The ITF informs You that Umpires wishing to participate at the upcoming World Championships to be held in Benidorm, Spain on October 23-27, 2013 according the Rules and Regulations as written at the WC 2013 website "section Umpires" must apply on or before June 1st, 2013 directly to their National or Allied Organization.
The National (NA) or Allied Association (AA) shall take care to sent the application form to Master Alberto Katz. The ITF Umpire Committee shall therefore not accept any Individual application.
The selected Umpires shall be informed through their NA or AA about their participation on or before July 1st, 2013
Master Alberto Katz
Chairman ITF Umpire Committee
On May 10-12, 2013 the Uruguayan Traditional Taekwon-Do Association led by instructors Julio Lladó V Degree and Daniel Istueta IV Degree, hosted the 82nd International Instructor Course in Montevideo, Uruguay which took place in the Facilities of the Centro Protección de Chóferes. Attended by 106 participants, including five Masters, 35 instructors and 66 black belt that came from different areas of Uruguay, as well as Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
On Friday afternoon the members of the ITF Technical Committee were introduced: Grand Masters Héctor Marano and Ung Kim Lan. After a rigorous warm up, the participants had a challenging afternoon absorbing a large amount of information that covered fundamental movements, patterns, steps sparring, free sparring, and well as other numerous aspects of Taekwon-Do.
On Saturday morning, the group met again for the 2nd IIC Day which covered in detail the many different elements of Taekwon-Do ITF, including an analysis of the technical implementation of the black belts patterns, and a thrilling session of self defense conducted by GM Ung Kim Lan.
At the evening night, most of the attendees joined the IIC Banquet, held in the Alto Palermo Restaurant and pub located in the Aguada area, the site offered a moment of relaxation and camaraderie in an elegant atmosphere with a high sense of friendship among all the participants of the event, Instructors Julio Lladó and Daniel Istueta paid a special tribute by presenting recognition plaques to the Grand Masters on behalf of the Organization as well as the Sports Commission of the Municipality of Montevideo, and by giving the thanks for the tremendous support and friendship they received in the planning and the organization of the IIC.
On Sunday morning, all participants from IV Degree and above met for the last morning of seminar where GM Pablo Trajtenberg spoke about having a better understanding of the student-instructor relationship and of the instructor responsibilities concerning the teaching. He also encourages the national authorities to create a scope of relationship in order to strengthen the Uruguayan Taekwon-Do.
The end of the seminar was closed by GM Trajtenberg and the making of the group pictures.
The IIC comments were exceptional, as participants reported a week end full of valuable information, of invaluable friendship, and the joy of sharing the true spirit of Taekwon-Do ITF !
On behalf of the IIC organization
Julio Lladó V Degree
General Secretary...Read more
On May 3-5, 2013 the AETF European Championships have been held in Skovde, Sweden with a particpation of 26 countries and 508 Junior (14-17 years) and Seniors ( 18 years and *) Black belts. A fantastic by Master Swavek Dydiszko, ITF Sweden and AETF organized event. If you are interested to know more please refer to http://www.itfeurope.org/ in order to see the result and other impotant facts of the event.
The ITF International Instructors Course (IIC) is a three day training seminar open to 1st Degree and above. The new format means that 4th Degree and above receive an extra morning training with the Grand Masters - not to be missed. The IIC is not just for instructors - it is a training course covering all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do valuable for all members from 1st Degree and above accepting for special cases all ages. At the IIC Eurasia participated 5 countries: Finland, Georgia, Moldova, Kirgizstan Republic and Uzbekistan.
The venue for the IIC was the University of Kunaev.
The Sponsor of this IIC Eurasia was logistic company “UNICO TM” therefore many thanks for them.
Group of participants with the GM's Marano and Lan
Special thanks to GM Hector Marano and GM Ung Kim Lan conducting the IIC in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
President of ITF Taekwon-do Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr Aidos Amanzholov, Mr Daniar Dossabayev
ITF CONVENTION - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
On April 12-13, 2013 the 2nd ITF Convention was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a participation of 240 instructors, masters and grand masters.
ITF President GM Trajtenberg presenting Fabian Izquierdo ITF Kids Committee Member
The organizing Committee invited as special guests GM Wim Bos ITF Director, GM´s Dacak, Crispino and Ramish, also ITF Secretary General Master Juan Ferrando and Mr. Paco Ferrando President ITF Spain in order to join the convention.
The Convention was a very big sucses and the participants went home with a lot of new ideas as various items were presented like the ITF Kids information given by Fabian Izquierdo member of the ITF Kids Committee, Marketing, Fysical Preparation, First Aid and different other matters given by famous Argentine persons like Carola Hersher, Horicio Anselmi, Master Adrian Desiderio, Roberto Liaskowsky, Cristian Cabral, Marisel Giuliani, Ariel Canteros and Master Alberto Katz.
At the 2nd day the ITF booklet and the IIC technical book (for the moment in the spanish language) was presented.
It needs to be said that ITF President GM Pablo Trajtenberg and GM Hector Marano and their staff members did a wonderful work and that this kind of Convention should be repeated in all other Continents.
-GM Paul Trajtenberg.
I can assure you that what I am going to say you it’s really a sense. It is brilliant to be in the ITF that always I dreamed, where the projects that one constructs also they are being seen of the same form by the board and colleagues, there seems to be a tuning in, the same wave, I’m really full of happiness for having been present at this convention, where really I learned very much.
