Sunday, 28 November 2021

Maddy Thorpe is a Tiger


Some of you will know Maddy Thorpe from Banyule Tigers Taekwondo and the battle she is currently undergoing with cancer. Maddy has been diagnosed with a rare type of brain-pituitary/blood cancer. After 14 months of chemotherapy she went into remission. However, unfortunately, the cancer has returned.
The Victorian Taekwondo and Gymnastics communities are throwing their support behind Maddy to "Kick and Flip" Cancer. Maddy's partner and full time carer, Kevin, has set up a gofundme page at the link below where they go into more detail about the journey they've been on so far, the effects it's had on them, and the issues they face for the future.
To support the Thorpe family, Grandmasters Russell Wood and Robert Schembri will be running a Taekwondo seminar on January 23rd to help raise funds for Maddy. Please see the attached flyer. More details on this seminar will be provided in January.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Kicks and Flips to beat Cancer

 Tigers Taekwondo are devastated that their first ever female 4th Dan Maddy, a true fighter, has had a relapse in her fight against cancer.

To give her the best chance of recovery she has been forced to step outside the public system and is going to need financial support.

Please Donate to the Go Fund Me, more details below.

Maddy 1st fight, GM Russell Wood officiating

A Winner

A Teacher

More Teaching

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Hi Tigers we are back for November and December UPDATE


Hi Tigers UPDATE 19/11/2021

It has been pointed out to me that the current COVIDSafe settings in Victoria that came into effect at 11:59pm on the 18/11/2021, for living and working, dining and shopping, using services, seeing others, getting active and more, contain significant information regarding student who are 12 year and 2 months of age

see link below

On this page, fully vaccinated means someone who:

has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or

has a valid medical exemption, or

is under the age of 12 and two months.


If there are any students 12 years and two months and older, they will have to produce for validation a current vaccination certificate, to gain access to the YMCA.

Apologies for the late notice , but I was unaware of this until 12:00 noon today

Hi Tigers we are back UPDATE 15/11/2021

The YMCA has asked our club to remind students and families that the YMCA Covid Safe Policy of operation is in place to enable classes to run at our club's venue. Therefore, it is essential that everyone including spectators and coaches enter through the front door and shows their proof of vaccination if they want to enter the centre.

We will continue with our current program through to December the 14th

It will be our normal program of beginner juniors at 5:00pm

Senior Belted Juniors at 6:00pm

and Seniors at 7:00pm


Fees will be $10 per lesson for U16 and Concession,

And $12 per lesson for Seniors

 The above form is only for our housekeeping. You will need to use your own electronic banking facilities to complete payment, if paying by cash please place payment in an envelope with the the students name on the outside.

If you are aware of any of our members not receiving these communications please let us know so that we can follow up with a phone call

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Black Belt Grading 1st August 2021

 What a fantastic Crew

Congratulations graduates of Black Belt Grading August 1 2021 

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Second Term Grading July 2021

Second Term Grading July 2021

 We need more send them in

Friday, 30 July 2021

Instructor Gary absent


Hi Tigers

Gary here wishing all the Color Belts grading Saturday and the Black Belts grading on Sunday all the best in your endeavors you have trained hard and if you do your very best that you can you will be successful.

Unfortunately I will not be there to watch and participate in your success. I am experiencing a rather serious health issue which confines me to hospital and will require some mayor surgery sometime next week followed by a lengthy recovery

Some of you know of the circumstances and have past of your good wishes via Tim; I thank you sincerely for your kind words.

Make sure you take lots of pictures of your grading and either post them or send them to me.

Go Tigers