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Bushfire relief

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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Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

Arnold Kids Classic

The Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo will run on Sunday 22nd March, 2020 as part of the Arnold Sports Festival Australia.

This event has been added after consultation with some instructors, who were reluctant to put their juniors and novices in an event billed as ‘World Championships’. It also requires families of those competing in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo, to only attend the one day (Sunday).

The event is open to all Children under 14 yrs of age.

We particularly encourage all beginners, colour belts  (black belts welcome also) to enter the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo.

As with most competitions, competitors will be matched according to a closest fit policy (age, rank, weight – if sparring)

Competitors Register Here

Coaches Register (Click here)

Umpires register (Click here)

There will be NO HEAD CONTACT in Sparring in the Arnold Kids Classic Taekwondo

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Arnold Kids Classic Events

WT Style: 

Sparring (individual), Poomsae (individual), Poomsae team (3-5 persons)

ITF style: 

Sparring (individual), Patterns (individual), Patterns team (3-5 persons)

Note: this event is seperate from the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships

Of course, any person wishing to enter both competitions, may do so – however both registration forms need to be submitted seperately.

Note: Coaches who have registered for the Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships are not required to register twice. However, any person not registered as a coach  WILL NOT gain access to the competition area.

Spectator Passes include access to both events on the Sunday

Purchase Spectator Ticlets Here

Remember: All spectators under 15 years are admitted FREE of Charge

 

 

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ITFTAEKWONDO website wins best Blogs award

ITFTAEKWONDO website wins Best Taekwon-Do Blogs award

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Our blog page at itftaekwondo .com has been reviewed and awarded as one of the best taekwondo blogs out there.

 The itftaekwondo.com website was analyzed based on content quality, authenticity factors, uniqueness, data security and a bunch of other aspects throughout the last weeks.

Those blogs that were considered as most reliable and trustworthy were among 20 shortlisted.

We are delighted to have received the recognition and award. We are pleased that people find our articles useful and informative.

For those people who haven’t checked out or blogs, visit our blog page here:

ITFTAEKWONDO BLOG PAGE

Topics include articles on:

  • Respect in Taekwon-Do
  • Ethics in Taekwon-Do
  • The ups and down of sine wave
  • Injuries in Taekwon-D0
  • Close Range Taekwon-Do

 

All our blogs are written by Master Michael Muleta, but we are keen to have input from other interested Taekwon-Do / Martial Arts blog writers.

Master Muleta has an extensive Taekwon-Do CV, having been an International competitor, coach, umpire and administrator. Having taught seminars in almost 20 countries and all over Australasia for close to 30 years, he is highly regarded for his insightful and informative approach.

With a career spanning over 30 years as both a Senior Physical Education teacher and Fitness Industry Education leader, Master Muleta is well versed to write on all matters of Martial Arts.

We also have links to non-Taekwondo related blogs from our partner site, Global Fitness Institute

GLOBAL FITNESS INSTITUTE BLOG PAGE

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Choose your fate

Choose your fate

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The Day has come ……. Choose your fate.

The World’s cinemas once again play host to the much anticipated latest edition, and of Hollywood’s most successful movie franchises, the Terminator, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

What better way to celebrate the occasion than by registering for the first Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships, being held in Melbourne, Australia from March 20th – 22nd, 2020.

Yes, Arnold will be attending and checking out the Taekwondo.

With participants from 11 countries already registered, and still almost 5 months to go, it promises to be a most memorable event.

But don’t put it off any longer as time will slip away……..and you’ll risk being Terminated !

Read our Latest Event Newlsetter for all the updates

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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

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

Creative Forms

Weapons Forms

Special Needs

Individual Forms / Poomse / Patterns (SN)

Self Defense Demonstration (SN)

Creative Forms (SN)

Weapons Forms (SN)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

Visit the following links below for all the info you need – regular updates will be posted

Competitor Registration Form

Coach Registration Form

Umpire Registration Form

Event Information – logistics

Competition Rules

Purchase Spectator Passes

Event Organizer

Arnold Sports Festival Australia

Contact the Organizer

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

 

Visit Event Page

Australian Masters Games

Taekwondo Masters Games 2019

Taekwondo Masters Games 2019

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Thank you to all those who  supported the 2019 Australian Masters Games Taekwondo, held in Adelaide Saturday 12th October.

The event was a huge success with participants from all walks of Taekwondo, from across Australia and New Zealand taking part in the true spirit of martial arts.

Contested events included International Tul (ITF style), World Poomsae (WT style), Sparring International (ITF style), Sparring World (WT style), Team Demonstration and Creative Forms / Patterns.

New friendships were made, old friendships were rekindled and lots of great Taekwondo action to boot, no pun intended.

Competitors ranged from first timers to multiple World Championships winners. The ages range from early 30’s to mid 60’s.

The event was contested in great spirit and sportmanship, with some high standard performances as well as a few people reliving glimpses of former glory.

A huge appreciation to all those who supported and particularly those who volunteered their time to act as officials on the day. without your assistance the event would not have run so smoothly and been as enjoyable.

