On March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, the 165th IIC of International Taekwon-Do Federation took place in the coastal city of Ashdod, Israel, given in this opportunity by GM Héctor Marano, GM Ung Kim Lan and Master Jurek Jedut, and organized by Israeli Taekwon-Do ITF Association leaded by Master Leo Oros Duek and Sbn Luis Sajnovetzky.
This is a very special IIC for local organizers since the same celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Association, and its growth in these 20 years. In this opportunity GM Paul Weiler, ITF president, was present as a special guest.
This IIC had participants from 12 countries. The IIC started on Friday midday, on Saturday the training was divided into morning and afternoon sessions, and finally on Sunday morning. During the IIC there was a presentation of TKD Adapted by the director of ITF Inclusion Committee, Master Leo Oros Duek.
On Friday, some warm-up exercises were given by Master Jurek Jedut and color belt patterns as well. Also, 1, 2 and 3 step sparring exercises were given by GM Lan and the presentation of TKD Adapted took part.
On Saturday morning the training included 1st and 2nd Degree patterns given by GM Lan and 3rd Degree patterns given by Master Jurek Jedut. 5th and 6th Degree pattern training was given by GM Marano. The morning session finished with a general review of all training done until that moment. Also during the morning, Master Alejandro Banega and Master Virginia Dionisi gave some training to II and I gups patterns with the participants of those categories.
Later was the turn of the combat training given by Master Jurek Jedut who gave different exercises that were performed and were useful for combat training.
Sunday morning the IIC began with exercises and theory on stretching and physical conditioning given by GM Weiler. Then the group was divided and GM Jedut did some training for 1st to 3rd degree patterns while GM Lan gave training based on 4th degree patterns. The morning session ended with some training on sparring techniques given by Master Jedut.
To summon up a wonderful weekend full of Taekwon-Do, the local organizers would like to thank ITF Technical Committee and ITF President for their support to Israel TKD ITF in these 20 years of history and for being present in this special IIC.