IIC Netherlands Report
Master Kenneth Wheatley, ITA President, attended the 57th IIC conducted by the ITF Technical Committee, Grandmaster Trajtenberg, Grandmaster Marano and Grandmaster Bos, from the 19th – 21st November 2010. The IIC was hosted by ITF Netherlands in Utrecht. The course was a great success with 190 participants from 18 countries. Other participants from Ireland included, Mr. Paul Delea 6th Dan, Mr. Ken Leahy 5th Dan, Mr. Wayne Delea and Mr. Tony MacDonagh 4th dan, Ms. Lucia McCarthy, Ann McCarthy and Ms Miriam Grogan 3rd Dan, Mr. Rodney Corrothy and Mr. Dave Boyle 1st Dan. The Irish participants thoroughly enjoyed the course and commented on the infectious enthusiasm and high technical skill of the course leaders. On the last day of the Seminar there was a grading, where 9 candidates applied for promotion. Among those testing were Master James Tjin-A-Ton, 7th Dan from Holland and Master Frank Vanberghen 7th Dan of Belgium who were both successfully promoted to 8th Dan. The grading was challenging and set the highest international standard for all applicants. All but one person out of the 9 candidates passed the examination successfully. Master Wheatley would like to express his sincere thanks to the ITF Technical Committee, ITF Netherlands, Mr. Harry van Schaik and his team and of course the other Irish participants for making the IIC a very enjoyable experience.
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