Skills tournament this Sunday!

Hi everyone

Our skills tournament is this Sunday (17 March), 9am-2pm at Glendowie Primary School. Click this link for details.

We will have some children’s clear mouth guards for sale for those who don’t have one – $10 each. We also plan to have some MightyFist free sparring gear available for sale – $140 for gloves and boots together. (Master McPhail is having some supply issues, so some sizes have very limited stocks.)

This tournament is only for our Taekwon-Do students who train at Glendowie / Churchill Park / Kohimarama. (If your family is out of town, exceptions are possible.) This event is to HELP you, so do your very best to attend.

  • Sunday 17 March, 9am-2pm;
  • Glendowie Primary School;
  • no cost (bring some cash for Mr Villiers’ fundraising);
  • wear dobok, bring your sparring gear (if you have it, some for sale, $140 set);
  • everyone should have a clear mouthguard (some kids ones for sale, $10ea);
  • bring a bottle of water and your lunch.

The purpose of this tournament is to give everyone the opportunity to learn how tournaments and tournament events work. We won’t be competing for medals. Children will be trying each tournament event a few times, and parents will be learning by helping. The events are:

  • Patterns (Kubz do Taekwon-Do movements in linework, white belts do saju jirugi and saju makgi);
  • Free sparring (wear safety equipment, and score points by touching your opponent’s body or head with your punches and kicks);
  • Special techniques (high flying kicks);
  • Power test (hitting pads as far as you can, or breaking special children’s boards);
  • Pre-arranged free sparring (do a demonstration with a friend).

Our own Mr Allister Villiers is competing at the ITF World Championships in Germany in April. He will be fundraising during this tournament. However, unfortunately Mr Villiers did not manage to arrange a sausage sizzle, so there will not be sausages or food for sale.

It is compulsory for all Glendowie students to enter the Auckland Regional Tournament (date and venue to be confirmed; or another regional or national tournament if you cannot make that date). This skills tournament is designed so our students know what to expect at the Regional Tournament.

For those who want to buy sparring gear, MightyFist will have some sets available at the tournament. Black vinyl gloves and boots together are $140. We will also have mouth guards available for sale (for $10).

Depending upon how much parent and senior help we have, this event may finish before 2pm. Please do not drop your children and run, to collect them at 2pm.

Watch our Calendar page to keep abreast of coming events!

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