We had two great sessions on Thursday last week with our special guest patterns expert, Miss Melissa Timperley! And great work on planks last week too - we've still got two weeks left in our plank challenge, so see if you can increase your plank time over the next couple of weeks.
Don't forget for those of you on the colour belt syllabus that your grading is coming up onThursday 13 August. Your instructors are making decisions about grading readiness and giving forms to those who are ready to grade. If you do receive a grading form, make sure it is returned to the office with payment as per the instructions on your form by Friday 7 August.
Warrior Sweatshirts - Last Opportunity to Order
Due to popular demand we are doing one final Warrior sweatshirts order for this year. The sweatshirts are black and look pretty smart with the tenets on the back, personalised with your name.
If you want to order one of these sweatshirts this is your last chance this year and orders must be received using the online form by Friday 7 August. There are youth sizes ($45) and adult sizes ($55) available.
Auckland North Kids Camp
Registrations are now open for the hotly anticipated AUCKLAND NORTH KIDS CAMP!! The kids camp is a highlight of the year for kids in the Auckland North region and is held in Mangawhai over 18-20 September, with some day stays available on the Saturday too.
It is suitable for kids aged 5-14 including Kubz, Mini Kids and Colour Belts. There are limited spaces that always go quick so get your rego's in ASAP to avoid disappointment. Warrior students who have attended in previous years have come back with awesome stories of an amazing weekend.
More information and online registration forms
Can Adults Begin Martial Arts Training?
We sometimes have people ask:
"Can I start Taekwon-Do at my age or is it just for the kids?"
Taekwon-Do is for all ages, and within the Taekwon-Do community in New Zealand there are members aged 3 to about 70! While we have many kids in our club who enjoy Taekwon-Do, we also have members who have started Taekwon-Do as adults and derive much enjoyment and benefit out of their training (and many of whom train with their kids too!).
Taekwon-Do Gets You Active!
Taekwon-Do is a great way to get fit and strong. We do a range of activities in our classes including fitness work, pad work, fundamental movements, stretching, flexibility work and more. Unlike working out at a gym, you get to train with other people, become part of a community and learn some awesome martial arts and self defence skills at the same time.
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Register Now for mid-August Adult Beginners TKD Course
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.