On the program on this NIC: warming-up & stretching, tul from Chon-ji up to Tong-il (in 3 separate sessions), amendments in the umpire & tournament rules and questions/discussion.
Snacks and drinks will be provided by the federation.
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!
We landed in Warsaw on Friday 19th August early afternoon. Then transportation to Biala Podlaska was organized and we had the opportunity to meet 2 persons from Finland during that time, to whom we spent quite some time altogether during the camp. The camp took place at the sport facilities of the Faculty of Physical Education in Biala Podlaska. It is a huge area that offers several halls and gyms, a swimming pool, running track, etc… We were accommodated in students’ apartments on site. With walking distance, there were shops in case we needed to buy anything such as water. On the first evening, all participants (around 160) were gathered together and Master Loboda (8th degree) explained the organization of the camp. He also introduced all the foreign countries that were participating to this camp. In addition to Belgium, there were representatives from Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Norway, Romania, Uzbekistan and Poland. You could feel welcomed. After that, we were divided in 3 groups based on the belt and age. Every day, the training started at 7:00 AM with optional yoga course followed by breakfast. Yoga lessons were given by Boosabum Andrzej Kozlowski (precursor of Taekwon-Do in Poland) and proved to be a very good way to start your day.
On the program: tul Chon-ji up to Tong-il, mobility exercises, application of movements, etc. Instructors on this NIC: Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII°), Annick Van Driessche (VI°), Yves Pollefeyt (VI°), Tom Van De Sijpe (IV°).
The National Instructors Courses, which take place twice a year, are open to all black belt instructors ITF-Belgium.