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Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Garden Class - Passed the Aerobic Dance module

Congratulation to those who had completed and Passed the "TaeKwonDo Aerobic dance" module. Well Done!!!

Below is the Photo Gallery URL link.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Sun Plaza Demostration's Photos uploaded

Last Saturday (19th Dec 09), Jelutung Class had gave a great demo performance at SunPlaza (Sembawang). Below is the Web Photo album for your viewing.


If you or your parents have some Photos taking on that day and wish to share with us, feel free to forward it to Polo Sir on next training session.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Grading (Jan 2010) Location changed - Back to Toa Payoh Sport Hall

Latest updates from STF:

"next centralized grading on 16 and 17 January 2010 are requested to remind them that it will be held at Toa Payoh Sports Hall."

Pls take note of this changes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

No Classes for Wed & Thur

To be informed, there will be no training classes for Wednesday 9th Dec (Sembawang Zone "K" RC) & Thursday 10th Dec (Katong CC).

For those going for Grading in Jan 2010, do practice your pattern at home or visuals in your mind at anywhere. :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Poomsae Video's Youtube link - Updated

Had updated our Raiders' Website Poomsae page on the Video Form - a better quality youtube video link and updated poomsae execution.
Check it out:

STF's Pledge & Grading Interview Question list

Raiders, now you may download or print out the STF's Pledge and the Grading Interview question list (for those going for Poom/Black belt grading). These two PDF files are available at our Raiders' website :

Feel free to read thru these two informations and start to think about it. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Next Grading coming in Jan 2010

The next 135th centralised Grading:

Venue: Yishun Sports Hall

16th JAN 2010 (Sat): Senior Brown 1 & above

17th JAN 2010 (Sun): All grades except Senior Brown 1 & above

Further information will release when near date.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Katong CC - Kids' Fitness Day

On 8th Nov Sunday, there was a morning activities "Fitness @ Katong CC" for children, and TaeKwonDo is one of the activities. Guest-of-Honour for this event is Snr Minister GOH CHOK TONG.

Some photos of the Kids had taken during the event. Parents may view and download as shown below:


Grading Preparation Workshop by STF

Raiders, those who will be going for the next coming Grading in Jan 2010 to attain his/her Black/poom belt, the next Grading preparation workshop is on 29th Nov 09 (Sun)

We strongly encourage you to attend this workshop. Pls take note, the location of the workshop is as shown below:
STF Temporary Training Centre
Greatland Building
48 Lorong 21
Singapore 388464

For more details, pls visit STF official website:

Interested students, pls contact Mdm asap, or print out the application form ( from STF website and submit to Mdm.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Info on Next Grading : Interview Questions for Candidates


Those who be going for your Black or Poom belt Grading from Jan 2010 onward, pls take note of the new requirement stated below.

Extract from Official STF website:
"all red 1 (senior and junior) and 1st and 2nd poom and dan candidates will be required to be interviewed immediately after their practical tests from the January 2010 grading. All candidates must pass this new requirement to qualify for promotion"

For more detail info and the list of interview Qns - click the URL below:

All are encourage to read thru the interview questions to have a better understanding on the requirement, and you start think about it... to be prepare when time to come. Sir/Mdm may ask you the question anytime during training... Ha.. Ha... :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Training Cancelled for Thurs & Sat Class

Please take note that this coming Thurs (29th Oct) Katong CC class training is cancelled due to the MPH is under-going the floor renovation work.

And same for Jelutung CC this Saturday (31st Oct), cancellation is due to CC activity event.

Wednesday & Sunday classes will continue as usual.

Sorry if there is any inconvenience caused. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oct'09 Grading Result is out!!!

All Raiders who went for 4th Oct 09 Centralised Grading... YOU ALL HAD PASSED!!!

This time round, we had one White-Belt student obtained Double-Promotion - He is from Sat Class - Jelutung CC - Aw Zhi Kuan!!!

In addition, Jelutung CC has another new Senior Black Belt 1st DAN - Angela Ang!!!

Congratulation to ALL!!! :)

But, based on the feedback Grading Examiner, there are few of you need to further brush-up your stances & executions. Especially those Green-Belt and above, pls take note of this else your next Grading may not be so easy...

Click here to bring you to Raiders' Website Grading Result page

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Singapore Taekwondo Federation - Taekwondo's Pledge

“We, the members of Singapore Taekwondo Federation, pledge that

• we shall remain humble, honest and helpful at all times,
• we shall respect our elders, parents, coaches, seniors and one another regardless of race, language, class or creed,
• we shall believe in ourselves and persist no matter how great the challenge to achieve our noble aspirations,
• we shall develop our characters, qualities and abilities to serve our community and our country and
• we shall abide by the rules and regulations of taekwondo and the laws of Singapore.”

extract from STF official website:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grading Information

The next 134th centralised Grading:

Venue: Toa Payoh Sports Hall

3rd Oct 09 (Sat): Senior Brown 1 & above
- Only Amanda Ang & Angela Ang will be going for their Senior Brown to Black Belt 1st Dan.