The 2021 Australian Masters Games will be held in Perth, Western Australia.

See you all again soon I am sure.

Tournament Organizer, Master Michael Muleta

 

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Vic Champs a huge success

Vic Champs Success

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The United ITF Open Vic Champs, recently held in Caroline Springs, and hosted by Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do, was a huge success.

It featured participants of all ages and levels from across Victoria, South Australia, Canberra and Queensland.

Events included Sparring and Patterns, in both ITF and WT, as well as Team patterns, Self Defense and Creative Breaking.

The event was organized by United ITF President, Master Michael Muleta and overseen by National Tournament Director, Justin Chin.

To promote inclusiveness we also incorporated a junior development event with our friends from several WT schools, who were using it as preparation for the upcoming Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships.

Another exciting element of the event was the running of the World’s First Bottle Cap Challenge competition.

Thank you to everyone who came along, particularly those who travelled far and wide, to make the event such a success. We appreciate the very positive feedback on our efforts to keep the tournament format fresh, engaging and innovative.

A big thank you to our referees and judges who worked with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. Last but not least, appreciation for our first aid providers and additional volunteers.

The entire event was streamed live by MySportLive, with the invaluable support of Anytime Fitness Caroline Springs.

For those who missed it, even those who took part, you can watch it all again. View Video below:

It can also be viewed on our homepage

 

Elvis at the Australian Masters Games Taekwondo too

Elvis at the Australian Masters Games Taekwondo too

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LOOK WHO ELSE IS COMING TO THE MASTERS GAMES – Elvis,  Thank You Very Much !
Game on for The Ultimate ELVIS Tribute, Mark Anthony
One of the world’s most accomplished Elvis tribute artists, Mark Anthony, is set to light up the stage at the 17th Australian Masters in Adelaide this October.
 
Anthony and his live band, which has been noted for performing Presley’s hits with the same passion as the original recordings, will be in the building, at the Games Village at the Adelaide Convention Centre, on Friday 11 October to entertain the 8000+ masters participants.
 
“I am really looking forward to performing for the Masters Games event, and showing the athletes some great homegrown entertainment. Giving them the chance to let their hair down and enjoy an evening of festivities. They all work hard to perform at their peak, they deserve to be entertained in the fullest and have an amazing event,” said Anthony.
Register Now before the August Price increase:
 
Information, contact event organizer, Master Michael Muleta here contact us
 

Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known mononymously as Elvis, was an American singer, musician, and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.

Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family when he was 13 years old. His music career began there in 1954, recording at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African-American music to a wider audience. Presley on rhythm acoustic guitar was accompanied by lead guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was a pioneer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. In 1955, drummer D. J. Fontana joined to complete the lineup of Presley’s classic quartet and RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage him for more than two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel“, was released in January 1956 and became a number-one hit in the United States. With a series of successful network television appearances and chart-topping records, he became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, made him enormously popular—and controversial.

In November 1956, Presley made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Drafted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He held few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood films and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, following a seven-year break from live performances, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed television comeback special Elvis, which led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of highly profitable tours. In 1973, Presley gave the first concert by a solo artist to be broadcast around the world, Aloha from Hawaii. Years of prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at his Graceland estate at the age of 42.

Presley is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. He was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel. He won three competitive Grammys,[5] received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.

(from Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley )

Billy Joel at the Australian Master Games after party

Billy Joel tribute at AMG

Billy Joel

Shortly after we pack up the mats, the closing ceremony kicks off with an amazing Billy Joel show……..OK, maybe not the real Billy, but the next best thing. It’s almost worth the trip to Adelaide just to see the show.
Fresh off a huge national tour, Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel with Anthony Mara will be performing on the final night of the Games closing the 2019 event in style.

The full live band consists of the finest musicians around, plus state of the art sound and lighting, in a powerful show that has all the classic hits such as: “Piano Man”, “New York State Of Mind”, “Honesty”, “It’s Still Rock’n’roll To Me”, “Uptown Girl”, “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, “River Of Dreams” plus many more.

If you havent registered yet, ENTER HERE

For more info contact Michael Muleta, Organizer via the Contact Us page

 

William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the “Piano Man” after his signature song of the same name, he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 70s, having released twelve studio albums from 1971 to 1993. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time[3] as well as the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States,[4] with over 150 million records sold worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2, is one of the best-selling albums in the US.[5]

Joel was born in 1949 in The Bronx, New York, and grew up on Long Island, New York, both places that influenced his music. Growing up, he took piano lessons at the insistence of his mother. After dropping out of high school to pursue a musical career, Joel took part in two short-lived bands, The Hassles and Attila, before signing a record deal with Family Productions and kicking off a solo career in 1971 with his first release, Cold Spring Harbor. In 1972, Joel caught the attention of Columbia Records after a live radio performance of the song “Captain Jack” became popular in Philadelphia, prompting him to sign a new record deal with the company and release his second album, Piano Man; the album’s title track went on to become Joel’s first hit song. After releasing two more albums, Streetlife Serenade and Turnstiles, Joel released his critical and commercial breakthrough album, The Stranger, in 1977. This album became Columbia’s best-selling release, selling over 10 million copies and spawning several hit singles, including “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)“, “Just the Way You Are“, “Vienna“, “Only the Good Die Young“, and “She’s Always a Woman“; another song on this album, “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant“, is Joel’s favorite of his own songs.[6]

