US Open 2014

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CIBC Team NEXT athlete Master Yvette Yong displays her medal with Grandmaster Young Su Choung

The team from 44 Vaughan road concluded their “North American Tour” with a strong showing at the 2014 US Open TKD Championships in Las Vegas. As a G2 ranking event, the US Open  is the largest and most prestigious open event in the PanAm region. Notable results from YCTKD came from Angelica Bertucca (Sr F Bantam) and Siddhartha Bhat (Sr M feather) who followed their Canada Open medals (bronze and gold respectively) with Top 16 finishes; Yvette Yong (Sr F Fin) claimed a silver medal boosting her world ranking to #2 in women’s under 46kg; and young Jordan Stewart (Sr M Middle) continues to prove himself amongst the world’s best by earning a bronze, Canada’s only male medal.

Congratulations and thank you to all who attended, you represented your colors well.

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Canada Open 2014

Canada Open 2013

YCTKD’s medal count included former Hillcrest students Siddhartha Bhat (Senior Feather, Gold) and Odysseus Petropolous (Cadet Bantam, Bronze)

The team from 44 Vaughan Road represented their colors well at the 2014 Canada Open held February 13-16 2014 in Montreal, Quebec. The annual event, attracted some of the top taekwondo athletes from around in the world. Senior division medals were earned by Angelica Bertucca (F Bantam, Bronze), Jordan Stewart (M Middle, Bronze) and Siddhartha Bhat (M Feather, Gold) while our Cadet division was on the podium through Odysseus Petropolous (M Bantam, Bronze). YCTKD was also represented well by Kaitlyn Wiens of Variety Village as she advanced to the Finals of the Junior Poomse competition. Congratulations to all contestants and good luck on the next step!

The world-class competitions continue on February 19-22 in Las Vegas at the 2014 US Open.

44!

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CLOSED: Monday December 23

ATTENTION:

Due to complicated road situations stemming for the recent ice storm, YCHQ (44 Vaughan Rd) will be closed and cancelling all scheduled classes Monday December 23 2013 . Classes resume Friday December 27 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Have a Happy and SAFE Holiday season!

*YCTKD will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 1 for the holidays*

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Toronto Open 2013-Day 2 Results

CADET FEMALE
FLYWEIGHT
1 MACKENZIE MURTHA, MIDWEST TKD, USA
2 ANGELIQUE OROZCO, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD
3 ALYSSA CAVAUOLO, HIGH PERFORMANCE, USA

FEATHER
1 STEPHANIE LO, AUTHENTIC TKD
2 FATIMA MOEIN, EAST COAST SMAC, USA
3 AIDEN MACDONALD, XAVIER TKD

WELTER
1 ZAHRIA WILLIAMS, TEAM XTC, USA
2 HAYLEY HOFSTEDE, SPORTTKD
3 DENISE LAGHAYI, MYUNGS

MIDDLE
1 JEWELIAN BLACKBIRD, P.C.T.
2 ZYRAH AGMATA, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD
3 GABY SUAREZ, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD

CADET MALE

FLYWEIGHT
1 JUSTIN SENKHOUNMANY, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD
2 CARL ADRIAN PUNONGBAYAN, SPORTTKD
3 JACKSON SIGOLOVE, TEAM XTC, USA

FEATHER
1 NORMAN WARNER, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA
2 IRIE CHUNG, MYUNGS
3 JALEN JUNIOUS, STYLES UNITED, USA

WELTER
1 ANSAR ZHASSUZAK, ALLSTAR MA
2 RICHARD YLAGAN, PEAK TKD
3 MATTHEW BARBARRASA, PEAK TKD

MIDDLE
1 ETHAN KIM, SPORTTKD
2 MAXIME LAVIOLETTE, ST. LEONARD TKD
3 ABISHEK HARINDRAN, DRAGON TKD ACADEMY

HEAVY
1 JOSHUA CLEGHORN, AUTHENTIC TKD
2 EMMANUEL DAVIS, CHAMPIONS TKD
3 JASON NHIEU, PEAK TKD

JUNIOR FEMALE

-49
1 KELSEY JUNIOUS, STYLES UNITED, USA
2 URVASHI THONGHAM, P.C.T.
3 EMILY KAI ZIEGLER, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA

-55
1 ASHLEY WARNER, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA
2 ALEXANNE LAFORME, TKD WTF MAURICIE
3 CHELSEY JENKINS, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA

-63
1 CEANA RODRIGUEZ, STYLES UNITED, USA
2 AYANA WARNER, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA
3 JEWELIAN BLACKBIRD, P.C.T.

