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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

February 17th, 2013 – Auckland, New Zealand  

Conducted by:

GM Willem Jacob Bos 9th degree

ITF Director for Technical Matters

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Benidorm, October 17th ,2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  we invite and welcome you to the 

Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at the AMI Netball Centre  Map  7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland on February 17th ,2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire.

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course.

Looking forward to meet you in Auckland 

Master Paul McPhail                                                                     

ITF NZ Technical Advisor                                               

 

Official Oceania Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Sunday February 17th , 2013(or before) Arrivals at the AMI Netball Centre, Map 7, Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland for payments of the course fee.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee NZ $80 per person. 

Hotel:

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre,  58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Ph +64 9 526 3000 / www.waipunahotel.co.nz 

Course Schedule 

Sunday February 17th , 2013 

08.30 – 09.30 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.

09.45 – 12.30 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition. 

Short Lunch 

14.00 – 15.15  Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition.  

15.15 – 17.15 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition.

17.30 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition.

19.15  Closing of the seminar. 

Dress:

Dobok 

Language:

English 

P lease bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual / Centre Referee Manual /Corner Referees Manual 

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.

If you are interested send the application form on or before 15th January , 2013 at  

http://itkd.co.nz/events/courses/2013-iic/index.php 

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

North American Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

January 26-27, 2013

Queens, New York, USA  

Conducted by:

Master Kurt Ottesen 7th degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member – Responsible for North America

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Queens, New York, October 14th, 2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  in cooperation with the National Taekwon-Do Association – ITF we invite and welcome you to the 

North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport, 37-10 114th Street. Corona, NY 11368. Phone :( 718) 651-2100 -  www.holidaylga.com  - Queens, New York on January 26-27, 2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire. 

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course. 

Looking forward to meet you in Queens, New York 

Master Ruben D. Suarez, VIII Dan

Official North-America Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire 

Course Program: 

Friday, January 25th, 2013 (or before) arrivals: at Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport 37-10 114th Street, Corona, NY 11368. Phone: (718) 651-2100. www.holidaylga.com 

Course Schedule 

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

• Pattern competition.

• Sparring competition.

• Power and spec. technique competition.

• Pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

• Knowing technical pattern matters.

• How to judge pattern competition.

• How to use the electronic pattern system.

• Practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

• How to judge sparring competition.

• Knowing sparring situations.

• How to use the electronic system for sparring competition 

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break. 

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition

• Practice – sparring competition.

• 17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

• Knowing power and spec. technique situations.

• How to judge power and spec. technique competition.

• How to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.

• Practice – power and spec. technique competition.  

Sunday, January 27th , 2013

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition

• knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations.

• How to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.

• How to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.

• Practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition

• Practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition

• Practice – Sparring competition.

12.30 Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee + Organizational Cost: total US$ 100.00 per person. 

Outfit:

Do-Bok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index

· 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules

· ITF Umpire Rules – index

· ITF Umpire Rules

· Jury President Manual

· Centre Referee Manual

· Corner Referees Manual 

Hotels: 

We recommend booking directly with any hotel in the area. This is the list of the hotels you can contact for making your reservations. 

1. Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport - Book reference: QUEENS TAEKWONDO

37-10 114th Street

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 651-2100

www.holidaylga.com

$145.00 Room/night 

2. Holiday Inn Express

LAGUARDIA ARPT

113-10 Horace Harding Expressway

Flushing, NY 11368

(718) 699-0994

www.hiexpress.com

$180-190 Room/Night 

3. Comfort Inn Flushing

133-43 37th Ave

Flushing, NY 11354

(718) 939-5000

www.comfortinn.com

$120-135 Room/Night

4. Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

135-20 39th Avenue

Flushing, NY

(718) 460-6666

www.sheratonlaguardiaeast.com

$239 Room/Night  

5. Pan American Hotel

79-00 Queens Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 446-7676

www.panamhotel.com

$90 Room/Night 

6. Best Western Plus Queens Court Hotel

133-51 39th Avenue

Queens, NY

(718) 888-900

www.book.bestwestern.com

$130.00

7. Corona Hotel

112-23 Roosevelt Ave

Corona, NY 11368

(718) 779-5200

www.coronahotel.com

$100-130 Night/Room

8. New York LaGuardia Airport Marriott

102-05 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(718) 565-8900

www.marriott.com

$190 Room/Night 

9. LaGuardia Airport Hotel

100-15 Ditmars Boulevard

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

(888) 307-7555

www.hotellaguardiaairport.com

$95-120 Night/Room

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art.   

