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The entry fee for the President’s Cup Poomsae 2016 is as follows:

Individual entry: 70 euro per person
(Mix) Team entry: 70 euro per (mixed) team
Pair entry: 70 euro per pair
Freestyle entry: 70 euro per freestyler

 

 

All medallists at the Presidents Cup poomsae will directly qualify for the 2017 ETU Poomsae Championships. The European Championships will be hosted in 2017, and qualifying already in 2016 give an excellent opportunity to be fully prepared! This qualification method is open for all nationalities!

 

 

Please be advised that the Presidents Cup Poomsae will be held on ONLY Saturday 2 April 2016. Due to the number of applicants, the decision has been taken to organize the event only on 1 day. See the schedule below                  
             
 DATE              TIME                EVENT                 LOCATION
1 April      09:00 - 18:00 hrs     Registration            TBD
2 April      08:00 - 10:00 hrs     Registration           Hardtberg Halle
2 April      09:00 - 18:00 hrs     Competition day     Hartberg Halle

 

ETU decided that for the 2016 edition of the Presidents Cup Poomsae the ETU Coach License poomsae is not mandatory. As per 2017, the coach license will be mandatory also for all poomsae coaches in Europe. For this edition, no fine will be imposed on coaches without license.

 

 

 

Please find below the schedule for the poomsae divisions on 2 and 3 April at the President’s Cup Poomsae:

2 April 2016
Cadet (male & female) 12 to 14 years old
Junior (male & female) 15 to 17 years old
Under 60 Division (male & female) 51 to 60 years old
Under 65 Division (male & female) 61 to 65 years old
Over 66 (male & female) 66 years old and over
Cadet Pair - 12 to 14 years old
Junior Pair - 15 to 17 years old
Cadet Team (male & female) 12 to 14 years old
Junior Team (male & female) 15 to 17 years old
 individual (male & female)12-17 age
Pair 12-17 years
Mix team 12-17 years (2 male 3 female or 3 male 2 female) Total 5


3 April 2016
Under 30 Division (male & female) 18 to 30 years old
Under 40 Division (male & female) 31 to 40 years old
Under 50 Division (male & female) 41 to 50 years old
Pair 1 under 30 years old  - 18 to 30 years old
Pair 2 over 30 - 31 years old or over
Team 1 (male & female) 18 to 30 years old
Team 2 (male & female) over 30 years old
 indivudial (male & female) 18 years old and over
Pair 18 year old over
Mix team 18 year old ( 2 male 3 female or 3 male 2 female)

 

 

We would like to inform our member Coaches that all ETU Coach License Cards have been sent to the National Federations in order to be distributed accordingly or have already picked up by the coaches individually. In case you haven’t received your ETU Coach License Card yet, please refer to the following e-mail address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by providing your full address information and the coach seminar you have participated in order to receive your card.

 


 

Make sure you have the following in order to register:

 

1)     Approved WTF Global Licence

2)     Uploaded and approved current 1)Passport OR National ID, 2)Colour Photo, 3)WTF G Ranked Signed Event Waiver - 5 year validity - https://db.tt/LuMNugLJ

 

Log in to WTF GMS to register - https://www.hangastar.com/WTF/login.aspx

 

If you wish to register a TEAM you MUST FIRST be an approved Club/Region Administrator in the GMS with your members assigned to your club BEFORE you can register your team.  If you do not see the ADMIN Tab in top right of your screen when you log into the GMS  you are NOT an approved GMS Admin.  If you need to register your team then please contact urgently your National Federation Administrator to be added.

 

If you an individual member or club having trouble registering online for the WTF President`s Cup or any other WTF G Ranked event and you don’t know who to contact please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so the WTF GMS Team can assist you.

 

Please view the WTF Licence Registration Process in the following 8 languages

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

KOREAN

SPANISH

ARABIC

GERMAN

PORTUGUESE

RUSSIAN

 

Please view the WTF Event Registration Process in the following 8 languages

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

KOREAN

SPANISH

ARABIC

GERMAN

PORTUGUESE

RUSSIAN

 

Please view the list of FAQ`s on the WTF GMS in the following 8 languages

 

ENGLISH

FRENCH

KOREAN

SPANISH

ARABIC

GERMAN

PORTUGUESE

RUSSIAN

 

 

 


From: interview with dr. Sun Jae Park in FITA Magazine (2008)

In the life many things are born and grown up without a reason. I like the material art, Taekwondo, I began to practice it and others joined me. Since 1958, I was in Europe, and specifically in Italy since 1958 and I was witness of the growing and developing of Taekwondo, from a small gym without even show facilities in the district Tiburtino.

