Open Zeeuwse Championships 2018

Sunday March 25th 2018


  • Lara Capa: gold sparring
  • Sakina Khajou: gold tul, bronze sparring, gold special techniques
  • Kenza Chalal: bronze sparring
  • Maximilien Boyens: gold tul, gold special techniques
  • Hassan Soussi: bronze sparring
  • Altan Rinchinov: silver sparring
  • Mohamed Souna Souley: silver sparring, gold special techniques
  • Rune Schuddinck: gold sparring
  • Rayan Bennani: silver tul
  • Thomas Rancon: bronze sparring
  • Haimout Houssein: bronze sparring
  • Nico Tunyck: silver tul
  • Luka Tjampens: silver tul, silver sparring
  • Furkan Er: silver tul
  • Eli Coopman: silver tul, bronze kids sparring

Dan gradings

Sunday March 18th the first dan gradings of 2018 were being held in Lokeren: 9 candidates were promoted to a higher degree:

  • Roeland Heirbaut (Ge-Baek) II°degree
  • Arnaud Verschelde (Hodori) II°degree
  • Kevin Vlaeminck (Hodori) II°degree
  • Arthur Delhaye (Bushido) I°degree
  • Omar El Ferkhani (ITF Brussels) I°degree
  • Lisa Ghijsens (Ge-Baek) I°degree
  • Matteo Preys (So-San) I°degree
  • Abdel Saki (Bushido) I°degree
  • Alice Vrinat (ITF-Brussels) I°degree

Power Seminar in Jyväskylä, Finland

February 10th 2018  – Report by Erika Knihti-Van Driessche

Around 60 enthousiastic TaeKwon-Do practioners gathered in Vaajakoski sports hall for the Power breaking seminar, organized for the second time now by the Jyväskylä Taekwon-do club. Teachers on this seminar were Sabum Jouni Aartola 5th Dan (Arctic Taekwon-Do) and Kalle Kivioja 2nd Dan (Taekwon-Do Tampere), who was European Champion 2016 and World vice-champion 2017.

All competition techniques (ap-joomuk jirugi, sonkal taerigi, dollyo chagi, yopcha jirugi and bandae dollyo chagi) were explained and practised, as well as some more special breaking techniques. The course included 3 wooden boards each, to practise the more special breaking techniques at the end of the seminar. People used techniques like bituro chagi, sangbang chagi, sang sonkal supyong yop taerigi and yop joomuk taerigi, just to mention a few!

The seminar was very well organized, and the power machines were all very sturdy and easy to adjust. They are planning to organize a 2-day seminar next year, hopefully I will be able to participate then also!