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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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Enter the Regional Tournament – everyone!

Hi everyone As last year, the Regional Tournament is compulsory for all students (almost); Sunday 23rd June 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm (approx); The Trust Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive Henderson; Students who do not compete in a tournament this term will not be permitted to grade at the end of the term; Register here (check your membership…

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Free regional training 26 May in Glendowie

Hi Everyone We are hosting the second free regional training session in Glendowie on Sunday 26 May: Glendowie Primary School hall; Sunday 26 May, 10am-12pm. Train for free with a former World Champion! If you have sparring gear, bring it with you. Bring your mouthguard and drink bottle. The session will be surprising, and awesome…

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Register quickly for the Vets Camp!

Hi Students Who are 35+ This camp will fill very quickly, so register as soon as it opens on 2 June! Think zombie run level fun for two days! Date: 9  – 11 August 2019 Registration page opens 12 noon, 2  June 2019 Full details of the camp can be found here on the registration…

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Support Mr Gibson at his grading!

Hi everyone Mr Gibson is grading to second degree black belt the weekend of 18-19 May. Come along to support him at the open session – 12:30pm, Sunday 19 May at MMC (198 Marua Rd, Ellerslie). Details are here: https://members.itkd.co.nz/events/gradings/black-belts/2019-05-19-Auckland/index.php For those above blue belt, it is essential that you watch a few black belt…

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The more we train, the better we get

Hi Parents and Students We recommend that those who train in the intermediate classes and above train twice per week. White belts and yellow stripes in the 6-8yo classes are also able to train twice per week. (We recommend that yellow belts and above train twice per week or more.) An individual training twice per…

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Free regional training sessions start 28 April!

Hi everyone Don’t miss this opportunity to get out into the Auckland Region and meet some wonderful Taekwon-Do people from other schools! The Auckland North region is starting a free, monthly training session for all students. These training sessions are on the last Sunday of every month, 10-12pm. We will host them at a different…

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