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Ms. Silvia Farigu V degree and Mr. Christian Oriolani V degree, Italian FITAE-ITF Instructor in Capoterra (Cagliari, Sardinia) prepared an essay at the end of the year to show the work done in Taekwon-Do and Dance classes in their club "Adelante".

They thought about inserting a few minutes of Taekwon-Do techniques  in the Dance show, as the theme of the essay was "Sports reinterpreted by the dancers".

Team patterns, breaking techniques, and sparring were used in the demonstration  and finally they proposed a sort of traditional sparring which compared the two disciplines, Dance and  Taekwon-Do, two different languages ​​that were woven together .

The idea and the whole choreography was by Mr. Christian Oriolani, the performers in the video are Ms. Sivia Farigu (Taekwon-Do) and Ms. Luana Maoddi (dancer) exhibiting grace, strength and technique at a very high level.

 The show was produced at the Auditorium of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) on June 29, 2014 and, as members of FITAE-ITF organization (Italy,www.fitaeitf.com), we are very proud to present it to the ITF practitioners.

You can watch the performance here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i26pBsaW8o8 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 21/Jul/2014, 16:14
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On Saturday July 12, 2014 took place at the headquarters of the Spanish Federation of Taekwon-do ITF, the National Technical Course, taught by Master José Ramón Viudes and with the Presence of Maestro Alberto Gonzalez and Master Juan Ferrando ITF Secretary General.

The course started at 9.30 in the morning with the theory of power and theoretical explanations and then passing the tuls from Chon-ji to So-San and to end sparring exercises were performed at 3, 2 and 1 step.

We appreciate the assistance of all international instructors present José Luis Diego, Alejandro Banega, Juan Carlos Rocca, Pastor Carracedo, Paco Ferrando, Vicente Ibáñez and especially those who attended from distant communities: such as Galician, Catalan, Andalusian and Murcia for their hard work.

We want to welcome Luciana Also Drigani of Valencia, who came from the hand of Instructor Alejandro Banega and Sergio Bitca of Barcelona by the Instructor Vicente Ibáñez and José Tomas Sala of Hana who have shown interest in joining our Federation and share this annual event FEST

Spanish Federation of Taekwon-do ITF (FEST)


Ibáñez Vicente Alfaro
ITF General Secretary FEST SPAIN
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Author: S Ryan
Date: 16/Jul/2014, 20:43
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This is to inform you that the deadline for the IIC to be held in Treviso, Italy on 14-16 November 2014 is settled for July 31st 2014.

If you are interested please send the application form to be found under upcoming events to gmbositf@gmail.com

Remember this IIC is only for 4th Degree and above, don't miss this opportunity. 

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 16/Jul/2014, 20:40
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On July 3-4, 2014 the30 th ITF Taekwon-Do seminar was held in the Olympic building in Kabul City. Around 90 participants took part from several clubs with support of the Afghanistan National Olympic
Committee. The purpose of the seminar was to train and to show the update techniques of ITF Taekwon-Do to our members.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 08/Jul/2014, 12:52
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How important are the fundamental techniques? They are like a foundations for are future development. The simple middle punch is used in almost every pattern we learn in Taekwon-do. Front kick, side kick, turning kick –  required for the yellow belt are most popular attacking tools in sparring when foot techniques are considered.

For these and many other reasons the answer to the first question is: Fundamental techniques are very important for our training. If for some reason we want to skip the basics and rush to more advanced kicks and strikes we have to keep in mind that it may do us more harm then good. It is a lot easier to progress to the next level knowing where you are coming from. If you don't take the time to learn how to keep your foot horizontal when performing turning kick, probably you won't pay attention also in the reverse turning kick. Errors in patterns, injuries in fight are often caused by skipping through fundamentals.

To avoid this, it's good to have a program that will cover all the basics techniques, theory and nomenclature.

