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June 25/26: OTA Provincial Black Belt Event

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Dear Ontario Taekwondo Community,

The 2016-2017 OTA PROVINCIAL BLACK BELT EVENT on June 25 & 26 will be held at Ajax High School in Ajax, ON.

OTA Member Black Belts in Poomsae (U10-66+), and Kyorugi (Cadet, Junior & Senior)are invited to participate and included as a process to 2017 Ontario Black Belt Team Selection.
Please find the Tournament Registration Packet & 2016-2017 Point Ranking System.

2016-2017 OTA Game Package
Registration List as of 2016-06-22
Cadet & Junior Sparring Brackets-Saturday, 2016-06-25 *Match Numbers to follow
*Error on Jr Male -59 & -63. Brackets have been redrawn. Click here for revised version.
Senior Sparring Brackets-Sunday, 2016-06-26 *Match Numbers to follow

(*Sparring Brackets w/ Match Numbers exclude uncontested divisions. Uncontested athletes will not be required to report after successful weigh in.)

UPDATED-06-23-Cadet & Junior Sparring Brackets -Match Numbers for Saturday, June 25

UPDATED-06-23-Senior Sparring Brackets-Match Numbers for Sunday, June 26

Poomsae Draw & Schedule-Sunday, June 26

*Current OTA Membership is required for all participating clubs, athletes and coaches.
*Periodically refer back to this post for notices on Athlete Registration Lists, Changes in Schedule, Brackets, Results and General Updates.*
*Any errors & omissions please report to

(Payment options only by mail or drop off , at this time)
Ontario Taekwondo Association
4560 Hwy 7 East, Suite 500
Markham, Ontario L3R 1M5

Thank You,

Master Rommel Cabanatan, ChPC
Tournament Committee-Chair



Wednesday, April 13th, 2016


The 2016 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships is fast approaching & will be held on May 12-15, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta.

The OTA is pleased to sponsor a 2016 Team Jacket & Ontario Dobok, for eligible athletes!

Order deadline is Friday, April 15, 2016, for distribution at the OTA & Ontario Team Training Camp this month.

*Eligibility for Sponsored Team Ontario Outfit:

  1. Recognized here as 2016 Team Ontario Member AND MUST BE:
  2. Successfully Registered representing ONTARIO for the 2016 Canadian National Championships (Elite Black Belt Divisions)-*Proof will be Required and checked with Taekwondo Canada.

Please Email: OTA Secretary General: with the following ASAP:

  1. Athlete Name and Proof of 2016 Canadian National Championships Registration.
  2. Team Jacket size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
  3. Kyorugi Dobok Order: size range 130cm, 140cm, 150cm..until 210 cm  OR
  4. Poomsae Y Neck Dobok Order: *specifics below required*
  • Male Poom size range 130cm-180cm
  • Female Poom size range 130cm-180cm
  • Male Dan size range 150cm-200cm
  • Female Dan size range 150cm-200cm
  • High Dan size range 170cm-200cm

Names, Outfit Sizes and Proof of Event Registration must be received before Friday, April 15, 2016 to

*Orders for purchase will only be considered AFTER  April 15, 2016. *Pricing and Availability TBA.

Good Luck to ALL!!!

Notice: OTA Delegation at G Ranked Events

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Acknowledging the OTA Delegation supporting Ontario participants at Globally sanctioned  Events.

CANADA OPEN, G-1-in Montreal, February 12-14. 2016

Head of Team: Master In Kyung Kim
Team Manager: Master Matthew Ross
Head Coach: Master George Koh
Kyorugi Coach: Master Sung Min Son
Kyorugi Coach: Master Jerome Cabanatan
Poomsae Coach: Master Jung Jin Park
 US OPEN, G-2 -in Reno, Nevada on Feb 4-7. 2016

Team Manager:  Master John Huh
Head Coach:  Master George Koh
Kyorugi Coach:  Master Sung Min Son
Poomsae Coach:  Master Tim Johl

Congratulations and Thanks to all Ontario Athletes, Coaches and Officials!


Master R. Cabanatan, ChPC

Operational Director 
Ontario Taekwondo Association

2016 OTA Black Belt Challenge

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Dear OTA Community,

The 2016 OTA BLACK BELT CHALLENGE on January 23 & 24, 2016  will be held at Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School in  Milton.

This event is open to OTA Member Black Belts in Poomsae (U10-66+), and  Kyorugi (Cadet, Junior & Senior only)

Please note:

  • Cadet Kyorugi weight classes will be merged.
  • Facemasks mandatory for Cadets-(born in 2004 or earlier)
  • Senior & Junior Kyorugi:Olympic Weight Classes will be used for this event.
  • Appropriate Y-neck Doboks Mandatory for All Poomsae Competitors
  • Poomsae Categories: ALL Finals will adopt a Head to Head format.
  • Kyorugi Divisions: Double Elimination Format. 
  • 2016 OTA Black Belt Challenge Registration Package (*Updated January 10, 2016)

OTA BB Challenge Coach Jan 20
OTA BB Challenge Kyorugi Jan 20
OTA BB Challenge Poomsae Jan 20



Senior Kyorugi
Junior & Cadet

Thank You,

Master Rommel Cabanatan, ChPC
Operational Director
Ontario Taekwondo Association

Membership Expiry Date Extension

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Dear OTA Community,


Please note the expiry date of ALL CURRENT Individual Colour Belt, Individual Black Belt, and Club for OTA members has been extended to a new expiry of September 5, 2015, without any additional charge to the members.  Renewal instructions and fee structures to follow.

