20 May 2013

Tasmanian Open Taekwon-Do Championships

Taekwon-do champions

RMIT ITF Taekwon-Do club takes home seven medals.

On 20 April four members of the RMIT ITF Taekwon-Do club braved the cold Tasmanian weather and competed in the Tasmanian Open Taekwon-Do Championships, hauling in a total of seven medals.

Norm Turner received two individual medals; bronze for both sparring and second degree Black belt patterns. Mr Turner has previously represented Australia at the 2011 World Championships and has been a member of the RMIT ITF Taekwon-Do club for many years.

Mohammad Hossain Ahmadi, a Master of Creative Media student and first degree black belt, competed well in the individual divisions but just missed out on medal. He was successful in his bout for team sparring. Mr Ahmadi has previous competed in Afghanistan but is hopeful to represent Australia in the future.

It was only the second competition for Vlado Avramovski, who is a recent graduate of RMIT University. Vlado was the only colour belt in the otherwise all-black-belt team but showed that he has what it takes to be a black belt in the near future! All three male competitors from RMIT were part of the male sparring team that won silver, competing against a local Tasmanian team.

The club’s assistant instructor, Cassandra White, received silver for individual sparring and was a member of the female sparring team that won the gold. Ms White is a third degree black belt and acted as a centre referee for much of the competition.

The competition organisers were impressed at the standard of RMIT Taekwon-Do, continuing the club’s reputation for displaying great indomitable spirit.

Get involved in Taekwon-Do by visiting RMIT ITF Taekwon-Do.

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