Newsletter Newsletter 4/2011 ITF Belgium at Japan Expo
Newsletter 4/2011
ITF Belgium at Japan Expo

ITF Belgium successfully participated at the Japan Expo 2011, that took place from 4th until 6th November 2011 in the fashionable area of Tour & Taxis, in Brussels. ITF Belgium was invited as a guest of the cultural area to promote Taekwon-Do ITF and to perform six demonstrations and initiations. Activities were coordinated by Sabum Virginia Dionisi and Bo Sabum Gonzalo Escribano.

Left: Tour and Taxis. Right: People queuing to visit the Japan Expo.

The fair attracted visitors from the whole country interested in Japan and the Asian culture in general. There were approximately 15.000 visitors during the three days. Other martial arts were also invited: Karate, Judo, Vovinam, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu and Katori.

Stand ITF Belgium

During the three days ITF Belgium got a stand, where visitors obtained information about Taekwon-Do ITF, leaflets from all schools in Belgium, and some souvenirs like stickers, key rings and biros. There was also a flat screen with permanent projection of World & European championships, and different Taekwon-Do demonstrations. The book Quadratlhon, was also exhibited.


ITF Belgium performed two Taekwon-Do demonstrations per day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. In all demonstrations were present some members of the Belgian National Team (competitors and/or coaches), instructors and students from different schools (Ge Baek, Mamors, Samjok-O, Taekwon-Do Woluwe, Bruxelles Champions, and ITF Brussels). On Saturday, the demonstration team was honoured by the participation of Master Frank Vanberghen (VIII Degree) and Sabum Annick Van Driessche, president of the Belgian Federation.


ITF Belgium received a lot of compliments from the public and from the instructors of other martial arts for the demonstrations. People really appreciated the spectacular technical breakings, flying kicks, self defense and combats showed by the different demonstration teams.

This fair was a fantastic window for Taekwon-Do ITF in Belgium, and will help to develop the martial art in different regions.

Yours in Taekwon-Do,
Sabum Virginia Dionisi & Bo Sabum Gonzalo Escribano

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