QIUC – Cardiff, Wales

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors, and Taekwon-Do Practitioners,

It is with great pleasure and honour to invite you to the International Umpires Course to be held in Cardiff, Wales on 9th and 10th March 2019.

The IUC will be held from the morning of Saturday 9th March and will be conducted by members of the ITF Umpire Committee.

Master Alberto Katz, VIII Degree – Chairman Master Gordon Wallace, VIII Degree

The IUC is open to all ITF members from 1st Kup to 9th degree. The course is a prerequisite for any umpire who wishes to umpire at the forthcoming ITF World Championships in Inzell, Germany 2019.

Accommodation is available in many hotels in the nearby city centre.
Places on the IUC will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment and to guarantee places.

The Organising Committee comprises:
Mr Neil Ernest, VI Degree Mrs Blanka Ernest Mr Jeff Brider, IV Degree



Annual General Meeting

A reminder the annual general meeting of plaque holders is to be held on Saturday 19th January 2019 @ Perth College UHI, Creiff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX. Start 12 noon.

Plaque holders have been emailed full invite and tentative agenda.

Child Protection Course (Level 1) –

Date: Sunday 24th February 2019

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Scottish Martial Arts Centre, Unit 1A, Block 6, Dumyat Business Park, Bond Street, Tullibody, FK10 2PB

This course is open to 3rd Kup and above aged 16+.

It is an introductory course ran by ITF Scotlands Child Protection & Safeguarding Officer Mrs Angela Barrie.

The course covers an introduction to Child Protection within your Schools & classes, and introduces safety procedures regarding children and vulnerable adults within your classes. The course also looks at how to deal with any situation that may occur, and steps that should be taken to report these.

Participants should wear tracksuit and bring a pen and notebook.

Advance booking required *

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*Please note those who attended the Level 1 Instructor Course January 2018, please contact the secretary general for discount code prior to booking.

Team Pattern Selection World Championships 2019

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Further to our selections day in September this year, we are now looking to select candidates for our four ‘team pattern’ teams.

This is open to all black belts who will reach the age of 14 prior to the commencement of the tournament 23rd April 2019.  (Whether already attended selections or not).

We would also like any Red/ blackbelt 12/13yrs to attend with the aim of developing the next generation, by having if possible  “understudy teams” who will possibly feed into the future teams. 

The event will be held 
On Sunday 4th November 
1100 – 1300

Mearns Fitness Ltd
Laurencekirk Business Park 1EY, Aberdeen Road, Laurencekirk AB30 1EY

Thankyou
Paul Mullen

World Championships Selection Date – 9th September 2018

The World Championships selection will be held on 9th September 2018.  The venue will be Armadale, starting at 10.30am.  Full details will follow in due course
 
Application forms should be received on or before 5th August to the National Team Email.
 

Goodwill Championships – 19th May 2018

Dear Masters/Instructors /Students

On behalf of the Taekwon-Do UK executive, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend our Scottish Goodwill Open Championships.  This Taekwon-Do event is open to coloured belt and Black belt competitors and is designed to unite TKD schools through our Martial Art of Taekwon-Do.  These championships are a continuation of our successful International event held at Edinburgh for the previous four years, with a big emphasis on fair play and light contact for competitors especially junior divisions to encourage scoring points rather than causing injury to your respected opponent.

Please note that as this is a goodwill event and we want each division to be as fair as possible, all junior categories will be designed on age, weight and height to keep physical and mental development as even as possible so please fill out entry forms correctly.  Weigh in will commence prior to the sparring division starting.

I very much look forward to your attendance and promise as always I will help in any way that I can to ensure that your competition is a very enjoyable one.  If anyone requires assistance with accommodation, entry forms, travel, party or any other aspect of our Taekwon-Do UK event, then please do not hesitate to contact me direct.

Associations are encouraged to submit referee’s at this event.

