And so it starts again!!!
WALES OPEN SQUAD TRAINING Training and Selection starts soon for the 2019 ITF European Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. All sessions are Open. Saturday 22nd June – 09:00-13:00 Saturday 20th July – 09:00-13:00 Friday 6th September – 18:00-20:00 Saturday 7th September - 09:00-13:00 Friday 27th September - 18:00-20:00 Saturday 28th September - 09:00-13:00 Friday 4th October - 18:00-20:00 Saturday 5th October - 09:00-13:00 All welcome! ... See more
Some photo's from the final day.. 🏴👊🏴
IIC - Day 3. Some photo's from the last day of the 141st IIC in Cardiff, Wales.
Fantastic Evening at the IIC Banquet with GMs, Masters and friends. 🏴👊🏴
IIC - Banquet. Some photo's from the Evening Banquet at the 141st IIC in Cardiff, Wales.
👊 | Last weekend, the 141st International Instructors Course for Taekwon-Do came to House of Sport. 🏴 The event was held by NE-Sport Taekwon-Do Club & Welsh Taekwon-Do Association, with 100+ participants from around the world attending! 🌍 Thank you to everyone involved! 👏 👉 cardiffcityhouseofsport.co.uk #TaekwonDo #Cardiff International Taekwon-Do Federation / All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation / Mightyfist Taekwon-Do ... See more
Some photo's from the 2nd day of IIC. 🏴👊🏴
IIC - Day 2. Some photo's from the second day of the 141st IIC in Cardiff, Wales.
IIC Day 1 🏴👊🏴
IIC - Day 1. Some photo's from the first day of the 141st IIC in Cardiff, Wales.
Report on the 141st International Instructors Course in Cardiff, Wales 31st May- 2nd June 2019 The 141th International Instructors Course, hosted by the Welsh Taekwon-Do Association, was held in Cardiff, Wales between Friday 31st May and Sunday 2nd June 2019. The course was attended by 111 participants from the following countries: Argentina, England, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Scotland and Wales. All participants were presented with an IIC souvenir t-shirt sponsored by Mightyfist. The Technical Committee comprised Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Kim Ung Lan and Master Paul McPhail. They were joined by Grand Master Orello Ellis, Master Philip Lear, newly elected ITF Board member, and 10 Masters. After a welcome by Mr Neil Ernest on behalf of the Organising Committee, Master Lear opened the 141st International Instructors Course and three days of stimulating training commenced. After a warm up the first session of the IIC started with a review of the coloured belt patterns led by GM Marano. Interspersed with the review of the patterns was a series of exercises including numerous drills for sparring and self-defence. By the end of the first day the participants had managed to cover all the coloured belt patterns involving a detailed analysis of each pattern both by individual performance and reviews of each pattern as performed by volunteers from the participants. The second and third days allowed all participants to review all the black belt patterns from Kwang-Gae to Ton-Il, depending on the grade of the individuals, and there were a number of breakout sessions where different degree holders had the opportunity to analyse and study each pattern and seek clarification from the Technical Committee on particular issues. Two new elements were introduced at the IIC; these were a patterns performance module and a power breaking module. The patterns performance module analysed intent, power and speed of the pattern. This session operated in small groups which timed a selected pattern at least twice to derive an average. The groups then came together in a plenary type session to assess the average from each group before arriving at an “ideal” speed for the chosen pattern. This part of the IIC gave much food for thought on the ideal tempo that allowed the effective production of intent and power. The second new module on power breaking, like the patterns performance module, utilised a small group format which allowed each small group to work on the critical aspects of power breaking leading to a plenary session which identified the key issues that were relevant in teaching power breaking. The session then moved on to cover other relevant matters, including effective ways to hold boards, detailed aspects of key hand and foot techniques and conditioning. Over the course of the IIC all the participants learned so much in the sessions which covered patterns, step-sparring, self- defence and sparring. All sessions started with warm up exercises which prepared the participants for the specific sessions that followed. In addition, there was a session on instructing and teaching the training secrets for the I-III degrees. The IIC participants were very impressed by the knowledge, commitment, passion and enthusiasm of GM Marano, GM Lan and Master McPhail. It was also really helpful to have present GM Ellis and 10 other Masters who added their extensive knowledge. A banquet was held on Saturday evening at which the Organisers had arranged for those attending to watch the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. This was well received by all those at the banquet, even if the result was not what they had hoped for. After the issue of certificates and the presentation of gifts to the Technical Committee, GM Ellis and Master Lear, the Organisers (Mr Neil Ernest and Mr Jeff Brider) thanked the Technical Committee and all the participants for travelling to Cardiff. The Technical Committee placed on record its thanks to the Organisers and wished all participants a safe journey home. The 141st International Instructors Course was officially closed by Master Lear, who noted that the Organisers had been in the unique position of having arranged two major ITF events (a QIUC and an IIC) within a 12-week period! It was good to see the development of new and the renewal of old friendships, which is always an important aspect of such events. In conclusion, it was clear that all those attending the course learned so much and appreciated the knowledge, dedication and, above all, the passion of GM Marano, GM Lan and Master McPhail. All were impressed by the approachability of the Technical Committee. All left the course tired physically and mentally but with renewed enthusiasm as a result of three brilliant days of instruction. Jeff Brider On behalf of the 141st IIC Organising Committee #IIC #Cardiff #Wales #Ourpassion #OurFederation #InternationalTaekwondoFederation #wearetaekwondoitf #somostaekwondoitf ... See more
So much hard work in 2019 promoting our Country, our Club, and for our Welsh Taekwon-Do Association. 2 x Official ITF Events organised in Wales for 2019.. 👊🏴👊 Tired … but worth it!!! #weareitf #itfwalestkd #nesporttkd #mightyfist #realdeal ... See more
With just 1 Week to go until NE-Sport Taekwon-Do Club, and the Welsh Taekwon-Do Association brings another Official ITF Event to Wales in 2019, we would like to present the official 141st IIC T-Shirt for all Participants. ... See more
And we keep on going!!! 'Failing to Prepare, is Preparing to Fail' !!!
Wales 'Open' Squad Training starts soon in preparation for the 2019 ITF European Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. All welcome 👊🏴👊 Join the team... Come and train... We start in June!!! Squad Training and Selection dates to follow shortly... #itfwalestkd #welshteam #itf #weareitff #mightyfist ... See more
All competitors... We will be taking a big team to this one. 👊🏴👊🏴👊
K2, Crawley. 23rd November. Don’t miss out! More information and registration details coming soon...