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November 21, 2014
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open).
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Cadet Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

November 19, 2014
The ATA is now taking applications from Junior A & Cadet athletes and their Coaches who intend to participate at the 2015 US Open (Jan. 20-25) and 2015 Canada Open (Feb. 13-15), for potential funding from our Casino fund.  As the ATA must apply for approval from Alberta Gaming for travel outside of the Province, and as this process takes approximately eight weeks, funding requests must be received by the ATA (email to admin@taekwondoalberta.com or fax to 780-432-2440) by December 5, 2014.

November 12, 2014
The following are the designated Black Belt Sport Poomsae for Tiger Challenge:
Up to 14 years: Taegeuk 4, Koryo
Junior (15-17): Taegeuk 7, Taeback
Senior 1 (18-29): Taegeuk 6, Keumgang
Senior 2 (30-39): Taegeuk 8, Pyongwon
Master 1 (40-49): Keumgang, Shipjin
Master 2 (50-59): Shipjin, Chonkwon
Master 3 (60+): Shipjin, Chonkwon

Pair (up to 13): Taegeuk 4, Koryo
Pair (14 - 29): Keumgang, Pyongwon
Pair (30+): Koryo, Jitae

Team (up to 13): Taegeuk 8, Koryo
Team (14 - 29): Taeback, Shipjin
Team (30+): Pyongwon, Jitae

November 4, 2014
A reminder that, as a sanctioned ATA event, the upcoming Tiger Challenge will use the KP&P Scoring System for Black Belt sparring matches. Competitors are responsible for providing their own competition socks compatible with the KP&P Scoring System.

The ATA will have a limited number of KP&P socks available at the tournament for sale, but to ensure correct sizing, socks can be ordered directly from Captain Sports at www.captainsports.ca or 1-866-935-0800.


October 14, 2014
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Kyorugi Referee Seminar on Saturday, November 8th in Westlock. The cost is $55.00 (includes copy of competition rules). Parents may attend at a cost of $20.00 (no book).  Please register by emailing admin@taekwondoalberta.com by Friday, October 31st.  Cheques are to be made payable to the Alberta Taekwondo Association - payment can be made at the door.

Location:  Spirit Center (9603-100 Street), Westlock
Time:  9:00am to 4:30pm

Please bring your dobok and Taekwondo shoes, a pen and note pad.  Note: This seminar will satisfy the requirements of attending a Referee Seminar for Dojang Coach certification.

October 7, 2014
The ATA is looking for an individual to act as 'Tournament Planner' for the 2015 Alberta Open.  Interested individuals should have Taekwondo training, tournament planning experience, leadership qualities, knowledge of electronic scoring systems and referee/coaching experience.  If interested, please contact admin@taekwondoalberta.com.  

October 6, 2014
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce their Referee Education and Development Policy.

September 19, 2014
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2014 Tiger Challenge Tournament has been sanctioned as an Alberta Black Belt Ranking Point Tournament.  For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

September 17, 2014
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Kyorugi Referee Seminar on Sunday, October 5th in Calgary. The cost is $55.00 (includes copy of competition rules). Parents may attend at a cost of $20.00 (no book).  Please register by emailing admin@taekwondoalberta.com by Friday, September 26th.  Cheques are to be made payable to the Alberta Taekwondo Association - payment can be made at the door.

Location:  Chan Lee Taekwondo, 211, 20 Country Hills Landing N, Calgary
Time:  9:00am to 4:30pm

Please bring your dobok and Taekwondo shoes, a pen and note pad.  Note: This seminar will satisfy the requirements of attending a Referee Seminar for Dojang Coach certification.

August 18, 2014
NCCP Multi-sport A Workshop
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9-4 p.m. (*approx.)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 9-2 p.m. (*approx.)
COST - $89.25 (includes GST)  Includes: Course, facilitator and materials to keep.
     *Known to end earlier on both days due to exceptional Course Facilitator, Mr. Chris McLean.
Hosted by: Precision Martial Arts Academy
, #207, 10807 Castle Downs Road
Edmonton, Alberta, T5X-3N7   To register phone: 780-472-6238
Payments can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card (phone in). Must prepay to register. 20 Maximum. Must be 16+ to attend. Accepting payments and registrations effective TODAY. Please register now to avoid disappointment as we can only accept the first 20 registrations.

June 18, 2014
Taekwondo Canada has announced that there will be a National Development Poomsae Camp held in Edmonton on August 16 – 17.  See more...

June 4, 2014
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open).
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Cadet Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

May 22, 2014
List of Designated Poomsae for the 2014 Western Canadian Tournament of Champions, May 24, 2014.

May 6, 2014
Amended WTF Competition Rules and Interpretations
http://taekwondo-canada.com/amended-wtf-competition-rules-interpretations/

April 14, 2014
Taekwondo Canada has released its National Competitions Policy and National Membership and Registered Participant Policy.  See more...

March 26, 2014
Taekwondo Canada has announced that an NCCP workshop will be held in Edmonton on May 3, 2014.  See more...

March 25, 2014
List of Designated Poomsae for the 2014 Alberta Open, April 5, 2014.

