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The Report of Master Takamitsu Hoshiko’s Visit of Nepal

On Dec. 11, Master Takamitsu Hoshiko arrived safely in Kathmandu, Nepal and was welcomed warmly by the president of Nepal TIMD, Mr. Santosh K. Paudel, TIMD black belts. The main purpose of his visiting Nepal was to prepare for World Cup 2015 in Nepal.

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Several times, I discussed with Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, chairman of TIMD Nepal, Mr. Santosh K Paudel, and Master Leo Carumba about the budget, schedule and how we could bring the success of World Cup2015. We included the Leaders Conference during World Cup. They said there would be the demonstration by 1,000 TIMD members during the event on February 21 in Nepal prior to World Cup.

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Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, Mr. Santosh Paudel, Master Takamitsu Hoshiko, Mr. Binod Dangi and Master Leo Carumba lit the light to start TIMD workshop led by Master Mark Anthony Vidal. The participants of the workshop were 11 black belts and 7 brown belt.

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We were invited to attend the 1st South Asian Martial Arts Festival. Our Nepal TIMD members performed the dynamic demonstration during this event.

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On Dec. 13, Master Takamitsu Hoshiko was given the special opportunity to speak about TIMD and World Cup 2015 in Nepal to the leaders and members of TIMD Nepal. He urged them to work together for this historical event.

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Master Takamitsu Hoshiko and Master Leo Carumba taught not only the techniques but also internal aspect of TIMD.

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The promotion test was held on Dec. 14. Master Takamitsu Hoshiko, Master Leo Carumba and Master Nietesh Dhoj Karki were the judges.

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In the belt ceremony on Dec. 15, 7 brown belts received junior black belts, and the most of the 11 black belts were recommended to WTMF Committee to receive 2nd degree black belt.

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Then we had the Black belts meeting to prepare for the demonstration by 1,000 TIMD members and organize the committees for World Cup, and everyone was so united to bring the victory of World Cup by practicing the words of Dr. Moon, “The Way of Loyalty and Filial Piety is the Source of All Victory”.

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Reported by,
Master Takamitsu Hoshiko
Vice President of WTMF
President of Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation Japan