Jun 20

NECC 2016

NECC2016 Dear Masters and Instructors,

2016 – North East Challenge Cup

It is with great pleasure that you and your students are invited to the 2016 North East Challenge Cup on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at the Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Rd, Aberdeen AB24 5RU, 01224 438900.

Tournament will start at 09:00 with opening address and awarding of junior participation medals.

This competition is open to Taekwon-Do students only. There will be four individual and one team event contested, Patterns, Sparring Special Technique, Power Test and Pre-Arranged Free Sparring

This championships is open to all students white belt and above and will be split into six age groups Juniors up to 8yrs; 9-12yrs, Teens 13-14; 15-17yrs, Adults 18-35yrs and 36yrs and over.

The competition will be run as per ITF rules but with some small amendments to accommodate age and competitor level.

We will endeavour to separate competitors from the same school competing against each other in initial rounds, thus improving the experience of all students. Juniors will be divided initially by age, then grade and height criteria. Teens and Adults will be categorised initially by age, then grade and weight. The weight division’s upper and lower limits will established according to the weight spread of the entries.

Please ensure, for the safety of the sparring competitors, that weights are checked and personally verified by the responsible instructor before forwarding them for processing. Please note that by sending through your entry form your agreeing to the tournaments conditions. 

Entry forms should be part of this invitation so if they are not present please let me know by email and I will forward them on. Please return the official school entry form by Sunday 28th August to mgw@mwba.info 

(Please check all details before sending to ensure that registration runs as smooth as possible)

We look forward to your entries and to another great tournament,

Yours in TKD and on behalf of NTA

Master Gordon Wallace VIII

Tournament Director

 

2016 NE Challenge Information REV2

NECC School Registration Folder

Jun 17

ITF Radix Report

Radix 3 small1st RADIX UK COURSE 

The weekend of 11 & 12 June, in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire in Scotland witnessed the first RadiX seminar held in the UK by Sabum Robert Boer VI Degree from the Netherlands and Sabum Roy Rolstad V Degree from Norway.

It was decided to hold the course away from the hustle of Aberdeen city to the seaside town of Stonehaven which sits in a small fishing harbour bay under the shadow of Dunottar Castle. Both Sabums enjoyed the stunning castle views and of course, the Scottish summer breeze.

The course opened on Saturday morning with the traditional welcome and the course outline was prepared:

“The word Radix means “root” (of a plant) or “the smallest meaningful unit” (of a language). It refers to the goal of our project: to research the roots and the tactical treasures of the ITF Tul to recover and develop techniques that have meaningful self-defence application” 

After some thought provoking discussion about the reasons why we choose to defend ourselves and how we must draw on the hidden reserve of our survival instincts, we did just that and initially explored the first principles of the returning hand “Dang Gi Son” and the most basic techniques we learn in Chon-Ji. I never seen so many people gripped by Chon-Ji!! The examples shown allowed for greater thought in how we teach fundamental movement to junior and very young students. The legend of Dan Gun followed and Sonkal Daebi Makgi transferred into a very successful entry form and the continuous motion techniques form excellent release and strike. The philosophy was very interesting as the shapes we make hundreds and hundreds of times should be put to good use in other ways as it makes perfect sense to utilise this muscle memory and not learn new actions for other applications.

After the applications in this area came the cycle of learning scenarios through fun exercises and importance of reflex actions, awareness and keeping your hands up.

Do-San followed, as did Won Hyo and beauty of this practice was that the fundamental movements we know so well, now allows the remembering of the various familiar techniques for restraint and counter-striking.

After a quick lunch of home-made soup, coffee and sandwiches, Joong Gun and Toi Gye followed which was very interesting and showed why the various types of movements in these patterns transfer so readily into wrist, head locks and take downs. The first day finished with a group photo and our heads were full of new ideas.

Day Two and the morning session was taken up with a theory section in how brain patterns function, increased heart rates through stress and the effects of this stress on physical performance. This stress and

the ability to react positively with surprise and a little pain was put into practice with an exercise in face slapping. Needless to say the outcome of Master Wallace and Mr Boydell pairing up for this was fairly predictable! The afternoon followed with some recapping on previous applications and scenarios, then the blackbelts had a final session using the more advanced movements from Kwang Gae.

