Twice a year ITF-Belgium organizes the Day of Taekwon-Do. The second seminar of 2016 was held in Jambes, Centre Sportif Adeps, Sunday November 6th, with 10 instructors conducting classes for 112 participants, who were divided into groups according to their age and degree. Participants came from all schools affiliated to ITF-Belgium and ITF Luxembourg.
After the warming-up juniors and seniors followed classes in sparring (Patrick Crevecoeur, V°), tul (Annick Van Driessche, VI°), power breaking (Jan-Philip Wassenaar, II°) and hosinsul (Erik Van Hoeck, III°), while some of the black belts had the opportunity of having private tul sessions with Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII°) and Eddy Van Damme (VI°).
The instructors for the children were Tom Van De Sijpe, IV° (special techniques), Jan Lauwereins, I° (hosinsul), Yves Pollefeyt, VI° (sparring) and Virginia Dionisi, VI° (tul).
All participants received a certificate.
Report by Sabum Virginia Dionisi:
We would like to thank GM Dacak for visiting us, for sharing his valuable knowledge and experience.
GrandMaster Javier Dacak, second ITF Vice President, visited Belgium and gave an outstanding seminar. He was assisted by his daughters Iara and Alana Dacak, World Champion and World Cup Champion respectively.
The seminar took place in Brussels, Woluwe Saint Pierre, Wednesday 19th October. It covered the new ITF Protocol, basic and fundamental principles to improve the performance of tul, stepsparring and some principles of sparring. GM Dacak also took the opportunity to share with the participants some memories about the first and second world championships, where he became World Champion, and some stories about moments he shared with General Choi Hong Hi.
There were participants from different clubs in Belgium, GD Luxembourg, Argentina and Paraguay, from 10°kup till VIII° degree, children, juniors and adults. Master Frank Vanberghen, Technical Director of ITF-Belgium was present. He offered GM Dacak and his daughters some souvenirs on behalf of the ITF-Belgium.
After the seminar the instructors (IV°degree and above) and the organizers enjoyed a drink with GM Dacak and his family. We had a great time, while learning and having fun!
Budapest-Hungary 11-16 October 2016
With over 1800 competitors from 58 countries. The belgian delegation consisted of members from ITF Brussels, Samjok-O, Ge-Baek & So-San : 8 competitors, 4 coaches, a referee and 3 supporters.
- Annick Van Driessche : gold sparring -55kg, silver tul IV°-VI°degree, silver special tehniques in the category advanced senior female, and best advanced senior female black belt competitor
- Alice Vrinat : gold sparring senior female -75kg coloured belts
- Claude Duyck : gold sparring advanced senior male -68kg coloured belts
On Sunday October 16th there was also the ITF Congress Meeting.
The next Day of Taekwon-Do, a seminar organised twice a year and open to all members of ITF-Belgium, regardless of age and grade, will be held November 6th in Jambes.
The seminar starts at 10.00 am and will be finished around 16.00 pm. All participants will receive a certificate.
Some of the best instructors of ITF-Belgium will be conducting the classes. The invitation will be send to all national instructors one of the next days. Contact him/her for more information & for subscriptions.
Don’t miss the opportunity to train with the best!
The ITF World Cup 2016 will be held in Budapest, Hungary October 11th-16th. It will be one of the biggest ITF events ever with over 1700 competitors.
ITF-Belgium will be present with participants, umpires, coaches, officials and supporters from Samjok-O, ITF Brussels, Ge-Baek and So-San.
All information on the World Cup website and the World Cup online.
Stay updated on the belgian results through the ITF-Belgium website.