After thirteen years and organized by the Brazilian Taekwon-Do Association, between Saturday April 29 and Monday May 1, the IIC number 166 took place in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
Led by the president of the Technique and Instruction Committee, GM Héctor Marano and by GM Ung Kim Lan, attendees from Brazil, Argentina and Colombia were able to enjoy three days of pure exchange of technical knowledge, peppered with stories related to the Creator, General Choi Hong Hi and the beginnings of our art.
The Secretary of the ABT and member of the Organizing Committee, Master Ricardo Ramírez, offered a few words of welcome to the IIC speakers, as well as a brief description of the trajectory of each one, to end with a special thanks to all the participants, instructors, Masters and schools that were present.
In turn, GM Marano, after a few words of thanks and an explanation of the program to follow, gave way to the initial greeting and the one of honor to the Creator of Taekwon-Do.
1st Module – April 29
To begin with, GM Lan presented a stipulated series of exercises for warming up and preventing injuries to joints and muscles.
Next step, GM Marano began the work with the execution and explanation of Chon Ji, Dan Gun, Do San and Won Hyo.
In this segment, special attention was paid to the basic positions, how to move the body and support the foot in different movements.
For his part, GM Lan was in charge of reviewing the fighting techniques of 3, 2 and 1 steps, from the protocol to the purpose of each one.
He also explained the Mobum Matsogi modality.
2nd Module – April 30
Kwang Gae, Po Eun and Ge Baek trained, going to detail in the execution of each technique and its application.
Then GM Lan started by mentioning the basic principles followed by explanation of different Hosin Sool techniques.
Then it was the turn of the forms of II and III dan, while in another room, the minor categories carried out the review of what they had practiced.
In the afternoon, Master Fabián Izquierdo, a member of the Children Development Committee, led a Taekwon-Do Kids seminar, whose main objective was to share content and experiences related to the way of teaching children, the importance of games as an educational tool, Emotions and their relationship to learning.
The participants enjoyed some activities and games, and attended videos and photographic material to reinforce the concepts.
Also, in the early afternoon, the Sabum Jorge Zalcberg and the Sabum Claudio Pinsdorf were examined, after which they agreed to the VI dan category.
The gala dinner marked the end of the second day.
3rd Module – May 1
At the beginning of the day the participants were divided into groups. In this way, while a group trained in the IV dan forms, the rest reviewed everything they had practiced in the previous days.
Later, GM Lan shared fighting techniques while the senior categories trained the forms of V and VI dan with GM Marano.
Before the closing words by the speakers and the organizers, the certificates of participation and the usual photos were delivered.