Open INTA Championships

Dublin, Ireland October 21st


  • Driss El-Hmoud: gold sparring
  • Axel Vincke: gold sparring
  • Tyra Ragnar Keppler: silver sparring
  • Glenn Maes: bronze sparring

Report by Nico Tunyck:

After a long time, Chon-ji has once again decided to participate in a championship in Ireland. Arriving in Dublin, we were able to discover the city in a beautiful sun. The next day we had a visit from the foothills of storm Babet, which meant we spent longer than expected in the gym to prepare ourselves even better. A little afternoon walk and a very light meal for some, as there were no scales in the entire hotel. Saturday morning the time had come. by taxi to one of the largest sports halls Ireland (and Belgium) has to offer. After a warm welcome, a successful weigh-in and a coach and referee meeting later, we were able to start hard. We started with red belt junior pattern, where we couldn’t have gotten a worse draw. Tyra straight out against the gold medal winner, Ragnar in the second round against the silver medalist. At almost the same time Axel starts his sparring blue belt junior. He takes gold as a relaxing solution. Immediately change clothes to be able to coach, because it was immediately up to Tyra to spar again. After some heavy attacking, Tyra won the silver medal after a split decision.

Immediately afterwards, Glenn was allowed to compete in the black belts sparring against a member of the national teamof Ireland. After a good fight between the two, the opponent appeared to outsmart Glenn a number of times by being able to assess him more quickly and ultimately won Glenn bronze. Driss came immediately afterwards and fought two very nice rounds against a strong opponent, but was able to dominate him after all the experience he had gained in the past. That’s how he got gold. Thanks to coach Ragnar.

Meanwhile, ring 1 was ahead of schedule with Sabum Nico as center referee. We took over some groups from other rings there. In the evening another festive meal after the achievements and back home in the early, very early morning… What an experience! Great achievements and being able to make new friends…

Hopefully see you back next year Ireland!

Battle of the Lowlands

The Netherlands, October 14th

Results members ITF-Belgium:

  • Vermeir Wim: silver tul
  • Ghafori Rahim: silver tul, bronze sparring
  • Debowska Zuzanna: bronze power breaking
  • Mejri Roudayna: bronze tul
  • Siebesma Chloe: gold tul, bronze sparring, bronze special technics
  • Van Den Bogaert Nelson: silver tul, silver sparring, bronze special technics
  • Ersahin Melike: silver tul
  • Hunt Tristan: bronze tul
  • Boyens Maximilien: gold tul, bronze sparring
  • El Ammari Imad: gold tul, gold sparring
  • Van Den Bogaert Frances: silver tul, silver special technics
  • Matton Cédric: silver sparring
  • Ungureannu Cosmin: gold sparring
  • Rinchinov Altan: silver sparring
  • Capa Lara: silver special technics
  • Matton Laetissa: silver special technics
  • Capa Helin: bronze power breaking
  • Gatobigio Luca: gold sparring
  • Goubeau Marine: bronze sparring

European Cup 2023

Report by Benito Martinez: Belgium  at the 12th Europen Cup 2023, Lublin

On the weekend of June 15-18 2023 a representation of ITF-Belgium participated at the 12th junior and senior European Cup in Lublin, Poland: Juan Martinez (Hwarang) and Soukeina Moulinea (ITF Brussels) as competitors, from Samjok-O Marine Goubau (coach/supporter) and Sabum Benito Martinez (coach/official).

Juan Martinez won the bronze medal in advanced seniors tul and Soukeina participated in tul and sparring with a very good performance in both disciplines. We enjoyed the competition in a very good team spirit, positive energy and lots of learning for everyone of us.



Holland Cup 2023

Pijnacker, The Netherlands June 3rd

Results members ITF-Belgium

  • Wim Vermeir bronze tul
  • Tomas Chacon Torrealba silver tul
  • Rahim Ghafori silver sparring, bronze tul
  • Alyssa Mbala gold sparring
  • Feriel Teskrat gold tul, bronze sparring
  • Marine Goubeau silver tul
  • Nand Meire bronze sparring
  • Cosmin Ungureanu gold sparring
  • Sona Say gold sparring
  • Moussa Traore silver tul, silver sparring
  • Imad El Ammani silver sparring, bronze tul

Open Dutch Championships 2023

January 28th 2023

Results members ITF-Belgium:

  • Andreea Musca: gold tul
  • Tomas Chacon Torrealba: silver tul
  • Laura Mouret: silver sparring
  • Sakina Khajou: gold tul & gold sparring
  • Alyssa Mbala: silver sparring
  • Helin Capa: bronze sparring
  • Nand Meire: gold sparring
  • Sona Say: silver sparring
  • Laetissa Matton: bronze sparring
  • Rawen Mejri: gold tul & gold sparring
  • Zümrüt Abdulrassol: silver tul & bronze sparring
  • Feriel Teskrat: silver sparring