Today's news photo is from our Warrior - Diocesan branch, where they were hard at work perfecting new skills on Thursday afternoon. Check out more photos from Thursdays session here.
Warrior Taekwon-Do Fun Day Entry NOW OPEN!
Sunday April 12, 8.30am registration, 9am start
Warrior Training Zone, 198 Marua Rd, Ellerslie
We'd like to invite the whole of Warrior Taekwon-Do from all of our three branches to come to our special, Warrior Taekwon-Do members only fun tournament! There will be events for every age division across all four competition events: patterns, sparring, power and specialty. This day is being arranged especially for YOU so that you can apply your Taekwon-Do skills in a different context and gain some experience and confidence with tournaments in a safe and supportive environment.
We would like to see everybody entering from all of our branches unless they have a very good reason not to. The entry fee is $20 (pay on the day) and you can register either in class, or online. There's quite a lot of information about this tournament so for full information about how it will run, how we will be preparing in class and about the events, please see ourWarrior TKD Tournament Fun Day page on our website, where you can also enter online.
Join Us For Coffee!
If you attend ANY 6.30pm class, OR are a parent of a child who trains at Warrior Taekwon-Do (any branch), OR you've been coming to our Kickstarter Course, we'd like to invite you to join us for coffee after our last class on Thursday night! See you at Coffee Club on Lunn Ave after 8pm on Thursday.
Last Week To Get Mini Kids Grading Forms To The Office
The Mini Kids Grading is next week and the final date for grading forms and payment to be received by the office is THIS FRIDAY! So make sure you get your forms in this week. This is also the last week to show your grading homework to your instructor which is a prerequisite requirement for grading approval. Please take responsibility to bring your homework to your usual class time as our instructors have different schedules have very limited availability outside of your class times if you forget.
World Championships 2015 - Interview With Miss Roisin Giles
Warrior Taekwon-Do instructor and member Miss Roisin Giles will be defending her 1st dan individual patterns title at the upcoming ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships. We asked her some questions to find out more about the event, how she was selected and is preparing, and what advice she has for students interested in competing at a higher level in the future.
What is the World Championships and when and where is it being held?
The ITF Taekwon-Do World Championships is the most prestigious ITF Taekwon-Do competition in the world. It's held biannually, with the best athletes from each country around the world coming together to compete in various events such as sparring, patterns, specialty, power, pre-arranged sparring, and team events. The next World Championships is May 26th-31st this year, in Venice, Italy.
How do you get to be in the New Zealand World Championships team?
To make the World Champs team you must first trial to get one of two spots per division. 'Trialing' involves attending multiple camps and training sessions across several months, before attending a final trial date where the selection committee chooses two athletes per division, from multiple talented candidates. I have been selected to represent New Zealand in individual 1st dan patterns, team patterns, and team breaking.
Read the rest of the interview here ...
Have a great training week!