From 1 to 10 August 2013 in the village of Mykolaivka in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) was held a Summer camp in sportive base "Avangard" . It became the first stage of preparation for the upcoming Taekwon-Do World Championship, which will held in Benidorm, Spain on October 23-27, 2013.
48 athletes took part In the summer camp coming from Kyiv, Crimea, Kharkov, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovograd, Lviv and Uzhgorod. Also participated sportsmen from Russia and Ireland.
Next year's Summer Camp will be held in August and we are planning to invite other foreign athletes and trainers. The Summer Camp program consisted of three trainings per day. Trainings were conducted by the head coach of National and Honored Ukrainian team Ukraine Oleg Solovey 5th degree
Among the participants should be noted several titled athletes like Kateryna Solovey from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine World Champion, nine-time European Champion, 2-time winner of the World and European Cup
Dmitry Bezverkhy European champion from Kyiv, Ukraine
Ivan Gryshchuk from Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine European champion
Anatoly Korobko from Kirovograd,Ukraine European champion European champion and silver medalist of the World Cup.
Dzvenyslava Tokareva from Ivano-Frankivsk silver medalist of the World Cup
Nikita Orlov from Kyiv,Ukraine winner of the World Cup Roman Kudashov from Russia European Champion winner of the World Cup
Rostylava Ivanchuk (Ireland).
Sports base "Avangard" where was held the summer camp is located on the Black Sea coast, and the athletes were able to spend time on the beach between trainings and having a good time.
Best regards, Vice-President All Ukrainian TKD Union
Oleg Solovey V-degree ITF...Read more
Visit IRAN ITF
Thursdays 5th of September was a wonderful summer day in the beautiful historical Persian city of Shiraz.
Omid Hassanipour from National Taekwon-Do Norway had the pleasure to visit Mr.Habib Khoshniyat and his organization IRAN Pars ITF.
Pars ITF is a part of IRAN ITF by President Hamid Mohtashami.
The visit lasted for 2 days.
The first day contained several hours of Taekwon-Do training with thorough review of ITF forms.
ITF Taekwon-Do in IRAN is in a progressive growing phase and the organization has several highly qualified potential talents.
The second day we were visiting the Old Persian civilization.
Persepolis is the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC).
We also visited the tomb of empire Cyrus the Great (ca.600 - 529 BC), the first world empire in Persia.
Thanks a lot to Mr.Khoshniyat and his organization for the friendliness and warm hospitality.
Omid Hassanipour, 5.Dan
National Taekwon-Do Norway
On August 24, 25 and 26 of August 2013 a sparring seminar conducted by four time world champion David Kerr was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This seminar was organized by Master 7º dan Horacio Fasan and Instructor 6º dan Pablo Campos.
The training sessions lasted almost four hours each with an attendance of 120 participants.
Mr. David Kerr showed humbleness and dedication with a high theoretical and practical level during each of his teachings, achieving a special feeling with the participants.
Both the organizers as David Kerr were satisfied with what was achieved, hoping to repeat in the near future in another important event....Read more
ITF KIDS COURSE SCOTLAND
On Saturday 31stAugust ITF Scotland hosted the 6thITF Kids Program Instructor Course. 22Participants from Scotland, England, Wales and Sweden took part in this highly anticipated course.
ITF Treasurer and ITF Scotland President GM MacCallum was present to open the course and to welcome the ITF Kids committee and its participants.
The instructors really enjoyed the new developments that the ITF Kids committee have implemented, the simple approach and progressive nature of the course was very well received with many of the instructors quite surprised at how different the course is to any other course they have attended.
This original course has been developed to raise the standard of young children in Taekwon-Do and very much in line with where many ITF instructors want to teach, keeping completely in line with the principles of Taekwon-Do without deviating into games for games sake.
One of the points the instructors where pleased about was that the kids program is not a private business and is run at minimal cost to the instructor helping them to develop their classes and that the kids doboks are available through all ITF Officially approved suppliers and not just through one single source.
This very intense course is constantly being developed and the content of each Kids course adapts as the course continues to grow. The development of the new ITF Kids website is working well with the launch expected during October, this will enable the instructor to access all of the tools they need to run their classes effectively.
The next courses are in Managua - Nicaragua on 9th and 10th November and New York – USA on 16th November.
Very thought provoking from many previous childrens courses I’ve attended in the past. Fantastic!
Mrs Gillian McIlvaney
The ITF Kids Committee excel at presenting the new Taekwon-Do Kids course. Clear and consise, this course is exceptional value, giving ITF Instructors all of the knowledge and insight they need to teach pre-schoolers and younger children.
Mr Anthony McKenna
The course was delivered very well. The knowledge and experience of the committee is essential and important to the course.
Mr D Lupton