Gradings 6th degree

6thdegreeOn May 24th Edwin and Ron van der Lee (The Netherlands) did grading for VI°degree in the dojang of Ge-Baek in Lokeren. They were accompagnied by their father, Sabum Art van der Lee (VI°degree).

The grading was conducted by Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII°degree).

Both of them did a very good performance.

The grading consisted of tul (So-San & Se-Jong), stepsparring (sambo, ibo, ilbo matsogi), hosinsul, sparring, breaking techniques (4 each) and theory.

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2015 World Championships

wcThe time schedule for the World Championships are online.

Without any changes, the belgian competitors will be performing on Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Wednesday morning May 27th :
    • Bram De Corte, sparring -62kg, ring 4 or 9
  • Thursday morning May 28th :
    • Bram De Corte tul I°degree, ring 1 or 2
    • Pablo Pascuzzo, sparring -57kg, ring 3 or 4

The ring depends on the draws.

Concerning our friends from ITF-Luxembourg : Philine Wassenaar will be competing in sparring -55kg on Wednesday morning & in tul on Thursday morning, Melanie Eysschen will be up on Friday morning for tul, in ring 2.

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One week to go for World Championships

wcOnly one week to go…..

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th the belgian delegation for the World Championships will travel to Jesolo, near Venice, for the World Championships.

Due to all kinds of reasons (school, work, injuries, retirements, etc.) the belgian team is quite small for this championship, but we can for sure say that the teammembers have a high standard and quality.

Competitors :

  • Pablo Pascuzzo : senior male sparring -57kg
  • Bram De Corte : junior male tul I°degree & junior male sparring -62kg

Andreea Musca & Alexia Pagalis were also selected for this WC, but they’re not in the possibility to travel to Italy due to resp. work & school exams.

Umpire & official : Annick Van Driessche
Computer assistant : Sotirios Pagalis

They will be accompagnied by Liviu & Iudith Musca, Virginia Dionisi, Gonzalo Escribano Tejerina and Felipe, Martin Behar.

Tuesday May 26th : coach meeting, umpire meeting, weigh-in & registration, opening ceremony

  • Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st May: competition
  • Friday May 29th : ITF Congress Meeting
  • Monday June 1st : departure of the team

If you want a daily update on the belgian athletes and the WC, please check this website, the Facebookpage ITF-Belgium or the WC page.
Or take a look at http://wchamp2015.pztkd.lublin.pl/ for the draws and results.

NB : our friends of ITF-Luxembourg will be present on a WC for the first time, with Melanie Eysschen and Philine Wassenaar as competitors and Hardy Viktor & Jan-Philip Wassenaar as coaches and officials.

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Sad news

fox2We are very sorry to be the bearers of sad news, but our beloved friend and TKD partner Toby Fox passed away last Sunday from injuries following a moto accident…. We are speechless.

Toby joined ITF Brussels in September 2007 as a yellow belt and gained his black belt in September 2014. During all these years Toby has been helping and organizing so many things in the club, and, as we all know, he has been a real example for all of us, always positive and trying to help others, with a smile and eagerness to learn.

Toby had many different and good qualities and we will always remember him as he was: a great friend, great person, great artist, great businessman, great sportsman, great student, and a great World Cup Champion. We want to say good bye to our friend as he deserves….

An official announcement will be made as soon as we get more information.

Sabum Virginia and Bo Sabum Gonzalo on behalf of all his TKD friends.

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