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ITF Nepal had the great opportunity to host Taekwon-Do ITF Technical Training conducted by the Master Carlos Ramirez 8th Dan from the USA. We had taken good technical seminar especially in basic movements and stances among the 100 ITF Taekwon-Do Practitioners from yellow Stripe to Black Belt in Kavre ITF Taekwon-Do Dojang. Master Ramirez also conducted an umpire refreshment course to the Junior Umpires. At the same time they had a district level junior school tournament in Kavre between 10 different schools from Kavre district.  Similarly he has also taken another Seminar in Dhapasi ITF  Taekwon-Do Kathmandu district with 10 color belts and 25 Black belts. All were benefited greatly from that seminar.

We are very thankful to Master Carlos Ramirez for giving his time to conduct seminars for ITF Nepal.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 12/Jun/2014, 15:30
End date12/Jun/2014, 15:30
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The Irish Taekwon-Do Association held its summer black belt grading over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of June in the Cork International Airport Hotel. The event was hosted by Master Paul Delea VII Dan & Mr Ken Leahy VI Dan and was attended by students, instructors & examiners from around the country. 39 candidates presented for testing, with 26 testing for 1st degree blackbelt, 6 for 2nd Degree, 5 for 3rd Degree and 2 for 4thDegree blackbelt. Over the 2 days the candidates were tested on fundamental movements, kicking techniques, patterns, step sparring, free sparring, self defence, power breaking, special technique and theory. 

During the weekend new ITF degree certificates were also presented to the ITA senior grades who recently graded to 6th & 7th Degree blackbelt, including the recently promoted Masters: Master Paul Delea, Master Tim Forde & Master Terry Donnelly.

Overall 35 of the 39 candidates where successful including Ms. Sabina Mason and Mr. Leonard Coughlan who were promoted to 4th Degree, the ITA would like to congratulate those promoted and look forward to seeing those unsuccessful this weekend at an ITA black belt test again in the future, below is a full list of those promoted:

           Name

Promoted to

Club

Ryan

Kelly

1st Degree

Ennis TKD

Aodha

Marrinan

1st Degree

Ennis TKD

Lianne

Donnelly

1st Degree

Kingdom

Jerry

O'Connor

1st Degree

Kingdom

Danny

Coffey

1st Degree

Kingdom

Kevin

Plamadeala

1st Degree

Blanchardstown TKD

Callum

Miloudi

1st Degree

North Mon

Jack

Nolan

1st Degree

Newlands TKD

Karol

Janos

1st Degree

Newlands TKD

Mergim

Frrokaj

1st Degree

Newlands TKD

Aoife

O'Mahony

1st Degree

Cork ITA

Craig

Tuite

1st degree

Killester

Daniel

Hagon

1st Degree

Quin

Fionn

Hagon

1st Degree

Quin

Aidan

Morris

1st Degree

Quin

Eleanor

Clarke

1st Degree

Greystones

Fergus

Croke

1st Degree

Greystones

Andrew

Cooney

1st Degree

IMAA

Federico

Mazzola

1st Degree

IMAA

Ashley

Rocliffe

1st Degree

IMAA

Eoin

Clifford

1st Degree

IMAA

Michelle

Kilcoyne

1st Degree

Turners Cross TKDA

Nicole

Bennett

1st Degree

Turners Cross TKDA

Joel

White

1st Degree

Waterford/Tipp

Conor

Hanlon

2nd Degree

Donabate

Ryan

Davis

2nd Degree

Donabate

Nicole

Moriarty

2nd Degree

Quin

Jonathan

Wallis

2nd Degree

Greystones

Sarah

Sheehan

2nd Degree

Mahon

Amy

Delea

3rd Degree

Passage West

Jack

Sheehan

3rd Degree

North Mon

Jamie

Williams

3rd Degree

Shannon

David

Doherty

3rd Degree

Santry ITF

Sabina

Mason

4th Degree

Killester

Leonard

Coughlan

4th Degree

Mahon

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 10/Jun/2014, 14:25
End date10/Jun/2014, 14:25
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After the very successful 2013 Barada Fight Tour, this year FITAE (Italian TKD Federation) organized the Solovey Fight Tour with Sabum Oleg Solovey and his wife super champion Katya Solovey. The tour touched four important locations for our Federation: Venice, Rome, Piombino (Tuscany)  and Milan.

In the different tour stops more than 200 participants had the chance to experience some in-depth knowledge and working methods given by the Soloveys that show constant evolution and successful skills in  Taekwon-Do.  FITAE-ITF is satisfied with the organizational effort and the response to this event designed to give athletes an enrichment of their personal skills. This experience was also an opportunity for instructors to evaluate and expand the repertoire of exercises inspired by the work of top Taekwon-Do people whose results need no further description.

In each stage we worked on various aspects of the fight and the athletic training especially related to explosiveness and speed, and big emphasis was given to the timing and the choice of appropriate technique. Great importance was also given to mental aspect of how to approach the competition. Last, but not least crucial for an excellent performance, the relationship of trust between coach and athlete.

Sabum Oleg Solovey shows a very valuable experience while presenting with great humility and simplicity to motivate and give an incredible boost charge, whilst Katya, outstanding athlete, shows the exercises with a gracefulness almost unnatural with no evidence of effort, a clear sign of the level that you can master when there is an iron will and perseverance in training.

It has been a real pleasure and valuable experience for all FITAE competitors and Instructors to train with the legendary Solovey couple, an event that nobody will forget.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 09/Jun/2014, 19:40
End date09/Jun/2014, 19:40
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The ITA Irish Cup will take place on November 29th & 30th 2014 in the University of Limerick Sports Arena. This a new date from that first advertised so please spread the word to all clubs and students. This is an open event and have already we have received interest form several countries to attend. More info to follow soon. Please keep an eye on our website www.taekwondo.ie 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 09/Jun/2014, 17:05
End date09/Jun/2014, 17:05
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On Sunday June 8th 2014, the Marocaine Union of Taekwon-do ITF organized the second seminar of fighting techniques and skills forms "​TULS" ​in Zenata ​Sports Complex in Casablanca, taught by Master Juan Ferrando, Secretary General of the ITF, and by José Luis Diego Sabunim VI Dan.This was the second time they were invited to ​come to their neighboring country of Morocco to promote Taekwon-do ITF having achieved the ​introduc​tion of our style with great success in view of the participation and success of the seminar. 


We thank Sabunim Joudari Mohammed  for his passion and tireless emphasis in ​spread​ing our Taekwon-do ITF in Morocco.

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Author: P Ferrando
Date: 14/Jun/2014, 08:12
End date14/Jun/2014, 08:12
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