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Master Muleta Nepal Seminar

On Sunday 20th September a seminar was conducted by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree President and Technical Director of United ITF Taekwondo Australia (INO#23)
The initiative was borne out of discussions between Master Muleta and Mr Basnet at the time of the Nepal Earthquakes, and an offer of assistance from Master Muleta, who had previously received citations from the ITF for his charity work after the Asian boxing Day Tsunami.
Over 70 participants attended from different schools, many more were unable to attend due to road closures as a result of political unrest, due to a major Government announcement the day before, which made safe travel from Kathmandu impossible.
From 10am to 12noon, the seminar concentrated on ITF fundamental movements and technique development. Master Muleta focussed on the training secrets of Taekwondo, according to the Founder, General Choi Hong Hi.
All participants loved it, and learned so much from Master Muleta’s vast technical knowledge and experience as well as his unique ability to communicate with all ages and nationalities, blending serious technical information with fun activities and demonstrations of application.
In the afternoon session, Master Muleta focussed more on ITF Tuls and then unarmed Self Defence techniques for 3 hours.
As the seminar went beyond the junior ranks levels, they were sent to another section to train with Mr Phill Zdybel, also from Australia.,
At the completion of the seminars Master Muleta presented Certificates to all participants and gave a very motivating and inspirational speech for the ITF people of Nepal.
Mr. Blair Martin and Mr. Laxman Basnet also gave some speeches to the participants.
Over an hour of group photos, individual photos with special guests autograph signing ensued.
During this event all participants from Nepal and abroad had a wonderful experience, making new friendships, renewing old ones and most of all enjoying Taekwondo in its truest form.
ITF Nepal issued an invitation to Master Muleta to return soon on the future and it is hope that more participants from more countries will take the chance to come and experience Nepal and its culture, as well as Taekwondo.
Thank you for the kind and generous support of Master Michael Muleta and all others who supported.
Written by: Taekwondo ITF Nepal
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2nd Everest International Champs

Taekwondo ITF Nepal successfully organized the 2nd Everest Open International Goodwill Taekwondo Championship on Saturday on 19th September held at the Mirabal resort in Dhulikhel, Kavre – Nepal.
On Sunday 20th a special 4 hour Masterclass was conducted by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree, President and Technical Director of United ITF Australia (INO#23).
President of Taekwondo ITF Nepal Mr. Laxman Basnet and Adviser Mr. Ang Temba Sherpa (Model Of Rolex watch) formed a welcome party at Nepal airport to greet Master Muleta on arrival
On the first day Mr Basnet treated Master Muleta to a tour of Kathmandu city, including sites such as Bauddha Stupa (Buddist Stupa) which suffered severe damage by April’s earthquakes, and now undergoing a rebuilding program. They also went to Pasupatinath, One of biggest and most important Temples for all Hindus. Master Muleta received special blessings from monks at the Temple and witness outdoor cremation ceremonies. Dinner on the first night was a sample of Nepalese Local Food, which Master Muleta enjoyed a lot.
The following day, Master Muleta visited the Monkey Temple (soyembhunath), Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar square , in Bhaktapur.
After sightseeing, Master Muleta and Mr Basnet travelled an hour onto the seminar and championships venue in Dhulikel. On the way, Master Muleta and ITF Nepal adviser, Ang Temba, were invited to Mr Basnet’s house in a typical country village and had enjoyed some typical Nepalese local food again.
Later on the Friday 4 more attendees from Australia and New Zealand arrived – Phill Zdybel, Joshua Zdybel, Blair Martin and Mark Elliot.
All total 150 participants and officials took part from Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.
Most of the Nepalese participants came from Kathmandu and arrived on Friday evening at the venue.
The 2nd Everest International Championships commenced at 9am on the Saturday, with Guest of Honour, Master Muleta lighting the Traditional candle at the opening ceremony to declare the event officially open.
The championship included Individual patterns and individual sparring with a demonstration in team patterns. Uniquely this championship was held under the open sky, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas for all participants. Logistics were in place in the event of inclement weather, however we were blessed with a glorious day.
All officals, umpires and judges work very hard all day and Master Muleta did us the honour of acting as Centre Referee for all the Black Belt finals. We were impressed and thankful for his kindness and assistance in conducting this event.
At the end of the Championships, there was a medals and certification ceremony with special guest Lion’s Club President, Rudhra Hari Geawali. Medals and certificates were presented, and as a special bonus, 1000 nepali rupees were given to every gold medallist distributed by the Chief Guest, Master Muleta, M. Blair Martin and other guest presenters.
During the closing ceremony, Master Muleta donated Australian raised funds to Taekwondo ITF Nepal. Including donating all his teaching fees back to ITF Nepal, and covering all his own travel costs, in all the Australian effort raised over $2000 worth of support. (over 150,000 rupees)
Phillip Zdybel also from Australia was very active in raising funds through his local community, donating over $500.
ITF Nepal President Laxman Basnet presented 341,000 Nepali Rupee to Mr. Gayaji Khadka, assistant Instructor and Treasurer of ITF Nepal.
10,000 Rupees was presented to Nepal Journalist Federation, Kavre to support the family of Suman Bomjan who was member of Nepal sports Journalist Forum, who died during the Earthquake.
ITF Nepal also wishes to acknowledge the donation of $5,500 Hongkong dollars by Hong Kong original Taekwondo Council, 1,52,947 NPR ($2300NZD around by Morgan Stacey, Project Manager of Naylor Love Construction of New Zealand.
The remainder was collected by Mr Basnet from friends and Club members from New Zealand.
Mr. Basnet honoured Master Michael Muleta (United ITF Australia) and Mr Blair Martin (United ITF New Zealand) with a Certificate and plaque of Appreciation.
It was fantastic event and all participants and officials were so excited and happy. In the ceremony Master Muleta and Mr. Blair said in their speech they were very happy to be in Nepal and they will support in future events too.
Also they said they are very surprised with Nepali participants sparring and the spirit shown, as participants with minimal protective equipment, much vigour yet no injuries.
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Written by ITF Nepal.

