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Archive News 2014

Fight Fit Classes - January 2015

Posted on Wed-31-Dec-2014 14:35

A great start to your New Year’s resolution of getting more healthier, and having fun.

This is a fantastic class to improve your fitness and Taekwondo techniques (and also your sparring skills.)

Instructor: Daniel Menzies

Eligibility: Open to all Senior Students, and students from the current Fight Fit class only.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm-8:30pm.
Saturdays from 8am-10:30am.

Where: MTC Ringwood. Building 5,10 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood Vic 3134

Cost: $5 per class, per student.

See you there!

Poomsae Camp - 10th/11th January, 2015

Posted on Tues-23-Dec-2014 14:10

Open to all Black Belt Taekwondo students, regardless of age.  This camp is designed to help prepare the Team going to the US Open in Orlando the following week, but ALL Australian athletes are welcome to attend.

VENUE MTC Ringwood Branch, 10 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood.

TIMES Saturday/Sunday 9AM – 5PM

COACH Greg Butterworth

National Team Coach to World Championships in Mexico, November 2014. “Australia’s most successful Poomsae team ever”. Greg is also qualified by the WTF as both an International Coach and an International Judge.

COST $100 (Both days) $60 (One day)

ENQUIRIES Greg Butterworth (03) 9850 2121

End of Year Awards 2014

Posted on Tues-23-Dec-2014 13:30

Congratulations and thank you to everyone for their support and help over the year. Looking forward to 2015!

Happy Holidays for 2014 and 2015

Posted on Sun-23-Nov-2014 15:10

Hi everyone!  The last class for the MTC Taekwondo will be Saturday 13th December 2014.

We will be returning on Monday 2nd February 2015.  See you then !!

Grading scheduled for early December

Posted on Sun-16-Nov-2014 16:00

Hi everyone! The Taekwondo gradings have been scheduled for December:

Taekwondo Grading - Wednesday, 10th December
  • Musketeers (All belts) - Start @ 4:15pm (finish approx 5:30-5:45pm)
  • Juniors (White & Yellow belts all stripes, Blue belt no stripes) - Start @ 5:45pm (finish approx 6:30-6:45pm)
  • Juniors (Blue & Red belts all stripes) - Start @ 6:45pm (finish approx 7:30-7:45pm)
  • Juniors (Cho Dan Bo & All Black Belts, all Pums) - Start @ 7:45pm (finish approx 8:15-8:30pm)
  • Seniors (All belts) - Start @ 8:30pm (finish approx 9:30pm)

Please make sure you've paid your grading fee, know your Korean terminology, and practice hard.  Please talk with the head instructors or black belts with any questions you may have.  Blue belts and above, bring your protective sparring gear.
Good luck everyone !

Boxing and MMA Gradings
Please note the Boxing and MMA gradings scheduled for December have been cancelled.  They'll be rescheduled to run early in term 1 in 2015.  Please contact David or Veronica for further information.

Congratulations to new black belts

Posted on Sat-08-Nov-2014 16:00

Congratulations to Dearne, Cameron, Remmy and Paul for passing their black belt grading today. Dearne and Cameron achieved their 2nd Dan while Remmy and Paul got their 1st dan.  Well done guys! Amazing effort.

And a big super huge thank you to Jamie Marsh for both training and judging the grading, and thank you to David Cronin for the extra training and support.

No training on Monday, 3rd of November

Posted on Wed-29-Oct-2014 13:39

Please note that due to the long weekend, there will not be any training on the Monday, 3rd of November.  Please feel free to come along to the Saturday or Wednesday class.  Enjoy the break !

Holy Spirit Fete Taekwondo Demonstration

Posted on Thu-09-Oct-2014 05:35

MTC Ringwood is putting on a fun show for kids at the Holy Spirit Fete this
coming Saturday, starting at 2:15 pm.

There will be giveaways and prizes!

