Category Archives: Meetings

TUIC Meeting

Lede, Sunday January 15th




Report by Benito Martinez:

The Tournament, Umpire and IT-Committee held an extraordinary meeting on Sunday January 15, as a result of a decision taken in the last ordinary meeting.

The TUIC is working in the dynamics of motivation and promotion of umpiring in Belgium, as an important discipline in Taekwon-Do, which contributes to improving the quality of the competition and the classes in general, and the knowledge of Taekwon-Do rules in particular.

How to have more and better trained umpires, how to get the support of the school owners and instructors in the promotion of umpiring inside the clubs, how to adapt the international competition rules to our national competitions, and make it more clear for all. Also how to work in a more professional way with higher standards and improving of the NUC’s with more practice, evaluation and categories for umpires, and many more important issues.

The TUIC is building a project to the middle and long term education, training and motivation of new umpires; we want this discipline to become more attractive to all, and to help reaching a higher level in the Belgian Taekwon-Do.


Meeting TUIC

Report by Benito Martinez

The Tournament, Umpire and IT-Committee TUIC of ITF-Belgium held its last meeting of the year on Sunday December 4th. Presided by Master Eddy Van Damme and with the participation of Sabum Benito Martinez and Boosabums Sophie Ardnoy, Gabriel Garay and Julien Goulard as members.

The agenda: the evaluation of the Belgian Championships 2022 and analyzing the different feedbacks; proposals and changes for the next Championships 2023 in Ghent, in terms of professionalization and corresponding with international standards and satisfaction of the competitors. There were also discussions on inscription fees, special techniques, power breaking, sparring categories and prearranged sparring norms, among others.

We are aware of the difficulties on the implementation of the electronic system due to the international situation. NUC’s pedagogic method and the possibilities of using videos were discussed too. The TUIC keeps working to improve the quality and professionality of our competitions in the national level and its influence in the preparation of our competitors for the international level.

Some important points were set for the TUIC’s report for the Annual Meeting in January 2023.


Meeting of the TUIC

Report by Benito Martinez:

First Tournament, Umpire and IT-Committee (TUIC-)meeting in 2022

On Sunday, August 28th, the TUIC of ITF-Belgium hold its first presential meeting after the long period of Covid, in the meeting room of the sports hall in Ottignies. The chairman Master Eddy Van Damme led the discussions in which also participated Boosabum Sophie Ardenoy, Boosabum Julien Goulard, Boosabum Gabriel Garay and Sabum Benito Martinez.
Gabriel Garay was welcomed as a new member of the TUIC. The agenda turned around actual situation and prognoses about electronical rings, materials from Germany, IT-education and Sportdata, the participation of Sophie as Computer Operator for World Cup in October, the TUIC’s financial status, the evaluation of the National Umpire Courses and modalities for the future and the preparation of the Belgian Championships in Jambes.

This was a very productive meeting held in a good ambiance and spirit to go forward in the professionalization and quality of the umpiring and tournament organization in Belgium. The morning ended by sharing a very nice Korean food.