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2-step and 1-step sparring

Green belts and above, see a video of your step sparring syllabus here: Thank you to Master McPhail for putting this together. It is not a top quality production, just enough to give you a clear idea. Ensure you know your step sparring syllabus well. I do not want to see students unsure of their…

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Preparing for a tournament

Hi everyone This pay includes important information about preparing for a tournament. Arrive early. Parking can be difficult, and you don’t want to be rushing. If we have a big group, we will have a team briefing and photo. Bring lunch. There is often a place to buy food, and long queues. I recommend bringing…

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Check out the ITF website and ITKD website

Hi everyone There are great things to see on our national and international websites. I recommend you take a look. Kids, there is a fantastic children’s section on the ITF website here. It has all sorts of games and activities. The New Zealand website is full of great material, and is the place to go…

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Risk Management Plan

Hi everyone The Risk Management Plan of International Taekwon-Do Glendowie is here. Please read it carefully and be familiar with it. There are also useful documents about risk management by Sport New Zealand about (1) the reforms here, and (2) event risk management here.

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Moving from Kubz to Kids

Hi Parents Here are a couple of FAQs regarding moving from the Kubz class to the Kids’ class: Does my child have to move as soon as he/she turns 6? No. Children move to the next class when they are ready, and when it works for their parents. This is usually when the child is…

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Inner forearm middle block for all white belts

Hi everyone The inner forearm middle block is a required technique for white belt. It blocks an attack to the middle section, with the inner forearm. the blocking arm crosses beneath the other arm both palms face downward when crossing cross with the tops of the fist at shoulder height both hands twist during the…

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Watch ITF Taekwon-Do patterns by Jaroslaw Suska

Do you find it easier to learn patterns if you can watch someone do them? Would you like to see something cool? How about coloured belt patterns performed by multi-time patterns World Champion Jaroslaw Suska of Poland? Chon-Ji (for 9th gup, yellow stripe) Dan-Gun (for 8th gup, yellow belt) Do-San (for 7th gup, green stripe)…

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Our children’s class process

Hi Parents This document┬ácontains information about how our children’s process works. It outlines mini-kids’ gradings, discipline in the class, and this report sheet (which is due in week 8 or 9 every term). Please read the document carefully. Thank you and regards Master Banicevich.

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Basic blocks

Hi everyone (particularly Mums and Dads) Parents often ask me for ways they can help their children practise at home. One simple thing children can do is practise crossing for blocks. Children can practise how to cross while sitting, or even while watching TV! What this does is strengthen neutral pathways until students cross correctly…

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