Saturday 28th April 2012 the Gibraltar Taekwondo Association (GTA)
National Team, composed by 9 junior & 5 senior members,
participated at a Seminar in the Polideportivo of La Linea held by
Master Francisco Tellez 6th Dan from Seul Gym in La Linea &
team was accompanied by Master Ernest Garcia together with instructors
Lorena Garcia 3rd Dan and Brandon Avellano 2nd Dan.
Seminar which was attended by various players of the Andalucian
Taekwondo Team, consisted of Kyrogui (Sparring) and Poomsae (Patterns)
sparring techniques were being conducted by Master Tellez, Master Garcia
and Danny who is Master Tellez's Assistant Coach. Various players
had the chance of practicing with the electronic scoring system, which
is now in use at the World Taekwondo Federation.
With the new system, fighters wear special electronic chest pads and
socks that create a wireless signal when they hit sensors on their
opponent’s vest. The change is done to promote fairness in the sport
by taking away a subjective element of the judging.
patterns were being conducted by Master Tellez's daughter Alba who is
the current Andalucian Poomsae Champion in individual, pairs and triples
category. Alba's brother Fran is currently Spain's Poomsae Silver
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