4th Oct 09 (Sun): All grades except Senior Brown 1 & above

Meeting Time for each Class who are taking the Bus to Toa Payoh Sport Hall:

Meeting Time
Sembawang Zone 'K' RC 9:00am
Jelutung CC 9:15am
Rivervale CC 9:00am
Katong CC 9:20am

Students, who are not taking the transport and wish to go to the Sports Hall on their own, please assemble at the Main Entrance of the Sports Hall by 10.00am sharp.

Attire to Wear: Club Tee Shirt & Gi Pant
Attire to Bring: Gi Top, Belt, Guards (for Green Belt and above only) & Water Bottle

- Take note to all Students who are going for Grading, it is your responsibility to ensure that you had packed and bring along your Attire on the that important day. If you forgotten to bring your Belt or Gi Top, you may not allowed to take the Grading. Common reason given by those who forgotten to bring - "... because My Dad/Mum/maid never bring...". This is not a good reason, it is you who are taking the test and you must check and ensure before coming out from your house. I believe our Raiders' students can do it and wish you All the Best for the Grading... :)

No Parking at Toa Payoh Sports Hall

Parents who will be driving there, pls take note...

Announcement from STF:

We regret to announce that there will no parking available at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall on Sunday 4 October 2009, the date of the centralized grading.
The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) was informed on Wednesday 23 September 2009 that the car park would be closed for those involved in the Healthy Lifestyle event at the adjacent stadium and also for security reasons.

All club leaders, coaches and parents of candidates are advised to use public transport. If driving is necessary, please park at the nearby HDB car parks.

In view of the expected large crowd on that day, car park space may not be easily available. All those who will be driving may wish to give themselves enough time so that they or the candidates will not be late for the grading.

We appreciate your understanding and co-operation in the matter.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A note from Mdm

Special thanks to all players who had participated in the 36th National Pesta Sukan TKD Championship 2009. All players have tried their very best to clinch medals for Raiders. Your effort and hard work are appreciated and we share your joy when you are up there receiving your glories.

To those who did not make it to the semifinals, do not despair. A champion does not come by so easily. There are multiple hardworks, multiple trainings, multiple injuries, multiple defeats etc. You may see their glories today, but they were also once like you; sitting there envying the champions. So to those who are defeated, don't be discourage. Pluck up your determination!! Strive to train harder and come back stronger the next round you see them in the ring.

To those who feel that you can do better and yet you did not manage to do so, don't be disappointed too. I am looking forward to your desire in training hard and constantly improving yourself. Your effort will definitely pays well!! Simply because you will DESERVE it!!

Set a target, work towards your goal, achieve it and say hi to your GOLD medal next year!

There will be an invitational tournament next year in March during the one week school holiday. All qualified players will be receiving scheduled and planned trainings from now on. Only selected players will be representing Raiders for this tournament. This shall be our target. Let us all set our target and moves towards our goal. 6 months from now till March'2010, we shall see a different Raiders. Can my warriors do that?? :)

On a final note, I would like to see more leadership and improvements among my seniors. This is my target for all my seniors. Be a model to our young warriors. They are all looking upon you as their visual learning guides. They need your influences to mould them into a better and promising fighters. Can my seniors do that?? :)

Last but not least, special thanks to my Raiders' Referees as well. Jansen Kwok, Catherine Seah and Chee Kit Ying have contributed their referees' roles in the championship. Their long hours of referees job during the 2 weekends do deserve our thanksgiving. On behalf of our club, thank you guys for your hard work and committment. The stress level and tension which you are facing is deeply felt by me. I fully understand as I was once like you guys before. I hope that the process will mould you guys to be a better referee in times to come! Thank you to Polo Sir too. His role as a team manager and Chief Coach has enable the smooth operation of our manpower deployment during the championship. And also to our helpers as well. They are Joseph Kau, Ang Leng Kee, Michelle Lee and Celine Tan.

Raiders Sa! Raiders Sa! Raiders Raiders Sa! Sa! SA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Championship - Day-4

Finally, this year Championship had ended today...

Updates: Today's Medals Tally: 3 Golds, 1 Silver & 2 Bronzes
GOLD: Wong Eng Yong (Defending Champ), Ang Leng Kee & Michelle Lee
SILVER: Vashon
BRONZE: Kit Ying & Beth

Total Medals Tally: 10 Golds, 3 Silver & 6 Bronzes

In Additional, three of our Kyorugi Referee had been promoted today from Class 3P to Class 3. Namely, Polo, Jansen & Catherine.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Championship - Day-3

Updates: Today's Medals Tally: 4 Golds, 1 Silver & 2 Bronzes

Rachael Lum (GOLD), Patricia Ann N. Navarro (GOLD), Michelle Goana (GOLD), Eric Daniel Manik (GOLD)
Gabriel Tay (SILVER)
Mohammad Mirza (BRONZE) & Dominic Goana (BRONZE)

Total Medals Tally: 7 Golds, 2 Silver & 4 Bronzes

New Photos had uploaded.. Feel free to browse thru.. :)


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Grading Preparation Workshop by STF

Raiders, those who will be going for the next coming Grading to attain his/her Black/poom belt, the next Grading preparation workshop is ready for registration.
We strongly encourage you to attend this workshop.