The day closed with the instructors of NTA having an evening meal at a local harbour side restaurant and before we said our farewells a couple of 10-year-old Aberlour malt whisky were savoured in true Scottish fashion.

To sum up, the instructors and students had a tremendous time taking part in a completely different format for our fundamental movements and it was refreshing to see so much energy from students practicing their pattern movements in a

truly new light.

We look forward to our next one which we are planning for 2017. Thank you Sabums Robert and Roy.

On behalf of Northern Taekwon-Do Academies

Master Gordon Wallace VIII

LIST OF ATTENDEES. 

NAME GRADE/RANK SCHOOL COUNTRY 

GORDON WALLACE VIII NTA SCOTLAND

DAVID McNAIRN VII NTA SCOTLAND

MARK BOYDELL V NTA SCOTLAND

GREGORY PERMUY V AXA ANGUILLA

ROY MOORE IV IND TKD SCOTLAND

JACQUI WALLACE III NTA SCOTLAND

NGAIRE BOYDELL III NTA SCOTLAND

BRIAN PENMAN III I-KICK SCOTLAND

MICHAEL WORTMAN II TKD GELSENKIRCHEN GERMANY

KATRINA CARR II NTA SCOTLAND

SEBASTIAN BLAHOUT I TKD GELSENKIRCHEN GERMANY

CATRIONA STEELE I NTA SCOTLAND

RAFAEL CHAVARRIA I NTA SCOTLAND

JODIE BOYDELL I NTA SCOTLAND

JAMES CRAIK I NTA SCOTLAND

KL DAVIDSON I NTA SCOTLAND

ERIN LOGAN I NTA SCOTLAND

AMY CRAIG I NTA SCOTLAND

ETHAN BOYDELL 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

OWEN GLENNIE 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

NEIL GRANT 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

JOSEPH MOWATT 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

PHILIP MOWATT 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

JACK SHAW 1st Kup NTA SCOTLAND

ALEX CATTENACH 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

KYLE CATTENACH 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

AIDAN COULL 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

ROWAN NILSSEN 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

WADE STEELE 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

TERRY FAWCETT 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

BEN JAMIESON 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

CAMPBELL OAG 2nd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

TAMSIN MUNRO 3rd Kup NTA SCOTLAND

PAULL COULL 4th Kup NTA SCOTLAND

HEATHER HOPKINS 4th Kup NTA SCOTLAND

MONTY BALFOUR-P 8th Kup NTA SCOTLAND

IAIN LEES 9th Kup NTA SCOTLAND

 

GALLERY

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Radix Report

Jun 11

25th International Umpire Course – Ireland

13323562_1362733487074542_5738465904411604976_oThe 25th ITF IUC took place in the Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin on June 4th & 5th hosted by the Irish Taekwon-Do Association (ITA), NA for the ITF and AETF in Ireland and hosts of the 2017 ITF World Championships in the same venue. 138 participants attended the course from 24 countries, including 9 members from ITF Scotland.

The course was an opportunity to up skill umpiring knowledge and practice ahead of the upcoming ITF World events; ITF World Cup in Budapest in October 2016 and ITF World Championships in Dublin Ireland in October 2017. The ITF Umpire committee conducted the course, with the presence of the ITF Tournament committee, as well as ITF Director Grandmaster Bos and ITF Technical committee member Grandmaster Lan giving their guidance.

Members of the AETF umpire committee were also present on the course.

