Feb 27

2015 ITF Scottish Championships Report

ITF Scotland held their 2015 National Championships on Sunday 22nd February at the Bellahouston Sports Centre, Glasgow, hosted by Master Mark Hutton, 7th Degree and TKD Scotland.

This years championships were record breaking, with 501 competitors present from 24 schools across Scotland, and the North of England.  The day started at 09:00 hrs with the umpire meeting, under the guidance of ITFS Umpire Chairman; Master Gordon Wallace 8th Degree.  Each umpire was assigned to one of the eight rings for the day, and assigned their specific umpiring role.

The event started after an official welcome from the event host Master Hutton, and each competitor under the age of 12 were presented with a participation medal before the tournament began at 09:30 hrs.

First up were the pattern divisions for our under 13 competitors, and our over 14’s started their championships with Power & Special Technique events.  Due to the high numbers, there were naturally some very busy divisions, the largest being the 8-10 years Male Green Belt Pattern event with 54 entrants.

We would like to thank everyone for their efforts throughout the day; the competitors who showed great sportsmanships during the competition, to the umpire’s for giving up their day to referee, and to the supporters for creating such a great and friendly atmosphere.

Also present on the day and overseeing events was Grand Master Tom MacCallum, President of ITF Scotland.  Grand Master MacCallum also presented the winners trophies and overall shields.

Throughout the day we had present an official photographer from Jason Kimings Photography present:  A full gallery of the images taken during the event can be found here.

These images will only be available until the 17th March, should you wish to order copies for your own use.

 

Results can be found below;

 

Overall Age Group Winners

7 years & under:   Tied

8 to 10 years:        Tied

11 to 13 years:       Erin Logan (Boydell TKD) – 3 Golds

14 to 17 years:      Stewart Mellon (Pro-Edge) – 3 Gold, 1 Silver

18 to 35 years:      Stephanie Willis (Master Hutton Fitness) – 3 Golds

36 years & over:    Martin Smillie (GMAC Martial Arts) – 3 Gold

 

Best overall School Champion

 

Club Gold Silver Bronze
Boydell TKD 25 (1) 18 23
GMAC Martial Arts 22 (1) 15 24
Master Hutton Fitness 13 (1) 9 9
Taekwon-Do Association of England 13 17 14
Scotia 13 11 14
Pro-Edge 10 (1) 7 5
McGowan’s BBA 10 11 7
MWBA 8 13 13
Club Lee 6 11 21
S.M.A.C. 6 7 21
A.B.C. 5 4 9
Erskine 4 3 6
South Queensferry 4 2 1
Glasgow East 3 5 6
Broxburn 3 4 0
DMBBA 3 3 8
Inverness 3 1 1
Shaw Martial Arts 2 2 1
Pailsey TKD 2 1 1
Howden 1 3 6
Coatbridge 1 2 9
Chimera 0 3 3
UKITF 0 1 1
Firhill 0 0 3

 

A small selection of images from the event;

A full gallery of the images taken during the event can be found here.

Report by

Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney

Tournament Director

Feb 13

NTA Three Master’s Seminar & Black Belt Grading

MS5The NTA Masters Seminar was held on Saturday 24th January in the Montrose Sports Centre, Montrose. The Seminar was conducted by Master Wallace 8th Deg, Master McNairn 7th Deg and Master Campins 7th Deg.

The groups were split into Junior Colour Belts, Senior Colour Belts and Blackbelts and taken through Patterns, kicking, step sparring and sparring drills. The Seminar was well attended and lots were learned as always.

Following the Seminar, the Degree Grading was held in Master McNairns Blackbelt Academy for four 1st Kup students.

We are delighted to announce that they successfully promoted to 1st Degree – Mrs Catriona Steel, Mr Rico Campins, Miss Erin Logan and Mr James Craik.

Well done to them all.

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Feb 04

100th IIC Updates & Registration Information

Dear ITF Scotland Members,

The closing date for the 100th IIC has now been set as 20th February.  Please do not delay in forwarding your applications to this most historical of International Instructors Courses.  At present we have hit 300 applicants with over 200 of those attending the Banquet on the Friday evening.

As the numbers grow we have taken the decision to alleviate some of the registrations on Thursday/Friday of the IIC, we intend to do IIC registrations for ITF Scotland applicants on Friday & Saturday 6th & 7th of March in your areas.

The registration will be for us to collect the course fee and issue IIC gift packs to all ITFS applicants. That way all ITFS applicants can go straight to the course and not via registration.

 

We can do this by group so if all groups could collect the course fees per their own schools, we will collect in areas of Lothian, East Kilbride and Glasgow. We will be available all day Friday and Saturday so if you can advise a time and a place for us to come that will be most helpful.

Best regards

 

Master Wallace

Head of Organising Committee

 

 

Please note; The IIC Banquet is now being held on the Friday night at the Aberdeen Asset Management Suite, Pittodrie Statium, Aberdeen.

 

Jan 22

First ITF Scotland Child Protection Course’s

ITF Scotland’s Child Protection Officer and tutor Ms. Angela Lindie took the first in a series of Child Protection Courses for our Instructors and Black Belts over the weekend of 17th & 18th January.  The first course’s (workshop 1) was held in Aberdeen at Master Wallace’s Blackbelt Academy on Saturday, and on the Sunday at GMAC Martial Arts in Livingston.

