Welcome back everyone! We are looking forward to a great term with lots planned already!
How long can YOU hold a plank? Planks are a great way to build core strength. We'll be testing your planks this week and seeing who can hold the longest plank out of all our Warrior branches - and of course how much you have improved! The final plank testing and end of challenge will be in week three of the term.
FUN FACT: A front plank like the one we are doing in this challenge is part of the black belt fitness test. Black belt candidates earn maximum points on their plank if they are able to hold their plank for 4 minutes.
Special Guest Instructor This Thursday
Miss Melissa Timperley (pictured above) is a multiple medalist in patterns, having most recently won gold in 3rd dan patterns at the 2013 World Championships and silver in 3rd dan patterns at the 2015 World Championships. She will be at our 5.30pm and 6.30pm classesthis Thursday - an amazing opportunity to train with one of the best patterns practitioners in New Zealand ahead of our August colour belt grading. If you train at 5.30pm or 6.30pm on any night of the week you are welcome to come.
Adult Beginners "Kickstarter" Course - Starts mid-August!
If you're aged 13+ (or know someone who is!) and keen to give Taekwon-Do a go, we are running a three-week course in August on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6.30pm. The course is run by Master Paul McPhail and Mrs Sonya Robinson and will equip you with all the basics of Taekwon-Do to feel confident in the main classes.
The cost of the course is $60 for the three weeks, which will go toward your membership if you decide to join after.
The course starts on Tuesday 18 August and we already have three registrations - so register now for one of the limited spaces. We are unlikely to run any further Kickstarter courses this year so make the most of the opportunity.