About Us

Kids reciting the Taekwon-Do Student Oath

Warrior Taekwon-Do was formed on the 29th April 2009. Our name “Warrior Taekwon-Do” invokes the ancient Korean Hwa-Rang warriors who were martial artists known for their code of courage, integrity, wisdom and compassion to others.

Our club has nearly 20 different classes each week catering for Kids and adults of all abilities over our three locations.

Our community is made up of:

International Taekwon-Do

Warrior TKD is a member club of International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand Inc (ITKD). ITKD is very much a “family” organisation, having grown from a few small clubs in Palmerston North and Wellington in the early 1970s. These clubs produced black belts that in turn started new clubs, and the organisation grew. Today we have around 90 schools nationwide.

Taekwon-Do is the Korean martial art of self-defence and is the world’s most popular martial art. The physical aspects of taekwon-do training will develop your agility, co-ordination, balance, strength, fitness, motor skills and more, while the mental aspects provide strength of character and confidence and helps to prepare people for all areas in their lives.

Our Team

Rachel Bates

Miss Rachel Bates

Manager
Master Paul McPhail

Master Paul McPhail

Head Instructor
Sonya Robinson

Mrs Sonya Robinson

Co-Instructor
Brendan Doogan

Mr Brendan Doogan

Assistant Instructor
Kara Timmer

Miss Kara Timmer

Assistant Instructor
Trevor Topfer

Mr Trevor Topfer

Assistant Instructor
Jessie Hart

Miss Jessie Hart

Assistant Instructor
Emma Jarvis

Miss Emma Jarvis

Assistant Instructor
Sarg Sharma

Mr Sachin Sharma

Assistant Instructor

Leadership Team

We also have an enthusiastic team of up-and-coming instructors who assist at various classes:
Mischke Hendricks, Jeny Joseph, Diya Ciji Sakthi, Emma Qiu, Shriya Singh, Lucinda Hendricks, Oliver Kelly, and Shawn Sharma.