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Happy Birthday GM Choi Jung Hwa

happy birthday

Happy Birthday GM Choi Jung Hwa

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to the President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa on behalf of myself & all members of United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia, and the ITF.

We thank you for you continued leadership, guidance and inspiration, especially through these challenging times.

It is our continued honour and privilege to represent the Son of Taekwon-Do.

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Michael Muleta, ITF Under Secretary and INO #23 President 

” When I perform Tul, I feel my brothers and sisters world-wide moving in unison, I am not alone. When I perform Tul, I hear my father voice guiding me as if he were standing next to me. I hear his words of advise given at the most appropriate times as if he knows my troubles and is responding to them. I am blessed as are all practitioners who can put their hands on their heart and say they train in earnest and with pure intentions. ” – ITF President, Choi Jung Hwa

Click Here to Read the Choi Jung Hwa Bio 

Click here to visit the Choi Jung Hwa photo gallery 

In 2018, Grandmaster Choi Jung Hwa was inducted as ‘Legend of Taekwon-Do’ in the Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame.

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Diploma Sports Coaching Martial Arts

Diploma Sports Coaching – Martial Arts

Our Diploma of Sports Coaching for Martial Arts allow you to combine your martial arts skills with some key knowledge to excel in the industry.

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The Diploma of Sport Coaching is the perfect course for a martial arts instructor, particularly those who actively teach students who compete in championships, at all levels.

With a Government recognized Diploma, delivered via our Official Registered Training Organization, Global Fitness Institute, you gain the important skills and knowledge that will elevate your own coaching ability, and in turn accelerate the progress of your members.

Members of all martial arts schools can sign up, regardless of style or affiliation. There is no membership requirement.

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Our delivery mode includes the flexibility of online theory content, videos, online support and face-to-face practical training.

Students are able to book in a time with a tutor to assist with theory modules. When it is time for prac, students have the option to book in for a training or assessment session with one of our master trainers with over 35 years of international martial arts experience.

Graduates of the SIS50319 Diploma of Sport (Coaching) will possess the appropriate industry recognized qualification to work coaching, team manager or instructor.

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Students will complete the following core units, developing skills and knowledge, such as the ability to :
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO004 Plan, conduct and review coaching programs
SISSSCO007 Apply sport psychology principles
SISSSCO008 Apply anti-doping policies
SISSSCO011 Manage integrity in sport
SISXCAI008 Plan, conduct and review training and recovery programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs
SISSSCO010 Implement sport talent identification programs
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

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General Choi Hong Hi

General Choi Seminar Footage

General Choi Seminar Footage

To commemorate the 65th Anniversary of Taekwon-Do, we released some rare General Choi Seminar footage from his visits to Australia during the 1990’s.

To view these videos (below) and others be sure to subscribe to our you tube page by clicking the icon below.

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The Taekwon-Do Founder, General Choi Hong Hi (dec) was born on November 9th, 1918 in the Hwa Dae, Myong Chung District. 
He is regarded as the Founder of Taekwon-do and served as President of the International Taekwon-do Federation (I.T.F.) for many years.

Sydney, Australia 1993

General Choi formed the Oh Do Kwan (Gym of my way) where Korean soldiers were trained in General Choi’s new martial art to become the pioneer Taekwon-do instructors. General Choi also commanded Chung Do Kwan, which was the largest civilian gym in Korea.

In 1955 General Choi presented the name Taekwon-Do to the Korean President for endorsement of the Korean Martial Art.

In the same year he led the Korean Army’s Taekwon-do demonstration team on a tour of China and Vietnam to promote his form of unarmed combat. After breathtaking displays, both these countries adopted General Choi’s Taekwon-do as an integral part of their soldier’s military training.

 

Sunshine Coast, Australia 1995

In 1961, the Korean Taekwon-do Association was formed with General Choi as its President. During the next few years, he led Taekwon-do demonstration teams throughout the world.

On March 22nd, 1966, General Choi Hong Hi (dec) formed the International Taekwon-do Federation (I.T.F) in Seoul, Korea. At the time it had associations in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, West Germany, America, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and Korea.

