16th-18th May 2014 Australian Championships – Sunshine Coast

On Friday 16th May 2014, Sabumnim Michael Nguyen and Sabumnim Tony Nguyen along with Leon Sejranovic travelled to the Sunshine Coast to compete at the Australian Championships hosted by ITF Australia.

Over 100 Competitors from all around Australia and New Zealand gathered to compete at this auspicious tournament which will act at the initial stages of the selections for the Australian Team to represent Australia at the ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships, May 2015 in Italy.

Both Sabumnim Tony Nguyen and Michael Nguyen assisted with a combination of judging, jury president duties and competed.

This year it was decided that patterns and sparring would be round robin which worked very well and gave all competitors more experience.

Thank you to Mr Gerard Kelly for hosting the event. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.

Well done to all teams from all around the country. It is great to see unity in Taekwon-Do in Australia and neighbouring countries. There is a lot of young talent in Australia. It is great that we all are working together and nurture this talent.

Special thank you to Mrs Kim Le who attended the who day to provide the team with food, water and snacks. Also for video and take photos.

Results from the competition:


Michael Nguyen

2nd – Senior round robin 4th-6th Dan patterns

2nd – Senior round robin heavyweight sparring

1st – Senior male prearranged sparring

Tony Nguyen

1st – Senior round robin 4th-6th Dan patterns

2nd – Senior round robin middleweight Sparring

1st – Senior male prearranged sparring

Leon Sejranovic

1st – Junior male 1st-2nd Dan pattern

1st – Junior male lightweight sparring

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