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I.T.F Seminar in Spain,Oct.2010
6th Jan 2011   22:34
On the evening of the 28th october Grand Master Adolfo Villanueva IX Dan and Senior Master Raul Sosa VIII Dan were met at Malaga airport

by the president of the International Federation of Taekwon-Do Spain Mr Carlos Martin and the Andalucian Taekwon-Do president Mr Maximiliano Montiel.

After a short break they were accompanied with Mr Manolo Crespo the Councillor for sports Benalmadena, who invited the Grand Master and Senior Master to a formal dinner.

Friday the 29th of October began with a guided tour of Estepona accompanied with the F.I.T.E and members of the Andalucian Taekwon-Do Federation. Later that day a press conference was held marking the event of the first visit to Spain of Grand Master Adolfo Villanueva 9th Dan and Senior Master Raul Sosa 8th Dan. The councillor for sports Benalmadena emphasized the importance of the Masters attendance to this event.

Afterwards the president of the F.I.T.E Mr Carlos Martin expressed his gratitude to the positive media coverage and the united efforts of all associations in Benalmadena that helped to support this event.

Grand Master Villanueva and Master Sosa would like to expresse their gratitude to all those attended this event and as members of the executives committee of the I.T.F in promoting Taekwon-Do to the world.

On the evening of the 29th training began with the Black belts which was held at the Arroyo De La Miel sports centre, where Grand Master Villanueva was very impressed by the standards of the Black belts technical abilities. The Masters thanked Master Cris Naidoo 7th Dan (United Kingdom TaeKwon-Do Centres) who kindly travelled from the United Kingdom to attend this major event.

In the first session all coloured belt patterns from white belt to red black tag were covered in great technical detail. Following the first day training session a formal dinner was held and all Black belts attended, where discussions were made about the great progressive changes in the I.T.F.

Saturday the 30th began with the coloured belts adult session who were joined by the Black belts and worked through all their techniques and patterns. The younger students also got to participate with the Grand Master Villanueva through fun and games but still maintaining the true essence of Taekwon-do.

Later that day towards the end of the coloured belts training session Sabum Juan-Carlos Rocca demonstrated his technical ablity which earned him his 5th Degree Black belt.

On the Sunday 31st our final training day began with Black belts patterns which started with Kwang Gae and finished with Tong IL. The Black belts covered all the 24 patterns. The afternoon session covered all of the Black belts demonstrating their technical abilities, which covered Sparring,Patterns and self Defence.

Finally the President of the F.I.T.E thanked the Grand Master and Senior Master for their professional involvement. The Black belts were also thanked for their participation in making this event successful and memorable in uniting the I.T.F Taekwon-Do as a family.

Instructors: Grand Master Adolfo villanueva 9th Dan (member of the Exectutive Committee of I.T.F)
Senior Master Raul E.Sosa 8th Dan Argentina

Organised by: International Federation of TaeKwon-Do \"F.I.T.E\"

Sponsors: Andalucian Associaton of Taekwon-Do.
Canary Islands Taekwon-Do Association.
Madrilenian Taekwon-Do Association.
Gallician Taekwon-Do Asociation.

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