What Martial Arts are on offer (click the link to view a further description of the martial art):
- Taekwondo – WT (Olympic) Style Teakwondo. The origins are South Korean, now with a huge international following.
- Tysodo (Self Defence) – A self defence system deigned by Master John Tysoe (Tysodo)
- Kuk Kung – A form of Korean Archery
- Hapkido -Close quater Korean martial art
- Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword) – Korean Sword
The Budo South Martial Arts Club can be found at 26 Alach St, Greerton
In 2018, Hapkido was reintroduced under the New Zealand Hapkido Federation. This brings the number of martial arts back to five.
In 2017, two new martial arts were added:
- Kuk Kung – a form of Korean/Mongolian Archery and
- Tysodo – a mix of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo.
In 2016, all the martial arts taught were brought under one banner – Budo South Martial Arts. Also, Combat Hapkido ceased to be taught, in it’s place, an in house Self Defence system was taught. This was ceased at the end of 2016
In 2015, Haidong Gumdo was added.
In 2013 Western Bay Olympic, when it moved from Welcome Bay School Hall, changed it’s name from Welcome Bay Olympic Taekwondo Club.
In 2009 a second Martial Art was introduced, Combat Hapkido, under the governance of ICHF New Zealand
In 2007, Welcome Bay Taekwondo moved from the Welcome Bay Hall to Selwyn Ridge Primary School, changing it’s name to Welcome Bat Olympic Taekwondo. Master Garry Carpenter took over as instructor from Wendy O’Neill.
In 1989, Welcome Bay Taekwondo began classes in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo operating out of the Welcome Bay Hall.
Current Instructors are:
- Master Garry Carpenter – Lead Instructor (All martial arts)
- Master Jamie Carpenter – Tigers Instructor
- Ben Haar – Haidong Gumdo Assistant Instructor
- Sean Wells – Sports TKD Director
- Corey O’Neill- Sports TKD Team Manager