March 4, 2014
Please be advised that the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Alberta Taekwondo Association (ATA) will be held on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Palm Room at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton.  Members should bring picture ID and check-in between 9:30am and 10:00am, so that the meeting can start promptly at 10:00 am.

The ATA’s Nominating Committee is accepting submissions for Nominations of Directors. Please submit nominations within 15 days (March 19th, 2014) to admin@taekwondoalberta.com.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.  List of Eligible Voting Members

See the Agenda for the AGM.  See the 2013 Draft AGM Minutes.

March 3, 2014
The ATA is now taking applications from Junior A & Cadet athletes and their Coaches who intend to participate at the 2014 Canadian Nationals (May 15 - 18), for potential funding from our Casino fund.  As the ATA must apply for approval from Alberta Gaming for travel outside of the Province, and as this process takes approximately eight weeks, funding requests must be received by the ATA (email to admin@taekwondoalberta.com or fax to 780-432-2440) by March 14, 2014.

February 18, 2014
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is looking for up to three volunteers to be members of the Nominating Committee for the 2014 Elections.  If you are interested, please email admin@taekwondoalberta.com by February 28th, 2014.

February 18, 2014
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Kyorugi Referee Seminar on Saturday, March 15th in Edmonton. The cost is $55.00 (includes copy of competition rules). Parents may attend at a cost of $20.00 (no book).  Please register by emailing admin@taekwondoalberta.com by Friday, March 7th.  Cheques are to be made payable to the Alberta Taekwondo Association - payment can be made at the door.

Location:  Elite Taekwondo, 9831 - 45 Avenue, Edmonton
Time:  9:00am to 5:00pm

Please bring your dobok and Taekwondo shoes, a pen and note pad.  Note: This seminar will satisfy the requirements of attending a Referee Seminar for Dojang Coach certification.

February 5, 2014
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open).
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Cadet Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

January 27, 2014
List of Designated Poomsae for the DK Chun Tournament, February 1, 2014.

January 23, 2014
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to provide a general information package for the upcoming 2014 Alberta Open, taking place April 5, 2014 in Edmonton at the Grant MacEwan Sport & Wellness Centre.  Online registration opens February 15th.

January 21, 2014
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open).
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Cadet Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

November 20, 2013
List of Designated Poomsae for the Whitecourt Tournament, January 18, 2014.

January 10, 2014
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce that there will be a National Development Sparring Camp held in Edmonton, Alberta on Feb 28 – March 2, 2014.  See more...

The event will be subsidized by the Alberta Taekwondo Association for Youth, Cadet and Junior athletes and their respective Coaches – $100.00 will be reimbursed to these athletes and coaches at the conclusion of the Sparring Camp. For more information please contact admin@taekwondoalberta.com.

January 6, 2014
Congratulations to Grandmaster Chung on his appointment by the WTF as the Technical Delegate for the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

January 6, 2014
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2014 DK Chun Tournament has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament.  For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

December 16, 2013
The ATA is now taking applications from Junior A & Cadet athletes and their Coaches who intend to participate at the 2014 Canada Open (February 13 – 16) and the 2014 US Open (February 19 – 23), for potential funding from our Casino fund.  As the ATA must apply for approval from Alberta Gaming for travel outside of the Province, and as this process takes approximately eight weeks, funding requests must be received by the ATA (email to admin@taekwondoalberta.com or fax to 780-432-2440) by December 24, 2013.

December 13, 2013
General Information for the 2014 Canada Open is now available at http://taekwondo-canada.com/2014-canada-open/

December 13, 2013
Congratulations to the following Alberta athletes who recently placed at the Junior World Qualification tournament in Montreal: Jonas Patron (Gold), Michelle Chung (Silver) and Romandeep Padda (Silver)Jonas will go on to represent Canada at the Junior World Taekwondo Championships in Chinese Taipei, March 2014.

November 22, 2013
Due to the weather conditions, the Whitecourt Tournament scheduled for tomorrow (November 23rd) has been CANCELLED. It has been re-scheduled for January 18, 2014.  A new Designated Poomsae draw will be posted January 15th.

November 20, 2013
List of Designated Poomsae for the 2013 Whitecourt Tournament, November 23, 2013.

November 14, 2013
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open).
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Cadet Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

November 13, 2013
Congratulations to Shelley Vettese-Baert who won Bronze at the 2013 World Poomsae Championships in Bali, Indonesia.  Congratulations also to the all-Alberta female team in Over 29, Shelley Vettese-Baert, Tania Makarenko and Nicole Burt, who advanced to the finals and finished in eighth place.  Master Rim attended as Head Poomsae Coach for Canada.

Congratulations as well to Chloe Lee who won Gold in the Junior Pan-American Poomsae Championship in Mexico for the 2nd Dan division - a first ever gold medal for Canada in that division. Chloe also won a silver medal in Team Poomsae for Canada.

