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Archive News 2015

New Photos in Gallery - 17th December 2015

Posted on Thur-17-Dec-2015 14:40

This afternoon we posted photos from December's MTC Grading, Team Leader Day, Black Belt Awards and last night's MMA Grading. To see the photos, click the Gallery button on the menu bar or this link.


Term 4 finishes - 16th December 2015

Posted on Mon-14-Dec-2015 08:40

MTC will close on the 16th December for the school holidays.  We'll be open again on the 1st February 2016.  Have a great holiday everyone, and a Happy New Year!


Updated Class Timetable for 2016

Posted on Mon-14-Dec-2015 08:40

We've made some minor changes to the class timetable for 2016. The Fitness Plus and Grading/Competition have been replaced with two extra Boxing (Mon/Thur) and MMA (Tues/Wed) classes, and David will be running the classes on Tuesday afternoon. For Tuesday/Saturdays we're splitting the Junior class in two to provide more focused teaching. For more information and the new times, please click this link.


Cessation of Thursday's Master Class

Posted on Wed-9-Dec-2015 22:40

The Thursday Master class with Master Bill Howden has finished for the term, and will be restarting on Thursdays in 2016. Sorry for the late notice. The only class on Thursday will be the Fitness Plus class. If you have any questions please contact either David or Jamie during club business hours.


Amazing Grading Everyone!

Posted on Wed-9-Dec-2015 22:40

This evening's grading was simply fantastic! Well done to all those who graded. The grading panel were very impressed with the passion, skill and technique shown by all. Also a big thank you to the team leaders and instructors who assisted. Your grading results will be given out next week - it is also Bring-a-Friend next week so please bring someone along; they get to enjoy a Taekwondo class, and see you go up a stripe or belt. Very exciting! Well done everyone!


Congratulations Black Belts

Posted on Sat-5-Dec-2015 18:40

Today we witnessed some amazing Taekwondo from red belts, cho dan bo's, and black belts for the Black Belt grading. Master Jamie Marsh was very impressed and despite it being an exhausting session, everyone performed very well. That's part one of the black belt grading completed everyone - part two will be on Wednesday with Grand Master Jack Rozinksy. Good luck!


Team Leader Day - 12th December 2015

Posted on Sun-8-Nov-2015 18:40

On the Saturday 12th December, MTC are running a Team Leader Day to thank active team leaders and instructors for their support and assistance. Click here for further information. There will be nerf battles, cake, chips, drink and lucky dips!


Black belt/Cho Dan Bo Taekwondo Gradings - 5th/9th December 2015

Posted on Sun-8-Nov-2015 09:40

The Black belt/Cho Dan Bo Taekwondo gradings are on the Saturday 5th December AND Wednesday 9th December (YES! There are two gradings!)  Please speak with head instructors Jamie and/or David, or one of the black belts, if you have an questions about your grading.  Good luck everyone! Click here for the schedule and more information.

MTC Grading - Start @ 11:15am (finish approx. 2:00pm)
Kikkiwon Grading - Start @ 7:15pm (finish approx. 8:15pm)


Taekwondo Gradings - 9th December 2015

Posted on Sun-8-Nov-2015 09:40

The Taekwondo grading is on the Wednesday, 9th December.  Please speak with head instructors Jamie and/or David, or one of the black belts, if you have an questions about your grading.  Good luck everyone! Click here for the schedule and more information.

Musketeers (All belts) - Start @ 4:15pm (finish approx. 5:30pm)
Juniors (All belts) - Start @ 5:45pm (finish approx. 7:15pm)
Black Belts/Cho Dan Bo - Start @ 7:15pm (finish approx. 8:15pm)
Seniors (All belts) - Start @ 8:15pm (finish approx. 9:15pm)


Tyrone Crosse BJJ Seminars - 19th December 2015

Posted on Tues-27-Oct-2015 09:00

Tyrone is running a BJJ Introduction and Advanced seminar on the 19th December. Please click this link for further information.


