Archive for January, 2011

Victorian Poomsae Judge Seminar

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

In conjunction with T.V.I’s new Technical Director Derek Upward a Poomsae Judge Seminar is being organised for the 13th March. The presenters at this point of time will be Master  Julius Burai, Master Robert Schembri and Russell Wood all of which received their Poomsae Judge Presenter qualification in 2011. As this will be the first T.V.I Poomsae Judge Seminar since 2009 we hope that it will be well attended as we need to obtain a greater number of Victorian Poomsae Judges. T.V.I will be releasing full details in the near future.

2011 Commonwealth Championships

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Great news, Koryo’s Shepparton Instructor Sammy Rachele wins Gold and Bronze in India.
Sammy won Bronze in the Individual Poomsae and Gold in the pairs with Linda Schragger from White Studios.
The Koryo Club is extremily proud of  both Sammy and Linda as it was a great effort.
More great news, Jarod O’Gorman from Schembri’s T.K.D wins Bronze in the Individual Poomsae and Pairs, how good is that. Once again we are all very proud of Jarod.
On top of the great success of the Australian Team we have just been advised that Linda Schragger also won Gold in her Individual event, what an effort 2 events 2 Gold just does not get any better than that.
Just been advised on the Australian overall medal count from this competition.
Poomsae: 3 Gold and 6 Bronze
Sparring: 4 Gold and 3 Bronze
Unfortunately we do not have names of all the competitors, however, we would like to congratulate the coach and all the competitors on a job well done.
We have been advised on the following final results,

Poomsae Day 1
Linda Schragger: 2 Gold
Sammy Rachele: 1 Gold & 1 Bronze
Jarod O’Gorman: 2 Bronze
Kathleen Mc Mahon: 2 Bronze
Neil Brickwood: 1 Bronze

Sparring Day 2
Benecia Cheong:  Bronze
Bryana Cheong: Bronze
Aydal Ozalp: Gold
Jasmine: Klumpp: Gold
Samantha Weber: Gold
Jerome Tseitlin: 5th

Sparring Day 3
Kaliswaren Vandiappan: Bronze
Tumay Hamza: Gold
Kara Scamporlino: 5th

Sparring Day 4
Michael Metaxotos: Bronze
Kanica May: Bronze
Fatma Kaymaz: 6th

2011 Commonwealth Championships

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The Koryo Taekwondo Centre would like to congratulate the following T.A Victorian competitors Sammy Rachele from Koryo T.K.D, Linda Schragger from White Studio’s, Jarod O Gorman from Schembris TKD and all the other competitors traveling  to India to compete in the Commonwealth Championships. We would also like to congratulate Master Instructor Robert Schembri  on his appointment as Head Coach for this Australian Team.
We wish the team a safe and successful trip.

W.T.F 2011 Calendar

Friday, January 21st, 2011
no DATA Place Event Contact Grade
01 January 13-15 Manama, Bahrain 3rd Bahrain Open Championships (T) 973 77040033
(F) 973 77050033
02 January 28-31 Chennai, India 5th Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships (T) 91 80 2662 3049
(F) 91 80 4155 4245
03 Feb 5-6 Trelleborg, Sweden 2011 Trelleborg Open (T) 46 707 603474
04 Mar 12-13 Hamburg, Germany 2011 German Open (T) 49 89 1500131 (F) 49 89 1500130 G-1
05 Apr 3-8 London, UK 2011 Sportaccord Convention   N/A
06 May 1-6 Gyeongju, Korea 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships   G-7
07 June 30 – July 3 Baku, Azerbaijan WTF World Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games (T) 99412 496 39 87
(F) 994 12 498 79 00
08 July 16-24
(TKD 20-23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th CISM Military World Games    
09 July 29-31 Vladivostok, Russia 6th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships   N/A
10 Aug 12-23
(TKD 18-23)
Shenzhen, China 26th Summer Universiade   G-4
11 Aug 27 – Sep 10
(TKD 6-9)
New Caledonia 14th Pacific Games (T) 687 201100
(F) 687 899353
12 Sept 3-18 Maputo, Mozambique 2011 All Africa Games   G-5
13 Sept 11-20
(TKD 18-20)
Lignano, Italy 2011 European Masters Games   N/A
14 Sept 11 Noumea, New Caledonia WTF Oceania Qualification Tournament for London 2012Olympic Games   G-5
15 Nov 4-6 Bangkok, Thailand WTF Asian Qualification Tournament for London 2012Olympic Games   G-5
16 Nov 18-20 Mexico City, Mexico WTF Pan American Qualification Tournament for London2012 Olympic Games   G-5
17 Oct 14-29
(TKD 26-29)
Guadalajara, Mexico 16th Pan American Games   G-5
18 Dec 3-4 London, UK Taekwondo Test Event for London 2012 Olympic Games    

last updated: Jan 20, 2011


2011 New Zealand Open

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Training for the 2011 New Zealand Open will start this Sunday 23rd January at the Craigieburn College.
Details are as follows,
Thursday Nights
Craigieburn College, Hothlyn Drive Craigieburn.
Time: 8.15pm to 9.30pm
Sunday Mornings
Time: 9am to 11am
Craigieburn College, Hothlyn Drive Craigieburn.
These classes are not only open to the Team going to New Zealand but also to all Koryo and other club members.

