Open Challenge Cup

Sunday June 4th the crew of Chon-ji organized the Open Challenge Cup in cooperation with the ITF-Belgium U&T Committee in the brand new sports hall Edugo Arena in Oostakker.

Even with the Pentecost weekend and the start of the school exams, 110 competitors from 11 clubs from Belgium, GD Luxembourg and The Netherlands were present. The competition was open to black and coloured belts, with tul, sparring and special techniques for youth, juniors and seniors, and with kids sparring for the youngest practitioners.

With 30 umpires and 25 volunteers present, the competition went on smoothly on 3 rings.

The results will be uploaded asap.

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Statement

ITF-Belgium strongly disapproves all kinds of unappropriate (sexual) behaviour and abuses, especially by instructors, coaches or others in a dominant position.

We will not hesitate to take measures against any of our members that abuses, mentally or phsysically, another person within a Taekwon-Do relationship,  supported by the DO, the disciplinary committee and the disciplinary rules.

Some years ago already the federation signed the ‘Panathlonverklaring’ (see links) and the FROS code of ethics. Today we are still supporting these declarations.

(Sexual) harassment is, just as bullying, not something we want for our members in a martial arts/sports environment, or in life in general.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the board members in case you have a problem, or see the linkpage for contact details of ‘CAW Slachtofferhulp’.

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Day 1 of the 2017 European Championships: medals for Belgium

On the first day of the 2017 EC ITF-BELGIUM won 2 medals.  In pre-arranged sparring Andreea Musca & Leen Walraeve won the bronze medal by beating Bulgaria in the first bout, losing from Norway in the second round by 2-3. Andreea also won a bronze medal in tul 4-6 degree, her first EC in this category as she only just graded last February.

Good performances also by Leen in tul 1st degree and by Roeland Heirbaut in junior tul 1st degree,  winning over Italy in his first bout and losing afterwards from Norway, the 2017 European Champion. Roeland is up against Slovenia in sparring tomorrow.

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