Archive for February, 2015

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

2015 Arnold 28th Feb Jeanette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Competitor,

 

Excitement is building for the Arnold Classic Taekwondo Championships, now less than 2 weeks away.

Please find below some generic information for  Sparring and Poomsae entries.

 

COMPETITOR ID CARD COLLECTION

All Competitors OR PROXY must check in with printed competitor’s registration email and on-line ticket with barcode & pick up
PRINTED ID CARDS  and competitor kit as follows:

Thursday 12th March,  9am to 7pm
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre – Main Entrance.
Look for TAEKWONDO.

Registration on the Thursday can be done via a Proxy as long as the proxy has a print-out of competitor’s registration email
and on-line ticket with the barcode.  The Proxy could be your Coach, Instructor, Parent or Friend.

ID wrist bands in the kit are entry into the Martial Arts Festival Area of the Expo – Gate 1 of the Melbourne Conference Exhibition
Centre so meet up and handover of kit must be outside the Expo doors, inside MCEC, on the concourse.

Eight x 3m high teardrop martial arts flags will be in the concourse near Gate 1.  We suggest you use the TAEKWONDO flag as a
meeting point until you get your bearings at the venue.

Wrist bands will be waterproof and must be worn by competitors and officials at all times during the Martial Arts Festival – even
during competition.  They may be taped over during your event but they cannot be removed.  This ruling may be unusual for the
various martial artists but applies to all sports in the Arnold Classic and the organisers will make  no exceptions.
We are following international Arnold Classic security rules.

Every Competitor must have a Coach. Coaches will be issued with Coaches ID Cards.  Only Competitors, Coaches and Officials will
be permitted in the marshalling and warm-up areas.

Please be sure your Coach has registered by emailing his/her name to taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au  The cut-off was 28th February
but we are now able to extend for another 7 days due to the late inclusion of the STA National Poomsae Selection
Event for the World Universiade Games.

EVENT SCHEDULE

A general guide at this stage is:

Friday 13th March:            All Taekwondo Poomsae Events – times TBA

Spectacular Taekwondo Demonstration on Main Stage of Expo 6:00-6:30pm

Saturday 14th March:       All Taekwondo Sparring Events – times TBA

Sunday 15th March:          Demos and visit by Arnold Schwarzenegger to our Martial Arts Courts,

from approx. 11:20am

Further information will be posted as soon as it is available http://bit.ly/1zUITEy

 

Opening hours for the events will be:

8.30am officials shall be allowed in
9.00am competitors shall be allowed in
9.00am the ticket box will be open

10.00am the doors will open to the public

POOMSAE COMPETITORS

If you have entered a Pairs or Team event please check with your partner/s that they have registered.
We see some gaps that need to be filled and will be contacting you directly over the next couple of days to chase up missing registrations.

All registrations need to be fully paid by 4th March or they will automatically drop off the registration list.
This is out of our control.  Unpaid registrations would have received an email from ACA organisers last week, to this effect.
Please contact us at taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au if you have any issues putting credit card details through.

REVISED COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Please check out the Criteria on the Arnold Classic Taekwondo Registration page to familiarise yourself
with any recent amendments http://wired.ivvy.com/event/WANCTG/start-registration/delegate

SPARRING COMPETITORS

Weigh-in Rules

Sparring competitors are advised that a minimum dress code of t-shirt and shorts (not underwear) will be strictly
enforced during the weigh-in with an allowance of 0.5 kgs.  Competitors not meeting their weight category will be
permitted one additional chance before closing of the weigh-in.

The Weigh-in will be run by Head Instructors at a venue of their choice by closing date.

 

Head instructors are required to provide accurate weights for each of their competitors prior to midnight Sun 8-Mar.
Weigh-in Verification Form will be sent to Head Instructors and must be returned as outlined on the form.

Random weigh-ins will be conducted during the competition.  Any competitor found to be outside
of weight will be disqualified :  a 500g weigh-in allowance is allowed for clothing.

 

FINALISED MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAM

The final Martial Arts Festival  program will be distributed to all competitors and coaches (or proxies) during check-in,
Thursday 12th March.

 

MCEC VENUE  & PARKING

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed)

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006

 

The Arnold Classic Taekwondo Championships will be with the Martial Arts Festival,  Gate 1, near the
Clarendon Street main entrance.

 

Link here for Carparking options http://mcec.com.au/parking-options/

 

Or install an App on your phone called cheap parking for the cheapest parking within the MCEC and surrounding area
with a capacity to guide you from wherever you are.

 

TICKETING FOR FAMILY/FRIENDS/COACHES

Expo tickets will get you into the Martial Arts Festival and all other Expo Events.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the venue,  or online
http://www.ticketebo.com.au/arnold-classic-australia/arnold-classic-australia-fitness-expo.html
Pre-paid tickets should fast track your entry – don’t forget your print out!

 

Wrist bands will be issued only to competitors and officials.

 

Kind regards,

JEANETTE HALL for the

2015 ARNOLD CLASSIC TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

E: taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au

M: 0416 012 919

Arnie pic

 

 

 

2015 Arnold Classic Australia

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

2015 Russ & Arnie 12015 Russ n Arnie2015 Russ n Arnie 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for the 2015 Arnold Classic in Melbourne Australia on the 13th, 14th and 15th March.
Contact Russ Wood at     russellrobertwood@outlook.com     for registration details.
Hurry as it closes on the 8th March.

