The belgian female Masters were invited to give seminars abroad.
Master Annick Van Driessche will conduct 3 sessions in different disciplines of Taekwon-Do in Balbriggan & Skerries (Dublin, Ireland) Saturday June 15th: a class for children up to 12, a session for all green belts and above 13 years and above and a class for girls and women only. It’s the third year in a row Master Annick was invited to conduct a seminar by Master Terry Donnelly and the club Elite Taekwon-Do.
The weekend of June 29th-30th Master Virginia Dionisi will conduct a seminar in Switserland. She was invited by Anthony Meynet. Also for Master Dionisi it’s the third time she’s invited by Anthony to conduct classes, although the previous times the seminars were held in France (Thonon-les-Bains), near the border with Switserland.
On Wednesday we helped the organisation putting on the tatamis in the sports hall and preparing everything. On Thursday we gave a seminar together with GM Bos, Master Wallace and Master Vones, Sabum Johan De Silva and Sabum Aniil. After the seminar we had the registration and weight in.
On Friday the competition started with over 300 competitors; we had participants from India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Madagascar. It was the first time with the electronic system so a lot of people needed to be educated and informed about it. After everything was ready the competition started. Sabum Wim Vermandere was center referee and I was the Jury President. Also for us it was a great experience and we were happy to be able to represent Belgium to help. ITF Taekwon-Do in India is growing in a good way and they are planning to come also to the next World Cup so will be great to see them again.
With 250 competitors from Belgium, Ireland, The Netherlands, GD Luxembourg and England, 50 umpires, 40 volunteers. Competition in tul, sparring and special techniques for coloured and black belts, kids, youth, juniors and seniors in an organization of Taekwon-Do School Chon-ji, Nico Van Linter and Nico Tunyck in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium U&T Comittee.
The championship was honoured with the presence of 2 GrandMasters, GM Brendan O’Toole (Ireland) and GM Frank Vanberghen (Belgium) and Master Val Douglas (Ireland), Master Nigel Stobie (Ireland) and Master Annick Van Driessche (Belgium).
The organization was very good, with eye for detail, the level of the competition was high, the atmosphere amicable.
All results can be found on the Sportsdata website: click here.