General Choi’s Bio and History Read the full bio here

View our General Choi Hong Hi Photo Gallery

General Choi died of cancer on 15 June 2002 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Choi is listed in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame with various titles: “Father of Taekwon-Do,” “Founder and First President of the International Taekwon-Do Federation,” and “Founder of Oh Do Kwan.” Choi is survived by his wife, Choi Joon Hee; his son, Choi Jung Hwa; two daughters, Sunny and Meeyun; and several grandchildren.

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Corona Virus 5 ways you can benefit

Corona Virus – 5 ways you can benefit

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With the onset of the Corona Virus and the major adjustments to our lifestyles, many people are finding the going tough.

With many schools and businesses closed, many people have been forced to stay home, and many have lost their jobs.

All of this fades into insignificance, of course, when compared to those who have lost their lives or suffered serious illness.

The purpose of this article and accompanying video, however, is the focus on some of the beneficial outcomes of the corona virus experience.

Master Michael Muleta, from his home in Australia, talks about the many potential good things that have and may come from the forced changes to our lifestyles.

As ITF Under Secretary and Global Fitness Institute CEO, Master Muleta discusses impact of business, personal and our general appreciation of life itself.

1-  We have developed a resilience we may not have known we possessed
2 – We have discovered more efficient ways of living, working, and existing
3 – We have learnt our way of life can never be taken for granted again
4 – We have saved a fortune on travel, gambling, entertainment, socializing etc
5 – We have had time to do all those odd jobs we never had time for before

But most of all, and most importantly, we have learnt to appreciate the simple things in life – space, freedom and each other.

So hang in there my friends, we’ll get through this, and I look forward to seeing you all in person again real soon.

– Michael Muleta

Happy 65th Anniversary Taekwondo

Happy 65th Anniversary Taekwondo

Happy 65th AnniversaryOn this weekend we celebrated the Happy 65th Anniversary Taekwondo with practitioners from around the World on social media.

The name Taekwondo is derived from the Korean word “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon” meaning fist and “Do” meaning way of. So, literally Taekwondo means “the way of the foot and fist”. The name Taekwondo, however, has only been used since April 11th, 1955.

This original Tae Kwon Do began as military Tae Kwon Do.

Our special commemoration included releasing some never before seen footage of General Choi Hong Hi seminars held in Australian during the 1990’s.

We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend many General Choi Hong Hi seminars, particularly through the 1990’s.

 

Visit the General Choi Hong Hi seminars page to view some of those seminars, as they are archival in nature, sound and picture quality may vary, we hope you will enjoy them.

Subscribe to our YouTube page to see more seminar clips as we launch them, along with lots of other great items.

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YouTube Interview with Master Muleta

YouTube Interview with Master Muleta

In April 2020 Master Michael Muleta was interviewed by Sabum Andrew McKay from the YouTube Martial Arts Show.

The 2-part  interview covered a vast array of Taekwondo-Do topics from:

  • The formation of Taekwon-Do
  • Master Muleta’s beginnings in Taekwon-DO
  • General Choi Hong Hi’s influence
  • Master Muleta’s International involvement
  • Arnold Classic Taekwon-Do World Championships
  • The Influence of MMA on traditional martial arts
  •  Taekwon-Do symbolism in belts, uniforms etc.
  • The future of martial arts

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See the video promoting Master Muleta’s school, Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do

Watch the National Body promo video – United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia

Global Fitness Institute Personal Training promo video

Global Fitness Institute First Aid courses promo

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ITF Apparel Online Pop Up Store

ITF Apparel Online Pop Up Store

ITF Apparel

Limited Time only

For 2 weeks only, we have an ITF Apparel Online Pop-Up store, so get in quick and order your gear today.

Available in all adult sizing and shipping available to all countries.

Select from products below.

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TKD clubs rescue package

TKD clubs rescue package

TKD clubs rescue package

TKD clubs rescue package

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well.

This is a very worrying time for all of us, as Taekwon-Do instructors with the uncertainly around the continuation of our clubs, we have come up with a TKD clubs rescue package. 