 

   


In the winter of 1966, a Korean Taekwondo demonstration team led by General Choi Hong Hi arrived in Rome for a demonstration. I attended that performance, although marginally. Before leaving the team left for Korea again, the General asked me to further introduce and develop Taekwondo in Italy. I accepted this with enthusiasm!

Soon the number of students grew and I gained the nickname of the ‘Flying Butterfly’, because of my kicks. It goes back to those years, the meeting of one of the most important persons in the history of Taekwondo in Italy, the future master Melchiorre Cavalli. Melchiorre was the son of a well-known ophthalmologist and had a rebellious nature. He approached Taekwondo with some scepticism, but when I began to taught him, he fell in love with it, and I have been close to him until his premature death.

 


Our small gym began to be important, let’s say very important as Black Belt magazine decided to devote us the cover. Hundreds of student of Karate began to convert to Taekwondo. Our discipline was rampant, even beyond the borders. In 1968, among a myriad of difficulties related to visas and permits, I managed to reach the communist Yugoslavia. The Slavs followed demonstrations and lessons with seriousness and enthusiasm. They were all tall and physically gifted, but their adventure was intended to stop abruptly because of a government ban on the practice of Taekwondo when the athletes decided to participate at the second World Championship, in Seoul, without permission.

 



In Italy, meanwhile, it was the period of boom. The economic welfare, however, did not solve all problems. I am convinced that many people approached Taekwondo to give an answer to their spiritual needs: to taste the joy of perseverance, learning respect for the adversary. In all the countries of Europe Taekwondo became bigger and bigger, especially when Taekwondo was adopted as an official sport of the Olympic Games. It is a pleasure to see de development of taekwondo by athletes, coaches, referees, Executive Council and all the members of the ETU.

Dr. Sun Jae Park: a legacy of 50 years Taekwondo:

(Co-)Founder of the following organizations:


1966:         Italian Taekwondo Federation
1968:         Croatian Taekwondo Federation                    
1976:        European Taekwondo Union

          
First demonstrator in:


1969        Military Sports Council    
1970        Malta            
1974        Libya 

Curriculum vitae
1959 - 1978   Professor of Korean language at the University of Naples
1964   Graduated in Political Science at the Rome University, DoctoralDegree
1989 – present     Advisor to the President of the Republic of Korea for the PeacefulUnification of Korea
1994   Yonsei University, granted Degree ad Honorem


Elected and appointed positions


1976   Vice president of the European Taekwondo Union        
1989   Executive Council Member of the World Taekwondo Federation
2001   Vice President of the World Taekwondo Federation    
2002   Honorary President of the European Taekwondo Union    
2004   Acting President of the World Taekwondo Federation


A life for Taekwondo, respect for the rules


Moment of triumph:  Only the best athletes become worthy champions


Etiquette:                Athletes bow to each other before engaging in sparring


Fair Play Spirit:      Through taekwondo training practitioners learn the importance of Fair Play


Self – Discipline:    Taekwondo is a lifetime pursuit. Through taekwondo training practitioners learn how to overcome oneself


Coaches:               The role of coaches is gaining more important


Referees:              Referees are responsible for fair and transparent refereeing for uphold the integrity of taekwondo sport

 

 

Today at 18:30, the ETU Honorary President Dr. Sun Jae Park passed away. Dr. Sun Jae Park was a pioneer in the world of Taekwondo and especially in his home country Italy. Dr. Park introduced Taekwondo in Italy around 1968. He was elected Vice-president of the European Taekwondo Union at the inaugural General Assembly of the ETU in 1976. Since that time, Dr. Park was always in support of the ETU and Taekwondo in Europe. Dr. Park was nominated by ETU President Pragalos as Honorary President of the European Taekwondo Union in 2002 on the occasion of the World Taekwondo Championships in Creta. In 2004, Dr. Park was elected acting president of the World Taekwondo Federation, after the resignation of Dr. Un Young Kim. He served as Vice-president of the World Taekwondo Federation since 2005. Dr. Park was always offering his guidance during meetings of the ETU Council and he will be missed. Our hearts and minds go out to the children and family of Dr. Sun Jae Park and to the members of the Italian Taekwondo Federation.

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