TAEKWON-DO WEEKEND IN
The members and practitioners of ITF Philippines in behalf of the ITF Philippine National Governing Body held a fun filled and educational weekend of ITF Taekwon-do. The educational parts happened last May 24 and 25, 2013. We organized an Umpiring and Refereeing Seminar on Friday and Technical Seminar on Saturday.
These events were possible because we had the presence of Sabum Nim Mariusz Steckiewicz the ITF Asian Consultant. “ A lot of things were cleared in the technical aspect” according to 3rd Degree Black Belt Nestor Madelar , Vice-President of ITF Philippines. The short talk of Sabum Nim Mariusz with regards to handling of Seminar with the different leaders of ITF in the Philippines made the tournament eld on Sunday more professional. “ We had better flow of the tournament because of the refereeing and judging Seminar held on Saturday. It was a great help and it will change our system of holding tournaments in the country.” according to IVth Degree Black Belt Jun Sta. Ana.
The whole ITF Philippines appreciates and greatly thank Sir Mariusz in showing us how to run a tournament effectively and for sharing again his ITF Taekwon-Do knowledge. This weekend of Taekwon-do events was attended by practitioners from different parts of Philippines as far as south of the Philippines and the mountainous area north of Manila. Present also for the first time in the National Championships is Mr. Danny Dublin who is the son of ITF Philippine’s founder Mr. Lemuel Dublin. Mr. Danny Dublin heads Antipolo ITF. ITF Davao Head Alphard Salatandre says” It is good that the NGB ITF Philippines lets its members experience this specially seminar from a person from ITF overseas”. Everyone including the friends and relatives of the practitioners were exhausted but wish for another weekend like this next summer.
ITF Philippines would like to thank also the ITF heads specially Grand Master Pablo Trajtenberg for letting Sabum Nim Mariusz Steckeiwicz to come over in the Philippines to facilitate the seminars. These continuous activities will surely help develop ITF techniques and understanding of its system in the Philippines.
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Afghanistan 24th ITF seminar in Kabul Paghman
The 24th ITF Taekwon-Do seminar was held in the kabul paghman in afghanistan on April 23-25, 2013. Around 80 participants took part arriving from different clubs with support of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee and ITF National Federation. The purpose of the seminar was to train and to show the update techniques of ITF Taekwon-Do to our members. The first day of the seminar the Afghanistan Olympic president officialy opened the seminar.
The 2013 Dublin Open was hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association in the DCU Sports Complex on April 28th. The tournament began promptly at 10am with a full-house of competitors & spectators there to witness the action taking place across 8 rings. This was the largest one-day tournament ever run by the association with 522 competitors, junior & senior taking part over 8 rings with 75 umpires on hand to ensure the day ran as smoothly & efficiently as possible.
This tournament was exclusively for colour belts as the ITA will host a Blackbelt Open Championshipsin June and the level of competition on display in all age groups was extraordinary with many competitors needing to win four rounds or more to reach the medal stages of their sections. The tournament ran ahead of schedule finishing early at 4pm, an excellent achievement on behalf of the organisers considering the number of competitors involved.
Blanchardstown Taekwon-Do Club, from Dublin, finished asthe best overall club with 14 Gold, 7 Silver & 5 Bronze medals; Integrity Martial Arts placed second while Cork ITA, Newlands Taekwon-Do & Greystones rounded out the top five respectively.
As always credit must be given to the ITA tournament& umpire committee of Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley, Ms Laura Cullen & Mr Niall Jones as well as the tournament host Mr Stephen Cooley and the volunteers from local clubs who helped to set up the venue for the event.
The next tournament to be hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association will be the ITA Blackbelt Open Championships in June, followed by the ITA Irish Cup which takes place in Limerick in November...Read more
REPORT ON SEMINAR CONDUCTED BY SABUM WOGAYEHU BEHAILU FROM ETHIOPIA IN KENYA ON APRIL 2013.