On Sunday October 21st the second ITF-Belgium Day of Taekwon-Do & Kids Day of 2018 was held in the ADEPS Sports complex in Jambes. With 169 participants & 13 instructors a new record was set.
On the Kids Day the youngest members had classes for 1,5 hour, with Esther Meulemeester (III°degree), Nico Tunyck (III°degree) and Margaux Pollefeyt (II°degree) as instructors.
The Day of Taekwon-Do started at 10.00 and ended at 13.30, with a general warming-up and cooling-down by Tomas Chacon (II°degree). Afterward the group was divided in subgroups, depending on age and grade, with tul, hosinsul, sparring and powerbreaking & special techniques. Instructors were Master Annick Van Driessche (VII°degree), Eddy Van Damme (VI°degree), Virginia Dionisi (VI°degree), Yves Pollefeyt (VI°degree), Patrick Crevecoeur (V°degree), Bob Wigman (V°degree), Tom Van De Sijpe (IV°degree) and Wim Vermandere (IV°degree).
Meanwhile some of the black belt instructors present had an individual tul session with Grand Master Frank Vanberghen (IX°degree).
At the end of the seminar, all participants received a certificate of participation.
Report by Sabum Virginia Dionisi:
The 11th ITF Harmony Course was held on 13th and 14th of October in Buccinasco (Milan area), Italy. The Harmony course is the specific program that ITF designed together with a team of professionals to teach Taekwon-Do to seniors. The Course was organized by FITAE (the Italian Federation), GM Bos and Master Saccomanno, and was conducted by Sabum Gastón Casero.
Participants from Italy, Norway, Switzerland, France and Belgium were present. There was a special guest from Scotland, 79 years old that practices Taekwon-Do in Spain and who came specially for the course. On Sunday there were also senior helpers that came to take part in an Harmony class. The course was well structured and theoretical sessions were alternated with practical ones. Participants also had the opportunity to discuss, share knowledge and ideas.
On Saturday evening there was a very nice banquet where we celebrated the course and the 25th years of the school of Master Saccomanno. It was emotional and fun as well.
I really recommend this course. In addition of the practical and technical part, it offers room to generate debate and to understand Taekwon-Do in a different way.