Tel Aviv welcomed everyone with a great weather with the temperatures reaching up to 28 degrees. At the airport all participants were greeted by the organizers and were transported to the hotel.
The second international instructor course held in the state of Israel was conducted by Grand Master Hector Marano, Grand Master Willem Jacob Bos and Grand Master Ung Kim Lan. There were 131 (29 from abroad) participants from Greece, England, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, USA and Israel took part in the course.
The banquet hold on Friday evening was an occasion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of establishment of the Israel Taekwon-Do Association. During the dinner the Board of Israel Taekwon-Do Association met the participants of the seminar as well as many invited guest, among them one of our Taekwon-Do friends, Mr. Efraim Barak, a lawyer and a judge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
By the traditional dishes Mr. Danny Roth, the president of the Israel Taekwon-Do organization welcomed all participants, thanked them for their support and their presence at the seminar, handed in special gifts – a “hamsa” – an amulet as a sign of protection against the evil, as well as presented shortly the history of Taekwon-Do in Israel. The dinner finished with the participants’ play on the traditional drums.
On Sunday the second part of the seminar was held at the sport hall. It finished with the black belt grading.