19th-20th November 2016 – ITF Australia National Championships – Sydney

On the 18th of November Sabumnim Michael Nguyen and Boosabumnim Larita Bouphasavanh accompanied junior athlete Leon Sejranovic to the 2016 National Championships held in Sydney. Leon has been training hard in hope to secure his place in the Junior National Team heading to Ireland in 2017. This event would determine whether he would be selected. There were 209 competitors from Australia, UK, Philippines, New Zealand & Georgia.

Leon performed his best beating Sydney rival as well as many other New Zealand competitors by kicking 2.5m in flying front kick winning Gold.

Leon competed well in Patterns only to be edged out in the semifinals finishing with a Bronze.

He was unlucky against a well-rounded kick boxer losing on warnings in the preliminaries. Both competitors showing a lot of skills and class in their fight.

The competition was spread over two days and was very well run. Thank you to Il Shim Taekwon-Do for hosting the Championships. It was wonderful to see everyone working together in unity.

Results from the competition

Leon Sejranovic

3rd place – black belt patterns

1st place – junior black belt special techniques



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