One thing for sure, is that we need to try and keep our students engaged throughout this time we are closed.

I am impressed with what TKDCoaching are doing, which is to provide an affordable short term solution for clubs. So much so I am putting my endorsement behind it with this partnership to promote this to you.

If you are unfamiliar with TKDCoaching, they provide quality on-line coaching videos of ITF Taekwon-Do. This is exactly what our members need know to keep them interested.

TKDCoaching have released a new temporary membership especially for Clubs. It is a monthly membership where you can add up to a maximum of 100 people – giving them full premium access to all their videos and downloads. This is excellent value as normally their Club membership is annually only, and only includes only 6 people. I would suggest it is a good investment, with just one or two members retained would cover the cost of it.

If you are interested in this for your club then I have put the link below. I am a member of TKDCoaching myself so if you would like to know more just ask.

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USA Arnold Sports Festival with Master Muleta

USA Arnold Sports Festival with Master Muleta

USA Arnold Sports

Master Michael Muleta is currently at the USA Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio as part of the Arnold Team, promoting the upcoming Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships.

The martial arts event at the USA Arnold Sports Festival is huge with over 20 rings and multiple martial arts.

We are pleased to announce we now have some confirmed USA participation in Melbourne for the World Championships.

 

There is only 1 week remaining to register

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Each year, thousands of bodybuilders, martial artists, and fitness enthusiasts from around the world converge upon Columbus, Ohio for a weekend exposition bearing the name of bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Arnold Sports Festival began in Columbus as the Arnold Classic in 1989. Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the most famous body builders in the world during the 1970s and 1980s.He created the Arnold Classic to showcase bodybuilding. The Arnold Classic has evolved into one of the premiere bodybuilding events in the world. This competition continues to take place at the Columbus Convention Center.

Over the years, Schwarzenegger has added other events. The Arnold Classic continues to crown a male bodybuilder as its winner, but now Ms. International, a woman’s bodybuilding event, also takes place, as well as the Arnold Fitness Training Seminar, the Fitness International Competition, the Arnold Cheerleading and Dance Team Championships, the Arnold Strongest Man Competition, the World Powerlifting Organization World Championship, the Arnold Fitness Fashion Show, the Arnold Classic Armwrestling Challenge, the World Record Bench Press Challenge, the Arnold World Gracie Submission Championships, and the Arnold Traditional Karate World Cup Championship, among other events.

With the addition of other competitions to the Arnold Classic, the combined event became known as the Arnold Fitness Expo in 1993. It is now named the USA Arnold Sports Festival.

In 2005, more than ten thousand athletes participated in the various competitions, competing for more than 400,000 dollars in prize money. Seventy-five thousand people attended the Arnold Fitness Expo. Six hundred vendors also sold their wares at the show.

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Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame

Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame

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LAST WEEK TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

For all those planning to come along to the Australasian ITF Hall Of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Friday 20th March, please book your place this week, as we need to provide restaurant with final numbers.

Hopefully that number will be the capacity of 50, only a few seats left, all ITF people attending the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships give it some consideration.

Would be great to see some more of our past inductees there to present awards to the new batch.

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After the huge success of the 2nd event will well over 100 guest and in the presence of 3 Grandmasters, we look forward to another great celebration in the 3rd installment.

We are excited to announce our special guest motivational speaker will be none grecoother than the legendary Aussie Fighter Sam Greco.

With a career spanning over 30 years and 147 pro fights, with multiple world titles in Kickboxing, Karate and K1 fame, Sam will share his wisdom on the challenges we all face whether it be in sport, in business or in life and how to liberate yourself from the shackles of limitation we all place on ourselves.

A reminder the event is open to all ITF practitioners, past and present, regardless of which organization you align yourself with.

All persons are eligible to be nominated – check the nomination categories and nomination procedures.

We invite all students, supporters, past nominees and inductees to come along and celebrate the great achievements of all of those who have contributed to the development and success of General Choi’s Taekwon-Do in the Australasian Region over the past 40+ years.

Places are limited to ONLY 50 PEOPLE due to venue constraints so we encourage in early booking and nomination.

 

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