All posts by Annick Van Driessche

Trial training for EC 2019

On Sunday June 23rd, in Lokeren, the trials for the 2019 European Championships will be held. The trails will start at 13.00.

Are you a black belt, and would you like to be part of the national team for the European Championships in Sarajevo, October 2019? This is your chance to get selected.

Show your abilities to the coaches. Umpires appointed by the U&T Committee ITF-Belgium will be present to judge you, and will create the same environment as on a championship.

Take a look at the selection criteria to see if all of the conditions are fulfilled.


Start of a new school

We’re happy to announce the start of a new affiliated school ITF-Belgium.

In October a dojang will open in Oostrozebeke, under guidance of Claude Duyck (I°degree): Duke’s Warriors ITF Taekwon-Do Club.

Classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday. The dojang will be located at Sportcentrum De Mandelmeersen.

For all information: contact.


Belgian Masters teaching abroad

The belgian female Masters were invited to give seminars abroad.

Master Annick Van Driessche will conduct 3 sessions in different disciplines of Taekwon-Do in Balbriggan & Skerries (Dublin, Ireland) Saturday June 15th: a class for children up to 12, a session for all green belts and above 13 years and above and a class for girls and women only. It’s the third year in a row Master Annick was invited to conduct a seminar by Master Terry Donnelly and the club Elite Taekwon-Do.

The weekend of June 29th-30th Master Virginia Dionisi will conduct a seminar in Switserland. She was invited by Anthony Meynet. Also for Master Dionisi it’s the third time she’s invited by Anthony to conduct classes, although the previous times the seminars were held in France (Thonon-les-Bains), near the border with Switserland.


3rd Open Asian Cup

New Delhi, India – May 31st-June 2nd 2019

Report by Yves Pollefeyt:

On Wednesday we helped the organisation putting on the tatamis in the sports hall and preparing everything. On Thursday we gave a seminar together with GM Bos, Master Wallace and Master Vones, Sabum Johan De Silva and Sabum Aniil. After the seminar we had the registration and weight in.

On Friday the competition started with over 300 competitors; we had participants from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Madagascar. It was the first time with the electronic system so a lot of people needed to be educated and informed about it. After everything was ready the competition started. Sabum Wim Vermandere was center referee and I was the Jury President. Also for us it was a great experience and we were happy to be able to represent Belgium to help. ITF Taekwon-Do in India is growing in a good way and they are planning to come also to the next World Cup so will be great to see them again.



New Master in Belgium

During the Open Ghent Cup on Sunday June 2nd 2019 GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen (Belgium) and GrandMaster Brendan O’Toole (Ireland) conducted a Master promotion.

Virginia Dionisi was promoted to Master VII°degree. The grading consisted of tul, step sparring, hosinsul, sparring, breaking techniques and theory.