Congratulations to Cesse & Koro for competing at the NZ Elite / TUNZ Nationals held in Porirua on the 29/30 Sept. Cesse won silver in the Kyorugi and gold in Poomae, Koro won bronze in Kyorugi. Cesse had a fantastic fight first up, but aggravated a previous injury during the fight! Cesse did extremely well to compete in Poomsae with the injury, but withdrew from the final. Koro had 2 tough fights against more experienced fighters, however fought very well. Thanks to Lawrence for coaching the team!
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Hi, all – just a couple of things for you:
1) Good articles today on Dominion Post Stuff about TUNZ legally blind athlete, Tamatea Chambers of the Tawa Taekwondo Club.
2) Date set for TUNZ South Island Champs: Queen’s birthday Saturday – 1 June, 2019 – Invercargill (host club: Aparima)
3) Don’t forget our other dates that are now set:
i. Instructors’ Camp 18 pm/19/20 am January, 2019 – Palmerston North
ii. North Island Champs 30 March – New Plymouth
iii. South Island Champs 1 June – Invercargill
Kind regards – Joan Joan Fountain Secretary Taekwondo Union of New Zealand
2019 National Team Selection Process
In recent weeks the TNZ Interim Board has been working closely with World Taekwondo and our key stakeholders towards finalising all relevant selection policies and procedures for 2019. This includes setting dates for our 2019 regional and national tournaments. Discussions are ongoing and we expect to provide more details and updates in early November.
For now, Taekwondo New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2019 National Team Selection Process, which you will find attached with this message. If you have any questions regarding this please email TNZ Interim Board Member Mr. Mike Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please note that the 2020 Olympics Selections Process and Nomination Criteria is also currently being finalised with the New Zealand Olympic Committee, and we expect it to be released in November.
Referee Director TNZ Nationals
TNZ is seeking expressions of interest for a Referee Director for the upcoming 2018 TNZ Nationals. Please contact the Interim Board at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and for further details.
We will advise more updates on our progress with normalisation shortly.
On behalf of the TNZ Interim Board we wish you and your families a safe and restful Labour Weekend break.
Matt Ransom Interim Board Member Taekwondo New Zealand
Taekwondo New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2018 TNZ National Championships which are being held on Sunday 2nd December at the North Shore Events Centre, Auckland. Please find attached the information package which includes full details on the event. For those clubs that entered in and paid for the postponed 2017 Nationals, can you please re-send your entries to the Tournament Director, plus confirmation of the amount paid. Any paid entry fees for athletes who cannot compete this year will be refunded after this event. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
This year’s TNZ Nationals are open to TNZ members and all New Zealand WT style club athletes. Please note that this event will also include initial selection requirement steps for national team representation at a number of international Kyorugi and Poomsae championships in 2019 and beyond. Further details will be communicated in our next members update later this month. In the meantime we encourage all members and New Zealand WT athletes with aspirations of national team representation to compete at this event.
We look forward to welcoming you and your team at the 2018 TNZ National Championships.
Interim Board Member
Taekwondo New Zealand
2018 Presidents Cup and Oceania Championships
A team of 15 athletes travelled from New Zealand to French Polynesia last month to compete in the 2018 Presidents Cup and Oceania Championships. Our team was small compared to other countries, but we made up for it when one of the Kyorugi coaches took out gold in the Poomsae and would later go on to also win gold in Oceanias. The heat was a disadvantage, and all of the NZ fighters did their very best in spite of it. I was up against Australia first, and was not able to take away the win but I did manage to stay on my feet despite blacking out in the first round. Oceanias rolled around after a days break and the heat turned up. Being up in the first round, I got too comfortable and by the third round, we were point for point. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to come up from being 4 points behind and the clock ran out, leaving me exhausted. Overall, being my first international tournament, it was an incredible experience and has taught me a lot. I’m grateful for everyone who enabled me to go and be able to compete, and I’m looking forward to the next one!
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 Joan Fountain Secretary Taekwondo Union of New Zealand
Good morning, All! Please note the date of the TUNZ 2019 North Island Championships in New Plymouth for your calendars now! Saturday, 30 March, 2019. The tournament package will provide more details closer to the time. Hope to see you all there!
Kind regards – Joan
Taekwondo Union of New Zealand
Please see attached the latest update from Taekwondo New Zealand along with our previous press release and letter of endorsement from World Taekwondo. We kindly ask that you share this with your members and any interested parties.
Please also note our new email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - for all official TNZ communications or if you wish to contact us with any queries.
This is also confirmed on the official World Taekwondo website members page as follows:
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.
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