Even though we’re still not in the possibility to have regular squadsessions, the national coaches are organising activities for the candidates of the national team. On Sunday February 7th they had a Zoom session with the focus on tul.
The last ITF-Belgium activity of 2020 was an online course about Do, conducted by Master Andreu Martinez, 7th degree from Spain (Barcelona), member of the ITF Do & Ethics Committee.
The conference took 2 hours. Master Martinez informed the participants about the student’s oath, explained the tenets of Taekwon-Do, talked about the origin and meaning of the word Do, extrapolated the Do to our society and had some stories about some of the patterns in Taekwon-Do. At the end there was the time for questions and remarks.
Master Martinez explained everything very well in a calm and very enjoyable way. The participants enjoyed it a lot, and are eager now to get the possibility to take part in an International Do Course as soon as we’re able to gather and travel again.
It was great seeing all of these participants, not only from Belgium, but also from the Netherlands, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland and Argentina. We were honoured with the presence of 2 GrandMasters, GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen (Belgium) and GrandMaster James Tjin-a-Ton (The Netherlands) and 4 Masters (Masters Eddy Van Damme, Terry Donnelly, Lylian Doulay and Annick Van Driessche).
One of the last ITF-Belgium activitities of 2020 were the 2 online Christmas Seminars, one open to all practitioners, regardless of grade and the second one open to black belt members only.
The first seminar, 15.00-16.00, was conducted by Andreea Musca, European Champion and assistant national coach tul & pre-arranged sparring. Besides members of ITF-Belgium we even had the honour to have a participant from Argentina amongst us.
The second part, 16.15-18.15, consisted of 3 blocks: mobility exercises by Nico Tunyck, a theoretical session about mental well-being by Kevin Vlaeminck and tul Kwang-gae by GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen & Master Annick Van Driessche. Afterwards there was some time to have a chat, to have a discussion, a moment for Q&A and some reflections of the past year.
Now we still have a last activity on Sunday December 27th, an online Do-seminar with Master Andreu Martinez, member of the ITF Do & Ethics Committee.
As this year all International Instructors Courses had to be cancelled or postponed, the ITF Technical Committee decided to organize a digital version, the first ITF Online Technical Seminar, conducted by all members of the Technical Committee and with the attendance of 1000 members, I° degree and up. Also a lot of GrandMasters, Masters and ITF Board Members did subscribe.
Amongst the participants also 21 members ITF-Belgium are taking part at this historical event.