Taebaek is the name of a mountain with the meaning of "bright mountain", where Tangun, the founder of the nation of Korean people, reigned the country, and the bright mountain symbolizes sacredness of soul and Tangun's thought of "hongik ingan"[humanitarian ideal]. There are numerous sites known as Taebaek, but Mt. Paektu, which has been typically known as the cradle of Korean people, is the background naming the Taebaek poomsae. New techniques introduced in this poomsae are sonnal-arae-hecho-makki, sonnal-opeo-japki [grabbing], japhin-son-mok-ppaegi [pulling out the caught wrist], Kumkang-momtong-makki, deung-jumeok-olgul-bakkat-chigi, dol-tzeogi [hinge], etc. The line of poomsae is like a Chinese letter, which symbolized the bridge between the Heaven and the earth, signifying human beings founded the nation by the Heaven's order. The poomsae movements are largely composed of momtong-makkis and chigis.

Than Phong Australia Committee is pleased to announce our new organisation structure for 2013-2015.

1. President: Master Phan Cao Tri

2. Co-ordinator: Instructor Pham Chi Thien

4. Treasurer: Instructor Bao Le with the assistance of Master Tung Ho

5. Events Organiser: Master Tung Ho

6. Secretary: Instructor Hao Nguyen

7. Discipline Officer: Instructor Tri Duong

Xin knh chc qu V S?, Hu?n Luy?n Vin, v ton th? ??ng Mn nh?ng ?i?u t?t ??p nh?t trong Ma Ging Sinh v N?m M?i.

Nga?y nh?p ho?c ?? ca?c vo? ????ng:


Springvale Dojang : 13/01/2013
Footscray Dojang  : 17/01/2013
Collingwood Dojang : 01/02/2013
Brunswick Dojang : 19/01/2013

Ban Ch?p Hnh: Th?n Phong Taekwondo Austrlia

The Korean National Demonstration Team from Korea performing at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 7th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships have kicked off on Dec. 6, 2012 for a four-day run in Tunja, Colombia, where a record number of participating athletes perform free-style poomsae for the first time.

Poomsae is a form of taekwondo consisting of various fundamental stances, blocks, punches and kicks logically arranged in a meaningful order in response to attacks from multiple imaginary assailants attacking from different directions.

Free-style poomsae features individual, pair and mixed teams of athletes performing attacking and defending taekwondo techniques, along with a composition of music and choreography of their choice for 60-70 seconds, which is then scored on technical skills and presentation.

Congratulations to all our students who competed yesterday at Koryo Bev Walker competition. Thank you Master Tri, Master Tung, parents and friends who came to support the team. Thank you c Vn and c H??ng for providing a delicious refreshment and lunch. Please share your photos and videos to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Following is the results:

The Korean National Demonstration Team from Korea will be performing on Saturday 1 December 2012 at 1:00pm at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The event is free and open to the public. The Korean Cultural Office and Korea Tourism Organisation will co-host this demonstration with the team from Korea who have toured more than 100 countries since its establishment playing a major part in introducing and spreading the sport and Korean culture. This will be their second visit since 1998 a 14 year long gap for an encore showcase of the quintessence of Taekwondo to Australians.

To secure your spot please call (02) 8267 3499.

Than Phong International Martial Arts Federation Australia is pleased to announce that our summer camp for the year 2012 will be held at Sokil Arts Eco Retreat in Wensleydale, Victoria. Its approximately 2 hrs drive from the CBD.

There are many onsite activities and special Taekwondo training. Our Masters and Senior Instructors will be giving seminars on various topics to improve your Taekwondo skills. This is a great family get away weekend that you cant afford to miss!


2012 Bev Walker Open Trophy Open Technical Competition Junior / Senior Poomse

Competition Date: Sunday 25th November 2012

Venue: Darebin Community Sports Stadium 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir VIC 3073

Competitors: Members from all Organisations are welcome.

Maximum number of competitor: 250

Poomsae Judges: We require 21 WTF Poomsae Judges from any organsation to assist on the day. Scoring will conducted by both iPads and One on One. All Poomsae Judges will receive a minimum of a $50.00 donation on the day. Please contact Master Russ Wood at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information.

Term 3 grading photos @ St Leo Primary School Hall.

Thank you very much C H??ng, Anh Sam va? Anh Ti?n for these beautiful shots.

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