Team Taya travelled to Chuncheon, South Korea for the annual Korea Open which is undoubtedly the most significant and hardest Taekwondo Open Championships in the world drawing the strongest athletes from several countries. It was a massive learning experience for our juniors and cadet athletes drawing very tough fights in their preliminary matches but gained further knowledge to improve their game plans, strategies and court management tactics and assist with their preparation for Kimunyong Cup International Open the following week and as part of their training program.

Results as follows:

Aaditya Kadam - lost to a National team member from France who was the eventual Silver Medallist in Junior division under 48 kg with a score of 1-26

Ysabella Querubin - lost to Kazakhstan who was the eventual Gold Medallist in Junior division under 46 kg with a score of 3-23

Sofia Querubin - lost to a Thailand boy in the Cadet mixed gender division under 41 kg with a score of 6-10

The event was held at Hoban Gymnasium, Chuncheon on July 5-10.





Team Taya travelled to Seoul, South Korea and participated at the 2019 at the Kimunyong Cup International Open held at Jang Chung Arena on 12-17 July 2019.

It was a great result on a Day 1 with our Cadet Athlete Sofia Querubin winning her under 41 kg division after 4 massive fights against athletes from powerhouse Taekwondo countries such as China, Thailand and Chinese Taipei, results as follows:

Round of 16 vs China with gap score 31-5

Quarterfinals vs Thailand with gap score of 27-6

Semifinals vs Chinese Taipei with score of 33-16

Finals vs Chinese Taipei with score of 30-24

Well done Sofia for making history with your success at this international event!!!

Day 1 also ended with our Coach-Instructor Ms Abby Sangalang awarded the Best Female Coach in Cadets Division at the 2019 Kimunyong Cup International Open in Seoul, South Korea!!!

Congratulations Ms Abby for the well deserved award!!! A wonderful acknowledgement of all your hard work, passion and commitment.

Day 2 saw our Junior Athlete Ysabella Querubin competed at her under 46 kg division. Bella fought hard and was toe-to-toe vs Russian opponent but unable to hold the last 30 seconds of the 3rd round losing in quarterfinals with score of 22-29.

Day 3 had our Junior Athlete Aaditya Kadam seeing action in his under 48 kg division and was leading well until the last few seconds of the quarterfinals match losing to Korea with score of 26-33.

A massive learning experience for our athletes which should assist with their skills development and court management tactics. This Korean trip forms part of their training program for future growth and exposure to high standard international tournaments. Thank you to the coaches for your dedication and to their parents for the support.





Team Taya had a successful and enjoyable experience at the Gold Coast Open held at the Gold Coast Indoor Sports and Leisure Centre last 4-5 May 2019 with our 14 athletes bringing home a total tally of 21 medals - 10 Golds, 5 Silvers, 6 Bronzes.

Notable performances were from our double gold medalists Jade Macgowan and Ayaan Shetty who won not only their respective blue belt 8-9 years < 25 kg divisions but also the next division of < 28 kg showing good court management, acknowledgement of the game, resilience and confidence. Both were Australian National Champions in 2018 in the same divisions. 

Thank you to our dedicated coaches for your passion in bringing the best out of the athletes and to the parents for all your support and encouragement.  

Team Taya achieved excellent results at the two day Sydney Taekwondo Festival tournament last 25-26 May 2019 with our 21 athletes winning 38 medals - 22 Golds, 8 Silvers and 8 Bronzes.

We are so proud of our athletes with several notable performances and point gap wins from triple gold medallist Chelsea Gomez who as a red belt won her division in point gap in the finals match and also stepped up in two black belt divisions winning all 3 matches two in point gap and 1 high scoring results and double gold medallist Jade Macgowan who as a blue belt faced the challenge of fighting also in red belt and won both divisions in point gap.  

Also great performances from the other double gold medallists Sofia Querubin, Evangeline De Guzman, Ethan De Guzman, Lachlan Macgowan who all stepped up for another division and won in both divisions and our gold medallists Aaditya Kadam, Ysabella Querubin, Heaven Alvarez, Shreyas Gurelli, Alec Macgowan, Ayaan Shetty, Sanemi Sharma who won mostly in point gap and our new member Joshua Tollens winning Gold in his second competition experience. Congratulations also to our duo sister team of Saanvi and Saachi Sharma for the gold medal performance in pair poomsae.

Participation in this event is part of Taya Taekwondo's grass roots training and development program to provide opportunities for our young athletes to learn, have more court time and experience, build confidence, apply strategies and improve technical skills. Thank you to our coaches Ms Natalia, Sir Ed, Ms Abby for your dedication, hard work and commitment to bring the best out of the athletes, to our black belts Aaditya, Ysabella, Sofia for looking after our colour belts and to our parents for your support, cheers and encouragement. What a great team we have. Well done Team Taya!!!

Team Taya achieved a great result with our 16 athletes bringing home 9 Golds, 3 Silvers and 5 Bronzes at the NSW State Championships held on 28 April 2019 at Sydney Olympic Park Netball Central. Congratulations to our NSW State Champions and medallists. Good preparations for the Gold Coast Open the following weekend and upcoming tournaments. Thank you to our dedicated and hardworking coaches and supportive parents.

Notable performances are double gold medallist Chelsea Gomez who won both the Red Belt and Black Belt divisions where she stepped up and accepted the challenge as a Red Belt and point gap / high score wins from Aaditya Kadam, Sofia Querubin, Diego Querubin, Jade Macgowan who showed their technical dominance and superiority as reigning Australian National Champions. 

Well done Team Taya!!!