Thank You for your patience.


Monday, June 15th, 2015


(“NOTICE OF ELECTION” – Released June 15, 2015)

Notice is hereby given that an election for a full slate of the Board of Directors  is called for Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the:

Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport (Terminal 3) at 11:30AM

Terminal 3, Toronto AMF, Toronto, ON L5P 1C4

The official Election Notice and Nomination Form below.

Please read the documents thoroughly and respond promptly to the deadlines stated and provide requirements in regards to the Nomination Form.

Election Notice

Nomination Form

List of Candidates - *announced  July 12, 2015

Thank You.

2015 Senior World Taekwondo Championships Canadian Selection

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Announcing our O.T.A. Delegation for 2015 Senior World Taekwondo Championships Canadian Selection(Vacant Spots)- York University, March 29, 2015.

Head of Team-Grandmaster Tae Hwan Son
Team Manager-Master In Kyung Kim
Coaching Staff:

  • Master George Koh, Head Coach
  • Master Jerome Cabanatan
  • Master Sung Min Son

Good Luck to all Ontario athletes representing at this Event.

Congratulations to the five (5) Ontario Athletes who secured their spots:
M54-Tyler Muscat
M63-Siddartha Bhat
F46-Yvette Yong
F62-Ashley Kraayeveld
F67-Melissa Pagnotta

*REVISED LIST* January 29th -Quest For Gold-Draft List

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Ontario Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce a draft list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2014-2015 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 REVISED Q4G Draft Athletes & Appeals template QFG 2014-15

*revision is a result of an athlete moving up to federal funding.


Master In Kyung Kim, O.T.A. 2nd Vice President
Quest For Gold Selection Committee, Chair
Technical Committee, Chair

*UPDATE* Sparring & Poomsae Training Camps – January 10 & 11, 2015

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014


SESSIONS #5 & #9-Sparring Matches will now feature both DAEDO AND  KP&P Protector & Scoring Systems! Athletes please bring both DAEDO & KP&P e-socks if you have them.

Announcing performance & development Training Camps:
Date: January 10 & 11, 2015
Location: Sport TKD, 754 Bathurst Street, Unit B. Toronto, ON M5S 2R6
Fee: $15 per session, or $30 for 2 or more sessions payable at the door.

Participants are encouraged to attend both days and several sessions and pre-register. *All participants must be current OTA members.

Day 1: Saturday, January 10, 2015

1. 09:00-11:00-Black Belts: Youth/Cadet
2. 11:00-13:30-Black Belts: Junior/Senior
3. 13:30-15:00-Colour Belts: All Ages
4. 15:00-17:30-Red & Black Belts: All Ages Poomsae *NEW*Scoring & analysis by International Referees
5. 17:30-21:30-Black Belts:Sparring Matches by age & weight(Daedo and/or KP&P-*e-socks required)

Day 2: Sunday January 11, 2015

6. 08:00-10:00-Black Belts: Youth/Cadet
7. 10:00-12:30-Black Belts: Junior/Senior
8. 12:30-14:00-Color belts: All Ages
9. 14:00-17:30-Colour Belts & Black Belts: Sparring Matches by age & weight (Daedo and/or KP&P-*e-socks required)
10. 17:30-20:30-Red & Black Belts: All Ages Poomsae *NEW*Training plan according to Day 1 results.

Featured Coaching Staff:

SATURDAY, January 10
Master In Kyung Kim, Canadian National Team Coach
Master Ri Seong Kang, Canadian National Team Coach
Master Jerome Cabanatan, Canadian National Team Coach
Master Bhajan Mann, Poomsae & Kyorugi Referee Chairman
Master Karen Armour, Poomsae & Kyorugi International Referee
Mr. Wendell Daniel, OTA Camp Trainer
Mr. Ricky Ylagan, OTA Camp Trainer

SUNDAY, January 11
Mr. Ivan Petrovic, Ontario Team Coach
Master Jason Mouna, Ontario Team Coach
Mr. Sung Min Son, Canadian National Team Coach
Mr. Jason Phinney, OTA Camp Trainer
Master Fabio Takahashi, Jamaica National Team Coach
Mr. Jeffery Williams Sr., USA National Team Coach

Please Email: by January 9th, 2015 with the following:

Weight (kg):

*Current OTA Referees welcome to attend session#s 4,5,9 & 10 for practical development*

Thank You,

Master George Koh,  Head Coach

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The following documents are the Ontario Taekwondo Association’s 2014 Annual General Meeting Notice to be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the:

801 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario

Please read the documents thoroughly and respond promptly to the stated deadlines. (*Forms & Proxy Deadlines Updated on Sept. 4, 2014)

Notice of AGM 2014
Appointment of Proxy (due on or before Wednesday, September 24th)
Certificate of Residency