Archive for October, 2010

Koryo Classes

Friday, October 29th, 2010

All classes will be back to normal as of Thursday 4th November.  Friday nights class at Craigieburn will now focus on Grading work.

The following classes have been cancelled,

  • Craigieburn: Friday 29th October
  • Roxburgh Park:Monday 1st November and Tuesday 2nd November.

Taekwondo Australia's 2010 National Championships.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

This year the Nationals were held in Canberra with some 2000 competitors from around Australia and overseas.  Our club sent 24 competitor to Canberra to compete in both Technical and Sparring events and even though it was a younger and less experience team they all did a great job in keeping our club up there with some the best clubs in Australia.  The only real negative to come out of the competition was Russell Wood breaking his arm in the Self Defense competition. Russell goes into hospital on Friday to have a plate and screws fitted which will make the bone some what stronger.

Medal Results

Koryo Taekwondo

  • Thomas Bitmatta:1 Gold & 1 Silver
  • Paul Bitmatta:3 Gold & 1 Bronze
  • Taylor Summersby: 3 Silver &1 Bronze
  • Jack Summersby: 2 Silver & 2 Bronze
  • Crystoval C S Komala: 2 Gold & 1 Silver
  • Sharell C S Komala: 2 Gold & 2 Silver
  • Angela Gunawardena: 2 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Amanda Gunwardena: 2 Gold & 1 Bronze
  • William French: 2 Silver
  • Daniel Rosano: 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Sachin Pathmaperuma: 2 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Sammy Rachele:3 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Russell Wood: 3 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Amanda Tripptree: 4 Gold
  • Ethan Tremlett: 2 Gold & 1 Bronze
  • Supun Jayakody: 3 Gold
  • Rachel McIntosh:3 Gold & 2 Silver
  • Rejai Rosa: 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Matthew Christian: 1 Silver
  • Daniel Scaffidi: 1 Bronze
  • Wayne Elder: 2 Gold & 1 Bronze
  • Tracey Burge: 1 Silver
  • Adrian Wright: 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
  • Phillip Andis: 1 Silver & 1 Bronze

Total: 35 Gold, 24 Silver & 16 Bronze with the overall total 75

Gisborne Taekwondo

  • Brandi Beltrame: 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze
  • Declan Beltrame: 1 Silver & 2 Bronze
  • Matthew Wansink: 1 Bronze
  • Bradley Newell:
  • William Holmes:1 Gold

New Koryo Junior Black Belt

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

After 4 years of regular training Thomas Flordeliz gained his 1st Poom Black Belt.  Thomas did such a great job on the day he also won the trophy for the best student at the grading as well. Great effort Thomas we are all proud of you.

Koryo Taekwondo Friday Night Class

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Our Friday night class on the 22nd October has been cancelled due to the National Championships.  Joyce Stivala conduct all other classes as normal

Koryo Taekwondo Night Out

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Dancing * Awards * Games
20th NOVEMBER 2010

Good Samaritan Primary School
Southern Cross Drive, Roxburgh Park.

6:30pm to Midnight

Awards, Games, Gifts & Door Prizes

Plus lots of Dancing & Fun for All

15 years + $10.00 * 14 & under $5.00

Children under 5 free * Friends Welcome

B.Y.O Food & Drink * Alcohol allowed * Tea & Coffee Provided

Contacts: Joyce 97151300 * Russ 93086019 * Mobile No: 0405 659 684

The 8 Palgwae Poomsae Forms

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Russell Wood will be teaching the 8 Palgwae Forms at the Fight for Life Martial Seminar which is scheduled for the 6th and 7th November 2010. As this seminar is to raise funds for the Cancer Foundation it is a great opportunity for us all to donate and learn more about Martial Arts.
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5th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The  5th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships kicked off for a three-day run in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Oct. 8, 2010.

The WTF-promoted event, which takes place at the 2,800-seat Universal Sports Palace Uzbekistan, drew a total of 447 contestants, including 194 females, from 59 countries.

The first edition of the World Poomsae Championships was held in Seoul, Korea in 2006, attracting 407 athletes from 57 countries, while the second event took place in Incheon, Koresa in 2007 with 400 athletes from 50 countries. The third event was held in Ankara, Turkey in 2008 with 363 athletes from 48 countries, compared with 565 contestants from 59 countries in Cairo, Egypt in 2009 for the fourth edition. The next 6th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships are scheduled for 2011 in Vladivostok, Russia.


Koryo Classes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Due to our Poomsae Up Date Seminar been held on Saturday 9th October there will be no Technical or Fight Class at Craigieburn this Saturday. These classes will return to normal on Saturday 16th October.


Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The World Taekwondo Federation (‘WTF’) has issued its Qualification System for the London Olympic Games. The Qualification System is approved by the International Olympic Committee (‘IOC’).

Under the Qualification System (attached), quota places are allocated to the respective National Olympic Committees (‘NOCs’). Only NOCs may enter athletes in the WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament (July 2011) or the Continental Taekwondo Qualification Tournaments (September 2011 – January 2012). The AOC Olympic Team Selection By-law requires the Australian Olympic Team’s Nomination and Selection Criteria for the Olympic Games be submitted to the AOC by the relevant National Federation and approved by the AOC prior to it being made available to athletes.

At this time, the sport of Taekwondo does not have a National Federation recognised by the AOC. In October last year, the AOC resolved that Taekwondo Australia (‘TA’) should be recognised subject to TA’s membership of the WTF. The WTF did not accept TA as a member but instead accepted Sports Taekwondo Australia (‘STA’) as the member of the WTF for sport of Taekwondo in Australia.

The WTF has recently been attempting to resolve the issue in discussions with TA and STA but it remains unresolved to date. As a result, there is no current pathway for qualification or nomination of Taekwondo athletes by a National Federation to the AOC for selection and entry to the London Olympic Games. It is important that athletes do not have any false expectations from statements that may have been made by either STA or TA leading them to believe that they may follow a path for nomination to the London Olympic Games which is not available to them. The AOC regards the current situation as completely unsatisfactory but is hopeful that further discussions it may have with the IOC will find a way for Australian Taekwondo athletes to qualify for and compete at the 2012 Olympic Games. Regrettably, at this point in time the way forward is not clear and is unlikely to be so for some time.

Craig Phillips
Secretary General
Australian Olympic Committee
1 October 2010

Koryo Taekwondo Centre – Poomsae Seminar

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

This Seminar is designed to bring our entire membership up to date with the latest trends and techniques currently being used in Korea.  The Seminar is open to Junior and Senior White, Yellow, Blue, Red and Black Belts members and is open to other Taekwondo Clubs. Please make sure you promote this Seminar to all your students as in the future we will introduce these up dates at our gradings




TIMES: 11.30AM TO 4.30PM





Please note that all belts are welcome to stay for the total period of the Seminar, however, the Poomsae level will increase during the day. As the floor space is limited please advise me on the numbers of students you will have attending this Seminar.

For Additional Information please ring one of the following Instructors

Joyce Stivala – 0397151300  – Lucky Dimoski : 0419101258

Carl Ure – 57922572 – Lee Thomas – 57871537 – Francisco Diaz – 04218302636

Sammy Rachelle – 58311378 –  Russell Wood – 93086019 /  Mobile: 0405659684