Monday, December 27, 2010

List of students who paid Grading Fees Jan 2011 (due 14Dec)

You can click on the Attendance/Eligibilty for Grading on the right side of this blog to find out if you have paid the grading fees. You can also find your attendance at the same page.
(No grading for those who couldnt meet 75% attendance)

In one of our previous blog, it was mentioned:
"Last payment date for Grading Fees was: 14 Dec2010
If you have yet to pay Jan2011 grading fees by then, it would be $40 if you still wish to be graded.

Jan to Mar 2011 training fees and Oct grading fees are due 14 Dec 2010."

Girlene mdm

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Courses / Seminars : National Poomsae Referees’ Course

National Poomsae Referees’ Course
Date : 8 & 9 January 2011 (5.30-9.30pm & 2-7pm)
Test: 9 Jan (7.30pm onwards)
Venue: NTC 80 Lorong Limau #04-191
Eligibility: Poomsae Coach Cert
Deadline: 31Dec Friday - Pass your form and $80 to Girlene mdm or Catherine Ong

All blackbelts are reminded that Zen and NYP needs to have sufficient poomsae referees to support their plan to participate in the numerous poomsae championships scheduled for 2011 as all participating teams must be represented by a poomsae referee each.

PS: Those who wish to officiate in the POL-ITE Taekwondo Championships may attend the course as a refresher if they have not done so for the year. A separate test will be conducted for them. The participation fee is $20.


Girlene mdm

Courses / Seminars : Poomsae Coach Course at NTU

Date : Sunday 2 January 2011
Time : 10am to 6pm
Venue: NTU Sports & Recreation Centre, 20 Nanyang Green Singapore 637715
Deadline: 29Dec, Wednesday

Please pass your form and $50 to Girlene mdm or Catherine Ong.
Those who pulled out from the earlier course with valid reason are allowed to attend this course.


Girlene mdm

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas Greetings from Zen Taekwondo

There will be no class on 24 & 25 Dec, classes will resume on 27Dec. Here's wishing ALL ZENDERS, NYP TKD members & parents a very Merry Xmas & happy holidays!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Certification: Alex Teh receiving his blackbelt certificate

From Certifications

Alex receiving his black belt certificate.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Overseas Friendly Match at Batam

There would be a friendly match at Batam, Indonesia on 9 Jan 2011.
Every student is encouraged to take part as it would be a good experience.
It would be a full day event and the cost would be only the ship ride and the meals.

Please let us know whether you are attending or not by this Sat 18 Dec 2010.
A facebook event would also be set up to determine who is attending and who isn't.

Girlene mdm

Thursday, December 9, 2010

We are proud of Aditya

In a Thursday evening in November 2010:


Aditya, a student who practices Taekwondo in Zen’s Bayshore Park, was greeted with an appreciation after returning a lost phone back to its owner. The blackberry phone which he found on a bus, was handed over to the bus driver. The owner was then contacted and hence managed to retrieve the lost phone. He expressed his gratitude towards Aditya through text message stating, “Hey there Aditya! I’m the owner of the phone you found just now. Just wanna say thanks so much for returning it to SBS, really, thanks so much! I can’t survive without this phone , and it means a lot for one kind soul like you to find and return it. God bless! J


In this incident, Aditya has demonstrated great discipline and by fulfilling the Taekwondo pledge “…We shall remain humble, honest and helpful at all times…”, he has thus set a good example for his fellow mates and any other individual.



Best Regards,

Catherine Ong

[Girlene Tan]

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Grading: 16 Jan 2011

Mock Grading
Date: 15 Jan 2011(Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Tampines St 11
Bus No: 8 17 18 28 34 39 59 518 / Tampines MRT
Attire: Club Jersey & TKD pants
~ on 14 Jan (Fri), 15 Jan (Sat) trainings (No need to wear full dobok on the final training before grading)
~ on the way to Sports Hall before changing into full dobok
~ on the way home after grading

Actual Grading
Date: 16 Jan 2011(Sun)
Time: 8.45am to 11am (junior belts will be able to leave for home even earlier)
We will conduct warm-up & run-through of the pattern before the grading.
Venue: Jurong East Sports Sports Hall
Meet: Main entrance
Nearest MRT: Chinese Garden MRT
Bus: 5N 98 99 157 185 198 333 334 335 502 542 SS4 (alight at Blk 316, 347, 350)
More info: STF website
Attire: Plain white T-shirt for the ladies, full dobok for all

Wef from Jan 07, all ladies are required to wear plain white T-shirt beneath the dobok. Failing which, STF may stop the ladies from taking part of the grading.

(Wearing of Club Jersey is highly encouraged to ensure that students, especially young kids, will be easily identified if lost during transit, as there will be a lot of movement to shift from one location to another. And, to ensure that the uniform will be kept clean on the grading day.)


Green belters & above are reminded to bring their shin, forearm, & groin guards to the grading.

For brown belters, you will be sent for grading provided that you have mastered all 4 patterns by 1 Jan 2011.

Poom/Black, you are highly encouraged to attend this grading as your assistance to ZEN TKD is required for the grading to go on smoothly. Please bring along your personal shin, forearm and groin guards.

