Good morning, Instructors!
*The Taekwondo Union of New Zealand National Champs and NZETKD Selection tournament is now only about a month away. We look forward to seeing you all there, and thank Staci, the tournament director, and her team, very much for all the work they are putting into getting this ready.
*The TUNZ Top of the South tournament pack has been sent out last weekend – hopefully everyone got a copy of this. Thank you to Kevin and Bruce for their effort to make an enjoyable tournament on the Saturday of the Labour weekend!
*Attached is the new DAN grading schedule that was approved by the Executive Council at the May 2018 AGM. A couple of clubs are trialling this now – and the new Student Log book as well – to iron out any unforeseen kinks. The new schedule will begin to roll out nationwide after the Instructors’ Camp in January.
*Also attached is a write up by Sophia Haynes of the Victoria University Taekwondo Club – Sophia and colleagues attended the Chungdokwan Taekwondo Summer Seminar this year in Seoul, Korea – her article makes for interesting reading, and something some of you may wish more information about. Please get back to me if you do.
*TUNZ welcomes a new club to its membership – Zima Taekwondo Club in Sakhalinsk, Russia! Instructor is Mike Hannah – formerly of the New Plymouth Taekwondo Club.
*Dates to remember – for 2019:
- The January 2019 Instructors’ Camp noted on your calendars – on Wellington Anniversary weekend. Decisions are made at this that affect everyone – we need your opinions and your say. It is a great way to network and meet up with other instructors and the Ex Co, and to get some new and different ideas!
- TUNZ North Island Championships tournament in New Plymouth is Saturday, 30 March, 2019 in New Plymouth – please add this to your calendars NOW!
*Remember to view the TUNZ website and the TUNZ Facebook page and the TUNZ Instructors’ page if you have the time to do so! Need any help with this? Please get back in touch with the secretary (email@example.com)
Kind regards – Joan
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand
Chungdokwan Taekwondo Summer Seminar article
Examination dan gradings - approved by EX CO May AGM 2018