A sad day in my life was, In February 2008, while during training I suffered a heart attack. I was rushed to the hospital where a clogged artery was opened and a week later, I went into open heart surgery. I received four bypasses and some stents to keep other main arteries open. It took me several months to recover. Months I was not able to train and teach Taekwon-Do, this was a very dark period in my life. The good news was: I survived and the surgeon assured me this was because of my strong heart and body. Thank you, Taekwon-Do!
As GrandMaster Pablo Traijtenberg quoted during the ITF Convention 2017 in Benidorm (Spain), there are many hip injuries amongst Taekwon-Do practitioners all over the world, so I decided to write a thesis about this phenomenon and the possible solutions after research.
Using Taekwondo as a tool to help special needs students with emphasis on Dyspraxia
Opportunities in ITF Taekwon-Do for people with autism Thesis for VIIth Dan by Eddy Van Damme, Belgium Since 1990, my passion for ITF Taekwon-Do has only grown bigger as it became a specific interest that…