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
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On June 7-9, 2013 was held the 3rd Asian Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Tashkent in Sport Complex “Uzbekistan” with 4000 seats for spectators. Before the Asian Championship on June 2-5, 2013 GM Trajtenberg President of ITF visited Uzbekistan and organizational meetings at high level were held. A meeting was held with Deputy Speaker of Uzbekistan Mr. Rashid Mamatkarimov Vice-President of NOC of Uzbekistan, with Mullaev Alam Vice-President of Centre of Oriental Combat sports and Martial Arts. Also very important was the meeting with Mr. Armen Bagdasarov President of Federation of Judo. All our leaders confirmed, that they are ready to help the ITF and also they helped in order to organize the 3rd Asian Championship.
On June 6th, 2013 at HQ Miran International Hotel in Tashkent was held the 5th ITF – Asia Congress, where have been confirmed the leaders of ITF - Asia. Master Alfred Yu stayed in his post as President of ITF - Asia, also Master Han stayed in his position as Senior Vice-President of ITF – Asia.
In the Opening Ceremony of 3rd Asian Championship were official representatives from National Olympic Committee (NOC), from Ministry of Sport, from Centre of Oriental Combat Sports and Martial Arts and official representative of ITF Board of Directors Master Yu - President of ITF Asia from Hong Kong. Were presentation of all participants of 3rd Asian Championship. Also Korean national dances, Children’s folk dances and the leading pop singers of our country were in the Opening Ceremony. For all time of the tournament was widely covered by the media on the radio, on the television and in newspapers.
Competitions were held in 3 Rings, with 270 participants from 10 countries and 30 Umpires from the participating countries. Chief Umpire was Mr. Liu Kwong Ming from China. Under Mr. Liu Kwong Ming leadership umpires have been working at a high professional level. On June 9th, 2013 were direct transmission of final competitions and awards ceremony.
On June 9th, 2013 was held the final banquet, to which participated leaders of our country, leaders of Federations and umpires of championship. At the final banquet valuable gifts were given tothe leaders of Federations. We believe, that The 3rd Asian Championship was excellent, all kinds of programs were on high level.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee Master Han VII dan
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The 7th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior National championship in Gemnasiam of herat province
The 7th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior National championship was held at Kabul city municipality Jamnasiyam on 19-20 june 2013, with a participation of 160 atletes from the Herat province of Afghanistan. This championship was held for Sparring and Pattern. The supporter of this championship was the NOC of Afghanistan and ITF Afghanistan Taekwon-Do and also the municipality. The event was broadcasted in all media of Afghanistan.
Shoaib Rahmani President ITF Afghanistan
ITALY - TOMAZ BARADA FIGHTING TOUR
Invited by GM Wim Bos and FITAE-ITF on June 10-14, 2013 Tomaz Barada from Slovenia well known in the ITF and in the WAKO Kickboxing world visted Italy in order to conduct his famous sparring seminars.
On Monday June 10th GM Bos and Tomaz Barada met in Mirano a lovely city near Venice in order to start the first seminar with a participation of over 150 students which included Masters, Instructors and coloured and black belt students.
It was a great happening and all the participants were so happy to train with Tomaz who showed his enormous experience and fysical skills.
The evening we shared a wonderful dinner offered by our regional committee.
The night we stayed in Mirano and the following day on Tuesday June 11th we travelled to Milano in order to conduct the second seminar with a participation of 70 students.
The evening another dinner was offered by Maestro Orlando Saccomanno 6th degree organizer of the event.
The night we stayed in Milano and traveled then to Cecina in the region Toscana and went directly to the beach in other to relax. Lunch was offerd by the local organziers Grazia Nenciati 6th degree and her husband Graziano Bucci 5th degree.
At the 3rd seminar 65 participants took part and of course another wonderful dinner was offered by the members present at dinner.
The night we stayed in Cecina and early in the morning we left for Rome for a quick lunch at GM Bos house and then off to Naples for the 4th seminar with a participation of 65 students.
The dinner was held at a martial arts gala were Tomaz Barada and GM Bos received some awards for their hard work.
The last and 5th seminar was held in Rome with a participation of 75 students including on the floor kicking and punching GM Bos and his Instructors like the National trainers Leandro Iagher, Fabio Iovane and International Umpire Stefano Minotti.
Tomaz left straight away after the seminar by car to Maribor facing 1100 kmin order to be back to conduct a seminar in Maribor.
traveling : from Maribor to Venice, Milano, Cecina,Naples, Rome and back to Maribor 3000 km by car.
Training: 20 hours of teaching
Participants : appoxr. 400 including Masters, Instructors and coloured and black belts
Comments: Only positive and too many to mention. Just happiness
Tomaz Barada: Being one week together with one of the most prominent competitors in the World I just can say that it was a wonderful experience and very emotional.
Tomaz Barada not only a superb instructor but also a wonderful and humble person!
Thanks to all our FITAE members that made the seminars with Tomaz Barada so exciting Maestra Adrianna Riccio, Maestri Leandro Iagher, Stefano Minotti, Orlando Saccomanno, Gianluca Amato, Master Cammarota and Grazia Nenciati and of course all those who assisted.