15th September 2013 Mildura United ITF Taekwon-Do Championships – Mildura

On Friday evening Sabumnim Michael Nguyen and a small team of competitors drove to the annual Mildura United ITF taekwon-do tournament run by Mr Darren Williams from Ataru International Taekwon-Do. They drove through the night to arrive early Saturday morning to be greeted and billeted by Miss Natalie Jewels family.

Saturday morning after a short rest, We were given a lovely tour of Mildura city. The team then met their local Taekwon-Do brothers and sisters of Mildura for a light training session.

Sunday morning went off to a flying start with everyone weighing in successfully. Sabumnim Michael Nguyen started the medal count taking out Gold in the Senior Dan patterns division. More medals were soon to follow. A special mention to Miss Natalie Jewell who returned from retirement to take out 2 gold, 1 bronze and Overall female Champion of the tournament.

Results from the competition:

Leon Sejranovic
1st – Junior Special Techniques

Larita Bouphasavanh
1st – Senior 4th to 1st Gup Patterns

Trent Pakarinen Stephens
2nd – Senior 4th to 1st Gup Patterns

Michael Nguyen
1st – 4th to 5th Dan Patterns
1st – Black Belt middleweight Sparring

Natalie Maree Jewell
1st – Female Black Belt Sparring
1st – Female Black Belt Power Breaking
3rd – Female Special Techniques
Overall Female Champion

It was great experience for all the students. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. It was nice to be able to compete against Taekwon-Doist from all around Australia inside Victoria. It was a very enjoyable day. Many new friendships were made. Looking forward to the next event.

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