 Please find all futher documents under UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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International Taekwon-Do Federation - ITF

 European Qualifying 2013 World Championship I.T.F Umpire Course 

February 23-24, 2013 - Benidorm, Spain  

Conducted by:

Master Sandy Dunbar 7th degree

ITF Umpire Committee Member – Responsible for Europe 

GM Willem Jacob Bos 9th degree

ITF Director for Technical Matters

 

OFFICIAL INVITATION 

Benidorm, October 10th ,2012 

On behalf of the International Taekwon-Do Federation – ITF  we invite and welcome you to the

European Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course

( open to Black Belts 1st Degree and above) 

to be held at Hotel Bali,Benidorm,Spainon February 23-24, 2013. 

Black Belts 2nd and 3rd degree might seek promotion to become a Qualified “B” ITF Umpire

Black Belts 4th degree and above might seek promotion to become a Qualified “A” ITF Umpire. 

Attention:

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the 2013 ITF World Championships to be held in Spain on October 2013 must attend the above mentioned Umpire course. 

Looking forward to meet you in Benidorm,Spain 

Master Juan Ferrando                                                                       GM Wim Bos

ITF Secretary General                                                                       ITF Director

  

Official European Qualifying 2013 World Championship

I.T.F. Umpire Course Umpire Course Program

Friday February 22nd, 2013(or before) Arrivals at Hotel Bali (http://www.granhotelbali.com) located in C / Luis Prendes S/N - 03502 Benidorm for payments of the course and hotel accommodation.

Umpire Course Cost:

Seminar Fee € 40 + organizational cost € 35 :  total € 75,00 per person. 

Hotel: 

€ 60 per day per person sharing a double or twin room including full board (breakfast/ lunch/dinner) accommodation starting with  dinner at arrival and to finish with lunch at departure. 

€ 55 per day per person sharing a double or twin room including half  board (breakfast/dinner) accommodation starting with  dinner at arrival and to finish with lunch at departure.  

Course Schedule 

Saturday February 23rd , 2013

09.00 - 10.00 how to officiate as an Umpire in:

  • pattern competition.
  • sparring competition.
  • power and spec. technique competition.
  • pre free arranged sparring competition.

Ring 1

10.15 - 12.45 pattern competition

  • knowing technical pattern matters.
  • how to judge pattern competition.
  • how to use the electronic pattern system.
  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

10.15 – 12.45 sparring competition

  • how to judge sparring competition.
  • knowing sparring situations. 
  • how to use the electronic system for sparring competition
  • practice – sparring competition.

13.00 - 14.30 lunch break.

Ring 1

15.00 – 17.00 pattern competition.

  • practice – pattern competition.

Ring 2

15.00 – 17.00 sparring competition.

  • practice – sparring competition. 

17.00 – 19.00 power and spec. technique competition.

  • knowing power and spec. technique situations. 
  • how to judge power and spec. technique competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for power and spec. technique competition.
  • practice – power and spec. technique competition. 

Sunday, February 24th ,2013 

09.00 – 10.30 Pre Free Arranged Sparring Competition.

  • knowing pre free arranged sparring competition situations. 
  • how to judge pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • how to use the electronic system for pre free arranged sparring competition.
  • practice – pre free arranged sparring competition. 

Ring 1

10.45 – 12.00 pattern competition.

  • practice – pattern competition. 

Ring 2

10.45 – 12.00 sparring competition.

  • practice – sparring competition.

12.00  Closing of the seminar, lunch and departure or stay for a holiday.

Outfit:

Dobok

Language:

English and Spanish are the main spoken languages at this course.

Please bring with you the following 2013 Rules, Regulations and Manuals:

  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules – index
  • 2013 ITF World Junior & Senior Tournament Rules
  • ITF Umpire Rules – index
  • ITF Umpire Rules
  • Jury President Manual
  • Centre Referee Manual
  • Corner Referees Manual 

We hope that you may enjoy the seminar and that the acquired knowledge may give benefits to yourself, your country and all those involved in our beautiful art. 

