No need to put on a brave front when you train at Tam Taekwon-Do Mudokwan
“I was scared going into the tournament. Looking at the draw, it was a tough one, I had to compete 4 rounds to achieve first place. That didn’t bother me, I just went in and did my patterns. I got through two rounds and in the semi final I competed against my older brother Ronson, I lost against him but still managed to get a bronze. It was a great experience for me going to this tournament, I know I would have to work much harder to improve on my patterns, if I am to achieve first place”- Rayden Chan Blue belt red-tip TTM Lidcombe dojang
Burwood dojang is located conveniently in the Woodstock Community Centre. We train in the Fitzroy Hall with future champions.
Fortune favours the brave
CHITF NSW TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIP GOULBURN
“ I was scared of going to the tournament, but Sasung Tam told me to be brave as I am a special girl. I went into a mixed division where there were 6 boys and one other girl. I went through 3 rounds in pattern, beating all the boys to achieve first place. Thank you Sasung for helping me and being there for me.” - Rianne Chan Green belt TTM Lidcombe dojang
Well done to Vu
Tons of experience gained from first tournament
Another Gold and Silver to TTM
Congratulations Caroline Ting and Kevin Quach putting on a great performance and well done to Hossain who has excellent power.
What a superb fight.
Rianne put on a brilliant competition as the only girl for 7 other boys that could only admire her sharp pattern.
Well done Rianne Chan winning Gold medal.
BOYS under 12 1st gup and underOut of 11 boys Ronson was trying all his best to hold on to his elimination rounds to be crowned the Gold medalist.Completion was close and fierce with many boys from Goulburn dojang,All three gold, silver and bronze were snatched by Ronson Chan ( TTM Lidcombe) Adam (TTM Bondi Beach) and Rayden Chan (TTM Lidcombe)
In one week’s time I will be competing in the CHITF Taekwon-Do Championship in Goulburn. I feel much more confident and much more prepared as I’ve been lucky to attend TST under the excellent teaching of Grand Master Tam, Sabum Mayumi and his great instructors.
TST is a fun way to improve my overall fitness and help give me strategies to defeat my opponents in sparring. TST also helps me improve my pattern and brings me one step closer to reaching@my 2nd Dan Black Belt.
-Jawaad Hage - TTM Rockdale dojang
So to me, TST is a place for me to work and improve on my pattern and sparring. You would have teammates who can watch you and tell you what you are doing wrong as they and the coaches can recommend you some ideas to work on your techniques.
My TST training has been amazing as versing or partnering with someone who’s bigger and stronger than me. That makes me want to do better and beat Phillip in the future. Alas I pulled my hams!! ( a great compliment for Philip being the best!)
- Joe Lee-
.With the CHITF Taekwon-Do Championship coming up around the corner, this summer, Team TTM has been training furiously to put our best foot forward. Grand Master Tam and his team of instructors have generously donated their time to help us so that while others are sleeping, we are punching and kicking through the sweat and dirt. Each training session consisted of fine tuning our hand and foot techniques, so they are executed with sharpness and accuracy. This was followed by an intense sparring session that simulated real tournament situations. By the end, no one was left without a sweat soaked dobok or tired muscles. Not only was it a great workout, it greatly increased our confidence in our ability to perform in the upcoming competition. I would highly recommend anyone attend these world-class training sessions to become tournament ready, but most importantly, to be with your fellow dojang mates and have fun.
Bill Hong I Dan
The 10th Asian ITF Taekwon-Do Championships
Asian Taekwon-Do Federation
1. China International Taekwon-Do Federation
Tel：+86 10 57109499
2. Zhongshang Hongzheng Traditional Taekwon-Don Development Co., Ltd
3. North China Institute of Science and Technology
DATE AND VENUE:
13rd to 21st Aug. 2020
Indoor stadium: North China Institute of Science and Technology Gymnasium
Address: North China Institute of Science and Technology,
Yanjiao, East of Beijing, China.
