Category Archives: Meetings

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.


27th Tafisa World Congress

Portoroz, Slovenia June 8th-11th 2022

Master Annick Van Driessche was representing the International Taekwon-Do Federation, as Board Member, on the World Congress of Tafisa (The Association for International Sports for All). ITF is one of the 56 international members (out of 400 members) of the association, as ‘Sports for All’ is also an important issue in Taekwon-Do.

As representant of ITF, Master Annick took part in the 1st International Members Meeting, the signing of the INTERACT Pledge, a commitment for ‘Sports for All’, the reading of the Portoroz Declaration and the General Assembly, with also the elections of the new board.


General Assembly ITF-Vlaanderen & ITF-Belgium

January 23rd 2022

For the second year in a row the General Assembly ITF-Vlaanderen eV vzw & ITF-Belgium had to be done through digital platforms. However, the meeting went on smoothly. The board, instructors of the affiliated clubs, the committees and coaches gathered to have an overview on what happened in 2021 and the planning for the upcoming year.


AETF Congress Meeting & elections

La Nucia, November 26th 2021

On November 26th 2021, during the European Championships in Spain, the yearly AETF Congress Meeting was being held with 36 affiliated European countries & representatives present. On the agenda this year were also the 4-yearly elections for the AETF Board and the Revisory Committee.

GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was re-elected in the Revisory Committee, as chairman. He is already holding this position for 18 years, and is up for another term of 4 years now.

Master Virginia Dionisi was candidate to become AETF vice-president. Many congratulations! She won this election with 21 votes against 15 for the other candidate. It’s a big honour to have her in the board, and her election is quite special: as small country, Belgium has 1 GrandMaster, 3 Masters of whom 2 are female, both of them involved in ITF & AETF matters! ITF-Belgium should be proud of this.

The newly elected president of AETF is Master Leonardo Oros Duek. New board members: Master Alexandru Muresan, Master Jorge Züger, Master Lazaros Tsilfidis, Peter Szasz, Master Jurek (Jerzy) Jedut and Master Tomaz Barada.


World Conference by the ITF Women Committee

March 8th was the International Women’s Day. To celebrate this the ITF Women Committee is organizing a World Conference on March 13th and 14th, with 8 female speakers, 8 different topics spread over the 2 days. The conferences are open to all ITF members, limited to 1000 members a day.

On both days Master Annick Van Driessche, as board member and liaison of the Women Committee, will give an opening speech.