Our Head Instructor Ms Natalia Sangalang was honoured to personally meet Dr Chung Won Choue, the World Taekwondo Federation President at the Welcome Dinner for Dr Choue held at the NSW Parliament House on 19 July 2016. This dinner was attended by several of Australia's most prominent taekwondo officials, athletes and dignitaries and was hosted by Rio Olympics International Referee Maher Magableh.   

Team Taya's Jordan Elliott competed at the ACT Taekwondo Championships at the Australian Institute of Sports Combat Centre in Canberra held last 4-5 June 2016 bringing home a Silver Medal in the Blackbelt Junior under 73 kgs, good comeback from long layoff

Congratulations and Well Done to our Team Taya Athletes and Coaches for a strong result achieved at the recent 2016 Sydney Taekwondo Festival winning total of 18 Golds and 5 Silvers in sparring and poomsae! Thank you to all the families for your cheers and support. Summary of results are as follows:


Connor Fleming                     Two Golds, two divisions

Kiara Fleming                        Two Golds, two divisions

Sofia Querubin                      Two Golds, two divisions 

Ysabella Querubin                 Two Golds, two divisions

Arjun Bhandari                      Two Golds, two divisions

Arnav Kamboj                       Gold 

Chelsea Gomez                    Gold

Diego Querubin                     Gold

Saachi Sharma                      Gold 

Aadtiya Kadam                      Gold and Silver, two divisions

Kyan Gonzales                      Silver

Brynley Llewellyn-Roux         Silver


Chelsea Gomez                      Gold - Individual and Team

Sofia Querubin                        Gold - Pair and Team

Kaira Jog                                 Gold - Pair and Team, Silver - Individual

Saahil Jog                               Silver - Individual

Chelsea Gomez and Arnav Kamboj not in team photo

Our Team Taya athletes and coaches have achieved excellent results at the recent 2016 Gold Coast Open held at the Carrara Indoor Stadium from 28-29 May 2016 bringing home total of 6 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes all in sparring events. There were many "firsts" for our athletes - competing and some winning against higher ranked opponents in Blue Belt and Red Belt divisions, first time experiencing Daedo electronic scoring and head kicks for our cadets, it also marked the successful comeback of Jordan Elliott after a long layoff from the sport. They have all stepped up to the challenges and have learned so much from this experience. Summary of our results is as follows:

Taya Taekwondo have achieved strong results at the first Unified NSW State Championships bringing home total of 17 Golds, 5 Silvers, 4 Bronze medals. Tournament was held at the Sydney Olympic Park Netball Central last Sunday, 10 April 2016. Summary of results are as follows:

Diego Querubin                        Gold-sparring

Arjun Bhandari                         Gold and Silver-sparring in two divisions

Arnav Kamboj                          Gold-sparring

Brynley Llewellyn-Roux           Silver-sparring (not in photo)

Saachi Sharma                        Silver-sparring

Chelsea Gomez                       Two Golds-sparring in two divisions, Gold-individual poomsae, Gold-team poomsae

Sofia Querubin                        Two Golds-sparring in two divisions, Gold-individual poomsae, Gold-team poomsae

Kiara Fleming                          Two Golds-sparring in two divisions

Ysabella Querubin                   Gold and Silver-sparring in two divisions, Bronze-individual poomsae, Gold-team poomsae

Aaditya Kadam                        Gold-sparring, Silver-pair poomsae

Kartikay Rana                          Gold-sparring, Silver-pair poomsae

Connor Fleming                       Two Golds-sparring in two divisions

Alexandra Mercado                  Bronze-individual (poomsae (not in photo)

Kyan Gonzales                         Bronze-sparring     

Excellent results for Team Taya and a great start for a busy 2016 ahead! Congratulations and well done to all our athletes! We are very proud and happy with your performances. Thank you to all our coaches, parents and families for all your support and cheers!