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1st ITF Seminar in Montreal,Quebec Canada, 15th May2010
2010-05-20   09:00
The Alain Dumaine Taekwon-Do Academy was honored to host the first ITF Seminar in Montréal, Québec, with Senior Master Phap Lu VIII and his wife Ms.Peggy Seely VI.

90 participants from green belt to black belt VI dan where present, from all across the Québec province. Senior Master Phap Lu taught the technical part from 9am to 12, including fundamental exercises, patterns and theory. In the afternoon, from 2pm to 5pm, Ms.Seely showed the crowd amazing kicking and sparring techniques - demonstrating her flexibility and teaching in a very dynamic way.

A special commemorative banquet was organized after this seminar. 2010 marked the 9th anniversary of the death of a very important man for ITF Taekwon-Do in Canada: Senior Master André Blake (1944-2001). On this very special occasion, the International Taekwon-Do Federation has honored the memory of the late Senior Master André Blake with the highest recognition; the ITF Order.
Senior Master Blake was the first Canadian-born to be promoted to 7th degree master (in 1991) and played a major role in the establishment of ITF Taekwon-Do in Québec and Canada, having his Dojang in Montréal from 1967. His senior student, Master Alain Dumaine, received the Order and the medal on Senior Master Blake's name from The Secretary-General of the ITF,
Senior Master Phap Lu.
Senior Master Blake also received (posthumously) the Outstanding Instructor Award on May 7th 2001, by the then Secretary-General of ITF, Senior Master Choi Jung Hwa. Senior Master Blake passed away on May 2nd 2001, he was 8th degree and is now considered as a pioneer Grand-Master in Canada.

The organizing committee of this day also highlighted the 42nd anniversary of Taekwon-Do of Senior Master Lu and the 35th anniversary of Master Dumaine. They both received a hand-made marble plaque with their respective image on it.
The two marble plaques were made by Ms.Krystyna Sargent, VI Degree, a Taekwon-Do sister from UK.


Other senior instructors in Québec received a mention for their 30th anniversary: Mr. Sylvain Boucher, Ms Valérie Forget, Ms France Pelletier.


Senior Master Phap Lu and Ms.Peggy Seely- conductors
Master Alain Dumaine - host,
Marc-André Roy - seminar organizer,
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