Both courses were very interactive, with the participants breaking off into groups to work on scenario based exercise’s of situations that may arise within class or competition.  The forum also gave the participants a chance to raise and discuss any thoughts and ask questions on the subject.  The course gave a better awareness of situations in the peripheral activities around the gym and not just on the dojang floor.

ITF Scotland would like to thank Ms. Lindie on delivering the first series of course’s, and look forward to working with the other groups in delivering the course in their respective area’s over the next few months.

Over the weekend 54 participants took the first workshop, 24 participants in Aberdeen, and 30 in Livingston, see some picture’s from the course below.

 

“NTA would like to thank Miss Angela Lindie and our Secretary General, Mr David Condie V Degree for their time and coming up to present the first in a series of Child Protection Course for instructors in ITF Scotland.  The course was very well received and Miss Lindie was very generous with her time and her knowledge.  The course was very valuable and dispersed fears that it was going to be an exercise in political correctness.  It was most certainly fours well spent and all of our instructors, assistants and support staff came away with a feeling of confidence in how we deal and address this very sensitive subject.”

 

 

Jan 07

ITF Scottish Championships – 22nd February 2015

ITF Scottish 2015Dear Masters and Instructors,

ITF Scottish Championships 2015

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the ITF Scottish Championships on Sunday 22nd February 2015, in Glasgow, Scotland.

This competition is open to all ITF Taekwon‐Do students 10th Kup to 6th Degree.

Please take the time to read the following information. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Tournament & Umpire Committee.

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the competition.

 

Yours in Taekwon‐Do

 

Mrs. G. McIlvaney

ITF Scotland Tournament Committee

 

DOWNLOADS

ITF Scotland Invite 2015

2015 ITFS National Champs – Individual Entry Form

2015 ITFS National Champs – School Entry Form

ITF Scottish 2015 – Poster

 

Dec 23

World Championships Team Selection’s

itf-taekwondo-world-championship-2015-italy22nd December 2014

 

Dear Masters and Instructors,

ITF Scotland National Team Selection

I invite all competitors to apply for selection to the ITF Scotland National Team attending the World Championships in Jeselo, Italy – 27th to 31st May 2015.

The selection event will be held on Sunday 25th January at GMAC Martial Arts, 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 Wednesday 21st January. Applications should be sent to nationalteam@itfscotland.com

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. Robin Blair

ITF Scotland Team Director

 

Application Forms can be downloaded below, and should reach the Team Manager by 21st January.

ITF Scotland Team Selection Applications

Dec 18

Seminar with Katya Solovey

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Dear Masters, Instructors, Blackbelts and Students,

We are delighted Mrs Solovey has agreed to visit us here in Aberdeen, Scotland and we hope that she enjoys here visit very much.  She, along with her assistant Miss Viktoria Sokolovska, will conduct three sessions.

As we have a very large competitive junior contingency, here in Aberdeen , we will conduct a session of all grades up to 13 yrs.  Teens and adults kup grades up to 3rd kup will also have their own session. The final one will be for red and blackbelts.

Mrs Solovey is well known to our students and they are all looking forward to this great opportunity.

This event is open to all students within Scotland and further afield.

Full details about the venue, costs, times etc will be posted in due course.

Best regards

 

Master Gordon Wallace VIII

Northern Taekwon-Do Academies

Dec 16

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

ITFS Merry ChristmasITF Scotland’s Board of Directors would like to wish all our Instructors and members A Very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 
We look forward to working with you all in 2015 at our many events throughout the year.

Dec 15

ITF Scotland E-mail’s

EmailAll ITF Scotland plaque holders should now be receiving official emails from the Secretary General ( secretarygeneral @ itfscotland . com) and Treasurers Office ( treasurer @ itfscotland . com ).

If you have not yet received any e-mail’s please forward your email address to our treasurer at your earliest convenience.

 

Nov 12

National Team Pattern Training Dates

ITF Scotland LogoDear ITF Scotland Instructors & Students,
National Pattern training will be held on the following 3 dates at the North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth, PH1 5BF
  • Saturday 15th November 2014
  • Saturday 22nd November 2014
  • Saturday 6th December 2014
Time: 1 – 3pm Cost: £5 per session, payable on the day
This training is open to all Blue Belts and above who wish to concentrate on Patterns for competition.  The aim of these 3 sessions is to establish the numbers of students who wish to compete for Scotland in Individual Pattern & Team Pattern events for next year and beyond.  
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In the New Year, training (Time & Venue TBC) will become weekly and once again all blue belts and above are encouraged to attend to develop their patterns and to be introduced to Team Pattern training.  In the New Year training will become mandatory for all black belts who wish to become part of a Pattern Team for the World Championships in May.
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North Inch Community Campus
All coaches, students & parents are to park in the main campus car park, which is located on the left side of Gowans Terrace immediately before the approach road to the campus.  Parking is not permitted on the private road through the car park that leads to Muirton Cottages. The car park can be busy and we would ask you to encourage car sharing. The only parking permitted out with the main car park is in the disabled parking bays on the road round the side of the campus building, and any cars parking here must display a current disabled badge.  
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Finally can I ask that all Instructors send a brief email (not Facebook message) toboydell.tkd@sky.com a few days in advance listing who will be attending from your school to allow myself time to increase/decrease the area booked.  All students attending these training dates must inform their instructor that they wish to attend.
I look forward to seeing you all,
Regards,
Mr Mark Boydell
ITF Scotland Head Pattern Coach

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