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ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships

The belgian team is leaving to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday October 8th. The next day all teams have the weigh-in & accreditation, followed by the coach meeting and the umpire meeting. The competition is starting on Thusday October 10th with the official opening ceremony. In the morning already some belgian competitors have to show up in the ring: Arthur and Tabitha for tul I°degree, Roeland for tul II°degree and pre-arranged free sparring for Andreea & Leen. In the afternoon Roeland already has to present himself for special techniques, Leen and Laura both have their performances in tul I°degree and Andreea will compete in tul IV°-VI° degree.

Friday October 11th, in the afternoon: sparring -68kg, with Arthur and power breaking with Esther, while in the evening there’s the AETF Congress Meeting.

Saturday October 12th is a busy day: in the morning Belgium has power breaking with Tabitha, while Roeland is competing in sparring -70kg and Erik & Terence have sparring -78kg. In the afternoon: sparring -50kg with Andreea, sparring -85kg with Nicolas and Corentin, sparring -68kg with Laura and sparring -75kg with Esther. On Sunday October 13th the team events are going on. ITF-Belgium has a female senior team for power breaking (Andreea, Esther, Laura, Leen) and a male senior team for sparring (Erik, Roeland, Terence, Corentin, Nicolas).

We’re wishing all the competitors, but also the coaches, umpires (Eddy, Benito) and officials (GrandMaster Frank, Master Annick) the best of luck. Unfortunately Lisa and Hans injured themselves, but they will still accompagny the team (as coach resp. supporter), we’re happy they will join anyway and be of big help for their team mates. Many thanks also to the 7 supporters, they will be a big mental support to the belgian team.

Keep updated through this website, the Facebook page, Sportsdata (for all draws, results and the schedule).

Many thanks to the sponsors Mighty Fist and FROS. #mightyfist #mightyfisteurope #brandofchampions #fros

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Last squad training before departure to Sarajevo

On September 22nd in Jambes the team members of the Belgian team had a last squad training before the EC 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, under guidance of the national coaches.  Thanks to the sponsors, Mighty Fist and FROS, the material (doboks, track suits, safety-equipment, T-shirts) were distributed. There was also some time to take nice group pictures with the competitors, umpires, officials and coaches.

The team will leave to Sarajevo on October 8th. On October 9th the accreditation, weigh-in, coach meeting & umpire meeting are scheduled, the competition is starting a day later. So team members still have 2 weeks to prepare!

Keep updated through this website or on social media, and follow the team on the 2019 EC.

#mightyfist #brandofchampions #mightyfisteurope #mightywomen #fros #itfbelgium

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The way to Sarajevo

September 8th the team that will represent Belgium at the upcoming European Championships 2019 in Sarajevo, BIH, October 10th-14th, had a squad training in Woluwe under guidance of Master Virginia Dionisi, Bob Wigman, Hans Rombaut, Erika Knihti-Van Driessche, Andreea Musca, Erik Van Hoeck & Gonzalo Tejerina.

All athletes worked hard and proved that this belgian team is ONE team. We’re looking forward to their performances in one month.

#mightyfist #brandofchampions #fros #itfbelgium #mightywomen # itftaekwon-do

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The way to Sarajevo

The European Championships 2019 are coming closer, and some of the athletes are searching for some means to collect money to pay for the travel and the hotel. For the WC in April most clubs gathered funds for their own competitors, but now some of them thought it would be a good idea to combine all of their efforts. Some initiatives are on their way, but already Leen managed to make a page through Trooper.

Trooper? Trooper is an online forum that combines a lot of online shops, like e.g. CoolBlue, Zooplus, Dreamland, Booking.com and many more. If you buy online and do this through the Trooper page instead of going directly to the online shop, you can decide to give a small piece of the profit to an organisation. The customer chooses of course his/her own charity.

As from now, the national team has a page: http://www.trooper.be/itftaekwondo   

Are you planning to do some online shopping and would you like a small piece of the profit to go to the national team members, to support them on their way to Sarajevo? Then from now on you can shop through Trooper, thanks to Leen.

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European Championships 2019

Sunday June 23rd the trials for the 2019 EC in Sarajevo were done, followed by a meeting with the coaches. The members of the belgian team received the announcement a day later.

Are selected for the European Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, October 2019:

  • Musca Andreea: tul IV°-VI°degree, sparring -50kg, pre-arranged free sparring, team power breaking
  • Erik Van Hoeck: sparring -78kg, team sparring
  • Esther Meulemeester: sparring -75kg, power breaking, team power breaking
  • Roeland Heirbaut: tul II°degree, sparring -70kg, special techniques, team sparring
  • Terence Bewa: sparring -78kg, team sparring
  • Leen Walraeve: tul I°degree, pre-arranged free sparring, team power breaking
  • Laura Mouret: tul I°degree, sparring -68kg, team power breaking
  • Hans Van Lierde: power breaking
  • Nicolas Taylor: sparring -85kg, team sparring
  • Corentin Besonhé: sparring -85kg, team sparring
  • Tabitha Van Lierde: junior tul I°degree, junior power breaking
  • Lisa Ghijsens: junior tul I°degree
  • Arthur Delhaye: junior tul I°degree, junior sparring -68kg

Officials: GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen, Master Annick Van Driessche

The AETF Umpire Committee selected 50 umpires for the championship. Amongst them are also 2 belgian referees: Eddy Van Damme and Benito Martinez.

Many thanks to our sponsors, FROS and Mighty Fist.

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