Pls take note, the location of the workshop is at Bukit Merah CC on 13th September.

Interested students, pls contact Mdm asap.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Championship - Day-2

Today... another GOLD medal by Bernice Yap (Jelutung CC). She was the only Fighter from Raiders for today... This is her first participation in Sparring tournament... we can see her desire to win... Great spirit!!

Day-1 & Day-2 Total Medals Tally: 3 Golds, 1 Silver & 2 Bronzes

(photo uploaded, click on Day-1 photo link)

Looking forward for Day-3 & Day-4 on next weekend... Do come to give your Cheer and support for your fellow Raiders warriors... :)
Day-3: (9 Fighters)
Rachael Lum, Patricia Ann N. Navarro, Michelle Goana, Bryan Yap Mohammad Mirza Bin Razak, Gabriel Tay, Benroy Sajeev Choy, Dominic Goana & Eric Daniel Manik
Day-4: (6 Fighters)
Ang Leng Kee, Michelle Lee, Kit Ying, Beth & Vashon

PS: Our Senior Instructor - EngYong Sir is Fighting on next Sunday(6th Sept) too... Defending Champ for last year... Nickname by others: KnockOut KING!!! Haha... Come find out how truth is it... :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today is Championship 09 - Day-1

Raiders, uploaded some photos on today's event... We have 12 Fighters todays...


Thursday, August 27, 2009

National TKD Championship - Schedule & Fixtures

All Tournament Fighters take note, STF had released the final fixture bout list.

Pls click on the URL for more info:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teacher's Day Greetings

Over the years, both Mdm and Sir have been receiving Teacher's Day Gifts from Trainees of different classes. They have been quietly receiving them with thanks within their heart. This year, Raiders decided to make it open and give thanks to trainees for their thoughts and effort.

Marilyn had made a card each for both Mdm & Sir. The cards brought warmth and love to both of them. They received the cards delightfully and have expressed their happiness from the little hand that created the cards. It was very well done with the fine art work and nice writtings. :)


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pattern (Poomsae) reference at Raiders' Tripod Website

Some of you may not be aware of our Website (tripod) has the Video showing the Pattern moves/steps. Click on the link to direct you to our Tripod Website:

The Video show show from Yellow Belt onward till Black Belt.

36th National Pesta Sukan Taekwondo Championships

This year Free Sparring tournament is held at the same location as last year - Yishun Sport Hall.

Sat - 1:45pm to 7pm
Sun - 9:45am to 7pm

Day 1: 29th Aug (Sat): Young Junior 1 Category, 10 yrs old and below
Day 2: 30th Aug (Sun): Junior Category, 14 to 17 yrs old
Day 3: 5th Sept (Sat): Young Junior 2 Category, 11 to 13 yrs old
Day 4: 6th Sept (Sun): Senior Category, 18 yrs old and above

Free Admission for All. If you are free, do come down to support our Raiders' warriors... and you'll see some good sparring matches... Especially on Day 4 where Senior (Big Brothers & Sisters) are in action...

Hope to See you... Do wear your Raiders Fighter-T (Orange) or Club-T :)

No training on Sat & Sun Class

Raiders from Jelutung CC & Rivervale CC, please take note that due to National Taekwondo Championship 2009, there will be no training for next two weeks - 29th Aug (Sat), 30th Aug (Sun), 5th Sept(Sat) & 6th Sept (Sun).

If you interested to attend extra class on Wednesday (Blk 588B Montreal Drive) at 8pm, you are most welcome.

Monday, August 24, 2009

NTKD2009 - Raiders' Kyorugi Referees

This year every participating clubs are required to provide Kyorugi Referees for the tournament. Mdm had nominated some Seniors to be the representatives for this event.

List of Black Belters who are the qualified Kyorugi Referee:-
- Jansen, Catherine, Beth, Kit Ying & Benny

As there are some changes on the scoring system, Referees are encourage to attend the special arranged practice session on 29th Aug 09 (Sat) 11:30hrs at Yishun Sport Hall.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

National Championship 2009 - Pre-Draw Fixture bout list

All Raiders who are participating this upcoming tournament on 29th Aug, 30th Aug, 5th Sept & 6th Sept, you may check it out your pre-draw bout fixture.

Refer to the programme, you will know when is your match date and no. of players in your weight category.