November 6, 2013
The following are the designated Black Belt Sport Poomsae for Tiger Challenge:
Up to 14 years: Taegeuk 6, Koryo
Junior (15-17): Taegeuk 7, Koryo
Senior 1 (18-29): Taegeuk 6, Pyongwon
Senior 2 (30-39): Taegeuk 7, Taeback
Master 1 (40-49): Taegeuk 8, Shipjin
Master 2 (50-59): Keumgang, Hansu
Master 3 (60+): Keumgang, Hansu

October 21, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2013 Whitecourt Tournament has been sanctioned as an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament.  For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

October 7, 2013
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Edmonton – an Assistant-Instructor workshop to be held 2 November and a Dojang Coach workshop to be held 3 November.  See more...

October 2, 2013
Emergency First Aid CPR Level A Course Offered
For those coaches that are pursuing Dojang Coach Certification, this course will meet the requirement for “Standard First Aid Certification” and includes training in CPR. For more information and registration, please phone 403-342-1998 or 403-304-5205.
Course: Emergency First Aid CPR Level A
Dates: Sunday, October 13th
Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Master Rim's Taekwondo (7-88 Howarth St, Red Deer)
Cost: $120.00 (includes manual and all materials)

September 23, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is now taking applications from Junior A athletes and Coaches who intend to participate at the Youth Olympic Games/Junior World Qualification Events in Montreal, November 30th and December 1st, 2013, for potential funding from our Casino fund.  As the ATA must apply for approval from Alberta Gaming for travel outside of the Province, and as this process takes approximately eight weeks, funding requests must be received by the ATA (email or fax to 780-432-2440) by September 30th, 2013.

September 17, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2013 Tiger Challenge Tournament has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament.  For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

September 16, 2013
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Kyorugi Referee Seminar on Friday, October 4th (Theory/Practical) and Saturday, October 5th (Practical) in Edmonton.  See more...

September 4, 2013
2013 - 2014 Alberta Taekwondo Association Membership Registration

August 28, 2013

The ATA is pleased to announce that the upcoming SPARfest tournament package is now available.  The semi-annual tournament will be held in Edmonton at Concordia University College on October 5th, 2013.

August 26, 2013
The demonstration of the new KP&P wireless scoring system, originally scheduled in Calgary for August 24th, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 31st (other details remain the same). All players, coaches, and masters are welcome to attend.  See more...   Waiver Form  Medical Fitness to Compete Form

August 23, 2013
Congratulations to Alberta athlete Kaitlin Blankenau, who won a Silver medal at the Chuncheon Korean Open, July 4 - 9 in Chuncheon City, South Korea.

August 19, 2013
Congratulations to the following Alberta athletes who competed at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy, August 8 - 9, 2013:  Master Jim Rennie, Bronze medal in Poomsae and Bronze medal in Sparring; Master Shelley Vettese-Baert, Gold medal in Poomsae and Gold medal in Sparring; Cindy Richardson, Bronze medal in Sparring.  See full results...

June 14, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that there will be a demonstration of the new KP&P wireless scoring system over the summer for anyone who is interested. All players, coaches, and masters are welcome to attend.  See more...   Waiver Form  Medical Fitness to Compete Form

June 10, 2013
Congratulations to Lisa Standeven, who won her third World Para Gold medal this past weekend in the Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland, beating Great Britain's Amy Truesdale 5-2.  See more...

May 23, 2013
The ATA would like to thank the following Dojangs for supporting our Casino last weekend by providing volunteers: Precision Taekwondo, Calgary Taekwondo Academy, Grandmaster KH Min Taekwondo, Golden Phoenix Taekwondo, Lo's Taekwondo, Kwan's Taekwondo, Chan Lee's Taekwondo, University Taekwondo, Spirit Taekwondo, Whitecourt Taekwondo and Tiger Taekwondo.  Thank you to all our Volunteers for making this event a huge success!

May 13, 2013
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA Members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. Canada Open)
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

May 9, 2013
Congratulations to Cecilia Lee, who has been invited to represent Canada at the World Championships in Puebla, Mexico, July 14 to 21, 2013!

May 8, 2013
List of Designated Poomsae for the 2013 Western Canadian Tournament of Champions, May 11, 2013.

May 3, 2013
A reminder that the 2013 Western Canadian Tournament of Champions has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament. Poomsae divisions added to the event, as outlined in the updated information package.

May 2, 2013
The ATA is hosting a casino at the Palace Casino (West Edmonton Mall) on May 17th and 18th. If you are able to volunteer your time to help out, please email admin@taekwondoalberta.com for more details and time slot availability.  100% of this funding will go towards our Junior athletes - thank you for your help!

April 9, 2013
Congratulations to Cecilia Lee for winning Bronze at the 2013 Belgium Open in the Senior Women's Bantam division.

April 3, 2013
Congratulations to Mr. Eric Wah on his selection as a referee for the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Championships on July 15-21, 2013 in Mexico.

March 28, 2013
A reminder that the deadline to register for the upcoming West National Poomsae Training and Development Camp is April 3, 2013.  Athletes wishing to be considered for the 2013 World Poomsae Championships and the 2013 Junior Pan American Poomsae Championships must participate in at least one of two training camps scheduled to prepare athletes for world competition.  More info...

March 26, 2013
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA members are now available.  Athletes must submit proof of participation/ranking in order to receive points for International Events (e.g. US Open)
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

March 26, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2013 Western Canadian Tournament of Champions has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament. For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

March 20, 2013
List of Designated Poomsae for the Black Belt Sport Poomsae Divisions at the 2013 Alberta Open Tournament, March 23rd, 2013.

