Great Success of Hong Kong Team in the 2nd ITF Asia Taekwon-Do Championships
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The Hong Kong Team consisted of 79 participants attended the 2nd
ITF Asia Taekwon-Do Championships in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by teams
from 12 regions and countries, and gained great success.
Most of the Hong Kong Team members arrived at Kuala Lumpur on 4
July and was welcomed by members of the Malaysia Taekwon-do Administrative
Council. The championships started on 5 July Friday at around 9:00 am with kids and junior patterns being the
first events, followed by the opening ceremony and team pattern competition in
the afternoon. It was our honor to meet our ITF president Grand Master Choi and
Grand Master Han Sam Soo, who being the honorable guests of the championships gave
us some valuable and meaningful speeches. Welcome dinner was being held at
night with participants from different regions and countries having friendly
and cosy talks. All of us were having a delightful day.
The second day started with junior sparring and adult pattern
while veteran and team pattern were being held after lunch. Instructor Derek Ma
from Hong Kong also attended his 6th degree examination in front of the grading
panel consisted of Master Trevor Nicholls, Master James Hogan, Master Gordon Jue
and Master Daniel Sng, and had gained an extraordinary grade of A+ with his
excellent performance. The last day of the championships was allocated to adult
and veteran sparring while farewell dinner was being held in Olympic Sports
Hotel that night. During the whole championships participants from different
regions and countries were all performing excellent skills and techniques in striving
for good results and in gaining the medals. It was a great pleasure for us to
meet with our Grand Master Choi, Grand Master Han, Master Nicholls, Master
Hogan, Master Jue and Master Sng, as well as participants and friends from
other regions and countries.
Team won a total of 71 medals in the championships including 17 gold medals, 27
silver medals and 27 bronze medals, as well as the award of being “The Best
Performing Region” among the participated countries!
like to congratulate all participants for their success in the championships and
to Instructor Derek Ma for being promoted to 6th degree with extraordinary
Written by: Hong Kong Original Taekwon-Do Council - 21st July 2013
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