17th & 18th August 2019 – Master McPhail Seminar – Sydney

Sabumnim Michael Nguyen attended the Master McPhail Seminar on the 17th & 18th August at the ITF Fitness Center in Sydney. There were close to 50 black belts in attendance. Day 1 combined fundamental movements as well as Patterns Chon-Ji up to Yoo-Sin lead by Master McPhail. He is full of knowledge and it was amazing to train with such a dynamic and passionate Master in the Oceania region. He is one of the members on the ITF technical committee.  Our Senior Dans were very fortunately to be able to get some personal tuition from him on Day 2 covering all 4th Dan Patterns.

Over the two day seminar, GM Daher the seminar participates on their toes through a variety of intensive sparring drills and unique methods. He offered insight into how your opponent thinks and how to read your opponent’s movements. He also offered advice to participants who are serious about developing their sparring abilities for international competition.

Towards the end of Day 2 we participated in an umpiring session conducted by Mr McIntyre which is an important element of competitive ITF Taekwon-Do on an international level. Mr McIntyre covered current tournament rules from an umpire point of view for patterns, pre-arranged and free sparring. It was a great chance to ask questions and understand how to impress the umpires/judges and get the edge on your opponent.

It was a very enjoyable event. We are very much looking forward to the IIC in New Zealand next year.


Michael Nguyen VI Dan ITF

International Instructor & Examiner

Impact Taekwon-Do Australia


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