March 13, 2013
Please be advised that the venue for the AGM on March 24, 2013 will be in the Palm Room at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton.  Members should bring picture ID and check-in between 9:30am and 10:00am, so that the meeting can start promptly at 10:00 am.

See the Agenda for the AGM.  See the 2012 Draft AGM Minutes.

March 6, 2013
List of Director Nominations

February 15, 2013
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA members are now available.
- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

February 13, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to provide a general information package for the upcoming 2013 Alberta Open, taking place March 23, 2013 in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.  Online registration opens February 15th.

February 13, 2013

The 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Alberta Taekwondo Association (ATA) will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am. The venue will be confirmed at a later date.  List of Eligible Voting Members

 

The ATA’s Nominating Committee is accepting submissions for Nominations of Directors, as all current Director terms are expiring. Please submit nominations within 15 days (February 28th, 2013) to admin@taekwondoalberta.com. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.


February 12, 2013
The 2nd semi-annual SPARfest tournament package is now available.  The semi-annual tournament will be held in Calgary at the Notre Dame High School on March 2nd, 2013.

February 11, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association would like to announce that a Membership Registration Policy has been approved by the Board of Directors and is now in effect.

February 9, 2013
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce there will be an Assistant-Instructor workshop Feb. 23 in Lac La Biche, Alberta.  See more...

February 6, 2013
Congratulations to Grandmaster Su Chung on his appointment as WTF Technical Delegate of the 2013 ChunCheon Open Championships (Korea Open), to be held July 4th - 9th, 2013.

January 30, 2013
List of Designated Poomsae for the Black Belt Sport Poomsae Divisions at the 2013 Chun's Memorial Championship on Saturday, February 2nd.

January 28, 2013
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce two upcoming workshops in Edmonton – an Assistant-Instructor workshop to be held 2 March and a Dojang Coach workshop to be held 9 March.  See more...

January 28, 2013
Coaches Meeting, February 2nd at 10:00am, DK Chun Memorial Tournament
See more...

January 24, 2013
An NCCP Multi-Sport A Workshop is being offered on February 16 & 17, 2013 at Precision Martial Arts Academy.  See more...

January 21, 2013
Taekwondo Canada, in partnership with the Alberta Taekwondo Association, will host a development training camp Feb 8-10 in Edmonton, AB, led by Taekwondo Canada’s National Head Coach Master Shin Wook Lim and Olympic bronze medallist Master Dominique Bosshart.  See more...

Friday: 6:00 – 8:00pm (Athletes) and 8:00 – 9:00pm (Coaches)
Saturday: 10:00am – 12:00pm then 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Athletes, with 2 hr lunch break in between), and 12:00pm – 2:00pm Coaches
Sunday: same as Saturday Schedule

January 17, 2013
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA members are now available. Please refer to the following policies for details on how Ranking Points are determined: Provincial Points System - Poomsae and Provincial Points System - Sparring

- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

January 16, 2013
Congratulations to our Alberta Athletes who participated at the 2013 National Taekwondo Championships in Vancouver, BC.   Special congratulations to Cecilia Lee for capturing Gold in the Senior Women's Bantam division.  We wish her continued success on her way to a spot on the National Team.
 - 2013 Alberta National Results - Poomsae
 - 2013 Alberta National Results - Sparring

January 2, 2013
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the Chun's Memorial Championship has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament. For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

December 14, 2012
The ATA Board of Directors has voted to approve the following proposal, to be in effect immediately:  That the ATA will allow individual members to register in the ATA and Taekwondo Canada after the membership registration deadline (stipulated by our Bylaws as November 30th), with the understanding that these individuals will not have voting privileges at the upcoming AGM. This decision to be ratified by the General Membership at the upcoming AGM.

November 28, 2012
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Referee Seminar on Sunday, December 16th at Spirit Taekwondo in Edmonton.  See more...

November 22, 2012
St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Course Offered

For those coaches that are pursuing Dojang Coach Certification, this course will meet the requirement for “Standard First Aid Certification” and includes training in CPR and AED. For more information and registration, please contact Master Linda Kwan at (780) 903-2677 or by email at: lindakwan888@yahoo.ca
Course: Standard First Aid, Level C CPR and AED
Dates: Saturday November 24 & Sunday November 25, 2012
Times: November 24 – 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
          November 25 – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Elite Taekwondo School, 9831-45 Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: $125.00 (includes manual and all materials)

November 20, 2012
Updated Ranking Point Summaries of ATA members are now available. Please refer to the following policies for details on how Ranking Points are determined: Provincial Points System - Poomsae and Provincial Points System - Sparring

- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

November 19, 2012
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce there will be an Assistant-Instructor (AI) workshop on Saturday, 1 December in Edmonton.  See more...