Click this URL for the detail:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Some Photos and Video from mini NDP

Here are some photos and the video shared by Sydney's Dad (Mr. Sim)


Parents who wish to share your photos, do let us know or via email. :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

TKD Demo - mini NDP Celebration on 1st Aug 09

Last weekend Saturday, our young warriors had performed a great show to the public at this Old Airport road market carpark. It was a TKD Demo performance by 14 kids from Katong Class.
We were invited by Katong CC to perform a TKD Demo for this mini National Day Parade in Mountbatten organised by the Grassroots organisations there. The Guest of honour for that day is our Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

PS: Parents who had taken some photos or video on the Kids' perfomance, we would like to ask from you whether are you able to share it with us. We would like to upload some photos to our website/Blog. We'll be very much appreciated. Thank You. :)

Photo on LengKee's Birthday

Last week was LengKee's Birthday.. And there was a small celebration for her at Katong Class... here is the photo uploaded..

It's a unique and symbolic Cake... Wish LengKee will remember this day.. ;p

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two meaningful video to share...

A man who has no limbs.. but he got strong positive mindset.. Dun Give Up easily... Failure is just part of the path to success...

The Greatest Father's Love... Who fulfilled his Son's Dream... Dream can turn to real if only there is Action... Else it just another Day dream...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

36th National Pesta Sukan Taekwondo Championships

All Raiders who will be participating this coming National tournament, pls refer to the latest STF posted information as attached below:

STF official site News link :

National Championships information sheet:

It's time to start your additonal self-training on strength, speed & stamina - running, , sprinting, climbing staircase steps, swimming, kicking, push-up, sit-up, etc... and Go for extra class training if possible.

"What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 09 Grading Result is out!!!

Congratulation to ALL Raiders, you had done well for the last Grading in July 09. The result is out, we had achieved 100% passing rate with one double promotion (Joseph Kau from Katong Class). In additonal, we had another two new Senior Black Belt 1st DAN - Jansen Kwok (Rivervale CC) & Benny Ho (The Garden). And.. Last but not least, Our Baoling Mdm had passed her 3rd DAN too!!!

Continue to train hard and set your next goal... :)

The URL below is the Result for your reference:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

PA-STF Championships 2009 - POSTPONED!!!

All Raiders, especially those are involves in this tournament.

This evening, we had been informed by PA (People's Association) that this coming weekend PA-STF Championships had been POSTPONED till further notice.

The participation fee will be refunded, pls wait for Baoling Mdm to process it with STF office.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused in such a short notice. See you after next week Grading Break... :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

GRADING Break announcement


Due to upcoming PA-STF tournament tight schedule, we'll postpone this coming Grading break to 2nd week after the Grading on 5th July 09.

Detail as shown below:

SBW Zone ‘K’ RC Centre (Wednesday Class)
There will be a grading break on 15th July 2009, thus no lesson on this day and we will resume on 22nd July 2009.

Katong CC (Thursday Class)
There will be a grading break on 16th July 2009, thus no lesson on this day and we will resume on 23rd July 2009.

The Jelutung CC (Saturday Class)
There will be no lesson on 4th July 09 (Due to Senior Grading) and 11th July 2009 (due to PA-STF Tournament) and grading break on 18th July 2009, thus no lesson on this day and we will resume lesson on 25th July 2009.

Rivervale CC, Blk 193 (Sunday Class)
There will be no lesson on 12th July 2009 (due to PA-STF Tournament) and grading break on 19th July 2009, thus no lesson on this day and we will resume lesson on 26th July 2009.

GRADING Information for All Classes

Raiders going for this coming Grading...

Please find details of the grading as follows:-

Grading Date : 5th July 2009
Grading Venue : Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall
Estimated Return Time: 12.30pm to 1.00pm (From Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall)
Attire to Wear : Club Tee Shirt & Gi Pant
Attire to Bring : Gi Top, Belt, Guards (for Green Belt and above only) & Water Bottle

Meeting Time : 8.30am SBW Zone ‘K’ RC Centre
Meeting Time : 8.30am at The Jelutung CC

Meeting Time : 8.00am at Rivervale CC, Blk 193
Meeting Time : 8.30am at Katong CC

Please arrive early at least 5min before the meeting time.

Due to the limited number of seats for the bus transport, we seek the kind understanding of all parents that only 1 adult is allowed to accompany the students who are age 7years and below.

You may want to give him / her some pocket money to purchase snacks & drinks from the Sports Hall. Please do not allow them to bring valuables as any lost items are solely at their own risk.

Students, who are not taking the transport and wish to go to the Sports Hall on their own, please assemble at the Main Entrance of the Sports Hall by 9.00am sharp.

Should you have any queries or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Baoling Mdm at her Mobile: 9387 0906.

** For those going to Senior Grading for their BLACK Belt, the Grading date is on 4th July2009 at the same location - Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall.

