Archive for November, 2012

Koryo Classes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Due to the schools requiring their halls on the following dates we have had to cancel two of our training nights,
Thursday 29th November

Tuesday 11th December


World Para Championships

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Further success for Steven Currie at World Para Championships

Steven Currie has again backed up his World Championship gold medal last year by winner the silver medal at this years World para taekwondo championships in Aruba.
Results in the A6 under 80 kg division were as follows:
Male A6 -80kg 1.    Mahmoud Jafarzadeh (Iran) 2.    Steven Currie (Australia) 3.    Santiago Malvar Fernandez (Spain) Alexandr Polishuk (Azerbaijan)
Steven has now proven himself to be one of the Worlds leading para taekwondo athletes with consistent performances at two successive World Championships. STA congratulates Steven on his outstanding performance. STA Para Championships to be held in conjunction with 2013 STA Nationals and 2013 AUS Open STA has resolved to include Para events as part of its 2013 Nationals and AUS Open. This is an exciting development in our sport and a vast number of athletes  will finally have the opportunity to compete in various Para divisions as part of our national championships and as part of the AUS Open WTF sanctioned event.

2012 Bev Walker Trophy

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This years Best Competitors on the day went to Kiara Delia 1st with 4 Gold medals, Sharell CS Komala 2nd with 3 Gold and 1 Silver and Crystoval 3rd with 3 Gold and 1 Silver.
Crystoval and Sharell who are Brother and Sister had to  play off for 2nd and 3rd.
The three very proud students from the Koryo Taekwondo Centre are in the photo below.
This years Bev Walker attracted 270 Competitors from 18 Club made this the biggest Bev Walker competition yet.
To cater for the large number of contestant it was necessary to run 4 courts which allowed us to complete the competition in just over 7 hours.

Individual Poomsae: 270 Competitors
Family Poomsae: 11 Divisions
Team Poomsae: 11 Divisions
Creative to Music: 10 Divisions
We also allowed contestants to preform the old Palgwae Forms in the Team and Family events
The Koryo Taekwondo Centre would like to thank all the Judges, Support Staff, Parents and Competitors for making this a very smooth and happy event.
With a Special Thanks to Joyce Stivala who assisted Russell Wood in organising and Managing the event.



2012 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Aruba

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Korea, China Clinch Men’s, Women’s Title at 2012 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Aruba

Korea and China grabbed the men’s and women’s title, respectively, at the 2012 WTF World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships in Santa Cruz, Aruba on Nov. 25, 2012.

In the men’s division, Korea showed its supremacy as it defeated Iran 27-11 in the final match for top honors, drawing big applause from spectators. Korea reached the final round as it beat Spain 21-18 in a semifinal match, while Iran came from behind to beat China to advance to the final round.

China needed a third sudden-death round to brush aside a stiff challenge from France in the final match for the top honors. China advanced to the final match as it beat Croatia 17-15 in a semifinal match. France reached the women’s final match by beating Russia 21-9 in a semifinal match.

Ms. Zhang Hun of China was chosen as the female MVP and Mr. Young Jin Kim of China was named as the best coach in the women’s division. Korea’s Kyeo-re Han was picked as the male MVP and Mr. Kye Hee Park was chosen as the best coach in the men’s division.

Best Referee Awards went to Mr. Jorge Reynoso of Mexico, Mr. Mokake Moshoeshoe of Lesotho and Ms. Renata Crkvenac of Croatia.

At the three-day World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships, which took place at the Centro Deportivo gymnasium in Santa Cruz, a Daedo Protector and Scoring System (PSS) was used. The team competition was composed of two rounds of five minutes. The second round was a tag match. A team consisted of five athletes and one substitute.

The event drew 90 male athletes from 13 countries and 69 female athletes from 10 countries.

The 13 countries were host Aruba, Iran, Korea, Spain, Russia, Egypt, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Dominican Republic, the United States, Brazil, Uzbekistan and China. The male teams were divided into four groups, of which the best two teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round after round-robin preliminaries. Host Aruba, Iran, Korea and Spain were seeded.

The 10 countries, which sent their female athletes to Aruba, were Korea, China, France, Venezuela, Brazil, Croatia, Russia, Colombia, Chinese Taipei and the United States. The female groups were divided into three groups. Korea, China and France were seeded.

At the same venue, the 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships were held to a great success, drawing 53 para-athletes from 14 countries.



Mercedes Wheels for Sale

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

4 x 19 inch alloy wheels. Rear 9.5″ wide with Front 8.5″ fitted with Kumho tyres rear 275 /30 and front 235/35. These tyres have done a maxium of 10000 kilometeres.
Wheels are off a W208 AMG Mercedes with two of them having slight gutter rash. Will send close up photos if required. Price $1000.00
Pick Up Only from Roxburgh Park Victoria.

2012 Sports Award

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Sammy Rachele wins the 2012 Sports Hero Award for The Greater Shepparton Area.
Sammy receiving his award along with his very proud children Isabella & Samuel.
Well done Sammy, the Koryo Team are all very proud of your achievements.

Azerbaijan Defends Overall Title at 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in Aruba

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Azerbaijan Defends Overall Title at 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships in Aruba

Azerbaijan clinched six gold, six silver and three bronze medals to defend its overall title at the 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships, which took place in Santa Cruz, Aruba on Nov. 22, 2012.

