Jambes, Sunday October 24th
On this edition we could welcome 137 participants and 13 instructors from 14 different affiliated clubs. Participants (white, coloured and black belts) as from 8 years on could choose 4 different workshops of 45 minutes each out of 22 workshops, while the kids 3-7 years had a specific Kids Day with 2 workshops.
Classes in different topics were conducted by GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen, Master Annick Van Driessche, Master Virginia Dionisi, Master Eddy Van Damme, Yves Pollefeyt, Patrick Crevecoeur, Hans Rombaut, Bob Wigman, Wim Vermandere, Nico Tunyck, Esther Meulemeester, Jan Lauwereins and Kevin Vlaeminck. Groups were made according to age and/or grade.
Sunday, October 3rd 2021
Congratulations to the newly promoted candidates:
- Davy Van Asselt III°degree, Hodori
- Arnaud Verschelde III°degree, Hodori
- Kevin Vlaeminck III°degree, Hodori
- Costel Grigoras II°degree, Red Force
- Walid Harrouch II°degree, Ge-Baek
- Nick De Schrijver I°degree, Ge-Baek
- Rahimshah Ghafori I°degree, Ge-Baek
- Altan Rinchinov I°degree, Taekwon-Do Club Gent
- Ruben Sergeant I°degree, Hodori
- Bernd Van Bouwel I°degree, Ge-Baek
Due to the pandemic the EC 2020 had to be cancelled and also the 2021 edition, which had to take place in April, was postponed. It was insecure if this year the EC could still be organised, but at last the organisation received the green light for the end of November. It will be an edition with a lot of measures and precautions, and without audience, but still everyone is happy to be able to compete again.
The national coaches never stopped working with the candidates for the national team and found ways and alternatives to keep the potential team members busy and motivated. This resulted in a rather big 2021 team: see team members here.
The coaches: Master Virginia Dionisi, Andreea Musca, Erik Van Hoeck, Hans Van Lierde and Nicolas Taylor. Officials: GrandMaster Frank Vanbeghen and Master Annick Van Driessche. We’re awaiting feedback on the selection of the umpires, Benito Martinez is candidate to be one of the referees at the tournament.
Best of luck to all!