The second dan gradings I°- III°degree ITF-Belgium of 2016 were held Sunday September 18th in Lokeren.
Candidates that obtained a higher degree:
- Erik Van Hoeck (Germinal)
- Alexia Pagalis (Ge-Baek)
- Bram De Corte (Ge-Baek)
- Jérémie Bewa (Bushido)
- Terence Bewa (Bushido)
- Kevin De Vree (Ge-Baek)
- Stijn Degrande (Chon-ji)
- Margaux Pollefeyt (So-San)
- Hans Van Lierde (Ge-Baek)
- Jürgen Van Rossem (Chon-ji)
- Jérémy Verbeek (Bushido)
- Bernard Verbeek (Bushido)
- Arnaud Verschelde (Hodori)
- Kevin Vlaeminck (Hodori)
Participants from Belgium: Alice and Hana from ITF Brussels and Laura, Adam, Suzanna and Nicolas from Samjok-O. Report written by Nicolas:
We landed in Warsaw on Friday 19th August early afternoon. Then transportation to Biala Podlaska was organized and we had the opportunity to meet 2 persons from Finland during that time, to whom we spent quite some time altogether during the camp. The camp took place at the sport facilities of the Faculty of Physical Education in Biala Podlaska. It is a huge area that offers several halls and gyms, a swimming pool, running track, etc… We were accommodated in students’ apartments on site. With walking distance, there were shops in case we needed to buy anything such as water. On the first evening, all participants (around 160) were gathered together and Master Loboda (8th degree) explained the organization of the camp. He also introduced all the foreign countries that were participating to this camp. In addition to Belgium, there were representatives from Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Uzbekistan and Poland. You could feel welcomed. After that, we were divided in 3 groups based on the belt and age. Every day, the training started at 7:00 AM with optional yoga course followed by breakfast. Yoga lessons were given by Boosabum Andrzej Kozlowski (precursor of Taekwon-Do in Poland) and proved to be a very good way to start your day.
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Ukranian Carpathian Mountains, near Tatariv, July 22nd-31st
Report by Alice Vrinat (ITF Brussels):
We arrived at the camp on Friday 22nd morning. The trip was by flight from Brussels to Kiev and then Kiev to Lviv on 21st July. We had to stay in Lviv one night and a student of Sabum Oleg took us from Lviv to the camp on Friday morning (4 hours road trip). Lviv is a pretty city and it was worth staying one night to walk around.
Five people from ITF-Belgium participated to this camp, Nicolas Taylor, Hortz, Adam and Laura Nickels (Samjok-O), and me (student of ITF Brussels). All together we were around 60, mostly teenagers, and there were 9 world champions. When we arrived we had free time to settle in our rooms and then we had lunch, after which Sabum Oleg explained how the trainings were going to take place. Even though we were not supposed to have any training on Friday, he organized a little “warm up” which was great to get to know each other and everybody was keen on the idea to put on the dobok and start right away. It seemed like a very high level training camp from the beginning and I was really happy to learn and train for a week with so many skilled students.
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