This is the event that many New Zealand Taekwon-Do kids look forward to – the National Junior Camp (http://tkdhosting.com/kidscamp/). November 21-23, 2014 will be the 12th camp – the previous 11 were all oversubscribed and enthusiastically received by kids and parents alike – this one will be no different. Each event has a theme; fittingly (for New Zealand) this one will be Hobbit-like where everyone can dress as their favourite Tolkien character. The organisers are Mr Gwyn Brown (5th Dan) and Mr Shaun Skedgwell (4th Dan) – this is their 12th successive camp!
The camp is mainly for kids 8-15 years, but whole families can attend. In fact the quota of parents that can attend is often filled first. There is plenty of Taekwon-Do, usually combined with games and a fair bit of joking around – there is even a baking contest (perhaps someone will dress up as Gordon Ramsey?). Several instructors from the Region plus some of New Zealand’s world champs will also participate. Instructors are usually cajoled into taking the early morning swim at the local river – they do need to set an example. The parents get to join in, but they also help out in the kitchen and keeping the peace in the bunkrooms (lights out at 10pm - there are teenagers there after all!). Meals are a treat; the kids get two choices at every meal – eat what is put in front of them or go hungry; it works every time!
Fun is at the top of the agenda. The success of these camps is in no small way a testament to the dedication of the organizers and all those who help out.
Brian Ricketts...Read more
Dear competitors, coaches, umpires and supporters!
We would like to proudly announce that up to this day more than 440 competitors has registered to the European Cup, and there has been more than 800 accommodation bookings done with our official travel partner.
Here is a short reminder for the VI. ITF Taekwon-do European Cup 2014, Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup. You can still register to our competitions if you have not done it yet, but please keep in mind that there are important deadlines that you have to meet in order to be able to participate. Please see the details below!
VI. Taekwon-do European Cup
The original deadline for umpire applications has passed, but some of the registered participants have not registered any umpires yet. We would like to remind you that in case of bringing more than 5 competitors you need to bring some umpires for the competition (see the official invitation for details). Any School/Club/Country that do NOT accredit an Umpire shall pay a 200,00 € fine for every missing Umpire.
For detailed umpire info see http://itfeurocup2014.eu/umpire-info
Reservation of accommodation
However the deadline for the official accommodation have already passed, you may still contact our travel agency for help, but we cannot guarantee the price mentioned on the official website. Please note that this option is only available until 25th September.
Please also note that every participant shall pay 50 € to get the ID card if the accommodation is not done by our official partner.
Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup
Please note that at the Mightyfist Children and Cadet Cup there is no fee for the ID card, so you are free to book your own accommodation, however our travel partner can help to find you the best option for your stay.
This competition has a bit more open rules than the European Cup, please see the official invitation and our FAQ page. Please note that the invitation has been updated, bank transfer information is added for the entry fee.
Official invitation for the European Cup: http://itfeurocup2014.eu/sites/default/files/European%20Cup%202014%20Official%20Invitation.pdf
Official invitation for the Mightyfist Children & Cadet Cup: http://itfeurocup2014.eu/sites/default/files/Children%20and%20Cadet%20ITF%20TKD%20Cup%20Budapest%202014%20Official%20Invitation.pdf
Official website of the events: http://itfeurocup2014.eu
Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/itfeuropeancup2014
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/666957310009615
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): http://itfeurocup2014.eu/faq
See you in October!
The Organizing Committee...Read more
To stand up for oneself and to be strong, that’s what we all want. Especially for women this seems to be a difficult matter. From now on this will change. And that’s because of the Women Empowerment Programme developed by Sabum Jantien Lindeboom from I.T.F. Netherlands.
Last weekend was the first instructors course. A true revolution, as this is the first women power programme within the world of Taekwon-Do.
The purpose of this course is clear: participants are encouraged to set up their own classes in their own region. This way more women will be empowered wich of course is not only a good thing for themselves but also for society in general. At the same time this will promote I.T.F. Taekwon-Do and therefore it will encourage more women to practise I.T.F. Taekwon-Do.
This programme is absolutely unique in it’s own kind because of the content. Each class has it’s own theme, every lesson a different tenet is treated. The goal is to empower women by teaching them how to use the tenets in different situations, active workout and conversations about many subjects like sexual harassment.
Seven instructors from I.T.F. Netherlands participated in this first course. They were all very much inspired at the end of the weekend. Also they were very impressed by the content of the manual and the module. This combined with the professionalism and passion of Sabum Jantien made this weekend a real success.
We hope to reach more instructors next time. That way all the women in the Netherlands can be empowered through Taekwon-Do.
Graziella Idili 4th degree I.T.F. Netherlands
The FITAE-ITF Veneto Committee took part in the 4th successful edition of Sappada Summer Campus in the North of Italy.
Several FITAE members joined sure that they were going to spend a joyful and relaxing week thanks to the activities that make this project special. As usual, a consolidated representation of Tuscany lead by Mrs. Grazia Nenciati and Mr. Graziano Bucci took part in the event.
This project was born in 2011 thanks to Mr. Canteri, Carli and later Mandosio that always believed in its importance. Everyday all the participants could enjoy the mix of trainings and fun activities: morning awakening, kayak, self-defence, excursions and the recreational group works for young and adults in the evening.
Though weather conditions were unfavourable, during the week the enthusiasm in the group, well guided by Mr Carli and Mr. Mandosio, who are the real motor of the event, has gradually grown; half a day in an adventure park for everybody’s joy, a walk along the Auronzo Lake and an Aqua-Gym lesson, conducted by the instructor Umberto Manellino, which was an happy surprise also for the building’s guests, are examples of a week spent surrounded by serenity and friendship.
The main activities were clearly the outdoor athletic trainings and indoor Taekwon-Do technique in the morning, followed by the fights sessions in the afternoon. All the theachers could compare with the others and lead and involve the future champions in their trainings with a great mix of physical activity and smiles.
According to tradition the conclusion of this experience was the lunch in a local refuge which is well-known for its tasty and large meals.
So ….. a smile for everyone and a great experience which has already collected a lot of confirmations for the next summer.
We hope a lot of new partipants will consider this venture as a possibility to grow in full respect, cordiality and collaboration.
See you next Summer 2015 in Sappada!
Have a look at our pictures! http://www.comitatoveneto.it/tkd/foto-immagini-.html?idx=1&albid=6053075405892541889&back=article...Read more