Dear Grandmasters, Masters, Instructors and students:
Downey’s Taekwon-Do, the International Taekwon-Do Federation of Newfoundland and Labrador (ITFNL), and the Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International (CTFI) would like to welcome your participation in our International Instructors Course (IIC), which will be held at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in the Physical Education Building Gym, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (The oldest City in North America) on June 27,28, 29, 2014. The course will be conducted by the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Technical Committee: Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Wim Bos, and Grandmaster Ung Kim Lan.
The IIC is open to Black Belts only. My wife Cathy and I have been to several IIC’s conducted by the above Grandmasters and each time we attend an IIC we always learn something new and come away with great memories and renew and build new friendships with other ITF Taekwon-Do members from around the world. Topics to be covered include patterns, self-defense, sparring, theory of power, and the “Do” or philosophy of Taekwon-Do. This IIC will be the second time that our City has hosted an IIC. The first time was in March 2001 which was conducted by the legendary founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi. At that time we had 9 countries attend the IIC. We look forward to once again welcoming our Taekwon-Do family from around the world.
For those of you that are not familiar with the City of St. John’s you can go to the following web sites for further information including pictures and videos of our lovely City and Province: City of St. John’s web site: www.stjohns.ca. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation: www.tcr.gov.nl.ca For a map of the venue (MUN Physical Education Building:Gym) and surrounding area: http://www.mun.ca/campus_map/stjohns/ For updates on the seminar visit www.kick.nf.net
We look forward to welcoming you our beautiful city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where the mountains meet the sea.
Master Scott Downey and Mrs. Cathy Downey
Seminar Fees: Completed application form (attached) and seminar fees must be received by May 1 2014. No applications will be accepted after that date. Fees must be paid byUS Money Ordermade payable to “Downey’s Taekwon-Do”. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to apply ASAP.
1st Degree Black Belt to 3rd Degree Black Belt: (US $200)
4th to 6th Degree Black Belt: (US $250)
7th Degree Black Belt and Up: (US $150).
Schedule of Events: No Spectators are allowed.
Friday, June 27th: 4:00pm: Registration begins: All participants must register at the front entrance to the MUN Physical Education Building Gym. Everyone should be in the Gym at 4:30pm Sharp!
5:00pm – 9:00pm (4 hours)
Saturday, June 28th: Everyone should be in the Gym by 9:00am Sharp!
9:30am- 1:30pm: (4 hours)
1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch (on your own) MUN Skywalk Food Court.
2:30pm- 5:30pm (3 hours)
Sunday, June 29th: Everyone should be in the Gym by 8:30am Sharp!
9:00am – 1:00pm (4 hours): (Group A) 1st Dan to 3rd Dan; (Group B) 4th Dan and above. A and B groups will be separated.
Note: Black Belt Testing will be done sometime during the Sunday morning session.
Test for Degree Promotions (4th Dan and up only). Participants must:
Send the application form through National/Allied Association at least (1) month before promotion date to ITF Administration HQ.
(2) bring 5 wooden boards 30X30X2 cm.
(3) Pay their ITF degree certificate and grading fee one hour before test.
(4) No spectators are allowed. Instructor may accompany the candidate.
(5) For testing applications go to www.ctfi.org and go to the link “Resources and Downloads”. There you will find the application form.
The venue, MUN Physical Education Building (GYM) is located on Prince Philip Drive, and is only a 10-15 minute drive from the St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador “International” Airport.Make sure you do not make the mistake of flying into St. John, New Brunswick, which is in a different province.Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport and to and from the venue.
Contact Information: Please send completed application form with payment (US Money order only made payable to “Downey’s Taekwon-Do”) byMay 1st2014to:
Master Scott Downey
25 Baker Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Cell Number: 709-690-4753 or 4754