All posts by Annick Van Driessche

ITF e-World Championships

The e-World Championships have come to an end. The national team members did well, showed great performances and a high level, They showed to be ready for the upcoming European Championships in Spain, in November. For some it was a first participation at the highest level, and it looks very promising for the future.

Many thanks to the coaches and to the belgian umpire, Master Eddy, for the hard work done.

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National Instructors Course

Lokeren, Sunday September 5th

Finally after some online NIC sessions we’re able to gather the instructors ITF-Belgium at the dojang again for a face to face training session. As it has been quite a while, on the program of this NIC: tul session, with Chon-ji up to Tong-il, a class conducted by GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen.

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European Championships 2021

Due to the pandemic the EC 2020 had to be cancelled and also the 2021 edition, which had to take place in April, was postponed. It was insecure if this year the EC could still be organised, but at last the organisation received the green light for the end of November. It will be an edition with a lot of measures and precautions, and without audience, but still everyone is happy to be able to compete again.

The national coaches never stopped working with the candidates for the national team and found ways and alternatives to keep the potential team members busy and motivated. This resulted in a rather big 2021 team: see team members here.

The coaches: Master Virginia Dionisi, Andreea Musca, Erik Van Hoeck, Hans Van Lierde and Nicolas Taylor. Officials: GrandMaster Frank Vanbeghen and Master Annick Van Driessche. We’re awaiting feedback on the selection of the umpires, Benito Martinez is candidate to be one of the referees at the tournament.

Best of luck to all!

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1st ITF eWorld Championships

As alternative for the ITF World Championships, postponed with 2 years, the first ITF eWorld Championships in tul, teamtul and pre-arranged free sparring for national teams will be organized September 4th-19th. The national coaches selected a team, which is practising hard at this moment in time:

  • Andreea Musca: tul IV-VI degree, pre-arranged free sparring
  • Esther Meulemeester: tul III degree
  • Amber Dellaert: tul III degree
  • Laura Mouret: tul II degree, pre-arranged free sparring
  • Juan Martinez: tul I degree
  • Maximilien Boyens: tul I degree
  • Tabitha Van Lierde: tul junior II degree, junior pre-arranged free sparring
  • Lisa Ghijsens: tul junior I degree, junior pre-arranged free sparring
  • Rune Schuddinck: tul junior I degree
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