Training frequency

Hi Everyone As we all know, the more we practise, the better we get. It is no surprise, then, that the frequency with which you train – whether that be coming to class, or practising at home – the more quickly you will progress. For example, a youth or adult requires a minimum of 24…

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Term 3 grading and lockdown

Hi Parents and Students Our term 3 gradings are due to take place between Saturday 25th and Tuesday 28th September 2021. What will happen if we are still in lockdown? Kubz grading, Saturday 25 September, would take place via Zoom. White belt and yellow stripe grades, Monday 27 September, would take place via Zoom. Yellow…

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Compete in a global eTournament!

Hello Yellow Belts and above The Canadian Taekwon-Do Federation International are organising a global eTournament for patterns and pre-arranged free sparring, and it is open to you! What a great opportunity to complete in an international tournament, at a very low cost! (Only Canadian $35, about NZ$40, paid via PayPal.) I would love to get…

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Lockdown classes resume Wednesday 18 August

Hi Everyone With the return to lockdown, we are resuming Zoom classes from today, Wednesday 18 August 2021, until we are allowed to resume regular classes. This is our Zoom class schedule for this round of lockdown (however that may last, hopefully we’ll be back inside next week): Children (12 years and under): Monday, Tuesday,…

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Self-defence seminar part 2

Hi Everyone This Tuesday, 17 August, is the second part of our self-defence seminar. Our normal classes between 6:00pm and 8:30pm at Churchill Park School will be combined again. We ask all regular students of those classes to attend the seminar, and it is also open to students from our other classes who are: 12…

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Don’t miss the free sparring seminar THIS WEEK!

Hi Students and Parents There is a fantastic free sparring seminar with Mr Trotter this Wednesday (11 August) 6:30-9:00pm at MMC, 198 Marua Rd, Ellerslie. It only costs $20! Register here: https://members.itkd.co.nz/events/courses/2021-sparring-syllabus/index.php. What you will learn Basic sparring footwork drills geared towards yellow belt level students Attacking drills for green belt level Counter drills for…

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When should I move to the next class?

Hi Everyone After grading is a good time to reflect on whether you are training in the right class. To begin, we recommend that all students in our classes targeted for 9 years and older train twice per week (or more for more senior students). We also welcome our Taekwon-Do children in our 6-8 year…

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Term 3 begins!

Hi Parents and Students Term 3 is underway. For those who slacked off during school holidays (or had a holiday), we look forward to seeing you back this week! Here are a few important notes and tips: If you graded to yellow belt last term, you will need a new syllabus book. Master Banicevich has…

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Kids’ camp – register now!

This years Auckland North Kids Camp is coming up! Register here. 29th – 31st October 2021 Campbell Park Christian Camp, Mangawhai heads Who is it for? Any kid 5-14 years, any rank including kubz and mini-kids. Under 8’s need a parent or guardian to attend with them. If you are not sure about staying the whole…

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Child safety while walking in public areas

Hi Parents This is an extract from an article my daughter’s school recently sent, with advice from the NZ Police to help keep our children safe. I am very pleased to see that the advice of the NZ Police is 100% consistent with what we are teaching your children. [Here is] some advice to students…

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