Archive for June, 2012

School Term Holidays

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The following Koryo Clubs will be training as normal during the coming School Term Holidays.
Craigieburn: (Martial Arts to Music) No Training
Seymour: No Training
Roxburgh Park: Training as normal
Craigieburn: Training as normal (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Wallan: Wednesday / Thursday Training as normal
Gisborne: Training as normal
Broadford: Training as normal
Whittlesea: No Training




2012 0lympic Hand Book

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

A copy of the 2012 London Olympic Hand Book is available from the right hand side bar.
Taekowndo Hand Book.

2012 Vic Poomsae Selections

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Hi Guys, after talking to the Victorian Technical Director Mr Greg Butterworth I was advised on the following,
Individual Traditional / WTF style Individual event.
Competitor can only compete in one of the above events.
Pairs / Teams Traditional Poomsae
Can be any gender, example Male only, Female only or mixed.
If the Pairs / Teams are made up of various belt colours the Poomsae preformed should be taken from the designated Poomsae for the highest belt rank in the Pairs / Teams.
Example: If a Yellow belt was to team up with a Red Belt then the Poomsae preformed would need to be T6, T7 or T8
Pairs / Teams Creative Poomsae
Can be any gender, example Male only, Female only or mixed.

2012 Vic Technical Selections

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The 2012 Victorian Technical Selection Package is now available from the side bar.
2012 State Poomsae Selections.

The symbol of Jidokwan

Friday, June 22nd, 2012


The original meaning of the outer blue ring is actually from ancient Hindu symbols.
Later it was also adopted as a Buddhist symbol, representing a lotus flower.
Its meaning
was that of an “unfolded mind,” a mind that blossomed like the lotus flower withwisdom.
For Jidokwan, each of the eight petals of the flower represents “The Spirit of the Eight Manners of Solemnity”
as you will see listed below.
The red center section is not as old in history as the outer secton. It represents an Indian Buddhist Monk
who brought correct Buddhist practice to the Shaolin Temple in China. His Indian name was Bodhidharma,
or Tamo/Chinese, Daruma/Japanese or Dalma/Korean. He is also considered the founder of Chan Buddhism
in China (seon; Korean / Zen; Japanese). It is also thought that he taught the monks at the temple a form of
martial arts practice, possibly a type of yoga, to build their health. This martial art and Zen practice developed in China
to become a root of Wushu (Kungfu) and spread through out Asia, into Korean and Japan and is a root of martial
arts from those nati
ons, including Taekwondo. Maybe for Taekwondoin it can be said that Dalma is the first martial arts teacher.
A famous saying att
ributed to Dalma was “7 down, 8 rise.” This is the root of the saying among Jidokwan seniors  “seven times down, eight times up”.

2012 Vic Sparring Selections

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The information pack for the 2012 Victorian Sparring Selection Competition is now available.
Refer side bar for details.
2012 Notice to instructors
2012 state_selection_tournament


2012 Victorian Selections

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

We just received the following information from T.V.I
July 22 will be the Individual Events for Selection to the National
Championships / Festival.
July 29 will be the Pair and Team events.
The details for these days will be available soon on the TVI website.

WTF Poomsae Regulation

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Mr Greg Butterworth has just informed us that the WTF Ruling for a poomsae competitor who stops for more than 3 seconds must received a .3 deduction.
Should the competitor than decide to restart the form they will receive another 0.3 deduction plus any 0.1 and 0.3 deductions they received prior to restarting the form must be deducted from the final score.
Mr Butterworth was able to obtain this information with the help of Grand Master Kim Ko.

2012 Bev Walker Trophy

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

This year the Bev Walker Trophy will be held on the 25th November at the Darebin YMCA in Plenty Road Reservoir.
The competition is open to all Taekwondo Competitors regardless of the organisation they belong to.
As in past year it will a one on one style for Individual Poomsae with WTF style scoring for Pairs and Creative.
We will require a number of Qualified Poomsae Judge as the competiton attracts around 200 competitors so please keep this date free.

Koryo Shepparton Kids

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Some of the winning team from Shepparton