Willy Van de Mortel Seminars
Mr Willy Van de Mortel (6th dan) conducted sparring seminars in New Zealand between the 2nd and the 7th May 2005. The 2004 seminars were described as "AMAZING" and everyone got a great deal out of them.
The ITFNZ Technical Committee in conjunction with the NZ Team Management has combined resources to bring you these seminars - available for students of all ranks. Mr Van de Mortel taught a range sparring skills - not all specifically for tournaments. This helped with sparring in general, confidence with free sparring and will give you specific techniques to help improve your sparring.
Photos from the first seminar at Nibun ITF
Photos from the Counties Manukau Ceminar - Sat 7th May, Papakura Normal School, Walters Road, Takanini.
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Group Photo from the seminar in Whangarei
SCHEDULE OF SEMINARS
Mr Van de Mortel attended the 1992 World Camp in Palmerston North (see photos) and has ever since been in constant contact by way of email and at World Championships.
Mr van de Mortel went on to become one of the World's top coaches, most notably coaching 3 times ITF World Champion TOMASZ BARADA. He has also coached the Italian National Team, the Slovenian National Team and other individuals such as Drago Zelkovic, Bianca Tapilatu and Julia Cross. He has recently been enthusiastically involved with the New Zealand Junior Team (as an assistant Coach while in Italy) and has agreed to assist with the senior team for Germany in 2005.