ITF Delegates leading the IUC:

Master Alberto Katz VIII Dan Chairman of ITF Umpire Committee
Grandmaster Ung Kim Lan IX Dan ITF Technical committee member
Grandmaster Wim Bos IX Dan ITF Director
Master Giovanni Ceccenato VII Dan ITF Tournament Committee
Master Reuben Suarez VIII Dan ITF Umpire Committee
Master Kurt Ottesen VII Dan ITF Umpire Committee
Master Coos van den Heuvel VIII Dan Chairman of ITF Tournament Committee
Master Harry Vones VIII Dan ITF Tournament Committee
Master Gordon Wallace VIII Dan ITF Umpire Committee

On arrival at the IUC all participants were given a free IUC t-shirt and poster of the event as a memento. The ITF IUC took place over two days. On day one the course leaders gave an in depth analysis of the scoring procedures and rules for ITF patterns and sparring and practical workshops and discussions allowing the participants time to put their skills to work. The day finished with the distribution of the IUC examination, which needed to be completed by all participants as part of their certification. Day two consisted of ring councils scoring live matches in patterns and sparring and using the ITF electronic scoring system. Video analysis was also used throughout the course with footage of top-level athletes from ITF world championships as a tool for learning, discussion etc.

On the Saturday evening of the IUC approx. 100 of the IUC participants enjoyed the banquet with live traditional Irish folk band entertaining the guests and creating a very lively and enjoyable atmosphere.

 

ITF Scotland Participants

Master Gordon Wallace 8th Degree

Master David McNairn 7th Degree

Mr. John McIlvaney 6th Degree

Mr. Garry Shaw 6th Degree

Mrs. Jackie Timoney 5th Degree

Mrs. Gillian McIlvaney 4th Degree

Mr. Ronnie Dewhurst 4th Degree

Mr. John Munro 4th Degree

Mrs. Jacqui Wallace 3rd Degree

May 28

ITF England Championships

ITFE Champs Poster2016-revisedDear Grand Master, Masters and Instructors,

INVITATION TO THE 2016 ITF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

On behalf of ITF England, I am pleased to invite you and your students to the 2016 ITF England Championships which will be hosted on behalf of ITF England by Mr. J. Archer and T-UK. The competition will be held on Saturday 9th July 2016 at Sports Connexion, Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry. Entry is open to coloured belts and black belts who are members of ITF England.

Please find attached the official invitation from Mr. Archer which contains all competition details and application instructions. Also attached is a copy of the School Entry Form. This is a 2-page spreadsheet, for both competitors as well as umpires and coaches. A copy of the revised poster is also attached – please note the change of venue for the competition.

Entries should be emailed to Mr. Archer on ja.tkd@virgin.net by the deadline of Friday 1st July 2016. All payment should also be made online by this date. All details can be found in the invitation.

If you have any queries regarding the competition, then please contact Mr. Archer in the first instance.

 

Yours in Taekwon-Do,

Mrs. Patricia Gray

Secretary

ITF England

Mail: info@itfengland.com

Web: www.itfengland.com

 

ITFE Champs 2016 Invitation -v7

ITFE National Tournament Rules V2-Final May 2016

ITFE Championships 2016 School Entry Form-v1

May 19

ITF Scotland 3 Masters Technical Seminar & Senior Degree Testing – 18 June 2016

12711055_10154019760356414_7411023555269704294_oITF Scotland 3 Masters Technical Seminar & Senior Degree Testing 

18 June 2016 

 

Dear Instructors and Candidates,

 

Please find enclosed details and forms in respect of the forthcoming IV degree and above, testing examination, to be held at the David McNairn Blackbelt Academy (DMBBA), 65 Baltic Street, Montrose, DD10 8ET. Saturday 18 June 2016.  The day will include a Technical Seminar and lunch shall be provided, followed by the practical examination, followed by the graduation ceremony and graduation meal (if required).

 

Timetable of Events: Saturday 18 June

 

09:00 – 12:00         3 Masters Technical Seminar reviewing, sparring technique, pattern, self defence, power test, and pre-arranged sparring Pt1.

Theory test for our candidate(s)

To be held at Montrose Sports Centre in the activities room

 

12:00 – 13:00         Lunch & theory re-sit if required.

 

13:00 – 15:00         3 Masters Technical Seminar reviewing, sparring technique, pattern, self defence, power test, and pre-arranged sparring Pt2.

Additional training on any part of the examination that the candidate(s) request, with one (or more) of the Masters in attendance.

