Archive for April, 2011

April and May Competitions

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Victorian Muye Technical Competition
29th May 20011
As of the 29th April the  Application Forms have not been released by Taekwondo Victoria.

Victorian Sparring Competition
4th and  5th June
As of the 29th April the Application Forms have not been released by Taekwondo Victoria.

Inter Club Technical Competition
11th June
Application form are now available on request.

2011 Taekwondo Australia National Championships

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

This year the Taekwondo Australia National championships will held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
The Australian Package is now available from the T.A website  
In my opinion it is most disappointing to see that Yellow Belts have been excluded from the National Championships.
Yellow Belts should receive the same opportunity to gain additional experience at our National Champiomships as
any other belt level due to the fact that our future champions will come from the Yellow Belt divisions.

2011 ChunCheon Open International Championships

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The competition is open for all ages and belts in the following categories:

Gyeorugi – July 15(Fri) ?July 19(Tue) 

  • M/F, Junior (10 weight categories), Senior (8 weight categories)
  • GYEORUGI for Non-Koreans : M, Junior (5 weight categories), Senior (4 weight categories)
  • Gyeorugi for 5-player team competition : Domestic- Korean Only / Overseas – national mixed acceptable
  • Children : 11 weight categories (M/F Mixed)

Gyeongyeon – July 15(Fri) ~July 18(Mon)

  • Recognised Poomsae : Individual/Group (Children/Junior/Senior)
  • Taekwon Gymnastics : Group (Children/Junior/Senior)
  • Gyeokpa(Sonnal,Jumeok,Jonghap) : Individual (Senior)

Color Belts Gyeorugi – July 18(Mon) ~July 19(Tue)

  • Only foreign players can participate.
  • Participants will be categorized by their color of belts(Black, Red, Blue, Yellow), gender, age and weight at the spot. 4 competitors tournament in each division. (Black Belts for only female)

This year’s competition is expected to be significantly large.  Miss Kim, is  able to reserve Entry for Australian athletes for the first 50 that register expressions of interest outlining:

  • Name &  contact details
  • Age, belt,  categories of competition
  • Interest in training before/after event (subject to confirmation)

Further information can be viewed at

For registration of interest contact Esther Kim on: +61 430 734 331 email –

2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships.

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Since technical errors of LaJust PSS (protector and scoring system) were found during the national team selection tournaments in Korea in February and March this year, the WTF immediately reported this matter to the ad-hoc WTF committee and took measures to solve the technical problems and formulated action plans based on the recommendation from the ad-hoc committee.
After a thorough investigation, the WTF concluded that the error was caused in the course of upgrading software of LaJust PSS at the beginning of this year to adopt new Competition Rules of the WTF which was passed at the WTF General Assembly in October last year. LaJust has already distributed corrected version of the upgraded software to all buyers.
The WTF held urgent and intensive meetings with LaJust and organized a test with the corrected version of the software on April 5 to monitor if correction was made appropriately. The new version worked properly giving confidence for the use at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships.
The WTF is planning another test on April 22 in Gyeongju Gymnasium to check proper functioning of the LaJust system in the operational aspects. In addition, the WTF has established a contingency plan in case of malfunction of PSS during the championships in Gyeongju. LaJust PSS will be switched to non-electronic scoring mode if that happens. This switch will also be finally checked at the test on April 22.
Although the cause of the problem was found as a bug created during the upgrading process and not much significant and easily repairable, the consequences of the error were undoubtedly enormous. Therefore, the WTF has formed an evaluation group to screen the performance of LaJust PSS at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships.
The possibility of the use of LaJust PSS at the 2012 London Olympic Games will be subject to final evaluation of the group to be headed by Mr. Ivan Dibos, an IOC member of Peru. He also serves as a WTF vice president and chairman of the ad-hoc WTF committee on PSS.

Poomsae Judge Semiar

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I was advised by Taekwondo Australia today that the certificates for those people who attend and passed the March Poomsae Judge Seminar were posted to Taekwondo Victoria on the 14th April 2011.
Distribution of these certificated should take place within the next couple of weeks.

Grand Master Kim’s Poomsae Seminar

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Seminar was organised by Master Instructors Robert Schembri, Julius Burai and Russell Wood and was held at the new Schembri’s Taekwondo Centre in Bundoora.
With some 50 participants from 6 different Victorian Clubs it not only turn out to be an excellent seminar but also gave us all a chance to catch with a number of other club Instructor and students.  
The seminar was conducted by Grand Master Kim but we also enjoyed a visit from Grand Master Y.Y.Oh.
The first hour of the seminar was all about getting back to basic movements as per the W.T.F technical style for competition Poomsae.
The last hour was all about clarification on the correct techniques for the Taeguk forms and question time for the Black Belt forms.
From all reports up to date everbody was more then impress with Grand Master Kims technical skill and knowledge.

School holidays / Easter Period

Friday, April 8th, 2011

School Holidays
Classes will be as normal for Roxburgh Park, Craigieburn, Broadford and Wallan during the school holiday period.
Seymour will be closed.
Easter Period
Good Friday: No classes at Whittlesea or Craigieburn.

50th Birthday

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Well known Seymour Instructor Carl Ure turns 5o this weekend so send him a greeting as turning 50 is certainly a milestone in one’s life.
Carl and I have trained together for approximately 35 very enjoyable years.
During this period Carl has won many Victorian, National and Masters Championship in both in sparring and poomsae.
So if you live in the area and need a first class Instructor contact Carl on 0419145224.

Poomsae Judge Seminar

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

 T.V.I’s Technical Director Mr Derek Upward has advised us that the Certificates for those candidates who passed the March Poomsae Judge Seminar have now been applied for.
The Certificates will be processed by T.A and distributed in the near future.