Hotel Říčany and Mr. Alexandr Souček, Restaurant Pivovarská and Mr. Tomáš Jílek, Mr. Libor Jirásek and lastly to pharmacy Zasmuky Mrs. Mgr.Olga Bohabojova.


International instructor Vladimir Machota 6thDan

Vice president of Czech Taekwon-Do Federation

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Date: 19/May/2014, 19:49
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On Saturday May 3rd2014, the official presentation of HAIDONG GUMDO, for the first time in Paraguay, was performed.

The venue was the International Taekwon -Do Academy (AIT) of GM Dacak. He attended with several: instructors, black belts and colour belts.

Master Jeong Woo Kim, 7th dan, chief instructor of the WORLD HAIDONG GUMDO FEDERATION, visited us from Seoul, to let us know this beautiful martial art.

The seminar was held under the authority of the President of the Federation of Taekwon-Do ITF Style of the Republic of Paraguay (FETREP), GM Javier Dacak, accompanied by Master Abelardo Benzaquén (Argentina), who accompanied and guided our invited.

They also made their show to the audience throughout the day Sunday, May 4thduring the “National Tournament Opening FETREP 2014”, at the Sports Stadium of the National Sports Secretary.

We are grateful to Master Jeong Woo Kim, who gave us the honor of meeting the Martial Art "HAIDONG GUMDO" which is closely related to our "Martial Art Taekwon-Do ITF" as to the origin.

GM Dacak opened the doors to this new martial art in Paraguay, with an excellent view to institutional relationship with the Federation headquartered in Seoul, South Korea; with a view to the dissemination and promotion of our “Taekwon -Do ITF” in that country.


9° DAN (PA-9-1)



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Date: 19/May/2014, 12:19
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The "Golden Belt" is a summing up the achievements of Russian athletes and coaches, it is a tribute to their dedication, professionalism, strength of will and spirit, an expression of gratitude to those who stand at the origins of the martial arts in Russia and those who continue to climb on the podium at world championships, contributing to the promotion of the arts.

This year's winners were Artem Vahitov ("The brightest victory of the year," Thai boxing), Marina Mohnatkina ("The brightest victory of the year," Sambo), Paul Korzhavyh ("Best Athlete of the Year", jiu-jitsu), Catherine Kozlachkova (" Best Female Athlete of the Year ", Taekwondo ITF), Eugene Ilm (" Best Coach of the Year ", kiokusinkaj), fire-found iron (" Fidelity tradition "Aikido), Gennady Korolev (" In Service of the Fatherland ", martial arts), Leonid SHCHEPKIN ( Loyalty to the chosen path", Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do), Abdurahman Bilar ("Will to Win", grappling)

Each National award winner received a statuette of "Golden Belt" People's Artist of Russia and martial artist Alexander Rukavishnikova. The reward for the winners are also  a numbered diploma and a badge, considered the highest award of the Russian Union of Martial Arts.

 We are pleased to announce that the winner of the "Golden Belt” was World Champion Ekaterina Kozlachkova.

The award is a national awards ceremony held by Russian Union of Martial Arts (RUMA), and this year the ceremony was held in the Kremlin. 

Ekaterina Kozlachkova was recognized as "the best athlete of the year among all martial arts." The award was presented by the Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation.

That track record Ekaterina Kozlachkova is below (only the medals in the individual competition are listed)


5 gold, 1 - Bronze


3 - Gold


7 - Gold, 8 Silver, 5 - Bronze

European Cup

5 - Gold, 1 - Silver

Overall champion of Europe 2006.2009 and 2012

Overall champion at world championships in 2011 and 2013

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Date: 14/May/2014, 18:52
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La Federación de Taekwon-Do Estilo ITF de la República del Paraguay (FETREP) supported by the National Secretariat of Sports (SND), held its annual tournament called "Torneo Apertura 2014 FETREP" Taekwon-Do ITF, on Sunday 4th May 2014, at the Sports Stadium of the "National Secretariat of Sports" (SND), from 08:00 to 17:00 Hs

It was attended by the Chairman of the FETREP GM Javier Dacak and all directors.

Approximately 250 athletes from Encarnación, Ciudad del Este, Caacupé, Asunción and other cities participated in the competition, watched by over a thousand people in the stadium of the National Secretariat of Sports and was attended by 50 referees and judges placed in 4 rings.

Also present were outstanding competitors from the World Championships in Benidorm Spain 2013: Lara Dacak 2nd Dan (gold medal); Celia Avalos 2nd Dan (silver medal) both of Asuncion; Lucas Duarte 3rd Dan (gold medal) and Nestor Ramirez 3rd Dan (silver medal) both of Incarnation

An excellent technical and healthy level of competition as been achieved , where all enjoyed a tournament full of trophies and happiness. 



  • ·        08:00 hs:. Junior 13 and under / White to Black Belt
  • ·        13:00:. Juveniles / Adults. 14 and older / White Belt to Danes.

The event was a success and all competitors are preparing for the "World Cup 2014 Jamaica" to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from 23 to 30 August 2014.

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Date: 14/May/2014, 15:40
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The preparations for this year’s fifth edition of the Holland Cup (May
31st and June 1st 2014), one of the biggest ITF Taekwon-Do tournaments in
Europe, are at full steam and nearing completion. The Holland Cup is one
of the tournaments of the prestigious ITF-Netherlands Masters Series,
organized by the organizing committee from Sportschool Tim Kool (Tim Kool,
Corine Kool and Rory de Vries).

The first registrations were received, posters have been printed, program
books and all promotional materials finished and the hotels are ready to
receive the final competitors. The flights of the AETF reporter have been
booked as well, so there will be prime coverage on the AETF site.

Entries to the Holland Cup are still possible up to May 17th, so if you
are interested, it is still possible to register for the tournament. If
you need any additional help or information, please send an email to All information is available on and By liking our Facebook
page before June 5th, you also have a chance of winning some amazing

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Date: 14/May/2014, 13:11
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