Sunday, February 28, 2010

Class cancelled in Mar10

20 Mar, Sat - Laguna / Zone 3 (Chin Khee Shin Cup)

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Friday, February 26, 2010

CNY visit to Brian Sir's house

On 21 Feb, Brian Sir invited all Zenders and NYP to his house, a tradition he has been observing since 3 years ago.

We were sad that none of the young Zenders can make it that day. Nevertheless, we have a big cosy group with the energetic youngsters playing cards-Rule 1: No Tshirt, Rule 2: Ladies - Skirt or dress only

Sushi and other goodies

Ladies in black

Wealth distribution time

Why is everyone crowding here?
Ah-ha, Choco fondue, that's why!

Thank you Winnie, for carrying the ice all the way to level 5

Whose fingers?

We all had a great time, it was no wonder why Sir made everyone dressed up that day. We are forever in Tshirt, TKD dobok. Finally we get to see each other dressed up!

Girlene mdm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

STF: Grading Information

Important info from STF website:


For the interview segment, the grading assistant or ‘commander’ shall instruct the candidates to queue up in a straight line about 1.5 meters away from the examiner’s table. They shall stand in order of their numbers – that is, the number one candidate first followed by the rest.
When the examiner is ready, he shall signal the first candidate to approach him. The candidate called will bow, walk towards the examiner and stand at ease about 0.2 meters away from the table.
The candidate shall answer the questions clearly and concisely. On completion of the interview, he shall take a step back, bow and move off.
Candidates should conduct themselves well at all times as their demeanor will be taken into consideration when the examiner assesses them.

Grading Assistants

Black belt assistants who are involved in sparring during the grading are required to wear groin guards. They should not spar if they do not wear the equipment for safety reasons.

Armed Combat Requirement

For 2nd to 3rd dan and 3rd to 4th dan grading, candidates may use short stick or rubber knife. The examiners will assess candidates on their ability to execute their techniques accurately, smoothly and realistically.

Reporting Time

Coaches who ask their students to report early should be present to guide them. In the absence of coaches, most students and their parents will be anxious as they do not know what to do. While anxious parents will be upset and angry, anxious candidates cannot perform to be best of their ability.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hosting Zenders and NYP TKDoders CNY Party today at Brian Sir's house

Today is the long-awaited day, see you later!

Take bus 23 from Tampines bus interchange and alight at 4th bus stop. Cross the road and walk less than a minute.

Other buses: 8, 15, 518, 69
22 (different bus stop)

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Friday, February 19, 2010

WTF Taekwondo Peace Corps arrived Singapore, conducted a training session at NTU

Brian Sir and Girlene mdm are glad that you guys appreciate this special training. 不费Brian Sir 的苦苦劝导那几个不想去的队友, and Mr Keith Chua Sir 的邀请! Being able to go through that 2hour training with only a 5min break inbetween - GREAT start for an endurance training, everyone!

The 2009/2010 Winter WTF Taekwondo Peace Corps (TPC) was launched in a ceremony in Seoul, Korea on Jan. 14, 2010.

Jointly organized by the WTF and the World Taekwondo Peace Corps Foundation, which was established by the WTF on Sept. 17, 2009.

The foundation is headed by Hyu-won Lee, president and CEO of Shinhan Investment Corp. WTF President Chungwon Choue serves as chairman of the foundation.

There are 100 members of the 2009/2010 Winter Taekwondo Peace Corps, all university students, who will be dispatched to 24 countries in 27 teams for about one month starting in mid-January until the end of February.

The 24 countries are Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Cambodia, Iran, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Greece, Poland, Russia, New Zealand, Samoa, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Surinam.

Said Dr. Chungwon Choue

“Given the growing popularity of the Taekwondo Peace Corps abroad, we will
increase both the number of Peace Corps members to be dispatched and the
of countries which receive the members,”

Mr. Hyu-won Lee said in his speech,
“it is my strong belief that Taekwondo Peace Corps members’ voluntary service
abroad will greatly help taekwondo take root around the world, and also help
promote world peace.”

NYP TKD were very lucky to be invited to NTU training conducted by its guest, WTF TPC, on 19Feb'10.

Proper warming up (in Korean language and demonstration), endurance training, target kicking, basic kickings, cooling down & Q&A.

Although it was a short 2hour training, we were only given a 5min break inbetween, and training resumed all the way till the end of training. Many were seen continuing with their own target kicking, some even went ahead and train their TOC Team poomsae. The rest tried to catch the instructors' free time and snap a photo or two with them (okay, more than that, in fact).

Message passed across to us: "The basics are the strong foundations of Taekwondo. In today's practice, many have forgotten its importance."

