Update on restrictions Covid-19

As from June 8th on, gyms can reopen the doors for indoor training sessions, however with the same restrictions as before: e.g. without contact, without the use of dressing rooms, toilets, showers, in groups of maximum 20 persons (instructor included), without the use of general used material, with respect to social distancing (except for children up to 12) etc.

July 1st more will be possible again: contact will be allowed again, groups can extend to up to 50 persons, changing rooms will reopen etc. Of course it’s still necessary to wash the hands, use desinfectant materials and so on.

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National Instructors Course via Zoom

The yearly NIC for instructors and assistant-instructors had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but as alternative on May 21st ITF-Belgium hosted a Zoom version of the seminar. The concept was a little different: the seminar was a bit shorter (2 hours instead of 3), and zoomed in on details. In the first part the topic was Hwarang tul, with some of the techniques explained and practised into detail before practising the tul in general and handling questions concerning the pattern. In the second part there was time for other questions concerning technical Taekwon-Do issues.

As the NIC is always a moment to be together amongst instructors, the group also took some time to listen to the concerns and the general feeling during these strange times.

The feedback was very positive, and the suggestion was done to hold more of these Zoom sessions for instructors, and to get into detail of only one or two patterns, even when the virus has left. So for sure we’ll take a look at this possibility.

It was absolutely nice to see the motivation and enthusiasm of the participating instructors, training hard in their garden, garage, living room or kitchen!

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