APPLICATION FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Deadline of application: 10th Jun. 2020
Please send passport photo page, electronic photo, application form, and entry
form for competitors to email: email@example.com
See PDF file for more information
Photos credit- Mr Tu Tran and Mr Andrew Chau
For most people, December marks the end of a chapter as a new one begins and this is no exception for the students and family of Tam Taekwon-Do Mudokwan.
On Sunday 8th December, the final grading of the decade took place at Auburn Youth Centre. This was also the first grading since Grandmaster Tam’s promotion to the esteemed level of 9th Dan black belt. The day was not only an opportunity for students to showcase the skills that they have learned in classes, but it was also a day to celebrate the hard work of students and instructors, and the efforts of family members who continue to be TTM students’ biggest supporters.
The morning commenced with the grading of black belts then colour belts, with each student demonstrating their knowledge of Taekwon-Do skills in pattern, self-defence and sparring, as well as their theoretical knowledge. The grading concluded with breaking from red belt black tips who all did an outstanding job at breaking a number of boards with a large crowd eagerly watching at the sidelines. After grading, students performed demonstrations of self-defence and breaking, exhibiting their hard work and outstanding skills. This was performed by students from Burwood dojang; Ethan Li, Tanya Liu, Alysha & Ashly Chau and Chloe Liu. This was followed by an exciting demonstration of board and tile breaking by the black belts – Sabum Jacek Leszczynski, Boosabum Amanda Lokanadan, Boosabum Roman Myaskovetskiy, Samantha Tam, Chris Lai, Richard Chan, Jeremy Dang and Jawaad Hage. Grandmaster Tam even broke some tiles too, performing a turning kick using the shins to shatter the tiles in his suit! Not only did he make the demolition of tiles look like a walk in the park but he also managed to keep his suit immaculate!
The demonstrations were followed by an award ceremony to celebrate exceptional individuals for their consistency and dedication to Taekwon-Do throughout the year. Congratulations to all of the recipients! The day was wrapped up with a big Taekwon-Do family photo and a hearty luncheon was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. A big thank you to the parents, who brought food to the luncheon, for making the day memorable (and delicious). Undoubtedly, there were no empty stomachs leaving Auburn Youth Centre that afternoon.
This was one of the biggest grading with 104 students being graded in a single day. And this was no easy grading; these students were graded by GM Tam and Sabum Mayumi themselves, so they were sure to have had a tough examination! Taekwon-Do is not something that just happens every few months at a grading. It is an ongoing commitment that requires unwavering, hard work. Each student’s involvement is an important contribution to the high standard TTM holds, whether it is through helping out classmates with their techniques, taking your kids to lessons even after a long day at work, or cheering for your friends at tournaments!
Finally, thank you to Grandmaster Tam. Your passion for Taekwon-Do is inspiring and what a privilege it is to be trained by you! Thank you for everything that you do, during and outside of training hours. We hope you get enough rest before the New Year begins.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you back at TTM for an even more exciting year in 2020!
