The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival Australia features the first
Arnold Classic World Taekwondo Championships
March 20th – 22nd Melbourne, Australia
The event is OPEN TO ALL TAEKWONDO PRACTITIONERS regardless of age, rank, nationality, style, gender or organization.
100% politics FREE
Tiny Tots, Pee Wees, Juniors, Teenagers, Adults, Veterans & Ambassador age categories
Traditional style (ITF), Olympic Style (WT/WTF) or Freestyle/Independents welcome
We have Events to cater for all styles
Come along and see the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Exciting New Events
Sparring (WT style) – Individual & Team
Sparring (ITF style) – Individual & Team
ITF Traditional Sparring
WT Poomse – Individual, Pairs & Team
ITF Patterns – Individual, Pairs & Team
Self Defense Demonstration
Individual Forms / Poomse / Patterns (SN)
Self Defense Demonstration (SN)
Creative Forms (SN)
Weapons Forms (SN)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Visit the following links below for all the info you need – regular updates will be posted
Message from the Organizer
Taekwondo For All – No BS, No Politics
In 2020 we’re taking it to the next level
When taking over the running of the Taekwondo program on behalf of the Arnold Classic / Sports Festival in 2017, my objective was simple, to create the most inclusive environment where all Taekwondo could come together and showcase our great martial art, in all its variations, to the public. All ranks, all ages, all styles – no politics.
In 2020, we embark on our most ambitious mission yet – the first ever Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships.
The only World Championships not only open to all Taekwondo practitioners, but also with events that cater for the various styles.
Of course, we can’t reach our goals without your support, so come along and be part of something very unique and special in Melbourne, Australia from 20th – 22nd March, 2020
Michael Muleta, Tournament Director
Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships
2019 Event Report
The 2019 Arnold Classic Taekwondo Championships, or affectionately known as the Arnolds, was a huge success. The event was held as part of the Arnolds Sports Festival Australia in Melbourne on March 16th.
With over 200 participants, we were not only the largest martial arts event of the festival, but also the largest sport.
Congratulations to event organizer, Master Michael Muleta, on once again co-ordinating a large and diverse group of people, from across multiple organizations, to work co-operatively to pull off a great event.
Participants came from far and wide, with ITF, WT and independent schools travelling from across Australia and New Zealand to take part.
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A report from Last Year’s event
Taekwondo was a huge success the Arnold Sports Festival Australia from March 16th – 18th, 2018.
Over 180 participants from across Australia and New Zealand took part in the seminars and championships over the 3 days.
Among those who attended included former Olympians, past and current World Champions, Taekwondo Hall of Famers and many Masters. A high quality collection of people under the one roof, along with all he future budding stars and first timers.
Friday kicked off with Sparring seminars in ITF and WTF styles of Taekwondo, followed by Taekwondo for Self Defense, then an ITF Patterns session.
Masters Rua Kaiou, Noel Keating, Neil Cliff and Phill Zdybel conducted the sessions which were enjoyed by all who took part.
Day 1 of the Taekwondo championships on Saturday featured ITF Sparring and Patterns for both individuals and teams.
Participants came from:
- New Zealand,
- Mount Gambier and
- metropolitan Melbourne.
The day ran like clockwork with some high quality performances and top level officiating. It all made for some very exciting contests and fair results.
Day 2 was exciting with the Sunday including a visit from Arnold Schwarzenegger and his official entourage. They enjoyed a demonstration of all the martial arts on show including Taekwondo. Arnold was very impressed, he gave an inspiring speech to all participants at the end of the demo.
The competition component kicked off after Arnold’s visit and featured WTF Sparring, Poomsae and Teams Poomsae, along with Self Defense.
There were some very good performances from the large contingent of predominantly children who took part.
Thank you to all competitors who took part and those who came along and helped out as seminar instructors, officials and volunteers.
Special thanks to Master Noel Keating and Master Neil cliff for assisting with the running of the Saturday Championships. Thanks also to Master Murat Eryurek who assisted with the co-ordination of the Sunday events. Thank you also for the hard work of Kathryn Marmara-Stewart for her assistance over the 3 days.
Thank you also to event Sponsor Global Fitness Institute in donating medals, logistics and admin support.-
– Master Michael Muleta, Arnold Sports Festival Taekwondo Organizer
Event Logistics Sponsor