European Championships 2023: selection national team

Sunday, January 8th 2023

Dear all,

On behalf of the committee and the coaches, please find the selection for the ITF Taekwon-Do European Championships 2023 that will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from April 25 to April 30.

Tul (Individual):
Andreea Musca (senior female 4-6 Dan)
Wim Vermeir (senior male 4-6 Dan)
Tomas Chacon (senior male 2 Dan)
Rune Schuddinck (senior male 1 Dan)

Pre-arranged free Sparring :
Andreea Musca and Tomas Chacon (senior)

Power Breaking (Individual):
Esther Meulemeester (senior female)
Hans Van Lierde (senior male)
Wim Vermeir (senior male)

Sparring (Individual):
Andreea Musca (senior female  – 50 kgs)
Rahimsha  Ghafori ( senior male – 57 kgs)
Omar El Ferkhani (senior male  – 63 kgs)
Vladimir Kim (senior male – 63 kgs)
Rune Schuddinck (senior male – 70 kgs)
Tomas Chacon (senior male – 70 kgs)
Jérémie Bewa (senior male– 78 kgs)
Driss El Hmoud (senior male – 85 kgs)

Sparring (Senior Male Team)
Rahimsha  Ghafori, Omar El Ferkhani, Vladimir Kim, Rune Schuddinck, Tomas Chacon, Jérémie Bewa, Driss El Hmoud

There will be 7 National Trainings until the competition : 22/01, 05/02, 26/02, 05/03, 19/03, 02/04, 09/04.
More information will be sent regularly in the coming days/weeks for location of training, booking of flights and hotel, competitor agreement,…

For those who were not selected this time, don’t give up. We have seen improvement in all candidates and believe that will be able to join the National Team in the future if they continue to train.

Congratulations to all of you!

The Coaching Team

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European Championships 2022: Andreea Musca on the podium

On the first day of the EC in Croatia, Andreea Musca won the bronze medal in pattern female senior IV°-VI° degree. Andree won the first bout against Switzerland and was up against multiple champion Sylvia Farigu in the semi-final. Her performance was excellent, both competitors were on the same level, this was worth a final. A well-deserved medal for Andreea after many years of hard work and dedication!

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European Championships 2022: schedule

Croatia, April 26th-May 1st

The schedule and the draws for the 2022 EC are published. For all information: see Sportsdata.

Follow the Belgian team here, or through our Facebook and Instagram pages. Mark the following moments in your agenda and keep the thumbs up for our athletes:

  • Wednesday April 27th, AM Weigh-in – 18.00 Opening Ceremony
  • Thursday April 28th, patterns, ring 1, 11.16 Andreea Musca – ring 1, 14.17 Juan Martinez, ring 4, 14.17 Rune Schuddinck
  • Friday April 29th, sparring, ring 2, 9.00 Matteo Preys – power breaking, ring 5, 13.40 Juan Martinez – the AETF Congress meeting starts at 19.00
  • Saturday April 30th, power breaking, ring 5, 13.45 Esther Meulemeester – sparring, ring 2, 9.00 Andreea Musca – ring 2, 14.00 Omar el Ferkhani & Vladimir Kim – ring 1, 14.00, Rune Schuddinck – ring 3, 15.19 Jérémie Bewa 
  • Sunday May 1st, team sparring, ring 3, 10.47
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European Championships 2022

After the announcement of the selection for the 2022 EC in Croatia, April 26th-May 1st, the confirmation by the competitors and the last details concerning the delegation, we are proud to announce that ITF-Belgium will be represented by:


  • Andreea Musca: female tul IV°-VI° degree and female sparring -50kg
  • Erik Van Hoeck: male team sparring
  • Esther Meulemeester: female power breaking
  • Jérémie Bewa: male sparring -85kg and male team sparring
  • Vladimir Kim: male sparring -63kg and male team sparring
  • Omar El Ferkhani: male sparring -63kg and male team sparring
  • Nicolas Taylor: male team sparring
  • Juan Martinez: male tul I° degree and male power breaking
  • Rune Schuddinck: male tul I° degree and male sparring -70kg
  • Matteo Preys: junior male sparring -56kg


  • Nicolas Taylor
  • Erik Van Hoeck
  • Andreea Musca


  • GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen
  • Master Annick Van Driessche
  • Master Virginia Dionisi

Alongside the belgian team 3 supporters will travel to Pula, Croatia: Rita Vermeulen, Dirk Mertens and Dieter Preys.

Follow the national team on the website and via social media!

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European Championships 2022

The 2022 European Championships will take place in Pula, Croatia, April 26th-May 1st.

The national coaches announced the selection for the belgian team:

In tul:

  • Rune Schuddinck, junior I°degree
  • Juan Martinez, senior I°degree
  • Andreea Musca, senior IV°-VI° degree

In power breaking:

  • Esther Meulemeester, female senior
  • Juan Martinez, male senior

In sparring:

  • Andreea Musca, senior -50kg
  • Matteo Preys, junior -56kg
  • Rune schuddinck, junior -68kg
  • Rahim Ghafori, junior -56kg
  • Omar El Ferkhani, senior -63kg
  • Vladimir Kim, senior -63kg
  • Jérémie Bewa, senior -85kg
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