Summer Camp Report

Summer Camp Report

There were 137 participants on the ITA Summer camp this year. The main camp organisers were Mr. Mark Buckley VI Dan and Mr Stephen Ryan VI Dan. The camp was divided into 3 groups; black belts aged 13 and above (with over 70 in the group from 1st to 7th degree and with several of ITA’s masters actively training on the camp), colour belts aged 13+ and children aged 10 to 12. Each group had three training sessions per day, with the opportunity for individual and small group consultations each evening. In their off time participants could make use of the swimming pool and sports facilities or just relax. The classes were conducted by some of ITA's most senior instructors and focusing on all aspects of Taekwon-Do; some of the ITA instructors were: Master Wheatley, Mr Stephen Cooley, Mr Stephen Smullen, Mr Adrian Byrne, Mr Niall Jones, Mr Stephen Ryan, Ms Anne-Marie Kinsella, Ms Laura Ryan, Mr Stephen Ryan, Mr Mark Buckley, Mr Luke Laffan. This was the second year we have invited a special guest (last year was Sabum Stephen Tapilatu) and this year was Sabum Tomaz Barada. Mr Barada conducted 2 classes with the black belts each day, 2 classes with the colours belts aged 13+ and one class with the kids group each day. Therefore all groups really had the opportunity to to progress under several hours of tuition form one of the leading coaches in ITF. Mr Barada often let the classes run over time so that he could spend more time with the groups to impart his knowledge. The feedback from all participants was excellent and everyone was really happy with all classes. Next year we will be inviting another well known ITF instructor/master as our special guest and details will be announced soon on www.taekwondo.ie. For some photos and video clips of Mr Barada in action visit the ITA facebook page: www.facebook.com/IrishTKDAssociation. “

The following video was shot on the kid’s group, on a training conducted by Mr Barada:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b- 9iE26AYQ.

Posted by Stephen Ryan