Senior dan grading and other important news

Hi Everyone This email contains several important news items. Senior dan grading 2 July Don’t miss this! We have three black belts grading for 6th degree black belt and one grading for master – 7th degree – on Saturday 2 July in Ellerslie! It will be amazing! This is a rare event! 198 Marua Rd…

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Would you like to nominate someone for our national awards?

Hi Students and Parents Every year, International Taekwon-Do (NZ) presents awards to people who stand out from the crowd for performance and support. Would you like to nominate someone for an award? There are nine awards: Dan Student of the Year Gup Student of the Year Instructor of the Year Club of the Year Junior…

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Go to Regional Team training on Sundays!

Hi Everyone We are very fortunate that Mr Carl van Roon, former multi-time World Champion and amazing martial arts instructor, has offered to teach Regional Team training for six consecutive Sundays starting on 26 June. Don’t miss it! Where: MMC, 198 Marua Rd, Ellerslie When: Sundays, 4:30pm-6:00pm Staring: Sunday 26 June 2022 Open to: all…

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Gear sale

Hi Everyone Following the unfortunate closure of our Kohimarama School venue, we now have excess equipment and I have nowhere to store it. Hence, I am selling off the gear that isn’t part of our sets of equipment (it is harder to store), and some of our older gear, that is excess to our needs.…

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Pregrading is this week – be ready!

Hi Everyone The week of 20 June is pregrading week – so train hard and prepare! Read this post carefully for details about pregrading and grading. Class instructors will look particularly at those who meet the requirements for their next national grading. (Taekwon-Do Kubz and new students, pregrading doesn’t affect you; you may be grading…

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No classes Queens Birthday (Monday 6 June)

Hi Parents and Students We do not run classes on public holidays – we give you the day off – so there are no classes this Monday, 6 June 2022. We do have classes as usual on Saturday 4 June. Otherwise, please attend an alternative class. For example: Children 6-8 years can attend Thursday 9…

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Thank you to my Leadership Team

Hi Parents and Students A huge thank you to my Leadership Team of black and red belts. I tested positive for Covid on Tuesday morning. This meant I had to find cover for my classes at very short notice. Time to enact our contingency plans. Then Mr Glen-Gaul fell ill on Wednesday, so we had to…

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Rebalancing classes

Hi Parents and Students We’ve had some fantastic student development in our school over the past year. Some of our classes have become quite full, and others are lighter in numbers. There are a couple of classes we need to rebalance. Taekwon-Do Kubz: the 9am class is quite full, and the 10am class is not.…

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Training during isolation

Hi Parents and Students More frequently now, I receive email from students and parents who are isolating because of a Covid-19 case in the household. Remember that we have links to many classes that we recorded during lockdowns available on our website. So if you are stuck at home and ready to practise, find links…

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