On 22nd -24th November 2013, the 88th ITF International Instructors Course was held in Oostende-Belgium. The course was conducted by the ITF Technical Committee, GM Hector Marano, GM Willem Jacob Bos and GM Kim Ung Lan. 236 black belts attended the course, coming from 21 different countries. Amongst them two Grand Masters, GM Rolf Becking (Germany) & GM Orello Ellis (UK), as well as 19 other Masters. Four members of TKD Impact attended the course: Master Donato Nardizzi, Howard Mayes, Nick Sargeant and Jonathan Cohen.
England sent 32 competitors to the ITF World Championship 2013 held in Benidorm, Spain on 24th - 27th October. The squad won a total of 9 medals: 3 Golds, 1 Silver, 5 Bronzes
The Impact Team sent 9 competitors to the Welsh Open on 22nd October 2013. They won a total of 11 medals (5 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze). Thomas Taylor was also presented with an overall trophy which he won at the previous Scottish Open.
This year’s TKD Impact Colour Belt Open was held in Brighton University Sports Centre in Falmer, Brighton on Saturday 29th June 2013. The morning started with the junior under 13’s events. Top medal winners in this category were Alex Evio (Kilburn), Art Evans (Mazuki) and Adnan Hussain (Croydon) all winning 2 Gold medals. Alex Evio looked outstanding in the sparring. He is hoping this will be his last colour belt championship as he will be grading for black belt next week.