Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Zen TKD Club will like to encourage you to purchase at least one CCA Coupon which will be redeemable for food, handicraft items and games. Food items include cakes, cookies, tidbits, drinks, local food.
For those who are interested, please approach Girlene mdm or Brian Sir to purchase the coupons. Funds collected from the coupons purchased from us will go directly to SADeaf. If you need more coupons, you may purchase it at the Fair which the funds will be allocated to the 6 charity bodies.
Thank you once again for the support.
The top players in the respective youth categories in the 2009 National Championships have automatically earned their places in the competition.
As there are vacant berths for some categories, all black belts who will be 16 (born in 1994) or 17 years old (born in 1993) in 2010 are invited to vie for them. The number of places available is as follows.
Under 44 kg : 3
Under 49 kg : 3
Under 55 kg : 1
Under 63 kg : 1
Over 63 kg : 3
Under 48 kg : 3
Under 63 kg : 1
Over 73 kg : 4
An assessment of the candidates will be conducted. Candidates must be Singapore Citizens. The details will be announced in due course.
In the meantime, all affiliated clubs are invited to nominate players for the various vacant categories.
The nomination form is attached.
More info: STF
Sunday, October 25, 2009
PRESENT GRADE TEN (10)
1 Diaz Curiel Nancy Pass
2 Frabcis Gonsalves Peter Pass
3 Lee Zhuo Heng Pass
4 Neelotpal Baran Syam Pass
5 Triboulet Johnathan Pass
PRESENT GRADE NINE (9)
6 Angela Susan George Pass
7 Anjali Elsa George Pass
8 Aryan Dhar Pass
9 Ching Garry Pass
10 Cho Hui Qi Connie Pass
11 Frazer James Parker Pass
12 HoJun Yuen Ryan Pass
13 HoKokKhong Pass
14 Ho Xueling Michelle Pass
15 Hong Li Ping Pass
16 LeeWenFaJohnny Pass
17 Li Fusen Pass
18 LohJunrenJared Pass
19 Madeline Rachel Cope Pass
20 Mok Cheok Wah Pass
21 Muhd Sufyan Bin Sulaiman Pass
22 Ngan Zheng Yl Pass
23 Ngui Yu Shan Bryan Pass
24 Ong Hwee Ju Joey Pass
25 Ong Zhi Xian Pass
26 Shettigar Amisha Kirankumar Pass
27 Shum Gloria Pass
28 SimChunYou Pass
29 Tayyibah Patel Pass
30 ThamSinYee Pass
PRESENT GRADE EIGHT (8)
31 Cha Shi Ya Pass
32 Ryan David Andriesz Pass
33 Sayyaparaju Gautham Sai Pass
34 Sayyaparaju Vivek Teja Pass
35 Snigdha Bhupathi Raju Pass
36 Tan Yong Jun Matthew Pass
PRESENT GRADE SEVEN (7)
37 Aditya Mann Gasga Pass
38 Orion Matthew Tzean Godfrey Pass
39 Peh Kong Peng Justin Pass
40 Tan Yongjun Matthew Pass
41 Aung Phyo Kyaw Pass
42 Lim Weihao Nicholas Pass
PRESENT GRADE SIX (6)
44 Cheiw Su Kheng Pass
45 Kon Yu Mm Mark Pass
46 Lam Guo Wei Pass
47 Lim Jun Jie Pass
48 Lim Ying Xian Serene Pass
49 Loh Kee Chuan Pass
50 Quek Rayner Pass
51 Seah Wan Din Pass
52 Sim Chai Lin Pass
53 Soo Wei Ni Winnie Pass
54 Tan Chun Sir Daniel Pass
PRESENT GRADE THREE (3)
58 Ho Jun Pierre Russell Pass
PRESENT GRADE ONE (1)
61 AngJiaJunDaryl Pass
62 Ang Jia Wei Darren Pass
63 Koh Gerald Pass
64 Lee Kai Lun Kelvin Pass
65 Nam Yee Xuen Pass
66 Yap Teng Chiong Pass
67 YapTengChung Pass
Senior Brown 1 to 1st Dan
1. Jaslin Ng Siew Eng
2. Joe Kwan Wai Leong
3. Raymond Yap Yoon Voon
Brian Sir wishes to encourage those who didnt make it this round to try again harder at the upcoming Jan'10 grading. Brian Sir says,"Never Give UP!"
43 Vishal Gulabari Samtani
55 Joshua Michael Chua
56 Tan Wei Xuan Xanthus
57 Tan Jing Ying Xavier
59 Koh Gerick
60 Wan Kah Wor Marcus
APSN - Association for Persons with Special Needs
SAMH - St Andrew's Mission Hospital (SAMH)
SADeaf - Singapore Association for the Deaf
SCS - Singapore Children's Society
SCAS - Spastic Children's Association of Singapore
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2009
For the 5th year running a "walk marathon", will be held in conjunction with the annual fair. The Walk will commence at 8.30 a.m. and end at approximately 10.30 a.m.