November 19, 2012
Alberta Sparring Team Training

Dates: Sunday, November 25, 2012 and Sunday, December 9, 2012 (Jr and Sr)
Location: Master Rim’s TKD: Highland Green Plaza, 88 Howarth Street Red Deer, AB
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Competitors are expected to bring and wear their complete sparring gear, including mouth guard, for each training session. In addition, competitors are asked to each bring two kicking targets, 'volleyball' knee pads (for injury prevention) and a notebook and pen.  Please confirm your attendance at each of the training sessions by emailing Master Cha at mastercha@redpx.com by Thursday at 4pm before each Sunday's training.

Following the 2013 National Championships in Vancouver, dates will be scheduled for Winter/Spring Alberta sparring team training.

November 15, 2012
The following are the designated Sport Poomsae for the Whitecourt tournament:
Junior A (14-17): Taegeuk 5, Koryo (same for Jr. B and Jr. C)
Senior 1 (18-29): Taegeuk 8, Shipjin
Senior 2: (30-39): Koryo, Keumgang
Master 1: (40-49): Taegeuk 8, Pyongwon
Master 2: (50-59): Keumgang, Jitae
Master 3: (60+): Keumgang, Chonkwan

November 9, 2012
The following Ranking Point Summaries of ATA members are now available. Please refer to the following policies for details on how Ranking Points are determined: Provincial Points System - Poomsae and Provincial Points System - Sparring

- Sparring Ranking Points - Junior A Division
- Sparring Ranking Points - Senior Division
- Poomsae Ranking Points

Poomsae Seminar November 2012
November 6, 2012
There will be a National Poomsae Workshop in Whitecourt, AB on November 18th from 10:00am - 5:00pm.  See more...


November 1, 2012
The following are the designated Sport Poomsae for the Tiger Challenge tournament:
Ages 10 and under - Taegeuk 4 Jang and Koryo
Ages 11 - 13 years old - Taegeuk 7 Jang and Keumgang
Ages 14 - 17 years old - Taegeuk 6 Jang and Taeback
Under 29 years old - Taegeuk 8 Jang and Keumgang
Under 39 years old - Taegeuk 7 Jang and Taeback
Under 49 years old - Pyongwon and Jitae
Under 59 years old - Koryo and Hansu
Over 59 years old - Koryo and Hansu

October 25, 2012
Congratulations to Master Derek Sadler and Master Shelley Vetesse-Baert for being selected to be on Taekwondo Canada's inaugural Board of Directors for the new Taekwondo Athletes Council Canada. Please see the following links for more information:  http://tkdathletecouncilcan.com/?page_id=64 and
http://tkdathletecouncilcan.com

October 22, 2012
Congratulations to Alberta Poomsae Athletes with their results at the 2012 Pan American Taekwondo Championships in Bolivia.  Master Jim Rennie won a Silver Medal in Masters 3 Division and Master Paul Thibault won a Bronze Medal in Masters 1 Division.  Mr. Bill McLaughlin also competed and did very well.  Congratulations as well to Coach Master Rim, as 4 of the 5 competitors he coached won medals.

Team Canada (Poomsae) with the Canadian Officials Bolivia 2012
Team Canada (Poomsae) with Canadian Officials, Bolivia 2012

October 18, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the Whitecourt Championship has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament (Senior and Junior A Black Belts will be able to earn points for future funding in sparring and Senior Black Belts will be able to earn points for future funding in patterns). For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

October 15, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce the following appointments for 2012-2013: Master Joo-Han Cha as Alberta Provincial Sparring Team Coach, and Master Doug Kim as Alberta Provincial Poomsae Team Coach.

October 9, 2012
Congratulations to Grandmaster Su Hwan Chung for his appointment as Vice President of PATU at PATU's AGM held on October 8th, 2012.

October 1, 2012
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce there will be a Dojang Coach (DC) workshop on Saturday, October 27th in Edmonton, Alberta.  Please remember, coaches must be DC certified to participate at the National Championships in January, 2013.  See more...

September 25, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that the 2012 Tiger Challenge Tournament has been sanctioned as an an Alberta Black Belt Team Selection Tournament (Senior and Junior A Black Belts will be able to earn points for future funding in sparring and Senior Black Belts will be able to earn points for future funding in patterns).  For more information, see the ATA's Provincial Points Systems policies.

September 25, 2012
Update - The ATA will be holding a Sparring Seminar on Sunday, September 30th at Spirit Taekwondo (13532 - 97 Street, Edmonton) from 10 AM to 1 PM.  More information can be found in the SPARfest tournament package.  The seminar will cover basic sparring strategies, basic kicking skills, basic stepping, ring management, and different sparring scenarios.

September 12, 2012
Updated SPARfest tournament package with 'Registration' and 'Medical Fitness to Compete' forms.

September 12, 2012
2012 Taekwondo Leaders
Alberta Masters Lo, Rennie, Froese and Kim recently returned from Seoul Korea where they attended the World Leaders Forum Sept. 1-4. There were 300 members from 52 countries.  Master Froese was also selected to Referee at the 2012 20th World Hanmadang Championships, Aug. 27-31.

September 10, 2012
The ATA is now accepting applications and nominations for Sparring and Poomsae Coaches. See more information...

September 10, 2012
National Poomsae Training Camp West - Alberta - 21 to 23 Sept  More information...
Anyone who would like to improve competition Poomsae is also welcome!