JUNIOR MALE

-48
1 ANAS SGHIR, CHONG LEE TKD
2 ABDUL MOEIN, EAST COAST SMAC, USA
3 STEFAN TRANTALOVSKI, MYUNGS TKD

-55
1 YOUKI JO, TEAM EAGLES, USA
2 ALEX ROMERO, EAST COAST SMAC, USA
3 JACOB SCHAUFNAGEL, AMERICAN TKD CENTRE, USA

-63
1 ALEXIS GONZALEZ, TEAM XTC, USA
2 JOSHUA CLEGHORN, AUTHENTIC TKD
3 MARCUS MUNDAY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, USA

-73
1 ETHIENNE BRUNET, HLD TKD
2 MALIK BEKHTAOUI, MUSHIM TKD4MASTERS
3 KELVIN PICHERL, HLD TKD

+73
1 JORDAN STEWART, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD
2 YOUSSEF HOBALLAH, CCM ULTIMATE TKD
3 ARMIN ZAMANI, ALBORZ TKD

SENIOR FEMALE

-49
1 KELSEY JUNIOUS, STYLES UNITED, USA
2 KATHERINE YEE, SPORTTKD OTTAWA

-57
1 RAYA AL-MUFLEH, SPORTTKD
2 RUXANDRA RODGERS, SPORTTKD
3 CAROLENA CARSTENS, PANAMA NATIONAL TEAM

-67
1 ALEXANDRA CINQUE, INVICTUS, USA
2 ASHLEY KRAAYEVELD, TEAM FAST
3 JENALYN PALACIOS, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD

+67
1 MARIANE TRUDEL, SPORTTKD
2 KELLY CHANG, FUSION TKD
SENIOR MALE

-58
1 ALEXANDRE LAVALEE, MUSHIM TKD4MASTERS
2 MIGGY DIAZ, TEAM FAST
3 YOUKI JO, TEAM EAGLES, USA

-68
1 JEFFERY WILLIAMS, TEAM XTC, USA
2 BENJAMIN LEBOEUF, MUSHIM TKD4MASTERS
3 BERNARD LORDE, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD

-80
1 CRAIG BROWN, JAMAICA NATIONAL TEAM
2 MATTHEW STEWART, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD
3 ALEX CSOGOR, SPARTAN TKD

+80
1 CHRISTIAN SUH, HIGH PERFORMANCE TKD, USA
2 JAYSON GRANT, JAMAICA NATIONAL TEAM
3 HAYK AMIRBEKYAN, YOUNG CHOUNG TKD

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Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters

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YCTKD would like to thank the following organizations for supporting the 2013 Toronto Open Taekwondo Championships:

  • Foodog Apparel
  • Daedo Truescore Canada
  • Mooto America
  • Ariel Santos-Mortgage Broker
  • Asada Mexican Grill
  • Carbon Patent Group
  • Norsteel Buildings Limited
  • Merit Steam Busters
  • iTaekwondo.ca
  • Taekwondo Canada

Please visit our fantastic supporters of this community event!

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44 Shines at Provincials!

Congratulations to ALL competitors who represented 44 this weekend at the Jung Ko Canadian Classic* and the 2nd OTA Provincial Selections. Thank you to all the supportive parents, coaches and training partners for building an environment where our team can continuously improve!

