Archive for March, 2010

Easter Classes at Roxburgh Park and Craigieburn

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

PLEASE FIND DETAILED BELOW CLASS INFORMATION FOR THE EASTER PERIOD,
TUESDAY 30TH MARCH : NO CLASSES DUE TO ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE BEING CARRIED OUT AT THE SCHOOL.

FRIDAY 2ND APRIL: NO CLASS AT ROXBURGH PARK, HOWEVER, ON SATURDAY 3RD, SUNDAY 4TH, MONDAY, 5TH AND TUESDAY 6TH APRIL ALL CLASSES WILL BE RUNNING AS NORMAL.

MONDAY THE 12TH APRIL: DUE TO THE K.T. DANG SEMINAR BEING HELD THAT EVENING OUR JUNIOR CLASS WILL FINISH AT 7.15PM.
ALSO THE SENIOR CLASS WILL BE CANCELLED THAT NIGHT (ONLY) FOR THE SAME REASON.

IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME ON 93086019 OR 0405659684.
YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL ME ON woody100@people.net.au

Koryo Club at Roxburgh Park

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Please be advised that there will be no classes on the 30th March due to some electrical maintenance requirement. All other classes will be as normal including during the school holidays.

Koryo Club at Craigieburn

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Please be advised that the structure of the 3rd class on Saturdays will change from the 27th March.
The class will now focus on both sparring and technical which is due to the coming 1 on 1 competition in May and the trip to Korea.

Iran Wins Overall Men’s Title at 8th World Junior Championships in Mexico

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Representatives of the top five countries in terms of overall points in the men’s division pose during the awards ceremony of the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships at the High Performance Sports Center in Tijuana, Mexico on March 9, 2010. Iran clinched the overall men’s title, followed by Korea, Turkey, Russia and Mexico.

Iran clinched the overall men’s title by winning three gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal at the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships, which were wrapped up in a great success in Tijuana, Mexico on March 9, 2010.

Korea came next with three gold medals and one bronze medal, followed by Turkey, Russia and Mexico in the men’s division. In the 16-year history of the WTF World Junior Championships, it marked the first time that Korea failed to defend its overall men’s title.

In the women’s category, Korea defended its overall title by grabbing four golds, two silvers and one bronze. China came next with three golds, followed by Turkey, the United States and Croatia.

The four-day World Junior Championships, which took place at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium of the High Performance Sports Center, were a great success for good reasons.

The championships, which were held in a very orderly manner, drew a total of 696 athletes from a record 97 countries. Reflecting the high popularity of taekwondo around the world, many countries broadcast the championships in both live or delayed formats.

The 1st WTF Photo Contest was held on the occasion of the championships, which featured electronic body protectors and an instant video replay system.

The Best Referee Awards of the championships went to five referees: Mr. Jose Eduardo of Aruba, Mr. Argubi Mohamed of the Netherlands, Ms. Chiu Carmen of Macau, Mr. David Coupar of Denmark, and Ms. Soo Hyun Park of Korea.

Five coaches were selected as the Best Coaches of the championships. They are Korea’s Bong Suk Lee, Iran’s Reza Zavavar, Mexico’s Young Sun Bang, China’s Dong Wan Lee, and Azerbaijan’s Jung Bae Jeon.

Mexico’s Cesar Roman Rodriguez, the gold medal winner in the men’s -51kg weight category, was selected as the Best Male Athlete of the championships, while the Best Female Athlete honors went to China’s Lulu Fei, the gold medal winner in the women’s over 68kg division.

The Active Participation Prize was shared by Kazakhstan, Greece and Puerto Rico, while the Good Fighting Spirit Prize went to Tahiti, Nigeria and Portugal.

The final day of the World Junior Championships featured four weight divisions.

In the men’s -63kg category, Iran’s Homayouni Amirhossein crushed Marcin Anikiej from Poland 15-3 in the final match for the gold medal. The bronze went to Canada’s Shashank Bhat and Cuba’s Daniel Miranda Fidalgo.

In the men’s -59kg category, Korea’s In Chang Jeong managed to grab the gold medal as he outpointed Greece’s Tzellos Kleanthis in the final match 6-5. Russia’s Echilov Khadzhimurad and Turkey’s Yusuf Kocaman shared the bronze in the division.

In the women’s -46kg division, Turkey’s Kubra Cakir won the gold medal by defeating Mexico’s Gallegos Vanessa 8-1 in the final match. The bronze went to Canada’s Elodie Beaulieu and Germany’s Nolp Sabrina.

In the women’s -55kg category, Korea’s Su Ji Choi outpointed Great Britain’s Jade Jones for the gold medal. Tunisia’s Ben Ali Rahma and Thailand’s Roeksirirat Sirada shared the bronze medal.

