Welcome back to everyone who has been away on holiday and a very warm welcome to new members who are starting this term! Our full timetable resumes today and we are really looking forward to seeing you all in class this week!
Awesome Time at the Pee Wee Tournament in Pukekohe!
Yesterday a team of 13 young Warriors ventured south to compete in the second tournament of the Counties Manukau Pee Wee Tournament series. They were all a credit to their club, displaying great attitude, effort and spirit. Well done to all the team, and especially to those for whom this was their very first tournament!
Check out photos from the event here, and make sure you mark the final tournament (on 16 November) in your diaries.
Warriors Head to National Tournament Next Weekend
Next week the premiere New Zealand tournament event - the National Championships, is being held in Tauranga. Competitors from the 6 regions (Auckland & North - our region, Counties Manukau, Midlands, Central Districts, Wellington and South Island) have been preparing for the event for many months and will be travelling to compete in both individual and team Taekwon-Do events. There is also a "best region" award once all the points are tallied. Counties Manukau region has held the best region trophy for several years - can Auckland & North wrestle it back this year?!
Representing Auckland & North from Warrior Taekwon-Do are:
Preston Te Moni
Safe travels team, and best wishes at the tournament! We know that you will represent your club and your region well.
TKD Talk Magazine Out This Week
This week the latest edition of TKD Talk, the magazine produced by our national organisation (ITKD) is hitting our club! Make sure you pick up your copy from your instructor - one per family. Amongst other articles, this latest edition has several features on the new self defence syllabus. You can understand more about how it has evolved, why it has changed and how these changes have resulted in a syllabus that ITKD believes will better prepare its members for avoiding and dealing with dangerous situations. One of the key differences to the self defence syllabus is that it embraces the more holistic idea of "self protection" - the four stages of which are:
The self defence handbook is a recommended resource for colour belts (as it contains your colour belt self defence syllabus) and anybody interested in learning more about defending themselves. We have copies available to look at and for purchase ($20) at the office for anyone interested.
Have a great training week!