Archive for March, 2013

Taekwondo Australia’s Poomsae Judging and Training Course.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The information on the coming Taekwondo Australia’s Judges Course is now available from the T.A website, however, the Entry section does not open until the 1st April.
In the mean time you can down load the questionnaires so that you are well aware of whats required.
Please note that non Taekwondo Australia members are quite welcome.
The course is scheduled for the 28th April and will be conducted at the Darebin YMCA in Plenty Road Darebin Victoria.

Koryo Taekwondo Grading

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Our first Grading for 2013 turned out to be a great success as we had six Lovely Mothers, and a heap of great kids pass their Grading.
Would you believe we had very little Hayley Phan (does not turn 4 until May this year)  gain her Yellow Belt after completing Basic Pattern, Kicks, Punches, Blocks and Sparring.
Trophies went to True Thao and Hayden Nguyen, well done guys as you had some very good competitors.

Check out the photo of Koryo Shepparton kids under Head Instructor Sammy Rachele.

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Taekwondo Victoria Sparring

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Koryo Taekwondo only fielded 2 Sparring Competitors at todays (17th March) TVI’s Sparring Competition.
However, the two girls did a great job winning Gold and Silver medals.
Hsiao Ping Lin did an outstanding job taking out the Gold in the Senior Female Division, whilst Isabella Rachele who just returning from a very tough match at the 2013 US Open did a sterling job picking up a Silver medal.
Sammy Rachele who is the Head Instructor for Koryo Shepparton could not have been more prouder of the two girls.
Well done we are all very proud of you.




T.A Poomsae Judging Course

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Taekwondo Australia has schedules a Poomsae Judging Course for the 28 April 2013.
Applicants must be a registered Taekwondo Australia Head
Instructor, Instructor, Sports Member or Member at the date of application.

Note: Non Taekwondo Australia members are also welcome to register, but this will incur an additional cost of $30, which is inclusive of insurance cover for the day. Please see course documentation which is available for side panel under coming events.


Referee Seminar for 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

T.A  first Referee Seminar for 2013 is scheduled for the 21st of April.

Please take this opportunity to promote and encourage your members to participate and become referee’s.

Some of your existing referee’s are due for a refresher in order to renew their registrations and some are also eligible to grade.

All will need to complete the attached application form and bring it with them on the day of the seminar, with a passport photo.

There is no cost as they will be paid by Taekwondo Victoria, so try and have as many as possible attend.

Full details are available under Coming Events in the right hand side bar.

Date:              Sunday 21st April.

Seminar:      NEW PARTICIPANTS for those wanting to become new referees

                        REFRESHER – for those not eligible to upgrade

                        UPGRADEfor those eligible to upgrade 

Time:             Start 9.00am.

                        Estimated finish 4.30pm 

Venue:          To Be Advised 

Cost:             Free (costs will be covered by TKD-Vic)                 

RSVP:            Please reply by email to advise me of your attendance by Saturday 6th April.



WTF President’s Letter to MNA Presidents

Monday, March 11th, 2013

WTF President’s Letter to MNA Presidents on IOC EB’s Decision on 25 Core Sports for 2020 Olympic Games
Dearest taekwondo family members,
I am delighted and extremely proud to announce to you that the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (IOC EB) has decided that taekwondo will remain as a core sport of the 2020 Olympic Programme.

The announcement was made today at a press conference held by the IOC EB in Lausanne, Switzerland, at 12:00 p.m. local time. This recommendation for the Olympic Programme will be brought before the IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September 2013. While process is not complete, the global taekwondo family should be proud of what we have accomplished over the past four years and encouraged that we are continuing to move in the right direction with our sport. I want to thank each member of our family for the important role that you have played in this process. Together, we ensured an incredibly successful London 2012 Olympic Games, but there is still so much more that we can do. From today, we must strive to make Rio 2016 an even greater milestone for taekwondo. This will not be an easy task, but we have already proven that we can achieve great things when we work together. I have every confidence that the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Puebla, Mexico, will be another crowning event for our sport. This will once again demonstrate how far we have come and the strength of our ambitions for the future. The 4th WTF World Para-Taekwondo  Championships and the 2013 Swiss Open, which will take place in Lausanne on 8-9 June this year, are two more events that the WTF look forward to this year. Additionally, the Argentina Open will take place at the end of August this year. This will be the first time that an international taekwondo event has taken place in South America. I encourage all of you to participate in these wonderful events. It is a tremendous privilege that I am able to deliver this wonderful news to you today.. Let us continue to work together to achieve and even more successful Olympic Games for taekwondo in 2016!
With happiness and gratitude,
Chungwon Choue President