Archive for May, 2011

2011 Victorian Muye

Sunday, May 29th, 2011


The Koryo Team excels at the 2011 Victorian Muye Competition Winning 75 medals. 
44 Gold, 21 Silver and 10 Bronze.
Our team members, parents, Gisborne T.K.D, Schembris T.K.D  and supporters did a great job in making this competition a very special one.
Koryo Team Members
Rachel McItosh: 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze
Ivana Cvak: 4 Gold & 1 Silver
Sachen Pathmaperuma: 4 Gold & 1 Silver
Brendon Leeder: 3 Gold & 2 Silver
Russell Wood: 4 Gold & 1 Silver
Sharell C S Komala: 3 Gold
Isabella Rachele: 1 Gold
Amanda Tripptree: 3 Gold & 1 Bronze
Crystoval C S Komala: 3 Gold & 1 Silver
Phillip Andis: 2 Gold
Hayden Schier: 1 Gold
William French: 1 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
Daniel Rosana: 1 Gold, 2 Silver &  1 Bronze
Nathasa Papamikroulis: 1 Bronze
Claudia Rachele: 1 Gold
Taylor Summersby: 1 Gold & 2 Silver
Andrea Matias: 3 Silver
Thomas Flordeliz: 2 Gold & 1 Silver
Tyson Maher: 1 Gold & 1 Bronze
Jack Summersby: 2 Gold & 1 Silver
Rejai Rosa: 2 Bronze
Matthew Fenech: 2 Gold
Ali Shaban: 1 Silver
Katherine Andis: 1 Bronze
Kiara Delia: 1 Gold
Abigaille Flordeliz: 1 Gold & 1 Silver
Alyssa Morris: 1 Gold
Mohammed Shaban: 1 Silver
Nicholas Andis: 1 Gold
More information will be published over the next few days.

Taekwondo Victoria Muye Competition

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

T.V.I requires qualified Poomsae Judges for Sunday 29th May.
If you can help please contact Greg Butterworth on 0411240669 or 0398502121.

Details are as follows,
Venue is Aqualink, Surrey Drive, Box Hill
Judges arrive at 8.30 am.
Details for the competition are on the tkdvic website.

Victorian Taekwondo Winter Open Sparring Competition

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
I have just found on the Events entree site that the closing date for the below competition has changed.
04 Jun 2011 – 2011 Victorian Taekwondo Winter Open Sparring Competition
(Entries open: 25 May 11 close: 30 May 11)

2011 Victorian Taekwondo Winter Open Sparring Competition

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

 Important Updates
Please assure that you (the coaches) register and apply for your pass on-line andWe have now put ‘Coach Pass’ application form on (same place where our ‘online entries’ are). NOT THROUGH ME. Information regarding this issue is published in the Tournament Pack and will be strictly enforced – NO CURRENT COACH PASS – NO ENTRY TO THE COMPETITION AREA.

Coaches will only be permitted on the fighting area during their officiating and not at any other time.
Who is a qualified Coach?

All those who hold current Coach Registration Card are qualified and will be permitted to officiate. Those who have never held a Coach Registration Card are not qualified and will not be allowed on the floor. Those who hold an expired Coach Registration Card but are in process of renewing will be allowed to officiate providing their written request is received prior to 4th June 2011.

Further information regarding the 2011 Victorian Taekwondo Winter Open Sparring Competition event draw, weigh-in, program and any other issue or updates will be available on-line during the last week just before the comp. Please check frequently for any changes.

PS. I have posted on an expression of interest invitation to setup and pack up mats. Closing date has now been extended until Saturday


Friday, May 20th, 2011

May 18, 2011

Presidents and Secretaries General
WTF Member National Associations

Re: Decision of PSS supplier for London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo Competition

Dear Colleagues,

This has been a long-awaited decision on which PSS Company will be used at London 2012 Olympic Games, and we much regret that it has taken so long to reach the final decision on the choice of PSS supplier for London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo Competitions.
Unlike the procedure for selecting equipment for WTF-promoted championships, equipment suppliers for the Olympic Games are nominated by the Organizing Committee from among IF-recognized companies, as stipulated in the rules of the IOC for the Olympic Games.
Swiss Timing, the responsible company contracted by the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) for centralized games information and scoring of taekwondo competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has independently evaluated two potential PSS suppliers recognized by the WTF, LaJust and Daedo, to determine which is more suitable and reliable for working in a Swiss Timing environment at the London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo competition.
According to its report, the areas analyzed by Swiss Timing were data architecture, PSS interface with Swiss Timing, Protocol exchange with Swiss Timing, PSS management, technical modification and solution required and estimated collaboration quality with Swiss Timing prior of the London Test Event. All these are key aspects in successful operation of scoring system at London 2012 Olympic Games.
Based on intensive analysis and research, including observation of LaJust at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships Gyeongju, Swiss Timing has informed the WTF that it has selected Daedo as a PSS supplier for London 2012 Olympic Games taekwondo competition.
Accordingly, the WTF is giving this notice to our member national associations for their due reference and preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In addition, the WTF hereby confirms that Daedo will be used at all Qualification Tournaments for London 2012 Olympic Games to ensure all qualification tournaments take place with consistency under same conditions as the London 2012 Olympic Games. Meanwhile, LaJust still maintains its status as a WTF-recognized PSS company eligible to be used at the other events in the WTF Events Calendar other than the London 2012 Olympic Games and related Qualification Tournaments.