 

15:00 – 15:30      Grading candidate(s), examiners and seminar participants move to DMBBA. (5 min walk)

15:30 – 17:00         Examination(s) (DMBBA)

17:00 – 17:30         Exam Evaluation (DMBBA)

17:30 – 18:00         Graduation (DMBBA)

18:00 – close        Graduation Meal (Optional and if applicable)

 

Please let your instructor know if you will be attending the graduation celebration meal.

The meal will be at the Peking Palace Chinese Restaurant, Forties Road, Montrose.

 

Notes:

  • The technical seminar is open to all adults students white belt to blackbelt. For junior students it is recommended that only juniors of 6thkup and above apply to take part in the course.
  • Students should arrive for the seminar in a tracksuit or dobok and no jeans or casual clothing.
  • The blackbelt examination is a closed door event with NOspectators. Only instructors and/or blackbelts of III Deg and above, will be allowed to stay in the dojang during the examination.
  • All blackbelts and degree candidates MUSTarrive at the blackbelt degree test in official blackbelt attire (black/navy trousers, white shirt and navy tie), no tracksuits and no casual clothes.
  • The exam result will be given on the day.
  • Results will be withheld for those requiring to re-sit the theory test.
  • The theory test must be re-sat within one week of exam.  Failure a second time will require the full exam to be retaken. 

 

Seminar fee: £25 per person

 

Applicant Notes – (all transactions to ITF Scotland must be electronic – no cash or hard copy)

  • Payments can be made to instructor or paid directly to ITF Scotland Account. 09-01-28 (43740861)
  • Please complete all forms electronically.
  • Please supply e-photo (Dobok or shirt tie / 2cm x 2cm / in *jpeg format)

 

If there are any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Master David McNairn VII Deg

Degree_Examination_Handout_2016

ITFS Master Seminar Application

 

May 13

ITF RADix Course – 11th & 12th June

Dear Grand Masters, Masters, Instructors and Students,

 

RE: 1st RADiX ‐ COURSE, 11 – 12th 2016, STONEHAVE, ABERDENSHIRE, SCOTLAND

 

On behalf of our Masters and Instructors of Northern Taekwon‐Do Academies (NTA) we would like to invite

you to the 1st RADIX, Self Defence course to be held in the UK.

 

The ITF Radix system is a Self Defence course based on movements from our own ITF patterns and

is a great opportunity to learn, in depth, the application/s of our Tul movements in a realistic

situation. For more information on the Radix program please check out

http://www.itfradix.com/ITF_RADIX_Project/Welcome.html

 

This course is open to all grades from the age of 13yrs and above. Younger students may be

accepted if training with a parent.

 

We hope you can join us in what will be a fantastic opportunity to apply many of your Taekwon‐Do

techniques like never before.

 

On behalf of the NTA Organising Committee

 

Regards

 

Mr. Mark Boydell – V Degree

 

ITF RADix Invitation rev 0

Radix 2016 Individual Application rev 0

 

 

May 13

2016 European Success!

13151442_10154254027336414_4660806246885475873_nThe 31st Senior & 22nd Junior European Taekwon-Do Championships 2016 was held in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, Tampere, Finland; from April 28 – May 1, 2016. In total, 495 competitors from 28 countries participated in the championships.

From Scotland 22 participants competed across all events.

Senior Female

Megan Brown – 1st Degree

Rachel Morning – 2nd Degree

Stephanie Willis – 3rd Degree

 

Senior Male

Gilles Brown – 2nd Degree

Alexander Gray – 3rd Degree

David Gray – 2nd Degree

Michael McRoberts – 1st Degree

Iain O’Hare – 2nd Degree

 

Junior Female

Jodie Boydell – 1st Degree

Amber Campbell – 1st Degree

Katrina Carr – 2nd Degree

Dannielle Gallacher – 1st Degree

Alex Marshall – 1st Degree

Kloe McKay – 1st Degree

Catriona McRoberts – 1st Degree

Chiara Mullen – 1st Degree

 

