On the 30th edition of the ITF Taekwon-Do Belgian Championships a new record was set: 303 participants competed in 88 categories, in individual as well as team events for both coloured and black belts. The championship was open to kids 3-7, youth 8-13, juniors and seniors.
For the 30th Belgian Championships ITF Taekwon-Do, Sunday February 16th in Lokeren, 303 participants are subscribed. A new record has been set!
To make sure everything runs smoothly and the event can start in time, we’d like to ask all participants, coaches and umpires to arrive in time at the venue. Registration and weigh-in will be open as from 8.00 on, earlier is even possible if some schools arrive before that moment.
On Sunday 26th January I was invited to give a seminar at
the school Red Force, lead by Bo Sabum Costel Grigoras. The content focused on
(i) fundamental movements/patterns (preparation, breathing, sine wave,
generation of power, main muscles used) and (ii) basic concepts of sparring
(including exercises to improve kicks and footwork, dynamics of the fight,
setting up a strategy).
The course was intended to last 2 hours, but the group was
so motivated that we stayed one additional hour. At the end of the seminar
there was time for questions, a picture session and handing the certificates of
It was a very nice Sunday, even if I was jet-lagged because
I arrived from Argentina on Saturday :).
Thanks Bo Sabum Costel for your confidence! Yours in Taekwon-Do, Master Virginia Dionisi
In 2020 ITF-Belgium is celebratings its 30th anniversary.
In a logo contest the members could create a logo that will be used during this special year. Today we can announce the winner, with 9 points: Tabitha Van Lierde. Her reward: a Mighty Fist Matrix dobok.
The first 3 logo’s ended very closely, with 8 points (Jef Gerits) and 7 points (Helmut Claus) being on the heels of the winner.
Many thanks to all participants for being so creative and sending in their logo.