Archive for November, 2014

STA Nationals Adelaide

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The following link will give a detailed list of the players for the STA Nationals in Adelaide.


WTF individual freestyle & Festival freestyle (creative)

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Dear instructors, coaches and athletes.

After a review of the 2014 Nationals information package we were of the view that perhaps information regarding
the freestyle event was not as clearly defined as it could have been, leading to some athletes not registering for this
event. Principally there are the two freestyle divisions scheduled for Friday 5 December 2014;

WTF individual freestyle, following the WTF guidelines and regulation.

Festival freestyle (creative) following rules and guidelines posted on STA website and information package.

In consideration of this, and to ensure that everyone is given the same opportunity, we are therefore opening
registrations for the above events only until midnight, Sunday 23 November 2014.

If you are considering entering, please note the following:

Both events are only for individual competition and athletes may only enter one or the other, but not both.

Dobok requirements for WTF freestyle and are as per Saturday’s WTF event, see page 6 of the Nationals
information package.

Dobok requirements for festival freestyle are as per page 12 of the Nationals information package.

Entries must be emailed to with the following details:

Your Name

Your Date of Birth

Your Club

Your State

Credit Card Details (Fee is $130 if it’s the only event you are entering, or $65 if it’s an additional event)

Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we wish you well for the competition.

John Gradisar
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd
0419 816 252


STA Message Regarding Merger

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Message from Mr John Walker AM
STA Independent Chairman.
Click on the following link to view message.

Message To Club Owners (STA191114-1)

2014 Bev Walker Trophy

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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2014 World Poomsae Championships notes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

2014 World Championships notes.

1/ When performing Bawimilgi in Sipjin the hands should be pushed forward to the height of the forehead so that both eyes can see between the hands.

2/ When executing kicks the competitor should not look up.

3/ When Blocking we should use a soft start with a strong and sharp finish.

4/ Kicking and Striking must be faster with increased power.

5/ Hip movement is essential when using striking techniques.

6/ When moving into Apkkoaseogi the gap between the feet should be no more the one fist.

7/ Kicks should not be vertical as they will receive a 0.1 penalty, however, kicks can be

above the head as long as they are directed forward.

STA Membership

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

STA Membership and State Mergers

Members should be aware of the current constitutional provisions regarding STA’s membership. The current constitution of STA provides the following:

1. The state divisions of STA are currently the existing STA state divisions up until 31st December 2014

2. All current members of TA and STA are deemed to be members of STA including members of the relevant state divisions.

Consequently, all current and financial members of both TA and STA are members of STA both at a state and national level.

2014 WTF World Poomsae Championships Mexico

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

MEXICO 1MEXICO 4MEXICO 3MEXICO 2MEXICO 13MEXCIO 19MEXICO 15GetAttachmentMEXICO 16MEXICO 18MEXICO 14 The Australian Team wins Trophy for the Best Fighting Spirit.

Linda Schragger wins Silver Medal

Lachlan Stewart wins Bronze Medal

Russell Wood wins Bronze Medal

With the rest of the team putting in a great effort against some very Professional Team members which resulted in our team winning the Trophy for the Best Fighting Spirit.

More photos to come.