Raiders Taekwondo Group

Raiders Taekwondo Group

2nd Dae do Taekwondo Championship 2014

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...
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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...