Archive for April, 2012

2012 Victorian Open Cup

Monday, April 30th, 2012

18 Days left before the closing date for the 2012 Victorian Open Cup which is Poomsae competition for White belts through to Black belts with all participants receiving medals in the individual poomsae event. All taekwondo players regardless of the organisation they belong to can compete. Full details are available from the side bar of this home page.

Pressure Point Seminar

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Head Instructor Stefan Gorgievski is conducting a pressure point Seminar on the 20th May.
All interested people should contact Stefan on 0417268888.

2012 Taekwondo Australia Seminar

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

On Sunday 29th April Taekwondo Australia arranged a Poomsae Judge Seminar in Victoria which attracted 72 members from all around Australia.
Presenters David Atkinson, Robert Schembri, Julius Buria, Greg Butterworth and Russell Wood were very please with the performance of all our T.A Members.



IPad App for Poomsae Scoring

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The new iPad 2011 Poomsae Scoring App is now available.
This app has been set up using the W.T.F 2011 Competition Rules and is available under the name iPoomsae.
Click below for a copy of the 2011 W.T.F Competition Rules.


2012 Victorian Open Cup

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The application forms for the 2012 Victorian Cup close on the 18th May so if you plan to compete please get your applications in before the closing date.
Applicantion forms are available from the right hand side bar on the Koryo Taekwondo website (
All competitors in the One on One event will receive medals as there will be a maximum of four competitors in each event.
For additional information please call Russell Wood on 0405 569 684.


2012 April Grading in Shepparton

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Sundays Grading at Shepparton turned out to be a very long and enjoyable day as some 60 members from the Shepparton full time centre went through thier routines.
It was quite an exciting day for the Shepparton Club as we gained 23 new Yellow Belts and 6 new Blue belts plus a Cho Dan Bo.
The new 3 Court Shepparton premises easily accommodated for all the parents and students.
As always Sammy and his family made it a quite a relaxed and  well organised day.
Congratulations to all the Koryo students who passed their grading.


2012 T.A Poomsae Judge Seminar

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Copies of the W.T.F 2011 Poomsae Competition Rules can be down loaded from the side bar on this home page listed as Poomsae Competition Rules and Interpretation.

2012 Victorian Open Cup

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

As we have had a number of enquires about the type of T.A Membership Card required to compete in the 2012 Victorian Open Cup we now take pleasure in advising that the Standard T.A Membership is quite acceptable.
Application forms are available from the right hand side bar on this home page.


2012 T.A Poomsae Seminar (Victoria)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

So as to give our Junior Black Belts the opportunity to gain additional experience the minimum age to attend the Poomsae Seminar scheduled for the 29th April in Victoria has been reduced to 13 years of age.
Please refer any enquires to email address attention Russell Wood.

London Olympic Taekwondo Competition

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Cambodia, Mali, Panama, Yemen Earn 1 Wild Card Each for London Olympic Taekwondo Competition

Cambodia, Mali, Panama and Yemen have received one invitational Olympic taekwondo ticket, better known as “wild card,” each for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The decision was made on April 14, 2012 after months of Tripartite Commission meetings among the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), and the WTF.
With the wild-card allocation, the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games will feature 128 athletes from a total of 63 countries. It compares with 64 countries at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 60 countries at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and 51 at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Among the wild-card recipients are Cambodia’s Davin Sorn, ranked 51st in the women’s +67kg on the WTF Olympic World Ranking and the fourth placer at the Asian Qualification Tournament for the London Olympic Games; Mali’s Daba Modibo Keita, ranked 42nd in the men’s +80kg and third placer at the African Olympic Qualification Tournament. Mali’s Keita was the world champion in 2007 and 2009.
The other two wild-card holders are Panama’s Carolena Jean Carstens Salceda, ranked 13th in the women’s -49kg and fourth finisher at the Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament; and Yemen’s Tameem Al-Kubati, ranked 167th in the men’s -58kg and a round-of-16 placer at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament.
Of the 63 countries, 10 countries are qualified to send their athletes to the taekwondo competition of the Olympic Games for the first time. They are Cambodia, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Grenada, Jamaica, Panama, Armenia, Serbia, Samoa, and Algeria.
Six countries won four berths for the taekwondo competition at the London Olympic Games. They are Mexico, the United States, Russia, Egypt, Korea, and the Great Britain. A country can send a maximum four taekwondo athletes to the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games.
A total of 15 countries took three tickets each for the London Olympic Games. They are China, Chinese Taipei, Iran, Jordan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan (Asia), Canada, Cuba (Pan America), Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey (Europe), New Zealand (Oceania), and Morocco (Africa).
Seventeen countries clinched two berths each for London. They are Afghanistan, Japan, Tajikistan, Vietnam (Asia), Argentina, Brazil (Pan America), Azerbaijan, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine (Europe), Australia, Samoa (Oceania), the Central African Republic and Nigeria (Africa).
A total of 25 countries grabbed one ticket each for the London Olympic Games. They are Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Yemen (Asia), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Jamaica, Peru, Panama (Pan America), Armenia, Finland, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland (Europe), Papua New Guinea (Oceania), Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Senegal, Tunisia, and Mali(Africa).
At the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, where taekwondo made an Olympic debut, 103 athletes from 51 countries competed for 24 medals up for grabs, compared with 124 athletes from 60 countries for 24 medals at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and 128 athletes from a record 64 countries for 32 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.