To give us the best opportunity to win medals whilst we are competing at the 2011 New Zealand Open we need more people for our team.
Please refer the following,

Black Belt Pairs
1 x Male Black Belt aged from 14 to 35 years and 11 months.

Black Belt Pairs
1 x Female Black Belt aged 36 plus.

Black Belt Teams 
1 x Male Black Belt aged 36 plus.

Black Belt Creative Team
1 x Male or Female age 36 years plus.

 We also need Yellow, Blue and Red Belts to make up Pairs and Teams.

If you are interested please contact Russ Wood on 0393086019, 0405 659 684 or email

Koryo Technical Seminar.

Sunday, January 16th, 2011


The Koryo Technical Seminar was conducted on the 16th and 17thJanuary with 40 Taekwondo people from 6 different Victorian Clubs taking part. This Seminar covered the 8 Palgwae forms, the 8 Taegeuk forms plus all the Black Belt forms up to Ilyeo. With the use of 2 Projectors we were able to view not only the D.V.D distributed by the Korean Taekwondo Education Association but we also compared it to the  W.T.F Standard Taekwondo Poomsae D.V.D issued some years earlier. To ensure that all the techniques practiced at the Seminar were up to date the latest Tekwondo Text Book published on the 15th January 2009 was used plus the information gain at the seminars in Korea  attended by Russell Wood in 2010.
I would like to thank Master Instructor Julius Burai, Head Instructor Joyce Stivala for their contribution at the seminar as well as Mr Phillip Frantz for his support.
I would like to apologise to those people who attended on Saturday for not taking a group photo.

New Zealand Open Newsletter

Friday, January 14th, 2011

New Zealand Open Newsletter- Edition 1 Sunday, 16th January, 2011
Welcome to the TNZ NZ Openfor 2011. This event is the premier Open event for WTF Olympic style
Taekwondo in New Zealand. Being an open event we welcome all Taekwondo athletes and their coaches from all countries competing under WTF Taekwondo rules.

Entries and Info pack. This year all entries are to be submitted electronically via theTaekwondo New Zealand website (see below). Also on the page is the information pack. Please download and read the Information pack before submitting a team.

Instructors (or those acting on behalf of Instructors) are the only ones who may submit teams for the NZ Open 2011.

On February the 16th the BlackBelt Poomsae patterns will be posted for each division. The coloured belt Poomsae competitorswill choose two patterns from Taeguek 1 to 8. Grade 2-1 may not use Taeguek 1 to 3.

In pairs and teams Poomsae,Age and Belt levels for teammembers are to reflect the division entered. No mixing divisions.

The current WTF rules will apply, but may not yet include video replay. This is still under discussion.
Weigh-ins will be strict (more to follow in another newsletter).

Black Belt Sparring Divisions
The Black Belt divisions set areto be considered as official WTF divisions. A winner will come from each division that has a minimum of one competitor.

Poomsae Seminar

Friday, January 14th, 2011

We still have a few places left for the coming Poomsae Seminar scheduled for Saturday 15th & and Sunday 16th of January 2011. If you would like to attend please contact me on 0405 659 684 or email
Venue: Craigieburn College, Hothlyn Street Craigieburn.
Hall Opens: 8.30am
Start Time: 9.00am

Competition-Poomsae Info

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

The following website has been set up so that we can exchange information and ask questions about W.T.F Poomsae rules and regulations. I believe that it is a great idea as we can only learn more about preforming at competitions from this site. Details on this site were supplied by Greg.

2011 Koryo Classes

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

2011 Koryo Taekwondo Classes 
Leisure Centre, Mollision Street
First Session 18th January
Craigieburn College, Hothlyn Street
Joyces Hour of Power:  First Session Thursday 27th January.
Craigieburn College, Hothlyn Street
First Session: Thursday 27th January.
First Session: Friday 4th February.
First Session Saturday 22nd January.
0405 659 684
Eltham Nth Primary School, Wattletree Road
First Session T.B.A

Roxburgh Park
Southern Cross Drive
First Session: Monday 17th January.
First Session: Tuesday 18th January.
0393086019 / 0405 659 684
415 Central Avenue
Monday: First Session 7th February.
Wednesday: First Session 9th February.
0419 393 419
Seymour Technical School Gym
Monday: First Session 7th February.
Thursday: First Session 10th February.
0419 145 224
Wallan Primary School, Queen Street
First Session Thursday 20th January.
0405 409 464 / 0417 125 065
Scout Hall Fir Street
First Session Friday 28th January.
Gisborne Taekwondo
Hamilton Road, New Gisborne
First Session Tuesday 4th January