Attendance/Eligibilty for Grading
(No grading for those who couldnt meet 75% attendance)

Last payment date for Grading Fees: 14 Dec2010
If you have yet to pay Jan2011 grading fees by then, it would be $40 if you still wish to be graded.
Jan to Mar 2011 training fees and Oct grading fees are due 14 Dec 2010.

Girlene mdm

STF: Demonstration Workshop Filled With Energy

The 63 participants matched the challenges dished out by Lim Hyun of the Hyun Taekwondo Academy with energy and enthusiasm. And at the end of the training session, all of them had experienced the very difficult back flip.

You did not read it wrong. They did it with the assistance of the trainers and were on the high a feel of the movements. Something inside them told them that they could perform it without help if they had more practice. In fact, one of them believed she could and tried it on a new landing mat without supervision. She almost succeeded....

For more:

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STF: Known Instructors Attend Grading Preparation Workshop

Polo Teo (Raiders TKD) and Girlene Tan (Zen Taekwondo) were among the participants at the Grading Preparation Workshop which was conducted on Saturday 27 November 2010 at the National Training Centre. They demonstrated the admirable learning spirit which many instructors and black belts would do well to emulate...

For more:

49 Koh Gerald
50 Koh Gerick
51 Tan Lee Fong Girlene
52 Wan Kah Wor Marcus
53 Yap Teng Chiong
54 Yap Teng Chung

Girlene mdm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Check Mooto Poomsae Tournament

The link below is the Bout List for the Mooto Open.

Please download it and check if everything is correct.

You can do a Ctrl+F, to call up the search function and key your name to check for any missing information and/or error.

If you spot any errors, please inform Brian sir or Henry by tomorrow, 3Dec.
Henry hp: 94893502

Here are the list of errors spotted already.
1) Siang Ern shouldn't be in any individual category.

2) Girlene Mdm's individual group event gender have stated wrongly.

3) Ryan and Crystal were in pair but Crystal's name is missing in the pair event column.

4) 3 groups of our pair isn't included in the bout list (coincidentally, these are the ones registered only for pair...):

i) Siang Ern and Miao Ying,
ii) Miao Qiao and Wee Yong,
iii) Jason Tan and Sien.

Session 1
10.11am, 11.37pm, 12.27pm WAN Kah Wor Marcus
10.36pm PEH Jet
11.19pm, 12.11pm CHING I Ting
11.23pm PEH Justin
12.20pm PEH Justin+Isabel (pair)

Session 2 (pairs)
3.30pm HO Jun Yuen Ryan + Crystal, Joseph+Celine
3.36pm Marcus + Wan Din
3.51pm Brian + Girlene

Session 3
5.00pm CHEIW Su Kheng, LEE Xinqian, Marcus, LIM Jun Jie, LIM Weihao Nicholas (TP), QUEK Wei Jie Rayner,
5.00pm, 7.05pm Quek Chin, TING Shuen Hsien Galton, Jasman
5.02pm, 5.56pm Henry Ang, CHAI Song Lim Jason, CHUA Siang Ern, LAI Sen Hui, LEE Di Sheng, MUHAMMAD Afiq Bin Punangin, SHAHIDIL Habil Bin Sahat,
5.12pm SEAH Wan Din
5.15pm, 6.41pm 7.21pm PEH Jie Ying Jessica
5.26pm, 5.56pm KUA Ee Feng, XIE Shu Ya, YONG Hui Wen Claris
5.35pm, 6.08pm CHE Manli, KHOO Jin Yi, LAI Qiuling Elyn, LEE Hui Erh Elaine, PANG Yuchan, SOH Wan Ting Grace, TAY Shi Qi Tiffany, WANG Zhihui, ZHANG Shuai, ZHU Yayun
6.03pm. 7.05pm TAN Zi Kai Ron
6.21pm CHIA Jin Qian
6.29pm, 7.03pm CHING I Lok, ONG Hui Ru
6.35pm, 7.09pm HO Jun Yuen Ryan, KAU Han Chiew Joseph, LOH Kum Ming Kelvin, NGAN Zheng Yi, ONG Zhi Xian, SIM Chun You
6.52pm, 7.21pm CHA Shi Ya Crystal, HO Xueling Michelle, ONG Hwee Ju Joey, TAN Ying Yi Celine, THAM Sin Yee Janelle
7.19pm Brian Sir
7.33pm Girlene mdm

Thank you.

Information on the Poomsae:


51 Hougang / Jurong East
139 Toa Payoh / Bt Merah

186 Shenton Way / St Michael

MRT: Redhill station

8.00am Registration for Session1
9.00am STF Pledge
9.30am 1-1-1 to 1-1-6
2-1-1 to 2-1-4
3-1-1 to 3-1-21
12.30pm Prize
1.00pm Lunch and Registration for Session2
1.30pm 1-2-1 to 1-2-8
2-2-1 to 2-2-10
3-2-1 to 3-2-23
4.30pm Teabreak and Registration for Session3
5.00pm 1-3-1 to 1-3-10
2-3-1 to 2-3-7
3-3-1 to 3-3-4
8.00pm Prize

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