International Instructors Course Andorra

December 10th-12th

For the first time ever an IIC is being organised in Andorra. Together with this IIC also an IAC and an IKC are being held. From ITF-Belgium, Master Virginia Dionisi, Andreea Musca, Laura Mouret and Marco Gaspar are taking part in the event.

Master Virginia has been invited by the chairman of the ITF Technical Committee, GrandMaster Hector Marano, to conduct classes during the IIC, as special guest. This is an honour, not only for herself, but to the whole belgian federation.

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AETF Congress Meeting & elections

La Nucia, November 26th 2021

On November 26th 2021, during the European Championships in Spain, the yearly AETF Congress Meeting was being held with 36 affiliated European countries & representatives present. On the agenda this year were also the 4-yearly elections for the AETF Board and the Revisory Committee.

GrandMaster Frank Vanberghen was re-elected in the Revisory Committee, as chairman. He is already holding this position for 18 years, and is up for another term of 4 years now.

Master Virginia Dionisi was candidate to become AETF vice-president. Many congratulations! She won this election with 21 votes against 15 for the other candidate. It’s a big honour to have her in the board, and her election is quite special: as small country, Belgium has 1 GrandMaster, 3 Masters of whom 2 are female, both of them involved in ITF & AETF matters! ITF-Belgium should be proud of this.

The newly elected president of AETF is Master Leonardo Oros Duek. New board members: Master Alexandru Muresan, Master Jorge Züger, Master Lazaros Tsilfidis, Peter Szasz, Master Jurek (Jerzy) Jedut and Master Tomaz Barada.

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European Championships 2021

La Nucia, Spain November 23rd-27th

After the cancellation of the EC 2020 the 2021 edition was postponed from April to November. Thanks to a lot of measures and precautions AETF and FEST were able to organize this year’s competition: from face masks for everyone in the hall over testing upon arrival to the exclusion of spectators… it was a bit different, but all delegations were happy there was an EC this year.

After 21 months of pandemic, the difference between countries that had faced a lockdown and severe measures and the countries that did’t have any lockdown was visible, not as such on the physical, but especially on the mental side. Also in the belgian team. Although the competitors and coaches gave all they have and performed well, there was a bit of hesitation. So no medals this year, but this doesn’t mean there’s no result. The next EC is in 6 months, in April 2022, and this year’s EC was a necessary step to take in the preparation for next year. This was only the 2nd competition in 21 months, after a preparation meanly through digital platforms.

To be short: the athletes and coaches can be proud of how they performed and put the focus now on 2022!

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Belgian Championships 2021

The 31st Belgian Championships, on the calendar for February 2021, had to be postponed due to the pandemic. The new date was set on November 14th.

Although the circumstances and the preparations were difficult, and a lot of measures had to be set (like e.g. CST, face masks and so on) the TUC and the organizing school Samjok-O managed to have a fantastic BC with most of the affiliated clubs present. Over 145 competitors, a lot of coaches and enough umpires to work constantly on 4 rings … the numbers were still quite high.

In March ITF-Belgium had already organized the e-BC in tul, so on this championship there was no competition in this discipline. However, there were events in teamtul, pre-arranged sparring, kids sparring, sparring, special techniques, power breaking and team sparring.

All results can be found on Sportsdata: click here.

The 32nd BC is scheduled for February 22nd 2022.

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