Important:7 & 14 Nov'09 Training for all Zenders and NYP students at Tampines for Full Rehearsal of Children Charities Assoication Fair 2009 (21 Nov)
All students involved in the upcoming CCA Christmas Fair 2009 demonstration are to report at the following:
Dates: 7 Nov '09, Sat
14 Nov'09, Sat
Venue: Blk 111 Tampines St 11 Basketball Court
Gear: Full dobok except NYP in Tshirt and track pants
Those who cannot make it to either or both dates, please inform Brian Sir in advance by 5 Nov'09.
Failing which, your participation may be removed.
Credit must be given to members who have given the STF many ideas which have helped to make the organization relevant to them. However, the STF believes that there are always new and better ways to give its members the best service they deserve.
Under the circumstances, the STF has provided feedback boxes at the Secretariat and the Training Centre for members to deposit their suggestions. Feedback forms are placed at the boxes for the convenience of members wishing to share their thoughts.
Of course, members may continue to provide their feedback by email. The STF email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please understand that it is not possible for the STF to implement all suggestions because of various constraints. But members can rest assured that the Management Committee will do their best to do all they can for them.
Posted on STF
Those who wish to take the test may call Jolene, Theresa or Rosalind to arrange for the retest.
If you know of any coaches who have not taken the retest, please advise them to do so by the last date given. The Singapore Taekwondo Federation will not accept any excuse for the extension of the retest date.
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The Level 2 unarmed combat course will be organized in November 2009.
All holders of Level 1 unarmed combat certification are invited to participate in the course which will be conducted under the supervision of RA Jeyaraman, a certified unarmed combat coach under the Asian Taekwondo Union.
His team will include Tan Kim Hoon who has many years of experience teaching unarmed combat in the Singapore Armed Forces and Mr Lim Keng Leong and Mr Tan Cheng Hui, both qualified unarmed combat course conductors under the Singapore Taekwondo Federation.
The course details and application form are attached.
Interested students, please submit the form & $90 to Brian Sir by 31 Oct, Sat.
Dates (to attend all with at least 80% to go for test):
Saturday 7 November 2009 (5.00pm to 6.30pm for poom belt holders and 7.00pm to 8.30pm for dan holders)
Sunday 8 November 2009 (4.30pm to 6.00pm for poom belt holders and 6.30pm to 8.00pm for dan holders)
Saturday 14 November 2009 (5.00pm to 6.30pm for poom belt holders and 7.00pm to 8.30pm for dan holders)
Sunday 15 November 2009 (4.30pm to 6.00pm for poom belt holders and 6.30pm to 8.00pm for dan holders)
Saturday 21 November 2009 (5.00pm to 6.30pm for poom belt holders and 7.00pm to 8.30pm for dan holders)
Test: Sunday 22 November 2009 (4.30 to 6.00pm for
poom belt holders and 6.30pm to 8.00pm for dan
At least a 1st poom or 1st dan blackbelt
Unarmed Combat (Level 1) certification
48, Lorong 21
(STF Temporary Training Centre)
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· we shall remain humble, honest and helpful at all times,
· we shall respect our elders, parents, coaches, seniors and one another regardless of race, language, class or creed,
· we shall believe in ourselves and persist no matter how great the challenge to achieve our noble aspirations,
· we shall develop our characters, qualities and abilities to serve our community and our country and
· we shall abide by the rules and regulations of taekwondo and the laws of Singapore.”
With immediate effect, all coaches and students of clubs under the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) are required to take the pledge at the beginning of each training session.
By this week, Zenders should be distributed the card size pledge to be kept in their wallets/mobile phone battery compartment.
The pledge is to be taken solemnly and with pride to reflect the seriousness of their promise to be better persons and citizens. The rationale behind the pledge has to be explained to oath-takers to get their commitment.
The STF aims to promote taekwondo as a useful tool for the development of character and make it different and better than the other sports. For the achievement of its objective, the STF will require the co-operation of affiliate leaders, coaches and students.
Taking the pledge will be a good start. Fulfilling the promises will follow. Affiliate leaders and coaches should be role models of the values taekwondo aims to imbue. They should encourage and help their trainees to demonstrate the virtues. For example, coaches and students should bow to the parents and explain to students the need to honour their parents by respecting and obeying them, by studying hard to bring good educational results and by making their parents proud of them. Coaches should also teach students proper protocol. They should also be taught about the evils of drugs and smoking. There are many other ways coaches can enhance the character of the participants. If it is good for them, just do it.
