We're going to be running our holiday program again from 9th Jan!
It's getting more and more popular so make sure you book in early!
Bonus Teens/adults and Gentle Taekwondo Class
I don't know about you but I've eaten a lot of cake over the last couple of weeks (those of you who follow us on Instagram would know...)
So I'll be taking a couple of bonus classes starting Tuesday 3rd Jan.
Tuesday 12noon -1.30pm Teens/Adults + Gentle Class
Thursday 3pm - 5pm Teens/Adults sparring class
Normal timetable will start 9th Jan.
Have a great New Year, see everyone soon!
For the team (10 players. 9 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
Emma 🥇🥇 poomsae and sparring
Yena 🥈 poomsae 🥇 sparring
Isaac 🥇 poomsae 🥉 sparring
Hannah 🥇 poomsae (❤️ @weiwutaekwondo )
Henry 🥉 sparring
Harry 🥇 poomsae
Peixi 🥉 poomsae
Jasmine 🥈 sparring
David 🥇 poomsae
ZiChuan 🥇🥇 gold 🥈 silver poomsae
Plus Arifin as referee
For myself, Saturday was a grueling 15 hours referring but it was an absolutely unexpected privilege to be chosen to referee on Fight Night. My first Nationals as a referee and it was an honour to be with such an amazingly professional and supportive group.
Sunday allowed me to do some coaching and competing (before going back and helping referee the last 5 matches). Individuals was tough vs Master Choi (Australia's 2022 World Championship representative).
In pairs and teams I really want to say a huge thankyou to my Teams team mates @dale_bryce from @eclipse_taekwondo, Master Woo from @jinmookma and my pairs team mate @chllo2 from @musataekwondo . All three of them push me to lift my game and I really appreciate it. So pleased with our 6.99 pyongwon in Teams and our #1 placing in pairs. It was really encouraging to see accuracy scores boarding around 3.
Huge thanks to @vanphu_tricking for his leadership and coaching of the team and to @yutong.li0530 for holding the fort at Zido Hub in Chatswood
The first of a few updates as we get towards the end of the year.
The 2023 timetable isn't built into the system yet but it's available here
Our pricing page has been updated with the fees for 2023. These will come into effect from 9th Jan.
Are you using the Chung Do TKD app?
Chungdo TKD Picnic Day and Christmas shutdown
Congratulations to everyone who attended grading over the last few days
We will be presenting belts/tips during your next class :)
Due to the public holiday 22 September we will have no classes that day.
Gentle TKD will move from Thursday to Friday for this week.
Classes continue as normal during the school holidays
If you need your account suspended during the break please let me know, otherwise classes are still on so come along.
Two competitions coming up
16 October - KTAA Competition (Hurstville)
Calling all adults who want to compete, this will be a fun opportunity to get your first comp under your belt or to just have more competition experience
Kids can of course enter as well
3 & 4 December Australian Taekwondo Nationals (Bendigo)
If you came 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the August State Competition then you qualify
Let us know if you're interested in going, we will be organising the team in the next week or two
Grading invitations sent | No Chatswood classes 17 & 18 Sept | Changes to bookings | Holiday program tickets
A quick update that grading invitations have been sent out, if you're expecting one and haven't received one yet please let us know.
No classes at Chatswood Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September
Due to grading at Chatswood there will be no classes at the Zido Hub Dojang on Saturday and Sunday.
Mosman, Manly, Beacon Hill and Lindfield classes will remain as scheduled.
Changes to class bookings
Important changes are coming for class bookings
1. Cancellation time is now 3 hours before class (not 1 hour)
2. $2 late cancellation fee may now apply if you don't cancel at least 3 hours before class
We are seeing more classes marked full on the timetable but we've noticed there are people on the list who don't attend.
The $2 late cancellation fee has been introduced because there are sometimes people on waitlist who are missing out on classes because other students have booked but either cancel too late or don't show up.
There are also people who don't book in and still turn up - to avoid over crowding please make sure you book into class.
We have increased class capacity to 24 students across all classes except Fundamentals (30min 4-6 yo class)
3. Chung Do Taekwondo app is coming
Currently you can manage bookings via the member's portal
We will shortly be moving to an app
This will make it easier for you to manage your bookings and great news for families - you will be able to manage all the family in one app without needing separate logins.
We will update once the app is ready
Tickets for the September holiday program are now available.
Please check out our events page
Chatswood Street Fair 3 September
Street Fair is on at Chatswood today.
Even though the weather forecast is cold and rainy, Chatswood might be busier than normal and streets are closed.
So traffic and parking might not be great.
If coming to Chatswood class please factor this into your travel time
We're promoting our Gentle Taekwondo classes (Monday and Thursday 12noon) as part of Chatswood's annual Emerge Festival!
Did you know we have students in their 60s?!
If you know an adult of any age who'd like to try a gentler on the knees version of Taekwondo check out this link:
PS for those who are younger adults, the class is "gentle" in relative terms
A quick update that September grading will be 17-19 September
We will start grading qualification assessments this week with the view to send invitations out by the end of the week.
If you graded last time (July) it's too early to grade again. Unless we have not retested you yet.
Also the printing shop that I use to print the certificates closed so I haven't printed the July grading certificates yet...
Haven't had the chance to set up the holiday program in the ticketing system yet but here's the schedule
Waiting on Strike Chatswood to confirm if we can do the bowling session on the 31 October.
A few quick tips to help with registration for the August NSW State Championships.
Entries close 5pm Saturday.
If you haven't competed in a State Competition or Australian Taekwondo event this year you will need to register with Australian Taekwondo. Please use the QR Code below to do this or click here
Once this is done you can enter the competition at rapidsignup.net/
The registration site uses a different belt system to ours so the conversion is here:
Yellow - Yellow 1
Green tip - Yellow 2
Green Belt - Yellow 3
Blue Tip - Blue 1
Blue Belt - Blue 2
Red Tip - Blue 3
Red Belt - Red 2
Black Tip - Red 3
Welcome to term 3 (not that we stopped...)
A quick note to say grading invites have been sent 159 all up!
If you didn't receive an invite couple of things to do:
1) If you're grading at Mosman, Manly, Beacon Hill just chat with Steve. I know some people already did the grading before the school holidays.
2) For Chatswood and NSG students search emails subject line = "Grading Invitiation"
3) If it's not in your inbox I might have forgotten to include you, let me know
4) There are no classes at Chatswood Saturday and Sunday due to Grading
5) Black belt grading will move to 10am 31 July
August state comp entries are open:
This comp is qualifiers for Nationals (Colour belts - 1st and 2nd qualify, black belts just need to enter to qualify)
There's another smaller comp in October but I haven't got details yet
Holidays are here soon!
We will have normal classes PLUS the holiday program running over the next 2 weeks
Grading 23 July - 26 July
Grading qualification is happening during this week. Students will be told verbally if they are on track for grading plus invitations to register for grading will be emailed next week.
To make sure everyone knows the time/attendance requirements, please see below.
Plus you have the skill requirements which can be found here
You can check class attendance history using the member's site and clicking "MA Styles"
August 7: NSW State Championships and National qualifiers (Homebush)
Top 2 (not any medallist this time) in blue/red belt divisions will qualify for Nationals
Black belts just need to enter either August 7 OR Australian Team Qualifications (August 13/14)
August 13/14: Australian Team qualifications for Oceania comp (Gold Coast)
October: Oceania competition (Tahiti) - black belts only
December: Australian TKD National Championships ("rural Victoria" somewhere)
Changed from October to December and moved from Perth to Rural Victoria (maybe Bendigo or Ballarat or something like that)