T.V.I Sparring Competition

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

T.V.I Sparring Competition
All competitors will be able to enter the competition online without current 2010 registration and insurance cards, however athletes need to have already lodged their 2010 registration application prior to competition.

Due to the influx of registrations to TA, the administration has been overwhelmed and need more time to process 2010 registrations.

We have disconnected the checkpoint on the online system so that all
competitors can bypass this point. We will retrospectively check registrations
with TA at a later date.

We have amended the competition times for this weekends competition, this is inline with the competition times used last year.The information in the comp package was a typing error.

Contest duration

Senior matches

3 rounds x 2 minute (30 seconds between rounds)

Junior matches

3 rounds x 1&1/2 minute (30 seconds between rounds)

*These times also include coloured belts

*Match times may be altered subject to competition time constraints

Kind regardsTVI Competition team.

Jodi Brown

Tel: 03 9703 0788

General Taekwondo Seminar

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

HI EVERYBODY, ON THE EVENING OF 12TH APRIL THE KORYO TAEKWONDO CENTRE WILL HOST A GENERAL TAEKWONDO SEMINAR IN ROXBURGH PARK.

NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED TO 60 SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT ME AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.

FEE WILL BE $3O.00 PER PERSON WITH FINGER FOOD AND DRINKS SUPPLIED AFTER THE SEMINAR.

ALL MARTIAL ART PRACTITIONERS ARE WELCOME.

THE PRESENTER WILL BE MR KY TU DANG WHO IS A HIGHLY QUALIFIED MASTER INSTRUCTOR FROM EUROPE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

ALL PROFIT FROM THIS SEMINAR WILL GO TOWARDS THE TEAM TRAVELLING TO KOREA TO COMPETE IN THE 4th World TaeKwonDo Culture Expo Moo Ju 2010

Ky-Tu Dang’s Taekwondo Curriculum Vitae

  • Civil data: Born 04. Feb. 1962 in Saigon – VietnamFather to 2 daughters of 4 and 2 years old.
  • Education: Shipmaster at Copenhagen Navigation College – 1986
  • IT-designer – 1989
  • Speaking languages: English, French, German, Vietnamese, Danish and Norwegian.
  • Occupation: Commander in The Royal Danish Coast Guard – Since 1990
  • Taekwondo Carrier:
  • Start practicing in Saigon, Vietnam, and have never stop since 1970.
  • 1.Dan promotion in 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam
  • Came to Denmark as refugee 1975
  • Have since been part of the forces that build Taekwondo in Denmark
  • 1st participation of a World Championships is 3rd World Championships in Chicago, USA,
  • in 1977
  • Have since been member of the Danish Kyurogi National Team from 1976 till 1984
  • Compete in Technical tournament from 1984 till today.
  • Undefeated in Technical Tournaments since 1984
  • Founder of the Danish Technical National Team and Demo Team in 1993
  • National Coach of Danish National Technical Team 1993 – 2002.
  • Technical Director of Danish Federation since 2002
  • Technical Director of Israeli Federation since 1995
  • National Coach of Israeli Kyurogi Team 1994 – 2000
  • Conducting and supervisor for Federations, National Teams all over the world
  • Results & Achievements:
  • Winner of European Poomsae Championships:
  • 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009
  • Winner of World Poomsae Championships:
  • 2007 and Vice Champion 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • Producer of Taegeuk and Poomsae DVD in 1995 and 2006
  • Producer of Taekwondo 3D – WTF-Poomsae in 2005

Mexico, Turkey, U.S.A., China, Korea Win 1 gold Each on 2nd Day of World Junior Championships

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Host Mexcio clinched one gold medal on the second day of the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Tijuana, Mexico on March 7, 2010. The United States, China, Turkey and Korea also grabbed one gold each.
 
In the women´s -44kg weight division, the United States´ Cheyenne Lewis clinched the gold medal as she beat Korea´s Mi Hui Choi. The bronze went to Ukraine´s Romoidanova Iryna and Iran´s Shirjahani Maryam.
 
China´s Li Wanhui beat France´s Haby Niare to win the gold medal in the women´s -63kg weight category. Russian Potapova Alexandra and Korean You Jin Jang shared the bronze medal.
 
In the men´s -48kg weight category, Korea´s Jeong Hun Kim earned his country the first gold medal at the 8th World Junior Championships. The silver went to Jordan´s Al Ahmad. Iranian Ahmadi Danial and Thai Emsri Karepol shared the bronze medal in the division.
 
In the men´s -51kg weight division, Mexico´s Rodriguez Cesar Roman gave his country the first gold as he brushed aside a stiff challenge from Russian Denisenko Alexey in the final match. Turkey´s Omer Aksoy and Japan´s Daisuke Harada shared the bronze medal.
 
Turkey´s Ozan Bindak needed a sudden-death round to clinch the gold medal in the men´s -73kg weight division against Germany´s Gulec Tahir.
The bronze went to Argentina´s Agustin Alves and Belarus´s Aliaksandr Shmakou.
 
