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15 hours ago
We had a great first training day at our new Three Kings venue! Our Three Kings centre has shifted to the Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall where we have heaps more light, space and possibilities. 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
All sorts of fun kicking off for our members today! Here's Corban with a successful front snap kick break.
This wasn't his first try - most the kids tried several times today - building up their perseverance for when things don't work out first time! ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Look at our huge family class last night ^_^ Showing up is the first step to achieving your goals! ... See MoreSee Less
The mini kids class had a go at holding a sitting stance today! Sitting stances are good for developing the muscles in the legs, as well as being a stable stance from which to perform other movements.
Some of the challenges of this stance are keeping the back straight, legs approximately one and a half shoulder lengths apart and knees bent. Students tend to stop doing any one or all of these things when they get tired! ... See MoreSee Less
Lots of Taekwon-Do families are starting their Ramadan celebrations this week.
There's an article about training for a black belt grading during Ramadan in the TKD Talk archives (starts on page 28). Here's the direct link: www.members.itkd.co.nz/news/tkdtalk/pdf/tkdtalk1205.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Umpiring is a special skill in Taekwon-Do competition. For most of the jobs at each ring in a tournament you need to have undergone umpire training at an umpiring course. There are three levels of umpire, C grade, B grade and A grade.
With so many Taekwon-Do competition events, how many people and how the ring is run is a bit different for each event - plus they are also scored differently. One of the special skills is being a centre ref (pictured - that's Miss Hendricks from Warrior doing a great job in the ring at the Star Series) which is required for all sparring matches. There is a code of signals and commands that once you know what they are changes your whole experience of watching a sparring match - you can see very quickly when points are being docked and why for example!
If you're interested in umpiring (and you don't have to be a black belt for most things) look for umpiring courses at the start of each year. They normally only happen early in the year before tournament season starts to train new umpires and refresh old hands. ... See MoreSee Less
Mischke Le-Schagne Hendricks