No Classes on Melbourne Cup Week - 2nd/3rd November 2015

Posted on Wed-21-Oct-2015 19:00

The MTC Club will be closed for Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of November for Melbourne Cup weekend.


Herb Dean MMA Referee/Judges Course - 21-22nd November 2015

Posted on Thur-15-Oct-2015 8:30

Herb Dean is running a two day MMA Referee/Judges course on the 21/22nd November. Please click this link for further information.


Bill Howden's Master Class - 8th October 2015

Posted on Sat-10-Oct-2015 8:30

Master Bill Howden (6th Dan Black Belt) approaches the Thursday night's Senior class with a very different approach. A Korean traditionalist, Master Howden teaches his students how the simple basic pattern we've all come to know and love, can be used against multiple attackers. The difference between Taekwondo in the classroom, in competition and in real life situations. Also why Taekwondo is designed and practiced the way it is. This class is geared towards the Seniors, and is highly recommended by those who attended Master Howden's first class.  Come along and find out what all the fuss is about - you won't be disappointed.


Term 4 starts - 5th October 2015

Posted on Sat-12-Sept-2015 8:30

We are open again on the 5th October 2015.  We've got a slighty changed timetable (adding in Thursday classes), and we'll be handing out certificates and stripes/belts to all those who passed their gradings.


Term 3 finishes - 18th September 2015

Posted on Sat-12-Sept-2015 8:30

MTC will close on the 18th September for the school holidays.  We'll be open again on the 5th October 2015.  Have a great holiday everyone!


Bring-A-Friend Week - 14-19th September 2015

Posted on Sun-13-Sept-2015 16:30

This week is bring-a-friend week.  Bring along a friend and both you and your friend will have a shot at the lucky dip.  Make sure to let your instructor know.


Great result from the MTC InterClub - 6th September 2015

Posted on Sun-6-Sept-2015 16:30

Fantastic result from our competitors for the InterClub tournament.  Tex and Maxx both won gold in sparring, while Tyler won silver. Tyler also competed in Poomsae and won bronze.  Well done guys!  Special thanks to Daniel, Jamie and David for their support.


Tyrone Crosse BJJ Seminar - 19th September 2015

Posted on Thur-20-Aug-2015 09:30

MTC are proud to host Tyrone Crosse's BJJ seminar in September. Tyrone is a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ and has a wealth of knowledge in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Cost is $40 for MTC Members, and $60 for Non-members. For more information, click here.


MTC Movie Night - 18th September 2015

Posted on Sun-26-Jul-2015 18:30

MTC Ringwood will be running their annual Movie Night on the Friday, 18th September.  This is a chance for us to show the Mums and Dads, and Team Leaders, how much we appreciate their time and efforts for the students and the club.

We'll look after your kid(s) for four and a half hours, while you go and relax, have dinner, etc.  We'll provide the entertainment, fun, games, prizes, awards, Taekwondo action, excitment and also food and drink, plus some fruit.  We'll also put on a movie (G/PG) so kids please come in something warm (PJs, onesies, etc) with your favourite toy.

Cost is $29 per child (that's much cheaper than a baby sitter). Team leaders get in for free, and can also bring two friends for free.

Please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. We will finish at 10:30pm. If you'd like to pick up your little one(s) prior to 10:30pm, that's cool too.

Fill in a permission slip (one per child) at MTC reception, or download it from here.


Taekwondo Gradings - 9th September 2015

Posted on Thur-20-Aug-2015 09:40

The Taekwondo grading is on the Wednesday, 9th September.  Please speak with head instructors Jamie and/or David, or one of the black belts, if you have an questions about your grading.  Good luck everyone!