The 8th World Junior Championships are under way at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium at the High Performance Sports Center in Tijuana, drawing a total of 696 athletes from a record 97 countries. The championships continue until March 9.

YOG Qualification Event – Day 1 Results

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Australia’s four fighters on day one of the WTF Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event in Mexico were all eliminated in early rounds

Cem Kahraman of Powerhouse Taekwondo in Victoria advanced the furthest, winning his first two matches in stellar style in the Men’s Under 55kg division (6-3 over Sweden and 14-2 over Argentina). He went down to Egypt 9-3 in the third round.

Anja Vukomanovic of Titans Taekwondo in Victoria had a bye in the first round, and then dropped her second round fight in the Female Under 63kg division 6-1 to a former European Junior Champion from Germany.

In the Men’s Under 73kg division, Mohammad Abdallah of Fighting Lyons in Victoria was out-pointed 6-4 by Great Britain in the first round, while Courtney Sinclair of Hall’s Taekwondo in Victoria fell 12-1 to Croatia in the Female Over 63kg.

Over 320 athletes from 85 countries are competing in the WTF Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event, at which 30 athletes will qualify to participate in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August. Australia has two fighters competing on day two of this tournament.

YOG Qualification Event – Day 2 Results

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Australia’s two remaining fighters in the WTF Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event in Mexico lost their opening matches on the second and final day of the competition.

Jason Noh from Hong’s Taekwondo in NSW lost 7-2 to Ukraine in the Male Under 63kg division, while Taiha Gorton of Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan in Western Australia was beaten 24-2 by Sweden in the Female Under 55kg divsion.

The athletes get a day of rest on Friday, with the WTF World Junior Championships beginning on Saturday morning.

20 Countries Earn Tickets to Singapore Youth Olympic Games after One Day of Qualification Tournament in Mexico

Sunday, March 14th, 2010
A total of 20 countries earned at least one ticket to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games after one day of competition of the two-day WTF World Qualification Tournament for the 1st Youth Olympic Games at the High Performance Sports Center of Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico on March 3, 2010.
Korea earned three tickets to the Youth Olympic Games to be held in August in Singapore, while nine countries won two tickets each to the Singapore event. The nine countries are Germany, Russia, Egypt, France, China, Mexico, Cuba, the United States, and Kazakhstan.
Ten countries garnered one ticket each to the inaugural Youth Olympic Games. They are Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Thailand, Jordan, Colombia, Spain, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, and Canada.
A total of 385 athletes, including 216 males, from 96 countries are competing for tickets to Singapore for the Youth Olympic Games at the WTF World Qualification Tournament, which features five male and five female weight divisions.
Through this qualification tournament, a total of 30 male and 30 female athletes, the top six athletes per weight category, are qualified for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.
A total of 100 athletes are to compete for top honors at the taekwondo competition of the Youth Olympic Games. Host Singapore automatically earns three male and three female tickets to Singapore, while the remaining 34 tickets will be decided upon through consultations among the International Olympic Committee, the National Olympic Committees and the World Taekwondo Federation.
On March 4, athletes will compete for another 30 tickets to Singapore in five weight categories: men’s -48kg, men’s -63kg, men’s +73, women’s -44kg and women’s -55kg.

The following are the competition results after one day of World Qualification Tournament.
Qualifiers for 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Men’s -55kg Category
1. Mahmood Haidari (Afghanistan)
2. Ebrahim Mardani Korani (Iran)
3. Oscar Munoz Oviedo (Colombia)
3. Mohamed Abdelazizk (Egypt)
5. Mamayev Nursultan (Kazakhstan)
6. Jose Cobas Del (Cuba)
Men’s -73kg Category
1. Jin Hak Kim (Korea)
2. Sirazhov Aliaskhab (Russia)
3. Dominishyn Maksym (Ukraine)
3. Gulec Tahir (Germany)
5. Samaha Michel (Lebanon)
6. Sabuhi Ismayilzada (Azerbaijan)
Women’s -49kg Category
1. So Hui Kim (Korea)
2. Touran Dana (Jordan)
3. Worawong Pongpanit (Thailand)
3. Nour Abdelsalam (Egypt)
5. Bates Jessle (U.S.A.)
6. Melani Phan (Canada)
Women’s -63kg Category
1. Haby Niare (France)
2. Soo Yeon Jeon (Korea)
3. Nagore Irigoien Elosegi (Spain)
3. Gulec Rabia (Germany)
5. Ana Perez Hernandez (Mexico)
6. Rea Budic (Croatia)
Women’s +63kg Category
1. Faiza Taoussara (France)
2. Fei Lulu (China)
3. Briseida Acosta Balarezo (Mexico)
3. Ivanova Olga (Russia)
5. Yulemi Escalona (Cuba)
6. Silva Michelle (U.S.A.)