NRW Open ETournament

September 19th-29th 2020

Some members of Taekwon-Do Club Gent participated at the eTournament, under guidance of their instructor Koen Hoerée. Two of the coaches of the event, Rune Schuddinck and Altan Rinchinov, made a report:

“The tournament was organized by ITF Germany and it was a way to let people compete online and practicing Taekwon-Do. Taekwon-Do Club Gent was the only Belgian club that participated, with 17 competitors. Now the Open World cup begins, this tournament was only for people that can’t compete in that tournament. It was spread over more than a week, always one day for the competitors and one day for the referees.

Three bronze medals for Inaya Benzazaa and Helin Capa, 2 silver medals for Oriane Moubiayi and Nesrinne Sadek and even one gold medal for our youngest member: Nelson van den Bogaert.

The tournament was more easy now for the little ones because it was all filmed in their own dojang and surrounded by their friends. It also had a different feeling due to the fact that it was all recorded and  you were always able to redo your tul a second time if needed.

The general progression was seen from all competitors who we seem back. The level increases when you’re competing against unknown members and judged by people that you don’t know. It learns you can handle stress and going out of your comfort zone.

Because some members of Ghent still have stress, and that’s good to learn.
It was a great experience and a good way to keep practicing and enjoying Taekwon-do.