SELF DEFENCE SEMINAR IN QUEBEC, CANADA
On January 13th of this year, the FQTI welcomed, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, more than 90 members red and black belts of the various clubs in province of Quebec for a seminar of self-defence.
The present followers were very privileged to be able to benefit from teachings of Master Pierre Laquerre, black belt 8th degree, Canada's Technical Director and expert on the subject. All get on to say that this day was beneficial and allowed them to perfect their knowledge of the self-defence. It will also allow the present professors to improve their teaching of this facet of the tae kwon do ITF.
Master Laquerre used the techniques learned in pattern to connect this with the self defence application.
How to release from a grab
How to use releasing motion, breaking motion and attacking motion
Defence against a sudden attack and
How to use throwing and falling techniques
Besides having the opportunity to practise the techniques of self-defence, the participants were also able to learn it more on the art of the meditation together with a Buddhist monk
During the last 3 months the Italian Federation “FITAE-ITF” has organized their yearly our (4) Regional Technical Seminars held in the regions of Veneto, Lombardia, Toscana and Campania with a presence of over 500 participants.
Milano December 16th, 2012
Naples November 24th, 2012
Toscana, November 18th, 2012
Venice, November 17th, 2012
The Italian Federation organizes these events conducted by the technical committee consisting of National Technical Director GM Wim Bos and Committee Members Leandro Iagher 6th degree responsible for competition, Stefano Minotti 6th degree responsible for Umpire, Alessandro Cavidossi 6th degree responsible for Self Defense, Orlando Saccomanno 6th degree responsible for organization skills and Master Giovanni Cecconato 7th degree for traditional TKD. All the Seminars consists of 2 hours of Umpiring (morning part) and 4 hours (afternoon part)of training in traditional tkd, sport competition and self defense.
The Italian National Technical Committee
National Competition & Selection Training Seminars
Two (2) national team weekend trainings have been organized with a total of 150 participants training for 3 days during each seminar.
Italy's National Female Pattern Team
The competition trainings are conducted by National Team Coach Leandro Iagher 6th degree and his assistants Master Ciro Cammarato 7th degree from Naples, also regional trainer for south Italy, Fabio Iovane 6th degree, also regional trainer for center Italy and Orlando Saccomanno 6th degree, also responsible for North Italy. Also a physiotherapist and athletic preparation trainer are present at all events.
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Dutch National Championships
On Sunday 25th of November the 25th edition of the national championships ITF Taekwon-Do in the Netherlands were held in Capelle aan de IJssel. Hosting the event this year were Sabum Art van der Lee and Sabum John Verkerke in mane of their club Oh Do Kwan, together with the national Tournament & Umpire committee concisting of Master Coos van den Heuvel, Sabum Patrick den Hoed, Sabum Emiel Kloor, Boosabum Corine Kool and mr. Henny van Zon.
The day started with an opening conducted by Sabum Art van der Lee. After this opening, all competitors bowed to the referees and the enthusiastic spectators. Directly after the official opening the word was given to Master James Tjin-A-Ton, the president of ITF-Netherlands. The new board of directors of ITF-Netherlands was introduced, and a present for former national coach Sabum Chiel Rombout was presented. After many years of hard work and great progress Sabum Chiel Rombout resigned earlier this year from his function as national coach. Besides a nice plaque he was given a special coupon for his second great love: kitesurfing. Also a new member club of ITF-Netherlands, TA Nimjae, which recently joined our organization, was introduced.
Mr. Art van der Lee
All competitors had the chance to fight and earn the title of national champion in all disciplines: Pattern, Sparring, Power Test, Special Techniques and Pre-Arranged Sparring. Given the fact that there were more than 280 competitors from 20 schools from all parts of the Netherlands, a high level of competition was guaranteed. Also, there were more than 60 referees present.
The day started with Patterns. The level throughout the day was high, and many beautiful and well-conducted patterns where presented to the umpires and spectators. After patterns were completed, sparring was started. It was good to see the different styles of fighting taught to the students by the coaches. Different tactics were presented, leading to all well-earned victories. In between sparring matches the other spectacular disciplines were performed: Special Techniques, Pre-Arranged Sparring and Power Test.
At the end of the day we can look back at a very successful tournament, and we can be proud of all students. Of course not all competitors won a medal, but participating is more important than winning. Congratulations to all the National Championsare of course in order!
On behalf of all competitors, coaches, parents and spectators, we want to thank everyone who helped for their efforts during this day! At the same time, we can look forward to the next Dutch National Championships, which will be organized by Master Willy van de Mortel and his club Difesa.