Sep 01

National Team Training – 6th September

National SquadITF Scotland National Team Training will take place in Perth on Sunday 6th September, according to the following schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

VENUE:  North Inch Community Campus, Perth.

Pattern 9:30 – 12:15
Sparring 12:30 – 3:30
Power and Special Technique will be practised throughout both the morning & afternoon session to suit.

Cost £10.00

Aug 06

ITF Scotland European Championships Selection

logo editableDear Masters, Instructors and Blackbelts,

 

ITF Scotland National Team Selection – European Championships 2015

 

I invite all competitors to apply for selection to the ITF Scotland National Team attending the European Championships in Motherwell, Scotland from 22nd – 25th October 2015.

The selection event will be held on Sunday 23rd August at GMAC Martial Arts, Craigwillow Centre, Craigshill Road, Livingston, EH54 5DT. The selections will commence at 10am.

Please note that on arrival all competitors will be weight checked, and must be within 2kg of their chosen sparring weight.

All competitors wishing to go forward for selection must apply to the Team Manager no later than Sunday 16th August. Applications should be sent alongside a signed copy of the ITF Scotland Competitor Agreement Form via e-mail to nationalteam@itfscotland.com.

Only applications sent by instructors will be accepted. Please do not send individual applications. Applications sent in after the deadline will be declined.

Junior competitors must be minimum of 14 years on the first day of competition; all those born in the year 1997 must compete as a Junior. Senior’s should be born in 1996 or earlier, as per the rules of competition in the official invite.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. John McIlvaney

ITF Scotland Team Manager

 

Application Forms to be downloaded below

ITFS European Championships 2015 Selection Details

ITFS Competitor Agreement 2015

ITF Scotland Team Selection Applications Euro 2015

 

Please note this is a pre-registration only event, please forward application forms by the deadline detailed above.

Aug 01

ITF Umpire Courses and participation requirements.

ITF New Logo copySubject : ITF Umpire Courses, World Cup 2016 and World Championships 2017 Umpire participation requirements.

Dear Members,

This is to inform you about the following:

In order to align Umpires worldwide concerning the ITF Tournament and Umpire Rules and Regulations the ITF – in cooperation with an NA or AA – shall organize during the years 2016 and 2017 , in all Continents, an official ITF Qualifying Umpire Course.

The ITF Qualifying Umpire Course gives 3rd degree and above the possibility to qualify and request the ITF Official Umpire “A” status at the date they are promoted to 4th degree.

All country members pay the settled IUC course fee with the exception of the approved countries that have a reduction of fees according the economic status in their country as approved by the ITF Congress members. (Ask your NA or AA about the course fee)

 

Duration & Participation
Duration – two (2) days with a total of 12 hours.
Participation – 1st Degree Black Belt and above.

Any NA or AA willing to organize the ITF Qualifying Umpire Course may contact the ITFHQ in order to receive the requirements and or agreement.

World Cup 2016 & World Championships 2017 – Umpire participation requirements

Umpires (2nd degree and above) that wish to participate at the World Cup 2016 to be held in Budapest, Hungary on October 2016 must attend the “ ITF Qualifying Umpire Course” to be held during the year 2016.

Umpires (4th degree and above) that wish to participate at the World Championships 2017 to be held in Dublin, Ireland on October 2017 must attend the “ ITF Qualifying Umpire Course” to be held during the years 2016 and/or 2017.
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N.B.: Umpires who did participate at any prior Umpire course in one of the previous years must attend the ITF Qualifying Umpire Course in order to be selected!

Therefore Only Umpires that shall participate at the mentioned course might be selected for the World Cup 2016 and/or World Championships 2017.

No others shall be allowed to participate as an Umpire at the World Cup 2016 and /or World Championship 2017.

