Story of Tournament, Targets, Objectives
The targets of the tournament
Development and Popularization of Taekwon-do ITF among young people
Objectives of the tournament
- Increasing the level of sportsmanship of taekwondo players.
- Identification of young and talented athletes.
- Positive formation of the life attitude of the growing generation.
- Development of Taekwon-do ITF in Latvia.
- Strengthening friendly relations between sports organizations.
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
This annual International Tournament „Baltic Amber Cup” held in Riga since 2003. The First Baltic Amber Cup was marked by a historical visit to Latvia by the President of the ITF, Professor Chang Ung ( DPRK), togever with Vice-President of the ITF Master Yury Kalashnikov (Russia), Vice President of the European TKD Federation Michael Shmelev (Russia) and Master ITF Technical Committee, Master Ri Yong Sok (DPRK). According to the President of Latvian Taekwon-do federation, Master Vjacheslav Semenkov (8 Dan) words, the main targets and objectives of the tournament – promotion and development of traditional Taekwon-do ITF, promotion of healthy lifestyle and International sports relations strengthening.
The international tournament ” Baltic Amber Cup ” is held every year for several years. At the moment, the tournament has become recognizable not only in Latvia, but also in foreign countries. Athletes from Latvian club teams, as well as club athletes from neighboring countries (Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Finland and other countries) gather in the “Baltic Amber Cup” tournament.
Athletes of all age groups and qualifications (Children, Cadets, Juniors, Adults, Veterans) participate in the “Baltic Amber Cup” tournament. Traditionally, as the final phase of the tournament, there will be the awarding of the winners in the individual races, as well as the presentation of cups to the winners in the overall team competition.
The number of participants increases every year, thus the level of skill of athletes increases. The interest in Taekwon-do ITF martial art among the growing generation of people is increasing and this means that the main tasks of the tournament are being successfully implemented – the promotion and development of Taekwon-do ITF.