Recent Photos taken - Photo Gallery

Had uploaded the latest photos to our Website Photo Gallery.
Have fun viewing it... :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Friendly Match on 19th Jun 09 @ Bukit Timah Turf Club - JH KIM TKD

Here are the photos taken during the event. Due to my camera battery flat, was not able to capture everyone in action.

Got some photo snap-shot by YouJie's Dad. :)

Click the Photo below and Enjoy viewing:


Advise from STF for this coming Grading day

Extracted from STF official link:
Co-operation Required for the Centralized Grading
The centralized grading on 4 and 5 July 2009 will be held in Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall. The STF requires the co-operation of club leaders and coaches in the following areas.

Transport and Parking
The STF is aware that it is not the best place to organize its grading. However, it cannot help it as the regular venue is closed for the Asian Youth Games.

Nevertheless, the STF is appealing to all club leaders and coaches to seek the understanding and co-operation of the candidates and their parents, if they are involved, to bear with any inconveniences caused by the use of the venue.

Please encourage them to use public transport as car park spaces are limited. If they drive, they should be advised to arrive at the sports hall early to have a better chance to getting parking lots.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Brought back 34 Medals!!!

Our Raiders Warriors had participated in the 3rd National Taekwondo Poomsae Championship yesterday(14th Jun 09). The event took place at Yishun Sports Hall yesterday from 8.30am to 11.30pm.

Our Warriors had work very hard in preparing themselves for this competition. With the effort invested, We had managed to clinch many medals back, bringing back glories. We took part in 51 Individual events, 5 Pair events and 2 Team events. Out of the 58 events, we had clinched 34 medals. (6 Golds, 6 Silvers and 22 Bronzes)

This is a great exposure to all of us and this event let us see and learnt how to display a better poomsae performance, in turn will help in our Grading performance.
Our next upcoming target is -- the PA-STF tournaments in July’09.

Below is the link for yesterday event's Photos:
Poomsae Championship 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Poomsae Championship info is out

For those who participating this Poomsae Championship, for more info - pls click on the URL here:

Belt Presentation photos...

Here are some photos on Belt presentation from various classes...
Latest updates on new photos (10th Jun 09 Wed)


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photos on Ong Kian Min Cup 2009

Here are some photos taken during last Sunday event.
Latest updates on new photos (10th Jun 09 Wed)

Happy viewing... :)

I wish to take some photos for the 11 Raiders Warriors with their Medals... Pls bring along your Medal to class for photo taking... :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Attained Overall 3rd placing for Ong Kian Min Cup 2009

GREAT NEWS to share!!!

We had sent 11 Raiders Warriors to this invitational tournament, and they had returned home with 11 trophies!!!

In additional, with their outstanding performance, they had bring back glorious acheivement for Raiders (Jelutung CC) -- attained the OVERALL 3rd Placing for this competition.

Results as shown below:
Young Junior Male (Poom Fly Weight)
Lim You Jie -- GOLD
Shubham -- BRONZE

Junior Female (Blue/Brown Batam Weight)
Rachael Lum -- GOLD

Junior Male (Poom Feather Weight)
Gabriel Tay -- GOLD
Darren Phang -- SILVER
Lee Jia Hao -- BRONZE

Junior Male (Poom Welter Weight)
Benroy Choy -- GOLD
Mirza -- BRONZE

Junior Male (Poom Middle Weight)
Eric Daniel Manik -- SILVER

Youth Male (Blue/Brown Middle Weight)
Tan Wei Chang -- GOLD
Jansen Kwok -- SILVER

Total Tally: 5x GOLD, 3x SILVER, 3x BRONZE

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jelutung CC Class cancelled on 6th June 09

A Gentle Reminder.

There is no class for this Saturday Class @ Jelutung CC.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ong Kian Min Cup 2009 - Bout List

Raiders, for those who are participating this tournament, herewith uploaded the Bout list for your reference.

Click on this URL:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Upcoming Friendly Matches

Good news!! Today we have received another Friendly matches invitation. Tentative date is fixed on 19th June(Fri) & 31st July(Fri) from 7pm till 10pm @ Bukit Timah Turf Club. Will update you all more info when time is near.
Only selected fighters will be informed by Mdm. All these friendly matches are good exposure and experience to all fighters that going for this year tournaments in July & August. Let train hard for it and set your goal.
With a goal in mind, we'll have a direction to work toward and achieve it!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Raiders Tournament T-Shirt

To All Raiders who will be participating the upcoming tournaments (Ong Kian Min Cup 2009 & Poomsae Championship), you are to have the Raiders Tournament T-Shirt if you don't have it yet. (Orange T-Shirt)

You may order the T-shirt from Mdm @ $22.00 each.

Grading Reminder - Take Note!!!

Pls take note of below highlighted points for Grading:-

1) During grading, male candidates are required to put on groin guard beneath their pants during sparring. They will NOT BE GRADED if they DO NOT PUT ON A GROIN GUARD.

