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LTA friendship tournament 2008

Junglinster (L)

5 July 2008

The Luxembourg Taekwondo Association (LTA) invited 6 taekwondo clubs from Luxembourg to participate at the first "LTA Friendship Tournament" on July 5th at the "Centre Polyvalent Gaston Stein" in Junglinster. Nearly 100 taekwondois participated in the training sessions and the tournament.

At 10 o’clock, two parallel training sessions started.

- In the "taekwondo option", Kim Seung Yong (7th dan) started with a general taekwondo training. Frank Kaufmann (2nd dan) presented efficient hosinsul (self-defense) techniques. David Arendt’s (2nd dan) work-shop was about kyurigi and pyojok techniques.

- In the "medical option", COSL staff member and ENEPS instructor Dr José Azzolin, medical doctor at the CHL, explained how to prevent specific taekwondo injuries.

At 12:30 the poomse and kyurigi tournament started and ended at 16 o’clock. The LTA would like to express its gratitude towards all the volunteers and the participants (competitors and coaches) who turned this championship into an amazing event fully in the stream of the true spirit of taekwondo.

Nora Schloesser (Vichten) was honored as best poomse-competitor. Fabien Tassler (Yong) was honored as best kyurigi-competitor.

Here is the ranking of the participating clubs:

- 1. Kukkiwon
- 2. Vichten
- 3. Centre
- 4. Esch/Alzette
- 5. Junglinster
- 6. Yong

Here are the results in the different categories:

POOMSE

masculin, poussin:
- 1. Yannik Carst (Centre)
- 2. Pit Mathieu (Kukkiwon)
- 3. Mike Soares (Esch)
- 3. David Mentz (Esch)

féminin, poussin:
- 1. Emillie Cappellano (Esch)
- 2. Lyse Travaglini (Esch)
- 3. Celine Hoffmann (Vichten)
- 3. Larissa Bouquet (Junglinster)

féminin, junior:
- 1. Nora Schloesser (Vichten)
- 2. Laura Cappellano (Esch)
- 3. Jessi Feltes (Junglinster)
- 3. Annick Weber (Junglinster)

masculin, scolaire:
- 1. Mike Decagny (Vichten)
- 2. Christophe Brink (Esch)
- 3. Joe Hoffmann (Vichten)
- 3. Steve Travaglini (Esch)

KYURIGI

masculin, poussin -23 kg:
- 1. Betim Rama (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Noah Biewer (Kukkiwon)

féminin, poussin -27 kg:
- 1. Bonnie Henkes (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Jora Kepinski (Kukkiwon)

masculin, poussin -30 kg:
- 1. Dylan Dias (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Bo Thill (Kukkiwon)

masculin, scolaire -33 kg:
- 1. Luc Schockmel (Centre)
- 2. Tun Clausse (Vichten)
- 3. Tim Henkes (Kukkiwon)

féminin, poussin +37 kg:
- 1. Jamie Poncin (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Eileen Gengler (Kukkiwon)

masculin, poussin +37 kg:
- 1. Frederic Mendes (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Dylan Dias (Vichten)
- 3. Gianluca Malva (Vichten)

masculine, scolaire -40 kg:
- 1. Yannik Mertens (Junglinster)
- 2. Stephane Dotti (Yong)

féminin, scolaire -45 kg:
- 1. Nora Schloesser (Vichten)
- 2. Joana De Tommaso (Yong)

masculine, scolaire -45 kg:
- 1. Pascal Kremer (Centre)
- 2. Stephan Bichela (Centre)

masculin, scolaire +50 kg:
- 1. Alan Latic (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Wiebe Jeurissen (Kukkiwon)
- 3. Jean-Marie Simon (Vichten)

féminin, scolaire -50 kg:
- 1. Isabel Oakes (Yong)
- 2. Jessica Heidemann (Kukkiwon)

féminin, scolaire +50 kg:
- 1. Christine Schmit (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Jeanne Calciccia (Kukkiwon)
- 3. Rafaela Texeira (Kukkiwon)

masculin, junior -55 kg:
- 1. Jordy Neves (Vichten)
- 2. Jaz Henry (Junglinster)

masculin, junior -63 kg:
- 1. Man Merny (Vichten)
- 2. Roberto Coquerel (Vichten)

fémin, junior - 68 kg:
- 1. Gaëlle Marco (Esch)
- 2. Sophie Moreira (Kukkiwon)
- 3. Tina Hieff (Vichten)
- 3. Laura Antoinne (Kukkiwon)

masculine, senior -62 kg:
- 1. Luigi Gentilie (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Fabian Tassler (Yong)
- 3. Joe Kayser (Kukkiwon)

masculine, senior +84 kg:
- 1. Marco Tocha (Kukkiwon)
- 2. Claude Mathay (Vichten)
- 3. Benoit Damy (Yong)

Gianni Cappellano new LTA president

Gianni Cappellano new LTA president

The LTA is delighted to announce the appointment of Gianni Cappellano as new President on February 19, 2013. Gianni Cappellano holds the 3d dan in Taekwondo and trains in the clubs of Esch/Alzette and Junglinster.

Joe Brink, sportsman of the year

Joe Brink, sportsman of the year

For his excellent results at competitions and his efforts in the promotion of Taekwondo, Joe Brink was elected LTA sportsman of the year.