Spain took two golds and one bronze for the second place in the overall medal tally, followed by Iran with two gold medals, Canada with one gold and one bronze, and Ukraine with one gold.


A total of 53 athletes from 12 countries competed at the 3rd World Para-Taekwondo Championships, which took place at the Centro Deportivo gymnasium in Santa Cruz, Aruba. Twenty-one countries earlier sent their entry lists of athletes and officials to the Aruba Organizing Committee for the 3rd World Para-Taekwondo Championships.


The participating countries were Azerbaijan, Spain, Mongolia, Brazil, Russia, France, Guatemala, Iran, Croatia, Canada, Finland and Australia.


The inaugural World Para-Taekwondo Championships were held in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 10, 2009, drawing a total of 36 athletes and 18 officials from 16 countries. France took the overall title, followed

by Azerbaijan and Turkey. The 2nd championships were held in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 11, 2010, which attracted 65 athletes from 21 countries. Azerbaijan clinched the overall title, followed by Turkey and Spain.


The one-day event featured 10 male and four female categories. The Olympic weight divisions applied to the championships: -58kg, -68kg, -80kg and +80kg for male contestants and -49kg, -57kg, -67kg and +67kg for female athletes.


A Daedo Protector and Scoring System (PSS) and an instant video replay system were used for the Aruba championships.


Modified competition rules applied to the championships. Attacks to the head were banned and the duration of the contest was three rounds of one minute each with a one-minute break between rounds.



Weight categories were modified as follows: amputation with both limbs above elbows (A5), amputation of one limb above the elbow (A6), amputation of both limbs below the elbows (A7), and amputation of one limb below the elbow (A8).


An opening ceremony was held at the venue for the 3rd WTF World Para-Taekwondo Championships and the 2012 World Cup Taekwondo Team Championships scheduled for Nov. 23-25, 2012 at the same venue. The World Cup event has drawn 90 male athletes from 13 countries and 69 female athletes from 10 countries.


The opening ceremony drew high-ranking officials, including Aruban Health and Sport Minister Richard Visser and Aruban Infrastructure Minister Oslim Servinger.


Also at hand were WTF President Chungwon Choue and Jose Cornelio, president of the Aruba Taekwondo  Association, along with WTF Council members.


WTF President Choue said in his speech during the opening ceremony, “The spirit of Olympism inspires generations, young and old to aspire to their dreams. We can see here today, through the bright eyes of these athletes, that taekwondo embodies every aspect of the spirit of Olympism. The dreams that taekwondo brings to so many is felt throughout the world.”


“The hope that taekwondo brings is limitless. It knows no boundaries and is hampered by no disability

,” Choue said. “There is no gender that it favors or age that it discriminates against. Taekwondo truly is a sport for all that inspires and embodies anyone that experiences it. I know from these athletes here today, there is still much more to come.”


Dr. Choue concluded his speech by saying, “The London 2012 Olympic Games was the greatest competition of our history. Rio 2016 will be even greater, but I say to you athletes here in Aruba, your road to the Olympics, and hopefully soon the Paralympics, begins here today.” “Faster, higher, stronger. Fairer, more dynamic, spreading hope and dreams to the world. This is taekwondo! You are taekwondo!”


The opening ceremony featured a variety of Aruban cultural performances and a WTF taekwondo demonstration.


Early in the morning, the WTF held an extraordinary Council meeting at the Holiday Inn in Aruba.


The Council gave Indonesia the right to host the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship in Bali. It also approved the establishment of WTF Grand Prix series.


Pending the WTF’s final approval at the General Assembly, the WTF Council also approved a membership for three countries – Curacao, South Sudan and Sierra Leone – to increase its overall membership to 204.



2012 Bev Walker Judging Procedure

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Hi Guys, please be advised that a copy of the Judging procedure sheets which will be used for all One on One Events this Sunday can be down loaded from the Side Bar.
I would appreciate it if all Judges, Support Staff and Head Instructors could read through it so that you are prepared for Sunday.
I have also attached an example sheet for your interest.
The Music, Creative and Family events will be judged by 3 Judges using iPADS.

2012 Bev Walker Trophy

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Hi Guys, I have been asked a number of times about the address and times for the 2012 Bev Walker Trophy so I have detailed the information below,
Competition Date: Sunday 25th November.
Venue: Darebin Community Sports Stadium.
857 Plenty Road, Reservoir.
Venue opens at 7.45am
Judges and Support Staff to arrive at 8.00am
Competitors arrive between 8.15 and 8.30am
Competition scheduled to start at 9.00am
There will be 4 Courts operating so White, Yellow, Blue, Red and Black Individual Standard Poomsae will start at 9.00am

2012 Bev Walker Final Draw

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Hi Guys, a copy of the Final Draw for the 2012 Bev Walker Trophy is available from the side bar.

This final copy has all changes and adjustments as requested.

Please down load a copy for your use at the competition.

Please note we will be running 4 courts all starting at 9am.

Each court will have a belt colour allocated to it except for one court which will have both White and Yellow preforming on it.

Thank You for your support.

See you all on Sunday.