Eight PUMA students attended the 3rd ITF Womens Super Class on 10th Jan. Mr Swain gives a brief summary of the session.
The ITF Women's Committee held their 3rd Super Class on Sunday 10th January using Zoom. The two-hour seminar was conducted by four well-known female competitors, and open to all black belt members. The Chair of the Women's Committee (Master Valérie Forget) gave a brief opening address, followed by a quick message from the President of the ITF (Grand Master Paul Weiler), praising the Women's committee for their activities and likely the most active of all the ITF's committees.
When I looked there were around 360 connections on Zoom, many of which had multiple people training, as well as the seminar being broadcast through ITF-Russia's Facebook page. Edit: the official report is 543 participants from 44 countries, plus Facebook Live views. If you're interested you can watch the seminar there https://www.facebook.com/tkdrussia/videos/217615366608132/ (the speeches start at approx 4min 30, and the first session at approx 15 minutes in).
It was great to train under instructors with such knowledge and experience; although it feels much better to train in person the possibility of training in 4 different countries with no training fees or travel expenses is incredibly welcomed! It was also a pleasure to share the experience with some of my students, and other students across PUMA, those attending were (in alphabetical order):
Well done to you all for stepping outside your comfort zones and taking the opportunities that are available!