  • Amin Hourfar (*3rd Sparring)
  • Noah Nacsa (*1st Poomse, 2nd Sparring)
  • Darius Brown (Cadet M Fly- Gold)
  • Justyn Sengkhounmany (Cadet M Fly-Silver)
  • Odysseus Petropolous (Cadet M Bantam-Bronze)
  • Alicia Camacho (Jr F Bantam- Gold, Sr F Fin-Gold)
  • Sydney O’Shaughnessy (Sr F Fin-Silver)
  • Angelica Bertucca (Sr F Bantam-Gold)
  • Alex Mayotte (Sr M Bantam-Silver)
  • Siddhartha Bhat (Sr M Feather-Gold)
  • Matthew Stewart (Sr M Welter-Gold)
  • Jordan Stewart (Sr M Middle-Gold)
  • Alex Henry (Sr M Middle-Silver)
  • Hayk Amirbekyan (Sr M Heavy-Gold)
  • Honorable mentions to Jessica Jun, Nicolas Araujo, Kevin Gilmore and Bernard Lorde for their efforts. You’ve won a chance to try again!

Keep up the good work everyone! 44!

OTA Game 2

44 Warming up together at the 2nd OTA Provincial Selections.

 

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Vamos Canada!

After a week long training camp away from home, Canada’s top junior (U18) and cadet (U15) taekwondo athletes clashed with their PanAm counterparts this weekend at the Junior/Cadet PanAm Taekwondo Championships in Queretaro, Mexico. Powered by their fighting spirit and talents, Team Canada finished strong as the 2nd Place Overall team behind home country Mexico.

YCTKD was represented on the team as Trainer, Master Jerome Cabanatan, coached Heavyweight Jordan Stewart (Brampton, ON) to a hard-fought bronze and Light Heavyweight Adam Tomlinson (Whitby, ON) to a spirited gold! Congratulations!

C-A-N-A-D-A GO!

Full medal count for the event can be found here.

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Adam Tomlinson <left>, Master Jerome Cabanatan <centre>, Jordan Stewart <right> showing pride.

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Toronto Open Package is out!

The RegistrationPackage for YCTKD’s 2013 Toronto Open Taekwondo Championships is out. See you  all there >:D

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YC Rocks The Provincials!

The Ontario Taekwondo Association recently held the first Provincial Selection Game of the 2013/2014 season at the Clarkson Community Centre in Mississauga on Jul 6/7. Representing with a relatively small team, YCTKD took home the lion’s share of medals at this Provincial event. Congratulations to:

  • Raesean Gilkes-Baskette (Male Cadet Fin- Gold)
  • Angelique Orozco (Female Cadet Fly-Gold)
  • Gabby Suarez (Female Cadet Heavy-Gold)
  • Justyn Sengkhounmany (Male Cadet Fly-Bronze)
  • Brandon Bernardo (Male Youth Feather-Bronze)
  • Kevin Gilmore (Male Junior Midlle-Silver)
  • Alicia Camacho(Female Junior Bantam-Gold, Senior Fin-Silver)
  • Sydney O’ Shaughnessy (Female Senior Fin-Gold)
  • Angelica Bertucca (Female Senior Bantam-Gold)
  • Bernard Lorde (Male Senior Feather-Gold)
  • Matthew Stewart (Male Senior Light-Gold)
  • Jordan Stewart (Male Senior Middle-Silver)
  • Hayk Amirbekyan (Male Senior Heavy-Gold)
  • Honorable mention to Alex Mayotte (Male Senior Bantam) and Darius Brown (Male Cadet Fly) for a valiant effort, even in defeat.

It was a great showcase weekend for the young YCTKD team! Your hard work and dedication was evident in your performances and your character shined in your teamwork and sportsmanship. Keep it up!

44!

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Congratulations New Black Belts!

Young Choung Taekwondo Academy would like to congratulate the following people for their recent accomplishments at the 2013 Summer Black Belt Test:

  • Brandon Bernardo-1st Poom
  • Julian De Leo-1st Dan
  • Taylor Harris- 1st Poom
  • Jessica Jun-1st Poom
  • Summer Noble-1st Poom
  • Iva Weins-1st Dan
  • Keegan Williams-Lennox-1st Poom
  • Joshua Go- 2nd Poom

Congratulations again, and remember that learning never stops! Figh-ting!

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