This autumn's INTA Instructors & Technical Course (I.T.C.) was held in the Loretto Sports Complex in Fermoy, Co. Cork, on 10 & 11 November. The seminar was hosted by Grandmaster Brendan O’Toole IX, Master Val Douglas VIII, Master Gerry Martin VIII, and Master Terry Donnelly VII.
Saturday's start at 12 noon, and Sunday's early finish facilitated those travelling from afar. Over 80 students attended the weekend seminar; from yellow belts up to 7th Degree Masters. Saturday was open to all grades, and Sunday from red belt and up. The ITC included a module for the Instructors course covering topics such as Setting up your club, Maintaining your club, Promotion, and Advertising. This course will is part of the instructors criteria for any instructors wishing to open a club in the future.
The martial arts part started of with great warm-ups by Master Martin, Master Donnelly, and Master Stobie. Thereafter Grandmaster O’Toole took over with the technical content: the theory of power, individual movements and patterns. As always there was great attention to detail. On the Saturday patterns up to Choong-Jang (2nd Dan) were covered, and Sunday Juche to Tong-Il. Master Martin and Master Donnelly taught those whose patterns were covered, with great focus on developing proper technique and power.
We would like to thank Grandmaster O’Toole, Master Douglas, Master Martin, and Master Donnelly for a very informative seminar.