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On behalf of the National Taekwon-Do Association – ITF (NTA-ITF), Queens Taekwon-Do Center (QTC-ITF), and Master Ruben Suarez, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude for the support, not only nationally but also internationally, to accomplish with great success the XIX ITF New York Tournament, held in the gymnasium of Queens College in New York, this past Sunday, September 28, 2014.

This very important annual event for the ITF in the USA, characterized with the highest level of competition, especially for the category of black belts, had participation of 420 competitors coming from 10 countries and from 39 schools.

The opening ceremonies was shared with all masters present, including Master Ramirez (USA), Master Martinez (USA), Master Ku (Canada), Master Han (Uzbekistan), Master Mateo (USA), Master Vitali (USA), Master Byrne (USA), Master Cancelliere (USA), and our special guest over this weekend, Master Kurt Ottesen (Canada), who led with his experience the managing of the electronic scoring system during the black belt competition. This year the school that won the Most Supportive School trophy, by bringing to this event a delegation of 72 competitors, was the Asociacion Nacional de Taekwon-Do de Puerto Rico. All schools that participated received a commemorative trophy from Master Suarez as a token of his appreciation for their support. Immediately after, Master Suarez gave a plaque to all NTA-ITF Team USA medal winners at the ITF World Cup in Jamaica. We closed the opening ceremony with the performance of Niya Mitru singing the National Anthem.

Following the opening, we began the competition. For the second year in a row, we set the central ring following the official ring dimensions and equipped with the ITF electronic scoring system to judge black belt patterns and sparring competition. With the assistance of Master Ottesen, we were able to conduct a great competition in the center ring for the enjoyment of all participants and over 700 spectators present. The electronic system displayed real time results of the competition on TV screens for patterns and sparring matches.

Particular recognition should be given to all referees, judges, and assistants, whose work has continued to excel over the years, helping to make for a better tournament each year. Also, we want to congratulate the team from Puerto Rico that demonstrated growth in their technical level, showing there is more to come from this country in upcoming international competitions. Also, we received the support from the team delegations from Canada, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Poland, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru and Jamaica.

The tournament ended at 9:15pm, and for the 19th year, it was another exciting event for the NTA-ITF and the ITF New York Taekwon-Do Tournament.  Master Ruben Suarez would like to extend his gratitude to all participants and supporters who helped to carry out this continued success. Next year, Master Suarez will be celebrating the 20th annual event of this tournament and there will be many surprises planned for this event.

http://nta-itf.com/1/post/2014/09/xix-new-york-itf-taekwon-do-tournament-was-a-major-success.html

 

Results

 

School Name

Medals Pattern

Medals Sparring

Medals Totals

1

Queens Taekwon-Do Center

59

54

113

2

Asociacion Nacional TKD de Puerto Rico

41

48

89

3

K-MAG INTERNATIONAL

22

26

48

4

Federation Taekwon-Do ITF of Uzbekistan

7

14

21

5

WHITE TIGER SCHOOL OF TKD

11

8

19

6

Bronx Taekwon-Do Academy

4

11

15

7

Lopez TKD Center

6

8

14

8

RED TIGER TKD

5

7

12

9

ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS

4

7

11

10

Advantage Taekwon-Do

5

6

11

11

Fairmount TKD Academy

4

6

10

12

Original Taekwon-Do Center

5

4

9

13

Hwa-Rang Warriros Taekwon-Do Studio

3

4

7

14

ITTO

4

3

7

15

THE LEGACY TAEKWON-DO CENTER

5

2

7

16

ARCAN Taekwon-Do

2

3

5

17

Bensonhurst Taekwon-Do Club

3

1

4

18

GUATEMALA

2

2

4

19

MKS LEWART AGS Lubartow

2

2

4

20

TEAM BLACKBURN

2

2

4

21

Black Dragon

 

3

3

22

Team USA Taekwon-Do Fitness

 

3

3

23

WESTBURY TAEKWON-DO CENTER

2

1

3

24

Academie taekwond-do Pierre Laquerre

1

1

2

25

Cobleskill Tae Kwon Do

1

1

2

26

Kous TKD

1

1

2

27

Titus Taekwon-Do Institute

1

1

2

28

CONCORD SCHOOL OF TKD

1

 

1

29

Gardner Academy of Traditional Tae Kwon-Do

 

1

1

30

Jamaica Taekwondo Association

 

1

1

31

Throgs Neck Taekwondo

1

 

1

204

231

435

 

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A big welcome to all the 190 participants for the upcoming IIC to be held in Treviso, Italy on November 14-16, 2014.

We inform all participants that we organize an IIC DINNER BANQUET in the Hotel (place of the event) on Saturday evening November 15th at 20.30 at the price of € 35 per participant.

If you are interrested and would like to join the IIC DINNER BANQUET, send your name, surname and country name to gmbositf@gmail.com on or before October 25th, 2014.

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Author: S Ryan
Date: 06/Oct/2014, 17:28
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On the weekend of the 27th and 28th of September the International Sparring Seminar by Oleg and Katya Solovey was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The organization was under the charge of Sabunim Luciano Iriarte (IV) of the Federal Taekwondo Institute (TIF). With an attendance of 150 students from across the country and some neighboring countries, the seminar was a big success.

On Saturday the course was attended by black belts and gups on Sunday. In both innings, the Sabunim Oleg Solovey explained the theoretical concepts of sparring and fundamental movements that led to Katya Solovey and many of his students, to the top of the world podium. With simple explanations, Solovey shared his secrets of training and guidelines to follow to function dynamically within the ring.

The training lasted 5 hours and participants expressed their happiness and gratefulness for the high level of the course and the friendliness and warmth of Katya and Oleg. All students received a certificate of participation signed by the Ukrainian couple and were able to take pictures and chat with them.

Prior to the seminar, Katya and Oleg were received by the municipal government of San Isidro, who gave them presents and declared their visit to the city "of general interest". The same mayor, Dr. Gustavo Posse, was responsible for communicating the Taekwon-Do ITF will continue to receive municipal support through the inclusion of the same in local sports programs.

Oleg and Katya’s stay also included a welcome banquet on Sunday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Association Prosvita, where Oleg and Katya were received by the president of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Argentina, Jorge Danylyszyn. After the traditional welcome with bread and salt, the Ukrainian ballet and local vocal quartet, offered a show that for the couple was extremely exciting. "We were not expecting this reception. It was the best that we have seen live outside of Ukraine ", Oleg and Katya assured.

On Tuesday at noon, Oleg and Katya Solovey next to Sabunim Luciano Iriarte, were received at the Ukrainian Embassy in Buenos Aires, by Mr. Ambassador Yurii Diudin, who said that the visit of the representatives of the ITF athletes was a first step to maintain a fluid relationship and friendship.

Oleg and Katya Solovey said that they were very happy and comfortable for the welcome they felt and their treatment, and that the seminar participants were very smart and quickly grasped the concepts transmitted. Surely there will be a return visit to the ITF best competitor of all time and one of the best coaches in the world to Argentina

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Date: 02/Oct/2014, 19:14
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Based on the Invitation of ITF Taekwondo Federation of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, the first term of International Seminar of Taekwondo with great leadership of Master Santaniello was held at the conference hall of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport in Kabul from 18/20th September, 2014. During the seminar 170 athletes, 50 black belts and the rest holding red and blue belts were gathered from all over Afghanistan. Herewith l would like to indicate that Master Santaniello is an outstanding and well experienced trainer who has been trained in the most updated ITF Taekwondo techniques which were very useful in improving the capacity and building the awareness of the participants. During this period he officially met the Technical/Professional Director of General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, The General Director of Parliament House, and Kabul Mayor. For the honor of great assistance and services of Master Santaniello he has been awarded the appreciation letter of Afghanistan General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, the Honor Sign of Parliament of Afghanistan has awarded to him by the General Director of Afghanistan Parliament and meanwhile the Mayor of Kabul has been awarded him the Honor Sign of Kabul Municipality for his great services toward development of ITF Taekwondo in Afghanistan. The above mentioned seminar has been warmly appreciated by the General Directorate of Physical Education & Sport of Afghanistan, ITF Taekwon-Do Federation and ITF sportsmen. The senior management unit of Afghanistan ITF Taekwon-Do Federation and its sportsmen are cordially thanking the ITF for all the rendered supports and cooperation and especially from Master Santaniello for transferring such treasure to us.

Sincerely yours, Mr Rahmaní  President Afghanistan Itf Vice-President ASIA itf

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Date: 29/Spt/2014, 22:49
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The ITF will conduct a seminar in Taiwan on October 4th & 5th. This is another impotant step in the development of the ITF in Asia. 

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