The following requirements are also requested for those Umpires wishing to be an Umpire at the World Cup 2016 and /or World Championships 2017:

a. They must participate at the ITF Qualifying Umpire Course.
b. They must be in possession of an “B” Class ITF Umpire Certificate
c. They must be in possession of an “A” Class ITF Umpire Certificate.
d. They must have been very active at National and Continental Events during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.
e. They must have participated at one (1) or more International Instructor Course (IIC) during the years 2015, 2016 and/or 2017.
f. They must attend the Umpire Meetings at the World Cup 2016 and/or World Championships 2017.
g. They must speak English and/or Spanish.

Umpires – World Cup 2016

Any Black Belt from 2nd degree and above who successfully participated at the ITF Qualifying Umpire Course may apply as an Umpire for the World Cup 2016 through their NA or AA.

The NA and/or AA shall inform the Umpire Committee about their members wishing to become an Umpire for the World Cup 2016 on or before July 1st , 2016 using the approved application form.

On or before July 31st, 2016 the ITF Chairman of Umpire shall inform the NA and /or AA about the participation in order that those selected might book the travel in time.

The ITF/Organizer shall cover for the selected Umpires:

• an 7 days/6 nights hotel accommodation* (arrival Tuesday – departure Monday) including a full board arrangement (breakfast, lunch and dinner) sharing a twin room.
N.B: Extra Hotel nights must be covered by the selected Umpires.
• a daily expenses amount on competition days to 2nd -3rd degree Umpires.
• a daily expenses amount on competition days to 4th-6th degree Umpires.
• a daily expenses amount on competition days to 7th-8th degree Umpires.
• a gift from the organizing committee.
• ITF certificate of participation.

In addition new Umpires shall receive the new Umpire jacket complete with the ITF Official Umpire logo!

Event Schedule (7 days/6 nights)

• Tuesday – Arrival – Hotel check in – Meeting with the Umpire Committee for an evening drink.
• Wednesday – Umpire Meetings.
• Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday – Competition.
• Monday – Departure or stay for a holiday.

Selected Umpires/Referees shall be divided into:

• Jury Presidents
• Pattern Referees
• Traditional Sparring Referees.
• Centre Referees for Sparring.
• Corner Referees for Sparring.
• Power & Special Technique Referees.

Participation Terms:

Selected Umpires :
• not officiating during event according to the rules and regulations,
• not attending the Umpire meetings before the event,
• not being present during event when requested,

shall not receive any daily expenses and shall be removed immediately from their Umpire Hotel accommodation. Payments for Umpires fulfilling the “Participating Terms” shall be made right after the Championships on the last day of the event.

Umpires – World Championship 2017

The ITF shall select Umpires from each Continent. The procedure shall be that from each participating country taking part in the 2017 World Championships at least one (1) Umpire measuring above mentioned criteria “World Championship 2017 – Umpire participation” might be selected.

Extra

• The ITF shall select at least two (2) Umpires from countries participating with more than 40 competitors measuring above mentioned criteria for the 2017 World Championship.

• The ITF shall select at least three (3) Umpires from countries participating with more than 75 competitors measuring above mentioned criteria for the 2017 World Championship.

• The ITF shall select at least four (4) Umpires from countries participating with over 100 competitors measuring above mentioned criteria for the 2017 World Championship.

• The ITF might select other Umpires measuring above mentioned criteria for the 2017 World Championship.

The ITF/Organizer shall cover for the selected Umpires:

• an 8 days/7 nights hotel accommodation* (arrival Monday – departure Monday) including a full board arrangement (breakfast, lunch and dinner) sharing a twin room.
N.B: Extra Hotel nights must be covered by the selected Umpires.
• a daily expenses amount on competition days to 4th-6th degree Umpires.
• a daily expenses amount on competition days to 7th-8th degree Umpires.
• a gift from the organizing committee.
• ITF certificate of participation.

In addition new Umpires shall receive the new Umpire jacket complete with the ITF Official Umpire logo!

Event Schedule (8 days/7 nights)

• Monday – Arrival – Hotel check in – Meeting with the Umpire Committee for an evening drink.
• Tuesday – Umpire Meetings.
• Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday – Competition.
• Monday – Departure or stay for a holiday.