 

STA Anti Doping Policy

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

2015 Anti Doping Policy [Pol.003 V01.0]

2015 Koryo Poomsae & Judges Course

Friday, February 20th, 2015

2015 Koryo Poomsae Photo 1

WTF Poomsae Seminar / Competition Rules

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

WTF Poomsae Seminar / Competition Rules

This Seminar is open to all Taekwondo Practitioners

regardless of Organisation or Club

Date: Sunday 8th March 2015

Time: Hall opens at 8.30am for Registration with the Seminar starting at 9am.

The Seminar will finish at 4pm

Venue: Craigieburn College, 102 Hothlyn Drive Craigieburn 3064

Cost

Individual : $15.00

Family of 2: $25.00

Family of 3 or more: $35.00

Seminar Content

All Taegeuk and Black Belt Forms

WTF Competition Rules

Koryo No1 and Kicking Pattern

Presenter

Grand Master Russell Wood 8th Dan

WTF IR Poomsae Judge

OTU Poomsae Judge

2014 National Poomsae Champion TA and STA

2014 New Zealand Open Poomsae Champion

2014 Oceania Poomsae Champion

Bronze Medallist at 2014 World Championship in Mexico

Register by email to Poomsae Seminar Manager at: russellrobertwood@outlook.com

Closing Date for registration: Monday 2nd March

Payment to attend is made on the day of the Seminar in cash or cheque made out to Russell Wood

For additional information contact GM Russell Wood at: woody100@people.net.au

Koryo Taekwondo Centre

11 Perry Court Roxburgh Park 3064

Phone 0393086019 Mobile 0405 659 684

Email: woody100@people.net.au Web Address : http://koryotaekwondo.com.au/

WTF Poomsae Techniques

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

To obtain a copy of the WTF times for the various slow Poomsae Techniques just click on the following link.

2014 WTF TECHNICQUE TIMES

2015 UNIVERSITY GAMES

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Dear Instructor

The Board has endorsed the Arnold Classic Australia Taekwondo Championships being run at the Melbourne Sports
and Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed), 13 -15  March 2015. Please circulate the following information within your club.

UNIVERSITY GAMES

On Friday 13 March, STA will be running the National Team Poomsae Selection Event for the 2015 Universiade Games,
Gwangju, South Korea, 3-14 July, 2015 at The Arnold Classic Australia Taekwondo Championships. If you have any
tertiary black belt students in you club interested in entering they must register as a Black Belt Poomsae competitor on
the Arnold classic website www.aca2015.com.au  (Go to Sports >Martial Arts Festival > Taekwondo >
Register Now and proceed with your registration.)

They must then register their Selection Competition interest to Ross Hartnett who is looking after this section of the
competition at tkdodk@iprimus.com.au

Further information regarding the Poomsae Selections will be available next week.

COMPETITORS HOW TO ENTER

Visit www.aca2015.com.au (Go to Sports >Martial Arts Festival > Taekwondo >  Register Now and proceed
with your registration).

OFFICIALS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Referees please contact Sally Bound Sally.Bound@utas.edu.au for an Expression of Interest Form

Technical Judges for Poomsae please contact taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au

COACHES

Please email details of registered coaches to taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au  by 15 February, 2015.
Please note that no coach will be permitted on the competition floor if details are not received by this date.
Only Coaches registered with WTF, OTU or STA will be permitted to coach on the competition floor.

John Gradisar
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd
0419 816 252

STV 2015 Agenda

Friday, February 13th, 2015

2015 STV Agenda

Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Please note the following updates, marked in red have been advised by the Organising Committee.

 

COMPETITORS HOW TO ENTER:
Visit www.aca2015.com.au
Go to Sports >Martial Arts Festival > Taekwondo > Register Now and proceed with your registration.

Registrations close midnight 8 March 2015.

 

COACHES
Please email details of registered coaches to
taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au by 28 February 2015. No coach will be permitted on the competition floor
if details are not received by this date. Only Coaches registered with WTF, OTU or STA will be permitted to
coach on the competition floor.

John Gradisar
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sports Taekwondo Australia Ltd
0419 816 252

STA endorses the Arnold Classic Australia Taekwondo Championships

Friday, February 13th, 2015

STA, Thursday, 12 February 2015

STA endorses the Arnold Classic Australia Taekwondo Championships being run at the Melbourne Sports and Exhibition Centre (Jeff’s Shed),
13 -15 March 2015 with all officials and competitors registering for accreditation on Thursday 12 March, 9am- 7pm.
COMPETITORS HOW TO ENTER:
Visit www.aca2015.com.au
Go to Sports >Martial Arts Festival > Taekwondo > Register Now and proceed with your registration.
Registrations close midnight 8 March 2015

OFFICIALS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Referees please contact Sally Bound Sally.Bound@utas.edu.au for an Expression of Interest Form
Technical Judges for Poomsae please contact taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au
COACHES
Please email details of registered coaches to
taekwondo@arnoldclassic.com.au by 28 February 2015. No coach will be permitted on the competition floor if details are not received by this date. Only Coaches registered with WTF, OTU or STA will be permitted to coach on the competition floor.
UNIVERSITY GAMES
On Friday 13 March STA will be running the National Team Poomsae Selection Event for the 2015 Universiade Games, Gwangju, South Korea, 3-14 July, 2015 at The Arnold Classic Australia Taekwondo Championships. Interested students should register as a Black Belt Poomsae competitor on the Arnold classic website
www.aca2015.com.au
Go to Sports >Martial Arts Festival > Taekwondo > Register Now and proceed with your registration.

You must then register your University Selection Competition interest to Ross Hartnett who is looking after this section of the competition at tkdodk@iprimus.com.au

Further information regarding the Poomsae Selections will be available next week.