February 2015 newsletter available now

January 25, 2015 in Buy and sell, Club life, Events, Good stuff and random, News

Hi everyone

Back to training! The February 2015 is available now: notice 2015 02Bella Bavin Sparring Auck Regionals 2012 (2)

This year we’re going to have a load of fun competing in tournaments. We’ll do loads of exercises and games at training to prepare for them, so have fun! We will prepare for all four major events:

  • Patterns
  • Free sparring
  • Special technique (cool flying kicks)
  • Power test (punching a pad for peewees).

You may want to think about buying your own sparring gear. You can buy your own directly from FujiMAE, Top Ten or Top Pro. Or I can arrange it for you – leather hands and feet for $200 total. (Ensure you buy black gear, or you will need red AND blue gear. Sparring equipment rules are here.)

First Kubz class is Saturday 31 January 2015

January 24, 2015 in Kubz

IMG_5556Hi Parents

Following feedback from parents, the first Kubz class for 2015 will be on Saturday 31 January.

During class on Saturday 31 January, we will decide whether to hold or cancel class on Saturday 7 February.

We look forward to seeing you all back!

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Get your diary out and pen in these important dates

January 19, 2015 in News

Welcome back everyone!

As training has kicked off for the year it is important to sit back and think about what your TKD goals are for this year. If you are having
problems thinking of goals come and see one of the black belts, I am sure we can help you think of some awesome goals.

One goal that EVERYBODY should have is to get more involved at events, be that competing or umpiring/helping out at tournaments or attending
camps, seminars, etc.
With that in mind here are some important dates for 2015 (remember that these get updated and new events get add throughout the year so keep an eye on itkd.co.nz)

First Peewee tournament March 29th, Valley Road Primary School.

Counties Regional tournament April 26th – get involved and help out, as we are part of the Auckland North region we are not allowed to compete but help is always appreciated :D

Auckland North Regional tournament May 10th- get in there and compete, this applies to everyone! Parents/caregivers if you are interested in helping out on the day, contact the organisers closer
to the time, help is always appreciated at these events.

Peewee tournament (2) June 14th

National tournament July 4th/5th- its in Christchurch this year, yay ROADTRIP !

Now that you have those dates in your diary you can start training towards your goal of being involved !

Bring a friend to our beginners’ course!

January 17, 2015 in Events, Good stuff and random, News

Hi everyone

Training with friends is awesome (especially when you are their senior!) :-) So why not invite a friend or two to register for our beginners’ course?

Every person who brings a friend to register and pay for the course will enter a draw for TWO copies of Master McPhail’s book, “Taekwon-Do – Beginners’ Training Manual” – SIGNED BY MASTER PAUL McPHAIL! (One for you, and one for your friend.) And you get one entry for each friend who does the course and tells me you sent them!

Course details are here: http://glendowie.com/beginners/

The beginners’ course runs for six Mondays, starting Monday 16 February, 6pm-7pm at Glendowie Primary School. Registration and payment must be made before the course begins.

Ensure your friend(s) tell me you sent them!

Taekwon-Do encyclopedia on TradeMe closes Sun 18 Jan

January 13, 2015 in Buy and sell

Not the latest version, but only real differences are in senior patterns. A fantastic resource.


Glendowie Summer Camp (20-22 March 2015)

January 12, 2015 in News

Hi everyone

That time of the year again .. the annual Summer Camp ! The beach, sun, tents, social stuff, barbecues (we don’t do any Taekwon-Do).

Date of arrival: Friday March 20, 2015 11:00AM
Date of departure: Sunday March 22, 2015 11:00AM (so you need to book the nights of 20-21 March)

Where: Shakespear Park, Whangaparoa
Bring: all your own food and camping stuff (tent, sleeping bags, etc) and some stuff to share (remember your sunscreen, togs and hat!)

Book your own site by calling 09 301 0101 and asking to book at Te Haruhi Bay.

Also let us know if your attending



Preparing for black belt

January 9, 2015 in Taekwon-Do tips

IMG_4233Hi seniors

There is some VERY useful information on the International Taekwon-Do website about preparing for black belt: videos of the syllabus, handbook updates, and this suggested training schedule: training-schedule.

Ensure you own the black belt syllabus handbook, too. I have/can get these for $20.

To get to the good stuff on the website, go to www.itkd.co.nz/members/. Follow the instructions to sign in, then click the “Member Downloads Page” link on the right side of the page (beneath the heading, “Instructor Sections & Links”.

Back to training this Tuesday!

January 9, 2015 in Club life, News

Hi everyone

P1090242It is time to return to training! And to enjoy the summer sun.

Combined classes for the next three weeks: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15-7:45pm. That means adults, intermediates and kids, all training together. (We may divide the class a bit, because it should be huge!)

A few students didn’t manage to receive their grading results after grading at the end of last year, so you’ll want to be there on Tuesday!

Wear a hat, training shoes, sun glasses and sunscreen. And dobok, of course.

See you all there!

Round the Bays

January 4, 2015 in Club life, Events, Kubz

Enter here: http://www.roundthebays.co.nz/enter/entry-details/

Team name is “International Taekwon-Do”, password “itkd”.

Special launch pricing ends Wednesday 7 January.

We run as a group in dobok.

Information document for parents

January 4, 2015 in Club life, Good stuff and random

Hi everyone

I started an information document for parents a few years ago. Today I finished it.

This is for parents and new students, with information about classes, gradings, belt colours, and more. And it is here.

I’m happy to receive feedback on it. This is version two, and it can be improved.