Category Archives: Seminars

International Do Course

Report by Esther Meulemeester

The weekend of May 11-12th the second International Do Course took place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The course was conducted by Master Trân, Master Martinez and Professor Gauthier. During the weekend 29 particpants attended the IDC from different countries: the Netherlands, Germany, England, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala and of course Belgium (Nico Tunyck from Chon-ji and Esther Meulemeester from Ge-Baek). It was also an honour that Grandmaster Weiler, Grandmaster Lan and Grandmaster Tjin-a-Ton participated to this course. During the 2 days we got more information about the understanding and how to teach the tenets of Taekwon-Do. The first day Master Trân started the course with the right words that after this course we are more than ever ambassadors of the DO. We already knew that Taekwon-Do isn’t just about kicking and punching. During the first day we trained the different disciplines of Taekwon-Do and we tried to look which of the Tenets were involved during each exercise. After each exercise there was time to discuss our experiences. The second day was for instructors and we received tools how to teach Taekwon-Do. We got information about the Socratic approach, the psychology of human behaviour, motivation and goal-setting, perceived self-efficacy and how to integrate the Do in Taekwon-Do. But maybe more important we did not only got the information. We also discussed moral dillemma’s in smaller groups, did some role playing, practiced the different tools,…

The instructors conducted the course in a very inspirational manner and everyone had the opportunity to learn and to ask questions. This way we were teached how to teach the different tenets. I’m really looking forward to participate at the next IDC!                   


Workshop ITF electronical scoring system

Sunday, May 12th, 10.00-15.00h – Destelbergen

Master Harry Vones (Germany), member of the ITF Tournament Committee, will conduct a workshop concerning the ITF electronical scoring system. This is interesting for (future) umpires and IT-assistants, but also to coaches and competitors.

The scoring for tul & sparring for corner referees, the info shown on the screen at the rings, but also the work done by IT-assistants at every individual ring as well as the computer work for the tournament committee during and before a championship will be items that will be implemented during the workshop, organized by the ITF-Belgium U&T Committee.


Day of Taekwon-Do

The next Day of Taekwon-Do & Kids Day ITF-Belgium is taking place in Ghent, Topsporthal, Sunday May 5th. The seminar is open to all members ITF-Belgium, regardless of age and grade. The best instructors of Belgium will conduct classes in tul, step sparring, pre-arrangd sparring, sparring, mental coaching, mobility exercises and a lot more.

Don’t miss the opportunity to train with the best Belgium has to offer! Ask your instructor the detailed information and the invitation.


Seminar with European Champion Lylian Doulay in Woluwe

ITF Brussels and ITF Woluwe organized a seminar (13.00-17.00) in Woluwe with Sabum Lylian Doulay (ITF France), February 16th. Sabum Doulay is multiple European Champion, multiple World Cup & European Cup winner and vice World Champion, and preparing for the upcoming World Championships in April. The seminar consisted of lots of exercises on strength & conditioning for patterns, kicks for patterns, stretching and fundamental movements.

In the last part of the seminar there was time to ask questions, and Sabum Lylian demonstrated the pattern Moon-Moo for an audience that was very impressed.

Most of the belgian clubs were present at the seminar, together with some members ITF Luxembourg and ITF France.