IIC’s in Belgium

So far ITF-Belgium was the host for 3 International Instructors Courses with the ITF Technical Committee.

The 88th IIC, which was organized in Oostende November 22nd-24th 2013 was one of the biggest International Instructors Courses of the ITF ever, and for sure the biggest one in Europe until now. It was a historical event with 236 participants, amongst them 2 GrandMasters, 19 Masters and 2 ITF Board Members. For the first time the IIC was only open to black belts. No less than 21 countries were represented : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, GD Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.

Classes were conducted by the ITF Technical Committee, GM Hector Marano (Argentina), GM Lan Ung Kim (Germany) and GM Willem Jacob Bos (Italy).

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In 2007 ITF-Belgium organized the 28th IIC (October 19th-21st) and in 2004 (October 22nd-24th) the 8th IIC, both near Brussels.

In 2007 ITF-Belgium welcomed 148 participants, red and black belts, from 13 countries, with 19 nationalities and 9 Masters while the IIC of 2004 had 112 attendees from 12 different countries : Algeria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain and Sweden.

In both cases the Technical Committee consisted of GM Hector Marano (Argentina), GM Pablo Trajtenberg (Argentina) and GM Willem Jacob Bos (Italy). In 2004 GM Tran Trieu Quan, ITF President at that time, and GM Van Binh were present as guest of honour. They also conducted some of the classes.