Archive for May, 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016
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2016 Koryo Craigieburn May Grading.
We gained another 2 x 1st Poom Junior Black Belts at this grading.
11 year old Daniella Vecchi achieved her Black Belt after 5 years of training.
11 year old Chancey Bandara achieved his Black Belt after 6 years of training.
Both these students did a wonderful job on what turned out to be a very cold day.
Many thanks to Joyce, Rebecca and Joie for doing nothing short of a wonderful job Managing, Grading and support our students.

2016 Victorian Selections

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

STV – Sports Taekwondo Victoria

2016 Victorian Taekwondo Championships

The newly formed official State body, STV – Sports Taekwondo Victoria, is proud to confirm that the Victorian Taekwondo Championships will be held at the following dates and locations:

·                             Poomsae    –           24th July           Darebin Community Sports Stadium,

857 Plenty Road, Reservoir

·                             Sparring    –           31st July           at State Netball & Hockey Centre,

Brens Drive, Parkville

The competition package will be released in the very near future.

Selections For Nationals:

·        Blue & Red Belt athletes finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in their respective Divisions will qualify to represent Victorian at the STAL National Championships in Bendigo, 26th–28th August.

·        While the Black Belt divisions at the Nationals are Open, ALL potential Black Belt competitors MUST have competed at their home State Championship, to have their entry included in the draw. (athletes who are unable to attend, due to competing at National Selections interstate, may apply for an exemption.)

·        Note – All athletes wanting to compete at Nationals will need to have current STAL membership in order to be able to lodge their application in the Nationals on-line portal

Closing Dates for Entries to Nationals:

·        All Black Belt entries for the Nationals must be entered before midnight, 24th July, as previously advertised by STAL.

·        The cut-off for Blue & Red Belt entries for Nationals has been extended by STAL until midnight 3rd July.  Successful athletes at the State Championship will need to enter via the People-In-Action portal immediately after qualifying.


·        As always, the success of our tournaments relies heavily on the support of the greater Taekwondo community.  Those who are able to help in volunteer roles with set-up, pack-up marshalling, etc. are asked to please register your availability by contacting:

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Sue Safstrom

Phone: 0421937842



Koryo Sheppartons House of Pain

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

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2016 Shepparton Grading

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

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Molly Bohm and Jessica Eldred receive their Black Belts at our recent Shepparton Grading. Its has been a very long 6 years journey for the Girls, however, we could not be any prouder of them as they completed the grading with flying colours. Shepparton Head Instructor Sammy Rachele was just so proud to wrap the Black Belts around these two Girls.

Road to Rio Fund Raising

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

2016 Marten GirlsRoad to Rio Fund Raising

Rob Schembri and myself would like to thank everybody for their contribution towards raising funds for our Australian Olympic representatives Carmen and Caroline Marton.

At this point of time we have raised $1519.53 which has all been paid directly into the girls bank account as detailed below.

Both Rob and I feel that this has been a great team effort, however, we would like to think that we can double this amount over the next month.

If you have been planning to donate towards this very worthy cause and have not done so at this point of time could you please consider donating as small amount during May so that we can achieve our goal of double the $1519.53 this month.

If any of your clubs would like Rob or myself to visit your venues and conduct a Poomsae class to help raise funds for the girls we would be more than please to do so.

Bank Details

ACCOUNT NAME: Marton Carmen and Marton Caroline
BSB: 013350
ACCOUNT NO: 404725593

Contact details are as follows,
Rob Schembri: Phone 0417172088
Russ Wood: Email

Rob Schembri and Russell Wood

2016 TVI Autumn Open

Sunday, May 1st, 2016





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The Koryo Taekwondo Centre had a great day at a well organised Sparring and Poomsae Competition.
Our team finished up with 29 Gold, 10 Silver and 3 Bronze.
As always Joyce, Caroline, Rebecca, True, Susan, Lucy, Crys, Sammy and guys from Shepparton did a great job organising, competiting, coaching and warming up our fighters.