Back on the Mat
We are pleased to announced that we are Back on the Mat after the most disruptive couple of years to our tournament circuit, and boy are we back in style.
The 3rd Global Open Championships is being held over the weekend of Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd, April 2023 at the Caroline Springs Leisure Center, Victoria.
It promises to be one of the biggest and most inclusive week of Taekwon-Do activities held in Australia’s 50+ year history. It all happens in Melbourne, Australia
We already have registrations from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Nepal, with messages of intent from some other countries.
The event is open for all ages, all ranks and all Taekwon-D0 practitioners.
The Global Open Taekwondo Championships will feature both ITF and WT events
- Team and Individual Sparring
- Team and Individual Patterns/Forms
- Self -Defense demo events.
Official Arnold Classic World Championships replacement event
The 3rd Global Open Taekwondo Championships will be the only official replacement event for the previously COVID postponed 1st Arnold Classic Taekwon-Do World Championships.
All participants who remained ‘in-credit’ from the Arnolds, will enter this event FREE OF CHARGE.. You do not need to fill in a form, simply send us your updated personal details via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)……… so let’s all brush off our doboks and get back on the mat for a great weekend of Taekwon-Do action.
We will even be presenting all the trophies and medals we purchased for that event at the Global Open Champs.
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5th ITF Hall of Fame
On the first evening of the Global Open Taekwondo Championships, we will also be holding our 5th ITF Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
Nominate your instructors, outstanding students, peers or anybody you feel warrants nomination to the Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame.
We encourage you to not only attend, but to nominate those you feel have much a great contribution to ITF in this region. (more info: itfhalloffame.com)
Places are limited due to venue size, so be sure to book early.
Register for ITF Hall Of Fame Banquet Here
(early bird prices end Feb 28th)
Award Nominations Are Now Open
Nomination Categories include:
- Lifetime Contribution Award
- International Ambassador Award
- Outstanding Athlete award
- Indomitable Spirit Award
- ITF World Championship Representative Award
Depending on the nominations received, the organizing committee will reserve the right to elevate outstanding nominees to the ‘Legend of Taekwon-Do’ category.