Archive for February, 2013

2013 US Open

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Taekwondo Australia’s Team


A Big thank you to Taekwondo Australia for organising, managing and there financial support which allowed the Taekwondo Australian members to compete at the 2013 US Open.
The same goes for Jols Australia who supported the team by suppling the Adidas Team Wear.

I would also like to thank the other non Taekwondo Australia members who were at the competition for their support.

Final US Open medal tally
3 – Gold
2 – Silver
9 – Bronze
…. and many proud Aussie athletes who played their hearts out over the past 5 days and won the respect of the teams for their exemplary conduct and fighting spirit.

Gold: Carla DePasquale, Chelsea Trainor, Sarah Markovski (Female Junior Team)
Gold: Joseph Tamer (Ultra Sparring)
Gold: Amy Bodziony (Ultra Sparring)
Silver: Carla DePasquale (Junior)
Silver: Russell Wood (3rd Masters)
Bronze: Chelsea Trainor (Junior)
Bronze: Linda Schragger (1st Masters)
Bronze: Bronwyn Butterworth (2nd Masters)
Bronze: Robert Pace (2nd Masters)
Bronze: Crystoval CS Komala, Rachel Macintosh (Cadet Pairs)
Bronze: Josh Yeung, Denton Schragger, Daniel Smith (Male Junior Team)
Bronze: Robert Pace, Eric Phan, Dale Bryce (Male 2nd Team)
Bronze: Russell Wood, Sammy Rachelle, Brendon Leeder (Male 2nd Team)
Bronze: Joshua Yeung (Junior Sparring)


2013 Festival and National Championships

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

large-image Taekwondo Australia is pleased to announce that the 2013 Australian Taekwondo Festival, National Championships and Open will be held in Brisbane, Queensland from 3 – 6 October 2013.

The venue for the events is the Pat Rafter Arena at the Brisbane Tennis Centre located just 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The $82 million world class venue is Queensland’s ‘Home of Tennis’, with ample nearby accommodation, travel services and just an hour away from the Gold Coast.

To view location, street map and facility please click HERE.

The programme is:

3-5 October 2013 : Australian Taekwondo Festival 6 October 2013 : Australian National Championships and Open

Urgent Notice

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Whilst the Koryo Team and myself are in the USA the following classes will not be operating.

Craigieburn College

Thursday night (Free Class) will not running on the 21st February, however, please note that Francisco’s class will still be operating.

Craigieburn College

Friday night class will not be running on the 15th and 22nd February

Craigieburn College

Saturday 11.30 to 1pm class will not be running on 16th and 23rd of January.

Note: All other classes will operate as normal

Sorry for any inconvenience

BREAKING NEWS – IOC Retains Taekwondo as an Olympic Sport

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

 Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The IOC has today dropped wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program which means Taekwondo’s future as a full medal Olympic sport is secured for many years to come.
STA President John Kotsifas stated, “The IOC decision today was being closely watched but despite fears that Taekwondo may lose is Olympic status, the IOC has indicated its overwhelming support for our sport and its continued status as an Olympic sport and its place within the Olympic family. The WTF and the  worldwide Taekwondo community has worked hard to convince the IOC of our right to remain an Olympic sport. Today’s decision now gives confidence to our young and emerging Australian athletes who aspire to be Olympians one day. We can now move forward with confidence and renewed enthusiasm in the knowledge that our athletes will have access to the Olympic games”.

IOC Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The 25  sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing,  cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting,  handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis,  table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.

The EB  recommended that wrestling, governed by the International Federation of  Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), not be included on the list of core  sports. Wrestling will now join the seven shortlisted sports –  baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash,  wakeboarding and wushu – vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic  programme as an additional sport.

The  eight sports are scheduled to make presentations to the Executive Board  at its meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, in May. The EB will select  which of the eight sports to recommend to the 125th IOC Session for  inclusion as an additional sport on the 2020 programme.

In an  effort to ensure the Olympic Games remain relevant to sports fans of all  generations, the Olympic Programme Commission systematically reviews  every sport following each edition of the Games. 

Golf and rugby sevens were added in 2009 as additional sports to the 2016 Olympic programme.

The 125th IOC Session will take place from 7 to 10 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 Moomba Open Weigh-In

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
2013 Moomba Open
Taekwondo Sparring Competition
ENTRIES ONLINE: OPEN January 27th & CLOSE March 3rd 2013
Weigh-in: Regional Sunday March 10th
Victorian competitors will be able to weigh-in in their regions co-ordinated by the following:

Northern – Russell Wood – Phone: 0405 659 684; eMail:

Venue: Schembris Taekwondo Centre,

Date: Sunday March 10th

Address: 12/445 Grimshaw Street Bundoora

Time: 10am to 12noon.

2013 Moomba Sparring Competition

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

TVI has now included Junior and Senior Red Belts in this competition.
Please see up dated competition details in right hand side bar.
Refer 2013 Moomba Sparring 2nd under the heading COMING EVENTS.


Invalid Daedo Foot Sock

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Urgent message regarding Daedo PSS e-foot protectors.
Please click on the following link.
20130201_Urgent Notice on Invalid and Illegal PSS e-foot protector

2013 Koryo Memberships

Friday, February 1st, 2013

2013 Koryo and Taekwondo Australia Memberships and Insurance are now due.
Please note that both memberships need to be paid by February 15th.