The 2016 European Championships are coming closer

ek2016The start of the ITF Taekwon-Do EC is coming closer. The umpires and officials (Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche and Eddy Van Damme) are leaving on Tuesday April 26th to Tampere, Finland as they have to be present in time at the umpire meeting on April 27th. The coaches (Yves Pollefeyt and Bob Wigman), competitors and supporters will be arriving in Tampere on Wednesday, in time for the registration, weigh-in and coach meeting.

The competition is starting on Tuesday April 28th and will go on for 4 days, except for Friday afternoon as then the yearly AETF Congress Meeting, with elections of the board members, will take place.

Competitors :

  • Andreea Musca : senior female tul III°degree & sparring -50kg
  • Leen Walraeve : senior female tul I°degree & sparring -56kg
  • Roeland Heirbaut : junior male tul I°degree & sparring -68kg & special techniques

All information on the European Championships :


Samjok-O Cup Ottignies for youth and juniors

Sunday April 17th Benito Martinez and the club Samjok-O organised the first Samjok-O Cup Ottignies especially for youth (6-13), juniors (14-17) and with for the first time ever a special category for kids 3-5, in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium Umpire- and Tournament Committee.

There was competition in tul, sparring and special technics for youth and juniors. For the kids there was sparring without contact, their performance was being judged. The youngest participants could also compete in specials, they had to touch a ball.

All clubs present brought a lot of umpires, so the competition went very smoothly, which was nice for the participants and the many coaches and supporters present.

It was a great day for everyone involved, with a lot of fun for all.



21st IKC in Belgium – Reminder

The deadline for inscriptions at the 21st International Kids Course, May 21st-22nd in Lokeren, conducted by Master Donato Nardizzi (VIII°degree), chairman of the ITF Kids Development Committee,  is coming closer.
Please send all inscriptions before May 12th to

So far we received applications from Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy.

Invitation Kids Course 2016 Belgium

Inscription form Kids Course 2016 Belgium