On Friday March 11th Pablo Pascuzzo did his grading for IV°degree. As he missed the dangradings ITF-Belgium of February, due to an injury, Master Frank Vanberghen proposed him to do the grading in Barcelona, the day before the Open Barcelona Cup. Master Vanberghen was asked to conduct the promotion of Nicolas Fagon (ITF France) to 5th degree, so it was a good opportunity to combine both gradings.
Master Vanberghen asked Pablo to perform tul (Sam-il, Yoo-sin, Choi-yong and Po-eun), sambo-ibo-ilbo matsogi, hosinsul, sparring, breaking techniques and theory.
The first Day of Taekwon-Do ITF-Belgium of this year was being held in Lede, sports center ‘Den Ommegang’. With 137 participants and 7 instructors this was one of the biggest editions so far. All belgian clubs were represented, as well as Taekwon-Do Norden from GD of Luxembourg and 4 members of ITF Paris (France). Amongst them also the current European Champion tul IV°-VI°degree, Sabum Lylian Doulay, who came over for the weekend as part of his preparation for the upcoming EC.
Participants were divided into groups according to their age and grade. Between 10.00 and 15.00, after the warming-up, classes were conducted in sparring, tul, hosinsul, pre-arranged sparring/stepsparring and Taekwon-Do games. Some black belts also got the opportunity to have some private tul sessions.
Afterwards all participants received a certificate.
The next Day of Taekwon-Do will be organized in Jambes, at the end of 2016.
The 2016 Belgian Championships were organized in Harelbeke, Sporthal de Dageraad, on Sunday February 21st 2016, by So-San in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium Umpire- and Tournament Committee. About 140 competitors, youth , junior & senior, coloured as well as black belts, competed in tul, teamtul, pre-arranged sparring, sparring, specials and power breaking. The level was high, the atmosphere was good.
About 25 umpires worked hard to make the decisions fair, and together with all the coaches they succeeded in having a tournament with very good vibes.
The results will be published asap on this website, so stay tuned.