SPECIAL. The possibility of holding a training camp in South Korea, as a final preparation for the Panamerican Taekwondo qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as well as an educational project for high performance athletes, are part of the topics planned for the first conference organized by the High Performance Committee and its main advisor Prof. Lee Sun Jang, including the intervention of the Korean congresswoman Lim O Kyeong, triple Olympic medalist, who will be at the conference as guest of honor. 

Also attending this unprecedented event will be the president of the World TKD Panamerican (WTPA), Dr. Helder Navarro, and the Minister of Sports of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Francisco Camacho.

The information was provided by Prof. Philippe Pinerd, president of the High Performance Committee of the WTPA, who explained that this 1st Korea-America Conference will be held on May 7, 2021, “The idea is to envision together the possibility of making a final preparation and acclimatization advance in the motherland of Taekwondo at one (01) hour flight from Japan,” he said.

KOREA OPENS ITS DOORS TO TAEKWONDO OF AMERICA

The WTPA High Performance Committee, seeks that athletes from America have an ideal adaptation before landing in Japan. “The idea is that with real support we have in South Korea the ideal conditions of security for our athletes to have comfort and advantage in their presentations in Tokyo,” added Pinerd.

EDUCATION AND PRESTIGE FOR THE FUTURE

Another topic that will be exposed in the conference moderated by Mundotaekwondo.com, will be the contact with Prof. Lee Sun Jang advisor of the WTPA, and Kukkiwon Task Force Chairman,with whom we promote to support the athletes of America that when they retire they can have management tools for club administration, knowledge for the traditional teaching of the martial art, and obtain their Danes Kukkiwon”, emphasized Pinerd.

The renowned coach thanked Dr. Helder Navarro, president of the World Taekwondo Panamerican, for his confidence, while praising the efforts of the leader to give the best of his experience in this difficult process as it has been to train and organize with pandemic. “Both Navarro and the rest of the coaches and advisors are aware of the difficulties that the athletes are going through in route to Tokyo, since there has not been enough time to compete and get ready for the world’s top competition, the Olympic Games,” the coach noted.

1ST MAJOR KOREA-AMERICA CONFERENCE (WTPA).

Dr. Helder Navarro

For this meeting on May 7 will be present, the members of the High Performance Committee of the WTPA, the president Dr. Helder Navarro (WTPA), presidents of National Federations (MNA) that have qualified athletes for Tokyo 2020, the WTPA coaching commission, as a special guest will be the Olympic Judo champion Paula Barreto (ARG) and her coaching staff.

– WTPA Interim President, Helder Navarro 

– WTPA High Performance Committee Chairman, Philippe Pinerd

– Vice President WTPA High Performance Committee, Juan Moreno 

– Administrative Affairs, Sports Management and Educational Projects WTPA High Performance Committee, Juan Carlos Alcaraz

– Special Advisor, Hung Ki Kim 

– WTPA Coaches Commission

GUEST OF HONOR

Phd. Lim O Kyeong Congresswoman Republic of Korea, Triple Olympic medalist in Handball

Event Coordinator: Lee Sun Jang, Former World Champion, PhD. Sports Physiology, WTPA Special Advisor.

Francisco Camacho, Minister of Sport of Dominican Republic.

WTPA HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMISSION.

It is organized in view of the past results at Olympic and world level of the Pan American region, which makes it necessary to improve the level of performance of the continent in the world performance scene. With this premise, it is a priority to propose, accompany and energize regional and continental lines of work in synergy with the vision of excellence to be projected.

1. Chairman

PHILIPPE PINERD

2. Vice chairmen

PATRICE REMARCK  

JUAN MORENO   

BANG YOUNG IN

3. Methodologist

JULIO CESAR RAMOS

Andean Region: Carlos Banasco

Caribbean Region: Iván Fernández Quiroz

4. Sports Medicine

JORGE PAVEL PINO RIVERO

5. Administrative Affairs, Sports Management and Educational Projects 

JUAN CARLOS ALCARAZ.

6. Athlete Vision Advisor

MARIA ESPINOZA

Carlos Hernández (MT)