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.
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...Read more
During the period 23 to 25 May in 2014, the Bolivian Federation of Taekwon -Do Kavlin Roberto , was pleased to receive a visit from Maestro Fausto Mercado VII Dan ITF President of the Union Argentina Taekwon -Do and his wife Liliana Falcon V Dan ITF.
The event was organized by the Baek -Ho Escuela Bolivia in order to share their experience and pass on their knowledge in technical Form and Combat and also the opportunity to practice and apply techniques held under the rules of arbitration in the tournament held in honor of our visitors (Tournament ' Maestro Fausto Mercado ' ) .
As representatives of our Art in Bolivia we are proud to launch this new phase in the growth of Taekwon -Do to the event, to facilitate the realization of future events in our country.
We would like to express our deep appreciation to the instructors by judges and arbitrators, practitioners who participated in the event and those who worked out of it, the parents and of course the Master Fausto and his wife Liliana Mercado Falcon who had the confidence in our organization and were kind enough to accept our invitation to this celebration.
IV Dan I.T.F.
Bolivian President Taekwon -Do 'Roberto Kavlin '...Read more
Dear Masters, Instructors, Competitors and Friends,
Hereby we would like to invite you for participation in the next edition in Battle of Utrecht, Netherlands, a great tournament after the summer. A very good preparation to test your squad team and to compete with for example against the Team of ITF Netherlands.
The competition will be held on Sunday 5 October 2014 in Sportshall Nieuw Welgelegen in Utrecht, the Netherlands. (The same Sports hall from the IIC Netherlands November 2010, and other years).
Last year there were over 330 competitors from 35 clubs from Belgium, England, France, and Netherlands.
The tournament is open for kids, juniors and seniors, who will able to compete in Patterns, Sparringand Pre-arranged.
Looking forward to seeing you in the Netherlands, Utrecht!
Deadline for sending the entry forms is on Sunday, 21th September 2014
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Greetings and Taekwon,
Sahyun James & Boosabum Liesbeth
Taekwon-Do IN NAE DO KWAN
The ITA Technical Committee (Master Kenneth Wheatley VII Dan, Niall Jones VI Dan and Stephen Ryan VI Dan) conducted a technical seminar in Donnycarney Community Centre, Dublin on Sunday May 18th. The Seminar was hosted by Mr. Fran Plunkett VI Dan and Mrs. Eileen Plunkett IV Dan. 50 ITA members from blue belt to 7th Dan attended the event. Over the course of the seminar the committee covered all 24 patterns in detail, step sparring as well as some fundametal excercises for free sparring. The participants were divided into 3 groups; ble and red belts, 1st to 3rd dans, and 4th to 7th Dans in the second part of the seminar so that the committee could go more in depth on the patterns specific to their grade. It was also a great opportunity for the senior grades who were preparing for promotion at the 92nd IIC the following weekend to get in some final preparation and training. The feedback from the participants was very positive and we look forward to the next ITA technical seminar which takes place in Ennis, Co. Clare on October 19th....Read more