Archive for January, 2016

TVI Moomba Sparring Competition

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Click on the following link for full details.

2016 Moomba Sparring (last).pdf 3

STV Will release full details on the Technical Competition in the near future.

Email to the Kukkiwon

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I have just emailed the following to the Kukkiwon advising them that I’m quite disappointed in their decision to appoint 3 Australian Instructors to take over Kukkiwon Dan Gradings here in Australia. If you agree can you also please email the Kukkiwon at the addresses at the bottom of my email as well as our STAL CEO Joelie Chisholm at

Mansoon Jeong, Kukkiwon President and Chulwung Park, Deputy Section Chief, International Business Team

Gentlemen, after being a very loyal supporter of the Kukkiwon for some 40 years I must say that I’m very disappointed in your decision to appoint 3 Australian Instructor as Kukkiwon representatives to conduct Dan Gradings here in Australia.

As an 8th Dan Kukkiwon certified Grand Master Instructor I believe I have the right to grade my own students.

Were do you get the right to tell me I should now surrender that right to grade my own students to Dan levels up to 7th Dan to 3 Australian Instructor who are competitors to a number of current Australian clubs including my own Koryo TKD Centre which was established since 1976.

I believe that STAL should be the only Australian organisation authorised to apply for Kukkiwon Certificates here in Australia.

Currently all my students receive Kukkiwon Certificates when they past a Dan Grading, however, if you go ahead with this action I’m prepared to no longer support the Kukkiwon which will not effect some 95% of my students.

As an 8th Dan Jidokwan Instructor I will supply my Black Belt students with a Jidokwon Certificate if the Kukkiwon go ahead and remove my right to grade my own students.

You would also be aware that Taekwondo in Australia is just starting to move forward under the STAL banner, so why would the Kukkiwon now wish to cause additional problems for our National Body.

Please reconsider your decision so that our Australian Taekwondo Family can continue to move forward towards a bright future.


8th Dan Kukkiwon Grand Master Instructor

Number 05003575

Russell Wood


Park Chulwung

Chulwung Park, Deputy Section Chief, International Business Team

Mansoon Jeong, Kukkiwon President

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

2016 Sammy Koryo Card (1024x632)This is our new Koryo Taekwondo Centre Membership Card


2016 Kukkiwon Notice

Thursday, January 21st, 2016



It will be interesting to see what happens in Australia.

2016 Kukkiwon Notice 1As an 8th Dan Kukkiwon Grand Master Instructor I believe I have the right to grade all my students up to 7th Dan.


Olympic Weight Division Selection

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

January 15th 2016

To: Presidents, Secretaries General and GMS Administrators,

WTF Member National Associations (MNA’s)

Re: Olympic Weight Division Selection Period Extended & Do Not Leave Licencing Until Last Minute

Dear Sir/madam,

I am pleased to inform you that the window for you as GMS MNA admin to change the Olympic weight division for your athletes in 2016 has been extended. The final deadline is set for Friday January 29th at 5.00pm Swiss time. Please ensure you make the necessary change (if any) by then. If no change is made to the Olympic Weight Division in the system, the athlete automatically keeps the previously selected (if made) Olympic Weight Division.

Please also inform ALL your members that they must register/renew their WTF Global Licence at least 2 months before the tournament they wish to register for. Approvals of documents takes up to 7 days and you and your members must respect the process and the rules. Leaving online registration for any tournament to the last minute without a valid WTF Licence and/or uploaded and approved documentation you and your members run the risk of missing out.

I would also like to inform you that the digital certificates that Ms. Yuliya Ladysh sent to your MNA GMS administrators to install on their computer will be linked with their respective WTF Licence accounts starting from the 1st of April. This provides another layer of security to ensure only your assigned admins can access your member’s information. They will be unable to log into their GMS account without this certificate installed

I strongly recommend that you allow your members or Club/Region Admin to complete the WTF Licence Registration process which will greatly reduce the work load on your GMS MNA Admin but still enable you to retain 100% control in the approval of their WTF Licence.

With the continual growth of the WTF GMS it is very important that each MNA ensure they have a GMS administrator to do their job diligently as your members rely on you for their licence to be approved in a timely manner to allow them to register for events in 2016.

For any questions on the above please contact Mr Kabir Kar at

Yours Sincerely

Justin Tenbeth

Director –

2016 WTF Event Calender

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Click on the following link to see the WTF 2016/2017 cALENDAR

2016 WTF_Event_Calendar-2016-2017