OTA Membership Renewals: 2014-2015 Season

April 11th, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

The OTA has been diligently finalizing the renewal process for the coming season. You and your club will have insurance coverage as long as you have paid your current fees and submitted your renewal or application form. There is a proposal for an increase in fees to account for Taekwondo Canada membership.

In the meantime, please continue to submit your fees and applications to the OTA office with the current fee amount for clubs of $250 and the new amount of $30 for individual members until further notice. When the new fee schedule is finalized, there will be adjustments to your account.

Referee Seminar (Cambridge) – April 13, 2014

March 31st, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

The OTA’s Referee Committee will be hosting a Referee Seminar on

April 13, 2014 (9am – 5pm)

Cambridge Taekwondo Academy
131 Sheldon Drive, Unit #5, Cambridge, ON

 

Certification opportunities will be available for Poomsae & Kyorugi Competitions, Referee Class Upgrade (for eligible candidates) and Coaches Training (NCCP requirement)

It is a 2 day seminar; Day 1 – Theory & Day 2 – Practical Evaluation at an upcoming tournament. All applicants must be at least 13 years old, at least 2nd gup and a good standing member of the OTA.

Prior to the seminar all participants are required to carefully study the WTF Sparring Competition Rules and Interpretation. Proper dobuk and taekwondo shoes is mandatory; sparring equipment is optional.

Please submit Referee Seminar Registration forms and payment upon arrival.

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Referee Seminar (Ottawa) – March 22, 2014

March 5th, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

The OTA’s Referee Committee will be hosting a Referee Seminar on

March 22, 2014 (10am – 5pm)

Phoenix Taekwondo Academy
800 Industrial Ave, Ottawa, ON

 

Certification opportunities will be available for Poomsae & Kyorugi Competitions, Referee Class Upgrade (for eligible candidates) and Coaches Training (NCCP requirement)

It is a 2 day seminar; Day 1 – Theory & Day 2 – Practical Evaluation at an upcoming tournament. All applicants must be at least 13 years old, at least 2nd gup and a good standing member of the OTA.

Prior to the seminar all participants are required to carefully study the WTF Sparring Competition Rules and Interpretation. Proper dobuk and taekwondo shoes is mandatory; sparring equipment is optional.

Please submit Referee Seminar Registration forms and payment upon arrival.

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OTA Head of Team – Update

March 3rd, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

Congratulations to Team Ontario!

As a proud member of Team Ontario’s official delegation to the 2014 Canada Open in Montreal, Quebec….

Ontario had a strong presence at these games with the best overall medal result, in Official WTF Divisons from any Canadian province.

Credit goes to our Ontario coaches for all their hard work in preparing the athletes in their own programs as well as participating in the provided training camps, and final completion phases of their qualifications!

Thanks to the fantastic International Referees from Ontario setting the standards for their team of officials. On another note some OTA Provincial Referees volunteered their time for their own development at the Canadian Open. They will bring back the valuable experience to our Ontario TKD Community. I would like to acknowledge volunteers from the OTA Community of parents, who were assigned several volunteer tasks and provided manpower in this G-1 event. Operations consisted of key personnel from our own OTA event coordinators-collaborated with the TKDCanada’s staff, supporting an event of this caliber.

The OTA is on the frontline in every aspect. It is evident that our Province contributes its share, towards Taekwondo excellence in this country.

The same success seemed evident from a recent observation at the US Open G2 event, where more medal results were achieved by Ontarians than any other Canadian province.

This year promises to be a very busy, season. We are off to a great start at both National and International events hosted by our National organization. We shall continue our growth.


Grandmaster Young Su Choung
Ontario Taekwondo Association
Head of Team, 2014 Canada Open

OTA Head Coach – Update

March 3rd, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

Starting last summer members of the Ontario Taekwondo Association had a series of meeting I was part of with the following goals in mind. I told them that over the next couple of years the focus of the OTA needs to quickly improve the results of the athletes in the Ontario Taekwondo Association at a national level and place as many people on the national senior, junior, cadet and poomse national teams. As a long term goal, we need to make Ontario athletes international world leaders. To do this we need to develop a system that will ensure that the first 2 goals are permanent by making changes to the way we see and manage our sport while not costing athletes much money and helping coaches and trainers with the development of their programs.
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National Development Sparring Camp – Ontario

February 27th, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce that there will be a National Development Sparring Camp held at Kicks for Kids in Burlington, Ontario on March 10 & 11, 2014.

