October 04, 2017  •  1 Comment

This year Impact Martial Arts will be sending a small Poomsae team to compete at The Australian National Taekwondo Championships in Bendigo between the 6 - 8 October.   Many competitors from all over Australia will be travelling to Bendigo Victoria to compete in either Sparring, Poomsae , Creative Poomsae and Board breaking. 

The Impact Martial Arts team will consist of 


Annette Thompson

Annette is a 3rd Dan Blackbelt has been involved in Taekwondo ever since her kids and husband (me) started nearly ten years ago.  Annette works full time and is a mum of two children.  Annette is a highly active instructor at Impact Martial Arts.  Hopefully Annette is going to win her second National Championships trophy this Sunday.



Harry Costelloe

Harry is 15 years old and is one of the young Junior instructors for Impact Martial arts.  Since getting his Blackbelt he has travelled to Korea twice to train with the Korean Masters.  This man is someone to look out for now and in the future.



Gabby Caldrerazzo

Gabby is another one of Impact's up and coming young Poomsae Elite squad.  Gabby is 14 years old and has been doing Taekwondo for the past 6 years with all her family.  Gabby is a red Belt and hoping to get a medal at her first National competition. 

Photo courtesy of Andrew Calderazzo and Tania Stein



Jenna Freeman

Jenna who is not afraid of competition, has been swimming for the past 16 years competitively and has reached the Olympic trials for the 10km open water.   Jenna has been participating in Taekwondo for the past year now, starting later than her brother, sister and mother.  She is very competitive like her twin sister who has decided to compete in the sparring side of this Martial Art.   Jenna is a Blue Belt who is also competing at her first Nationals. 

Photo courtesy of Andrew Calderazzo and Tania Stein



Vasu Mahajan

Vasu is one of the youngest competitors in the Impact Poomsae squad. He is a blue belt and is competing in his first Nationals.   He was highly active with other sports like soccer and tennis,  although watching Vasu compete,  I can see he will do extremely well in this sport.  

Photo courtesy of Andrew Calderazzo and Tania Stein



GOOD LUCK to all the competitors at the Australian National Championships this year. I will be there taking photos and looking forward to seeing all the action.




Andrew Calderazzo(non-registered)
Dean, please add a credit to Tania Stein on my photos. My camera, her skills :)
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