Report by Benito Martinez:
On Monday February 20, the Inclusion Commitee of ITF Belgium held an online meeting in order to discuss some basic ideas about the work in Adapted Taekwon-Do for the months or years to come. Sabum Benito Martinez, Chairman; Boosabum Alice Vrinat and Ms Melanie Mahy, members hold a very constructive and positive conversation by sharing preocupations and experiences of the work with persons with special needs, ; the internal language or lexicon in this delicate matters and trying to have a view of the challenges the commitee will have to face in the future.
The comitee agrees to keep open minded and available for all the instructors and clubs who need advice or help facing the different caracteristics of the potential members with neurological or psychological conditions who need specific attention. Some proposals in practical issues will be adressed to the board of our national federation in order to achieve a sensibilization and better knowledge of the adapted Taekwon-Do in our instructors and clubs. The commitee will work in technical and pedagogical tools for the support of those schools who could need it.
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.