Musketeers (All belts) - Start @ 4:15pm (finish approx. 5:45pm)
Juniors (All belts) - Start @ 6pm (finish approx. 7:30pm)
Seniors (All belts) - Start @ 7:45pm (finish approx. 8:45pm)


MTC InterClub - 6th September 2015

Posted on Sat-8-Aug-2015 09:30

MTC are hosting their Annual InterClub competition @ Aqualink in Box Hill. Click here for more information. This is a great opportunity for all those wanting to test their martial arts skills in either Poomsae, Sparring or both, at a local club level.
Download the information pack here.


STV&TVI Victorian National Selections - 26th July/2nd August 2015

Posted on Sat-18-Jul-2015 8:30

STV&TVI are running a joint event for both Poomsae and Sparring, held at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, Brens Drive, Parkville from 9am-4pm. Place getters from these events will be eligible to go to the Nationals.

Poomsae - 26th July 2015
Entries are online www.internetentries.com, deadline by Wednesday 22nd July 2015.

Sparring - 2nd August 2015
Entries are online www.peopleinaction.net.au, deadline by Wednesday 28th July 2015.

The infopack can be downloaded here.

Please discuss with David and Jamie if you wish to enter. Because of the late notice of the events, please note the deadline for entries. All the best everyone.


Term 3 starts - 13th July 2015

Posted on Mon-13-Jul-2015 8:30

Welcome back everyone! We've made some big changes at the club over the holidays, and have also updated the class timetable. See you soon!


Term 2 finishes - 24th June 2015

Posted on Sun-21-Jun-2015 8:30

MTC will close on the 24th June for the school holidays.  We'll be open again on the 13th July 2015.  Have a great holiday everyone!


MTC Instructor Course - 20th June 2015

Posted on Sun-14-Mar-2015 12:30

Master Jamie Marsh will be running an Instructor course on Saturday. This is a great course for those who wish to become Taekwondo instructors in the club, or as a refresher course for existing instructors. Those interested in attending please click this link for further information.


Taekwondo Grading Coming Up - 17th June 2015

Posted on Thur-11-Mar-2015 12:30

The Taekwondo grading is on the Wednesday, 17th March.  Please speak with head instructors Jamie and/or David, or one of the black belts, if you have an questions about your grading.  Good luck everyone!

Musketeers (All belts) - Start @ 4:15pm (finish approx. 5:45pm)
Juniors (All belts) - Start @ 6pm (finish approx. 7:30pm)
Seniors (All belts) - Start @ 7:45pm (finish approx. 8:45pm)


Great result from the Winter Taekwondo Championships - 7th June 2015

Posted on Thur-11-Mar-2015 12:30

Competitors from the MTC - Ringwood branch did very well.  Josh won gold in sparring, Tex won silver, Tyler won silver as well as bronze in Poomsae. Well done everyone!


No Classes on Queens Birthday - 8th June 2015

Posted on Sat-30-May-2015 19:00

The MTC Club will be closed for Monday 8th June, for Queens Birthday.


More Gallery Photos Added - 30th May 2015

Posted on Sat-30-May-2015 19:00

The photos for the Moomba Expo, the MTC Grading results, and MTC Games have been uploaded to the website.
Click this link for more information.


Ray Floro Seminar - 19th June 2015

Posted on Tue-26-May-2015 15:00

Floro Fighting Systems (FFS) is a system of Edged Weapon combat and defence that is not only simple to learn, but is one of the most effective systems of self defence available today. Efficient, direct and immediate, FFS is one of the very few styles that is still based on the blade, and is used by civilians and members of the military, and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Click this link for more information.


A fantastic MTC Games Day - 23rd May 2015

Posted on Sun-24-May-2015 15:30

We had a great turn out for the MTC Games yesterday.  Everyone did a fantastic job in their chosen events.  I'd like to thank the officials and Black belts for helping with the running of the Games.  Also to Jamie and David for overseeing the event and keeping things on track.  A big high five to Veronica for designing the participation certificates.  Fantastic job everyone!


