It was a big weekend for Taekwon-Do for lots of our members! We had people at the Pee Wee Tournament competing and officiating, kids, instructors and parent helpers at the Auckland North Kids Camp - and of course we also had a team of people from Warrior and around the region come and help lay down our brand new mats!
The new mats are looking FANTASTIC! Make sure you check out the very cool (and short)timelapse video of the team of helpers getting them down. Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped!
Remember we DO have classes on over the holiday period on a reduced timetable starting from next week, and Three Kings and Diocesan branch members are more than welcome to come and train at our Ellerslie branch over the holidays. Make sure you check out the timetable hereand diary the correct time to come.
Class Cancellations This Thursday
Because of the Mini Kids Grading on Thursday there are no 3.30pm, 4.30pm or 5.30pm classes on that day. Those who normally come to a 3.30pm or 4.30pm class are welcome to come on a different day. 5.30pm members, please come to the 6.30pm class for combined training instead.
Warrior TKD Members & Parents Only
Did you know we have a Warrior Taekwon-Do members and parents only group on Facebook? The group is for more of an 'in house' communication and hang out area and not open to the general public. If you're not already in the group, click on this link and request to join.
The seminar with Argentinian powerhouse Soledad Serrano is finally upon us! We've got about 8 people from Warrior registered already. If you are at least 10 years old of any rank, make sure you register for this awesome opportunity, which is happening this Sunday.
Register for the Seminar
Have a great training week!
The end of term and our Term 3 Mini Kids Grading are coming up very quickly! Remember you must get your grading forms back to the office by this Friday. You can also scan them back to me by email.
There's certainly a lot going on for kids at the moment with the Auckland North Kids Camp and the final Pee Wee Tournament of the year happening this weekend. We've got 7 Warrior kids going to the camp and a few heading to compete in Pukekohe and hope they all have an awesome time. It is really great to see Warrior members of all ages getting involved in activities and opportunities outside of club training.
If you have been to the Ellerslie branch over the last week you will have noticed stacks and stacks of brand new mats which will replace the ones currently on the dojang floor. The removal of the old mats and laying down of the new mats is a very big job happening this Saturday morning. We really need help to get it done! If you can spare some time on Saturday morning, look out for a special email with details about it some time today or tomorrow. Every extra hand will make a difference.
School Holiday Timetable
With the school holidays coming up, we have released our school holiday training timetable. We run a reduced timetable during the school holidays for better class sizes which make training more fun. Please do make it a priority to check out the timetable and make a note of when you or your child should be coming to training in the holidays.
View the timetable here
Free School Holiday Programme
We're running our popular Free School Holiday Programme in the first week of this school holidays. It is ideal for beginners aged between 5-10 who are not currently members of Warrior Taekwon-Do. If you have friends who are interested in giving Taekwon-Do a go this is a great way to introduce them to our wonderful martial art. Feel free to pass on the link:
Free School Holiday Programme
We've got a jam packed newsletter this time - so make sure you read right the way through for information about our visiting expert this week and what you need to know about the upcoming September Mini Kids Grading.
Mums, Dads and Guardians Special
Because parents are so awesome, and because we have just had Father's Day, if you are a mum, dad or guardian we've got a free gift for you of one month of unlimited Taekwon-Do training!
Just drop us an email or pop into the office before this Friday and mention Father's Day and we'll hook you up. Training is at our Ellerslie centre and whether you've tried Taekwon-Do or something similar before or are a complete beginner we'll look after you and make sure you have a great time.
This is open to anyone who is not already a registered member of Warrior Taekwon-Do who is a mum, dad, or guardian, including parents of existing members.
September Mini Kids Grading Information
Our September Mini Kids Grading date is confirmed for Thursday 24 September at 4pm and instructors are beginning to distribute forms from this week. You've got until Friday 18 September to get them back to the office. That's Friday next week! So please don't delay once you have your form in finishing the registration process as we don't accept late forms. You can either bring them to the physical office or scan the forms to me by email.
Term 3 Expert Series Wraps Up
This week we have our last expert in our Term 3 Expert Series visiting our Thursday 6.30pmclass: Mr Carl van Roon, multiple sparring World Champion and inspirational sparring coach. If you go to ANY 6.30pm class during the week you are welcome to come to Thursdays class at no extra cost. You MUST bring a mouthguard, however, and sparring gear if you have it. If you normally attend a 5.30pm class you may attend with special permission from your instructor only.
We really hope you have enjoyed sessions with our visiting experts so far (Miss Melissa Timperley - patterns and Mr Brendan Doogan - power breaking). We arranged these sessions to keep you inspired, motivated and growing in your Taekwon-Do and hope that you will continue to work on what you have learned and apply them to your training.
Three Kings Branch Open Day
Next Tuesday we are having a free Open Day at our Three Kings branch, which meets in the Waikowhai Room at the Fickling Centre on Mt Albert Rd. If you know anyone in the area who is interested in giving Taekwon-Do a go, we will be having a really fun session at3.15pm. Feel free to direct them to the Open Day info on our website:
And finally ...
Here's a cool video to show the Taekwon-Do enthusiast in your household from the Breaking Competition on Saturday with boards flying everywhere!
and some awesome photos from yesterday's TKD Kubz Grading.