September 6, 2012
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce that the Taekwondo Alliance of Alberta will be hosting an Assistant-Instructor (AI) workshop on Saturday, 22 September.  See more...

September 4, 2012
2012 - 2013 Alberta Taekwondo Association Membership Registration

September 4, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association would like to announce that the following new policies have been approved by the Board of Directors and are now in effect:
Event Hosting and Sanctioning Policy
Provincial Points System - Poomsae
Provincial Points System - Sparring
Reimbursement Policy

August 31, 2012
Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce that Smoky River Taekwondo will be hosting an Assistant-Instructor (AI) workshop on Saturday, 15 September.  See more...

August 20, 2012
The WTF Taekwondo Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the Alberta Taekwondo Association (ATA) will be hosting an Assistant-Instructor (AI) workshop on Sunday, 30 September.  See more...

August 17, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association welcomes Taekwondo athletes of all ages and belt levels to participate in the first ever SPARFest Tournament, which will be held at Concordia University on September 29, 2012. This will be a fun and exciting event aimed at acquiring sparring experience for athletes and coaches of all levels.  See more...

August 9, 2012
The ATA will be hosting a Provincial Referee Seminar on Sunday, August 12th at Red Phoenix Taekwondo in Calgary.  See more...

August 7, 2012
Precision Martial Arts Academy will be hosting another NCCP Multi-sport A Course on the weekend of August 25 & 26, 2012.

See attachment as to what is covered in this course. This will help everyone complete/finalize their AI Portfolios for certification.  Registration is now open. $85 + gst for full weekend and includes all materials. If you missed the last one, here is your chance close to home and very convenient.


July 9, 2012
Process for NCCP Assistant Instructor & Dojang Coach Certifications
* Effective January 1, 2013 all Coaches must be Dojang Coach certified to participate in National Events as a Coach - See TKD Canada's NCCP Certification Process

June 21, 2012

2012 World Poomsae Team Selection Protocol from Taekwondo Canada


June 20, 2012
Team Alberta Officials for the 2102 Senior Nationals:
Head of Team, Master Ken Froese
Team Manager, Master Doug Kim
Head Coach, Master Joo Han Cha
Poomsae Coach, Master Doug Kim
Team Doctor, Dr. Terry DeFreitas

June 14, 2012
Congratulations to the following ATA members who will be honoured at Taekwondo Canada's 2nd Annual Awards Gala, June 26th in Toronto:

Sir Richard Ashby - Honorary Member
Grandmaster KH Min - Hall of Fame Inductee, Builder of Taekwondo within Canada
Grandmaster Duk Ki Chun (posthumous) - Hall of Fame Inductee, Builder of Taekwondo within Canada
Grandmaster Myung Ok Yu - Hall of Fame Inductee, Referee
Master Shelley Vettese-Baert - Poomsae Athlete of the Year
Precision Martial Arts Academy - Club of the Year
Master Linda Kwan - Referee of the Year

More info...

June 1, 2012
The ATA is pleased to announce that our new Bylaws, approved by Special Resolution at the Annual General Meeting on March 24, 2012, have been approved and registered by Corporate Registries.  See the Bylaws.

June 1, 2012
The following documents have been released by Taekwondo Canada and are available on their website at www.wtfcanada.com

1. National Coaching Standards Policy
2. Upcoming Poomsae Seminar in June in Toronto
3. Challenging Dojang Coach at the upcoming Senior Nationals

May 22, 2012
The ATA will be hosting Team Alberta Poomsae training as follows:
Saturday, May 26th at Elite Taekwondo
9831 - 45 Avenue, Edmonton Alberta
5:00pm to 8:00pm    All Poomsae athletes are welcome!

May 4, 2012
Master Jim Rennie, Sr Head Instructor of the Alliance and 2011 Canada National Team member, travelled with four students and Mr. Bill McLaughlin (Folding Mountain Taekwondo) to the 2012 World Open in San Luis Potosi Mexico April 13-15th.  More...

April 30, 2012
The ATA will be hosting Team Alberta Poomsae training as follows:
Sunday, May 6th at Calgary Taekwondo Academy
2711 - 17th Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta
10:00am to 1:00pm    All Poomsae athletes are welcome!

April 5, 2012
National Coaching Standards Policy - Approved March 30, 2012

April 3, 2012
NCCP Part A & B Courses - April 6 to 9 in St. Albert at the Pix Martial Arts Centre
See more information...

March 28, 2012
March 24, 2012 Senior and Junior Provincial Results

March 27, 2012
The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who helped make the inaugural Alberta Open a success!  We would like to specifically thank the following groups and individuals for their contributions:
- DK Chun Chang Moo Association for their donation and setup of the mats
- Mr. Eric Wah for his donation to secure medical staff and for chair/table rentals
- Master Seoungmin Rim for the design and purchase of the banner and posters

We would also like to thank Master Mark Pellerin for his generous donation to the ATA.

March 22, 2012
Please be advised that the venue for the AGM on March 24, 2012 will be in Classroom #1 at the Saville Community Centre, 11610 - 65 Avenue, Edmonton.  Members should bring picture ID and check-in between 6:30 pm and 7:00, so that the meeting can start promptly at 7:00 pm.

