On May 11th 2013, Master Parm
Rai and Mr. Louie Sanchez had the Honour to host the 2013 Master Choiís Cup in
The delegates from UK and USA and various
parts across Canada started to arrive by Thursday in preparation for the
The competition started right on time at
9am as promised with over 380 competitors.
There were numerous Master Instructors at the event as well as special
guest, Master Robert Wheatley, ITF promotion committee chairman from USA and
Master Trevor Nicholls, ITF Secretary General from UK.
The junior kids competition was started
with the opening ceremonies planned for 12 noon.
Special Guest of honour, President Choi
arrived along with the Mayor of Oakville, Mr. Rob Burton and local city
There was a short demonstration by 2004
World power breaking champion, Mr. Chris Reid, the Canadian womenís Taekwon-Do
team and Master Richard Parris, member of Team Canada at 1984 World
Championships in Scotland. The demonstrations
were spectacular with the competitors and Audience in Awe.
Master Choi presented the Mayor of Oakville
with an Honorary 1st degree Black Belt.
A special surprise was the attendance of
Master Choiís two daughters, Yuni and Jasmine who came to watch the
championship and greet everyone.
The tournament ran like clockwork and
Master Choi pleased everyone by staying for the entire event signing autographs
and taking pictures.
A special canvass painting of Gen. Choi was
presented to all instructors by Master Rai and Mr. Sanchez which was liked by
Master Choi wished to make this tournament
an annual event which Master Rai and Mr. Sanchez were only pleased to oblige.
In all a great tournament with great
See you all next year.
Special assistant to Pres. Choi.
Technical Comittee Chairman.
Written by: Master Rai - 20th May 2013
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