2) Female candidates must put on white round neck t-shirt beneath their uniform for grading and STF activities. Coloured t-shirt, collar t-shirt beneath the uniform is not allowed. They will be FAILED immediately IF WHITE ROUND NECK t-shirt is NOT WORN for grading.

3) Candidates wearing jewelry during grading will be FAILED immediately.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

3rd National Poomsae Championships

To those selected Raiders, pls fill up the given Entry form and return to Mdm by next week classes not later then Friday (22nd May 09).

The competition has three categories: Individual, Pair (Male & Female) and Team (3 males or 3 female per team)

Participation Fees: $10 per person for each participate category. E.g If you have participated both Individual & Team, then your fee will be $20.

For more info, you may refer to STF link:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Invitational Tournament: Ong Kian Min Cup 2009

Raiders that selected by Mdm pls take note of the below information:

Weight-In Date: 16th May 09 (Sat)
Venue: Tampines North CC
Meeting Time: 9am
Dress-code: Raiders' Orange Fighter Tee with Light bottom short
Registration Fee: S$5.00

Actual Competition dates:
Preliminaries & Final : 6 June 2009 ( Saturday )
1.00pm to 9.00pm at Tampines North CC

Preliminaries & Final : 7 June 2009 ( Sunday )
9.00am to 6.00pm at Tampines North CC

Youth 16 years old and below (Born in year 1993 to 1995)

Junior 13years old and below (Born in year 1996 to 1998)

Young Junior 10 years old and below (Born after year 1999)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Invitational Tournament in June 09

Today, Mdm had been informed that our Raiders TKD might be invited to an invitational tournament in June 09. The details will announce again once confirmed.

Let train harder and prepare for the upcoming tournaments.

Photos on Today's Friendly Matches

Or alternative URL to view these photos at your leisure.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Grading News and Reminders

1st to 2nd Poom Grading
With effect from July 2009 grading, 1st to 2nd poom candidates will be graded with members of their clubs. They will no longer be required to take the grading on Saturday with the seniors.

Please note that the grading for 2nd to 3rd poom candidates will remain unchanged. They will continue to take their grading with the other senior candidates.

Safety Equipment
Groin guard is compulsory for all male candidates who have to do sparring. Candidates without groin guard will not be allowed to spar. It is the responsibility of coaches to ensure that their candidates wear the guard. Examiners will perform random check. Any candidate found without the guard will be disqualified from the grading.

Coaches are reminded to attach a photocopy each of the following certificates if their candidates have them.
·Grading Preparation Workshop Certificate
·Unarmed Combat Workshop Certificate
The certificates are to be submitted with their grading applications and not during the grading.

Other Information
During the submission of grading applications for promotion to 1st poom or dan and higher to the Secretariat, coaches are encouraged to highlight important and relevant information – age, disability, medical conditions, etc - about the candidates so that the examiners can give them a fairer assessment.

Pls refer to STF official site for full details info:

Monday, April 27, 2009

Grading Preparation Workshop

extracted from STF official website:

The next grading preparation workshop will be held as follows:

Date : Sunday 17 May 2009
Time : 2 pm to 5 pm
Place : National Training Centre
Dress Code : ‘Dobok’
Certification : Certificate of Participation
Fee : $30
Closing Date : Wednesday 13 May 2009

The workshop is open to red belts (senior and junior), poom belts and black belts. It is meant to, among other things, point out to the participants their performance flaws and the areas they should work on to give them a better chance of passing. This is from the examiners’ perspectives.

This workshop is strongly recommeded to attend if you are going for next Grading in July 09 for your Black Belt 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th Dan/poom.

If you are interested, pls register with Mdm asap.

Year 2008 National TKD Championship DVD

FYI. Mdm had completed the DVD video editing of last year National TKD championship 2008. Believe some of you who had fought this tournament had already got your DVD disc. If you have not, feel free to check with Mdm.

Mdm also edited one exclusive DVD disc that contain only 3 of us (Baoling Mdm, Polo Sir & Eng Yong Sir) matches of last year (Return from Retirement matches.. haha..). If you are interested to watch this DVD of how your beloved Sirs & Mdm spar, you may request for it from Mdm.

To all Raiders' Warriors, let train hard and excel for this year tournaments.... :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friendly Match for 16 yrs old and Below

For those Raiders' fighters that had been informed and selected by Mdm, pls let Mdm know whether are you attending this event ASAP not later than next Thursday(30th Apr 09).
If you are not been selected yet but keen to participate, feel free to contact Mdm for consideration.

Information of the Friendly Match:
Date: 2nd May 09 (Sat)
Match Time: 8:30am -- 10am
Venue: 114 Middle Road, #08-00, Lee Kai House

** If you are going on own transport, pls be at the abovementioned venue by 08:15am

Buses will be catered for:
SBW Zone 'K' & Jelutung CC

Gathering Points: (Pls be there before 7:20am.)
- Blk 588C (SBW Zone "K")
- Jelutung CC
Time: Bus leaving @ 7:30am Blk 588C, then pick-up Jelutung CC.