At the appropriate time, the STF will award certificates of achievements to those who demonstrate the values of taekwondo. When it is introduced, affiliates may recommend outstanding students for citations.
The STF also plans to introduce an interview session for all red 1 to 1st poom or 1st dan candidates to test them on their understanding of the taekwondo values.
For example, 1st poom candidate may be asked the things that they have done to honour their parents or if they have done any good deeds.
More information will be released in due course.
In the meantime, make sure the pledge is taken at the beginning of each class and start working positively towards developing the character of your students. It will be worth the while of coaches to do so as the foundation of a person is his values.
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Monday, October 19, 2009
Your participation are with Singapore Taekwondo Federation, note the privileges you can have for being Zenders and your grades are recognized by a body and not just a legally registered club.
You can represent your schools in the National School Taekwondo Championships which will be officially included in the school sports calendar in 2010.
You can carry Singapore flag in the SEA Games, Youth Olympic Games and other multi-sports events.
Your grades are recognized by a handful of members or by thousands locally and internationally.
To find out more, please check with Brian Sir.
Articles in the must-read column on the STF website (www.stf.sg) should be able to give you a better idea of the clubs. Visit the website regularly for the latest updates.
The Federation will be conducting open selection trials for the 14th Asian Cities Gold Cup Taekwondo Championships (Junior & Senior) which will be held from 19 to 21 February 2010 in Hong Kong.
The selection schedule is as follows.
Date - 8 November 2009 (Sunday)
Weigh-in - 12.00pm to 1.00pm
Selection - 2.00pm onwards
Venue - STF Temporary Training Centre Greatland Building 48 Lorong 21 Geylang #03-01 Singapore 388464
Eligibility - At least a 1st dan or poom blackbelt Good fitness level (the STF reserves the right to
request proof from a medical practitioner)
The trial is open to Singapore Citizens only
Please take note that the selected players for the 14th Asian Cities must meet the training requirements (minimum 15 hours a week) from the time that they have been selected to be eligible for participation in the tournament.Players who are interested, please submit your name, form 1 & 2, copy of Black belt cert to Brian Sir by 31 Oct.
By 5 Dec'09, all documents and grading fees should have been paid to your instructor. Students with more than 3 absent from main class are not allowed to go for grading. This ruling has been announced & explained in early Jan09, and is supported by STF.
The exact time will be announced later.
Colour belts centralised grading : 03Jan (tentative)
Stay tuned for the exact meeting time.
The grading is estimated to last 2 hours.
Brown 1, above 15 years old, going for black belt grading : 02Jan
For ALL candidates who are going for Brown 1 & above, please have the following documents during submission:
a. 1 photocopy of the candidate’s Identity Card (front & back) / Birth Certificate (for candidate below age of 12)
b. 2 recent IC / passport photographs of the candidatec. Form B (duly completed)
The last day of submission is on 12Dec2010 (SAT).
Any submission after this date will be considered as LATE SUBMISSION.
Late submissions for candidates taking Brown 1 & above are to be done within two (2) weeks from 12 Dec 2010.
Submission beyond the grace period of two (2) weeks WILL NOT be accepted. An administrative fee will be charged accordingly for late submission. The charges are as follows:
Period of Late Submission Administrative Fee Chargeable
1st subsequent week from last day of submission SGD 10.00
(13 Dec 2009 – 21 Dec 2009)
2nd subsequent week from last day of submission 50% of the grading fee payable by candidates' grades.
(22 Dec 2009 – 28 Dec 2009)
An administrative fee of SGD 5.00 will be charged for late submission of candidates taking all other grades except Brown 1 & above.
A roll call will be taken at 1.30pm for Brown 1 (Senior) candidates going for 1st dan and 2.30pm for 1st dan , 1st poom and higher candidates.
Those who miss the roll call will be considered as ABSENT or LATECOMERS. Latecomers will not be graded.
This time, Brian Sir introduces movements and self defence adopted from <<永春拳>> Yong Chun Quan - a short distance defence.
That is how you counter an attack
Tap block and punch
--Darren vs Teng Chiong--
Justin's first point
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Blue and Brown belt warming up
A big THANK YOU to all 10 black belt helpers for the day...
Brian Sir giving briefing
Potential Poom Belt holders
His love creation for her, so sweet!
Presenting Adidas Black Belt Dobok to Alex of NYP TKD, for the Gold Medal clinched for Zen in National 2009 Tournament, after fighting for 3 matches or more, with compliments from Brian Sir.
Presenting Memory Book to Joe, ex-Treasurer of NYP TKD, before he goes into army, with compliments from NYP TKD current committee.
Signing above the dotted line for his commitment to Sandy, ex-Treasurer of NYP TKD...