Uganda ITF started at full throttle!

Only two years after the first visit of sabum Niklas Enander (6thdegree/Sweden) the Uganda ITF under the leadership of its President Francis Emulu and the help of some other black belts (former WTF - now ITF) organised the 1st ITF tournament in history in Uganda.

On Saturday, July 26thmore than 70 participants from 7 clubs took part in pattern and sparring competition and with the help of Master Weiler, who brought the electronic competition system, the sparring competition runs very fast (compare also the donation equipment for Ethiopia in the following report).

Only two years after the first visit of sabum Niklas Enander (6thdegree/Sweden) the Uganda ITF under the leadership of its President Francis Emulu and the help of some other black belts (former WTF - now ITF) organised the 1st ITF tournament in history in Uganda.

On Saturday, July 26thmore than 70 participants from 7 clubs took part in pattern and sparring competition and with the help of Master Weiler, who brought the electronic competition system, the sparring competition runs very fast (compare also the donation equipment for Ethiopia in the following report).


Opening of the 1st ITF Tournament at Kampala, capital of Uganda on July 26th, 2014

 

Prior to the competition, Master Weiler, at his first visit to Kampala, conducted pattern, sambo matsogi, self defence and umpire seminars to prepare the participants and referees for the 1stITF tournament.

 

Sabum Niklas Enander – ITF pioneer in Uganda!

 

It can be said with good reason that sabum Niklas Enander (6thdegree from Sweden) is the ITF pioneer in Uganda. He started his work already in 2012 during his holidays in Kampala and since that time he has been four times in Uganda to conduct seminars, to bring doboks, safety equipment and electronic devices and to arrange promotion tests.

He also helped with money and therefore it was possible that two Ugandian black belts could travel to Ethiopia to take part at the 3rdAfrican ITF Cup in Addis Ababa with the result, that one competitor won a gold medal in sparring competition (- 85 kg).

Awarding ceremony for sparring competition – 85 kg:         1st   place Uganda

                                                                                                2nd  place Kenya

                                                                                                3rd  place Ethiopia

 

The trip to Ethiopia of two other athletes from Uganda were supported by Master Weiler from the donation for Africa.

 

Master Paul Weiler

ITF Senior Vice-President


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