All posts by Annick Van Driessche

Dangradings ITF-Belgium

Lokeren, October 20th 2019

Candidates that were promoted to a higher degree:


  • Jan Lauwereins (So-San)
  • Daniel Kampff (ITF Woluwe)
  • Marnic Ketels (So-San)


  • Laura Mouret (ITF Brussels)
  • Alice Vrinat (Ge-Baek)
  • Stijn De Grande (Chon-ji)


  • Heidi Bewa (Bushido)
  • Jens Baetselier (So-San)
  • Lucas Deceuster (Bushido)
  • Robin Detry (Bushido)
  • Thibaut De Preter (ITF Ixelles)
  • Alexandre Lemaire (Samjok-O)
  • Kaloyan Hristov (Samjok-O)
  • Darline Verschaete (So-San)
  • Yang Yang (Won-hyo)

ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships

The belgian team is leaving to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday October 8th. The next day all teams have the weigh-in & accreditation, followed by the coach meeting and the umpire meeting. The competition is starting on Thusday October 10th with the official opening ceremony. In the morning already some belgian competitors have to show up in the ring: Arthur and Tabitha for tul I°degree, Roeland for tul II°degree and pre-arranged free sparring for Andreea & Leen. In the afternoon Roeland already has to present himself for special techniques, Leen and Laura both have their performances in tul I°degree and Andreea will compete in tul IV°-VI° degree.

Friday October 11th, in the afternoon: sparring -68kg, with Arthur and power breaking with Esther, while in the evening there’s the AETF Congress Meeting.

Saturday October 12th is a busy day: in the morning Belgium has power breaking with Tabitha, while Roeland is competing in sparring -70kg and Erik & Terence have sparring -78kg. In the afternoon: sparring -50kg with Andreea, sparring -85kg with Nicolas and Corentin, sparring -68kg with Laura and sparring -75kg with Esther. On Sunday October 13th the team events are going on. ITF-Belgium has a female senior team for power breaking (Andreea, Esther, Laura, Leen) and a male senior team for sparring (Erik, Roeland, Terence, Corentin, Nicolas).

We’re wishing all the competitors, but also the coaches, umpires (Eddy, Benito) and officials (GrandMaster Frank, Master Annick) the best of luck. Unfortunately Lisa and Hans injured themselves, but they will still accompagny the team (as coach resp. supporter), we’re happy they will join anyway and be of big help for their team mates. Many thanks also to the 7 supporters, they will be a big mental support to the belgian team.

Keep updated through this website, the Facebook page, Sportsdata (for all draws, results and the schedule).

Many thanks to the sponsors Mighty Fist and FROS. #mightyfist #mightyfisteurope #brandofchampions #fros


National Umpire Course

The U&T Committee ITF-Belgium has several tasks. One of them is to form new umpires and to keep the existing referees updated. To do this the committee is organising several umpire courses a year. On Sunday September 29th 2019 in Oostakker the chairman and members of the U&T Committee conducted a beginners course in the morning, followed by an advanced course in the afternoon. On both sessions a lot of members ITF-Belgium were present.

The course consisted of both a theoretical and an practical part. At the end of the seminar the participants all received a certificate.


Day of Taekwon-Do

The second Day of Taekwon-Do 2019 was held in Jambes, September 22nd. The seminar was open to all members ITF-Belgium, regardless of age and degree. Over 100 members participated.

Some of the best instructors of Belgium, assisted by the national team members, were conducting classes in tul & fundamental movements, sparring, hosinsul, power breaking and special techniques. Participants were divided in groups according to age/grade, with a separate program for the kids (3-7).