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Arrive 10 mins before class

Hi Everyone Remember that you should arrive 10 mins before class begins: Bow to your instructor and seniors. Ensure that the floor is swept. Ensure that training equipment is out. Begin warming up and practising. If your senior is sweeping or preparing equipment, you should offer to take over. All students should be present 10…

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New grades to help children succeed

Dear Parents Starting this term, Master Paul McPhail (our Technical Director) and I are trialling a modified system of grades to help children succeed. Each formal coloured belt grade will have up to three informal grades before the next formal grade. What are formal grades? The International Taekwon-Do grading system was designed for soldiers. There…

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Parent and child class starts Saturday 28 July

Hi Parents Great news – we have enough interest from parents to start our parents and children class on Saturday 28 July, 10:00-11:30am. (Our existing mini-kids class will change format slightly.) Parents should wear track pants and t-shirt, or similar, and bring a drink bottle of water each. Any questions, please email Master Banicevich.

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Fee changes from 1 August

Hi everyone Our fees have remained unchanged for a number of years, and it is time to update them. My goal has been to align Taekwon-Do fees with Kubz fees (which have prices recommended by the national association). From 1 August, new fees will be: One student, once per week, $50 per month One student,…

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Parent and child class?

Hi Parents I’ve had a few parents ask about parent and child classes. Who is interested? Email mbanicevich@itkd.co.nz. These classes would be Saturday mornings, 10-11am (potentially until 11:30am). If we get enough interest, we’ll start these classes next term. Regards Master Banicevich.

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Grading invoices are out

Hi everyone Grading invoices went out on Sunday. Click the email link and read this CAREFULLY. If you received an invoice: ensure you know ALL of your syllabus (including theory) PRACTISE, PRACTISE, PRACTISE! If you did not receive an invoice: have you entered a tournament this year? you may not have enough sessions for formal…

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Pregrading this week!

Hi everyone Pregrading is during class this week. This applies most particularly to those who may be eligible to grade for their next formal grading (yellow stripe, yellow belt, green stripe, etc). Read last week’s post carefully. It contains important information about pregrading and grading. Remember you must have competed in a tournament this year…

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Prepare for term 2 grading – IMPORTANT

Hi Parents and Students Read this carefully! Term 2 report sheets are due for all students under 13 in classes the week of 18 June Pregrading is in regular classes the week of 18 June The mini-kids grading is Monday 2 July, 6:00-7:30pm, at Churchill Park School The formal grading is Tuesday 3 July, 6:00-8:30pm,…

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Enter National Tournament and World Cup

Hi everyone For those interested in entering the National Tournament (Wellington, 14-15 July) or the ITF World Cup (Sydney, 25-30 September), read this email carefully. Online information about the tournaments: International Taekwon-Do National Tournament, http://www.members.itkd.co.nz/events/tournaments/nationals/2018/ ITF World Cup, open to blue belt and above, http://www.members.itkd.co.nz/events/tournaments/international/2018-world-cup/ Information from the Auckland North Manager, Mr Ash Datt (datt.ashwini@gmail.com)…

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Things to bring to every training session

Students should bring the following things to every training session, in a bag: <ul> <li>your clear mouth guard</li> <li>your membership card</li> <li>your syllabus handbook</li> <li>a pen</li> <li>your training exercise book (to record notes)</li> <li>a drink bottle of water</li> <li>your free sparring gear (if you own some)</li> <li>a jacket and shoes (in winter, for after training)</li>…

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