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Saturday, February 23, 2008


Star Parade, Alor Setar, 27 May 2007
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2 Gold - 3 Silver- 6 Bronze


Wednesday, February 20, 2008


UPDATED !!! : 14th May 2008

The 9th World ITF Taekwon-Do Championship 1994 at Kuala Terengganu was organised by Terengganu State Government and Ministry of Cultural & Heritage of Malaysia.

Original videos shot by TV3 and edited by Blog Moderator for collection and webviewing purposes. The video is still under cutting process and will be viewed in this blog in time. This huge event becomes a proud and inspiration to our members in Terengganu.

#1/7 of CD1: Opening Ceremony at outdoor Stadium Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, Speech by Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad & Founder of Taekwon-Do Gen.Choi Hong Hi

#2/7 of CD1: Final Events : Team Pattern

#3/7 of CD1

#4/7 of CD1

#5/7 of CD1

#6/7 of CD1

#7/7 of CD1

Video # 1/3 of CD2

Video # 2/3 of CD2

Video # 3/3 of CD2


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brief History of Taekwon-Do in Terengganu (#1)


OUR Association represents the original Taekwon-Do body in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia which have been practicing Chang-Hon style under the auspice of original body of ITF. The Association is registered with the Sports Commissioner Office of Malaysia.

It was first registered in 1979 under Malaysian Societies Act 1966 and was formerly known as Terengganu Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), this association was then fall under new gazetted law for sports bodies i.e. Sports Development Act 1997, the name since changed bearing "GTF" at the end due to affiliation with the Malaysian Global Taekwon-Do Federation as to distinct with the other two national taekwon-do bodies. PTNT hence is the first registered taekwon-do body in the state of Terengganu and the first received and promoted the original taekwon-do for this region.

Prior 1978:

Taekwon-Do in Terengganu and east coast states of Malaysia was introduced by one Korean Master Yun Young Ku of International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF). Master Yun was known in Taekwon-Do world as one of highly capable master and was the General Secretary of ITF. No official body governing taekwon-do activity during this era. Mr.T.Thomas was the Chief Instructor after Master Yun left. Among early taekwon-do exponents and pioneer students in Terengganu under Master Yun were Mr.Najmi Abdullah (current Chief Instructor), Mr. Aw Chong Tiong (current Chief Instructor for MTA (WTF) Terengganu) and Mr. Ong Yu Tiang (former goalkeeper of Malaysia & Terengganu soccer team).


Terengganu Taekwon-Do Federation was duly registered under Societies Act 1964. Became member of Malaysian Taekwon-Do Federation under Master Low Koon Lim (now Grandmaster) and Malaysian International Taekwon-Do Federation (MITF) under Master Sabree Salleh (now Grandmaster). In 1980's this Association had become the largest taekwon-do state governing body covering important affiliates such as the Special Police Force and most of schools in all districts. Terengganu received visit by Master Leong Wai Meng (now Grandmaster) for special training session conducted in 1980's. In 1994 our Association with MITF and Terengganu Government successfully hosted the 9th World Taekwon-Do ITF Championship.


By virtue of Malaysian Sports Development Act 1997, all sports bodies registered under Societies Act 1964 shall be registered with The Commissioner of Sports. Terengganu Taekwon-Do Federation's constitution was reenacted and changed its name to Persatuan Taekwon-Do Negeri Terengganu (GTF) [known as PTNT] or Terengganu State Taekwon-Do Association (GTF) in year 2000. The words "GTF" was inserted due to shifting of parent body i.e MITF to Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF) of Toronto in 1999. MITF then change its name to Malaysian Global Taekwon-Do Federation (MGTF). Statement of mission carried by the GTF founder, the late GM Park Jung Tae that GTF was able to become a bridge towards strategic cooperation with World Taekwondo Federation of Kukkiwon as there was a memorandum signed between the two bodies.

GTF's founder GM Park Jung Tae died on April 11, 2002 whilst ITF's founder Gen. Choi Hong Hi died on June 15, 2002. Both personalities were vital figures in the development of original Taekwon-Do. The passing of GM Park Jung Tae left bitter mark and uncertainty with WTF. On the other hand, ITF's legacy is continued with better prospect towards merger of two great Taekwon-Do organisations. Merger talks and memorandum of understanding between ITF and WTF had taken place.

