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Affiliated to the International Taekwon-Do Federation

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  • Owner and Director of Queens Taekwon-Do Center. 

  • Member of the ITF International Umpire Committee.

  • Member of ITC Committee for the Development of The Caribbean and Central America.

  • Board of Directors, Unified ITFA.

"Bringing Taekwon-do to everyone around the globe!"

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IIC Canada
Dec 02, 8:00 AM – Dec 04, 5:00 AM
Quebec City,
Quebec City, QC, Canada

LATEST NEWS

THE LEGACY ITF AMERICA TOURNAMENT
(2022 - Corona, NY)

Last month, we participated in the Legacy tournament with a delegation of 50 students and young judges eager to support the tournament. We made many fun memories and sharpened our skills on the mat. On behalf of the school, we want to thank all the parents supporting competitors and the coaches helping out. Here are the results:

El mes pasado participamos en el Legacy Tournament con una delegación de 50 estudiantes y jueces jóvenes, quienes apoyaron el torneo. Creamos muchos recuerdos divertidos y perfeccionamos nuestra habilidad en competencia. En nombre de la escuela, queremos agradecerles a todos los padres que apoyaron a los competidores y a los entrenadores que ayudaron. Aquí están los resultados:

PATTERNS / FIGURAS

FIRST PLACE

 

Cortes Juan P

David De Jesus

Jennifer Esclane

Joel Macias

Kamila Solis

Marko Demkiv

Raymundo Carreto

Mora James

Kingsley He

SECOND PLACE

 

Ahdik Boni

Alison Escalante

Andriy Savisktia

Coraline Mendez

Henry Pauta

Laura Cufino

Luis Vizuete

Nicole Galdeano

Sebastian Garcia

Sebastian Guerrero

Sharleny Castillo

Shylene Castillo

Alejandra Vidal

THIRD PLACE

 

Cristian Vera

Kimberly Luna

Ragnar Nigul

Anthony Monzecahuatl

Rawal Hadrik

SPARRING / COMBATE

FIRST PLACE

 

Alex Guaraca

Alison Escalante

Ashley Carreto

David De Jesus

Henry Pauta

Jennifer esclane

Joel Macias

Kamila Solis

Kimberly Luna

Raymundo Carreto

Renato Perez

Ruben Suarez

Sebastian Guerrero

Sharleny Castillo

Shylene Castillo

Anthony Monzecahuatl

Kingsley He

SECONDO PLACE

 

Ahdik Boni

Cristian Vera

Cortes Miguel

Cortes Juan P

Ethan Miranda

Luis Vizuete

Andrew Rafael

Alejandra Vidal

Rawal Hadrik

Joel Campoverde

THIRD PLACE

Andriy Savisktia

Coraline Mendez

Ellis Juela

Emsley Juela

Genesis Lucero

Mathew Sedano

Nicole Galdeano

Ragnar Nigul

Sebastian Garcia

Stephanie Campoverde

Thank you for your
Participation and Support:

Brian Saldana

Diego Mendez

Dylan Valverde

Edward guaraca

Mylan Valverde

Rosalyn Visuete

Saul Carreon

Cristian Lopez

AND THE PARENTS !!!

ITF QIUC36, Midlothian, TX

ITF Qualified International Umpire Course, Midlothian, TX, May 7-8, 2022

ITF America, in partnership with Poteet Martial Arts, was host to ITF QIUC o 36 in Midlothian, TX, on May
7 th & 8 th , 2022. The course was instructed by the ITF Umpire Committee Chair, Master Benzaquen, along with committee member GM Ruben Suarez. Supporting them was ITF Technical Committee member
GM Pierre Laquerre. Attending were 47 participants from 7 countries, including Anguilla, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, and the United States.


Master Benzaquen conducted the official opening of QIUC36 and welcomed the participants to the
course. He, along with GM Suarez, followed with an overview of a typical World Championships and the
roles of the umpires. Rules and formalities for pattern competition, including team competition, was
covered next with umpires practicing entering and exiting the ring and the use of hand signals to move
competitors in and out of the ring.


GM Laquerre discussed the new relationship between the Umpire Committee and the Technical
Committee and noted that this was the first IUC in which a member of the Technical Committee
attended in support of the Umpire Committee.


Sparring competition rules were covered next, with participants able to view videos of World
Championship bouts to demonstrate the speed of the competitors and difficulty in correctly identifying
a point.


To demonstrate the difficulty in judging patterns and assist the umpires on things to look for, GM
Laquerre observed 2 competitors performing a pattern one technique at a time pointing out deductions
that could have been taken for each competitor.


The course closed on Sunday afternoon with awarding of certificates and Mr. & Mrs. Poteet presenting
Master Benzaquen, GM Suarez and GM Laquerre authentic cowboy hats.


Fellowship is also an important part of these events, with participants gathering at a local restaurant on
Saturday evening and a large group joining Master Benzaquen, GM Suarez and GM Laquerre for a trip to
the Fort Worth Stockyards on Sunday to complete the Texas experience.

 

CONGRATULATION
GRANDMASTER RAMIREZ!!

El Maestro Ramirez, ahora GrandMaster Ramirez, ha demostrado su perseverancia en este camino através de sus mucho logros. Entre ellos se ha destacado por ser parte del comité de ética de la ITF,  por ser presidente de jurado y valioso miembro del equipo de jurado en muchos torneos de la ITF entre ellos la copa y el campeonato mundial. También fue vicepresidente de la NTA-ITF y grand exponente del TKD en Texas, lugar donde radica actualmente.

 

Felicitaciones a nuestro nuevo GrandMaster y gran amigo de la academia. Que este nuevo paso este lleno de orgullo y prosperidad!

 

Taekwon!

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Master Ramirez, now GrandMaster Ramirez, has shown his perseverance on this path through his many accomplishments. He has stood out as an important part of the ITF ethics committee. He has participated as a jury president and a valuable member of the jury team in many ITF tournaments, including the cup and the world championship. He was also vice president of the NTA-ITF and a great exponent of the TKD in Texas, where he currently lives.

 

Congratulations to our new GrandMaster and school’s great friend. May this new step be full of pride and prosperity!

 

TAE Kwon!

R.I.P.  G. M. Pablo Trajtenberg
(1950-2022)