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UITF Nationals Become Internationals

UITF Nationals Become Internationals

United ITF Nationals UITF

We are pleased to inform all our UITF supporters the the United ITF Australian National Championships has now become an International Championships.

Apart from our strong level of domestic support, we also have over 50 international entries. Competitors have signed up from Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Scotland, Wales and England so far.

All entries and videos must be submitted by this weekend to go into the draw.

We will spend the next few days with our panel of over a dozen judges scrutinizing the videos and submitting scores.

By next weekend we will be in a position to announce all the winners and placing and start the process of getting medals out to everyone.

So its not to late, but time is running out 

GET YOUR ENTRIES IN

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 3rd October, 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

Check out all the videos from our last competition 

 

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Videos all locked in for Global ITF Cyber Champs

Videos all locked in 

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After a tremendous level of international support, all videos are now locked in and and panel of judges are going through each to determine the final placings.

Thank you to all participants from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Nepal, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Cook Islands, India and China.

With almost 170 videos submitted, covering Patterns, Team Patterns, SelfDefense and Multi-breaking, there are some great quality performances from young an old.

Visit the 1st Global ITF Cyber Champs playlist to check them out.

Here’s a few of our favourites from around the World, but you check out the collection and make your own mind up.

Team Patterns

Self Defense

Multi Breaking

Individual Patterns

MISSED OUT ON THIS COMPETITION ?

Don’t worry, we are holding another Online competition using the exact format.

The 18th United ITF National Championships (online)

Open to all ages, all ranks, all ITF practitioners – international entries welcome

Events include Individual Patterns, Team Patterns, Self Defense & Multi-breaking.

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Video Submissions closing

Midnight Friday 25th September

Event Information

Event Rules & Guidelines

Event Registration form

 

 

 

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Self Defense Manual

Self Defense Manual

We are pleased to announce the release of the first volume of our Self Defense Manual.

The Self Defense Manual is in EBook format and includes 36 pages of easy to follow, but effective, sequences and video links.

The manual is intended to be a useful learning resource for instructors and students alike, to assist them in their own lessons, demonstrations or grading preparations.

The Manual includes step by step-by-step photos accompanied by corresponding step-by-step instructions.

Enjoy some samples below.

Contents include:

  • Self Defense against Single Lapel grab
  • Self Defense against Twin lapel grab
  • Self Defense against Rear Shoulder grab
  • Self Defense against a Front Choke
  • Self Defense against a Rear Choke
  • Self Defense against Side Headlock
  • Self Defense against Rear Bear Hug
  • Self Defense against a Charging Opponent
  • Self Defense against a Jab / Cross combination
  • Self Defense against a Front Kick
  • Self Defense after being Felled
  • Self Defense against Straight Knife Thrust
  • Self Defense against Punch / Front Kick combination
  • 2 vs 1 Self Defense (Rear Shoulder Grab)
  • Self Defense against Horizontal Knife Attack
  • 2 vs 1 Self Defense (Lapel Grab & Straight Punch)

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Here are some sequences I have used in my own schools. I hope you find some of them useful.

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Michael Muleta8th Degree

 

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Black Belt Grading Manual Updated

Black Belt Grading Manual Updated

1st – 3rd Degree

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Gup Grading Manual ebook

We are pleased to announce that we have made updates to our Black Belt Grading Manual : 1st – 3rd Degree ebook, which is a useful resource for all club instructors and students alike.

The updated version includes video links to all Patterns, Step Sparring, Model Sparring, Foot Sparring and Self Defense routines to assist students preparing for testings up to 1st Degree Black Belt.

The 1st – 3rd Degree Black Belt Grading Manual ebook is available in our Online Store

Patterns

The 1st – 3rd Degree Black Belt Grading Manual ebook sets out suggested testing requirements to achieve rank advancement in ITF Taekwon-Do. You are free to adopt fully, or modify where you feel necessary.

Gradings are an important aspect of any martial arts training as they should indicate and measure the student’s proficiency in that art, and allow further learning to take place. Gradings should be a test of technical ability, knowledge, indomitable spirit, courage, and attitude.

The Grading syllabus outlines all areas that need to be fulfilled in order to test for rank promotion: these requirements include Patterns, Fundamental movements (Blocking, Kicking, Striking, Stances), Sparring, Breaking Techniques, Terminology and Theory, Self Defense and any additional requirements.

Also note that active training time and attendance requirements are also set out and should be adhered to.

The grading syllabus is designed specifically for all ITF schools to be able to incorporate, encompassing a wide range of self-defense oriented movements and theories, whilst also being consistent with the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s requirements.

 

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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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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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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

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

Registration Links Here

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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Bushfire Relief – Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships

Bushfire Relief

Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships

Bushfire relief

The Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships and Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo is supporting the Australian Bushfire relief Fund by donating all TKD spectator funds paid by the Arnold Sports Festival Australia and a portion of participants fees to the Red Cross, via GoFundMe.

Donate Here

We encourage the Taekwondo community, whether you’re able to attend the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships in Melbourne March 20-22nd, 2020 or not, to reach into your pocket and make a donation. You might also consider sharing the link for this appeal among your club and network of Taekwondo Colleagues.
 
Please join me in making a difference? I’m raising money in aid of Australian Red Cross and every donation will help.Your donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery helps our emergency teams to do their work – including the bushfires we’re currently seeing across Australia.
 
The generosity of the Taekwondo community has the power to have a positive impact on the lives of so many Australian’s tragically affected by these disastrous events.
 
It warms my heart to see al over social media the great work many of you are doing, and I am sure there are others with little fanfare doing their bit.
 
We will also organize a couple of other initiatives which will contribute to the target. Keep an eye out.
 
Note, although we set up and are promoting the fundraiser, we are not receiving any of the donated money at all – that is collected by GoFundMe and passed on directly to the Red Cross.
 
For those who have been more directly impacted, we wish you strength and hope that your losses have only been material.
 
Thank you in advance for your support

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Nepal Masterclass with Master Michael Muleta

Nepal Masterclass with Master Michael Muleta
Nepal Masterclass

A Nepal Masterclass is being held in Kathmandu by Master Michael Muleta over the period 7-8th February, 2020.

It will be Master Muleta’s second seminar visit to Nepal in 4 years, having previously donated his services to raise funds for earthquake relief.

There will also be a colour belt championships held on the same weekend.

The Nepal Masterclass will run over two sessions, with the focus on Sparring and then Self Defense.

Students and instructors of all ages and ranks, from all Taekwondo schools are welcome to attend.

Check out the Photo Gallery of Master Muleta’s 2015 seminars in Nepal.

The initiative was borne out of discussions between Master Muleta and Mr Basnet at the time of the Nepal Earthquakes, and an offer of assistance from Master Muleta, who had previously received citations from the ITF for his charity work after the Asian boxing Day Tsunami.

During this event all participants from Nepal and abroad had a wonderful experience, making new friendships, renewing old ones and most of all enjoying Taekwondo in its truest form.

ITF Nepal issued an invitation to Master Muleta to return in 2020 and it is hoped that more participants from more countries will take the chance to come and experience Nepal and its culture, as well as Taekwondo.

Those interested in attending can contact Mr Laxman Basnet

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