On February 27th, the ITF Athletes Committee presented the first online sparring seminar with some of the best Athletes and Coaches in Europe.
On the 27th of February 2021 at 15:00 European time the ITF Athletes Committee presented an amazing opportunity for its instructors and athletes with the first online seminar with some of the top Athletes and Coaches for Europe. The Seminar was attended by 288 participants from 44 countries around the world.
The Seminar was opened by ITF President Grand Master Paul Weiler (Germany) with a speech for all participants giving great guidance in this hard time around the world. Then the host for the event was Grand Master Wim Bos (Italy) who introduced each of the Instructors for the event. Grand Master Bos had a vision for this seminar to be high paced and give our community some great training tools while not being able to attend their schools in many places around the world.
We need to mention the great job of ITF Treasurer Sabum Leo Oros Duek, always very professional and available with suggestions to increase the level of the zoom online transmission.
Coaches and Athletes
Master Tapilatu (Holland), Master Willy van de Mortal (Holland), Master Triqui (Germany), Master Barada (Slovenia), Master Iagher (Italy), Sabum Tapilatu (Holland), Sabum Solovey (Ukraine), Sabum Vitaly Solovey (Ukraine), Bo-Sabum Timothy Bos (Italy) Bo- Sabum Jorg Gubbles (Holland) Bo-Sabum Maartje Gubbles (Holland),Bo-Sabum Anis Triqui (Germany) Bo-Sabum Al Amin (Germany), Bo-Sabum Tyra Barada (Slovenia).
The Classes were broken into 25-minute classes, the first class was from Master and Sabum Tapilatu and was focused on pad and shield training with the father and son combination showing us why they were such a dominant force and Legends of the ITF.
The second class was run by Sabum’s Oleg and Vitaly with their world-renowned spinning and jumping kick that have made the family such a place holder on the medal podium for the last decade.
The third class was run by the Italian pair of Master Iagher and Bo-Sabum Timothy Bos. The class was about movement and using training tools that are easily accessible to gain better movement and showed why this pair have been so dominate on the world stage.
The fourth class was run by Master Willy van de Mortel and Bo-Sabum’s Jorg and Maartje and was focused on speed in drills. The speed Master Willy was able to demonstrate with Jorg and Maartje was amazingly impressive and shows why he is such a sort after coach worldwide.
The fifth class had Master Triqui and Bo-Sabum’s Triqui and Al Amin. The class focused on counter attacking/attacking and tactics. The foot work, speed and timing demonstrated in this session was of a world’s best level and super impressive to be in attendance of.
The sixth and final class was run by ITF Board Member and Legend Master Tomaz Barada and Bo-Sabum Tyra Barada. The class focused on combinations with protection gear. The class was high intensity and full of motivation and showed why Master Barada was many times World Champion and is now having his daughter Tyra follow in his footsteps already with a World Title at such a young age.
The Seminar was closed by Grand Master Bos who was a huge driving factor in delivering such a high paced and informational seminar to our ITF students. As he always does the highest of quality delivered by the best people.
On behalf of the ITF Board of Directors, Athletes Committee and the incredible presenting team of the first of many online seminars thank you, we know people enjoyed it and will be looking forward to the next instalment of this seminar series.
Best In ITF
Sabum Mark Trotter
Chairman Athletes Committee