Archive for March, 2014

Referee Seminar (Cambridge) – April 13, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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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