Archive for June, 2011

Koryo Taekwondo Grading

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

This months grading was organised by Carl Ure and held in Seymour.
Along with a number of Seymour, Broadford and Shepparton students our Shepparton Head Instructor Sammy Rachele sat for his 4th Dan.
Sammy performance was second to done as he completed his grading with flying colours. We were all quite proud to see Sammy display his skill and set an example for all who attended the grading.
Gary Charles from Seymour took out the trophy for the outstanding student award. Well done Gary.

AOC & ASC fund STA Olympic Qualification Team

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

STA is pleased to advise and formally recognise the valuable contribution the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) are providing to the Australian Team to contest the WTF Olympic World Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The funding provided to STA and Team members means that the athletes are fully funded and staff partially funded for this event. This a very welcome change to the situation faced by athletes in Australia since 2007 when funding was ceased as a result of Taekwondo Australia failing to comply with AOC and ASC requirements.

To date athletes, their parents and coaches have needed to substantially fund their own costs associated with international competitions with some financial support from STA. With STA now being recognised as the National Sporting Organisation within Australia and internationally, the future nowlooks bright for athletes who aspire to representing their country internationally.
STA looks forward to working with the AOC & ASC to establish a comprehensive and well funded High Performance and Development Program to benefit our aspiring Taekwowndo athletes and to again secure long term funding arrangements for our athletes and programs.

World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for 2012 London Olympics to Kick Off on

Friday, June 24th, 2011

The WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games
will kick off on June 30, 2011 for a four-day run in Baku, Azerbaijan.
A total of 109 countries submitted their entry forms for 345 athletes, 194 men and
151 women, to the WTF as of the final June 10 deadline. Each country may enter a
 maximum of two male and two female athletes, with one athlete per weight category.
The four-day tournament, which will take place at the Sarhadchi Olympic Center in
Baku, will feature four male and four female Olympic weight categories: -58kg, -68kg,
-80kg and +80kg in the men’s division, and -49kg, -57kg, -67kg and +67kg in the
women’s division.
The top three athletes in each weight category will qualify their respective National
Olympic Committees (NOCs) a spot for the London Olympic Games. A total of 24 athletes
will qualify their NOCs a place each for the 2012 Olympic Games through the World
Qualification Tournament.
For fairer judging, the tournament will use a protector and scoring system (PSS)
 and an instant video replay system. Three courts will be used at the Baku tournament.
A single elimination system will be applied throughout the tournament without repechage.
The two finalists in each weight division will qualify their NOCs a place each for
the Olympic Games regardless of the results of the final match, while an additional
match between the athletes eliminated in the semifinals will be held to determine
the third-placed winner.
The athlete lost to the first placer at a quarterfinal will be classified as the
 fifth placer, while the loser to the second, third and fourth placers will be classified
as the sixth placer.
The WTF shall confirm to the NOCs with copy to national associations the quota places
they have achieved within two weeks after completion of the World Qualification
Tournament. Each NOC then has up to two weeks to confirm to the WTF the use of these
quota places.
If an NOC qualified thorough the World Qualification Tournament relinquishes a quota
place or has not confirmed the use of the qualified place(s) within two weeks from
the moment receiving the allocation letter from the WTF, it will be allocated to
 the NOC of the next highest placed athlete in the pertinent weight category as
long as the quota places for the NOC do not exceed the maximum quota of two male
 and two female athletes.
Great Britain, the host country of the London Olympic Games, shall not participate
in any of the qualification tournaments, as it shall be automatically qualified
in two male events and two female events.
Great Britain has informed the WTF that it will send its athletes at the London
Olympic Games for the -68kg and -80kg in the men’s division, and -57kg and -67kg
 in the women’s category.
A total of 60 international referees, including 10 review juries, will officiate
 at the tournament. The 60 were selected from among participants in the three WTF-organized
international referee selection and training camps for the taekwondo competition
 of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Compulsory anti-doping tests will be carried out for all the 24 qualifiers and 16
reserve athletes.
At the World Qualification Tournament, medals will be awarded to the top three athletes
in the respective weight divisions.
The head of team meeting and the drawing of lots session will take place on June
 28 at the competition venue of the Sarhadchi Olympic Center, while the opening
ceremony of the tournament will take place at the same venue on June 30.
Twenty five percent of the registered athletes per weight category will be seeded
based on the WTF World Ranking as of June 1, 2011. In the event that the registered
athlete from the host country of the World Qualification Tournament, Azerbaijan,
 has not been included in the 25 percent, he or she will be seeded at the last place
of the seeded 25 percent.
A total of 128 athletes will compete for top honors at the taekwondo competition
 of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Of the 128, 24 spots will be decided each through the Baku World Qualification Tournament,
the Asian Qualification Tournament (on Nov. 4-6 in Bangkok, Thailand), the Pan American
Qualification Tournament (on Nov. 18-20 in Queretaro, Mexico) and the European Qualification
Tournament (on Jan. 27-29, 2012 in Kazan, Russia). Sixteen spots will be decided
 through the African Qualification Tournament to be held on Jan. 11-12 in Port Said,
Egypt, while the Oceania Qualification Tournament will decide on eight spots for
 the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Four spots will be
decided on through the tripartite consultation among the IOC, the ANOC and the WTF,
which are known as “wild cards,” while the host country of Great Britain will secure
four spots automatically.

For further information or any inquiry on this article, please contact Mr. Seok-jae
Kang, Deputy Secretary General in charge of Public Relations at [].