- Bring along all your full Sparring gears.
- For more information, pls contact Baoling Mdm
** Due to some constraint, we are not able to send many fighters for this Friendly Match. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. We'll try to organise a internal Friendly match within Raiders TKD club.

Monday, April 20, 2009

STF news updates on Grading Matter

Extracted from STF official website:

Grading : ‘Need-to-know’ Grading Information

The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) would like to thank all affiliate leaders, coaches and members and their parents for their co-operation and understanding in helping to make the centralized grading at Yio Chu Kang Stadium a success. The STF is sorry if you had been inconvenienced in any way because of the change of grading location.

Here are some of the information which you have to know for the grading.

Grading Syllabus
The new grading requirements for Poomsae and Technique demonstration, which took effect in the April 2009 grading, are applicable to both junior and senior candidates from white belt to red 1 (that is, red 1 to 1st poom or 1st dan). The poomsae requirement for 1st poom to 2nd poom is different from 1st dan to 2nd dan. For 1st dan to 2nd dan, the old syllabus will apply – that is, Poomsae Koryo and two optional patterns from Taegeuk Il-Jang to Pal-Jang.
For technique demonstration, the examiners shall decide on the number of times the candidates have to execute the kick or combination kicks if there is space constraint. If not, it will be three times towards the examiner/s and three times towards the starting point.

White T-shirts for Female Candidates
All female candidates, regardless of age, are required to wear white T-shirts inside their ‘dobok’ top. Beige is not white. For the recent centralized grading, two candidates failed because they were wearing other than white T-shirt.

Candidates’ Conduct
The essence of taekwondo is the development of character. Therefore, the Singapore Taekwondo Federation places a high premium on discipline. Coaches are reminded to ensure that their candidates are at their best behavior at all times. Remember, the conduct of the candidates reflects on the image of the club and its leaders including its coaches.

Sparring Partners
Candidates are allowed to arrange their own sparring partners because it would be easier for them to express their tactics and skills. The main function of the sparring partners is to bring out the best in the candidates and not to make the candidates look weak or bad. In the recent grading, a candidate failed because all her sparring partners were defensive. The examiners were given the impression that she was not good at all. It was like a black belt giving way to a green belt during sparring.

Unarmed Combat
For unarmed combat, the examiners expect candidates to perform techniques that are realistic. Unrealistic movements like executing an arm-lock technique that is technically wrong, falling in a direction that does not follow the flow of the throw and thrusting a knife that is completely out of range are not acceptable. Candidates will fail the grading if they fail the unarmed combat component.

Raiders' Black Belts @ Kyorugi Referee Course

Photos taken @ NTC after the course ended...
Alternative URL to view the photos:

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Training resume after this week Grading Break


A Gentle reminder - After this week Grading Break week, Training will resume on next Wed (15th April 09) onward.

Except for Saturday Class - Jelutung CC, which there will be no classes on the following Dates: 18th Apr & 25th Apr 09. This is due to most of the Senior Black belt & Instructors will be attending an upcoming "Kyorugi Referee Course". Therefore, Jelutung CC will only resume training on 2nd May 09.
If you can't bear to wait, you are welcome to join the Wed Class at SBW RC Zone-K @ Blk 588B Montreal Drive.

Remember Mdm's requirement? Remember to bring along your skipping rope (for All) and ankle weight (for 14yrs old and above). And not forgetting your Sparring Gears too.

Those who went for last Sunday Grading, All of you had performed well. The official result will release in two weeks time.

See you all soon...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Countdown to Grading Day

Raiders, coming weekend is your Grading day (for those going for this Grading)... Remember to practics your Pattern and Basic Kick daily with perfect executions. Lots of Practics made Perfect! And Practics increase your Confident Level too!

You can practics everywhere no only physically execution. As told you before - Visually practics your Pattern in your Head while in MRT, Buses, resting time or before sleeping... Mentally visualise the steps, this will help you remember easily - Mental concentration skill.
- But visualise the CORRECT step.. haha.. :)

Wishing All the Best to your Grading!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Grading Reminder - Sparring

STF News - FYI
"Coaches are requested to note that full-contact sparring between candidates is not a requirement for grading.

If it is required the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) will make it compulsory for candidates to wear full protective equipment. There is no reason why only groin guard is compulsory for male and optional for female when the STF is committed to ensure the safety of all participants in the grading.

Candidates and sparring assistants are strictly prohibited from engaging in full-contact sparring. Only light or slight contact is allowed.

For the candidates to earn the thumbs-up from the examiners, they have to display adequate sparring techniques and tactics. The expectations from the examiners will be progressively more the higher the grades.

For example, a green belt may pass his sparring test by displaying only one technique during the grading. But it will not see a red belt through in his grading. He is expected to show at least three different techniques and employ two tactical moves. The examiners want to see different types of kicks. Candidates may use straight punches as one of the techniques.