Taekwondo Victoria Tournament - 7th June 2015

Posted on Sun-3-May-2015 16:30

The Victorian Winter Taekwondo tournament promises excitement, medals and lots of energy.  If you're interested in competing against other students from other clubs in Poomsae and Sparring, please talk with Jamie or David to get an entry form.  For more information, please click this link.


MTC Interclub - 31st May 2015

Posted on Sun-3-May-2015 16:30

The MTC is running the annual Interclub Poomsae competition in Doncaster.  This is a great competition for people who want to test themselves in a fun, safe environment with other clubs.  Click this link for more information.


MTC Games - 23rd May 2015

Posted on Sun-3-May-2015 16:30

MTC Ringwood are running a Taekwondo Games day, which includes events in Strength, Fitness, Flexibility, Sparring (Contact and Promise) and more.  A great afternoon to keep both kids and adults entertained, with the promise of trophies and prizes for the winners.  Click this link for more information.


MTC Closed for ANZAC Day - 25th April 2015

Posted on Sun-19-Apr-2015 10:30

MTC closed for ANZAC Day to honour the ANZACs. Have a great day everyone!


Term 2 starts today - 13th April 2015

Posted on Mon-13-Apr-2015 8:30

Normal classes resume today at the club. See you there !


A fantastic result at Moomba Taekwondo Expo

Posted on Mon-23-Mar-2015 17:30

Poomsae: Dearne Mills won gold, Josh Hale won silver, and Joyceline Loto'aniu won bronze.

Sparring: Josh Hale won gold, Terry Davis and Alec Barclay both won silver.

Fantastic works guys! Well done, and congratulations.  Special mention to Tyler for his great efforts yesterday.


Moomba Taekwondo Expo - 22nd March 2015

Posted on Mon-16-Mar-2015 07:30

We have students going into the Moomba Expo on Sunday for both Poomsae and Sparring.  Please click this link for further information.  The Expo starts at 8am and finishes at 6pm @ Darebin Community Centre, Darebin.  See you there!


Taekwondo Grading Coming Up - 18th March 2015

Posted on Mon-16-Mar-2015 07:30

The Taekwondo grading is on the Wednesday, 18th March.  Please speak with instructors Jamie and/or David if you have an questions about your grading.  Good luck everyone!

Musketeers (All belts) - Start @ 4:15pm (finish approx. 5:45pm)
Juniors (All belts) - Start @ 6pm (finish approx. 7:30pm)
Seniors (All belts) - Start @ 7:45pm (finish approx. 8:45pm)


MTC Closed for Labour Day - 9th March 2015

Posted on Wed-4-Mar-2015 10:30

MTC closed for Labour Day. Have a great day everyone!


Moomba Expo - 22nd March 2015

Posted on Sun-15-Feb-2015 10:30

Taekwondo Victoria Inc (TVI) are running the Moomba Expo at Darebin Community Centre, Darebin.  This is a fantastic way for MTC students to test their skills and techniques with other practioners.  The expo will have both Poomsae and Sparring competitions for all belt levels. Click this link for further information.
Please also talk with David and Jamie for advice on the competitions.  Good luck everyone!


Australian Poomsae Training Camp - 14/15th March 2015

Posted on Sat-21-Feb-2015 12:30

DATE:     March 14/15, 2015
VENUE:  Halls Taekwondo
COACH: Master Lee Ki Cheol

For all those interested in Poomsae training with the Korean National Team Coach, Master Lee Ki Cheol, there are two seminars on the weekend of the 14th.  This is a great opportunity to vastly improve your Poomsae techniques and skills.  Master Lee’s team won 13 gold medicals in Mexico last year.  Nb. The second seminar is only open to Black Belts and above.

For further information and camp registration, please click the following link:

https://www.peopleinaction.net.au/PCHome.aspx?Co=4826d6ce-b7db-41bf-8221-1c2f901ca319


Term 1 starts 2nd February 2015

Posted on Thur-1-Jan-2015 07:30

Classes will start on Monday 2nd February 2015.  See you then!


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 gregnbron@optusnet.com.au