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National Umpire Course Online

National Umpire Course Online

National Umpire Course

As a result of Melbourne’s extended COVID 19 lockdowns and restrictions, we will be conducting this weekend’s National Umpire Course online, via the Zoom platform. (note: zoom is free, but you must sign up for an account)

Sunday 13th June, 2021 from 10.00am

Streamed Live on ZOOM

Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree Technical Director for United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia will be conducting a United ITF sanctioned National ITF Umpiring course on Sunday 13th June, 2021.

Students of all ages and ranks are welcome to take part in the session and will be issued C-class National Umpire certification.

Students will learn the Umpire rules and application of rules as they pertain to domestic United ITF state and national championships.

Participants will be able to assist in officiating upcoming 2021 United ITF Taekwon-Do events including Queensland Championships (August), ACT Championships (July) and Australian Championships (October).

The session will cover all ITF events – Sparring, Patterns, Special Techniques, Power, both team and individual.

We ask that participants familiarize themselves with ITF Umpire Rules prior to the session so as we can move through the session in a time effective manner.

It is a useful session not only for officials, but also for competitors and coaches.

As it is a participation based seminar, spectators and filming is not permitted.

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ITF Events are back in Australia

ITF Events are back in Australia

ITF events

After a tough 12 months across the Globe, not just in the Taekwon-Do community, but across all sectors, we are pleased to announce ITF Events are back in person.

With Australia doing such a great job in containing and controlling the spread of COVID-19, it has allowed us the luxury of returning to face to face ITF events, when much of the World is still heavily restricted or locked down.

After months of zooming or glooming, we are finally back in action.

We have scheduled ITF seminars, ITF tournaments, gradings and social events where we can all get together once again, and celebrate Taekwon-Do.

We look forward to seeing you all in person, in dobok on the dojang floor and competition mats.

Upcoming ITF Events in Australia include:

 

Seminars

3 hour seminar

All ages and all ranks are welcome to attend our seminars and masterclasses, contact the seminar instructor or event host for registration details.

Saturday 15th May, 2021

Master Michael Muleta – ITF Masterclass – Mildura, Victoria

Saturday 12th June, 2021

Master Michael Muleta – ITF Masterclass – Rockhampton, Queensland (Register)

Saturday 11th July, 2021

Master Michael Muleta – ITF Masterclass – Canberra, ACT

Tournaments

ITF events tournaments

Tournaments are open to all ages and ranks, and we welcome and encourage all members to take part. There are categories to suit everyone from sparring, patterns, breaking and special techniques, along with some additional events.

Saturday 2nd October, 2021

United ITF National Championships – Melbourne, Victoria

National Selection Trials for 2022 ITF World Championships*

(* INO#23 members only)

Social Functions

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Saturday 2nd October, 2021

United ITF Australia – 20th Anniversary Celebration – Melbourne, Victoria

 

To book a seminar for your school or region, please contact us

 

 

 

 

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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.

Taekwon,

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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Step Sparring

Step Sparring Manual Updated

Step Sparring Manual Updated

 

Step Sparring

We are pleased to announce that we have made updates to our Step Sparring Manual Ebook, which is a useful resource for all club instructors and students alike.

The updated version includes video links to all 1 Step Sparring, 2 Step Sparring and 3 Step Sparring routines to assist students preparing for testings up to 1st Degree Black Belt.

Additonally, we have a step-by-step description of each sequence to help instructors teach, and students self learn.

We have also update some of the sequences themselves.

The Gup Grading Manual ebook is available in our Online Store

 

What is Step Sparring ?

There are several types of sparring in Taekwondo, from free sparring (not choreographed) to pre-arranged sparring. 1, 2 and 3 Step Sparring are all forms of pre-arranged sparring.

Prearranged Sparring (Yaksok Matsogi)

It is practiced as the name denotes, under prearranged modes with various assumptions, for example:

  • the number of steps to be taken
  • the target to be attacked
  • the attacking tool to be used
  • are agreed upon beforehand between the players

Step Sparring teaches the student to apply their fundamental movements in both attacking and defensive mode, from a variety of angles and stances, whilst moving forwards and backwards.

Students should commence with 3 step sparring (alone) first, to develop both left and right sides of the body. The student would then progress to 3 step sparring with a partner/opponent to apply these movements against another person.

3 step sparring was regarded as the most important form of sparring by the Founder, as it helped the student developed their techniques at the correct angle and distance in relation to the attacker/target.

The complexity of the sequences, and the techniques used in step sparring, generally increases as the student progresses in rank and ability.

Two step sparring enables the student to incorporate both hand and foot techniques into their pre-arranged sparring sequences, both in attacking and defensive modes.

The most difficult and spontaneous form of Step Sparring is One step Sparring, where the student must react immediately.

Whilst many schools don’t have a set choreography or sequence to follow, I always felt from a teaching and examining quality consistency point of view, it was better to have all students follow a pre-designed format, just as they do in patterns, to allow comparison and correction.

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

Taekwon,

Michael Muleta8th Degree

 

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Gup Grading Manual ebook

Gup Grading Manual Updated

Gup Grading Manual Updated


ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

Gup Grading Manual ebook

We are pleased to announce that we have made updates to our Gup Grading Manual ebook, which is a useful resource for all club instructors and students alike.

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

The Gup Grading Manual ebook is available in our Online Store

Patterns

 


 

The Gup 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 Defence 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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happy birthday

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.

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

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

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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

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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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Michael Muleta is an 8th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor, as well as A Class International Umpire. Master Muleta currently holds the official post of under Secretary General of the International Taekwon-Do Federation.

He is the Founding President of United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia Inc, with 30 years of ITF experience at the highest level as a competitor, coach, umpire and administrator.

Michael has with an extensive Taekwon-Do and education background. His informative seminars are some of the most highly regarded domestically and internationally.

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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Master Michael Muleta running Arnold Classic Martial Arts

Master Michael Muleta running Arnold Classic Martial Arts

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Master Michael Muleta was recently appointed to oversee the Arnold Classic Australia Martial Arts Festival from March 17th – 19th, 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center.

Under his direction, Master Michael Muleta will co-ordinate over 11 rings of action across 3 days, including ITF Taekwondo, WTF Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Kyokushin Karate, Fencing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

There will be something for all martial arts enthusiasts to come along and participate, or as a spectator, in addition to all the other attractions of Australia’s most renowned fitness expo.

Check out all the sports on show as part of the multi-sports festival here.

For those looking to take part in the Taekwondo event, registrations are closing soon.

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