Polish Summer Camp

The 20th Central Summer Training Camp 2015 Taekwon-Do, Biala Podlaska, Poland

3rd – 12th July 2015

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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


Seminar with GM Lan in Luxembourg

gmlanTaekwon-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.


First International Competition Course

ICCReport by Sabum Yves Pollefeyt:

First ICC this weekend in Utrecht,
We started on Saturday with a warming up and games by Master Jerdut Jurek, second part we had some sparring excesises by Tomaz Barada were we worked on distance and defence.
The third part in the morning was Self Defence given by Master Willy Van de Mortel, we worked on stances, grabbing and short defence attacks.
After the break we started again with some nice games in group by Master Jerdut and then we had the second part of sparring with Tomaz Bardada were we combined the training of the morning.
We ended with pad training by Master Willy and we give the last big effort of the day, it was about the distance and counter attacks.
After this first day of hard work we went for the banquet to a chinese restaurant with the ICC members and participants. Continue reading First International Competition Course


10th National Instructors’ Course

logoITFBelgiumThe 10th National Instructors Course ITF-Belgium, open to the instructors black belts of the federation, was being held on June 14th in Lokeren, 10.00 – 16.00.
On the program :
In the morning session:

  • Warming-up with pads & stretching (Annick Van Driessche)
  • Tuls Chon-ji up to Choong-moo (Master Frank Vanberghen)
  • Sportspecific vs. non-sportspecific training (Annick Van Driessche)
  • After lunch break:
  • Tuls Kwang-gae to Juche (Master Frank Vanberghen)
  • Hosinsul based on the Radix program (Tom Van De Sijpe)
  • Tuls Sam-il up to Tong-il (Master Frank Vanberghen)

The next NIC will be organized in St-Lievens-Houtem September 27th.