Junior Male

Rico Campins – 1st Degree

James Craik – 1st Degree

Jay Jervis – 1st Degree

Stewart Mellon – 2nd Degree

Rhys Muirhead – 1st Degree

Matthew O’Hare – 1st Degree

 

Coaches & Management

Master Jamie Campins – 7th Degree – Team Director / Coach

Mr. John McIlvaney – 6th Degree – Team Manager / Coach

Mr. Robin Blair – 6th Degree – National Coach

Mr. Mark Boydell – 5th Degree – National Coach

Master Mark Hutton – 7th Degree

Mr. Heath Denholm – 6th Degree

 

Umpire’s

Master Gordon Wallace – 8th Degree

Master Alexander Dunbar – 7th Degree

Mr. Ronnie Dewhurst – 4th Degree

 

The team departed Edinburgh on Tuesday morning, travelling to Tampere, via Stockholm,  Arriving in Tampere in the evening, meant once the team had checked in to their rooms, there was just enough time for some dinner, and a short team meeting before heading off to bed after a long days travelling.

Wednesday saw the team weigh-in early in the morning, with all competitors making their respective weights.  In the afternoon we headed off to training, in an underground Nuclear Bunker of all places.  The matted area was ideal giving everyone plenty of space to practise their disciplines.  With focus on the team patterns and individual patterns as these events would be contested on the first day of competition.  Days two & three being sparring, special technique and power events.  And Sunday being team events with the exception of Team Pattern.

Throughout the four day event all the national team members performed well, showing great sportsmanship, camaraderie and unity.  As always our competitors performed to the best of their ability.  Good performance’s all round.

A special mention also to Miss Katrina Carr becoming 4 times European Champion in the Junior Sparring, in her last competition before moving into the senior category.

Overall Scotland took home 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 6 Bronze medals coming 11th in the overall country placings.

 

GOLD – Katrina Carr (Junior Individual Sparring – 50kg)

SILVER – Junior Female Power Team (Katrina Carr, Alex Marshall, Kloe McKay)

BRONZE – Junior Female Pattern Team (Katrina Carr, Alex Marshall, Jodie Boydell, Dannielle Gallagher & Catriona McRoberts)

Katrina Carr (Junior Female 2nd Degree Pattern)

Dannielle Gallagher (Junior Female 1st Degree Pattern)

David Gray (Senior Male Sparring -85kg)

Michael McRoberts (Senior Male 1st Degree Pattern)

Michael McRoberts (Senior Male Sparring -63kg)

 

 

Report compiled by Master Campins – Team Director

 

 

Link to the Full Competition Results

 

 

A full report of the event can be viewed on the AETF web site

 

Apr 24

Scotland Team head to Euros

13094369_10154237749801414_5606155805632842506_nThe 22 strong Scottish Team travel to the Finnish city of Tampere on Tuesday for the 2016 A.E.T.F. European Championships.  The team lead by Team Director; Master Jamie Campins (VII Degree), Manager; John McIlvaney (VI Degree), Coaches; Mr. Robin Blair (VI Degree) and Mr. Mark Boydell (V Degree), have been training since the previous championships in preparation for next weeks championships which will be contested over four days.  Master Gordon Wallace (8th Degree) and Mr. Ronnie Dewhurst (4th Degree) will also umpire at the event.

We look forward to following the team on ITF Scotland’s Facebook Page, and wish the them the very best of luck in their endeavours.

 

Scotland National Team for the 31st Senior & 22nd Junior European Championships in Tampere, Finland

 

Senior Female

Megan Brown – 1st Degree

Rachel Morning – 2nd Degree

Stephanie Willis – 3rd Degree

 

Senior Male

Gilles Brown – 2nd Degree

Alexander Gray – 3rd Degree

David Gray – 2nd Degree

Michael McRoberts – 1st Degree

Iain O’Hare – 2nd Degree

 

Junior Female

Jodie Boydell – 1st Degree

Amber Campbell – 1st Degree

Katrina Carr – 2nd Degree

Dannielle Gallacher – 1st Degree

Alex Marshall – 1st Degree

Kloe McKay – 1st Degree

Catriona McRoberts – 1st Degree

Chiara Mullen – 1st Degree

 

Junior Male

Rico Campins – 1st Degree

James Craik – 1st Degree

Jay Jervis – 1st Degree

Stewart Mellon – 2nd Degree

Rhys Muirhead – 1st Degree

Matthew O’Hare – 1st Degree

 

 

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Apr 24

2016 Scottish Championships

TKD-scottish-championships-2016-0944Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre, was the venue for the ITF Scotland National Championships on Saturday 9th April.

