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INTERNATIONAL DO COURSE (IDC) AMSTERDAM 2019 REPORT The 2nd International Do Course (IDC) took place in the 11th & 12th May 2019, in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. The venue was located in the Sporthallen Zuid, a modern sport hall situated right next to the famous 1928 Olympic Stadium of Amsterdam. The highly anticipated seminar brought together participants from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, England, Belgium and Finland/Italy. ITFNL was represented by members from 10 different clubs from all around the Netherlands. Professor Janel Gauthier, Master Joliette Trân and Master Andreu Martínez captured our attentions from the very beginning and kept that attention in their experienced hands until the very last moment of the week-end.Thanks to the relatively small number of participants, those who were present got to enjoy an intimate seminar atmosphere. Because we were a small group, we had a rare opportunity to receive personal teaching from our ITF Do Committee instructors. Throughout the course, Professor Gauthier, Master Trân and Master Martínez were able to focus on each individual's needs. This is rarely possible in large international seminars. The teaching during this IDC was tailored to the needs of each individual present and all of us were able to communicate with ease and without a rush with our instructors. So even if we were small in number, the seminar was grandiose. It was an event that nobody should’ve missed out.This historical IDC was a seminar that so far hasn’t been organised in this scale: as a fully official, independent and self standing ITF seminar. Thanks to the years of relentless efforts of ITFNL president, Sabum Robert Boer, the IDC was finally brought to the Netherlands. For the first time in the history of the ITF, we had the whole weekend dedicated to IDC. And all of those who were present were able to feel that we were making something very special for our Taekwon-Do. Just by being there, the IDC was making a difference.To underline the uniqueness of this new seminar and the importance of the project, the newly elected President of the ITF, Grandmaster Paul Weiler, was present on both days. The President’s presence was to show his support towards the work of the ITF Do Committee and to acknowledge the efforts the organisers, the ITFNL. Also Grandmaster Lan Ung was present, the grandmaster that we all know to be a big, beloved and inspiring teacher of Do. And of course the head of the largest club in the Netherlands, our newly nominated first grandmaster of the I.T.F. Nederland, the Grandmaster of Dutch Do, James Tjin A Ton, was present.The seminar concentrated especially on the tenets of Taekwon-Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit. Through the tenets of Taekwon-Do, the topic continued to the Taekwon-Do Moral Culture and to Taekwon-Do as a way of life. Also the Taekwon-Do Oath was in an important role throughout the seminar. The instructors guided us to discuss in detail about every tenet. They showed us how it was possible to use them in our training, teaching, competing and everyday life. As theoretic as the topic was, the instructors didn’t fail to put them into practice in a down to earth and easily understandable way. Step by step all tenets were put in use. We were using easily comprehensible methods that practitioners from beginners to grandmasters were able to follow and apply in and out the dojang. The methods were put to use so that even the most experienced ones felt that they were getting challenged. Our instructors showed us how the practise of Do can help a beginner to travel through the long and hard road to become a champion. Do can help our athletes not only to become champions but champions that will not be forgotten, champions that will inspire others.All three instructors coordinated their work amongst themselves in a way that it was clear that this seminar could only have been realised after a careful preparation. It was obvious that this seminar has required years and years of hard work and dedication. All three instructors with the lead of Professor Gauthier completed each other in a seamless way which made one think they would’ve performed together for years. The obvious harmony between each instructor made it possible that we were all able to grasp the complexities of our tenets in detail, without wasting time on unnecessary repetition, extended pauses or contradicting presentations. The lively personalities of the instructors made sure that our focus and attention lasted throughout the seminar days. The constant little changes in what we were doing during different parts of the seminar, made it easy for us to keep learning without the loss of concentration. Especially during the first day, the mix of theory and physical exercise, made the learning easy for all. On the second day the participants were particularly challenged to take part in the conversations and to work in small groups. The instructors encourage the participants to bring out their own thoughts, opinions and ideas and this again helped us to stay receptive and to put the learning into practice.The encouraged dialogue between the instructors and the participants surely made it possible that in the future those who took part in this seminar, will be able to put the Do into practice independently. The work we did in small groups further enhanced our learning. The seminar was all about helping us to grasp the concept of Do ourselves, on our own. It wasn’t about mimicking the instructors or repeating the words of others. It was about learning how to think independently, about going home with your very own Do toolbox. The teaching methods that were used surely have been carefully selected so that we can remember all that was learned also in the future.After IDC Amsterdam, the Do Committee continue their teaching in Oulu, Finland. The seminars have been coordinated between the two organisers so that it was possible for both countries to enjoy this course. From behalf of IDC Amsterdam 2019 and I.T.F. Nederland we wish a successful weekend to all of those who will take part in the Oulu IDC! You will have a great time! May the Do be strong with you.Yours in Taekwon-Do,Helena Hanhikangas I.T.F. Nederland ... See MoreSee Less