YOG and WCH Junior team members are invited at no cost.

Athletes

Greenbelt and up, Youth (10-11), Cadet, Junior, Senior

Coaches AI and DC coaches – bring CC#. Coaches are eligible for 3 PD Points.
For more info see below

Facilitator Master Shin Lim – Canadian National Head Coach

Date Monday March 10 & Tuesday March 11, 2014

Time Monday 8 – 5 & Tuesday 8 – 5

Venue Kicks for Kids
5040 Mainway Unit #3, Burlington Ontario L7L 7G5

Registration Fee $200 + GST

Dress Dobuk or track suit

Bring Pen/pencil, notebook & coaches bring NCCP CC#

To REGISTER and reserve your spot please CLICK HERE

Please be reminded that all participants must be current Taekwondo Canada members.

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Team Officials for the 2014 Canada Open

February 11th, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

Head of Team: Grandmaster Young Su Choung
Team Manager: Master In Kyung Kim
Head Coach: Master George Koh

Team Coach: Master Tino Dossantos
Team Coach: Master Jerome Cabanatan
Team Coach: Master Carla Bacco

Target Coach: Master Sung Min Son

UPDATE: Sparring & Poomsae Training Camps – February 1-2, 2014

January 22nd, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

We are yet again pleased to announce that the OTA will be hosting our Sparring & Poomsae Training Camp for Colour and Black belts on,

February 1 & 2, 2014

Chu’s Martial Arts
55 Glen Cameron
Thornhill, Ontario

There will be a cost of $15 for one day or $20 for two days to attend the camp and MUST register by January 30  by emailing the information below to otatkdinfo@gmail.com. Payment will be received at the venue from those with a confirmed registration. Space is limited therefore register early to secure your time slot. The OTA will confirm your registration. Please be reminded that all participants must be current OTA members.

Name:
Age:
Club:
Belt:
Weight (kg):
Time:

The training schedule to choose from are as follows:

Session 1: Saturday February 1, 2014

  1.  9:00 –  All Colour Belts
  2. 10:30 – Youth & Cadet Black Belts
  3. 12:30 – Junior & Senior Black Belts
  4. 3:00 – Poomsae – All Black Belts
  5. 5:30 – Daedo fights

Session 2: Sunday February 2, 2014

  1. 8:00 – Youth and Cadet Black Belts
  2. 10:00 – Junior and Senior Black Belts
  3. 12:30 – Poomsae – All Black Belts
  4. 3:00 – Daedo fights

 

2013-2014 Quest for Gold List of Ontario Card Nominations

January 13th, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

The Ontario Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce the list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2013-2014 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by The Ontario Taekwondo Association, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Announcement of QFG Athletes 2013-14

Referee Seminar (Milton) – January 25, 2014

January 3rd, 2014  / Author: Joanne (OTA Executive Assistant)

The OTA’s Referee Committee will be hosting a Referee Seminar on

January 25, 2014 (9am – 5pm)

JSC Taekwondo
719 Main Street East, Milton, ON L9T 3Z3

 

Certification opportunities will be available for Poomsae & Kyorugi Competitions, Referee Class Upgrade (for eligible candidates) and Coaches Training (NCCP requirement)

It is a 2 day seminar; Day 1 – Theory & Day 2 – Practical Evaluation at an upcoming tournament. All applicants must be at least 13 years old, at least 2nd gup and a good standing member of the OTA.

Prior to the seminar all participants are required to carefully study the WTF Sparring Competition Rules and Interpretation. Proper dobuk and taekwondo shoes is mandatory; sparring equipment is optional.

Please submit Referee Seminar Registration forms and payment upon arrival.

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