On this Sunday, September 20th, 9 candidates succeeded in their dan grading :
III°degree : Benito Martinez (Samjok-O)
II°degree : Marnic Ketels (So-San), Esther Meulemeester (Ge-Baek), Orchana De Corte (Ge-Baek)
I°degree : Luka Tjampens (Chon-ji), Leen Walraeve (So-San), Martin Behar (ITF Etterbeek), Jan Lauwereins (So-San), Steven de Schrijver (Won-hyo)
The 2015 European Championships are coming closer. The EC, which will be held October 21st-25th in Motherhill, Scotland, is one of the biggest events of ITF Taekwon-Do within Europe. The national coaches announced their selection recently. Belgium will be represented by:
- Andreea Musca: senior tul female III°degree: senior sparring female -50kg
- Erik Van Hoeck: senior sparring male -70kg
- Alexia Pagalis: junior tul female I°degree
- Roeland Heirbaut: junior tul male I°degree
They will be accompagnied by the national coaches Yves Pollefeyt and Bob Wigman.
The AETF selected 2 Belgian umpires for this championship, Annick Van Driessche and Eddy Van Damme. Annick will also represent Belgium as official, together with Master Frank Vanberghen, e.g. on the AETF Congress Meeting.
Finally, the Belgian delegation will be accompagnied by Johan Heirbaut as supporter.
The 20th Central Summer Training Camp 2015 Taekwon-Do, Biala Podlaska, Poland
3rd – 12th July 2015
We arrived there on Friday evening and my first impression was it will be a relaxed time spent with very friendly people. Indeed very quickly it was clear it is friendly and professional but we were supposed to have 10 days of truly intense and challenging Taekwon-Do training with a very strict agenda.
The camp took place at the sport facilities of the Faculty of Physical Education in Biala Podlaska. The area is huge and offers several halls and gyms, a swimming pool, running track, a stadium with different courts for football, volleyball, tennis, etc. and a canteen. We were accommodated in students’ apartments on site. The rooms were nicely decorated and cosy, simply and lacking nothing. All together a great place for sports fun! Continue reading Polish Summer Camp
Taekwon-Do Norden and ITF-Luxembourg (Sabum Hardy Viktor and his students) organized a seminar with GrandMaster Lan Ung Kim in Troisvierges on Saturday July 4th. The seminar was open to red and black belts.
There were participants from GD Luxembourg, Belgium (Won-Hyo, Hodori, Ge-Baek, ITF Brussels, ITF Woluwe, Samjok-O), The Netherlands, Germany and England. Amongst them also 2 Masters : Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII°), Belgium and Master Stefan Schmitz (VII°) from Germany.
GM Lan conducted classes in fundamental movements, tul and hosinsul, and for sure his stories were very entertaining.