Archive for February, 2012

2011 USA Open Results

Saturday, February 25th, 2012














Our Australian Team has started the competition with outstanding Poomsae achievements as can be seen from
the following results.
Dale Bryce: Silver Medal Individual Poomsae. Dale excelled in his performance as he had 46 in his event.  
Carla De Pasquale: Bronze Medal Individual Poomsae plus Gold in Team. What an effort from Carla as she had 71 in her Individual event.
Grant Mason: 6th Place Individual Poomsae plus Silver Medals in Pairs
Melissa Kenihan: 5th Place Individual Poomsae plus Silver Medal in Pairs
Bronwyn Butterworth: 5th Place Individual Poomsae plus Bronze in Team
Anita O’Gorman: Bronze in Team
Pat Petrovski: Bronze in Team
Shane Morrison: Bronze in Team
Jessica Moro: Gold in Team
Chelsea Trainer: Gold in Team
Congratulations on such a great effort by all the members of T.V.I team including the Coaches  Greg Butterworth
and Frank De Pasquale.
Will post additional information as it becomes available.

Olympic Nomination Selection Process

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Olympic Nomination Selection Process – Results

Following the conduct of the Nomination Event in Perth on 5 February the results for the 8 Olympic Weight Divisions has been determined.
At the conclusion of the tournament series the following athletes won their divisions and Australia congratulates them on their performances.

  • Male   58  Safwan KHALIL (NSW)
  • Male   68  Brodie SCIBERRAS(WA)
  • Male   80  Hader SHKARA (NSW)/Burak HASAN (Vic)
  • Male   80+ Adam UNDERWOOD (Vic)
  • Female 49  Chynae LANG (Vic)
  • Female 57  Caroline MARTON (Vic)
  • Female 67  Carmon MARTON (Vic)
  • Female 67+ Jasmine CROSS (WA)

Australia has qualified to contest two Divisions at the 2012 London Olympic Games (M58 & F67)
– details regarding Nominations to the AOC will be announced shortly.


Monday, February 20th, 2012

On Sunday the 26th February at the Gisborne Taekwondo Centre we will be conducting a Poomsae Seminar from 9am to 1pm.

Presenter: Russell Wood 7th Dan Kukkiwon Certififed
Venue: Hamilton Road, New Gisborne.
Start time: 9am
Cost: $7.00
We still have a few positions available if you are interested.
This invitation is open to both T.A, S.T.A and any other organisation members interested in attending the seminar.
For additional information please contact Russell Wood on email number

2012 US OPEN

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Koryo Taekwondo Centre would like to wish the Australian Team travelling to the USA to compete in both Technical and Sparring events a very safe and successful trip.

WTF Appointment

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer appointed as Secretary General of the WTF

The WTF is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Marie Ayer has been appointed as Secretary
General of the World Taekwondo Federation.

Dr. Ayer’s resume is adorned with significant leadership experience in both finance and
administrative management with large international organizations.  He received
his PhD in Economics from Fribourg, Switzerland.  He served as Chief Financial
Officer at ABB Power Generation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and as Vice President
of Swisscom International in Bern, Switzerland.

Having served as Director of the WTF Lausanne Office for the past six years, Dr. Ayer brings a
respected background and knowledge in the sport community.  Being no stranger to
the sport world, his deep understanding of its operations will help to bolster
the WTF’s good governance practices.  It will also aid in strengthening
relations with other sport organizations.

Dr. Ayer’s firsthand knowledge in New Media and Information Technology has already helped
the WTF to revolutionize competitions with the establishment of instant video
replay and the Taekwondo TV that allows for broadcast coverage in new media
format.  Furthermore, his background in technology will enhance the
implementation of the WTF Global Membership System that will compile a
sophisticated database of all WTF taekwondo competitors and practitioners around
the world.

Dr. Ayer replaces Mr. Jin Suk Yang whom, after 5 years of distinguished service to the
WTF and the taekwondo family as Secretary General, will take the helm as
Chairman of the WTF Academy.

Dr. Ayer’s appointment takes effect as of February 14, 2012.

Contact: Mr. Seok Jae Kang, Deputy Secretary General for Public Relations


Phone: +82-2-566-2505


Master Kim’s 2012 Poomsae Up Dates

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Please refer right hand side bar under Special Down Loads.
For additional information plesae contact Russell Wood
on email number:


2012 Victorian Moomba Open

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Taekwondo Victoria
2012 Victorian Moomba Open
Sparring & One on One Poomsae Championships
Entry Form available from side bar.
Saturday 10th March
State Netball and Hockey Centre – Brens Drive, Parkville