More WTF news on TPC:

More photo at FB:






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Results of 16 & 17 Jan'10 Centralised Grading

The following are awarded with a pass:

1 Aryan Dubey
2 Cheng Tai Shun Tyler
3 Peh Kong Loke Jet
4 S.A Vinaykarthik
5 Tan Jia Le Timothy
6 Tigmanshu Yadav

7 Diaz Curiel Nancy
8 LeeZhuoHeng
9 Neelotpal Baran Syam
10 Triboulet Johnathan

11 Rei Ho Kok Khong - Double promotion
12 Lee Wen Fa Johnny - Double promotion
13 Tham Sin Yee - Double promotion
14 Angela Susan George
15 Anjali Elsa George
16 Aryan Dhar
17 Cho Hui Qi Connie
18 Ho Jun Yuen Ryan
19 Ho Xueling Michelle
20 Hong Li Ping
21 Li Fusen
22 Madeline Rachel Cope
23 Ngan Zheng Yi
24 Ong Hwee Ju Joey
25 Ong Zhi Xian
26 Sean Michael Andriesz
27 Sim Chun You
28 Tayyibah Patel

29 Cha Shi Ya
30 Ryan David Andriesz
31 Sayyaparaju Gautham Sai
32 Sayyaparaju Vivek Teja
33 Snigdha Bhupathi Raju

34 Aditya Mann Gasga
35 Orion Matthew Tzean Godfrey
36 Peh Kong Peng Justin

37 Gan Qi Hui Genevieve
38 Lim Wei Hao Nicholas

39 Cheiw Su Kheng - Double promotion
40 Quek Rayner - Double promotion
41 Joshua Michael Chua
42 Lam Guo Wei
43 Lim Jun Jie
44 Lim Ying Xian Serene
45 Loh Kee Chuan
46 Seah Wan Din
47 Sim Chai Lin
48 Soo Wei Ni Winnie
49 Tan Chun Sir Daniel

50 Goh Xiao Zhen Sandy
51 KoWenXin
52 Lee Xin Qian Marcus
53 Teo Joo Hong Jeffrey

54 Goh Ting Yeow Joel
55 Goh Zhi Wel David
56 Ong Zhi Hui Catherine

57 Koh Gerick - 1st Poom
58 Wan Kah Wor Marcus - 1st Poom

Congratulations to all!

Specially to the 5 students with double promotion (they won a complimentary upgraded belt each) and 2 Red1 students upgraded to 1st Poom (Junior Black Belt)!!

Brian Sir hinting them the double promotion results...

Rayner got it!

Rei got it!!!

Janelle, the only girl this round, got it!

Johnny got it too!

...and SK got it as well!

Girlene mdm *\o/*

NTU TKD invites NYP TKD to their exchange program/training today, 19Feb

Due to the short notice, there will be no bus chartered this time, but it is fairly easy to get to NTU

Boon Lay MRT + Bus 179
Alight at B03 Hall 2 (2729A): Alight at Hall 6 and walk towards Sports and Recreation Centre.
@Basketball court 1 or Activity Room 4 (Second Level)

Bus Operating hours: 6am to 12am
Frequency: 7min
Bus map:

For more info:

Girlene mdm

First Youth Olympics Games (and is in Singapore!)

Taekwondo, a martial art sport, involves the use of both hands and legs to overcome an opponent. The trademark of the sport is its combination of kick movements. Athletes will be competing in five weight categories per gender during the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.


How to volunteer

There’re two ways to become a YOG Volunteer:

1. If you’re a student, there’re many opportunities to get involved in the YOG through your school:
- For students in the ITEs, polytechnics, and universities, please approach your student affairs office for more information or click here.
- For students in the primary and secondary schools, and junior colleges, please bear with us a little longer. We're working closely with the Ministry of Education to come up with exciting opportunities for you to be part of the YOG heartbeat. In-the-works are the Schools-NOC Twinning Programme where your school may get to host youths from other parts of the world, and other ways for you to be involved through your CCAs such as NCC, NPCC, photography, student presenters, and many more. Watch this space for more announcements in the coming months!

2. If you’ve already left school, and will be at least 18 years old on 1 March 2010, we welcome you to register with us as an individual volunteer (please click here). By understanding what’s involved in becoming a YOG Volunteer, you can tell us what you can do and like to do, and we will do our best to match you to the right volunteering opportunities.
3. Individuals, who possess technical or specialist expertise with regards to specific sports, can also consider approaching the respective National Sports Associations (NSAs). Your expertise might be put to better use with the NSAs. Please click here.
Like an Olympic athlete, a YOG Volunteer needs heaps of passion and commitment because you will need to train for your job, and there will be a lot of hard work during the Games (but also lots of fun!).

More details:

Girlene mdm

Thursday, February 18, 2010

National Inter-School Taekwondo Championships 2010

1. Registration @National TrainingCentre at Blk 80, Lorong Limau shall be as follows:

Senior 13 years and under (11 plus to 13 years old)
Junior Divisions 11 years and under on 1st January
- 12 April 2010 (Monday) from 3pm to 5pm

B Under 17 years old as - 14 years old to under 17 years old
& C Divisions Under 14 years old as
- 13 April 2010 (Tuesday) from 3pm to 5pm

@STF Secretariat at 260A,Tanjong Katong Road.
A Division Under 20 years old as - 17 years old to under 20 years old
- By 5.00pm on 3 May 2010 (Monday)

2. Submission of registration forms must be done in person on the
registration day. Schools may send their respective teachers, coaches
or student representatives for the registration.

3. Grading cards or certificates of participants must be produced for
verification of their grades during registration.

4. Applications forms, where required, must be endorsed by the respective schools.

5. $12.00 per player per event

6. Supporters to be in proper school uniform

7. Eligibility : Students in the Senior and Junior Divisions holding at least a grade 9 (white with yellow tip) certification issued or endorsed by the STF. The grade shall be on or before January 2010.

Senior/Junior Divisions (Primary Schools)
Senior 13 years and under (11 plus to 13 years old)
Junior Divisions 11 years and under

Registration - 12 April 2010 (Monday) from 3 pm to 5 pm at NTC
Competition - 27 April 2010 (Tuesday) at 9 am at Bedok Sports Hall

Registration - 12 April 2010 (Monday) from 3 pm to 5 pm at NTC
Competition - 28 April 2010 (Wednesday) at 9am at Bedok Sports Hall

B & C Divisions (Secondary Schools)
B Division Under 17 years old - 14 years old to under 17 years old
C Division Under 14 years old

Registration - 13 April 2010 (Tuesday) from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at NTC
Competition - 29 April 2010 (Thursday) at 9.00am at Bedok Sports Hall

Registration - 13 April 2010 (Tuesday) from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at NTC
Competition - 30 April 2010 (Friday) at 9.00am at Bedok Sports Hall

A Division (Junior Colleges)
Under 20 years old as on 1st January- 17 years old to under 20 years old

Registration - By 5.00pm on 3 May 2010 (Monday) at the STF
Competition - 21 May 2010 (Friday) at 9.00am at Bedok Sports Hall

*all ages as of 1st January
*NTC = National Training Centre (Blk 80, Lorong Limau)

For those who wish to particpate on your school's name, please approach Brian Sir for your grading card and information.

For more info:

Girlene mdm

Courses / Seminars : Poomsae Coach Course for Black Belts

Poomsae Coach Course for Black Belts

Date Sunday 28 February 2010
Time 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Place STF National Training Centre

Poomsae Coach Certificate (Level 1) for successful participants with NCAP Level 1 or Taekwondo Coaching Qualification and Poomsae Coach Certificate (Level 1P) for successful participants without the coaching qualification

Application Form.pdf
Closing Date Monday 22 February 2010

Girlene mdm

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Lunar New Year 新春愉快! 恭喜恭喜!

Thank you Marcus Wan and Madaline

Artist: Serene Lim

Girlene mdm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brian Sir sharing SMART sparring tips on 9Feb'10

Those who attended NYP training on 9Feb'10 was in for a treat. Brian Sir shared tips on how to fight SMART.

Brief summary:
1. Positive attitude leads to...
2. Strategy
3. Field of play
4. What are the common strategies that opponent take and how you counter.
5. Deductions - if you know how deductions are given, you can lead opponent to "achieve" more.

Girlene mdm also shared on the poomsae scoring system.
She agreed to share again on 23Feb'10 for the benefit of those who were absent.

Girlene mdm

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NYP Friendly Match @TP together with NUS and NP on 2 Feb 10

This time, TP host the friendly matches. They have 3 matted courts, thus TP, NYP, NUS and NP can finish the friendly matches within 2hours.

We all gained true friendship and rich experience.

3 mats

Sir's Briefing

TP's token of appreciation to NP

TP's token of appreciation to NUS

NYP's token of appreciation to TP

NYP's token of appreciation to NP

NYP's token of appreciation to NUS

NYP's token of appreciation to TP

Getting ready for BIG group photo shot

Everyone's the winner today!
More video on Facebook coming up...

Love, Girlene mdm
More photo...

NYP, give motivation! NYP!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Chin Khee Shin Invitation Tournament 2010‏

Date: 20th March (1300hrs till 2100)
21st March (0900 - 2100)
Venue: Cheng San Community Club @6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53 Singapore 569205
Registeration Fee: $20/pax
Weigh in shall be on the tournament day itself.
Eligibility Grade: based on January 2010 grading or before, whichever is the latest
Only brown belts and above are allowed to participate. All brown belts must be within the 2 yrs period, ie only for brown belt who obtained their grades in the April 2008 grading or later.


Young Junior (1) :10 Years old and Below :Born on or after year 2000 - Head kick prohibited
Young Junior (2) :11 – 13 Years old :Born between the year 1997 to 1999 - Head kick prohibited
Junior :14 – 17 Years old :Born between the year 1993 to 1996 - Head kick prohibited
Senior :18 Years old and Above :Born on or before year 1992

Each club are to supply at least one referee.

ALL players are required to wear the following WTF approved equipment on entering the arena:
1 Head Gear
2 Trunk Protector
3 Forearm, Shin, and Groin Guards
4 Gloves
5 Mouth Piece

Registration date: 21 Feb
Proof of grades is needed upon registration
For registration, please refer to Brian Sir.
To other instructors, please submit your players' forms, names, weight, belt and payment to Brian Sir before 19 Feb.

More info:

Girlene mdm