Fuji Mae Kids Cup

The Netherlands, December 8th 2019

Results members ITF-Belgium:

  • Jef Gerits: gold tul, gold sparring, gold special techniques
  • Mattiz Verbraeken: gold sparring, silver tul
  • Jesse Deschryver: gold tul, gold sparring
  • Suela De Messemaeker: gold tul, silver sparring, silver special techniques
  • Noah De Messemaeker: bronze tul, bronze sparring
  • Jessica Geerinck: gold tul, gold special techniques, silver sparring, silver power breaking

European Championships 2020

The 2020 European Championships will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia in the period April 29th-May 3rd . In order to be able to make the selection for the Belgian team 2020 and to proceed in the preparations we need to know BEFORE DECEMBER 21st 2019 which competitors are interested in joining the team for this EC AND are able to travel to Bratislava during this period.

Please fill in the form and send it back to taekwondo1@telenet.be before the requested date. You will be contacted shortly after.


Star of East

The weekend of November 30th Nicolas Taylor participated at the Open ‘Star of East’ in Tasjkent, Uzbekistan. He won the silver medal in sparring -85kg.

Report by Nicolas:

Following my participation of the Kazakhstan Open Cup in March this year, I was invited by Master Han to participate to the 2nd International Tournament Tashkent Open « Star of East. » The competition was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on November 30th and December 1st. It was a great event with around 700 participants from 14 different countries such as Belorussia, Ukraine, Japan, Tadjikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,… . And Grand Master Weiler, the president of the ITF, was present as special guest. Funny fact, I was in the same flight that GM Weiler and the Ukrainian team. When we landed at Tashkent, both GM and myself were without luggage. Luckily, it arrives later in the day. The first day was dedicated to Tuls for everyone, where I lost in the second round. And to sparring for kids & juniors. The second day was sparring only, for youth and seniors. After winning against Uzbekistan, I lost the final against Danylo from Ukraine (the current World and European Champion). In the evening of the second day, there was a banquet organized with representatives of each country participating and a gift was given to us. The day after the competition, we were invited to a trip to Samarkand, one of the oldest city in Central Asia, with a lot of historical monuments. It was a great experience as it allows to see different style and competitor we barely saw in Europe. Countries like Tadjikistan, Japan have a very dynamic style of fighting. It was good to have the opportunity to do sparring against them or watching them. It was also, as usual, a moment to be with friends again. Now, it’s time to prepare for the last competition of the year in a week: The Christmas Cup in Minsk, Belorussia.