The event drew a record 504 competitors from 32 schools across Scotland and the North of England as well as a team from Ireland.

This year ITF Scotland invited guests of the newly formed government recognised Sports Scotland group (SCoT) of which ITF Scotland are members.  Senior Master Derek Campbell 8th Degree (UKTC) and Mr. Gareth McKenna both board members of SCoT attended, and presented medals to the winners throughout the day.  Grand Master MacCallum 9th Degree and President of ITF Scotland was also present at the event.

 

 

Competing Schools

ABC, Arbroath, Chimera, Churchwood TKD, Club Lee, Coatbridge, Dundee, Erskine, Firhill, Glasgow East, GMAC Livingston, GMAC Tollcross, GMAC Uddingston, GMAC Wishaw, Howden, I-Kick, Inspiration TKD, Inverness, Lochgelly, McGowan’s BBA, MHF, MSBA, Nairn, Northern Taekwon-Do Academies, Penrith, Pro-Edge TKD, Relflex, S.M.A.C., Scotia TKD, Shaw Martial Arts, South Queensferry, Whitburn Martial Arts

 

Congratulations to Northern Taekwon-Do Academies lifting the overall group trophy, and to McGowan’s BBA on winning the Mr. Timoney memorial shield for best school result.

 

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.

Results can be found here.

A selection of photo’s from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

Next years event will take place over two days on 25th & 26th February 2017.  Keep the date in your calendar.

 

Mar 27

Northern Palmira Cup – Russia

25On Friday 18th March, three members of ITF Scotland travelled to St. Petersburg, Russia at the invite of ITF St. Petersburg, and the Russian Taekwon-Do Federation to the Northern Palmira Cup. This was a two-day event held in the new Nova Centre, in St. Petersburg town centre. The competition had over 900 entrants, across two days with a Grand Gala Final on the Sunday evening.

 

On arrival in St. Petersburg, the warmth of the hospitality and professionalism of the organisers, already overwhelmed us. Along with members from Israel, Ireland, Greece and Uzbekistan, we spent Saturday with Master Lazaros Tsilfidis and other distinguished guests on a sightseeing tour of what is an amazing city, full of so many wondrous and historic sights.

 

On Sunday we arrived at the arena and the level of professionalism was clear to see; a futuristic, state of the art venue with electronic scoring across all rings, four huge TV screens showing all events, and to top it off there was the Gala Final in the evening, with many special guests in attendance.

 

First competing was Miss Megan Brown, in Patterns, winning Bronze. Sparring saw her dominating, and taking Gold in a convincing final against Uzbekistan.

 

It was then time for the Gala Finals, and we were certainly entertained with many great fights, and a spectacle of shows in between bouts.   Mr. Iain O’Hare fighting in the first of the finals, and after a strong performance took Gold against a formidable Russia opponent.

 

Both competitors showed their skill, and took their wins convincingly. A great event and experience for both competitors in preparation for the European Championships in six weeks time, in Finland.

 

After the competition we were treated to a wonderful Russian banquet, and party, with some dancing, speeches and great friendship.

 

I would like to extend our thanks to Master Tsilfidis and his amazing team of young enthusiastic people he has on board. On behalf of my team, and ITF Scotland I thank you for the warmth, friendship and hospitality shown to us over the weekend. If your looking for an international event to gain experience, this should be a must on your calendar, 900 competitors, 2 days, very high standard, easy and affordable to access. We will be back for sure.

 

Mr. John McIlvaney

ITF Scotland Team Manager

 

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