See the website for details of the fete:

Any Club Team Leaders or Instructors who would like to help out please let us know!

See at the photos here.

Classes start on the 6th October

Posted on Fri-03-Oct-2014 10:10

We are back for term 4 on the "6th of October."

This term we will be incorporating two new classes into the schedule:

Fight Fit - Mon/Wed (first half hour of Fight class).
This is for students who want the extra workout and fitness without gearing up for sparring practice. Yellow belts and up can join this class.

Kick-boxing - Mondays only (combined with Boxing class).
Great for fitness, strength and self defence. Open to all students 15 years and older.

See you there everyone!

Poomsae Training - Sept / Oct Holidays - 2014

Posted on Sun-21-Sep-2014 08:09

For all those who wish to improve on their Poomsae training over the school holidays - Master Greg Butterworth and Amy Song will be running Poomsae training sessions. Anyone at any belt level can come along. See you there!

Ringwood branch, MTC. 10 Maroondah Hwy (enter between gates 8 & 10)

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 23, 25, 27, 30 Sep & 2, 4 Oct

Weeknights 7PM-9PM, Saturday 2PM-4PM (arrive 10 mins early)

Greg Butterworth / Amy Song

$60 (6 sessions) $40 (4 sessions) or $15 per session

Ring Greg on 9850 2121

This training is available to any member, regardless of rank or age.

This training is for anyone trying to improve their Poomsae for competition or grading. Mr Butterworth will be coaching the Australian team to Mexico in late October / November, and several of the Australian team will be attending.

School holiday shutdown

Posted on Sun-21-Sep-2014 08:09

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder - the MTC Ringwood branch are closed for the school holidays.

We will be back in term 4 on the "6th of October."

Next term we will be incorporating two new classes into the schedule:

Fight Fit - Mon/Wed (first half hour of Fight class).
This is for students who want the extra workout and fitness without gearing up for sparring practice. Yellow belts and up can join this class.

Kick-boxing - Mondays only (combined with Boxing class).
Great for fitness, strength and self defence. Open to all students 15 years and older.

Happy holidays!

Movie Night tonight !

Posted on Fri-19-Sep-2014 09:09

Hi everyone, don't forget the Movie Night tonight at the club.

We'll have martial arts demos, games, prizes and heaps of fun. We'll also have food and drink for the kids, competitions and of course, a movie. Title to be announced when everyone is there.

See you all there! 6:30pm start. Finish at 10:30pm.

See the photos here.

Fantastic Grading Everyone!

Posted on Thu-11-Sep-2014 05:09

Thank you to the students who did their grading last night. A very impressive display of skill, attitude and presentation. Everyone did really well.

A big thank you to Jamie, David, Jessica, Daniel, Cameron and Paul who ran the grading, and also to the team leaders who helped out.

The Boxing grading is next Monday, with the MMA grading on Wednesday.

See you there!

See the photos here.

Grading - Weds 10th Sept 2014

Posted on Sun-07-Sep-2014 04:09

Hi guys, we have a grading this coming Wednesday.

* Be there 15 minutes before the start time.
* Make sure you pay your grading fee.

Musketeers (all belts)
- Starts @ 4:15pm (finish 5pm)

Juniors (white & yellow belts, blue - no stripes)
- Starts @ 5:45pm (finish 6:45pm)

Juniors (blue & red belts)
- Starts @ 6:45pm (finish 7:30pm)

Juniors (Cho Dan Bo and black belts)
- Starts @ 7:30pm (finish 8:15pm)

Seniors (all belts)
- Starts @ 8:15pm (finish 9:15pm)

Good luck everyone!

Fantastic result from the MTC Intraclub Tournament

Posted on Sun-31-Aug-2014 03:08

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the MTC Interclub Tournament today. We had a great result.

For the sparring events: Jessica won gold and Emily won silver.

For the Poomsae events: Ava and Tex won silver; Emily, Dearne and Paul won gold.