Selected Umpires/Referees shall be divided into:

• Jury Presidents
• Pattern Referees
• Traditional Sparring Referees.
• Centre Referees for Sparring.
• Corner Referees for Sparring.
• Power & Special Technique Referees.

Participation Terms:

Selected Umpires :
• not officiating during event according to the rules and regulations,
• not attending the Umpire meetings before the event,
• not being present during event when requested,

shall not receive any daily expenses and shall be removed immediately from their Umpire Hotel accommodation. Payments for Umpires fulfilling the “Participating Terms” shall be made right after the Championships on the last day of the event.

In order to apply as an Umpire at the 2017 World Championships the Member Association must send on or before May 1st , 2017 the approved application form.

On or before May 31st, 2017 the ITF Chairman of Umpire shall inform those selected Umpires about their participation in order that they might book the travel in time.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,

GM Wim Bos
ITF Director
gmbositf@gmail.com

Master Alberto Katz
Chairman ITF Umpire Committee
akatz@saleslaboratories.com

Jul 30

ITF Scotland National Team Training – 2nd August

National Squad

This Sunday (2nd August) National Team training heads to Perth.
The Venue address is , North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5BF.

Schedule as follows:

10.00 Registration for first session (also those staying to continue with second session).

10.30 – 12.30 Session 1: Patterns, Special Technique, Power & Pre-Arranged Free Sparring.

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch and Registration for session 2

13:00 – 15:45 Session 2: Sparring

15:45 – 16:00 Close, information regarding European Championships & photo.

The session is open to Green Belts & above and cost per person is £10.00 (senior & junior).

Offical Dobok and Belt must be worn by all participants in each of the session’s.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.

Jul 20

ITF Scotland North Squad Training Change

National SquadDear Masters, Instructors and Members,

There will be NO ITF Scotland North Squad Training held on Saturday 25th July, due to holidays.

Those who wish to continue their national training can do so at the South session on Sunday 26th.  Details available here.

The following weeks session will take place on Sunday 2nd August at North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5BF.  All members looking to be selected for the European Championships must be in attendance at this session.

Jul 19

STA Junior Championships – 30th August

10452901_837550029663392_2043121053229672537_oDear Masters and instructors,
We are proud to invite you and your students to the first Scottish Taekwon-do Alliances junior championships.
This will take place at Armadale Academy,
 Armadale. West Main St
EH48 3LY.
(start time 09:00)
All documentation is attached for you to read and circulate to your students.
If you have any questions , please feel free to contact myself or Mr Robin Blair who will be happy to assist in any way possible.
You can keep up to date with the championships on the official Facebook page; Scottish Taekwon-do Alliance.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 30th August.
Kind regards,
 Mr R Blair
 Mr D Lupton
(Organising committee).

Jul 19

2015 AETF European Championships – Scotland

11053273_10206973250108773_5424180327036963736_oScotland are to host the 30th Senior & 21st Junior AETF European Championships from 22nd – 25th October 2015, in Motherwell, Scotland.

ITF Scotland’s national training has commenced for the event, and those wishing to be selected should attend the regional training sessions each weekend (full details of dates here).  A squad selection date will be announced in due course.

In the meantime more informations about the event on the official website of the European Championships 2015 under the link: www.tkdeuros2015.com and on the Euros 2015 official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/itfEuros2015?fref=ts

Should you have any questions about the organizational matters, please contact:  info@tkdeuros2015.com.

 

Jul 15

International Competition Course – Scotland 19th/20th September

ICC Poster_Scotland2015Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and students of Taekwon-Do,

We are pleased to invite you all to the 3rd International Competition Course in Motherwell, Scotland.

