The Netherlands, December 9th
- Esther Meulemeester: gold tul, silver power breaking and bronze sparring
- Hans Van Lierde: bronze power breaking
On this second Open Challenge Cup of 2017, in the ADEPS Centre Sportif in Jambes (Namur), 12 affiliated school were present. There was competition in tul & sparring for coloured as well as black belts, youth, juniors and seniors and kids sparring for the youngest competitors (3-7).
For the first time the Sportsdata system was used.
Belgium national teammember Margaux Pollefeyt (I°degree) has been selected for the ITF Gala II in Pijnacker, The Netherlands on December 2nd. The Gala is organized by Sportschool Tim Kool. Margaux will represent Belgium in the open junior female class for sparring. She will compete against 5 other female juniors. Amongst them 2 World Champions.
The level will be quite high. We’re sure Margaux will do us proud. Good luck!
There were 10 instructors and 120 participants present, from all ages beginning as from 4 years on, white, coloured as well as black belts. The focus today was on fundamental movements & tul, sambo-, ibo, ilbo matsogi & pre-arranged free sparring, hosinsul and sparring. After the warming-up the participants were divided into several groups, according to their age and grade. In the end there was still a general cooling-down.
The instructors for the day : Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII°), Annick Van Driessche (VI°), Virginia Dionisi (VI°), Eddy Van Damme (VI°), Patrick Crevecoeur (V°), Tom Van De Sijpe (IV°), Stefan Hendrickx (IV°), Erik Van Hoeck (II°), Esther Meulemeester (II°) and Terence Bewa (I°).
It was great seeing the dedication and passion of the instructors and the motivation of the participants. All participants went home with a certificate of participation.
The instructors hope to see all of you back on the next Day of Taekwon-Do, in 2018.
In 2015 Marcelo Bordiez gave a splendid seminar in Belgium. It was so fantastic that, now the occasion was there, ITF Brussels (Virginia Dionisi and Gonzalo Tejerina) took the opportunity to invite him once again. After the World Championships in Dublin, Marcelo and his daughter were still in Europe and they were eager to come over to Belgium this Sunday October 22nd, in the venue Sportscity in Woluwe. Pablo Pascuzzo accompagnied them.
Marcelo Bordiez (VI°degree and one of the coaches of team Argentina) and his daughter Aldana (member of the argentinian team) gave two sessions. The first one was open to all ages and grades, the second session was for 13+ only. Marcelo gave some very nice exercises, meanly focussing on mobility and moving in sparring.
There were 70 participants from nearly all affiliated schools ITF-Belgium, with also some participants from GD Luxembourg and The Netherlands.