Fantastic work everyone! Well done!

And a big thank you to Bianca Jones and everyone involved for organising the event.

See the photos here.

MTC Interclub tournament today

Posted on Sun-31-Aug-2014 03:08

Good luck at the MTC Interclub tournament today everyone.

We have Jessica and Emily sparring in the morning, and Ava, Tex, Dearne and Paul competing in the Poomsae competition in the afternoon.

Reminder: Registration for sparring is 8am (black belts), 9:30am (coloured belts.) Poomsae registration is 1pm for all belts. Please make sure you're there early. Both Jamie and David will be there to help, advise, and support.

Have a great time everyone!

MTC Poomsae Intraclub Tournament

Posted on Mon-04-Aug-2014 05:08

Hi everyone!

On Sunday the 31st August, the Melbourne Taekwondo Centre is having their Poomsae Intraclub tournament @ the Aqualink in Box Hill.

Poomsae events will include individual, pairs and teams. Competitors are welcome to enter in any or all of the events. Trophies/medals are awarded to top four places in all divisions.

If you think your Poomsae is good enough to show off, we encourage you to attend and show everyone your awesome skills!

Please contact David or Jamie for further information/sign up sheet. Get in quick! Registrations need to be in before the 17th August.

Congratulations to all the students who passed their gradings

Posted on Wed-16-Jul-2014 04:07

Everyone did well for their Taekwondo, MMA and Boxing classes.

It was great to see all new yellow belts, blue belts, black belts, extra stripes, etc.

Well done everyone!

Poomae Training - July Holidays 2014

Posted on Sat-28-Jun-2014 05:06

On Tuesday & Thursday (1, 3, 8 & 10th July) from 7pm-9pm; Greg Butterworth and Amy Song will be providing Poomsae training (forms and patterns.) The venue will be the Ringwood Branch, MTC (10 Maroondah Hwy.)

The cost is $40 for four sessions (or $15 per session.) The training is open to any club member, regardless of rank or age. For anyone wishing to improve their Poomsae, especially for those competing at the Victorian Championships on 26/27th July.

Mr Butterworth will be returning from the WTF Poomsae Judges Seminar in Taiwan on June 30, so he will have the latest updates available for your information.

For further information, please call Greg on 9850 2121.

Term 2 finishes 27th June

Posted on Mon-23-Jun-2014 06:06

School holidays are upon us again. Term 2 training finishes on the 27th June. Classes for term 3 will resume on the 14th July 2014. See you then!

Wednesday 25th June Grading & Training

Posted on Mon-23-Jun-2014 06:06

Hi everyone, please note the following for this coming Wednesday 25th June:

- Musketeer’s Grading at 4pm
- Normal classes for Juniors at 5pm
- Fight class at 5:45pm
- Seniors class at 6:30pm
- MMA Grading at 7:30pm

Training is back on for Term 2!!

Posted on Sat-26-Apr-2014 10:04

We've had a great start to Term 2!

Welcome back everyone!

Term Break - Enjoy the School Holidays!

Posted on Wed-02-Apr-2014 05:04

We have taken a break for the school holidays. Training resumes on Wednesday 23rd April... see you then!!!

Bring a Friend Week

Posted on Thu-20-Mar-2014 11:03

Bring a friend week is back!

Week beginning Saturday 29th of March is bring a friend week.

Your friend will receive a free Taekwondo lesson and we will be giving out prizes for your friends, just for bringing them along!

Grading next week!!!

Posted on Thu-20-Mar-2014 11:03

Next week is our Term 1 grading, which will be on Wednesday the 26th March. See your instructor or enquire at reception for the exact start time for your belt level/age group.

Good luck everyone!!!

2014 Training

Posted on Wed-08-Jan-2014 05:01

Happy New Year!

Training at MTC Ringwood starts on Monday 10th February.

We hope you are enjoying the holiday period.

2014 looks good!