Sunday, January 10th 2021
After the Super Classes of June and August the ITF Women Committee is organising a 3rd session, open to all ITF black belts. For this online session 543 participants subscribed. Amongst them also some belgian members.
Sunday, December 27th 2020
The last ITF-Belgium activity of 2020 was an online course about Do, conducted by Master Andreu Martinez, 7th degree from Spain (Barcelona), member of the ITF Do & Ethics Committee.
The conference took 2 hours. Master Martinez informed the participants about the student’s oath, explained the tenets of Taekwon-Do, talked about the origin and meaning of the word Do, extrapolated the Do to our society and had some stories about some of the patterns in Taekwon-Do. At the end there was the time for questions and remarks.
Master Martinez explained everything very well in a calm and very enjoyable way. The participants enjoyed it a lot, and are eager now to get the possibility to take part in an International Do Course as soon as we’re able to gather and travel again.
It was great seeing all of these participants, not only from Belgium, but also from the Netherlands, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland and Argentina. We were honoured with the presence of 2 GrandMasters, GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen (Belgium) and GrandMaster James Tjin-a-Ton (The Netherlands) and 4 Masters (Masters Eddy Van Damme, Terry Donnelly, Lylian Doulay and Annick Van Driessche).
Please take a look at this message of the national coaches:
We have great news:
With the help of the TUC (immense gratitude) we managed to organize a “mini championship” for the persons interested to compete in patterns at the next European Championship. The results of the championship won’t be used to make the selection for the EC. How does it work ? We will need your coordinates : 1. first name 2. last name 3. gender 4. age 5. degree. You can send your inscriptions (last date 01/01/2021) to the next e-mail adress: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 15/01/2021 (10h) till 16/01/2021 (16h): the competitors should upload the videos via YouTube (Po-eun + Chon-ji). For the setting of the video’s on YouTube, the competitors have to put these on their own channel and send the link to TUC ITF-B Comité Arbitrage et Tournois. So you can choose yourself to make it a private video that only people with a link can watch and if you want you can delete it afterwards. From 16/01/2021 (16h) till 18/01/2021 (16h): the videos will be controlled and send to the referees ; the referees watch the videos and score them. From 19/01/2021: scores will be put in an Excel-file ; competitors can see who won. There are no inscription fees.
Rules? ‘Lighter’ rules as for the normal e-tournament:§ NO personal code must be visible in the video of the competitor, only one (=1) video is needed to send § All hands and feet must stay inside the video frame § The competitor can’t talk in the video (greeting; tul 1; small time in between; tul 2; greeting), name of tul not necessary § No draws, always a winner §Small pools (+ only junior/senior + female/male) in a league-system §Only judging between sjijak and goman §The starting point must be visible on the ground §Umpires can look at the videos as many times as they like, in order to give a detailed and fair judgement; they look at one video at a time so every movement can be registered.
We hope to see you all! In this difficult times we need to stay possitive and NEVER GIVE UP!
Greetings, Master Dionisi Virginia & Sabum Musca Andreea
Sunday, December 20th 2020
One of the last ITF-Belgium activitities of 2020 were the 2 online Christmas Seminars, one open to all practitioners, regardless of grade and the second one open to black belt members only.
The first seminar, 15.00-16.00, was conducted by Andreea Musca, European Champion and assistant national coach tul & pre-arranged sparring. Besides members of ITF-Belgium we even had the honour to have a participant from Argentina amongst us.
The second part, 16.15-18.15, consisted of 3 blocks: mobility exercises by Nico Tunyck, a theoretical session about mental well-being by Kevin Vlaeminck and tul Kwang-gae by GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen & Master Annick Van Driessche. Afterwards there was some time to have a chat, to have a discussion, a moment for Q&A and some reflections of the past year.
Now we still have a last activity on Sunday December 27th, an online Do-seminar with Master Andreu Martinez, member of the ITF Do & Ethics Committee.