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27th Belgian Championships

The belgian national championships 2017 were held in Jambes Sunday March 19th, in an organization of the club Bushido, under guidance of Patrick Crevecoeur and the ITF-Belgium Umpire & Tournament Committee (Eddy Van Damme, Benito Martinez, Julien Goulard & Kevin Vlaeminck).

196 competitors were subscribed, coming from 13 affiliated schools ITF-Belgium and ITF Luxembourg, competing in tul, teamtul, pre-arranged sparring, sparring, power breaking and special techniques. There were categories for coloured as well as black belts, youth, junior and senior. There was also a category ‘kids sparring’ for children 3 to 7 years old, without contact. The children were judged on their performance. This category was a real success: 30 kids competed on this Belgian Championship. All of them received a gold medal, as all of them are winners.

32 umpires made sure the day went on in a smooth way and all competitors were judged fairly. The numerous coaches and supporters present were happy with it.

Just before lunch break the team members (Andreea Musca, Leen Walraeve, Roeland Heirbaut), selected for the European Championships of next month, were presented. Andreea and Leen gave a demonstration of the pre-arranged sparring they will perform on this EC. The audience loved it.

Also the local television was present, the same evening a very nice report was broadcasted.

Next Belgian Championships, February 2018, will take place in Sint-Lievens-Houtem.

“Photo courtesy of Nadejda Kresnichka-Nikolchova”

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A new record

Sunday March 19th the 27th Belgian Championships will take place in Jambes. On this edition a new record will be set: 196 competitors from 13 clubs are subscribed.

Wishing all competitors, coaches and umpires the best of luck for the national competition.


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26th Belgian Championships

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. logoITFBelgium

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25th Belgian Championships

bk2015In 2015 ITF-Belgium is existing 25 years, so this 22nd February the 25th Belgian Championships were organized. Location was the youth & sportscomplex of Lokeren, the organisation was done by the club Ge-Baek in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium Umpire & Tournament Committee.

It was a great honour to have 2 Masters present : Master Frank Vanberghen, 8th degree, pioneer of the federation and Master Stefan Schmitt, 7th degree, already member of ITF for years. Both Masters were helping out as umpires, a good example for the members.

This edition of the BC had a record number of participants : 164 competitors, 20 coaches, 30 umpires, and a number of assistants and volunteers. There was competition in tul, teamtul, pre-arranged sparring, sparring, special techniques and power breaking.
It was great to see that so many youth members competed, this is the future of ITF-Belgium.

The level was very high in all disciplines, and it was good to notice that medals were won by competitors of all participating clubs : Taekwon-Do Norden, Bushido, Samjok-O, ITF Brussels, ITF Etterbeek, ITF Woluwe, Hodori, So-San, Chon-ji, Won-Hyo and Ge-Baek.

Besides the medals there were certificates for all competitors and coaches, and for all the umpires. There were also trophees for the overall winners, the schools with the most points, with separate categories for youth and juniors/seniors.

At the opening of the competition, there was the opportunity not only to thank some persons, to present the schools, but also to announce the team that will represent Belgium at the upcoming World Championships.

Results

Many thanks to the sponsors : Tabdesign, Quisto & Stad Lokeren.

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