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Seminar with Tomaz Barada in Belgium

December 3rd & 4th multiple European and World Champion Tomaz Barada (VI°degree, Slovenia) conducted 4 sparring sessions in Belgium, in Sporthal De Dageraad in Harelbeke. Already in 2001 Tomaz came to our country to conduct a seminar, it was great having him back after 15 years. tomaz4

During the weekend about 85 participants from ITF-Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy attended the seminar, some for one session, some for one day, some for all 4 sessions. Tomaz made sure all of them had a good time, none of the sessions was the same : sparring combinations, tactics, mobility exercises,….hard work and fun at the same time. In the end, while everyone was sweaty and tired, Tomaz took the time to answer to all kinds of questions.

Many thanks to national coach Yves Pollefeyt for the practical side of the organisation.


International Instructors Course Paris

The weekend of November 26th-27th ITF France is organizing an IIC with the ITF Technical Committee in Vincennnes, Paris at the sports complex of INSEP where all the national and Olympic teams of France are training on regular basis. GrandMaster Hector Marano (Argentina) will conduct the lessons together with GrandMaster Lan Ung Kim (Germany) and Master Paul McPhail (New Zealand).


About 250 participants from 19 different countries will attend this IIC. Also ITF-Belgium is well represented, with 20 black belts from different affiliated schools: Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche, Eddy Van Damme, Virginia Dionisi, Yves Pollefeyt, Tom Van De Sijpe, Stefan Hendrickx, Andreea Musca, Wim Vermandere, Benito Martinez, Gonzalo Escribano Tejerina, Daniel Kampff, Esther Meulemeester, Marnic Ketels, Jan Lauwereins, Leen Walraeve, Arnaud Verschelde, Kevin Vlaeminck, Jorge Nunez, Margaux Pollefeyt. Also our friends from GD Luxembourg are represented with Hardy Viktor and Jan-Philip Wassenaar.