Good luck at these 2018 championships

Mr David Condie V

Taekwon-DoUK Director

Tournament Host

 

DOWNLOADS

Goodwill Invite 2018
Goodwill Individual Entry Form 2018
Goodwill School Entry 2018 (for use by instructors only)

                                      

New Sabum’s!

ITF Scotland held an international grading this weekend in Montrose, under the grading panel of Grand Master MacCallum, Master McNairn, Master Campins and Master Blair.

Congratulations to the candidates on their successful promotions:

Mr David Lupton 6th Degree – STA
Mr Christopher Dickson 4th Degree – GMAC
Mrs Kerris Dickson 4th Degree – GMAC

European Championships 2018 Report

The ITF Scotland National team have just returned from the 33rd Senior & 24th Junior European Taekwon-Do Championships 2018, held on the 12–15 April 2018 in the sports hall LUKNA, Mladinska 29, Maribor, Slovenia

The competition was conducted in compliance with the AETF competition rules and the participants competed in the individual and team disciplines of Pattern, Sparring, Special Techniques & Power Test.
The competition was open to Black Belt holders for competitors aged 13 years and above.

Team

The team travelled with 30 competitors, 11 coaches, 1 umpire, 1 IT assistant and 7 supporters. 

Arriving at their hotel for a successful weigh in on the Wednesday morning they then went on to some lite pre competition training at the Barada Centre.

The Event

With an opening ceremony on the Thursday morning, the competitors and spectators were given a display of pre arranged sparring, patterns and contemporary dance, followed by the commencement of the event and the patterns category.

Results

The National team all performed well, scooping up 5 medals in total; (1 Silver, 4 Bronze).  This is testimony to the hard work of team, with 7 competitors also reaching the quarter final stages.

Not all hard work

Following the event, the team had the remainder of the day to relax before returning home, and took in some of the sights the city of Maribor had to offer.

What next

The National coaching team will take a quick breath to plan ahead for the World  Championships in 2019, with the selection process planned to take place in the near future.

The Team would like to thank MIGHTYFIST EUROPE & MIGHTYFIST SCOTLAND, for their support and sponsorship.  This has provided a massive contribition for our members.

Well done to all !!!

Tae Kwon.

 

Report:  Mr. Paul Mullen I (Team Manager)

 

 

2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM MEMBERS:

SENIOR FEMALE

Megan Brown, Rheannan Brown, Kartina Carr, Shelby McQuade & Catriona McRoberts

SENIOR MALE

Gilles Brown, Kieran Cain, Michael McRoberts, Jason Munro & Iain O’Hare

JUNIOR FEMALE

Amber Blair, Emma Jane Fraser, Erin Logan, Alex Marshall, Kloe McKay, Lauren McKay, Chiara Mullen, Katie Riddell, Jemma Swinburne, Lara Torrance & Lauren Watson

JUNIOR MALE

Rico Campins, Leon Carlaw, Blair Chisholm, Ian Ford, Jay Jervis, Hayden McAvoy, Zacharia Obike, Robbie Shepherd & Connor Stuart

 

Sponsored by Mightyfist Europe

The Scotland ITF TaeKwon-do team are heading off to Maribor, Slovenia, to compete in the 33rd Senior & 24th Junior European Championships. 

We have thirty competitors, eleven coaches, two umpires and seven supporters representing Scotland in what promises to be a fantastic four day tournament.  

For the first time our team will be travelling with our full Migtyfist kit, thanks to the support of “Mighty Fist Europe”.  We would like to give all our competitors our best wishes, and hope they do our themselves and country proud.

Text Credit: Paul Mullen

International Grading Exam 21st April

ITF Scotland will host their annual International grading Exam for those who wish to promoted to 4th Degree and beyond on Saturday 21st April 2018 at DMMBA, Montrose. 

Those who wish to sit the grading should apply via the Secretary General on or before 31st March.

The training session is open to any degree holder, times to be confirmed.