Photo Gallery
Click to view







UTF Scotland host Master Maidana
View all articles

Comments: 1

The UTF Scotland (formally GTF) is a newly formed association which has joined the ITF through ITF Scotland and is under the instruction of Master David Brown, 7th Dan.

Master Maidana is in huge demand at this time.  In March alone he is scheduled to conduct his famous workshops in Ireland, Wales, England, Spain and Canada. Master Maidana was assisted by Master Don Dalton, Chairman of the ITF Expansion Committee and Mr. Fernando Perez, President of ITF Spain.  Mr. Perez is a student of Master Maidana and is a member of the ITF Tournament Committee.

Upon reaching the Dojang, Master Brown and his three guests were greeted by rapturous applause by over 120 students with over 60 black belts and many international instructors.  The event was also supported by a number of students from Miss. Catherine Divine of Imperial Scotland. Master Brown proceeded to present his guests with some commemorative plaques and this was followed by a kind and warm welcoming by the fantastic host.

Master Dalton initiated the workshop with warm up and after 20 minutes the Argentine Master took to the stage for what turned out to be an intense four hours of training. The session began with the explanation and practice of footwork and this was followed by the practical implementation of the categorized footwork with defensive and offensive techniques. Master Maidanas teaching methods was always logical, structured and systematic and it resulted in an excellent learning environment for all the members. The students were highly motivated throughout and worked endlessly for the four hours which seemed to fly by.  Master Maidana demonstrated his techniques with exquisite beauty and was always demanding of the participants.  According to Mister Perez Master Maidana is without doubt one of the eminent ITF instructors in the world and his enthusiasm for teaching is boundless. We are very lucky to have such a man of high integrity and ability coming to Europe to help with the further development of the region. Afterwards Master Maidana thanked Master Brown and Ms. Liz McKenna for their fantastic organization and wonderful hospitality. He said The standard of the participants was excellent and I think that Scotland will become a real force in next years world championships in Korea. I look forward to a special relationship with my new Scottish friends in the years ahead.

Written by: Mr. Shane Fitzgibbon - 23rd March 2009
[Comments: 1]

Sorry, but you need to login to your ITF-Administration account to add feedback.

Login now, or if you are not a member then apply to join here

Article Feedback:

Bob Borja (Taekwon-do Central) : 28th May 2009, 08:11

I have seen many single and team competitors under Master Brown's charge in several GTF championships earlier. Those under his charge will be a positive force in our ITF championships. It is great to have him and his people in ITF.

It was most fitting that the seminar was well-attended. Wish I was there for such a high-caliber seminar by such high-caliber masters.

Thank you Mr. Fitzbiggon for this excellent report.
© International Taekwon-Do Federation Limited