NEWS UPDATE - 14th June 2018

 14th June 2018

 Dear NZETKD members,

Global Athlete and Official Licenses

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of the World Taekwondo decision to approve our ability as NZETKD to apply and obtain Global Athlete and Official Licenses directly for our members.

This is a remarkable achievement for our organisation and our members, one that we have been working tirelessly on for the past year to achieve.

Many thanks to our President, Master Oh for his time and efforts in corresponding with World Taekwondo officials, without which we would not have been successful. We would also like to acknowledge World Taekwondo for their understanding and empathy during our endeavours to provide our athletes and officials with a fair and equitable opportunity to participate.

Yours Faithfully

Joan Fountain
Secretary General
New Zealand Elite Taekwondo

TUNZ 2018 National Championships to be held in Porirua (near Wellington) on 29-30 September.  The TUNZ Nationals will be run in conjunction with the NZETKD Selection tournament. 


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Spreydon primary school (the ministry of education) are developing the site where our club dojang was situated, requiring  the relocation of our club building.

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    Congratulations to our team who travelled down to Dunedin for the 2018 TUNZ South Island Championships.

    Best black belt fighter - Cesse

                                          TUNZ POOMSAE SQUAD DATES 2018

    TUNZ - 2018 Poomsae Squad trainings

    TUNZ Member - $100 Annual Registration Fee  - this fee covers 7 to 8 training sessions.

    The Taekwondo Union of New Zealand is please to invite you and all your students to the 2018 Poomsae Squad trainings. These are held approximately every 6 weeks. Upper North held in Tauranga. Lower North held in Palmerston North. Upper South to be held in Christchurch. Lower South to be held in Dunedin. Anyone who wants to improve their poomsae for gradings or tournaments is invited to attend. Like last year, the teaching programme is organised by our National Poomsae Director, and is delivered by regional poomsae directors. Attached please find the 2018 registration form for you and your students. www.tunz.net.nz

    Tasman-Nelson-Marlborough TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP

    Nelson Tournament report from Clark Burns and Lawrence Elliot.

      A team of 7 club members, 3 officials traveled to Nelson this weekend in the TNM Tournament. Ryan, Cesse, Harrison,Josh and Brie competed in Poomsae and sparring, while Lawrence and Tom also competed in sparring.  Brie was in placed after doing an excellent job with both her Pomsae. Cesse won Gold, Ryan won silver, Josh won bronze, Harrison and Josh won silver in the pairs. Cesse, Harrison and Josh also won a silver on the teams and in the sparring...Brie won gold, Cesse won gold, Josh won bronze (1st fight with head shots!) Ryan won bronze Lawrence won bronze, Tom won gold. Harrison had a very tough draw, with 7 fighters and was not placedIt was a great tournament, and hope to return next year.

    Dear friends

    Welcome to the 9th Gold Coast Open. This year we will be back at the 180 million dollar GC Sports & Leisure centre. Due to the Commonwealth games no venues were available on the Gold Coast from January – July. Our first available slot was the end of July. However we will be back in May 2019 for our 10th Gold Coast Open.

    The Gold Coast Open (GCO) has developed a reputation as being the premier competition in Australia. To ensure we finish on time, the event will again be capped at 500 entries.

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