In 1978, Joel’s album 52nd Street was his first album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Joel released his seventh studio album, Glass Houses, in an attempt to further establish himself as a rock and roll artist; this release featured “It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me“, Joel’s first single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as “Don’t Ask Me Why” and “Sometimes a Fantasy“. His next album, The Nylon Curtain, was released in 1982, and stemmed from a desire from Joel to create more lyrically and melodically ambitious music. An Innocent Man, released in 1983, served as an homage to genres of music which Joel had grown up with in the 1950s, such as rhythm and blues and doo-wop; this release featured “Tell Her About It“, “Uptown Girl“, and “The Longest Time“. After releasing the albums The Bridge and Storm Front in 1986 and 1989 respectively, Joel released his twelfth and final studio album, River of Dreams, in 1993. He went on to release Fantasies and Delusions, a 2001 album featuring classical compositions composed by Joel and performed by British-Korean pianist Richard Hyung-ki Joo. Joel also provided voiceover work in 1988 for the 27th animated Disney film, Oliver & Company, in which he provided the voice of the character Dodger, and contributed to the soundtracks to several different films, including Easy Money, Ruthless People, and Honeymoon in Vegas.

Across the 20 years of his solo career, Joel produced 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself,[7] and three of which managed to peak at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards, winning five of them, including Album of the Year for 52nd Street. Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999),[8] and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[9] In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, for influencing American culture through the arts. Since the advent of his solo career, Joel has held a successful touring career, holding live performances across the globe in which he sings several of his written songs. In 1987, he became one of the very first artists to hold a rock and roll tour in the Soviet Union following the country’s alleviation of the ban on rock and roll music. Despite largely retiring from writing and releasing pop music following the release of River of Dreams, he continues to tour. He frequently performs at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Joel has been in several relationships, including marriages to Elizabeth Weber Small, model Christie Brinkley, and Katie Lee. Since 2015, he has been married to Alexis Roderick, his 4th spouse.

(From wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Joel)

Arnold Classic TKD World Champs

Arnold Classic TKD World Champs

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In the biggest news for the year, we are excited to announce that the First ever Arnold Classic TKD World Champs is being held in Melbourne from March 20th-22nd, 2020.

Once again the Arnold Classic Taekwondo Championships is being held as part of the Arnold Sports Festival Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Come along for a chance to see the Terminator,  Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Exciting New Events

Sparring (WT style) – Individual & Team

Sparring (ITF style) – Individual & Team

WT Poomse – Individual, Pairs & Team

ITF Patterns – Individual, Pairs & Team

ITF Traditional Sparring

Self Defense Demonstration

Creative Forms

Weapons Forms

Special Needs

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 about the Arnold Classic TKD World Champs – regular updates will be posted

Competitor Registration Form

Coach Registration Form

Umpire Registration Form

Event Information – logistics

Competition Rules

Event Organizer

Arnold Sports Festival Australia

Contact the Organizer

TRULY TAEKWONDO FOR ALL – NO POLITICS

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.

We are thrlled that in such a short time it has grown to now be able to stage the first ever, Arnold Classic Taekwondo World Championships.

We welcome all Taekwondo practitioners from around the globe, no matter what style, school or organization; no matter what age or belt colour; no matter what level of physical ability ……to come along and take part in this historic and unique event, and helps u make it a memorable one.

Michael Muleta, Arnold Classic Taekwondo Organizer

South Africa Seminar Tour – Master Michael Muleta

South Africa Seminar Tour

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Master Michael Muleta 2019 South Africa Seminar Tour

Master Michael Muleta returned after 21 years, to conduct a Masterclass, club training and visit the Arnold Classic Africa martial arts festival.

The seminars were conducted at Magua Taekwon-Do, with instructor Normal Magua, now 6th Degree being one of the students in Master Muleta’s classes during his extended stay in 1998.

The masterclass, attended by Black Belts and instructors, focussed on power development and understanding of the application of theory concepts.

It consisted of 4 hours of solid training and an interactive discussion about the techniques.

The following night, Master Muleta conducted a guest training session for regular class attendees, which consisted of lots of kicking drills, activities and some fundamentals.

Master Muleta was in South Africa as part of the Arnold Classic Africa and to promote the upcoming Arnold Classic Taekwon-Do World Championships, which he is hosting and organizing in March, 2020.

 

About South Africa

The Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans;[9][10][11] to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho.[12] It is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry,[5] divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status.[11] The remaining population consists of Africa’s largest communities of European, Asian (Indian),[13] and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

(From Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa)

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