Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pick of the International Photos

Since the World Cup finished I’ve spent many hours pouring over the many thousands of images that I took sorting them and picking out the ones that stand out to me as being “special”.

What I look for is not necessarily the best techniques but something that reflects the emotion of the moment, a sequence, or sometimes just the graphic appeal of the image itself.

I hope that you enjoy them…

Doug Hanna
New Zealand

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Final day of competition

Here are a few photos from the final day of competition...


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day 3 - Saturday - Photos

Photos of sparring, behind the scenes, people and the opening ceremony

Friday, October 17, 2008

Day 2 competition

Here are a few photos from day 2's competition.

Medal Count

The All Europe Taekwon-do Federation are posting updates and results, including medal counts by Country and by School. Check it out here:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 1 of competition

Today consisted on weigh-ins for all those sparring and shortly after 3pm competition began with patterns and special technique.

Here are some assorted photos from the day

Thursday morning - weigh in is underway

It's all action - lots of competitors are down at the venue for the weigh in.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The weather and food in Reva Del Garda

I’ve been asked about the weather and food and both have been fantastic.

The recent weather has been, according to the locals, “unseasonally warm” and is expected to last into the weekend. We have had clear skies and no wind. The temperature has been I guess between 12 degrees overnight to 20 during the day.  In the village, when the sun goes behind the western mountains at about 4pm is starts cooling off quite quickly.  But mostly it has been a t shirt and shorts with the addition of a sweatshirt in the early morning.  It heats up from 11am until 3pm.  It has been great as we were expecting highs of only about 15-17 degrees.

The food has been fantastic…. Typically Italian and a challenge for those aiming to lose weight. In our hotel (which is 4 star) we have the following meals provided:

Buffet breakfast – choice of cereals, fruit, scrambled egg, bacon, toast, pastries, tea and coffee.

Lunch – 4 set courses! Salad appetiser, pasta entrĂ©e, pasta and meat main, fresh fruit or ice cream desert.

Dinner – 3 courses.  Choice of 4 entrees, 4 mains and 4 deserts!  Tasty and more than all of us are used to eating.