CHRISTCHURCH TAEKWONDO NEWS

  • TUNZ SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPS
    Our club got off to a great start in the first poomsae event of the day, our club members took all three places on the podium.
  • The TUNZ National Championship held 17 – 18th September 2016 was a big event for our club.
    The TUNZ National Championship held 17 – 18th September 2016 was a big event for our club. Being the Host Club, the members were asked to help out with the set up the night before the tournament and good thing there was a pretty good turn up from everyone. I’ve seen eager and excited faces, I’ve sensed stress, anxiety and panic from some but of course it’s understandable. Personally, it’s always the fear of unknown. To manage our stress level, we rehearsed our Poomsae and planned our line up on the mat (an absolute privileged after our services rendered). We went home feeling and claiming we were gonna rake some gold’s!
  • At Labour weekend Christchurch Olympic took a team, which included myself and my younger brother Charlie, up to Blenheim.
    At Labour weekend Christchurch Olympic took a team, which included myself and my younger brother Charlie, up to Blenheim. This was my fourth time going to Top of the South, but it was Charlie’s first time so he was feeling very excited but nervous. Charlie’s poomsae division was 3rd . Before he did his poomsae I ran him through what he needed to do, I also coached his poomsae. He did really well but unfortunately missed out on a medal.
  • TOM BURNS - NZ Representative - Junior World Championships
    Junior Team heading for World Champs, Canada

    Junior Taekwondo athletes from around the world will gather in Burnaby, Canada from November 16 to 20th, 2016, for the 2016 WTF WORLD TAEKWONDO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS.
  • TUNZ Updates and Newsletter – October 22, 2016
    *STRATEGIC PLAN: Attached is the Strategic Plan as approved by your Executive Council. As well, a “Pathway to Success “
    Good afternoon, Instructors! The following is an update from your TUNZ Executive Council. The 2nd Executive Council meeting of the year was held in Christchurch on 17 September, 2016.
  • GOLD COAST OPEN 2016 - TOM BURNS
    Tom has entered in both Junior and Open divisions for -68kg, with the open divisions being held on Saturday. His 1st fight was against a 32yo from Tans (Gold Coast Club). Tom fought well winning 16-1 in 2 rounds. This put him into the final against a 22yo from Melbourne, and this guy had beaten Max Kassman (PNG Olympian).
  • Kilday secures Taekwondo spot in the New Zealand Olympic Team
    Andrea Kilday, 34, has capitalised on some brilliant form in recent years taking gold medals both in 2015 at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea and again earlier in 2016 at the Oceania Championships and Taekwondo Olympic Qualifying event. She has gone from strength to strength and has established herself as one of New Zealand’s most successful performers on both the national and international stage, winning multiple medals and titles.
  • TUNZ SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 CLUB RESULTS
    The trophy for the club that won the most medals and the trophy for the blackbelt best poomsae won by Christine Castro.
  • OAKLANDS SCHOOL TAEKWONDO DEMONSTRATION
    On the 25th February I had the great pleasure of assisting Jun Hao Li and Samantha Jiang from our Kids Class with a Taekwondo Demonstration at their school. Jun Hao and Samantha attend Oaklands School in Halswell and the demonstration was part of multicultural assembly in front of the whole school as well as parents, friends and family as part of a Cultural Week.
  • RETURN TO SAMOA: TRAINING WITH THE ‘KL TAEKWONDO CLUB’
    I was lucky enough to return to Samoa recently and I visited the Club once again to catch up with all the Instructors and Students. It was fantastic to see all the Students progressing through the grades and continuing to train hard.
  • Achievments
    Over the years our club members have successfully represented both our club nationally and internationally . The achievements page showcases our members that have represented New Zealand.
  • Poomsae is becoming more popular
    The Tuesday night Poomsae class instructed by Rafael Neves is becoming more and more popular as Students realise that this class has so much to offer. Whether you are looking to compete in Poomsae Competition or just want to have that technical edge for Grading this class is for you. As you'll see from the photo, Rafael's class is averaging approx 20 people every Tuesday night with a good mix of kids and adults. I encourage everyone to get along and make use of Rafael's expertise.
  • TNZ DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT 2015 HOSTED BY CHRISTHURCH OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO
    Last weekend Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo held a development tournament at the new CPIT gym.
    By Madison Didham
  • CHRISTCHURCH OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO 2015 CHRISTMAS GAMES AND PRIZE GIVING
    CHRISTCHURCH OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO 2015 CHRISTMAS GAMES AND PRIZE GIVING
  • TUNZ TOP OF THE SOUTH  — 2015
    TUNZ Top Of The South Results - -

    SPARRING

    GOLD: Ollie, Josh x2, Jamie, Jacob, Connor, Maddie D, Lawrence, Harrison
  • Christchurch Olympic TKD Poomsae Team traveled to Dunedin during the weekend for the Otago Poomsae Development Tournament
    Poomsae is becoming more popular.
    2015 The Otago Poomsae Development Tournament, hosted by Green Island Taekwondo.
    ‘‘There are just as many people doing poomsae as there are fighting.
    ‘‘I love seeing kids develop their technique through poomsae. It makes them better. . .they get deeper into their stances and use their muscles a lot more.
    ‘‘Poomsae is harder training than fighting — there is nowhere to hide.
  • On Sunday 15th February the Korean World Peace Corps Team arrived here in Christchurch to be hosted by the Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo Club.
    AS you may have heard the WTF Peace Corps accepted TNZ's invitation to come to New Zealand. For those who don't know too much about the Peace Corps, they are Taekwondo-practising University students from Korea who travel throughout the world promoting Taekwondo and Korean Culture.
  • The Hutt City Taekwondo Open 2015 Tournament
    I attended the The Hutt City Taekwondo Open 2015 Tournament on July 4. A group of us competed in Poomsae (patterns) held at the Hutt Valley Badminton Hall in Lower Hutt. This was the 6th tournament I have competed in but the first in the North Island. Initially, seeing the other Individual competitors was a little bit intimidating because there were so many.
  • 2015 Kyorugi Seminar   Dafydd Sanders
    On Saturday 8th August, our dojang had the honour of hosting the world-class athlete Dafydd Sanders. Dafydd currently holds the 12th position in the WORLD for Kyorugi in his division and plans to make it into the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
  • On Monday 27th I had the honour of visiting Master Kaino Thomsen- Fuataga's Taekwondo Club: KL Taekwondo in Mautautu-uta, Samoa.
    It was a real honour to meet Kaino and his family and such a great experience to train with his Club.
  • Stretching Class for 2015: Introducing
    If one of your goals for 2015 is to improve your flexibility and kick strength then The Rubber Band Club is for you!

1 2 3 Next »

       

     

© Copyright Christchurch Olympic Taekwondo
Phone: 03 981 6110, New Zealand

Click here for a site map
Site sponsored by KWON NZL "TOUCH THE SPIRIT"