March 22, 2012
Upcoming NCCP Workshop - Taekwondo Canada is pleased to announce a Dojang Coach workshop on April 28, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta
To register http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1790&EID=12052

March 19, 2012
Coaches study being conducted at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, entitled “Understanding coach motives, identity, commitment, and emotions”.  See more...

March 8, 2012
NCCP Multi Sport B Course on April 21 & 22, 2012 @ PMAA
This course is now SOLD OUT - thank you to all registrants.

March 6, 2012
Updated Alberta Open Tournament Information
Access online registration at:
http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2008&EID=11538

March 2, 2012
Taekwondo Canada Kukkiwon Database information, in effect as of April 1, 2012.  A reminder that if you register for the Alberta Open, you will automatically receive Taekwondo Canada membership.

February 29, 2012
The March 3 & 4, 2012 NCCP Multi-sport "A" Course being hosted by (PMAA) Precision Martial Arts Academy is now SOLD OUT!  Thank you to everyone for registering. Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. to check in.  Any questions please contact 
Master Derek Sadler at 780-983-5424.

February 23, 2012
2012 ATA Proposed Bylaws - Any ATA member having a question regarding the Proposed Bylaws may email their question to Master Lo, ATA Chairman.

February 22, 2012
The 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Alberta Taekwondo Association (ATA) will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm (if necessary, the meeting will continue on the following day, Sunday, March 25, 2012). The venue will be confirmed at a later date. 

See the Agenda for the AGM.  See the 2012 ATA Proposed Bylaws

February 17, 2012
Taekwondo Canada to host Referee Seminar in EdmontonTo register go to
http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1790&EID=11762

February 14, 2012
Updated Alberta Open Tournament Information

February 13, 2012
Upcoming National Poomsae Seminar in Red Deer
For more information:
February 8, 2012
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint partnership with  Taekwondo Canada resulting in several benefits to the individual participants and recognized WTF school members of the ATA and Taekwondo Canada within the jurisdiction of the Province of Alberta.
All registered members will now receive the following benefits:
- National Insurance Program - see the Insurance Program Brochure
- Access to Taekwondo Canada's programs, services, competitions and events

The annual membership registration process for the ATA will now be administered via Taekwondo Canada's National Online Database (beginning 2012) to streamline membership management and ensure that every taekwondo participant and school in Alberta has access to one affordable and complete insurance.  Furthermore, the online system will provide the ATA with the ability to accurately and easily report its membership demographics to Sport Alberta and Taekwondo Canada.

Taekwondo Canada is the sole governing body of WTF Taekwondo in Canada and is recognized by the World Taekwondo Federation, Sport Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.  Taekwondo Canada recognizes the Alberta Taekwondo Association as the sole WTF Taekwondo governing body in the Province of Alberta.

February 7, 2012
Alberta Coaches enjoyed tremendous progress the weekend of 28 January, with Assistant-Instructor (AI) and NCCP Learning Facilitator (LF) workshops in Edmonton.  See more...

February 6, 2012
NCCP Multi-sport Module A Course now taking registrationsSee more...

January 25, 2012

Congratulations to all Alberta athletes and coaches who made the trip and participated in Taekwondo Canada’s Junior Nationals and Olympic Team Trials in Vancouver.  See more...

January 25, 2012
Additional Team Alberta Poomsae training:
  1. Sat, Jan 28 - 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Tiger Taekwondo
  2. Sat, Feb 4 - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at PMAA
  3. Sat, Feb 11 - 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at PMAA
  4. Sun, Feb 12 - Confirmed US Open Athletes Only - 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PMAA
Athletes are asked to bring water bottles, healthy snacks, notebooks, pen, doboks/belt, and warm up track suit/hoodie.  Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Master Sadler at 780-983-5424.

January 23, 2012

The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to provide a general information package for the upcoming 2012 Alberta Open, taking place March 24, 2012 in Edmonton.  Online registration opens February 15th and closes March 21st (link to be provided).

January 17, 2012
High Performance Training - Sport Poomsae

January 11, 2012
Assistant Instructor Workshop
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Tiger Taekwondo, 7619 - 104 Street  Edmonton, AB
Facilitator: Grandmaster Su Hwan Chung
For more information on the Assistant Instructor Program, go to http://www.wtfcanada.com/eng/coaches/instructor-stream/

January 3, 2012
Taekwondo Canada has posted rule interpretations and amendments which will be applied at the 2012 World Junior Championships and Summer Olympics.  Athletes, coaches and referees are encouraged to become familiar with these rules prior to the 2012 Junior National Championships and Senior Olympic Team Trials.

December 21, 2011
2011 - 2012 Alberta Taekwondo Association Membership List

December 8, 2011
Taekwondo Canada Announcement regarding Article 1.6 of the 2012 Olympic Selection Criteria

December 5, 2011
Taekwondo Canada Seeking Volunteers for the 2012 Junior National Championships and Senior Olympic Team Trials

December 5, 2011
ALBERTA TEAM FUNDING

1) In order to be eligible for funding for competing at the 2012 Junior or Senior Nationals, Alberta athletes must participate on a regular basis in the Alberta Team Training, as posted on the ATA web site.

