Seminar VII Dan Master Paul Knighton & Exams
posted by tw at 16:09:36 09.04.2014
|On the 29th / 30th March we were fortunate to be able to host a seminar in Baden with 7th Dan Master Paul Knighton from the UK. In total, sixty four students and black belts attended, either in part, or for the whole seminar which was well attended.
We had the opportunity to enjoy an intensive, hard but very meaningful two day training. Saturday Morning the training was for all students and grades of ITF Switzerland official schools. In the afternoon, as well as Sunday the training was for more experienced students and was open for to all green belts and above.
On Saturday exams were conducted for 32 students who stood before the strict eyes of Sahyun Knighton (Masters / 7th Dan) and Sabum Regan (teacher / 4th Dan) for inspection, in order to prove that they have mastered their level, and can be promoted to a higher rank The students were tested in small groups of up to 4 people of the same level, and it is with pride we can announce all students passed their exams. 4 students were exceptional enough to be awarded double exams, congratulations!
Sunday was, as already mentioned, dedicated to the more experienced students and black belts. The main focus was on sparring tactics and attack combinations (Matsogi), as well as movement and patterns (Tul). All students learned a lot from Master Knighton and practiced hard.
Photos from the seminar - and especially of the exams can be found here:
The exams are a small but very crucial part of Taekwon-Do. An exam is the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their ability and is the end of one phase of training and the start of the next. As in any school, course or study, Taekwon-Do training continuously develops the student. From one level to the next, Taekwon-Do becomes more difficult, more complex, and assessment criteria more stringent. We feel it is very important at such events to have the support of parents, relatives or partners, by attending and applauding at the end of the exams. It goes without saying that not everyone always has the opportunity to attend, but who has the opportunity should.
Taekwon-Do is not just a sport, It is a way of life.
Before each exam, the Taekwon-Do oath is taken. Five short sentences, with very deep meanings. The oath wasn’t written for fun, but to remind us of who we are and what we do.
I shall observe the tenets of Taekwon-Do.
I shall respect the Instructors and seniors.
I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do.
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice.
I shall build a more peaceful world.
We were very pleased that some parents and relatives found the time to attend the last examinations and support their children or loved ones, We sincerely hope to welcome many more parents and relatives as spectators at the next exams.
Trainingslager Fiesch 2012
posted by sg at 10:56:15 28.07.2012
|For the second time we organised a weeklong training camp with Grandmaster Hwang. Just like last year, we stayed at the Sportcenter in Fiesch (VS), located in the beautiful Swiss Alps near the famous Aletsch glacier. During the first three days, GM Hwang conducted an international techical seminar for black belts with participants from Switzerland, Holland and the Czech Republic.
Trainingszeiten während der Sommerferien
posted by sg at 14:36:20 25.06.2012
|During the summer holidays we have to change the training times as either instructors and members are on holidays or we can't use the halls as usual. In Baden we will train the whole summer through, with the exception of the week of our training camp in Fiesch as well as the week of the Stadtfest. You can find detailed times on the training times page.|
TKD Sommerfest in Baden
posted by sg at 19:32:59 24.06.2012
|On Saturday 16 June ITF Suisse organised a Summer Party along with exams, tul tournament and BBQ for family and friends of the different TKD clubs. It was a great success with many good gradings and everyone had fun. The winners of the tul tournament are as follows:
3. Lucius und Kai
Children 8. Kup+:
3. Keno und Melanie
1. Tobias W.
2. Tobi S.
3. Uli und Daniel
Photos of the exams and tournament can be found in our gallery.
Selbstverteidigungslehrgang mit Norman Smithers
posted by sg at 15:07:34 14.05.2012
ITF Suisse invited 15th dan Bujinkan Ninjutsu Instructor Norman Smithers from England for a weekend self-defence course. There were also participants from Karate and Bujinkan schools from the area, as well as a group of Taekwon-Do students. Norman is a great instructor. The seminar was an excellent experience (and most of all, a lot of fun!) and we're looking forward to training with Norman again. For photos of the seminar, visit our gallery.
ITF Suisse Sommer-Fotowettbewerb
posted by sg at 22:09:50 04.05.2012
Submit your best TKD photos to Sandra Guggisberg by August 31. We will upload them to our page and let members vote. Winners will be announced at the end of September. The best photos will be featured in our very first ITF Suisse Calendar, as well as have a chance to be used as a website or facebook banner. Various prizes will be awarded.
2. Auflage Trainingshandbuch
posted by sg at 13:08:40 02.05.2012
|As of April 2012 we are selling the 2nd, improved edition of our training manual. Those who own a copy of the first edition don't have to buy a new book, but can download the additional information (german only) and print it at home.
We have added the following:
1. Training hall (Dojang) (from the TKD Encyclopedia)
2. Summary of Sparring competition rules (from www.itftkd.com)
3. Sambo Matsogi (written bei us)
TKD-Baden-Mitglieder trainieren mit TKD Pionier der 1. Stunde
posted by sg at 07:18:18 30.04.2012
On the weekend of April 20-22 TKD-Schweiz head instructor Peter Regan and Assistant Instructor Brian Cox travelled to Cork, Ireland, to attend a 3 day International Instructors' course with TKD Pioneer Hwang Kwang Sung (IX). Grandmaster Hwang was one of the first three people in ITF Taekwon-Do history to be promoted to 9th degree by General Choi Hong Hi. Originally from what is now South Korea, Grandmaster Hwang learned TKD in the Korean army, but has lived and taught Taekwon-Do in the United States since 1971. After many years as a special assistant to General Choi, GM Hwang has now dedicated himself to teaching and preserving Taekwon-Do techniques exactly as General Choi created them. The seminar was very well attended with over 100 members, nearly all of which were black belts. Sabum-nim Regan and Boosabum-nim Cox had many opportunities to demonstrate their techniques and receive corrections from one of the most experienced Taekwon-Do teachers in the world. For photos of the seminar, visit our gallery.
Dossier zum richtigen Dallyon-Training
posted by sg at 12:26:33 17.04.2012
|Last Sunday, boosabum Brian Cox led a seminar on safe Dallyon training, which includes flexibility, strength and cardio training, as well as conditioning of attacking and blocking tools. In the first part, Brian explained the principles of Dallyon training and introduced some exercises, which he demonstrated and practised with the students in the second part. The third part consisted of a sample training applying the newly learned knowledge. The presentation can be downloaded as a PDF on our Dallyon page.|
7 TKD-Schweiz-Mitglieder im Osterlager in Tschechien
posted by sg at 21:57:06 15.04.2012
|Assistant instructor Brian Cox (III) travelled to the Czech Republic with a group of 6 Taekwon-Do Schweiz members to participate in the annual Easter Camp of Ge Baek Hosin Sool School. Martin Zámecnik (VI), president of the Czech Taekwon-Do Federation and his assistant instructors taught three trainings per day which focused on forms, sparring, strength, conditioning and self defense. On Sunday and Monday, there were also two trainings with guest instructors from an Okinawa Karate School. To look at photos of the camp, check out our gallery.|