-Good days GM, how are you? For our side it wanted to tell you that the Convention was brilliant in any sense it’s a very big change in the concepts of the training, it was and supported a level of quality and quantity of incredible knowledge.
-Dear Grand Máster:
I enjoyed fully the 2nd Convention Instructors' ITF, that level of excellence that the speakers had in his specialities, thanks to the big teachers for his knowledge sharing with us, it´s a pride to belong and to share this experience.
A cordial greeting, Master Marchini
report by GM Wim Bos
Report of the seminars in Maputo, Mozambique (March 29th – 31st) and Addis Ababa Ethiopia (April 2nd and 3rd) 2013.
Already in November 2012, at the 2nd African Cup ITF TKD in Addis Ababa(Ethiopia), the first contact with Mr. Joel dos Santos from Mozambique had been made.
Mr. Joel dos Santos is the head coach of the Global TKD Federation in Maputoprovince (Matola). He was so impressed by the ITF organization that he has requested a seminar approved by the ITF Board of Directors and was held from March 29th to March 31st.
Master Weiler presents a new (donation) dobok for Mustafa Ismael Tava
During three days with a total of 60 participants almost all aspects of ITF TKD were taught and the enthusiasm of the students was tremendous.
Furthermore, important guests attended the seminar: A director of the local police station watched exactly the training and two representatives of the Government from Maputo province. Highlight was the film footage and interviews with the National Television (NTV).
Mr. Joel dos Santos and Mr. Manuel de Sousa (he translated during the three days of training) are the key persons of the TKD Association and now they want to start a new ITF Association and apply for membership in the ITF.
Black belts of Kobukson TKD present at the seminar in Matola province
On Monday April 1st a meeting with the Provincial Director (Government of Maputo Province) Mr. Inocencio Joaquim Paulino took place and he promised to support the association. He gave valuable suggestions for possible transport shipments to Mozambique and furthermore announced a meeting with the Minister of Sport in September 2013.
Master Weiler handed over to him the "Quadrathlon TKD book" which convinced him in a short time of the seriousness of our ITF.
Sambo Matsogi Steps Sparring techniques
Master Weiler with representatives of the Matola province government
At the 9th ITF Seminar in Addis Ababa held on April 2-3, 2013 patterns from Chon-Ji to Moon Moo and self defense were practised and at the end of the seminar promotion tests were carried out during which unfortunately all candidates to IIIrd Degree failed. Only the candidates for IVth and Vth Degree passed the promotion test.
In addition formalities that are of importance for the Ethiopian Team delegation participation at the 2013 World Championships to be held in Spain were discussed.
The Information of the EITA Board of Directors that the Chang Ung group in Addis Ababa does not receive recognition from the Ethiopian government, did not cause sadness. The government officials are very well aware who is organized and does a good job and who does not.
For the first time in the history regarding the Afrikan Continent on April 4th, 2013 Mr. Wogayehu Behailu President of EITA - Ethiopian International TKD Association - flew to Nairobi, Kenya to to conduct a seminar.
Master Paul Weiler
80th INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTORS COURSE IN QUEENS, NY-USA
From March 22-24, 2013, the National Taekwon-Do Association-ITF and Master Ruben Suarez (VIII Dan) hosted the 80thInternational Instructor Course in Queens, NY, USA. In attendance were 132 participants—including 10 masters, 55 instructors and 67 1st– 3rdDan students—from several states across the US, as well as Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Paraguay, Spain and Italy.
Friday morning everyone gathered at the Fitzgerald Auxiliary Gymnasium of Queens College in Flushing, New York, where they were introduced to the Technical Committee of the ITF: Grand Masters Hector Marano, Wim Bos and Ung Kim Lan. After a rigorous warm-up, a demanding afternoon was spent absorbing vast information that covered fundamental movements, patterns, step-sparring, free sparring, as well as numerous other aspects of Taekwon-Do.
In the evening, the majority of those in attendance donned their best and joined in at the IIC Banquette, which was held at the beautiful, waterfront World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens—the site of the 1964 World’s Fair. Amidst an elegant atmosphere of dining and friendship, Master Suarez paid special tribute to the 47thAnniversary of the ITF, presenting plaques of appreciation to the Grand Masters, and offering thanks for the tremendous support and friendship he received in the planning and organization of the IIC.
The following morning, the group reconvened at Queens College for Day 2 of the IIC that covered, in further detail, the many different elements of Taekwon-Do, including a discussion of the technical application of the black belt patterns, and an exciting practical session in self-defense and free sparring led by GM Ung Kim Lan. Saturday evening closed with the distribution of certificates and group photos, and marked the conclusion of the seminar for 1st– 3rd degree participants.
On Sunday morning, all participants IV degree and up gathered for the final morning of the seminar where GM Trajtenberg spoke about having a better understanding of the student-instructor relationship, the responsibilities of the instructor in the teaching and adherence to proper ITF protocol, and understanding the individual character of each student in order to enhance their development both inside the Do-jang and in their personal affairs.
At the end of the seminar testing took place for VII and VIII degree Master promotions, as well as V and VI degree.
The reviews of the IIC were exceptional, as participants reported a weekend filled with valuable information, invaluable friendship, and the joys of sharing the true spirit of Taekwon-Do!
Master Ruben Suarez