2011 Victorian Taekwondo Sparring Championships

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
We found the following information on the T.V.I events website.
No opening or Closing dates or information sheet detailed
23 Jul 2011
On behalf of Taekwondo Victoria Inc, it is our pleasure to invite you and your club to participate in the 2011 Victorian Taekwondo Sparring Championships held on the 23rd and 24th July. Weigh-in will be held on Friday 22nd July from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Box Hill. This is a sparring competition for black and coloured belt competitors aged : 08–09yrs,10–11yrs,12–13yrs,14–15yrs(no head kicks),14–17yrs(Head kicks). Open(15+),31–40yrs,41–50yrs. In the interests of safety for younger and less experienced players and line with current practice, no head kicks will be allowed for players in the 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14 & 15 year age divisions. First event $88, two events $176 Any entry application received after the official closing date will need to be adjusted manually and will attract an additional fee of $20.00 – To avoid this from happening, please enter early

Koryo Taekwondo Centre Shepparton

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

The Rachele family have taken Taekwondo to a new level in Shepparton with the opening of there all new training center which is located at 415 Central Avenue Shepparton.
The Shepparton facility not only offers fully matted training area’s with up to date training equipment but also the experience, knowledge and passion that the Rachele family has to offer.
The Koryo Head Instructor for Shepparton is Sammy Rachele who is a well respected Sparring and Technical competitor with many State, National and International Medals to his credit.
If you are looking to learn the Korean dynamic art of Taekwondo why not drop in and inspect the Koryo Taekwondo Centre at Shepparton or give Sammy a call on 0419 393 419

City West Technical Competition

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Some the Koryo Team
Our Koryo Team of 21 Players attend an excellent competition put on by The City West T.K.D Club.
Our was Team was made up of experience and first time competitors winning 35 medals in total.
10 Gold, 12 Silver and 13 Bronze
Team Members
Ali Shaban: 2 Bronze
Mohammed Shaban:  Bronze
Taylor Bryant: Gold  
Prasadi Arachige: 1 Gold & 1 Silver
Chamali Arachige: 2 Silver
Sanjaya Arachige: 2 Silver
Adrain Bryant: Gold
Matt Fenech: Bronze
Ryan Perera: Gold
Nilacksha Dhanawardhane: 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
Herisha Wijesurendrage: 2 Bronze
Delwyn Kodippili:1 Gold & 1 Silver
Madison Cornford: 1 Gold & 1 Bronze
Amanda Tripptree: 1 Gold & 1 Silver
Andrew Mansor: 1 Gold & 1 Bronze
Ivana Cvak: 2 Bronze
Andrea Matias: Silver
Rachel Goldielox McIntosh: 1 Gold & 1 Silver
Thomas Flordeliz: Bronze
Abigaille Flordeliz: Gold
Russ Wood: 2 Silver

Taekwondo Australia National Championships

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Several states have raised concerns that Taekwondo Australia decided to omit the Yellow Belt grades from this year’s National Championships impacting both poomsae and sparring athletes. The Board’s original intent had been to offer the colour belts, including Yellow Belts, an alternative national event but for logistical reasons it has not been possible to schedule the event this year.

Accordingly the Board undertook a review of its decision in regard to omitting Yellow Belts last week and as a result has decided to reinstate the Yellow Belts in the poomsae and sparring programs. The event information packages have been updated accordingly. 

Kind regards 
John Gradisar
Chief Executive Officer

Level 1 Taekwondo Australia Coach Education Course ( 8 hours)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Details are as follows:
Date Sunday 26th June 2011
Time 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue Netball function room, State Netball and Hockey Centre.
Cost $200
Qualification Successful completion of this course will qualify coaches to coach ringside at state and national level.

The course aims to qualify new coaches for the forthcoming state and national championships.
Enquiries Course Presenter,

Click here to download the Coach Course Application Form.

Olympic World Qualification Tourament Selection Event

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Olympic World Qualification Tournament Selection Event – Results

The WQT Selection Event was conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport on Saturday 4 June.

The following athletes won their divisions and are eligible for selection as one of two males and two females to represent Australia at the WTF World Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan in July.

  • Male 80 BURAK HASAN (VIC)
  • Female 49 CHYNAE LANG (VIC)
  • Female 67 CARMON MARTON (VIC)
  • Female 67+ JASMINE CROSS (WA)

The nominated divisions will be announced by the Selectors shortly.

T.V.I Sparring Championships

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Well it was another big weekend for our club as we competed in the Victorian Sparring Championships.
I was so proud of all our competitors as they as preformed at a very high level.
As always I would like to thank all our competitor, coaches, parents and supporters as without them we would not have achieved this great result.
Special thanks to Spiro and Phillip for refereeing on the weekend.
Competitors List
Maharkaran Singh: Silver
Tracey Burge: 2 x Gold
Phillip Andis: Gold
Rebecca Delia: Gold
Rachel McIntosh: Gold
Sharell C.S Komala: Silver
Isabella Rachele: Gold
Katrina Moutafis: Silver
Amanda Tripptree: Silver
Ali Shaban: Gold
Mohammed Shaban: Injured
Cystrval C S Komala: Silver
Alison Wright: Silver
Wayne Elder: Gold
Adrian Wright: 1 x Gold & 1 x Silver
Samuel Rachele: Silver
Richard Grant: Gold
Lily Innes-Irons: Gold
Chloe Shwartz: Gold
Swarup Kumar: Silver
Deagan Elder: Gold
George Moutafis: 1 x Gold & 1 x Bronze
Total Medals: 24 = Gold 14, Silver 9 & 1 Bronze