2000-2002 Now


1st Dan to 2nd Dan Tuls

Performed by Mr.Lauritz of Greenland during International Instructor Seminar 2007 at Melaka.
The seminar led by Grandmaster Leong Wai Meng of ITF Vienna put a focus on Sine-Wave motions theory in every Chang-Hon set of patterns.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

RETRO: National Championship 2003 - Kuala Terengganu (#1)

RETRO : Malaysian National Taekwon-Do Championship 2003 (#1)
Organised by Terengganu Taekwon-Do Association & Malaysian Royal Police.

This event was held at Terengganu State Indoor Stadium at Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu. This venue was the same place where the 9th ITF World Taekwon-Do Championship was held. Terengganu and Kedah emerged as Co-Champion. The MGTF National Championship was officiated by His Majesty Sultan of Terengganu, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin who is an exponent of Chang-Hon Taekwon-Do style. Terengganu Taekwon-Do Association would like to express high gratitude to the Terengganu Police Contingent for succesfully organising this national event with such great and beautiful preparations especially in Opening Ceremony.

Amateur videos below was taken by our team member Mohd Qasim Ghafar and his family.

Terengganu "A" Team Pattern :
-Mohd Badri, Nasree, Hj.Saiful, Nasirewan & Mohd Qassim

Micro-Weight Event: Final :
- Nasree (Trg "A") vs Idris (Trg "B")

Team Free-Sparring Event : TRG v KDH


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

RETRO : Go Martial Arts IIUM 2005

GOMA was organised by International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2005. The alike were organised annually but only in 2005 they called it Go-Martial Arts. We are very proud when one of our instructor became the champion and his name now is very much popular as he is also selected in IIUM Taekwondo Team and Karate-Do Team. His achievement extends not only for the University as he managed to become National Athlete in both sports. Our instructor Nasree brought glory to the University, the Country as well as our Association's pride.

Demonstration Night

Our Nasree (in Blue headgear/glove) emerged as "Champion"
Event hosted by International Islamic University of Malaysia.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Retro Ultimate Warrior 2006

Ultimate Warrior was introduced by Malaysian government in 2006 to promote martial arts event in Taekwon-Do, Karate-Do, Pencak Silat and Muay Thai. The Youth & Sports Ministry prior 2006 had been organising National Day Martial Arts Carnival under the programme known as Rakan Waja Diri where most of martial arts organisations in Malaysia shall host their respective events and each represents Malaysian states.
This Ultimate Warrior had replaced the Carnival. In 2007, the events was reduced into one i.e. Free Sparring in Muay Thai style and only for Men with 2 weight divisions.

Demonstration by Terengganu Participant
- Nasree Najmi
(3rd Dan)

Free-Sparring : TRG v KDH


Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Not to confuse with ITF President, Prof. Chang Un. It may sounds similar but Chang Hon or Chang-Hun Taekwon-Do was developed by Choi Hong Hi (1918 - 2002). Chang Hon, meaning "blue cottage" was Choi's pen name given to him by his calligraphy teacher. Chang Hun Taekwon-Do is mainly based on Taekyon and Shotokan Karate. Choi studied Taekyon in Korea under Han Il Dong and Karate in Japan under the supervision of Master Giichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate.

Chang Hon Taekwon-Do has 24 patterns (tuls), each representing an hour in a day. The patterns are known for the combination of fast and slow, light and forceful movements together with extensive footwork. The patterns are performed with a sine wave motion that uses gravity to achieve maximum power.

The names of the patterns, the number of movements and the directions in which the practitioner moves were designed to symbolise either heroes or events from Korean history. Officially there are only twenty four patterns practised by ITF organisations, so it may seem odd to give twenty eight below. The reasons for this are as follows: The ‘patterns’ known as ‘Saju Jirugi’ (‘Four Directional Punch’), ‘Saju Makgi’ (‘Four Directional Block’), and in certain organisation ‘Saju Tulgi’ (‘Four Directional Thrust’) are not officially ‘patterns’. They are exercises used to introduce new students to ‘classical’ movements (such as low stances and footwork) in Tae Kwon-Do.

This leaves 25 patterns. The one that should not be there ‘officially’ is Ko-Dang. Ko-Dang was replaced in the ITF syllabus by Juche. The official reason for this was that Ko-Dang was considered inadequate though many suspect it was for political reasons. As a result, whilst most ITF schools teach Juche, some traditions and organisations like Global Taekwon-Do Federation (GTF) continue to teach Ko-Dang. Hence Ko-Dang has been included mainly for historical interest, but also because there could the rare case of someone who needs to know it instead of Juche. With Ko-Dang excluded there would be the correct number – twenty-four. In our Terengganu organisation, both Juche and Ko-Dang are practised because both have its quality and beauty.

Team Durham - University of Durham | Pictures: Kidokwan Martial Arts International



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