2010 Competition Success

Brooke Trainor to contest Junior Olympic Selections

The Olympic Junior Selection Championships were contested in Box- Hill on December 6 and Trainor Taekwondo Academy will be represented by Brooke Trainor in the 58 to 63 weight division. Brooke has enjoyed a very good year with strong performances at the Tasmanian Open, Victorian Championship Gold and runner-up national champion. Brooke performed well to secure the bronze medal, which qualified her to represent Australia at the forthcoming US open Taekwondo championships.

Katelyn Bugden wins National selections to the 5th World Technical Championships

Talented technical athlete, Katelyn Bugden,3rd Dan, will join the Australian team to contest the 5th World Technical Championships to be contested in Uzbekastan, after her gold medal winning performance at the National selection event. Katelyn has enjoyed a very successful year of Taekwondo competion with gold medal wins at the Victorian and national championships. We congratulate Katelyn on her competition success and wish her the very best at the World Championships.

Victorian Taekwondo Technical Selection Championships 2010

Trainor Taekwondo Academy technical team continued to perform well at state level, winning 5 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals at the Victorian Taekwondo Technical selection Championships. Held over two days, the competition attracted over 500 athletes vying for state selection and the right to represent their state at the forthcoming national Taekwondo championships to be contested this year in Canberra.

Stand-out performances were recorded once again by Katelyn Bugden ( 16) who won the 3rdDan Black belt traditional patterns ( 14 to 17 years) division- for the third consecutive year! Katelyn, the current national champion, is looking forward to defending her National title in October and thereafter representing Australia at forthcoming world technical championships. Chelsea Trainor continued her winning form, winning the gold medal in the under 13 black belt division with clubmates Zoe Trezise and Jaclyn Carlyle securing the remaining medals- a clean sweep for Trainor Taekwondo Academy!

Academy technical coach Janine Trainor was pleased with the over-all performnce of the Ballarat team, having qualified in all, 16 players ( some contesting both sparring and technical) to join the Victorian Taekwondo team to contest this year national Taekwondo Championships.

Success at Nationals for Sparring team

Trainor Taekwondo Academy Sparring team performed well at this years National Championships conducted at the Australian Institute of sport, Canberra. Stand out performances were recorded by Ben Farrell, Fraser Trainor and Nicole Parker who all won their way through to the finals in fiercely contested divisions. Ben Farrell contested the under 18 Black Belt division against strong opponents and won his way through to the finals with an impressive display of athleticism and technical skill. Attracting in excess of 2000 entries, competition was fierce and ensured exciting matched, played simultaneously on 6 courts over the three days of play.

Stand out performances were also recorded by Brandon Falland, Zoe Trezise and Jack Parker who all achieved bronze medals for their performances.

Black Belt Grading success

Trainor Taekwondo Academy, concluded 2010 with a very successfull Black Belt graduation for 50 senior members who achieved their Black Belt promotion. Congratulations to the following members:

Cho Dan Bo ( Probationary Black Belt) –
Noah McIntosh, Max McIntosh, Sean Antrobus, Connor McLean, Tori Edwards,
Dylan Hinchliffe, Joel Richards, Jesse Fitzsgerald, Todd Carter,
Jordan Sharp, Hollie Griffin,
1st Poome – Micah Poole, Patrick Mayman, Trent Moodley, Samual Dutli, Rhett Ellis, Robyn Dutli, Edward Dolan, Mary Greed, Georgia Searle;
1st Dan; Michael Brandenburg, Wayne Braybrook, Amelia Best, Layla Homewood;
1st Dan /Poom ( 3rd Grade ) Andrew Mattinson, Ryan Clarke, Rhett Ellis, Claire Farrell, Grant Jansen
1st Dan/Poom (2nd grade), Beatrice Pickersgill, 1st Dan ( 1st Grade )
Tyler Brandenburg, Fred Carlyle, Barry Creek, James Hocking, Brandon Falland, Samara Smith, Sharie-Lee Olver;

2nd Dan, Margaret Lee, Gerard Lee, Rod Jacobs, Paul Pickersgill, Annabell Pickersgill, Jacqueline Menhennet;
2nd Dan 2nd Grade; Sharon Morrison, Nicole Parker, Nathanial Hucker;
2nd Dan 1st Grade; Jaclyn Carlyle;
3rd Dan, Matthew Sharp
4th Dan; Shane Morrison
6th Dan, Russell Trainor

For many of these students, the Black Belt examination is the culmination of four to five years of study in martial arts and fitness. Students were required to demonstrate mastery in a broad range of skills including street safe self-defence including defence against knife attack and also board breaking.

Trainor Taekwondo Academy master instructor, Mr Trainor was very pleased with the overall standard of black belts that not only included a number of state and national grade players, but showed a depth of skill across all discipline areas including technical, self-defence and sparring.

Students of Trainor Taekwondo Academy graduate with an internationally accredited Black Belt degree in Taekwondo from the World Taekwondo Federation. Black Belt degrees awarded at Trainor Taekwondo Academy are recognised in 600 Taekwondo clubs around Australia and over 180 nations around the world.

The Black Belt graduation was conducted by internationally accredited Examiner and Trainor Taekwondo Master Instructor, Mr Russell Trainor, 6th Degree Black Belt.