At the Taranaki Taekwon-Do club we practice the Chang hon style of Taekwon-Do as created by General Choi hong Hi.
We have a dedicated team of instructors and black belts that teach all aspects of our martial art,
The student oath
I shall observe the tenents of Taekwon-Do
Courtesy, Intedrety, Perserverance, Self Control, Indominatble Spirit
I shall respect the instructor and seniors
I shall never misuse Taekwon-Do
I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
I shall build a more peaceful world
The general Taekwon-do class caters for all ages and abilities from 10 years old upwards. On any given night we may have a beginning student right through to a 72 year old 5th degree black belt (Dale Copeland) who has become a bit of a living legend within our club. having a vast array of black belts we can insure that all coloured belt receive personal attention within a class.
We train for 11 months of the year taking a break over the Christmas period so everyone can recharge. This is important as we have many events over the year such as gradings, seminars, camps, TKD games (tournaments) etc. Although we have our TKD games our club is very much about the art. If you are looking for a tournament scene in martial arts then this is not the club for you.
Focusing on the art ensures that Taranaki Taekwon-Do is inclusive of all ages and abilities that focuses on the quality of the person. That is not say that we don't train hard and expect high standards. We do. However they have to be realistic. For example you can't judge a 40 year old mother of 3 against a 20 year old male with no family responsibilities.
Taekwon-Do is not about being better than anyone else it is about being the best that you can be.
Quote: Master James Rimmer VII Dan.
The Taranaki Taekwon-do has been in existence since 1993 and in that time many great friendships have been formed both inside and outside the dojang. The culture within the club is that of a family that embraces new members and helps them reach there fullest potential.
'empowering students with skills and values through the art of Taekwon-Do, building a more peaceful world'.
Taranaki Taekwon-Do 1993 to 2017
If you are looking for something different in your life that offers
Self Defence, Fitness, Flexibility, Confidence, Friendship, A sense of belonging, And most of all a fun place to be with quality instruction then come along and give us a try you have nothing to lose.