-Wendy Song and Izumi Tam
Congratulations to our newest black belt and welcome on board TTM Black Belt Club
Black belt 1st Dan
Ronson Chan, Aidan Wong, Aaron Chu, Jasmin Tran, TJ Tran, Michael Karevski and Marcus Karevski
9th Gup White belt yellow-tip
Rimas Freiman, Shiv Patel, Ricky Lai, Joella Bechara, Ahmad Sehsah, Kaiden Pham, Eva Rose, Gideon Gunhtang, Arthur Gray, Julie Zhu, Tarah Kaiou, Frederick Gray, Jakub Misar, Anh Vu Pham, Ithiel Kwong and Binish Adhikari
8th Gup Yellow belt
Zahra matos, Ibrahim Matos, Jacko Deng, Christopher Le, Misaki Uno, Joshua Mears, Nicholas Marcos, Andre Goninan, Alex Cusak, Joanna Bechara, Nathan Wongso, Alana Abouhana, Richard Ni, Paul Cusack and Brandon Kidner
7th Gup Yellow belt green-tip
Victoria Adioski, Bianca Bozinovski, Stefan Talevski, Dylan Jovcevski, Steven Bosevski, Stefani Bosevska, Amelia cao, Elizabeth Le, Moses Chan, Jordan Conwell, Jonathan Borg and Gabrielle Wongso
6th Gup Green belt
Ethan Ang, Bianca Tran, Melanie Tran, Xavier Moloney, Kyan Aung, Shabri Aulia, Anaya Ganesh, Chloe Lu, Luca Bosevski, Aleesa Agsalda, Anson Shum, Lucinda Zheng, Winny Prasetyowati and Jason Admadja
5th Gup Green belt blue-tip
Alice Deng, Isaac Neville, Nathanael Chan, Tony Youssef, Brian Chan, Ian Chan, Isabella Bosevska, Kush Parikh, Kiana Parves, Keyaan Parves (probation), Novojit Datta Daniil Volkov and Christina Wu
4th Gup Blue belt
River Hooper, Ashly Chau, Alysha Chau, Chloe Liu, Tanya Liu, Vadim Ermoliev, Ethan Li, Ryan Lee, Tamara Kidner, Justin Zhang and Nathan Lai
3rd Gup Blue belt red-tip
2nd Gup Red belt
Stevie Adioski, Isabella Bozinovski and Reuben Luong, Russell Kang, Kristian Bozinovski and Alyssa Fraccaro
1st Gup Red belt black-tip
Mayah Yeung, Alfred Agsalda, Hussein Hammoud, Leah Yeung, Isabella Tsui, Jana Hammoud, Ali Hammoud and Kelvin Chung
2019 Award recipients
Appreciation of sponsorship and support
MInchinbury Lighting - Mr and Mrs Hao & Lyn Ly, Mr and Mrs Ken & Sammy Lee, Dr Michael Zhu, C 7 T Auto - Mr Charlie and Richard Chan, Hi-Tec Oil, MCG Transport, Ultimate Dent Repair - Sabum Raymond Sue, Isaas Tsui, Sabum Alan Luong, Sabum Jackson Chan, Sabum Jacek Leszczynski, Boosabum Amanda Lokanadan and Boosabum Mark Balfour.
Excellent Competitor of The Year
Adamrinjarni, Mayah Yeung, Aaliyah Eurlings, Dylan Eurlings, Ethan Tang, Sabum mayumi Tam, Tsvetomir Dinchev and Russell Kang
Best Grading Result
Alice Deng and Jessica Dang
Most Dedicated Award
Ronson Chan, Rayden Chan, Rianne Chan, Jacko Deng, Tanya Liu, Nathanael Chan, Adamrinjarni, Kush Parikh and Shabri Aulia, Winston Phan Vanessa Ly, Brandon Kidner, Samantha Tam, Charlie Lay, Gabrielle Wongso, Jason Atmadja and Eva Neil
Most Improve Student
Shreya Singh, Ali Sobh, Dylan Jovcevski, Amelia Cao, River Hooper, Sophie Yang, Alanna Abouhana, Ashly Chau, Isaac Neville, Alessia D'Alessandro, Jessica Hyman, Nathan Wongso, Alex Cusack, Dr Michael Zhu, Marcus Karavski, Kerry Draganoudis, Ithiel Kwang, and Rory Neil
Best Attendance Award
TJ Tran, Ashley Chan, Natalie Tran, Bianca Tran, Ryan Lee, Amelia Cao, Bianka Lee, Petros Calokerinos, Aaron Chu, Bianca Bozinovski, Annie Chan, Shreya Singh, Justin Mio, Elizabeth Le, Christopher Le, Isaac Lin, Misakin Uno, Tsubasa Uno, Nick Qu, nathanael Chan, Tanya Liu, Chloe liu, Alice Deng, Sabrina D'Alessandro, Adamrinjarni, Lucinda Zheng, Ethan Ang, Anaya Ganesh, Winston Phan, Dr Michael Zhu, Charlie Lay, Gabrielle Wongso and Paul Cusack
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