More than 400 participants from 36 countries
PATU Press – This January 27 with more than 400 participants from 36 countries of America and the best speakers and instructors of World Taekwondo and Panamerican Taekwondo Union, was formally inaugurated the I Panamerican Technical Congress in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
“Welcome to Aguascalientes, capital of Pan American and World Taekwondo, a city that today opens the doors to knowledge, wisdom and training in a year 2023 that demands great challenges such as the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador and the Pan American Games Santiago,” said L.A.E Juan Manuel Lopez Delgado, president of PATU, in the inaugural speech.
Lopez Delgado highlighted the great support that America has received under the new PATU administration by WT, on this occasion, by having Amely Moras, WT Referee Chairman; Chakir Chelbat, WT ParaTaekwondo Referee Chairman; and Kai Seung, member of the WT Education Department, who with their knowledge, experience and world guidelines contribute in the training of the International Referees in the 135th WT International Referee Refresher Course Kyorugui (25-29/01).
The opening ceremony was held at 11 a.m. this January 27 at the FICOTRECE headquarters and was attended by the Governor of the State of Aguascalientes, Maria Teresa Jimenez, and Arturo Fernandez Estrada, Director of Sports of this region.
“The Referee Refresher Course is the stage to present the Team Kyorugui Rules, something that will undoubtedly revolutionize the competitive calendar of the continent and the world in the coming days,” continued Lopez Delgado, also vice president of WT.
For the first time in the history of PATU coaches, technical directors and teachers of the continent in poomsae and kyorugui are together in working tables in the I Pan American Taekwondo Technical Congress, with speakers of the stature of the L.A.E. Juan Manuel López Delgado, PATU President; Mario Mandel, PATU Secretary General; Miguel Camacho, PATU Coaches Director; Axel Sánchez, PATU Referee Chairman; Guillermo Rodríguez, Olympic and Paralympic Referee; Henrique Precioso, Technical Director of the Brazilian Taekwondo Confederation; Vusala Valiyeva, PATU Games Chairman; Araceli Ornelas, Administrative Director of the PATU Referee College, among others.
The poomsae has its space and importance with the staging of the First Pan American Seminar of this specialty, a lecture given by three Masters of high hierarchy in the world: GM Ik Pil Kang, GM Raymond Hsu and GM Yeong Gi Jong, accompanied by IR Dennis Berdugo.
“This seminar will standardize the criteria of poomsae for the Pan American area, in addition to deepen the topics of regulation, recognized and freestyle,” said Lopez Delgado. The activities in Aguascalientes will last until January 30, and are part of the beginning of the continent’s annual calendar, within the framework of the PATU12 Project
The activities in Aguascalientes will last until January 30, and are part of the beginning of the continent’s annual calendar, within the framework of the PATU12 Project.