Taekwondo Canada Operations Report January to March 2021
National Poomsae Championships
Taekwondo Canada hosted the first ever Online National High Performance Poomsae Championships and it was a resounding success! Congratulations to all the participants and coaches for thinking outside of the box and finding ways to compete regardless of the circumstances. A very special shout out to Ontario’s Moohan Taekwondo for their outdoor poomsae competition ring and their athletes who braved the cold Canadian weather to still put on a magnificent performance! Full results can be found here.
Winners from the individual divisions of the Online 2021 National High Performance Poomsae Championships have been selected to compete in the Online 2021 World Taekwondo Poomsae Open Challenge event. Following its start on March 28, 2021, the Challenge series will continue throughout the year with competitions occurring in March, June, September and December. Please check the website and social media for results as they become available. The team members can be found here.
Recreational Poomsae Nationals
Over a four-week period, Taekwondo Canada had athletes competing online from across the country with representation from nine provinces and one territory. It was amazing to see poomsae in Canada developing through these athletes ranging in age from 4 to 82! The future of Canadian poomsae looks bright! Thank you to all the referees who committed their time to this event and made this possible. Results can be found here.
Poomsae Head Coach and HP Plan
At the beginning of the year, Master Seoungmin Rim was appointed the Taekwondo Canada head coach and has been working to develop a pathway plan for Canadian athletes to continue to excel internationally and increase the frequency of their success. You can see the plan here.
Taekwondo Canada Contests
Taekwondo Canada continues to run monthly contests with a different theme each month. Congratulations to the winners for the last few months! The April contest (#AprilAppreciation) is posted on our social media! Be sure to check it out to see how you can win prizes. Thank you to Danny Rajjab at Dando Sports for his support with these contests – please visit his website and check out the online store.
Keep checking the website and social media for more upcoming online events. At this time, we do not have any upcoming in-person sparring or poomsae events planned for the near future, but we will keep everyone updated with this as things progress.
2020 was a big year for Taekwondo Canada with NCCP. A big shout out to Taekwondo Ontario and Ka-On Tong for their commitment to their coaches and dedication to coach education.
Our Performance Coach program has taken off like never before! Thanks to the incredible hard work of our Performance Coach evaluators and coach candidates, we have successfully certified 31 coaches at the highest level of certification achievable in the Taekwondo Canada National Coaching Certification Program.
Since January 2021, we have 7 new certified Assistant Instructors and 6 new certified Dojang Coaches. Congratulations to all the newly certified coaches and a big thank you to the evaluators for sharing their time and expertise in order to help maintain the highest coaching standards in our Taekwondo community.
If you are interested in taking NCCP courses, please check out our website.
Be a part of Taekwondo Canada’s #FeatureFriday spotlight on social media! Each week we showcase a club and share their incredible contributions to the taekwondo community and/or how they are excelling in these trying times. You can apply and submit your club photos here.
Updates to Committee Members
Taekwondo Canada wants to welcome all the new committee members who will help to lead and guide Taekwondo Canada forward. Thank you for your time and commitment. Please see the listing of our committee members here.
We are always looking for individuals who wish to contribute. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.