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COVID-19 is spread just like normal colds or flu through: coughing and sneezing, infecting air which other people breath in close personal contact, such as touching or shaking unwashed hands touching an object or surface with the live virus on it WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? COMMITMENT TO TRAIN WE WILL CONTINUE TO OPEN OUR DOORS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HEALTHY AND WANT TO TRAIN RESPECT OF YOUR CLUB MEMBERS STUDENTS – IF YOU FEEL SICK – STAY HOME PARENTS – IF YOU FEEL SICK – STAY HOME EVERYONE IS TO WASH THEIR HANDS ON ARRIVAL BRING YOU OWN…

Extra Training Feb 2020 Update

Sparring training (outside of club nights) is now open to all at the following times (please check with master Garry before attending): • Tuesdays: 6pm to 730pm • Fridays: 6pm to 730pm • Saturdays: 9am to 10am Sparring on Thursdays 515pm to 545pm has had to be halted. Mr Cory O’Neill is undertaking further education and the timeframe conflicts with this class. We are very sad to see this, but we wish Cory success in his study and no doubt we will see him with Kai at tournaments. Poomsae training is now open to all at the following time (please…

Grading week December 2019

The week began with a three day seminar and grading (6th, 7th and 8th) in Brisbane, for a new to New Zealand martial art – Teuk Gong Moo Sol. It is a martial art developed for the Korean Special Forces and now going main stream through the efforts of founder – Grandmaster Park. While I was in Australia, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu guys and gals were grading back in Tauranga under the watchful eye of Instructor Roney Da Silva. Then a Haidong Gumdo grading on Wednesday the 11th. The sword group are getting ready for the Oceania Mulimpia in October,…

Seminar – Haidong Gumdo

Over the weekend of the 18th to the 20th of October, Master Oh conducted a seminar or Haidong Gumdo practitioners. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, the seminar covered all aspects of Haidong Gumdo. The seminar participants came from Australia, New Caledonia, Hutt City, Auckland, Whakatane and Tauranga. Everyone went away feeling re-energised for the Martial Arts and Life. Garry Carpenter

Hapkido Training Road Trip

Today, a band of brothers travelled to Auckland to train with Master Malcolm Wright in the art of Hapkido. The training was vigorous, physical and always enjoyable.   It seems that some of the band of brothers exerted themselves too much, for on the drive home, they rested their eyes.   Thank you Master Malcolm for a great day. See you next week, when the student becomes the master, and the master becomes the student.