National Team Selection for European Championship 2024 : Patterns and Pre-arranged free sparring

Dear GM, Masters, trainers and athletes

I am pleased to inform you about the selection for patterns and  pre-arranged free sparring of the ITF Belgian National Team for the  upcoming European Championship in Poland -Lublin next year (17-21  april).

After  careful evaluation and selection, the following athletes have been  chosen to represent our country at this prestigious tournament:

  • Sabum Hans Rombaut – senior male  pattern 4th to 6th degree and team pre-arranged sparring
  • Sabum Wim Vermeir – senior male pattern 4th-6th degree
  • Sabum Andreea Musca – senior female pattern 4th-6th degree and pre-arranged sparring
  • Boo-Sabum Alice Vrinat – senior female pattern 3rd degree
  • Boo-Sabum Rune Schuddinck- senior male pattern 1st degree
  • Boo-Sabum Helin Capa – junior female 1st degree
  • Boo-Sabum Lara Capa -junior female 1st degree

We  have full confidence in their ability to represent our country with honor and distinction in Poland. In preparation for the championship, multiple training sessions for the National Team members will be conducted.

We  look forward to a successful and inspiring representation of the ITF Belgian National Team at the European Championship. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the coaching team.

Congratulations  to those who have been selected. Please bear in mind that the  selection marks the commencement of an arduous journey ahead. The same  unwavering determination and commitment demonstrated during the selection process are expected in the months leading up to the European Championship.

For the one’s that missed this selection ,remember, every setback is a setup for a comeback. Keep pushing, stay dedicated, and let each day be an opportunity for improvement. Your time will come if you keep working hard.

Best regards,

Sabum Andreea

ITF Belgium coaching team

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ITF-Belgium for charity

Sunday December 3rd Samjok-O, Benito Martinez, Oliver Croon and the ITF-Belgium TUIC organized, with support of ITF-Belgium, the Myosotis Challenge, a championship in tul, teamtul and pre-arranged free sparring for charity: all revenues will be donated to the Alzheimer Liga.

Despite the school exams and the weather conditions, 106 competitors from 12 different clubs participated; 30 referees and 21 coaches made this tournament for charity possible, together with numerous volunteers and with the support of the town of Ottignies/Louvain-la-Neuve.

All results can be found on Sportsdata: click here.

As soon as the total sum to be handed over to the Alzheimer Liga is known, it will be published.

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.

Establishment of a new committee

Dear all,

Some weeks ago we informed you on the willingness to establish a new commitee, the Coach Committee under guidance of Nicholas Taylor, as Coach Developer.

The deadline for the application of candidates is over, and we are proud to inform you that with Nicholas two members are joining the committee and it’s due to be established, both of them VI° degree, both of them with a lot of experience as coach, as instructor and as competitor: Patrick Crevecoeur and Hans Rombaut.

We wish all three of them a lot of success and are looking forward to their input.

We will hear about their plans at the General Assembly of January 21st 2024.

With kind regards,

For the board,

Master Annick