T E C H N I C A L _ S E M I N A R- T A U
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The second technical seminar for 4th dans and above was again held the
Suncourt Motor Inn, Taupo from 1 pm Saturday to 1 pm Sunday, 1st and 2nd
Read details of what was discussed.
This year included Mr McPhail's thorough pattern session on Ul-Ji Tul
& pattern diagrams, a session on power & realism by Mr Bhana,
plus Mr Davidson did not disappoint with one of his classically unorthodox
sessions on some of the more unusual techniques of Taekwon-Do. This included
discussing and practicing the merits of spending time up-side-down!
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Stripes getting up-side-down with Mr Davidson
Lawrence Mantjika and Andrew Niven during Mr Bhana's class
Lawrence Mantjika and Graham Patterson
Matthew Breen quoting the General
Andrew Salton, Michael Lowe, Jake Pearson, andrew Niven and Mark Banicevich
Jeanette Joe - the sole woman 4th dan, watching on with Jake Pearson
Finally someone kicks Gray Patterson - go Mr Salton
Loz enjoying a rest
Mark Banicevich and Matthew Breen demonstrating the theory behind the
Mr Davidson's class
Mr McPhail's pattern diagram class
Darren Ward and Vince Pygott discussing pattern diagrams
Mr Rimmer checking out Mr Eccles legs
Andrew Niven laughing at Mr Mantjika's L-stance
Cameo appearance by Mr Steve Mulholland - former Vice President of ITFNZ
MR EVAN DAVIDSON, MR PAUL MCPHAIL AND MR MAHESH BHANA
James Rimmer, Andrew Salton, Gray Patterson, Ian Campbell, Shaun Tolley,
Jake Pearson, Chris Fitzgerald, Lawrence Mantjika, Grant Eccles, Darren
Ward, Peter Graham, Mike Lowe, Matt Breen, Jeanette Joe, Andrew Niven,
Vince Pygott, and from Australia: Mark Banicevich.
application form and program
The group also had the opportunity to discuss many
issues relating to Taekwon-Do and ITFNZ. These discussions, coupled with
the decisions made at the Technical Committee seminar the day before,
resulted in some new ideas for next year and beyond. These have yet to
be ratified by the Executive, but as a sneak preview:
- 2004 Stripes on Tour schedule will include Mark Banicevich and Matthew
Breen traveling to CD / Wellington, Grant Eccles and Steve McQuillan
to Northland, Ian Campbell and Chris Fitzgerald to the South Island,
Andrew Salton and Darren Ward to Midlands, and Jake Pearson and Steve
McQuillan to Counties Manukau / Auckland North.
- 2 step sparring is to be introduced at green belt level (instead
of red) to be more in-line with encyclopedia.
- Credit points for black belt gradings are being divided into "Attendance
Credits" and Contribution Credits". Those testing for 2nd
dan and above must earn "Contribution Credits" by assisting
the club or organisation by umpiring, teaching or organising events.
- Those testing for 2nd dan and above must umpire (judge or ref) at
a certain number tournaments before they can be eligible to grade.
- The Oceania TKD Federation had have invited the ITF to host International
Instructors Courses in NZ and Australia - NZ scheduled for 6-8 August
2004. It will likely be conducted by Master Marano (8th dan , ITF Chairman
of Technique) and Master Willem Bos (8th dan).
- All Gradings are to be conducted with the absence of noise from the
other students and supporters. Those watching the grading should be
politely reminded before the start of the grading.
- Attitudes of marshals at gradings was discussed, and examiners will
be checking in the future.
- Details for the 4 level Instructors courses were finalised. Information
- Discussion on the possibility of roistering umpires was discussed,
and will be considered by the Tournament Committee.
- The self defence syllabus was discussed and it was decided to leave
it as is. The technical committee will work on ways to improve the standard
of self defence in general, with seminars, instructor guidelines and
video. Nest year's Stripes 1 to 1 seminar will focus on self defence,
throwing & falling.
- Mr Lowe mentioned Public Liability Insurance and will enquire if it
is possible to get a an NZ wide policy.
- Mr Salton has been asked to work on a sparring manual, and Mr Niven
a coaching manual.
- Members of the Technical sub-committee will be running regional seminars