Sparring Performance Programs


The long term successful performance of Western Australian Taekwondo sparring resides in the ranks of our developing junior athletes and younger aged senior athletes.

Due to the time required to develop “elite” skill levels and obtain the necessary competition experience to be competitive on the world stage the long term development of our younger athletes is a priority.
This should commence with targeted athletes from the age of 8 years for Dan holders and general gup level athletes 6th Gup and of 8 years and onward.

It is also important to recognise that differing age groups and technical standards present unique coaching and management challenges which require specific strategies.

The ATWA Sparring Program hosts regular training sessions, organises both grassroots and advanced seminars and targets its pathways to align with national high performance programs and national team success.

The program aligns itself with the strategic plan of Australian Taekwondo Western Australia Inc and operates so as to best utilise and fill the requirements of external bodies such as the Department of Sports and Recreation.

Through the DLGSC athlete support program, program athletes from 12 – 19 years are eligible for government travel support to National Benchmark events. Through DLGSC/WA Institute of sport selected athletes are eligible to participate in the DLGSC/WAIS developing Champions program.

Additionally ATWA offers financial support for selected program athletes to targeted events and funds renowned international coaches to conduct training seminars in WA.


The aim is for Sports Taekwondo Western Australia Inc to work in conjunction with the National Governing Body to implement Grassroots programs including high performance through the creation of a State development program consisting of training structures that provide a clear tier structured performance pathway from grassroots to elite levels.


To develop a broad based State pool of potential High Performance athletes, while advancing the overall technical and competitive standard of Western Australian Sparring Athletes from novice through Elite. To assist in producing quality coaches through interaction with the development and high performance program.

State Training Sessions

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State training sessions are held regularly throughout the year with the exception of the end of the year, where possible it is designated as rest time, so athletes are not subjected to over training. Training sessions are advertised on our Facebook page and instructors are notified of all sessions in advance. In addition, seminars with guest instructors are held during the year with advance notice given to instructors.

  • 11th February - Malaga 
  • 10th March - Pt Kennedy
  • 7th April - Malaga
  • 9th June - Malaga
  • 11th August - Pt Kennedy 
  • 8th September - Malaga
  • 6th October - Pt Kennedy

Key details:

  • $10 Per Person – 6th Gup belt level and higher for ages 8 years and over.
  • Dress code: Club or State top with dobok pants, bring all sparring gear and hogus.
  • Minors and belts belts cadets: 10.00am to 11.30am
  • Cadet Red and Blue, Juniors, Seniors and Masters: 11.30am to 1.00pm
  • All Referees welcome to get practise on the floor.