In 2020 ITF-Belgium will exist for 30 years (1990-2020). To celebrate this we’re having a contest open to all members ITF-Belgium: design a logo for this celebration. The logo will not replace the existing logo, but it will be used together with this image, on the website, on publications and so on.
Designs can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org December 31st 2019 latest. The logo will be presented at the Annual Congress Meeting of January 19th 2020. The winner will be notified afterwards. He/she will receive a Mighty Fist Matrix dobok.
Note: in 2020 also the 65th anniversary of the name Taekwon-Do will be celebrated.
One of the first issues the new ITF Board had to handle after the elections of April 2019 was the establishment of the ITF Standing Committees.
In September, during the Board Meeting, GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was appointed as chairman of the newly established Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee. After he has been composing his team, and after the approval of the Board mid October, the committee is ready to work.
The Board also approved the candidature and designation of Master Virginia Dionisi as member of the Disciplinary Committee. Also this committee is now ready to start working for the ITF members.
ITF-Belgium is well represented in the ITF, with a Board Member and 2 Committee Members along its members.
For the European Week of Sports some European ITF Taekwon-Do schools/clubs are launching -at the same moment- a movie about girls and women in Taekwon-Do: Ge-Baek (Lokeren, Belgium), Ssung Zsang (Groningen, The Netherlands), Total Taekwon-Do (London, England) & Taekwon-Do Tigers (Tampere, Finland). With this movie the clubs want to focus on gender equality, showing the importance of having female practitioners in Taekwon-Do by putting them into the spotlights for a moment.
On September 5th, 6th and 7th the newly elected ITF Board of Directors held its first meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. Although the last weeks a lot of work had already been done, and some decisions were made through digital channels, the list of items on the agenda was very long. Each day the meeting started at 9.00h and lasted until 20.00-20.30h.
However, the meeting was very constructive and passed in a very positive athmosphere. The future of the ITF and its members is looking bright for the upcoming 4 years.
The belgian team performed very well at the ITF Taekwon-Do WC. The performances were very well, the level was high. Some made it to the second, third and 4th rounds, just missing out the medals, but each one of the athletes competed with the right motivation, spirit and enthousiasm and behaved the same way outside of the ring. ITF-Belgium can be very proud of this generation!
Many thanks to the coaches, umpires and officials. Also a big thank you to our sponsors, Mighty Fist and FROS.
On the ITF Congress Meeting, Sunday 28th April, Master Annick Van Driessche was elected as Board Member of the ITF Board of Directors, with GrandMaster Paul Weiler as newly elected President of the ITF for the next 4 years.
Annual Congress Meeting ITF-Belgium & ITF-Vlaanderen