Mr Peter Crosbie Report on Technical Seminar


“I am 21 years old” Master Daher stated with a glint in his eye. This set the tone for a fantastic technical seminar that he gave to members of Cu Chulainn Perth and Il Shim Melbourne last weekend in Melbourne. Over dinner, Master Daher gave a witty but insightful answer to a brave question put to him by Mr Crosbie 5th Degree. The point being was simple and well thought out. Master Daher like everyone in this life gets older and wiser but that certainly does not mean that the Taekwon-Do body needs to. He gave a brilliant speech to all the black belts around the importance of breathing properly, eating right and ridding the mind of negative energy.

10 members of Cu Chulainn Perth arrived in Melbourne last weekend having never done a seminar under Master Daher. We had heard the stories and seen the videos of the legendary jumping twist kick but to see the leg kick that comes from nowhere in real life was fantastic.

The morning kicked off at 9am with Mr Paul Harper 6th degree and his wife Ms Michelle Harper 3rd degree organising an excellent venue and big welcome to everyone who attended.Several senior black belts ranging from 1st right through to 6th Degree black belt took to the floor with Master Daher running through all the colour belt patterns during the first half of the day. The second half of the day was the senior black belt patterns.

His knowledge and tips for improvement were outstanding and students on the floor were invited to ask questions freely. Knowledge was shared and Master Daher regularly sprinkled humour making everyone feel at ease.

“You can ask me any question you wish. I will do my best to answer but like you, I am a student of TKD and I am learning from you, so if I do not know then I will find out for you”

The thing was he did ‘know’ and not one question went unanswered.

The two highest ranking Students Mr Harper 6th Degree and Mr Crosbie 5th Degree consistently were left in awe with the advice given and were challenged throughout the day particularly during So San and Se Jung. By the end of the Seminar, all members left the hall feeling a great sense of enlightenment and new found knowledge. New friendships made and new improvements sourced.

The trip back to the hotel in the van was testimony of a great day as Cu Chulainn members from Perth chatted positively. In sum, it was a great day.Master Daher has made a provisional date to travel to Perth to test senior black belts from Cu Chulainn and other clubs on the weekend of Dec 10th/11th . For more information contact Mr Crosbie, Mr Abdallah or Mr Harper. All black belts wishing to grade will be most welcome in Perth in December !


Mr Crosbie


5th Degree Black Belt Instructor( ITF Taekwon-Do Australia)

Technical Seminar

Over the Anzac weekend Il Shim Melbourne hosted NA President, Master Michael Daher who held a technical seminar for the students of Il Shim Melbourne and Cu Chulaiin TKD.  Mr Peter Crosbie and his team travelled to Melbourne to take part in the day in preparation for Senior Black Belt gradings to be held later in 2016. The day was full of learning and development for all.

Il Shim Melbourne would like to thank Master Daher for making the trip to Melbourne.  We would also like to thank Mr Peter Crosbie and his team for making the trip across the Nullabor.

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2016 Umpires Course



Sydney 7th February 2016
Time 9am to 4pm
Cost: $40
ITF KMA  Headquarters, Corner of Yates Ave & Fullford Rd, Dundas Valley

Sunshine Coast 14th February 2016
Time 9am to 4pm
Cost: $40
NAMBOUR PCYC,  3 Youth Ave, Burnside QLD 4560

Please deposit the registration fee of $40 into account:

Account Name: ITF Taekwon-do Australia
BSB 083-636, Account No. 83 340 6275
All deposits need to use Ump16-surname

Personal Details
Club Information


I understand that this event is a martial arts event and as a condition of acceptance of my entry in the event hosted by “ITF Taekwon-Do Australia”, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators hereby waive all and any claims, right or cause of action which I or they may otherwise have, for or arising out of loss of life or injury, damage or loss of any description whatsoever, which I might suffer or sustain in the course of, or consequent upon my entry and participation in the said tournament.

I Understand that I acknowledge this disclaimer by submitting this application



Sydney Sparring Seminar February 2016

Sparring seminar Sydney

6th February 2016
Time 9am to 4pm
Cost: $100

Please deposit the registration fee of $100 into account:

Account Name: M Daher
BSB 082-365, Account No. 86 651 6868
All deposits need to use SparFeb16-surname

ITF Fight Series 1 – Sydney

Fight Series


Click here for more information ITF FIGHT SERIES invitational letter

 Click here for the Fight Series 1 Application Form

It is with great pleasure we extend this open invitation to all Martial Arts to attend the 1st ITF Fight Series Championships to be held in Sydney, Australia. 5 March 2016.
This series of Championships will become the benchmark for ITF TAEKWON-DO Australia to monitor and select the National Team to represent Australia at the ITF World Championships which are held every 2 years.
This series is called the Road to Ireland 2017. The championships will be based on the International TAEKWON-DO Federation competition rules but open to all martial arts irrespective of style, affiliation or uniform colour.
Current National ITF champions and developing athletes will be present and we welcome all ITF TAEKWON-DO, WTF Taekwondo, WAKO, Karate, Kick Boxing, Hapkido, Kung-Fu and all other martial arts disciplines to join us in these championships.
We look forward to welcoming you all, and celebrating together in these championships and developing strong mutual friendships in the Martial Arts spirit based on the Tenets of TAEKWON-DO Courtesy – Integrity – Perseverance – Self Control – Indomitable Spirit



The President of The International Taekwon-do Federation Grand Master Trajtenberg accompanied by the ITF Chairman of the Technical Committee Grand Master Marano were warmly welcomed by the President of The Oceania Taekwon-do Federation & President ITF Taekwon-do Australia Master Michael Daher.

President Trajtenberg is here for the promotion of the 2018 ITF World Cup Gold Coast ahead of this weekends scheduled IIC. The 2018 ITF World Cup is being organised by Master Daher and his organising committee which is anticipated to attract thousands of the worlds best competitors to compete in one of the biggest ITF Competitions on the ITF calendar. The ITF President, Grand Masters & Masters will meet with the Gold Coast Mayor & officials in officially launching the 2018 ITF World Cup campaign.

The IIC being held on the Gold Coast 31 July – 2 August 2015 has 158 registered participants making it one of the largest IIC’s ever organised in the Oceania region. This IIC has special significance for our region with Master Paul McPhail from New Zealand making his debut on the ITF Technical Committee as part of the team with Grand Master Ung Kim Lan and chairman of techniques Grand Master Hector Marano.

On behalf of our President Master Michael Daher and the Oceania we warmly welcome you President Trajtenberg and the ITF Technical committee to our beautiful country Australia and host city of the 2018 ITF World Cup the Gold Coast.

Moustapha Omar El-Sheikh

Senior Vice President

ITF Taekwon-do Australia

VI Degree ITF-AU-15