Archive for August, 2014


Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Click on the following link to view the latest WTF Sparring Rules


Para-Taekwondo Instructor Seminar

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Dear Friends,

We are very excited to announce that for the very first time  a Para-Taekwondo Instructor Seminar in Toronto, Canada will be held. The Seminar will be held at Black Belt World on Sunday, October 26th, 2014. The Seminar is open to all black belts, coaches, instructors and individuals interested in the Para-Taekwondo Movement.
Register today and be part of the Movement to Make a Positive Difference in the lives of countless individuals!
We will share with you how to dramatically increase your student body by introducing a Para-Taekwondo (Special Needs Taekwondo) into your schools curriculum!

We will only accept online registration for the seminar:

The Seminar is hosted and organized by:

Grandmaster Tommy Chang – Black Belt World Canada
Grandmaster James Kim – Tiger Kim’s Martial Arts Academy

Seminar Facilitator:
Master Michael Sirota

TVI Northern State Team Training.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
TVI Northern State Team Training.Sunday 24th AugustPoomsae: 11.30 am to 12.45 pm

Sparring: 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm

The Poomsae Session require members to wear full Dobok.

The Sparring Sessions require members to wear all safety gear as per required when competing.

Craigieburn College
102 Hothlyn Drive,
Phone: 0405659684

2014 Oceania Taekwondo/Australian Championships

Monday, August 18th, 2014

2014 australian championships 52014 australian championships 1a2014 australian championships 102014 australian championships 72014 australian championships 62014 australian championships 112014 australian championships 22014 australian championships 92014 australian championships 3Our Koryo Team of 3 competitors won 2 Gold and 2 Bronze at  the 2014 Oceania Taekwondo/Australian Championships.
Team Members
Rachel McIntosh.
Crystoval CS Komala.
Russell Wood.


Olympic, World and European Champions arrive in Australia

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Olympic, World and European Champions arrive in Australia

STA, Monday, 11 August 2014

Never before has Australia witnessed so many world class international athletes coming to Australia to compete on our home soil. The Australian open scheduled for 16-17 August at Sydney’s sports stadium at Homebush bay, which was the same venue where Lauren Burns secured her gold Olympic medal and where Daniel Trenton secured his silver Olympic medal, will now host a vast number of elite world class athletes aiming to secure world ranking points in their quest to compete at the RIO 2016 Olympic games.

We have been overwhelmed with the worlds best Taekwondo athletes visiting us for the first time.  John Kotsifas, President of STA stated,  “the 2014 Australian open promises to be a landmark and historic event in Australia’s Taekwondo history. Never before have we witnessed so many Olympic and World champions competing against our Australian athletes in Australia. We have been overwhelmed by the international support for our event which will provide our Junior and senior athletes with the highest level of international competition. Australia led the way to push for five G2 continental ranking events and we secured this after much negotiation with the WTF and our other continental union friends. In addition, we have secured the Oceania championships in Sydney at the same time which is a G4 world ranked event”.

Never before have our Australian athletes had the opportunity to secure G4 and G2 world ranking points by competing in back to back events. STA’s president stated, “ We were the first country in the world to embrace the WTF Global membership system and we were the first country in the world to provide global athlete licences to all of our members as part of their membership of STA. We are also the first country to utilize the WTF on line registration system for an Open WTF sanctioned event and we have secured the services of MA Reg on line to oversee our events management systems as they have a proven record of managing WTF Grand Prix events and large world class events such as the USA and Dutch open events.
We will learn much about hosting a large international event next week and this will stand us in good stead to maybe host a World WTF championship in Australia in a few years to come. For the record, Australia has only hosted two international events being the 1986 (NT) and 1996 Asian championships (Melb). STA wants to wish all of our Australian athletes the very best of luck next week and we look forward to the entire Australian Taekwondo community embracing and supporting these two events next week.”

2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Scottish capital Edinburgh to host 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships

Friday, 11 July 2014

By Zjan Shirinian

The annoucement that Edinburgh will host this year's Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships was made at Meadowbank Stadium today ©Taekwondo ScotlandThe Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships will be held in Scotland for the first time with its capital city Edinburgh playing host to around 500 martial artists in November.

