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Members of the Tasmanian Team at the 2012 ITF Taekwon-Do Oceania Championships at the Hobart City Hall in April
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Josh Rowland wins Gold in the Special Techniques, Oceania Taekwon-Do Championships, Hobart
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Jess Rowland wins Gold in the Sparring at IL Shim International TaeKwon-Do ITF Victorian Challenge

On the back of their medal success at the IL Shim Victorian Challenge and the 2012 ITF Taekwon-Do Oceania Championships at the Hobart City Hall in April, local children Josh Rowland 17 from Woodbridge and 16 year old Jess Rowland have been selected as part of the fifteen person strong Tasmanian Team to represent the State at the 2012 National Championships on the Gold Coast in October this year. The Championships are a selection event for candidates for the opportunity to represent Australia at the World championships in Benidorm, Spain in 2013. Gabrielle Anastasio and David Walters are likely to achieve selection.

Steve Weston; senior instructor for Southern ITF Taekwon-Do; Secretary General of ITF Taekwon-Do Australia will be inducted into the Australasia Martial Arts Hall of Fame in August this year. He will head the team of fifteen including a variety of ranks from beginners to experienced black belts.

ITF Taekwon-Do Tasmania Inc hopes to raise $10,000 towards the costs with competitors meeting the remaining fifty precent of the cost of attending the Championships. With the support of the Old Wool Store; Woodbridge Hill Hideaway; Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and the Massage Studio at Friends Health and Fitness ITF Taekwon-Do Tasmania Inc will be holding a raffle to raise much need funds to assist the Tasmanian Team with the costs associated with attending the Championships.

Southern ITF Taekwon-Do offers professional instruction by 6th Degree Instructor Steve Weston. Junior World Championship contenders Gabrielle Anastasio and Isabella Weston assist with running fun classes specifically for children. Independent studies have demonstrated that martial arts are beneficial to children and improve mental focus, increase attention span and consequently help children to achieve in the academic and social settings as well as greater self-confidence and the ability to defend themselves emotionally and physically against bullying. If you are interested in sponsoring our team, helping with the sale of raffle tickets of would like more information please contact Steve Weston at Southern ITF Taekwon-Do http://www.southernitf.com or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

2012 National Taekwon-Do Championships
Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st October 2012.
Gold Coast, Queensland