ITA Examiners Conference Report
Secretary General Irish Taekwon-Do Association
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.
The 29th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior Championship
The 29th term of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Senior and Junior Championship was held in Kabul City municipality jamnasiyam on April 15-16, 2013. About 150 participants took part at this championship from several provinces of Afghanistan. The championship was in Sparring and Patterns. The supporter of this championship was the NOC of Afghanistan and ITF Taekwon-Do and also the city Council.
The championship has been broadcasted in all media of Afghanistan.