Seminar in Red Force

Report by Master Virginia Dionisi:

Seminar at the School Red Force – Brussels

On Sunday 26th January I was invited to give a seminar at the school Red Force, lead by Bo Sabum Costel Grigoras. The content focused on (i) fundamental movements/patterns (preparation, breathing, sine wave, generation of power, main muscles used) and (ii) basic concepts of sparring (including exercises to improve kicks and footwork, dynamics of the fight, setting up a strategy).

The course was intended to last 2 hours, but the group was so motivated that we stayed one additional hour. At the end of the seminar there was time for questions, a picture session and handing the certificates of attendance.

It was a very nice Sunday, even if I was jet-lagged because I arrived from Argentina on Saturday :).

Thanks Bo Sabum Costel for your confidence! Yours in Taekwon-Do, Master Virginia Dionisi


Open Dutch Championships 2020

Results members ITF-Belgium:

  • Andreea Musca: gold tul female IV°-VI° degree
  • Laura Mouret: bronze sparring female overall category

  • Angeliki Kourtesi: gold tul
  • Sakina Khajou: gold sparring & bronze tul
  • Altan Rinchinov: gold tul
  • Nessrine Sadek: bronze sparring
  • Bo Wauters: bronze sparring
  • Wolf Gottiti: silver tul & silver sparring
  • Maximilien Boyens: silver tul & bronze sparring
  • Willem Gottiti: bronze sparring
  • Rune Schuddinck: silver sparring
  • Jan Menschaert: bronze sparring
  • David Dauchot: silver sparring
  • Liliana Nikolchova: bronze sparring
  • Abdoulahi Paepe: bronze sparring
  • Vannessa Coysman: bronze sparring
  • Franck-Wilfrid Nissa Efouba: bronze sparring
  • Jonathan Lamraghi: silver sparring

Logo contest 30 th anniversary ITF-Belgium

In 2020 ITF-Belgium is celebratings its 30th anniversary.

In a logo contest the members could create a logo that will be used during this special year. Today we can announce the winner, with 9 points: Tabitha Van Lierde. Her reward: a Mighty Fist Matrix dobok.

The first 3 logo’s ended very closely, with 8 points (Jef Gerits) and 7 points (Helmut Claus) being on the heels of the winner.

Many thanks to all participants for being so creative and sending in their logo.


2020 European Championships Taekwon-Do

The 2020 European Championships will take place in Bratislava, Slovakia April 28th-May 3rd. The belgian team will be quite big again, we’re expecting a lot of nice things of the team members. Their names are known, just as most of the disciplines for which they’re selected. On the Belgian Championships of February 16th the last details have to be decided, as in 2 disciplines/categories there’re 3 potential candidates for 2 places.

Competitors selected for the national team 2020, for individual and/or team events: Andreea Musca, Erik Van Hoeck, Esther Meulemeester, Laura Mouret, Margaux Pollefeyt, Orchana De Corte, Hans Van Lierde, Leen Walraeve, Tabitha Van Lierde, Omar El Ferkhani, Corentin Besonhé, Nicolas Taylor, Arthur Delhaye, Jens Baetselier, Juan Martinez, Yang Yang, Matteo Preys. 

Belgium will participate at several team events, besides the numerous individual disciplines: female team powerbreaking and teamtul, male team powerbreaking and sparring. 

The AETF Umpire Committee made the selection for the 2020 umpires team. Eddy Van Damme and Benito Martinez were selected to be part of the tem for these European Championships.

GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen and Master Annick Van Driessche will travel to Bratislava as officials for Belgium.

Many thanks to the sponsors, Mighty Fist and FROS.

The coaches: Master Virginia Dionisi, Erik Van Hoeck, Yves Pollefeyt, Orchana De Corte, Hans Van Lierde and Nicolas Taylor.