Archive for March, 2011

2011 New Zealand Open

Monday, March 28th, 2011


A combine group of Victorian Clubs have just returned from New Zealand after competing in the 2011 New Zealand Open.
The clubs which included Koryo Taekwondo Centre, Trainers Taekwondo, Gisborne Taekwondo and J.B Taekwondo won a total of
30 Medals, 20 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze.
28 of these medals were won in Poomsae events and 2 in Sparring  
Team Members
Koryo T.K.D
Rachel McIntosh. 2 Gold & 2 Silver. Poomsae & Sparring. ( Black Belt )
Taylor Summersby. 4 Gold. (Black Belt )
Russell Wood. 5 Gold (Black Belt )
Russell Copland. 1 Gold & 1 Silver (Yellow Belt )
Trainers T.K.D
Shane Morrison. 2 Gold & 1 Bronze ( Black Belt )
Bruce Kemp. 1 Gold & 1 Bronze (Red Belt )
Grabriel Magiauis. 1 Silver ( Blue Belt )
Julius Burai. 1 Gold & 2 Silver (Black Belt ) 
Jensen Lai. 2 Gold & 1 Silver (Black Belt )
Gisborne T.K.D
Mariah Mc Gowan. 2 Gold & 1 Silver. Poomsae & Sparring ( Blue Belt ) 
Angelia McIntosh
Leeanne McGowan

Friday 25th March Class Cancelation

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

As our Team will be travelling to New Zealand on Friday 25th March we have cancelled this Friday 25th Class at the Craigieburn College.
However, all other classes including the Saturdays classes in Craigieburn be open as normal.

Grand Master Kyung Chan Kim’s visit to Australia

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Master Instructors Robert Schembri, Julius Burai and Russell Wood have arranged for Grand Master Kim to conduct a Technical Seminar for their clubs.
When: Wednesday 13th April
Venue: Schembri’s Taekwondo
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm.
Cost: $45.00
There will be 10 position available for interested T.A members from other clubs who would like to take advantage of this golden opportunity.
If you are interested in attending this Seminar please contact Russell Wood at  

Grand Master Kim’s qualifications include,
Referee Chairman at World Poomsae Championships.
Korean National Team Head Coach, 2008 world Championships.
Coach of numerous World Champions.
Multiple National Champion and 7 times Hanmadang Poomsae Champion.
Korean Taekwondo Association Referee Chairman.
Member of Poomsae Technical Research Committee (KTA / WTF / Kukkiwon.
9th Dan Grand Master.

T.V.I Poomsae Judge Seminar

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Our first T.V.I  Poomsae Judge Seminar since 2009 was conducted today by Master Instructors, Julius Burai, Robert Schembri, Russell Wood  and T.V.I  Technical Director Derek Upward at the Craigieburn division of the Koryo Taekwondo Centre. The seminar covered all the Taeguek and Black Belt forms up to Hunsu along with standard W.T. F style  judging and one on one style judging using blue and red cards.
From the feed back received all participants were quite happy with the style of teaching along with the fact that the current W.T.F and Kukkiwon Poomsae Text book was used.
Special thanks to Sammy Rachele who provided a range of high quality fresh fruit for all the 35 participants.

WTF to Hold International Children’s Art Contest at 2011 World Taekwondo Championships

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Under the WTF’s 2011 slogan “World Peace through Taekwondo,” the WTF will hold an International Children’s Art Contest on the occasion of the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships scheduled for May 1-6, 2011 in Gyeongju, Korea.
The WTF International Children’s Art Contest will help promote world peace, one of the ideals of Olympism, by bringing together creative works by children aged between 10 and 12 years from the WTF’s 192 member nations around the world.
The WTF member national associations are requested to hold their respective art contests to select the best works for their submission to the WTF-designated booth at the competition venue of the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships. Upon submission, the applicants have to submit the WTF application form, which requires to specify the applicant’s name and explanation of the work.
The theme of the art contest is “Peace and Taekwondo” and the size and method of the works are free. Entries should be submitted without frames and should be hand-drawn. Computer prints are not subject to be reviewed and there is no limit to the entries by one member national association.
After thorough screening and selection procedures by the WTF Review Board, the list of prizewinners will be announced through the WTF’s official Web site ( 
The awarding ceremony and exhibition will take place, depending on the number of entries, either at the 6th WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Vladivostok, Russia on July 29-31 or during a ceremony in Seoul, Korea to mark the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace on September 20, 2011.
Together with the Art Contest, the WTF will also hold a Photo Contest on the occasion of the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships, under the same theme “Peace and Taekwondo.”
Photos can be entered online through the WTF Web site ( during the championships (May 1-6) and afterwards until the end of May. Photos can also be submitted directly to the WTF Photo Contest booth at the venue of the World Championships. An unlimited number of photos may be entered with no entry fees.
The file name of the photo entered should be the full name. If more than two photos are entered by the same name, the file name should be the full name followed by a two-digit number, for example Full Name_01, Full Name_02.

Poomsae Technical Information

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

If you go to  the following address you will find some great technical information on Poomsae.