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Auckland Kids’ Camp!

Hi Parents Kids’ Camps are tremendous fun for 5 to 14 year olds. Get some friends together and register now because these fill very quickly! 18-20 October 2019; Mangawhai Heads, Campbell Park Christian Camp; 5-14 years, and some parent help; Disney theme; Sparring, breaking, specialty, patterns, self-defence, games and much more; Register at aucklandnorth.itkd.co.nz. AN…

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Try something new with your children this term!

Hi Parents It’s a new term. Did you know we have a Taekwon-Do class on Saturday mornings that you can do with your children? Churchill Park School; Saturdays 11am-12pm; Approximately 6-10yos with one or both parents. We started this class earlier in the year, and many of the parents have now joined other classes, so…

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New syllabus sheets to help you progress

Hi Everyone Following feedback last term, I produced a series of syllabus sheets to help students understand how they are progressing towards their next national grade. You can download the syllabus sheet for your grade here. Print your syllabus sheet, and attach it into your training notebook. Every class, put your training notebook and pen…

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Keep training in the holidays!

Hi everyone Except for Saturdays, regular classes continue during the school holidays. Bring a friend or two along to try a class. During the school holidays, our instructors make a special effort to make classes varied and fun – it’s a great time to train, and a great time for new people to give it…

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School holiday classes

Hi Parents School holidays begin 8 July. We continue all of our regular classes, except Saturday classes. Bring friends along to try a class! Those who train on Saturdays, we invite you to train as follows: Kubz, come along to our Monday or Tuesday 5-6pm class at Churchill Park School; Adults, come along to our…

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Congratulations – we are number ONE!

Hi everyone Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Auckland North Regional Tournament on Sunday 23 June. Glendowie won best overall club for the second consecutive year! Thank you very much to parents and students who helped out on the day – volunteering at the tournament, marshalling students, coaching, and more. It is wonderful to…

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Enjoy the Regionals? Enter the Nationals this week!

Hi Everyone The International Taekwon-Do National Tournament is in south Auckland on 13-14 July: Details are here; Pullman Arena, Papakura; Register here. We would love you to enter – so we can storm the Nationals the way Glendowie stormed – and won! – the Regionals. But you must enter this week. Registrations close on 1…

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Pregrading and grading, term 2

Hi everyone Grading invoices will be sent on Sunday 23 June. If you receive an invoice, you are invited to grade this term. Read this post and the invoice email carefully, to understand how gradings will proceed. Pregrading is this week. Class instructors will look particularly at those who meet the requirements for their next…

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Changes to Saturday classes

Our Saturday Kubz class is FULL. So we are restructuring Saturdays to offer two Kubz classes starting Saturday 15 June 2019: Kubz option 1, 9am-10am; Kubz option 2, 10am-11am; Parent and child class, 11am-12pm; Mr Villiers’ monthly free sparring class, 12pm-1pm; Leadership Team meetings, 12pm-2pm. All of these classes are at Churchill Park School on…

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Headgear for free sparring

Headgear reduces the risk of concussion if an accident happens during free sparring. Often the greatest risk is when a student hits his or her head on the floor. We haven’t really pushed headgear, because it is quite expensive, and we try to reduce the risk by reducing the intensity of our free sparring in…

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