Archive for August, 2013

TVI Merchandise for Nationals

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

TVI Merchandise can be ordered at the Craigieburn TVI Victorian Team training session this Sunday 25th August.
Polo Tops: $35.00 each
Vest: $55.00 each
Jacket: $75.00 each
Victoria leg patch: $10.00
Cheques & Money orders payable to “Taekwondo Victoria Inc.” (Credit Cards are not accepted.)
The Craigieburn Hall will open at 9am to process orders.






Koryo New Van

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Check out Sammy’s new Van.
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2013 Bev Walker Trophy

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The 2013 Bev Walker Trophy Invitation and Application is now available from the following links.

2013 Bev Walker Invitation

2013 Bev Walker Trophy


Alternative Team Victoria Training Venue

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Poomsae and Sparring Training for the Koryo Victorian Team Members competing in the T.A Nationals/Festival in Queensland. All Victorian Club Head Instructors, Instructors, Coaches and Competitors are welcome to attend.

These  Poomsae /Sparring training session have been approved by Taekwondo Victoria Training


Sunday August 25th  Poomsae: 10am to 11.30am Sparring: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Sunday September 1st Poomsae: 10am to 11.30am Sparring: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Sunday September 15th Poomsae: 10am to 11.30am Sparring: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Sunday September 22nd Poomsae: 10am to 11.30am Sparring: 11.30am to 12.30pm


Craigieburn College

Hothlyn Drive Craigieburn

Poomsae Competitors will require full Dobok

Sparring Competitors will require full Dobok plus all Safety

equipment as worn when competing.

Special notes

Training shoes can be worn.

Water bottle is required.

Cost: $5.00 per day

For additional information please contact

GM Russell Wood

Email address:

Mobile Number: 0405 659 684



2013 TVI Sparring Selections.

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

2013 TVI SPARRING 6 (300x259)2013 TVI SPARRING 52013 TVI SPARRING 10 (159x237)Our Koryo Team was made up with members from our Shepparton and Roxburgh Park Clubs.
All our team members did a great job winning 18 medals, 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze.
As the Proud Head Instructor for the Koryo club I would like to congratulate all our team members, Shepparton Head Instructor Sammy Rachele, Parents and Friends for the great support given by all. Go Koryo !

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TVI Sparring Selection Time Tabe

Friday, August 9th, 2013

For details and Time Table for Sunday 11th August Sparring Competition click on the following link.


For the a copy of the Draw for Sunday 11th August Sparring Competition click on the following link.

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Koryo Promotional Video

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Click on the following link to learn more about the Koryo Taekwondo Centre from Shepparton Head Instructor Sammy Rachele.

T.A and STA moving forward to unification.

Monday, August 5th, 2013

The Koryo Taekwondo Centre supports this move as we all have a responsibility to the Taekwondo youth of Australia.

The Board of Taekwondo Australia held a meeting on Saturday 3rd August with all of the state presidents and delegates to debrief them of the unification discussions to date. The Board then requested the states to consider whether or not to proceed with unification between Taekwondo Australia and Sports Taekwondo Australia.

To assist you in your understanding here are some of the facts that were provided to us:

1.     The WTF has appointed an independent mediator who is responsible to see through a resolution between TA and STA.

2.     The WTF has encouraged TA and STA to merge.

3.     The unification process will be assisted by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

4.     The WTF recognises STA as the MNA, and as such the ASC can only entertain recognising STA.

5.     The ASC currently does not recognise any organisation representing the sport of Taekwondo.

6.     The ASC seeks a resolution for all members.

7.     As a way forward, the WTF would like unification to take place with the following points:

a.     That a new constitution which meets the ASC’s criteria be developed.

b.     That an interim board is established.

c.      That the interim board contain equal numbers of current TA and STA board members

d.     That the unified body be structured as a Company limited by guarantee.

e.     That the unified body be transparent and democratically run.

f.       That as soon as practicable, both parties enter into a Heads of Agreement (HoA) which records the unification process.

g.     That upon signing the HoA, TA members will immediately be permitted access to sanctioned WTF global events and domestic selection events.

8.     That due diligence of both organisations will be part of the unification process.

9.     The ASC have agreed to assist with resources.

10. It is suggested that at the state level, we will undertake the same.

As TVI’s President and State Delegate, together with David Burns (Secretary General) attended this meeting to represent Taekwondo Victoria and we have both voted in favour ofan in principle agreement for T.A. to proceed with further exploring the process of unification with STA.

To understand the context of Saturday’s vote; it is important for T.A. to be able to now go back to the WTF, ASC and STA this Wednesday, 7th August, and be able to say that they have the full backing of their voting members, the State Associations, and that there is a definite desire to now do some serious and detailed horse-trading to develop a  constitution and other details of the proposed unification that can then be presented to all T.A. Head Instructors and properly voted on.

To vote against Saturday’s proposal to “explore the process of unification” would have been akin to accepting the status quo with no consideration for any alternatives or hope for the future.  We do not believe that such a position would be in the best interests of our members.

Please understand that Saturday’s vote does not tie us to any final outcome at this stage.  Rather it is a show of good faith on behalf of the States and T.A., that we are all committed to taking the next step in developing a lasting solution to the situation in which we have found ourselves.  One which will be in the best interests of all Taekwondo practitioners and players in Australia.

Once the full details of the proposed unifying constitution and all unification processes (including due diligence, etc.) have been completed by the parties involved, these will be divulged in full to all TVI voting members at a Special General Meeting so that you can guide us as to how Taekwondo Victoria should finally vote on this matter.

We realise that we have made an important decision on your behalf and we would welcome your feed-back on this issue.

I would encourage you re-read all of the above and carefully consider the implications.

From this point forward, our expectation is that things will move forward fairly quickly.  T.A., S.T.A., A.S.C. and W.T.F. will be meeting by conference-call in two days time so if you have input that you wish to be forwarded for consideration before then, we will need to receive it before 5:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday 6th August.

Yours Sincerely,


Barry Akehurst


Taekwondo Victoria

Freestyle Poomsae Score Sheet

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

To find the requirements for Freestyle Poomsae (Creative Poomsae to Music) click on the link below.

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Amalgamation of T,A and S.T.A

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

For Australian Taekwondo to have a positive future this amalgamation must happen.

States Meet To Discuss Unification

The Board of Taekwondo Australia will be meeting in Melbourne on Saturday, 3 August 2013 with the State Presidents and State Delegates to provide first hand information on the discussions that were held with STA in Mexico last month.

The meeting will also discuss the bipartisan approach that is being undertaken by TA and STA to negotiate a pathway to amalgamate both bodies into a single national body for the governance of the martial art and the sport of taekwondo.

Subject to the agreement of both parties, we will release as much progress information as we are able to.

Our quickest of getting information to you is via the Taekwondo Australia FaceBook page where you are also able to leave a comment.

WTF, TA and STA discuss amalgamation in Puebla.

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