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2017 AGM

MUTKD held an annual general meeting (AGM) for 2017 on the 6th of October, 2017. Executive committee members reported club’s performance, finance, membership and announced plans for next year.

A huge welcome to our 2018 committee members,
President: Geremy Cao
Vice President: Jessica Zhuang
Treasurer: Vivian Tao
Secretary: Daniel Wang
HR: Tian Du
IT: Ricardo Garcia
Marketing: Hannah Li and Yong Ning
Social Media Manager: Lauren Partos and Tin Ho
Public Relations Mananger: Isabella Luk and Jennifer Ye
Events Manager: Christopher Nguyen
Team Manager: Silven Peng

Thank you for attending our AGM and hope you enjoyed the pizza and drinks 

Photo credits to Tam Truong
Edited by Blossom Nang

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2016 End of Year Events

To celebrate the end of the year, MUTKD held our second MUTKD Taekwon Games and End of Year Lunch and Karaoke Party.

The closing training session for the year was on 25th November where we played a series of games organised by Sabonim Tuan. Three teams, Ric & The Asians, TMNT and Team Ace, were formed and vied for the coveted title of being the 2016 (2nd) MUTKD Taekwon Games champion.

Mitt Hockey made its return from last year as the first event. This is a game where kicking mitts are used as hockey sticks to manoeuvre a ball to score goals. Teams played rounds of five minutes each against one another. The first event ended with Ric & The Asians scoring no points and TMNT and Team Ace scoring one point each.

The second event was Spin, Run & Kick in which all teams had to complete a relay by spinning on the spot with a mitt, running through a ladder and proceeding to perform a set of roundhouse kicks of ten times for each leg in the shortest time. Surprisingly, many people managed to maintain their balance and no one fell! TMNT came in first, with Team Ace closely behind in second and Ric & The Asians third.

The final event was Kick T-Ball. Similar to baseball, two teams were fielding and one team was batting. The batting team had to “bat” with different kicks, starting with a roundhouse kick, followed by a spinning roundhouse kick and a back hook kick. Only TMNT scored enough runs to reach the back hook kick phase of the game with thirteen runs. Ric & The Asians and Team Ace tied with each other of seven runs each.

After calculating the scores from all three events, TMNT emerged as the 2016 (2nd) MUTKD Taekwon Games champions, with Team Ace as the first runner-up and Ric & The Asians as the second runner-up. A mini awards ceremony (as in the literal sense, miniature medals were awarded) was held. A huge thanks to Sabonim Tuan for organising such a creative event to end a fruitful year and to everyone who attended. Videos of the events have been uploaded on the MUTKD Facebook Group for your viewing pleasure.


mutkd-champions-2(This year’s champions: TMNT)

In keeping up with viral internet trends, MUTKD also attempted the Mannequin Challenge where we struck skillful poses such as roundhouse kicks, side kicks and punches. A few of us opted for more playful poses though. Credits to Sabonim Tuan for filming the video for the Mannequin Challenge.






The next day, we had korean-chinese cuisine at Han Guuk Guan for our annual End of Year Lunch. Afterwards, an impromptu awards ceremony was held to recognise the efforts of some of our outstanding members. The awards handed out were for MVP, Best Muscle Memory aka Drunken Poomsae, Best Dressed aka Best Pants Splitter,Pinnacle Achievement, Coach Appreciation , Rookie of the Year, Best Improvement, Colour Trumps Black, Long Legacy and Certified in Leadership and Motherhood. We continued to throw our Karaoke Party filled with soulful renditions of ballads and head bangings to rock songs.


mutkd-1(Our prize winners)


Here’s hoping that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday! Congratulations to those graduating on surviving university and all the best in your future endeavours. Rest well because we’ll be training hard again next year!

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2016 AGM

Our 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on 14th September after our usual Friday training. Aside from speeches from our president, treasurer, team manager and marketing team which allowed the club to reflect upon the events of the past year, the AGM was also where the 2017 committee was announced. Congratulations to Ricardo GarcĂ­a Rosas, Jessica Zhuang, Nang Shang Kham Pang (Blossom), Daniel Wang, Benedict Tan, Danielle Man Lin, Silven Peng and Dominic Ilagan for forming the 2017 committee, lead by the new president Geremy Cao. I am sure that everyone will do an amazing job and the club will only be able to grow even more in the next year.

