The ITF Athletes Committee is organizing an online sparring seminar with 6 famous ITF coaches, in 6 sessions the ITF sparring will be covered. Amongst the participants from all around the world also some members ITF-Belgium will participate.
Even though we’re still not in the possibility to have regular squadsessions, the national coaches are organising activities for the candidates of the national team. On Sunday February 7th they had a Zoom session with the focus on tul.
After the Super Classes of June and August the ITF Women Committee is organising a 3rd session, open to all ITF black belts. For this online session 543 participants subscribed. Amongst them also some belgian members.
In the beginning of the year, Sunday November 29th was fixed as date for the Open Challenge Cup in Jambes. The national coaches would take this opportunity for their final decisions towards the selection of the national team 2021. During summertime the decision had to be taken to cancell this years Challenge Cup, due to the pandemic. So the coaches decided to organize a trial competition that same day, only open to candidates for the upcoming EC. However, the second wave of Covid-19 and the second lockdown decided otherwise.
However, the national coaches (Master Virginia Dionisi, Andreea Musca, Erik Van Hoeck, Hans Van Lierde and Nicolas Taylor) came up with an alternative. Sunday November 29th the candidates for the team were offered 3 Zoom sessions, in tul, sparring and power breaking. Many thanks for these sessions!