We introduce to you Black Belt Basics:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz52jrwtp0A#t=52 

After releasing all 24 patterns in the program Black Belt All In One (more information about it on http://www.tkd-blackbelt.com ), there came the time for the next production from Mr. Lukas Grygiel.

Author is proud to have in this production such celebrities as Master Jerzy Jedut VII Dan, well-known coach that teaches thousands of people around the world each year through his seminars, creator of the champions, vice president of technical issues in the Polish Taekwon-do Association.

Of course Mr. Jaroslaw Suska VI Dan, who doesn’t need any special introduction continues cooperation with Black Belt Project. In this specific program he is presenting his famous leg techniques. Black Belt Project also supports young, yet experienced instructors.

In this program we can see Mr. Gabriel Bednarczyk IV Dan, who participated in many technical seminars conducted by the Masters: Kim Jong Su, Ri Myong Chol, Jerzy Jedut, Wilem Jacob Bos, Tran Trieu Quan, Hector Marano, Pablo Trajtenberg, Kim Ung Lan and General Choi Chong Hi and Ms. Kamila Szustak II Dan - multiple medalist of the European and World Championships and also World and European Cups. She has started practicing Taekwon-do when she was seven years old, now she owns Taekwon-do club fulfilling her greatest passion that is to pass the spirit of Taekwon-Do to the youngest.

All  videos can be watched from the front and from the side, at normal or in the slow motion.

Program includes techniques for the color belts and 1st degree exams categorized according to their difficulty. Besides the single techniques Master Jedut presents also sequences from the patterns that shows different kinds of motion in patterns (continuous motion, fast motion, etc..)

In the Stances section are pictures, diagrams and descriptions of the most common stances used in the patterns.

The theory section is divided into categories:

  1. Basics

ñ What is Taekwon-do

ñ History of Taekwon-do

ñ Spiritual culture

ñ Power theory

ñ Taekwon-do tenets

ñ The philosophy of Taekwon-do

ñ Origin of the patterns

ñ Why are there 24 patterns

ñ Meaning of the patterns

  1. Surfaces

ñ Attacking and blocking surfaces of the hands

ñ Attacking and blocking surfaces of the legs

  1. Exam questions

Next is the Dictionary section that translates Korean nomenclature to English. There are categories like:

  1. Ground techniques
  2. Tul stances and techniques
  3. Blocks
  4. Body parts
  5. Foot techniques
  6. Hand Techniques
  7. Stances
  8. Vital spots
  9. Dojang terminology
  10. Additional Korean terminology

This program is invaluable help to students and instructors. You can Pre-Order Black Belt Basics for lower price now at the http://www.tkd-blackbelt.com/index.php?page=dvdbasics

Promotion ends on 5th of July.

We recommend this program and fully support Black Belt Project.

Below are the few opinions of the beta-testers of our program:

After extremely enjoying All in One with all the Taekwon-do patterns I was really curious about the new program. My students often asked me about the video material that would present fundamental techniques. Especially before the exams. In this program we will find both: videos, practice and theory – that is exactly what I and my students needed! When I had heard that price is about 25€ I had no doubt that my every student above 8th degree will order this software.

I fully recommend it to anyone who is serious about his career in Taekwon-do.

Mr. Artur Suchy Osuchowski IV DAN from Poland (coach and medal-winning contestant)

 

„Master Jerzy Jedut is a well-known coach. His experience in Taekwon-do is udeniable. To have him performing techniques and sequences from patterns is like having a seminar with one of the best instructors in the world. Watching Mr. Suska performing flying kicks is really inspiring and always gives me more energy and motivation for my daily training.

I also appreciate the part with the theory – finally I have everything in one place. This software will be helpful not only for the color belts; most of the presented techniques are used in the higher patterns as well. Without a doubt it’s a must-have software for any Taekwon-do practitioner.“

Mr. Kai Johnsrud II DAN from Norway (coach)

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 30/Jun/2014, 18:04
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