At the same time, it was time to farewell the 2016 committee. Thank you to everyone for your hard work this year!


2016 MUTKD committee
(from left to right) Doménica Luisa Moreno Maldonado [team manager], Dayton Lee [secretary], Christine Li [president], Jenny Zheng [publicity], Geremy Cao [vice president], Ricardo García Rosas [treasurer], Daniel Hsu [whipped potato], Grace Ho [marketing]
(Not pictured) Hai Tran [marketing]

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Unigames – Perth

On the 24th and 25th of September, 14 members of the MUTKD club flew over to Perth in WA in order to compete in the 2016 Australian University Games. We had 7 competitors in poomsae and 11 competitors in sparring, and overall won 4 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes and 1 green and gold medal, placing us at 6th place overall – an amazing achievement! Congratulations to all of our competitors who have been training very hard in preparation for this competition! Here are some photos of the competitors in their lovely embroidered University of Melbourne uniforms!

Afterwards, everyone had some time to relax and spend some time on the beach in Perth. Looking forward to next year and lets aim for a bigger team and even better results!

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Taekwondo Ball

On Friday 19th August, members of MUTKD, along with others from other university Taekwondo clubs all over Victoria swapped their usual doboks for fancy dresses and suits, as we all gathered together for a fun and relaxing night at the Interuni Taekwondo Ball. This was a joint effort between the Monash, Melbourne, Latrobe, RMIT, VU and Swinburne committees and it was great to see everybody dressed up and having a blast on the dance floor. This year we had a Secret Garden Masquerade theme and it was great seeing what sorts of masks everyone came up with.

This was the first time we have held an interuniversity taekwondo ball and it was certainly a great success! Hope that we can keep this event ongoing for future years!

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Welcome back & VIUC

It is already Week 4 of Semester and it has really been a hectic couple of weeks for us!

During mid-year O-week, we held a stall so thank you to everyone who came along and showed an interest in our club!


Over the next couple of weeks, the club had a couple of social events in order to welcome the new members including a Welcome BBQ and a Midnight to Dawn laser tag event (a chance to get back at everyone who kicked you during training? He he he ^__^)

Last weekend, Monash Univeristy hosted the Victorian Inter-Uni Championships where 7 members from MUTKD participated. Overall we got 1 gold, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals, so congratulations to everyone who participated. We still have Australian Uni Games coming up so everyone, keep training hard!!


A huge thanks to everyone who has come to give Taekwondo a try over the past couple of weeks (we have had a fantastic turnout) and welcome to all the new members who have joined!

For those who are interested in the club but have not joined, this Sunday MUTKD will be at Unimelb Open Day where we will be putting up a demo at 1.30pm and 2.30pm so do keep an eye out for us! Our club has many social events including weekly dinners as well as other cool things (In fact, we have an Inter-Uni Ball coming up tomorrow!) so rock up to any of our training times to see what its all about if you haven’t done so already!

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Semester 1 Reflection

So Semester 1 has now ended and hopefully everyone has survived exams and is having a relaxing and possibly productive winter break. It seems like a good time to reflect upon everything that has happened over this semester which has really flown by in a flash.

The first thing the MUTKD team had to do was to promote our stall at O-week which was all the way before semester began. Thank you to everyone who came by our stall and asked about our club. For those who missed out on the O-week before Semester 1, feel free to send any questions and inquiries about the club to the MUTKD e-mail or to the Facebook page (links can be found in the ‘Contact us’ section)


Aside from O-Week, MUTKD were also present at Clubs Day as well as at the Big Play Day where we held a Demo. The MUTKD team demonstrated a variety of Taekwondo applications including self-defence as well as breaking boards. Although it was 30 degrees on the day, the team performed exceptionally.

Next we held our first social event which was a welcome Rock Climbing event. With new and old friends, we put our trust to the test and had a fun session climbing on a Sunday afternoon.


The next Major event we held was camp which was held during the Mid-Semester break. We had a 3 day 4 night camp which was filled with training, team activities and free time to bond over board games, play some soccer, or catch up on some rest. Everyone definitely had a blast at camp and made many unforgettable memories.

In week 5, midway through the semester, an inter-uni Taekwondo training was held at Melbourne Uni, where other uni TKD clubs were invited to join our training. Special thanks to Monash, Swinburne, La Trobe, RMIT and VU for coming to train with us!