2) Team Funding will be based on a percentage of the NET profit (direct income less direct expenses) from the1st Alberta Open tournament.

3) The Alberta Team can consist of Junior A and Senior Athletes, Coaches and other Team Officials.

4) Amount of funding will be Results based. Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalists will be funded if they COMPETE and WIN at least ONE Match.

5) Other funding for Coaches, team officials and other members of Team Alberta will be determined AFTER the financial status of the tournament has been determined and the funds have been allocated to the Junior A and Senior Athletes.

Best regards,
ATA Executive

November 15, 2011
Poomsae Team Training

November 14, 2011

The Alberta Taekwondo Association is proud to announce the following Team Officials for the 2012 Junior Nationals and Senior Olympic Team Trials:

Head of Team - Master Jim Rennie
Team Manager - Master Derek Sadler
Head Coach - Master Joo-han Cha
Assistant Coach - Master Doug Kim
Trainer - Master Thai Le
Medical - Dr. Terry DeFreitas

The above individuals will attend without remuneration from the ATA.

October 31, 2011
Alberta Team Training Report: October 2011

October 28, 2011
Upcoming National Referee Seminar in Whitecourt - Sunday, November 20th

October 27, 2011
Poomsae Competition Guidelines for Alberta

October 26, 2011
Online National Membership Registry Program

October 24, 2011
2011-2012 Poomsae Syllabus & Team Training Schedule

October 13, 2011
Congratulations to our Alberta delegates and athletes to the 2011 Pan Am Jr. Championship and 2011 Pan Am Open Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada!

October 12, 2011
Alberta Team Training Schedule 2011 - 2012

October 11, 2011
WTF Poomsae Competition Rules as of October 4, 2011
WTF Gyrougi Competition Rules as of October 4, 2011

October 3, 2011
Notice of Upcoming Referee Seminars

September 26, 2011
Appointment of Provincial Team Coach Positions

September 7, 2011
2011-2012 Dojang and Black Belt Membership Application Forms

September 1, 2011
Court Decision Rendered in Saskatchewan WTF Court Action

August 31, 2011
Tentative National Events Calendar for 2012

August 26, 2011
The Alberta Taekwondo Association is now accepting applications for Sparring and Poomsae Coaches for the 2011/12 season.

August 3, 2011
6th World Poomsae Championship

July 27, 2011
ATA Junior Black Belt Members Kaitlin Blankenau, Cara Manning and Iseabel Jones, have returned from 5 1/2 weeks of Taekwondo training in South Korea.

July 15, 2011
Congratulations to Master Derek Sadler and Ms. Shelley Vettese-Baert, who were named Taekwondo Canada's 2011 Poomsae Athletes of the Year.  Also, congratulations to Master Rim whose school was awarded School of the Year.

June 20, 2011
Revisions to Martial Arts Policy for Kukkiwon Certification

June 1, 2011
Taekwondo Canada Annual Awards Program


May 30, 2011
Alberta Team Training Summer schedule: June 5th – July 24th, 2011


Call for Volunteers and Donations to help Slave Lake Residents


Congratulations to our Alberta Poomsae Athletes selected to represent Canada at the World Poomsae Championships


Congratulations to the new Board of Directors of the Alberta Taekwondo Association, elected at the April 9, 2011 Special General Meeting.

On behalf of the ATA, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Master Chung for his dedication and leadership as ATA President. There is no doubt in our minds that we will continue to seek out and heed his advice from time to time to build a stronger and better Provincial Association.

Our goals for the next two years include online membership registration, purchase of additional LaJust equipment, an increase in funding through Alberta Gaming events, exchange programs with other Provincial Associations, alignment with National initiatives in policy and program planning and the launch of a Paralympic Provincial Program.

Thank you for embracing our Association and your new Board of Directors.

                             - Master James Lo, President, Alberta Taekwondo Association


Reports to be Presented at the Upcoming Special General Meeting
- President's Report

President's Report on Legal Proceedings


2010/2011 ATA Membership List as of April 7, 2011
(Only those members 18 years of age or older, as of April 9, 2011, will be eligible to attend and vote at the upcoming SGM, as per the ATA Bylaws.)



2010/2011 Membership List as of March 29, 2011
(Only those members 18 years of age or older, as of April 9, 2011, will be eligible to attend and vote at the upcoming SGM, as per the ATA Bylaws.)


Notice of Special General Meeting - 2010/2011 Membership List - Schedule 'A'
Date: April 9, 2011 at 11:00am
Location: Edmonton Hotel & Convention Centre, Western Conference Room
                  4520 - 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB


Upcoming Provincial Referee Seminar - Whitecourt, AB

Upcoming National Poomsae Seminar in Alberta

Notice of 2011 Annual General Meeting - CANCELLED

Congratulations to Alberta Athletes for their showing at the 2011 Canadian National Taekwondo Championships!

The Alberta Taekwondo Association is pleased to announce that it has secured a sponsorship from KWON to provide tracksuits and doboks.

Congratulations to our Alberta delegates to the 2010 Pan Am Championships in Monterrey, Mexico.

Congratulations to our Provincial Team, who will be travelling to Canadian Senior and Junior Nationals from January 26 - 30th, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.