Newsletter Newsletter 4/2006 Day of ITF Taekwon-Do
Newsletter 4/2006
Day of ITF Taekwon-Do

October 15th, ITF-Belgium organised a "Day of ITF Taekwon-do" for all its members. About 110 coloured and black belts of all ages participated at this seminar, conducted by Master Frank Vanberghen, Annick Van Driessche, Eddy Van Damme, Virginia Dionisi, Emmanuel Fantacci, Patrick Crevecoeur, Pascal Raeijmaekers and Benny Torfs.


For each discipline, participants were divided in groups, depending on their grade and/or age.

The day started at 10.00 with warming-up and stretching. In the morning, there were classes in tul, fundamental exercises and stepsparring and special techniques. Also, some black belts of the club Ge-Baek (Wim Vermeir, Bistra Dencheva & Bart De Maesschalck) gave a demonstration in teamtul.


After lunch, the seminar went on with sparring. Afterwards there was pre-arranged free sparring. Some participants had to demonstrate what they practised. Virginia Dionisi and Cindy Verstraeten did a demonstration of pre-arranged free sparring, since they will be participating at the World Cup in this discipline.

Around 14.45 the day could continue with either hosinsul or taekwon-do games, depending on the age and grade of the participants.

After the cooling-down (yoga) and stretching, at 16.15 every participant received a certificate of participation.

The red and black belts still had 15 minutes of theory about the Do in Taekwon-Do.

All pictures are courtesy of Mr. Dag A. Ivarsoy.

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