I thank you in advance for your continued support and collaboration for our continued endeavors to best stage competitions of our beloved sport in the Olympic Games.

Sincerely yours,
Jin Suk Yang
Secretary General

Cc: WTF Council Members and Continental Unions
Ad-hoc Committee on PSS
Swiss Timing
Mr. Andrew Link, LOCOG Competition Manager for Taekwondo

T.A National Sports Committee

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

National Sports Committee

Development Program 2011-2012 

Expression Of Interest
Targeted Event – Korean Open
Selection Event – Victorian Open 

Taekwondo Australia has established a National Program to maximise the development of its junior and senior athletes. The program events feature both domestic and international competitions from which athletes will accumulateTAPS points.

The first phase of the program commences with the first targeted event being the Korean Open to be held 14-19 July 2011. TA will be providing either direct or in kind funding assistance to the top 16 TAPS athletes provisionally based on 8 females and 8 males. Details of the funding model will be made available soon.

To be eligible, athletes must:

  1. 1.   Contest the Victoria Open on 5 June 2011 and be rated in the top 8 TAPS males or females after pointshave been allocated from the event.
  2. 2.   Complete and submit the attached Expression Of Interest form by 1 June 2011. Note that this form has interactive fields.
  • ·      Your bank details are required so that funds can be electronically transferred to your account. If you do not wish to provide these, you may experience a delay in the processing of any funds due to you.
  • ·      Clothing sizes are required for the fit out of team uniforms.

Entry to the Victorian Taekwondo Winter Open is via the Taekwondo Victoria Online System which can be accessed by clicking, and close on 24 May 2011.

Outline of WTF World Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Presidents and Secretaries General

WTF Member National Associations
Re: Outline of WTF World Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games
Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to extend an invitation to your national association to participate in the WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games which will take place on June 30 – July 3, 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan. I hereby send you the outline of this tournament which contains critical information for your preparations.
As you would recall, the past three editions of the Olympic Games have served as turning points to the sport of taekwondo for further improvements in various areas. We have truly made significant progress since the last Olympic Games, and I have no doubt that we would have more exciting and fairer qualification tournament for London Olympic Games than the past Olympic Qualification tournaments.
A total of twenty four (24) places will be awarded to NOCs through this tournament, which means that the top three (3) contestants ranking 1st through 3rd in each weight division will qualify their NOCs places for 2012 Olympic Games.
The World Taekwondo Federation and the Organizing Committee will do its utmost for the successful organization of the tournament. I anticipate active participation of the WTF member national associations in this tournament and look forward to seeing you all in Baku.
Sincerely yours, 
Chungwon Choue

Victorian Open Muye Championships

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Just found the following on the entree address below.

Victorian Open Muye Championships

When: Sunday 29th May 2011

Venue: Box Hill Aqualink, Surrey Drive, Box Hill

ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday 25th May, 2011

Enter on line: /

OTU Coach Accreditation

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We have received the following advice from STA in regard to the OTU coach accreditation for coaches wishing to participate in the WQT Preliminary Event on the Gold Coast on Saturday, 14 May 2011.   

STA does not wish to exclude any athlete or their coach for the upcoming selection event scheduled for 14th May on the Gold Coast, QLD.

It is imperative that Coaches are appropriately accredited and consequently we have advised the AOC (and we will post a web notice to this effect) that coaches will need to complete their OTU coaching accreditation applications and submit these to STA, but in recognition of the short time they have to do this, they will be provided with temporary Coaching accreditation for the selection event enabling them to coach their athletes on the day. 

No one will be excluded and their coaching accreditation will be mailed to them after the selection event once their applications have been processed.

If you have submitted your TA Coaching Card as previously advised, please note that you will still need to comply with the above. 

Please ensure that you compete the appropriate forms and submit them via Express Post today to ensure that they arrive by Monday’s deadline. 

John Gradisar
Chief Executive Officer

2011 World Poomsae Championships

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

On 1st May Master Instructors Russell Wood and Robert Schembri competed in the 2011 Australian Poomsae Team Selections Trials.
Both Russell and Robert qualified for selection to represent Australia at the 2011 World Poomsae Championships which will be held in Russia.
The complete team should selected within the next few days.