Registration for the Open Dutch 2023 has just opened up!

The Open Dutch is an ITF Taekwon-Do tournament organized by Difesa Sports with Master Willy van de Mortel as the head of the organization. The Open Dutch falls under the umbrella of the Master Series and ITF-Netherlands. In 2023 the Open Dutch will take place on Saturday, January 28th at the Fletcher Wellness Hotel Helmond, Scheepsboulevard 2, 5705 KZ Helmond, The Netherlands.

The tournament is open for youth, juniors, and seniors in the A, B, and C-class for the categories sparring and patterns. Please note, there is no D-Class, and the competition is limited to 700 competitors. For the A-class juniors and seniors, there will also be an overall sparring competition. 

Make sure to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot and compete with the very best using the following link!

All required details around weight and height classes can be found in the invitation below. 

Open Dutch 2023 invitation!

For the past couple of years, we have all been frustrated by the fact that many great tournaments/competitions were canceled due to COVID. It seems that things are back to normal again finally. This means that we get to organize the Open Dutch once again, and we hope all of you are just as excited as we are and ready to compete with the best!

At previous editions there were 700+ competitors from more than 19 different countries. The competition will be held in a single large sports center in Difesa Sport’s home town Helmond: Fletcher Wellness Hotel Helmond

We hope to see you all on the 28th of January 2023. The invite is in both English and Dutch, and we will share the link to register via Sportdata closer to the start of the registration itself (November 1st).

Please note, that although we don’t foresee a situation where lockdowns (due to COVID) will happen again, we do urge people to be smart about booking flights and hotels. Please refer to the cancellation process (and potential fees) of the booking agency, hotel, and/or airline.

2023 Edition:

Open Dutch 2023 poster!

We are still disappointed that we had to make the decision to cancel the 2022 edition of the Open Dutch. However, we are already planning for 2023. We’ve booked the venue, so we know the date! Let’s hope that by that time the pandemic is under control and things are back to “normal” again. We hope to see all of you on January 28th, 2023 in Helmond.

Omicron variant knocked down the Open Dutch, but it is not a knock out!

It regrets us to have to inform you all that we, unfortunately, have to cancel the Open Dutch 2022 as a result of the current lockdown in the Netherlands due to the Omicron variant of COVID. We are well aware that there are various groups of people who already registered and have booked flights and accommodations, we would like to urge everyone to cancel your plans, or reschedule for Saturday the 28th January 2023! We hope that the cancellation of the 2022 edition does not result in significant inconvenience for any of you, and we hope that we will be able to welcome you again Saturday the 28th January 2023. Once again, our sincere apologies.

Sportdata link online for registrations!

We enabled Sportdata yesterday for registrations and the first official registrations are coming in. We have competitors from Finland, Scotland, and Belgium already registered. Here is the link, make sure to register early:

For those who missed the previous post:

One thing we would like to emphasize is that all information in the invite is based on the current COVID-19 protocol and the guidelines provided by the Dutch and local governments. Categories, classes, and/or the total number of competitors may be adjusted closer to the event based on changes of these COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

2022 Edition: