Sunday, October 31, 2010

Class cancelled in Nov10

05 Nov - Zone 4 / NYP

17 Nov - Zone 3

A quick glance at year2010 Singapore Public Holidays For The Year 2010

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Class Cancelled in October 2010

31 Oct - Zone 3

A quick glance at year2010 Singapore Public Holidays For The Year 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MOOTO Open Poomsae Championships 2010 - 5 December 2010

The inaugural MOOTO Open Poomsae Championships 2010 sanctioned by the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) will be staged on Sunday 5 December 2010 from 9.00am to 9.00pm at the Overseas Family School Auditorium, 25F Paterson Road, Singapore 238515.
More information on the event and the participation forms are attached.

All STF affiliates are encouraged to participate in the championships as the event offers numerous benefits including the following.

· Your members can satisfy their competitive needs.
· They can improve their poomsae performance.
· They can be given the opportunity to win honors for your club.
· They can enjoy the attractive souvenirs and 30% discount certificate.
· They can make more friends with similar interest.

Deadline: 6 November 2010 (Saturday)

Poomsae Referee Training & Refresher Course
Date: 4 December 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Team Manager & Coach Briefing
Date: 4 December 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Free Workout Time for Overseas Teams
Date: 4 December 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

- Local competitors must be members of clubs affiliated to the STF. Fees: S$25 (one event) / S$15 (2nd event)
- Overseas competitors must be members of clubs affiliated to their country’s
Taekwondo National Sports Association (NSA) that is recognized by the World
Taekwondo Federation (WTF) S$50 (one event) / S$30 (2nd event)

- Individual Event
Male and females will compete in separate gender categories
- Pair Event
One male and one female competitor will constitute one pair. No other combinations
are allowed

Age Divisions
There are 8 age divisions, according to the age of the competitor as of 31 December 2010
Division Age Range
A 6 years and under
B 7 and 8 years old
C 9, 10 and 11 years old
D 12, 13 and 14 years old
E 15, 16 and 17 years old
F 18 to 29 years old
G 30 to 45 years old
H 46 years and above

Belt Categories
Category Belt Ranks Performance Requirements
Dan - Koryo, Keumgang, Taebaek
(age divisions E, F, G and H only)
Poom - Koryo, Taegeuk Pal Jang, Taegeuk Chil Jang
(age divisions A,B, C and D only)
Red 1st and 2nd geup - Taegeuk Chil Jang
Blue 3rd and 4th geup - Taegeuk O Jang
Green 5th and 6th geup - Taegeuk Sam Jang
Yellow 7th, 8th and 9th geup -Taegeuk Il Jang

Qualified poomsae referees who wish to officiate in the event are requested to register with Jolene, Theresa or Rosalind at 6345 1491. A refresher seminar will be conducted on Saturday 4 December 2010 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at the competition venue.

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Black and Poom Courses

There are a series of courses for Black Belters coming up (Mark your calendars!):

Grading Preparation Workshop
Saturday 27 November 2010 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Demonstration Workshop
Sunday 28 November 2010 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Taekwondo Coaching (Level 1) Course
Saturday 4 December 2010 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday 5 December 2010 from 2.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday 11 December 2010 from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday 12 December 2010 from 2.00pm to 9.00pm
Saturday 18 December 2010 from 5pm onwards (Test)

Poomsae Coach (Level 1) Course
Sunday 19 December 2010 from 2.00pm to 10pm

Refer to Zen blog page for the path of a Zen TKD Black Belt:

Catherine Ong will gather your forms, documents and payment and submit to Girlene mdm end of each month.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Results of 2 & 3 Oct 2010 Grading

The following are awarded with a pass:


1 Yong Hui Wen Claris
2 Ng Wei Ken
3 Teo Mandel
4 Teo Xuan Wei Shawn
5 Xie Shu Ya

6 Chai Song Lim, Jason
7 Che Manli
8 Lee Di Sheng
9 Lee Hui Erh Elaine
10 Lee Miao Qiao
11 Muhammad Afiq Bin Punangin
12 Shaliidil Habil Bin Sahat
13 Tay Shiqi, Tiffanie
14 Teo Meng Zhong, Aezo

15 Ang Shiyi Henry
16 Chua Julian
17 Khoo JinYi
16 Kua Ee Feng
19 Lai Qiuling, Eileen
20 Lai Sen Hui
21 Lee MiaoYing
22 Quek Chin
23 Rohan Malik
24 Tan Sing Long Jasman
25 Ting Shuen Hsien Galton
26 Zhang Shuai

27 Chua Siang Ern
28 Guo Xiao Ting
29 Guo Xiu Bin
30 Karthikeya Sankar Srepadmashiny
31 Poh Wee Yong

32 Aryan Dubey
33 Cheng Tai Shun Tyler
34 Leong Jun Wei
35 Peh Kong Loke Jet
36 Tan Jia Le Timothy

37 Lee Zhuo Hang
38 Loh Junren Jared
39 Neeloypal Baran Syam
40 Shettigar Amisha Kirankumar

41 Ngan ZhengYi
42 Ong Hwee Ju Joey
43 Sim Chun You

44 Aditya Marin Gasga
45 Angela Susan George
46 Anjali Elsa George
47 Ho Jun Yuen Ryan
48 Ho Xueling Michelle
49 Li Fusen
50 Loh Kum Ming, Kelvin
51 Madeline Rachel Cope
52 Ong Zhi Xian
53 Tayyibah Patel

54 Cha Shi Ya
55 Lee Wen Fa Johnny
56 Ryan David Andriesz
57 Snigdha Bhupathi Raju
58 Tan Yongjun Matthew
59 Tham Sin Yee, Janelle

60 Alysson Rae Sarosario Lebardo
61 Anderson Sarosario Lebardo
62 Peh Kong Peng Justin


63 Goh Zhi Wei David
64 Muthurazan Karthikeya Sankar Ranjane, Sree
65 Jordon Yohanan Albert

Congratulations to all!

Specially to David, Sree, Jordon who upgraded to Poom (Junior Black Belt) & Black Belt respectively!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Future Zen Leaders Monthly Sunday Morning Training - starting 31 Oct 9am

Date: Every last Sunday of each month
(if it falls on Public Holiday, it will be brought forward to the Sunday before)

Time: 9am to 11am

Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic Blk E outside TKD Clubroom

Objectives: To train up Zen's Future Leaders & improve day performance
Bring your full gears and guards, full dobok or long sleeves

1. Brown Belt and above (those green and blue belt, be patient, your turn will come)
2. Zen logo (or NYP BlackBelt, excluding those who are currently in another club)
3. Good attendance record at the usual training ground (those who attain the first 2 criteria but not the 3rd, may NOT come - this is not a substitute training day)

Exception: For those who are not in the auto-eligibility list, please refer to Brian Sir before attending.

The above is not to discriminate any students but rather, to focus on the Future Zen Leaders.

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Birthday 2010

On 9 Oct, Zone 3 parents arranged a little birthday party with cake & yummy food.
Thank you for the I touch 4, 你们破费了!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Post Grading Fun - Oct 2010

Post Grading Fun - Oct'10

The once every 3 months little training treats & tricks were here again.

NYP did a little gym movement and mini-tournament.

Zone 3 students were satisfied with the cultural Dog N Bone. Jet and Justin kicked off the game as usual against each other. As always, Jet will grab the Bone against all odds and dashed to the finishing line, however this time, he suffered slight pain as Justin's "touch" was too rough and Jet fell flat onto the ground.

I-Lok's dad's encouragement could be heard clearly when the players were observing the opponents without action, "DO SOMETHING!"

Brian Sir and Girlene mdm wishes everyone the best of luck to their grading results!


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Daryl Ang's birthday

Birthday 2010

Daryl Ang's little birthday party by Catherine mummy - So sweet!


Talk on Taekwondo @Chatsworth International School (East Campus)

On 30 Sep, Chatsworth International School (East Campus) invited Brian Sir to give a 30min talk on Taekwondo. It was a rare sight where 9years old kids will stay still throughout the 45min speech that Brian Sir gave on the spirit of Taekwondo. He emphasized that it is not only the hands and feet destruction, but more about the tenants of the way of life that Taekwondo inbuilt into the students. At the end of the speech, Brian Sir shared a video featuring the Korean Demonstration Team. Students were encouraged to ask questions whenever in doubt. I have to admit that they are very "open" in their mindset which encourage steep learning.

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Demonstration : Taekwondo Spectacular – A Great Show Not To Be Missed

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Singapore Taekwondo Federation proudly bring you a demonstration featuring the world famous Korean Tigers. The event will be part of the two-month long celebration of Korean culture and arts in Singapore.

The heart-stopping performance by a professional team which had wowed thousands all over the world will be held as follows.

Date : Saturday 30 October 2010
Time : 5.30 pm (Spectators to be seated by 7.15pm)
Venue : Toa Payoh Sports Hall
Fee : Free

We will meet at 5.30pm main entrance and proceed to the main stand in a group.
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Oct'10 Grading was a success

The grading starts promptly at 10am. Although it rained heavily in the wee hours in the morning, by 8am, the rain had more or less stopped. Students were appraised for their puntuality even though the venue is at the far west of Singaopore. Brian Sir will like to thank all the black belts who made their way to Jurong East to help out:

Benjamin Teo
Catherine Ong
Eric Sim
Jessica Peh
Jonathan Tan
William Yu Nin
Xanthe Lin

The results will be out in 3 weeks' time.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Overseas Experiences - Sep 2010

On 23 & 24 Sep, Brian Sir and Girlene mdm went separately to Australia and Vietnam

Brian Sir brought Justin Peh to Melbourne's STA Australia Open Championship 2010. Justin participated in the Poomsae and Sparring and came back with a Gold and Silver medal respectively.

Brian Sir: "It was a good exposure for Justin for his first Sparring tournament is an overseas one, following the path of his dad!" Brian Sir was reminded of his first Sparring tournament in his life, in Malaysia.

He noted that the Australian organisers were very "flexible" and "understanding", so when participants travelled thousand miles to participate, so if there is no competitiors, they can adjust the weight categories instanteously to allow all participants to take part happily.

Australia fb photo 1
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Australia fb photo 3

Girlene mdm flew to Vietnam's Go Vap Taekwondo Club Open 2010, together with 7 other referees.

Girlene mdm wants Mr Darren Lee Sir for giving the STF's Board of Referees the chance to go overseas to officiate before they turn International Referees: "It is not easy for him to gather people who are not under his club, make the necessary arrangement, take care of them throughout the journey, in the end all of us had great fun and bonded even tighter."

Girlene mdm: "The kids were fierce! We could see none but one defensive fighter throughout the tournament. All the other kids were attacking at the sound of "Kyeso" ("resume" in Korean language). One boy, 8 years old in particular, did not shed a tear when the opponent gave him a slamming kick right to the face. When I was counting to 8, he was ever-ready to return the kick back to his opponent. I can see fire in his eyes!"

Vietnam fb photo 1
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Vietnam fb photo 3

Both trips were arranged at a short notice, but Brian Sir and Girlene mdm seized the chance as they understand that such experience do not come easy. They have a common goal when they are back in Singapore: To bring our students overseas more often for such exposure.

Thank you Benjamin and Joel, Alex, Catherine, and all blackbelts who came down to assist, for taking care of the classes when Brian Sir and Girlene mdm not around.

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