Archive for October, 2014

STA and TA National Championships

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Urgent notice

Just been advised by TA that the closing date for registrations for the 2014 Nationals in South Australia has been changed to the 11 November 2014

Craigieburn Grading

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

grading 7grading 4grading 3grading 6grading 8Grading 9

Unfortunately I forgot to get photos of all our students who sat for their grading on the 19th October, Sorry !!!
With the support from Head Instructor Joyce Stivala, Instructor Damien Hauser and Cadet Instructors Crys, Thomas, Joie and Sharell the grading ran smoothly and finished on time.
Trophies went to Sam, Susan, Matthew and Yzebell, however it was a close finish as we had two sudden death play offs. Congratulations to all.
I would like to think that al those students who graded on Sunday compete in the coming 2014 Bev Walker Trophy.

Fight for Life (Cancer Fund Raising)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Martial Artists
Fighting Cancer Together.
8th Dan Grand Master Russell Wood and  5th Dan Head Instructor Joyce Stivala will be
conducting the Taekwondo Seminar.
We would like to see as many Taekwondo people attend to help this very worthy cause.

Click on this link to obtain more information     2014-FIGHT-FOR-LIFE

Seminars available are listed below

Brazillian Jiu Jitsu
Muay Thai
Kick Boxing
Kyusho Jutsu
Zen Do Kai



Australian Championships Package (Rev 2)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

STA National Championship Invitation – REVISED   

STA, Tuesday, 7 October 2014

STA has now released the Invitation & Information pack for the 2014 National Championships.

Registrations can be made at


UPDATE: After consulting with the technical board we have updated the package to
include the 6 – 7 years and finaliseD the technical events.

Other Links
Australian Championship Invitation

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Dear Athletes ,

Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2015 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1 January 2015.

The change of most interest to many athletes is to pseudoephedrine, a substance commonly used to treat nasal and sinus congestion. WADA has removed pseudoephedrine from the 2014 Monitoring Program and it will remain on the Prohibited List. For athletes this means pseudoephedrine concentrations found in urine above 150 microgram per millilitre are prohibited in competition in all sports.

Medications that contain pseudoephedrine like Sudafed, Codral, etc. must be ceased 24 hours prior to competition.

Other changes for 2015 seek to provide greater clarity to the List, with the majority of amendments being of a technical nature, including re-categorising and improving the terminology of existing substances and methods.

Further information is available on WADA’s website along with a summary of major modifications and details on the 2015 Monitoring Program.

It is important that you are aware of the new List, as it is your responsibility to check the status of any medication prior to use.

You can use the Check Your Substances tool on the ASADA website to find out the status of Australian medications. Check your Substances will be updated to reflect the 2015 changes on 19 December 2014.

More information about the List and anti-doping in general can also be found on ASADA’s website.

2014 Australian National Championships

Sunday, October 12th, 2014






5- 7 December 2014
Super-Drome, Adelaide
South Australia

Please note that the changes listed below have been made to the Invitation Package.

Page 4
Added Black Belts 8-9, 10-11 Sparring
Moved WTF Technical & Masters Sparring
Page 5
Amended eligibility requirements for TA members
Page 8
Amended entry cost for Under 11 Technical competitors.
Page 9
Seniors Division amended to 17+
Page 10
Seniors Division amended to 17+
Page 11
Amended Technical Black & Coloured Belt Division scoring method
Page 12
Amended Individual/Creative Freestyle
Page 16
Added Black Belts 8-9, 10-11 Sparring Moved WTF Technical & Masters Sparring Amended Weigh in times to reflect day change for Masters Sparring
Removed Appendix 1 – Double Elimination Technical

2014 Emerging Taekwondo Athlete Clinics

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), in consult with Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA)

As the first step in identifying the next wave of Australia’s emerging taekwondo talent the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), in consult with Sports Taekwondo Australia (STA), will be coordinating four state-based taekwondo clinics around Australia. These clinics are free of charge and are open to any emerging taekwondo athlete born between 1996 and 2001, with the key outcome being to select a small group of exceptional medal potential taekwondo athletes.

A panel of taekwondo coaches and AIS sports science staff out of the AIS Combat Centre has been assembled to assess each athlete’s potential. Aspiring taekwondo athletes will be put through a range of technical and physiological tests including: anthropometrical, lower limb power, flexibility, taekwondo specific endurance and decision making assessments. These quantitative as well as qualitative assessments conducted by the panel of coaches will determine who is identified through this process.

Athletes identified through these clinics will be funded to attend a National Emerging Taekwondo Camp at the AIS Combat Centre, also open to self-funded emerging taekwondo athletes, in early 2015. Athletes’ performance in these clinics and camps as well as in a range of upcoming state and national competitions (including the National Championships in Adelaide in December) will form the initial basis for identifying the initial list of emerging Australian medal potential taekwondo athletes. Athletes identified through any of these processes will also have the possibility of being selected and supported to attend national and international training camps in 2015.

Please note that this is an ongoing process and that these clinics and camps are not a final assessment of an athlete’s future potential. This is an initial step that will inform future iterations of how best to identify and support talent in the sport of taekwondo. Athletes not selected through these clinics will have numerous future opportunities to be identified through clinics, camps and competitions as noted above.

Below are the dates and locations of these initial Emerging Taekwondo Athlete Clinics:

Sydney Sunday 26th October
9.00am – 12.00pm
Global Martial Arts – 28/340 Hoxton Park Rd, Prestons

Brisbane Sunday 2nd November
11.00am – 3.00pm
Tan’s Taekwondo – 72 Cambridge St, Coorparoo
Perth Saturday 8th November
10.00am – 2.00pm
Alexander Heights Community Centre – 18 Linto Way, Alexander Heights

Melbourne Sunday 23rd November
10.00am – 2.00pm
Professional Taekwondo Centre – 1 Moore St, Mooney Ponds

Please ensure that you make yourself available for the duration of these clinics and arrive in time to fill out a registration form prior to commencement of the clinic.

Should you require any further information on any of these clinics, please contact Raul Landeo at or on 0401 268 914.


AIS Combat Centre and STA

Global Para-Taekwondo University

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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