MASTER PANTELIS STOUPAS 7th DEGREE - PASSED AWAY
A GREAT CHAPTER IN HELLENIC AND WORLD HISTORY OF TAEAKWON-DO
The final epilogue ''was played'' on October 20, 2012 for the great Hellenic Νational Coach Mst. Pantelis Stoupas. With a history of decades, Mst. Pantelis Stoupas left a legacy that only few could appreciate the quality it represents, in the art and sport, which he served in his whole life. On the night of Oct.19th from a sudden relapse of the illness that he struggled for over a year, at dawn on Oct 20th, left his last breath, and with it, left the memory that someone can conquer eternity, only with struggles and sacrifices, when man is still alife.
He taught Taekwon-Do, at National Athletic Associations, A.A. "Athlopedia", A.A. "Aeolus", A.A. "Zeus" and A.A. "Protathlitis" in Thessaloniki, for over three and more decades. He served his country as National Coach for 17 years, adding with his sensitivity and his energy, the best elements which embedded in Hellenic National athletes, and for that, he will be remembered forever.
Tireless ‘’Pantelis’’ and for others, with his nickname as «Pantelos» challenged everyone with his endurance in training, and especially all the members of the national team. He was the one who gave the best "mark" for the Hellenic national coaches, and with his presence in all major international events, were known as the "HELLENIC NATIONAL COACH." Since 2007, when Hellas is competing and fighting, at international level, against all the odds, in the ITF and AETF, Master Pantelis with his position as a coach of the NATIONAL TEAM (others call it HELLENIC TEAM ....) performed and showed his superiority, putting glasses to everyone who criticized him but ….
This is an epilogue of a glorious history of those who glorified the Hellenic Flag.
He was the one, who believed in the vision of ELET and EOMT and the possibility they gave to ITF Hellenic National Associations competing in international tournaments and Championships.
A GOOD teacher in Teakwon-Do, is the one who passes three levels during his existence:
A) Someone whos teaching is based on his physical and technical skills when his is YOUNG.
B) Someone who teaches with his words and his wisdom when he is OLD and
C) Someone who after his death teaches with his GOOD ACTS he would achieved when he was ALIVE.
Master PANTELIS STOUPAS is the one, who fulfilled the above three (3) requirements.
«We hope that It is lightweight the ground that covers his grave"
Master Panagiotis Gialamas 8th degree
|The 25th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior National Championship in kabul, Afghanistan
On OCT 12-13, 2012 National Championship of Afghanistan with the 25th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior National championship were held at Kabul City. There was 220 participants at this championship from several provinces of Afghanistan. This championship was held in Sparring and Pattern The supporter of this championship was the NOC of Afghanistan and ITF Taekwon-Do Federation of Afghanistan.
President ITF Afghanistan
REPORT-UMPIRE SEMINAR ORGANZIED BY FCST (FEDERACIÓN CENTRO Y SUR AMERICANA DE TAEKWONDO)
On September, 14th, 2012 has been organized by Central and South American Taekwon-Do Federation (FCST) and the Brazilian Taekwon-Do Federation presided by Master Raul Sanchez 8th dan an intensive seminar on Arbitration at Hotel La Mandragora, in Buzios, Brazil.
The seminar was conducted by Master Abelardo Benzaquén 7th degree from Argentina, Secretary of the FCST. The event attracted numerous Umpires from different states of Brazil, who were able to learn and upgrade to the new ITF Tournament rules in force of 2013. During the training the electronic scoring systems have been used.
On Saturday 15th, 2012 the 16th Brazilian Interstate Taekwon-Do Championship were held chaired by Master Djalma Santos 7th degree, where the umpires continued their training under supervisión of Masters Raul Sánchez and Abelardo Benzaquén....Read more
On September 23, 2012, Queens Taekwon-do Center hosted the XVII ITF New York Taekwon-do ITF Tournament at Queens College in Flushing, New York. In attendance approximately 300 competitors from over 30 schools, visiting from a number of States across the U.S., as well as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Sweden, Tajikistan, and Canada.
The opening ceremony commenced with a salute to our national anthem, followed by the introduction of the individual schools and their instructors/masters and presentation of the board of directors of the NTA-ITF after which everyone took their positions to proceed with the activities of the day.
The performance of the competitors was outstanding, as was the enthusiasm of all participants, especially the children who were eager to compete for their medals and 1st place trophies. Particular recognition should be given to all referees, judges, and assistants, whose work has continued to excel over the years, helping to make for a better tournament each year.
The tournament began at 10 A.M., ending at 7:30, and for the 17th year, it was another victory for the ITF New York Taekwon-Do ITF Tournament. Master Ruben Suarez 8th degree would like to extend his gratitude to all participants and supporters who helped to carry out this continued success.