 

The ICC will be conducted by: 

Grand Master Wim Bos, Chairman of Competition Committee (Italy)

Master Willy van de Mortel (Netherland)

Master Jeruk Jedut (Poland)

Mr. Tomaz Barada (Slovenia)

 

 

 

 

Venue: 

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility

1 O’Donnell Way

Motherwell

Scotland

ML1 2TZ

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mr. John McIlvaney

Mr. David Condie

Organising Committee

 

 

DOWNLOADS 

ICC Scotland – Official Invitation

3rd-ICC-SCOTLAND-2015-Individual-Application-Form

 

 

Jul 03

National Team Training News

11053273_10206973250108773_5424180327036963736_oDear Masters, Instructors and Students,

The information below will be circulated by email also to all ITF Scotland instructors. Finer details will be circulated as they are arise but the main itinerary is below.

SOUTH TRAINING
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 10:00 till 14:30
Technical: (10 till 11:30 Patterns; 11:30 till 14:30 Sparring Training)
Venue: GMAC Centre, Craigswilllow, Livingston
Cost: £10
Att: All grades SNR 13 and over

 

NORTH TRAINING
Day: Every Saturday
Time: 11:00 till 15:30
Technical: (All sparring and conditioning training)
Venue: MWBA, 33 Sth Esplanade West, Aberdeen AB11 9AA
Cost: £10 SNRS; JNRS £5
Att: (11:00-12:15 JNRS all grades under 13, 12:30-15:30 SNRS ALL grades)

 

JOINT TRAINING
Day: Sunday where possible 1st session 2nd August
Time: 10:00 till 16:00 (tentative)
Technical: Patterns, Sparring plus identifying Power test and Spec Tech candidates
Timetable: Timings for each discipline will be confirmed two weeks before
Venue: Where possible, North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5BF.

Will always be Perth
Cost: £10 (not part of block or regional concessions)
Att: All grades 13 yrs and above

 

PAYMENT DETAILS
1. Attending both sessions requires only one payment of £10
2. Two persons from the same family pay only for one person
3. Buy a block of 5 classes and get one class free.

 

DRESS CODE
Pattern Training: All Dobok
Sparring Training: Optional Dobok or official ST T-shirt
(North): Outdoor running shoes and appropriate clothing if raining

 

ADDITIONAL
This is our home European Championships and we want to see everyone who will be eligible and has a wish or dream to represent their country. We the coaches want to speak to everyone who would like to do this and we ask that everyone not to dismiss their own abilities all to readily before we can see them and speak to them. If you have the heart and desire you will succeed as the rest is just technical instruction and practice so please give yourself a chance.

 

Yours sincerely

Master Gordon Wallace VIII
National Team Director 2015

Jul 03

Black Belt Grading – June 2015

11201118_10153425186138919_5378556529164702064_nOver the weekend of 12th – 14th June took place GMAC Martial Arts Summer Black Belt Grading, this was held in partnership with Forth Valley Taekwon-Do and Glasgow East.

The grading weekend began on Friday evening, with twelve candidates from across the three groups taking the theory exam for promotion to the next degree level.  The practical test was taken on Sunday, beginning at 10am under the examination panel of Grand Master T. MacCallum IX, Mr. John McIlvaney VI, Mr. Garry Shaw VI, Mrs. Jacqueline Timoney V and Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney IV, with Mrs. Kerris Dickson III facilitating the grading exam.

All candidates took to the floor in their respective grades to perform their nine patterns.  On completion of these, they then moved into the sparring part of the exam, completing multiple bouts of 1-step, pre-arranged, free sparring and 2vs1 sparring to various opponents.  Self Defence followed first with unarmed self defence, and then defence against a weapon, before each of the candidates completed their respective breaking techniques.  Of the 12 candidates presenting for the test, 10 were successful  and promoted to the next degree as follows;

Promoted to 1st Degree

Cerys Turner – GMAC Martial Arts

Lauren Watson – GMAC Martial Arts

Jay Jervis – GMAC Martial Arts

Stuart Adair – GMAC Martial Arts

Promoted to 3rd Degree

Martin Smillie – GMAC Martial Arts

Promoted to 4th Degree

Adam Paterson – Forth Valley TKD

Colin Lyon – Forth Valley TKD

Garry McGuire – Forth Valley TKD

Scott Morris – Glasgow East

John Munro – GMAC Martial Arts

 

 

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