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"My ultimate goal is to teach Taekwon-Do to everyone" General Choi Hong Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do
 
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María Virginia Dionisi

 
Rank: VI Degree (B-6-4), International Instructor (15013), Umpire A
Related diplomas: Expert in Combat Sports (I.S.P.A.R.M.)
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Background: Head Instructor of ITF Brussels, Samjok-O, Taekwon-Do Woluwe and Brussels Champions. Patterns Coach for the Belgian National team. Sabum Virginia started training in Taekwon-Do in 1982, in Posadas, Argentina, with her two brothers Marcelo and Fernando at the school of Master Carlos Mendez and Grand Master Javier Dacak. In 1989 she was the first woman to obtain a black belt in the state of Misiones.
In 1991 she was invited to take part in the demostrations performed by the Korean Taekwon-Do Team that were held in Buenos Aires (Gran Rex Theater) and Posadas (Teatro Espanol). 
She moved to Belgium in 1999. She met General Choi Hong Hi (founder of Taekwon-Do) several times, and tested with him for IV Degree in 2000. As a competitor, Sabum Virginia won several national and international competitions, being European Champion (Poland 2008) and World Champion (Argentina 2009), where she also obtained a Bronze medal and tied for best competitor.
Sabum Virginia Dionisi has been awarded for her outstanding performances in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Brussels Town Hall at the Champions Reception, held at the Hall of Fame at Roi Baudouin Stadium.
Several current and former students of Sabum Virginia are or were members of the Belgian and Argentinean Teams, obtaining outstanding results at World Championships (Alexander Walter, Andreea Musca, Patricia, Nicolas and Alejandro Romero).
In addition, Sabum Virginia is a lawyer specialized in business law. She currently works as Senior Legal Counsel for a multinational group. She likes water sports (being an advanced open water diver), classical and modern dance.

More detailed information about Sabum Virginia Dionisi:
 
Black belt promotions and sport qualifications
Sabum Virginia, promoted IV Degree by General
Choi Hong Hi (Fécamp, France, February 2000)
 
  VI Degree, (B-6-4) April 2013
  • Promoted by Master Frank Vanberghen,VIII Degree, Lokeren, Belgium.
  V Degree, (B-5-3) October 2007
  • Promoted by the ITF Technical Committee: GM's Pablo Strajtemberg, Hector Marano and Wim Bos, Steenokerzeel, Belgium.
  IV Degree, (B-4-3) February 2000
  • Promoted by General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do, Fécamp, France.
  III Degree, (AR-3-470) July 1995
  • Promoted by GM Javier Dacak, Posadas, Argentina.
  II Degree, (AR-2-692) July 1992
  • Promoted by GM Javier Dacak, Resistencia, Argentina.
  I Degree, (AR-1-1032) December 1989 
  • Promoted by GM Javier Dacak, Posadas, Argentina
International Instructor Courses 

 
4 (four)  International Instructors Courses conducted by General Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do,
 
 Fécamp, Francia, 2000 
 
 Posadas, Argentina, 1996
 
 Asunción, Paraguay, 1995
 
 Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1990
5 (five)  International Instructors Courses conducted by the ITF Technical Commitee: GM's Pablo Strajtemberg, Hector Marano, Wim Bos and Ung Kim Lan.
 
  Oostende, Belgium, 2013
 
  Miesbach, Germany, 2009 
 
  Steenokerzeel, Belgium, 2007
 
  Cologne, Germany, 2006 
 
  Steenokerzeel, Belgium, 2004

 

World Championships and World Cups


Sabum Virginia Dionisi World Champion in Tul IV-VI Degree
Mar Del Plata, Argentina 2009
  
                             
XVI Senior World Championship, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2009
  • Gold Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree 
  • Bronze Medal in Sparring -52 Kg          
  • Tied for Best Competitor
XV Senior World Championship, Quebec, Canada, 2007
  • Member of the Belgian Team 
II World Cup, Benidorm, Spain, 2006
  • Silver Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree
XIV Senior World Championship, Dortmunt, Germany  2005
  • Member of the Belgian Team
VIII Senior World Championship, Pyong Yan, North Korea, 1992 
  • Member of the Argentinean Team 
                           

 

European Championships



 

 
XXV European Senior Championship, Skövde, Sweden, 2010
  • Silver Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree
 XXIX European Senior Championship, Benidorm, Spain, 2009
  • Silver Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree
 XXIII European Senior Championship, Wroclaw, Poland, 2008 
  • Gold Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree
 XXII European Senior Championship, Poprad, Slovakia, 2007
  • Bronze Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree  
  • Bronze Medal in Team Special Techniques
 XXI European Senior Championship, Constanta, Roumania, 2006
  • Bronze Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree   
  • Bronze Medal in Team Special Techniques  
 XX European Senior Championship, Terraccina, Italy, 2005 
  • Bronze Medal in Sparring -52kg.
  • Bronze Medal in Tul IV-VI Degree
                                                                                  
 
  
    
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