4th Center South American Mar del Plata 2013
On June 7-9, 2013 in the city of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires - Argentina was held the 4th Center South American ITF Taekwon-Do Tournamentorganized by Master Omar Merodio VII Degree, Tournament Director of FETRA. At the event participated over 1100 competitors from different countries of Central and South America like Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
There were three days of competition in Sparring, Patterns, Pre-Arrange Free Sparring, Team Sparring and Team Pattern and The event was developed in an excellent and orderly manner in ten (10) competition rings which worked intensively during the three days of competition.
We appreciate the presence of the five IX Degrees of Argentina, who were present for the opening of the tournament on Saturday.
It is also fair to highlight the work of the 75 selected Umpires who had an exemplary performance conducted by Master Abelardo Benzaquén VII Degree.
Thanks to the framework generated by the public and competitors in the Sports Stadium "Malvinas Islands" of the city of Mar del Plata, it was possible to make an international level tournament once again in this city.
Master Omar Merodio
7th Degree ITF TKD
Centro Argentino de TKD - Affiliate MDP...Read more
Report of IIC JAPAN
On June 1-2, 2013 ITF Japan held the 83rd International Instructor Course in Tokyo. It was the first IIC in Japan after reformation of ITF. Attended by 80 participants, including 2 Masters, 20 instructors and 50 black belts that came from different areas of Japan, as well as Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and USA. This IIC consisted of many parts covering all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do.
On Saturday morning the members of the ITF Technical Committee were introduced : Grand Masters Héctor Marano , Wim Bos and Ung Kim Lan.
After warm up training, the participants were bound up in the course with a large amount of information that covered fundamental movements, patterns, steps sparring, free sparring, self defense technique and well as other numerous aspects of Taekwon-Do.
At the evening night, the attendees joined the IIC Banquet, held in the traditional Japanese restaurant located near the venue.
On Sunday , the participants learned the many different elements of Taekwon-Do , including an analysis of the technical application of patterns, and practical sparring techniques. 4th Degree and above received an extra morning training with the GM Héctor Marano.
Also many thanks to Master Micael Daher 8th degree President Oceania Continent being present.
During the IIC 3 participants form ITF Japan were promoted to 4th degree: Mr. Genji Kishi, Hirotada Harada and Kazuaki Shibagami.
The first IIC in Japan was closed by GM’s encouragement and the making of group pictures.
President / Nobuhiko Tadaoka
Chief Director / Seong-Deok Kim
Secretary General / Genji Kishi
The ITF informs You that Umpires wishing to participate at the upcoming World Championships to be held in Benidorm, Spain on October 23-27, 2013 according the Rules and Regulations as written at the WC 2013 website "section Umpires" must apply on or before June 1st, 2013 directly to their National or Allied Organization.
The National (NA) or Allied Association (AA) shall take care to sent the application form to Master Alberto Katz. The ITF Umpire Committee shall therefore not accept any Individual application.
The selected Umpires shall be informed through their NA or AA about their participation on or before July 1st, 2013
Master Alberto Katz
Chairman ITF Umpire Committee
On May 10-12, 2013 the Uruguayan Traditional Taekwon-Do Association led by instructors Julio Lladó V Degree and Daniel Istueta IV Degree, hosted the 82nd International Instructor Course in Montevideo, Uruguay which took place in the Facilities of the Centro Protección de Chóferes. Attended by 106 participants, including five Masters, 35 instructors and 66 black belt that came from different areas of Uruguay, as well as Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
On Friday afternoon the members of the ITF Technical Committee were introduced: Grand Masters Héctor Marano and Ung Kim Lan. After a rigorous warm up, the participants had a challenging afternoon absorbing a large amount of information that covered fundamental movements, patterns, steps sparring, free sparring, and well as other numerous aspects of Taekwon-Do.
On Saturday morning, the group met again for the 2nd IIC Day which covered in detail the many different elements of Taekwon-Do ITF, including an analysis of the technical implementation of the black belts patterns, and a thrilling session of self defense conducted by GM Ung Kim Lan.
At the evening night, most of the attendees joined the IIC Banquet, held in the Alto Palermo Restaurant and pub located in the Aguada area, the site offered a moment of relaxation and camaraderie in an elegant atmosphere with a high sense of friendship among all the participants of the event, Instructors Julio Lladó and Daniel Istueta paid a special tribute by presenting recognition plaques to the Grand Masters on behalf of the Organization as well as the Sports Commission of the Municipality of Montevideo, and by giving the thanks for the tremendous support and friendship they received in the planning and the organization of the IIC.
On Sunday morning, all participants from IV Degree and above met for the last morning of seminar where GM Pablo Trajtenberg spoke about having a better understanding of the student-instructor relationship and of the instructor responsibilities concerning the teaching. He also encourages the national authorities to create a scope of relationship in order to strengthen the Uruguayan Taekwon-Do.
The end of the seminar was closed by GM Trajtenberg and the making of the group pictures.
The IIC comments were exceptional, as participants reported a week end full of valuable information, of invaluable friendship, and the joy of sharing the true spirit of Taekwon-Do ITF !
On behalf of the IIC organization
Julio Lladó V Degree
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On May 3-5, 2013 the AETF European Championships have been held in Skovde, Sweden with a particpation of 26 countries and 508 Junior (14-17 years) and Seniors ( 18 years and *) Black belts. A fantastic by Master Swavek Dydiszko, ITF Sweden and AETF organized event. If you are interested to know more please refer to http://www.itfeurope.org/ in order to see the result and other impotant facts of the event.
The ITF International Instructors Course (IIC) is a three day training seminar open to 1st Degree and above. The new format means that 4th Degree and above receive an extra morning training with the Grand Masters - not to be missed. The IIC is not just for instructors - it is a training course covering all aspects of ITF Taekwon-Do valuable for all members from 1st Degree and above accepting for special cases all ages. At the IIC Eurasia participated 5 countries: Finland, Georgia, Moldova, Kirgizstan Republic and Uzbekistan.
The venue for the IIC was the University of Kunaev.
The Sponsor of this IIC Eurasia was logistic company “UNICO TM” therefore many thanks for them.
Group of participants with the GM's Marano and Lan
Special thanks to GM Hector Marano and GM Ung Kim Lan conducting the IIC in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
President of ITF Taekwon-do Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr Aidos Amanzholov, Mr Daniar Dossabayev