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2016 Victorian Selections

May 25th, 2016

STV – Sports Taekwondo Victoria

2016 Victorian Taekwondo Championships

The newly formed official State body, STV – Sports Taekwondo Victoria, is proud to confirm that the Victorian Taekwondo Championships will be held at the following dates and locations:

·                             Poomsae    –           24th July           Darebin Community Sports Stadium,

857 Plenty Road, Reservoir

·                             Sparring    –           31st July           at State Netball & Hockey Centre,

Brens Drive, Parkville

The competition package will be released in the very near future.

Selections For Nationals:

·        Blue & Red Belt athletes finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in their respective Divisions will qualify to represent Victorian at the STAL National Championships in Bendigo, 26th–28th August.

·        While the Black Belt divisions at the Nationals are Open, ALL potential Black Belt competitors MUST have competed at their home State Championship, to have their entry included in the draw. (athletes who are unable to attend, due to competing at National Selections interstate, may apply for an exemption.)

·        Note – All athletes wanting to compete at Nationals will need to have current STAL membership in order to be able to lodge their application in the Nationals on-line portal

Closing Dates for Entries to Nationals:

·        All Black Belt entries for the Nationals must be entered before midnight, 24th July, as previously advertised by STAL.

·        The cut-off for Blue & Red Belt entries for Nationals has been extended by STAL until midnight 3rd July.  Successful athletes at the State Championship will need to enter via the People-In-Action portal immediately after qualifying.


·        As always, the success of our tournaments relies heavily on the support of the greater Taekwondo community.  Those who are able to help in volunteer roles with set-up, pack-up marshalling, etc. are asked to please register your availability by contacting:

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Sue Safstrom

Phone: 0421937842



Koryo Sheppartons House of Pain

May 19th, 2016

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2016 Shepparton Grading

May 17th, 2016

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Molly Bohm and Jessica Eldred receive their Black Belts at our recent Shepparton Grading. Its has been a very long 6 years journey for the Girls, however, we could not be any prouder of them as they completed the grading with flying colours. Shepparton Head Instructor Sammy Rachele was just so proud to wrap the Black Belts around these two Girls.

Road to Rio Fund Raising

May 11th, 2016

2016 Marten GirlsRoad to Rio Fund Raising

Rob Schembri and myself would like to thank everybody for their contribution towards raising funds for our Australian Olympic representatives Carmen and Caroline Marton.

At this point of time we have raised $1519.53 which has all been paid directly into the girls bank account as detailed below.

Both Rob and I feel that this has been a great team effort, however, we would like to think that we can double this amount over the next month.

If you have been planning to donate towards this very worthy cause and have not done so at this point of time could you please consider donating as small amount during May so that we can achieve our goal of double the $1519.53 this month.

If any of your clubs would like Rob or myself to visit your venues and conduct a Poomsae class to help raise funds for the girls we would be more than please to do so.

Bank Details

ACCOUNT NAME: Marton Carmen and Marton Caroline
BSB: 013350
ACCOUNT NO: 404725593

Contact details are as follows,
Rob Schembri: Phone 0417172088
Russ Wood: Email

Rob Schembri and Russell Wood

2016 TVI Autumn Open

May 1st, 2016





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The Koryo Taekwondo Centre had a great day at a well organised Sparring and Poomsae Competition.
Our team finished up with 29 Gold, 10 Silver and 3 Bronze.
As always Joyce, Caroline, Rebecca, True, Susan, Lucy, Crys, Sammy and guys from Shepparton did a great job organising, competiting, coaching and warming up our fighters.

Qualifications For Nationals

April 27th, 2016

2016 Australian National Championships
Clarification Notes:

We have received questions from a number of members in regard to the Nationals Package which was rec…ently released. The following information is provided for clarification:

Qualifications For Nationals
Colour Belt competitors must have qualified in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place in their State Selection competitions and Black Belt competitors must have the approval of their State Association.

State Team Wear
STAL supports all States and State Teams, therefore it is STAL preference that competitors wear a State Uniform where available. It is expected that all competitors will abide by State policies regarding uniforms.

STAL Registered Kukkiwon Certificates
If your Kukkiwon Certificate was not acquired through STAL, or you are not a holder of a WTF Global Athlete License, your Kukkiwon accreditation will not be registered in the STAL Kukkiwon Database. You are therefore requested to register your Kukkiwon Dan/Poom Certificate with STAL by emailing your name, Dan/Poom level and Kukkiwon Number to This information MUST be received prior to the closing date of entries (24 July 2016) to confirm your black belt accreditation and eligibility to enter the selection events.

The package will shortly be updated with the above clarifications.

Australian Poomsae Team Selections

April 26th, 2016

Poomsae Selection event for 2016 will be held on 30 July 2016 at the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre in Perth, WA, and hosted in conjunction with STWA.

The selections will be for the 2016 World Poomsae Championships and the 2016 Oceania Championship (Poomsae divisions).

There will also be a training camp on 31 July 2016, and it will be open to all Black Belts in the morning, and will be mandatory for the selected athletes in the afternoon.
The package and the selection policy will be released shortly. If you have any queries please contact

Koryo Poomsae/Judging Seminar

April 25th, 2016

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The Seminar turned out to be a very successful day as we had members from 11 different clubs including one from NSW.
54 Participants attended the seminar which covered and overview on the 2014 WTF Poomsae Rules, a 1 hour Kukkiwon video on basic techniques, all the Taegeuk and Black Belt forms plus 2 hours scoring practice and revision using iPads. Schembris TKD Centre proved to be an ideal venue as it has two levels with one set up with seating for 60 participants and a large TV screen whilst the other area was used for Poomsae and scoring practice.
We also introduced the new WTF issue 2 text book to the participants which is a great improvement on the issue 1 text book. Our total stock of these text books were all sold, however, we are now taking orders for our next shipment.
Thanks to Rob and Nerise Schembri we were able to raise a $1000 for the Marton Sister which will be deposited in their bank account on Tuesday. Also we need to thank Joyce from Koryo TKD for managing participants and book sales.
The following clubs attended the Seminar, Red Dragons, Maryborough Martial Arts, Fusion Martial Arts, MTC, Tigers TKD, Revolution TKD, JB TKD, V Team, Geelong ITF, Jung Moo, Schembris TKD and Koryo TKD.

Koryo Poomsae & Judging Seminar

April 20th, 2016

2016 Marten GirlsKoryo Poomsae & Judging Seminar
If you are interested in attending email Russell Wood at as we can still fit a couple more in.
Those who are attending please bring your dobok and your ipad as we will be practicing poomsae and judging.
All proceeds will go to the Marton Sister’s to assist them on their road to Rio.

2016 WTF Presidents Cup – Oceania

April 19th, 2016

2016 WTF Presidents Cup – Oceania

Please note that the previously advertised WTF Presidents Cup – Oceania to be held on 4-5 June 2016 in Victoria, Australia has now been rescheduled.

We expect that the event will now take place in late July or early August. We hope to be able to announce details of this important event within the next week.