In Week 9, the Social/Marketing team organized a Captain America Movie night to go watch Civil War, which was a lot of fun for everyone. In Week 10, we held our first Grading of the year. Congratulations to everyone who Graded and hopefully you will all wear your new belts with pride!


Finally in the final week of semester, some members of MUTKD tagged along to the Monash Open Invite Training which was definitely something different from usual.

That wraps up everything that has happened this semester. Semester 1 was definitely a packed Semester with many social events as well as training events (on top of the usual weekly training and post training dinners).

Semester 2 will most certainly be packed with even more events. In August, there is a joint inter-uni Taekwondo Ball to look forward to and in September there is  AUG (Australian Uni Games) in Perth. There’s also rumours of a Midnight to Dawn lazer tag sometime…among other events. So much to look forward to!

For those who have not yet joined the club, MUTKD offers two free trial lessons for newcomers so feel free to rock up to any of our trainings and talk to our committee if you have any queries! Training continues all throughout the winter break on Wednesday and Friday. Click on FAQs and the Training Information and Membership links on the top of the page to find out more! See you all at training!


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2016 Training Resumes

Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder that this year’s training resumes on Wednesday 20th January from 4-6pm in East Stadium of the Melbourne University Sports Centre. Whether you’re an old member or you’re new and curious about taekwondo, everyone is welcome to join! Remember that new students are able to try out two classes for free before they decide whether they want to commit or not. Hope to see everyone there! We have trainings Wednesdays and Fridays so check the Training sessions & Memberships page for more information.

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2015 End of Year Events

As the year draws to a close, MUTKD had a few final events including The Inaugural MUTKD Taekwon Games as well as an End of Year Celebration for the club.

The final training of the year was held on the 27th November and to end the year, Sabonim Tuan arranged for something a little bit different from our usual trainings. Thus, we held the first Inaugural MUTKD Taekwon Games. We separated into three teams – Popocatepefl, Rainbow Warriors and Good For Nothing – and competed in various events in order to win the cup (and glory).

Mitt Hockey was the first event, a game where we use the kicking mitts to maneuver a ball and shoot for goals. Each team played two eight minute rounds, one against each of the other teams. Overall, Popocatetpefl scored no points, Rainbow Warriors scored two points and Good For Nothing scored one point.


For our next game, we played Balloon Relay, where we use our heads and legs in order to move a balloon back and forth (which is much harder than it sounds). In the final, Popocatepefl won with Good For Nothing in second and Rainbow Warriors in last place.


The next round was the Spin, Run and Kick Relay, which is played exactly as the name suggests – to spin around 5 times before running through a ladder and performing 20 round-house kicks (10 on each side). There was a lot of crooked walking and falling to be witnessed on all sides. This round was won by Popocatepefl, followed by Rainbow Warriors and finally Good For Nothing in last place.12278645_956090727805287_2920745413674662115_n12289770_956090584471968_6845960193827067007_n

Finally, we ended this year’s game with a round of Kick Tee-Ball, with two teams fielding and one batting. Popocatepefl once again dominated with 5 runs with Good for Nothing scoring 4 (with 2 home runs) and Rainbow Warriors also scoring 4 runs.


With all the results tallied, this year’s winners were Popocatepefl with Rainbow Warriors in second and Good For Nothing in third place. A mini awards ceremony was held afterwards. Thank you to Sabonim Tuan for organizing this super fun event to end the year. As always, he uploaded videos of the competitions onto the MUTKD Facebook Group, so feel free to check them out if you have not already.


The following week, the members of the MUTKD Committee organized an End of Year Celebration with some KBBQ and Karaoke. With good food, crazy singing and even better company, there was no better way to end the year.


Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday! For those who are graduating, congratulations and best wishes for the future! To everyone else, congratulations also for reaching the end of the year and see you back at training next year!

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Australian University Games 2015


Nine members from MUTKD recently participated in the annual Australian University Games. Some of them competed in sparring while others had a go in poomsae. We’re happy to announce that they did well! Overall, MUTKD won 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze. We do hope that more members could join the team in 2016. Are competitions your cup of tea? If so, we would like you to come train with us! For more details, please click on “training sessions and membership” for more details.