Global ITF Cyber Championships

Global ITF Cyber Championships

As a result of COVID-19 we will be running our Global ITF Championships in Cyber space, that is, online.

VIDEOS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 30th AUGUST

WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER

Being online, that means that all ITF practitioners can take part from all corners of the World.

We welcome participants of :

  • ALL AGES
  • ALL RANKS
  • ALL ITF SCHOOLS
  • ALL COUNTRIES 

Low Entry Fees (in $AUD = approx 0.7USD)

Registrations Online

All Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation

All Winners will receive a Medal (via post)

Register and train hard, then submit your best effort.

Events will include:

  • Individual Patterns
  • Team Patterns (3 people – mixed gender is ok)
  • Special Techniques Multi-Break
  • Self Defense (against 2 attackers, any age)

Here’s how its going to work…..

  1. You need to register and pay
  2. You will film yourself, or be filmed at your club/class, performing you patterns or routines.
  3. You will upload these performances to a designated folder online, and our panel of judges will watch them, judge them and score them.
  4. On the weekend of 5th September, all videos will be switched from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’ settings so you can watch every one in your category.
  5. We will announce the results and promote the winning performances on our social media platforms, websites and other means.
  6. You can view them, share them with family, friends and club mates.
  7. Placegetters will have medals posted to their instructor (if classes in your area are still running), or directly to the address on your form, if you are in a lockdown area.

EVENT RULES & GUIDELINES HERE

So get practicing and we look forward to seeing your registration and video submission.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN – REGISTER HERE

 

EVENT RULES

All competitors, coaches and judges must be familiar with the competition rules and guidelines for THIS online event.

Competitor /Official Dress Code

  • All competitors MUST compete in a standard Taekwondo uniform / dobok (not shorts, tshirts, tracksuits, street clothes etc). Any colour is fine.

Guidelines for filming and procedural etiquette:

Camera must be positioned front and center to performance, capturing the entire performance and all participants.

It is recommended camera should be placed a minimum of 5 metres away from performed (up to 10 metres for team events) – trial run is recommended to get distance correct.

If entering multiple events, each event must be submitted as a separate video (uploaded to a link provided closer to the event)

The file must be saved as the competitor’s name and event (eg: Fred Smith Individual Patterns)

All participants must commence facing the camera standing at attention, and bow prior to commencement and upon completion.

All Videos MUST BE SUBMITTED BY

MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 30th AUGUST

Competition Rules:

 ITF Patterns (individual)

All Patterns categories will be judged by a panel ITF Master instructors.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

All gups (colour belts) will perform ONE PATTERN appropriate to their rank.

Black Belts will perform TWO PATTERNS, at least one of which must come from their most recent grading (scores will be added)

Patterns will be scored out of 10 points based on factors including:

Technical accuracy; Power, Speed, Balance, Expression of energy

In the event of a tie, omitted scores will be included and an updated average obtained. If still tied, then 2 medals may be awarded for that placing.

Team Patterns

Team comprises of 3 persons (may be mixed gender) – each Team patterns participant MUST be also have registered in that event on their form

Ages Categories as per registration form – team will be entered in group according to the oldest participant.

Pattern: Team will perform ONE PATTERN of their choice

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE team

Judging Criteria :

All Teams Patterns categories will be judged by a panel ITF Master instructors.

Highest and Lowest score will be removed, and an average of remaining scores will be attained.

Special emphasis in this division is placed on how the pattern is synchronized. Team can perform the entire pattern form in unison, or can creativity to the sequence timing without substituting the correct techniques for others.

The judges will score the Team Pattern between 0-10 points.

  • Technical Content
  • Kicks (judged on proper foot position, height, focus, balance, power, etc.)
  • Hand Techniques (judged on proper hand position, speed, power, focus, tension, etc.)
  • Balance , Confidence, Eye Contact, Intensity
  • Synchronicity or teamwork

Self Defense Demonstration 

Age Categories: According to age of defender only. (Attackers may be any age)

Required Number of Team Members: Each demo must consist of ONE DEFENDER and TWO ATTACKERS

Restrictions: Participants may only be in ONE Self Defense demonstration

Required Time of Presentation: Minimum 30 sec – Maximum 1 minute

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple methods of demonstrating martial arts skills. Presentation should be fast paced, high energy, exciting, dramatic, and fun to watch

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on presentation, realism, logical application of technique and quality of skill execution.

Scores will run from 1 -10. The highest total score will be the winner.

Special Techniques (Multibreak)

Age Categories: According to age of performer.

Required Length of Presentation: Must perform of 5 different breaks, must be completed within 1 minute of commencement of first break.

Video must be continuous (i.e. not edited)

Must contain at least ONE hand break and at least ONE foot break. 

At least ONE break needs to be jumping (or performed mid-air)

Goal of Presentation: To use multiple techniques utilizing different attacking tools to break boards. Performance should demonstrate speed, power, agility and accuracy.

ONLY 1 attempt is permitted for each break

Judging Criteria: Scoring will be based on degree of difficulty, successful breaks

Scoring:

Judges will scored out of 10 points on the following criteria:

  • Range of techniques displayed
  • Level of skill and difficulty
  • Flow and synchronicity of demonstration

 

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Happy Birthday GM Choi Jung Hwa

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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.

Taekwon

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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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

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ITF Apparel Online Pop Up Store

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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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COVID-19 Taekwon-Do Schools Support Programs

COVID-19 Taekwon-Do Schools Support Programs

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Our website partner, Global Fitness Institute is offering Martial Arts School Support Packages to assist them during the huge financial impact of the COVID-19.

With the impact of the forced closures caused by the COVID-19, and the heavy financial toll that it will take on us all, we’re feeling in the supporting mood.

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Learn the many ways how you can help us to help you – and the bonus is, none will cost you a cent. No catches, no hooks, no risk…..and no limit to how much you can earn.

Right now with all memberships suspended, all gradings on hold, and no end in sight, any cashflow is better than none. In fact, the more money we give you, the better it is for both of us.

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How much you can earn really depends on how motivated and driven you are – the more we have to pay you, the better it is for us, so you will have our full support and encouragement.

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