Latest News - 21 July 2019  -  TUNZ Refereeing Seminar for those New and those Upskilling (see events page)

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Class times and days:

5.15pm-6.15pm kids general class
6.30pm-8.00pm adults general class

6.00pm-7.00pm Poomsae/Techniques class

5.15pm-6.15pm kids general class
6.30pm-8.00pm adults general class

6.00pm-7.30pm Sparring/Fitness class

Everyone yellow belts and above are welcome to Tuesday and Thursday classes!! (no extra charges)

Wish everyone a fantastic year with training and individual goals!!  

Classes for 2019 - see TRAINING page

                        Our club - positioned inside red circle

TUNZ South Island Championships 2019

Just got home from our trip down south, the tournament went really well for our 3 member team.

Leo - gold for individuals and bronze on sparring.

Harry - silver for sparring and poomsae.

Cess - gold for poomsae and two division on sparring.

And for a bonus, Cess and Leo got the trophy for best poomsae! Colour belt and black belt.

She coached Harry Pierce and Leo Chaddong at the TUNZ South Island Champ tournament. 

Cess Dad coached Cess for her sparring.

From Cess (Christine Castro) 

2019 HYEON Taekwondo Invitational Tournament.

Congratulations to all our club members who competed in sparring and poomsae! Well done guys! Big thanks to the parents and other members who came to support and cheer for our competitors. Intense and exciting day with great rewards of medals and trophies at the end! Excellent job everyone! More pics - 2019 HYEON Taekwondo Invitational Tournament.

Hey team! Just another afternoon full of sprinting, kicking drills and full on sparring because its Yoshi’s last day of training in our club and will be heading back to Japan. It’s been great having you trained with us for a couple of months Yoshifumi Matsuura you surely did gave us a challenge!

TUNZ . 2019 National Championships Tournament

Good evening, All!  TUNZ is pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 National Championships Tournament, to be held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, Wellington on Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th September.  Attached please find the tournament information and entry pack, and the team list spreadsheet.  Please note that entries close on Friday, 6th September.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me at secretary@tunz.net.nz 

Kindest regards – Joan
Joan Fountain
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand

Tournament information and entry pack
Team list spreadsheet

Good morning, All!

1)      There have been numerous changes in the Kyorugi rules.  However, it is only the May 2019 rules that are currently available on the web.  Please consider getting back to me about the proposed refereeing seminars so that you can be updated prior to the TUNZ Nationals.

2)      There are changes to the poomsae rules as well – again, please get back to me as soon as possible so we can plan a judging seminar that will help explain these rules.   

If you want to register for the Kyorugi or poomsae refereeing/judging/jury seminars – expressions of interest are due in next Monday – 15 July.  Please note that all the new rules will be explained at these seminars.

Please get back to me as soon as possible!  Once we hear from you, we will be trying to plan so we can include all who are interested. 

Kind regards – Joan
Joan Fountain
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand


 - TUNZ "career" path! Please be in touch!

Good afternoon, Instructors, Referees and Potential Referees, Judges, Poomsae Players, Senior Colour belts and beyond:

Below are 2 TUNZ seminars being planned.  And, Instructors, please encourage your senior members to attend at least one of these if not both. 

In terms of those black belts looking for a new goal – judging and refereeing are definite taekwondo “career” paths.  TUNZ has already had a number of WT International Referees who have seen the world with their refereeing qualifications!  One even went to the Olympics! For senior belts - it can all start here – at these seminars and then at the tournaments.

Seminars can also help students become better competitors, and coaches better coaches, and instructors better instructors!  Keep up to date with the latest rules! 


After attending a WT IR Kyorugi refereeing course in Australia in July, our TUNZ attendee (Vijay Chhika) will be returning to New Zealand with his updated knowledge.  We are hoping to run a full day TUNZ Refereeing/corner judging/electronic equipment seminar in (possibly) August and early September (one in North Island and one in South Island) so we are ready for the TUNZ Nationals.  This is for senior red belts and above. Besides welcoming fighters who also want to referee, we are welcoming anyone who would like to be a dedicated referee in itself.  Eventually, TUNZ would like to have a dedicated referee path in place for some of your students after they become black belts.  There are a number of black belts who no longer want to spar, or who have never sparred, but might be interested in the refereeing side of things.  You would be so welcome to attend this seminar!


Again, after attending a WT IR poomsae judging course in Australia in July, our two TUNZ attendees (Samantha Price and Sophia Haynes) will be returning to New Zealand with a wealth of knowledge!  We are hoping to run a full day TUNZ poomsae judging seminar in (possibly) August and early September (one in North Island and one in South Island) so we are ready for the TUNZ Nationals.  This is for senior red belts and above.  Some students will be upskilling from our “Master Barrett” course 2 years ago, and some will be upskilling themselves for the first time.  All welcome! 

What we need at this stage is an expression of interest from you and/or your students in attending one of these seminars so it can be organised soon.  We need to know who’s coming from where, so we can plan accordingly.

Please email back to secretary@tunz.net.nz OR text me on 021 137 0039 by Monday, 15 July, 2019 so plans can be made.

Kind regards – Joan

Joan Fountain
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand

TUNZ Instructors Camp 2019

Hey team! Sharing with you these photos taken during the 2019 TUNZ Instructors Camp held in Palmerston North. Four of our very own members (Yorick, Ginny, Mary and Jacob) participated in the said event. It was a fun-filled, informative weekend and a great chance for sharing and learning new ideas to enhance our Taekwondo skills. A little bit of Jiu-Jitsu was incorporated to strengthen our self-defense and make us Taekwondo fighters a well rounded martial artist.

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