The STF encourages coaches to arrange sparring partners for their candidates. The primary purpose of allowing this arrangement is to give the candidates an ideal condition to showcase their skills.

Candidates should be reminded that the examiners will not hesitate to fail them if they are not serious about the sparring. The examiners will not caution them. They will just fail the candidates if they play the fool"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grading Information

Grading Date : 5th April 2009 (for Colour Belt)
Grading Venue : Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall
(Nearest MRT - Yio Chu Kang MRT station)
Meeting Time : Mdm will give out the info during Class
Estimated Return Time: 12.30pm to 1.00pm (From Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall)
Attire to Wear : Club Tee Shirt & Gi Pant
Attire to Bring : Gi Top, Belt, Guards (for Green Belt and above only) & Water Bottle

Due to the limited number of seats for the bus transport, we seek the kind understanding of all parents that only 1 adult is allowed to accompany the students who are age 7years and below.

You may want to give him / her some pocket money to purchase snacks & drinks from the Sports Hall. Please do not allow them to bring valuables as any lost items are solely at their own risk.

Students, who are not taking the transport and wish to go to the Sports Hall on their own, please assemble at the Main Entrance of the Sports Hall by 9.00am sharp.

Doing your Best for Grading

All Raiders, Grading is just 3 weeks away. Do practics your poomsae regular and daily. Practics made perfect!!!

To do well for your poomsae and pass your Grading, your execution for every steps must have Power, sharpness, accuracy & timing. Watch the Video in Poomsae(Pattern) page... :)

Senior Brown-1 going for Senior Grading

Those going for your Black Belt grading which is on 4th April 09 (Sat), pls report at Yio Chu Kang Sport Hall before 1:30pm official roll-call. Would recommend you all to have your early lunch & report around 12:30pm to settle down and get familiar with the new place. This will help to relieve your stress in some level.

ALL the BEST to all of you going for Grading...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Upcoming STF organised Courses

The following courses have been scheduled for the next three months.

·Unarmed Combat (Level 1) Course
7, 8, 14, 21 March 2009
STF National Training Centre

·Sparring Workshop for Junior Red Belts and Poom Belts
15 March 2009
STF National Training Centre

·Poomsae Coach Course (Level 1)
22 March 2009
STF National Training Centre

·Kyorugi Referee Course
11, 12 & 18 April 2009
STF National Training Centre

·Poomsae Referee Course
2, 3 & 9 May 2009
STF National Training Centre

·Grading Preparation Workshop
17 May 2009 STF National Training Centre

Details of the courses will be released in good time for registration.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Prepare for Next coming Grading

Those who wish or will be going for coming Grading in april 09, due to time constraint, i would urge the senior colour belts try to download the poomsae steps from our website and self-practics on your own before the class. This will speed-up the learning pace and have more time to fine-tune you steps and movements.

Let try this out, and i believe Raiders can do better in next Grading!!! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Next Grading coming in April 09

The next Grading date is on 05th April 09 and the location is at YIO CHU KANG Sports Hall. Those who are going for this Grading, do learn fast and practics hard the poomsae to perfect the steps.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Having a Better Chance to Pass" your Grading

A gentle reminder to All Raiders who are in Brown, Poom or Black and will be going for next higher Belt level in coming Grading test, you are encourage to attend this workshop.

Interested students, pls contact Mdm ASAP by 28th Jan 09 (Wed) as the Registration closing date is on 29th Jan 09 (Thurs). Late submission will be not be entertained.

Kindly help to pass around message to other Raiders if they are not aware of this... :)

Monday, January 26, 2009


Wishing Everyone a Happy "NIU" Year... :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Grading Result Out

All Raiders, the Official Jan 09 Grading Result is out, Baoling Mdm will annonce in class... Will post up the result in Website asap after the CNY.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Raiders -- CNY Training Break

All Raiders, There will be NO Training classes during Chinese New Year period from 25th Jan 09 till 9th Feb 09.

Classes will resume on 11th Feb 09 (Wed) onward.

Wishes All Raiders & Parents -- GONG XI GONG XI, Happy Chinese New Year!!!!

Grading: Changes to the General Syllabus

Some changes on the Grading...
- New patterns for White Belt - White 10 & White 9. It is more simple and easy.
- Browns Belt required patterns
- Basic Kicks
- Etc, refer to Raiders Website for more info.

Grading Preparation Workshop by STF

All Raiders who are Brown, Poom & Black belt, will be going for coming Grading, there is a preparation workshop "Having a Better Chance to Pass" organised by STF.

After the workshop, the candidates will know exactly what the examiners, who will be conducting the grading and the workshop, are looking out for. All they need to do is to perform according to what the examiners want to see.

If you are interested for more details -- refer to STF website:

Interested to attend this workshop, pls contact Mdm/Sir to register ASAP before 29th Jan 09.