If you are interested send the application form on or before February1st , 2013 to

masterferrando@tkd-itf.org

 

ITF Umpire Course - Application Form

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DEAR VISITORS

PLEASE FIND SOME PICTURES FROM THE WORLD CUP 2012 SEND TO THE ITFHQ BY MASTER JUREK JEDUT FROM POLAND.

 

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WORLD CUP 2012 - BRIGHTON ENGLAND - 3rd and last COMPETITION DAY - Short Report
 
A full World Cup report with pictures shall be shown soon shortly at the ITF website!!!! or have a look at the World Cup 2012 website http://www.itfworldcup2012.com/
 
Next World Cup confirmed - Jamaica on August 2014

The board received a visit from the Major of Brighton

The finals were held in 10 rings with a superb Gala evening on the main ring with the last 10 finals completed. Also we saw some demonstations and all was shown on live stream.

   

82 Umpires  officiating at the WC 2012

 

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WORLD CUP 2012 - BRIGHTON ENGLAND - 2nd COMPETITION DAY

Friday October 5th, 2012.

The 2nd competition day started with a remaning elimination competition of some 60 divisions/categories in pattern and sparring. A very long day for the officials, coaches and competitors which started at 8.30 am and finished around 20.15 pm.

Fantastic bouts at a very high level either in pattern or sparring took place. Also Special Jumping Techniques took place with the participation of many competitors that reached unbelievable heights. Traditional Sparring also a very spectacular item which was very much appreciated by the audience took place.

Tomorrow the Individual finals shall take place which might be seen by live stream tv through the World Cup website.

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Report Day 1

Thursday October 4th, 2012

   

The World Cup starts with 1579 competitors from 45 countries. At 9.00 a.m. the official opening ceremony took place with the Vips in attendance including the major of Brighton and ITF officilal Board Members and others quests.

During the official opening cermony Master Orello Ellis from England was promoted to 9th degree with the title of Grand Master.

10 rings all  fully prepared with the electronic scoring systems ready to be used during the whole day for individual patterns, sparring and special jumping techniques competition. 

84 Umpires officiating!!

The Umpire Committee consisting of: Chairman Master Alberto Katz and Committee Members Masters Kurt Ottesen and Sandy Dunbar prepared the ring councils according to the skills and experience of the Umpires present.

The Ring competition schedule for the 4 days competition was prepared by the Tournament Committee consisting of: Chairman Master Coos van de Heuvel and Comitttee Members Masters Giovanni Cecconato and Harry Vones

please check the world cup website for more information and results

http://www.itfworldcup2012.com/

 

 

 

 

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URGENT NOTICE

Strictly no changes will be allowed on the ONLINE system, this means if a competitor does not make their weight then they will not be allowed to compete in Individual sparring. It will be IMPOSSIBLE to change weight categories either before or during the weigh in as all the draws are made in advance. If a competitor withdraws due to injury then they will be classed as a "No show" on the draw and the other competitor will win by default. No refunds can be given after the closing date of 17th September if for any reason a competitor withdraws.

Each Club/Association must print off their own version of their draw from the World Cup website as NO PRINTED DRAWS will be given in Brighton.

Welcome to the ITF World Cup 2012

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During September 7th to 9th, 2012  the 75th IIC took place in Puerto Plata, DR 

Organizers Mr.NorbertoTaveras and Mr. Fausto Castillo received leaders from Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Jamaica, Colombia, USA, and Canada in the beautiful Barceló Resort Hotel.

It was possible to work in all the patterns as well as in grabbing techniques, face to face techniques, combat and theory. 

Also thanks to the presence of the new promoted Master Ottensen, member of the ITF Umpire Committee, who gave some information according the new ITF Tournament rules which will be officially introduced from January 1st, 2013. 

 

The written comments from the participants was excellent and encourage us to continuous helping Taekwon-Do in the Caribbean.

At the end of the IIC, Mr. Ricardo Talero from Colombia was promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt and Mr. Hal Lipscombe and Kurt Ottensen both from Canada were promoted to  the title of Master 7th Degree Black Belt.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of them. 

We like to thank GM Marano and GM Lan for their passion, knowledge, support and great help to increase the growth of Taekwon-Do in the Caribbean. 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH GRAND MASTERS

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

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