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Nepal Goodwill Seminar

nepal muletaThoroughbred Taekwon-Do Founder Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree will be conducting a Goodwill Seminar in Nepal this weekend, to support relief for the victims of Nepal’s devastating earthquakes earlier in 2015.

He will be conducting an ITF Certified seminar covering ITF Technique and teaching methodology.

All proceeds from the event, along with funds raised in the lead up, will be distributed to the relief and rebuilding effort.

Over 100 attendees will be coming from 5 different countries, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

The 2nd Everest Championships will also be held in conjunction with the seminar.

A facebook page has been set up for the event TKD4NEpal

Melbourne Technical Seminar

ITF Taekwon-Do Technical Seminar – Melbourne

seminarThoroughbred Taekwon-Do students from the Balwyn club were among several ITF members who attended an ITF Technical Seminar conducted by Master Michael Muleta, 8th Degree President and Technical Director of United ITF Taekwon-Do Australia.

taekwondo 3The seminar was conducted in Port Melbourne, Victoria and covered many technical aspects of Taekwon-Do including tuls, fundamentals, kicking, and teaching methodologies.

The main focus was the application of General Choi’s theories on power development and execution. Patterns diagrams were clarified and a focus on kicking drills and combinations.

taekwondo 4The session was split up into a morning session for all belts, followed by an afternoon session for black belts and instructors.


Melbourne Seminar this weekend

melbourne muleta Master Michael Muleta, President and Technical Director of United ITF Taekwondo Australia Inc, as part of a series of seminars across Australia will be conducting a Technical seminar in Port Melbourne, VIC on Sunday 30th August at the Fishermans Bend Community Centre, hosted by Vouvaris ITF Taekwon-Do.

As many of you know, this is the last Taekwon-Do event prior to Master Michael Muleta, along with other United ITF Australia members heading across to Nepal to assist with Earthquake Relief Fundraising by conducting seminars and a championships.

Register for the seminar here 


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Congratulations Aussie Team

Congratulations to our Thoroughbred Taekwon-Do members on making the Australian Team to represent Australia at the 2016 ITF World Championships in England :
Justin Chin
Peter Nikolov
Anna Blake

Also congratulations to ex-Thoroughbreds on making the team
Michael Southern
Lachlan Amodeo

Registrations now open

Registrations for Master Michael Muleta’s Brisbane Technical Seminar and Black Belt grading are now open – book online today.



Congratulations to Thoroughbred Justin Chin winning Silver in the Mens 4th Degre…

Congratulations to Thoroughbred Justin Chin winning Silver in the Mens 4th Degree Patterns

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