Seminar in Ireland

Master Annick Van Driessche was conducting a series of seminars in Beaumont, Dublin, Ireland, as was the case in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

She was invited by the Women Committee and the Board of INTA, which hosted the seminar with great hospitality.

The were good vibes, a very positive energy and good performances.

 

ITF-Belgium present at biggest IIC ever in Europe

The weekend of November 18th-19th 2023 took place the biggest IIC with the ITF Technical Comittee ever in Europe, with over 500 participants from 33 countries. The place to be: Vienna, Austria.

Among the participants also some instructors and members ITF-Belgium. GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was one of the many GrandMasters present, Masters Virginia Dionisi and Annick Van Driessche 2 of the many female participants. Master Virginia was special guest of the committee, Master Annick was there as vice-president of ITF.

Coaches Andreea Musca and Wim Vermeir, and instructors and members Serkan Hasan, Sophie Ardenoy and Juan Martinez also signed in.

During the 2 days all patterns were performed, with some moments for revision, and also stepsparring, hosinsul, free sparring were part of the classes.

Many thanks to ITF Austria for the organisation of this huge event.

Seminar with World and European Champion in Belgium

Sunday October 29th ITF-Belgium organized a seminar with multiple World and European Champion Master Ana Ghadir. About 72 members participated at the seminar: the morning session, 10.00-13.00h, was open to all grades. In the afternoon, 13.30-15.30h, the seminar was reserved to black belt members.

It was a very enjoyable seminar, the participants learned a lot and had a lot of fun, and could enjoy the warmth and enthousiasm of Master Ana.

 

Safe Sport Symposium

October 3-4 the belgian gymnastics federation organized a Safe Sport Symposium together with ICES, in Antwerp, during the World Championships gymnastics.

ICES invited Master Annick Van Driessche to take part.

During 2 days there were very interesting talks, workshops and testimonies. On the first day the topic was safeguarding, while on the second day it was all about mental well-being in sports.

Of course there was also some time for networking.