ITF-Belgium strongly disapproves all kinds of unappropriate (sexual) behaviour and abuses, especially by instructors, coaches or others in a dominant position.
We will not hesitate to take measures against any of our members that abuses, mentally or phsysically, another person within a Taekwon-Do relationship, supported by the DO, the disciplinary committee and the disciplinary rules.
Some years ago already the federation signed the ‘Panathlonverklaring’ (see links) and the FROS code of ethics. Today we are still supporting these declarations.
(Sexual) harassment is, just as bullying, not something we want for our members in a martial arts/sports environment, or in life in general.
Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the board members in case you have a problem, or see the linkpage for contact details of ‘CAW Slachtofferhulp’.
Each year every town and city in Belgium is celebrating the sport champions of their community, at the end of the year or the beginning of the next year. At this point there are celebrations for the athletes that won the national title in their sport, and there’re elections for best male and female athlete and best sports club of the city. In most cities with a Taekwon-Do gym our members get recognition for what they achieved.
Brussels is one of the last cities to have this celebration. Alice Vrinat, student of ITF Brussels, made a report about the happening of February 10th 2017:
‘On Friday 10th February, ITF Brussels champions were invited to the Belgium Champions’ Reception organized by the City of Brussels in the Roi Baudouin Stadium. Virginia Dionisi, Mike O’Keeffe, Andreea Musca, Ronja Blondal, Alice Vrinat and Omar El Ferkhani were invited to this event held in the Hall of Fame in Laeken. The competitors received awards from Alain Courtois (Premier Echevin, responsible for sport) for their performances between September 2015 and June 2016. The team had a great time at the reception, which was the last one in Brussels since the school is now training at Sportcity in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Looking forward to celebrate our champions’ accomplishments next year!’