Category Archives: Seminars

National Instructors Course via Zoom

Due to the restrictions for Covid-19, the National Instructors Course of May 24th was postponed to a later date this year. You will be informed on the new date soon.

As an alternative we’ll be hosting a Zoom-session of the NIC, Thursday May 21st, 10.00-12.00h. Like any regular NIC, this is open to instructors and assistant-instructors ITF-Belgium I° degree and above only.

Topics: in the first part we’ll be performing tul Hwarang, the second part is reserved to (technical) questions. Do you have any specific question? Any topic you want to discuss? Please send all of your questions May 18th latest to taekwondo1@telenet.be

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Online Day of Taekwon-Do & Kids Day

Due to the restrictions for the Covid-19 pandemic we had to cancell all events, e.g. the Day of taekwon-Do and the Kids Day of May 17th in Jambes.

However, we want to offer our members an alternative….

On the same date, Sunday May 17th, ITF-Belgium will host the first online Zoom Kids Day and Zoom Day of Taekwon-Do. More information, the invitation and all details will be spread amongst the instructors asap.

Mark the date in your agenda and keep on practising Taekwon-Do in lockdown!

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Seminar in Brussels

Report by Master Virginia Dionisi.

Sunday March 8th.

In Brussels we celebrated the Women’s Day doing what we love: Taekwon-Do! I was invited to conduct a seminar in patterns and three step sparring at the school Red Force, leaded by Bo Sabum Costel Grigoras. We started the seminar with a light warming up, followed by training in fundamental movements, exercises to improve side kick, balance and to develop core muscles. Afterwards we continued with some patterns (depending on the grades of the students) and technical explanations on purpose and applications of specific movements. To finalize, we analyzed together three steps sparring and the different possibilities of its execution.   

At the end of the session, I gave a short testimonial together with two of my students (Andreea Musca and Leen Walraeve) that are members of the national team. We explained when we started to practice Taekwon-Do and we showed the more important medals we have obtained at World and European competitions.  

To close the event, I talked about the importance of the different roles we may have in the club and during our martial art life.  And, Mr. Grigoras had a hidden special surprise for all ladies: he gave a red rose to everyone!

Yours in Taekwon-Do,

Master Virginia Dionisi

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Sparring seminar in Hodori

Master Annick Van Driessche was invited by the instructors of Hodori in St-Lievens-Houtem, Stefan Hendrickx, Davy Van Asselt, Kevin Vlaeminck and Arnaud Verschelde, to conduct a seminar about the basics in ITF Taekwon-Do sparring. The seminar took place on Friday February 22nd, 19.30-21.30h, and was open to all members of Hodori. Participants were very motivated.

They worked especially on the way competitors move around in the ring during sparring, combined with velocity, and on the use of yop chagi in both offensive and defensive way.

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Seminar in Red Force

Report by Master Virginia Dionisi:

Seminar at the School Red Force – Brussels

On Sunday 26th January I was invited to give a seminar at the school Red Force, lead by Bo Sabum Costel Grigoras. The content focused on (i) fundamental movements/patterns (preparation, breathing, sine wave, generation of power, main muscles used) and (ii) basic concepts of sparring (including exercises to improve kicks and footwork, dynamics of the fight, setting up a strategy).

The course was intended to last 2 hours, but the group was so motivated that we stayed one additional hour. At the end of the seminar there was time for questions, a picture session and handing the certificates of attendance.

It was a very nice Sunday, even if I was jet-lagged because I arrived from Argentina on Saturday :).

Thanks Bo Sabum Costel for your confidence! Yours in Taekwon-Do, Master Virginia Dionisi

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