By Mr. John Moffitt.
A group of INTA members from IFSC and Rush taekwon-do club recently attended the annual taekwon-do summer camp in Olympos, Greece which was hosted by Master Vasilis Alexandris 8th degree.
We flew into Thessaloniki in the northern Greece region of Macedonia and arrived Monday evening at the Olympos camp site on the beautiful Aegean coast on the edge of Mount Olympos where reputedly the Ancient Greek Gods resided.
Training commenced Tuesday morning at 7.45am (which is 5.45am Irish time) so there were a few sleepy heads but all our members arrived on time and fortunately Master Alexandris started with a light class of fundamental techniques to warm us up for the gruelling week ahead.
As well as Ireland there were participants from Australia, England, Cyprus, Italy, Bulgaria, Holland, France, Albania, Belgium, Netherlands and of course Greece.
Training was outdoors twice a day at 7.45am and 7.45 pm and usually lasted an hour and a half or more. We had most of the day to recover, eat, swim , sit on the beach or sightseeing including an excursion to the beautiful waterfalls on Mount Olympos.