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3RD INTERNATIONAL DO COURSE - OULU, FINLAND - DAY 1 REPORTThe first day of the 3rd International Do Course in Oulu, Finland has ended and the course has already been a massive success. With almost 100 participants, this is the biggest Do event ever organized according to the Chair of the ITF Do Committee, Dr. Janel Gauthier, 6th Degree. The course was organized by the local school Taekwon-Do Akatemia in conjunction with International Taekwon-Do Federation and ITF Taekwon-Do Finland.The first day of the course, conducted by Dr. Gauthier and Master Joliette Trân, 7th Degree, focused on recognizing the Do and the tenets of Taekwon-Do and understanding what they mean. This goal was achieved by combining short lectures with typical Taekwon-Do exercises such as patterns, sparring and pre-arranged sparring and discussing the role of the tenets in them.The first day, which was open to all students from yellow belt upwards, was received very well by the participants. It provoked a lot of discussion, new realizations, fresh ideas, and most importantly, happy faces.The Do and the moral culture of our martial art are the glue that hold our practitioners together and help create a unified Taekwon-Do family. To further improve this sense of unity, on Day 2, which is open from red belt upwards, the participants will learn how to teach the Do to their students in their own dojang.We are lucky to have Master Andreu Martínez, 7th Degree, join Dr. Gauthier and Master Trân to conduct the Day 2. After such a strong presentation today, the participants' expectations are extremely high for the second day of the course.Yours in Taekwon-Do,Mr Henri SavilampiHead of the Organizing CommitteePhoto creditsGroup photo: Inka KhanjiAction photos: Ari Kairala ... See MoreSee Less
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Honourable Grandmaster MacCallumAt the start of the Congress of the 21st Senior and 15th Junior World Championships, in Inzell Germany, a special announcement was made to honour Grand Master Thomas MacCallum IX Degree. In recognition of his long service and devoting his life to Taekwon-Do he was bestowed the title of Honourable Grand Master (Kwan Jang Nim) in the ITF.Grand Master MacCallum this year celebrated 50 years in Taekwon-Do, for over 20 years served as Under Secretary General, then Secretary General, as well as 16 years serving on the Board of the ITF. For many years Grand Master MacCallum travelled extensively with General Choi Hong-Hi as his bodyguard and some would say as his right-hand man. This year Grand Master MacCallum stepped down from serving on the ITF Board.Grand Master MacCallum is the first to receive the title; First Honourable Grand Master (Kwan Jang Nim) in the ITF. At any one time there will only be 9 Grand Master’s holding the titles.Grand Master MacCallum’s History in ITF;Grand Master MacCallum was born in December 1942, and began training in Taekwon-Do in March 1969 at RAF Changi Singapore, with instructors Lee Byong Moo (6th Dan) and Lee Joon Jae (5th Dan).He was promoted to 1st Dan on the 4th July 1971 by Master Han Cha Kyo with certificate no. S-130On return to Scotland after a career in the RAF he founded three Taekwon-Do Schools; Bathgate, Livingston and Grangemouth. In 1985 Grand Master MacCallum (then 5th Dan) began work with the ITF as Under Secretary General, it was during this time that he accompanied and assisted General Choi Hong-Hi (Founder) on his International Course’s and duties.During his time in Austria he also founded and taught at his schools Floridsdorf and Donausadt.Some of Grand Master MacCallum’s achievements are listed below;07 Mar 75 Promoted to 2nd Dan (B-2-13)04 Sep 77 Promoted to 3rd Dan (B-3-11)22 Mar 80 Promoted to 4th Dan (B80-4-6)22 Mar 80 International Instructor ‘A’ (Cert no. 252)22 Mar 80 International Umpire ‘A’ (Cert no. 188)22 Jul 84 Promoted to 5th Dan (B84-5-2)01 Sep 88 Promoted to 6th Dan (GB-6-1)01 Mar 94 Promoted to 7th Dan Master (ITF-7-1)02 Mar 01 Promoted to 8th Dan (ITF-8-1)21 Mar 09 Promoted to 9th Dan Grand Master (GB-9-1)1975 Award of the Blackbelt Grading for Power.1977 Gold medal for Twimyo Dollyo Chagi (Jumping Turning Kick)1975 to 1985 National Secretary UKTA from1979 to 1985 Secretary of the All Europe Taekwon-Do Federation (AETF)1985 to 2002 Under Secretary General of the International Taekwon-Do Federation2002 to 2007 Secretary General of the International Taekwon-Do Federation2007 to 2015 Treasurer of the International Taekwon-Do Federation2012 to 2016 President of ITF Scotland2015 to 2019 Board Member of the International Taekwon-Do FederationMay 2015 Inducted into the ITF Hall of Fame for contribution in the development of International Taekwon-Do Federation.April 2019 Honourable First Grand Master (Kwan Jang Nim) ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Sir! Thank you for all your work for Taekwon-Do.
A good men. Congratulations
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He took my 4th degree testing in the ITF HQ Vienna were he lived. He had a car with licenseplate taekwondo 1 I remember ☺ thank you for your contribution for Taekwon-Do.
You secrifi your life for Taekwon-Do.
Taekwon to the legend....
Congratulations sir 👏🙏
Congrats on your achievements through your life of itf sir .
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Today starts the 3rd International Do Course Oulu, Finland.Big success in this international course conducted by Prof. Dr Janel Gauthier (Chair of the Do committee), Master Joliette Tran and Master Andreu Martínez. We hope all participants enjoy and learn on this fantastic course!---#DoCourse #May #Finland #Ourpassion #OurFederation #InternationalTaekwondoFederation #wearetaekwondoitf #somostaekwondoitf ... See MoreSee Less
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Enhorabuena maestro Andreu Martínez , gracias por todo lo que haces por nuestro taekwon-do 👊🏻💪🏼
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