Meadowbank Stadium will be the stage for the Championships, first held in Australia in 2006.

It is hoped the event could bring more than £1 million ($1.7 million/€1.2 million) to the local economy, coming less than four months after Scotland hosts the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Championships will feature Kyorugi (fighting), Poomsae (a defined set of movements incorporating blocking, kicking and striking techniques) and, for the first time, Para-taekwondo.

Organisers hope the event will strengthen taekwondo’s bid to be included on the programme of sports for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to be held in either Durban in South Africa, or Edmonton in Canada.

“I am thrilled that the 2014 Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships will be coming to Scotland for the first time later this year,” said Louise Martin, vice chair of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

“2014 is a massive year for sport in Scotland and this is yet another international event to add to an already bursting calendar with, of course, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

“Sportscotland works very closely with Taekwondo Scotland to help promote and expand the sport and I am delighted that recent developments mean that taekwondo – including Para-taekwondo – now has the opportunity to feature in future Games.”

Louise Martin (second from left), vice chair of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, has hailed "Scotland's massive year for sport" ©Taekwondo Scotland


Louise Martin (second from left), vice chair of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, has hailed “Scotland’s massive year for sport” ©Taekwondo Scotland

The biennial competition is held under the auspices of the World Taekwondo Federation and the Commonwealth Taekwondo Union.

Invitations have gone out to 64 Commonwealth federations and large national teams are expected from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, India and Malaysia, as well as the Home Nations.

Taekwondo Scotland chairman Dr William Darlington said: “I’ve been looking forward to this for over 10 years since my colleagues and I started lobbying vigorously for taekwondo to become a fully-fledged Commonwealth Games sport.

“Recently we achieved the breakthrough by becoming a Category 2 Commonwealth Games sport and we may feature in future Commonwealth Games, but unfortunately that decision came too late for Glasgow 2014.

“But we’re delighted to invite top players to come to Scotland in the Commonwealth Games year.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming the national teams from around the world to the capital this winter for what promises to be an unforgettable event.”

Today’s announcement at Meadowbank included short taekwondo bouts featuring Hassan Haider and Kristian Kinnon and Jordyn Smith and Tegan O’May from Falkirk’s Central Taekwondo Academy.

The Championships are due to be held on November 15 and 16.

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The Koryo Golden Girls

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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The three Golden Mummies, they entered 9 Sparring
and Poomsae events at the recent TVI Selection Championship
and came away with 9 Gold Medals.


Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The parties involved in the negotiations around creating a single Taekwondo entity in Australia are pleased to advise the board of Taekwondo Australia (TA) have agreed to finalise their merger with Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA).

A joint board comprising equal representation from both TA and STA will be implemented within STA to govern a single Taekwondo entity. An independent chair will be appointed in the near future.

All TA members will be migrated across to the merged STA, with all 2015 renewals to be processed through STA. Affected clubs will receive information on changes to the registration process in due course.

TA will now commence the required steps to wind-up, with all trading to cease or transition into the merged STA by 30 November 2014. This process will be overseen by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

The ASC has today, formally stated it will recognise STA as the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for the sport of Taekwondo upon the addition of TA’s directors to the STA company register. As part of recognition, STA will be required to operate in line with the ASC’s Mandatory Sports Governance Principles.

This outcome highlights STA’s and TA’s commitment to unite the sport and to help ensure all participants are provided with the best participation opportunities at both elite and grass roots levels.

The ASC looks forward to working closely with the merged organisation through the transition phase and provide ongoing support as the merger takes effect.

Further information will be provided as implementation progresses.

2014 STV State Selections

Monday, August 4th, 2014

2014 stv c2014 stv 172014 STV 162014 STV 152014 STV 142014 STV 132014 STV 122014 STV 52014 STV 92014 STV 82014 STV jOYCE2014 STV KORYO TEAMThe Koryo TKD Centre entered a team of 7 competitors into the  2014 STV Sparring and Technical Selection which was held at the SNHC on the 3 August. Our Team came away with 7 Gold and 4 Silver which was a great effort. Many thanks to Rebecca for coaching and generally supporting our team.