All posts by Annick Van Driessche

ITF Taekwon-Do e-World Championships 2021: announcement of the team

The ITF e-World Championships, an alternative on the WC that were postponed to 2023, will take place between 4 and 19 September 2021 in the disciplines tul, teamtul and pre-arranged free sparring. The national coaches announced the selection on May 12th. ITF-Belgium is proud to announce the names of the team members:

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

Open AETF e-Tournament

April 25th-May 5th

On the Open AETF e-Tournament 898 participants from 21 countries subscribed. Amongst them 49 belgian competitors from 7 different affiliated clubs. Two belgian umpires were selected to judge the performances.

The participants needed to send in all of their performances before May 2nd, 1 up to 6 recordings. May 3rd the referees started their work.

All of the participants showed perseverence and motivation, some of them in strange situations as still indoor training is not possible for certain age groups. So all of the participants should be considered winners, and for sure all of them had a nice experience and learned a lot by doing competition in this way, perfecting their techniques and tuls. Congratulations to all of them, they should be proud!

Some of the competitors didn’t reach the second round, some won several bouts, others have a medal. It doesn’t really matter, and all of the performances were of high level.

Still, out of 49 ITF-Belgium won 13 medals and is finishing high in the medal raking: click here.


Gold medal:

  • Greta Perkauskaite
  • Khuslen Chingesdalai

Silver medal:

  • Sophie Ardenoy
  • Stefan Haagedoorn
  • Anastassia Edel
  • Joachim Van den Bogaert
  • Alyssa Mbala

Bronze medal:

  • Iudith Musca
  • Olga Illes
  • Abel-Wahid Elmizziana
  • Abigael-Ruth Mutshipayi Pasualo
  • Frances Van den Bogaert
  • Sakina Khajou

Online International Do Course

April 24th, May 1st & 8th

Do: probably the most important word in Taekwon-Do. The ITF Do & Ethics Committee made sure that also in these times members of the ITF can participate at IDC’s by providing online sessions. During 3 Saturday afternoons the comité will conduct an online IDC on which some members ITF-Belgium will be present.


International Umpire Course

April 17-18 2021

This weekend the ITF Umpire & Tournament Committee is conducting an International Umpire Course through Zoom. For 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday, the ITF umpire and tournament rules will be explained, with an update on the last changes, video-material to practise and so on.

Together with about 440 other participants also 20 instructors and members ITF-Belgium are attending the seminar. Another great ITF activity during these last monthis on which ITF-Belgium is well represented. Our instructors and members are always learning and studying!


Seminar with Mark Trotter

Saturday April 10th 2021

Multiple worldchampion Mark Trotter (VI°degree, New Zealand) gave an online seminar, in an organization of our affiliated school Bounce Back Martial Arts, Hans & Alice. The seminar was attended by participants of 9 different countries.

The exercises were very nice and useful, all brought in a very enjoyable way by Sabum Mark. Afterwards there was plenty of time for a Q&A. There were a lot of positive vibes.