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Grading Weekend – December 2018

Day one of our Grading weekend. 10am – Haidong Gumdo. Whakatane and Tauranga get together for a great grading. Instructor Danyel Degenhardt was presented with his 1st Dan certificate to start the day. Both sets of coloured belts performed very well. Ashley received the award for best in grading. all on Black belt grading with Master Oh in May. 2pm – Hapkido Hapkido Master Malcolm Wright became a fully patched member of Budo South with the presentation of his “Hoodie”. Cody van Roest did his second grading for the day, and he has another (Taekwondo) set for tomorrow. All the…


Busy weekend

A great weekend for the Budo South Dojang. On Saturday, Master Roney held a “drop in, drop down” JiuJitsu tournament and grading. Congratulations to the 4 successful Black Belt candidates. On Sunday, Haidong Gumdo was hosted – training the Swords-men and Swords-women getting ready for grading in December.




Starting the next generation

The Tigers are looking towards the future. We are training up the next set of champions, setting the foundation of: hard work, accuracy and technique. Learning training discipline at a young age makes training easier to accept as teenagers and adults.




Everyone spars

Thursday is sparring day. From Tigers class to the Open Seniors class. Taekwondo is a martial art, and here the Tigers class are really getting into it – dressed for action.


Budo South Welcome “Podium” to the family

We started with a sheet of plywood. We measured our design out, cut the sheet into the required pieces, added “No More Nails” and a lot of wood screws. Turns out it was a Podium. Next, Numbers and couple of coats of paint or polyurethane and maybe some decals. Product made by “Wells-Done & The Carpenter”. Roll on Mulimpia 2018 in Whakatane.


More Renovations

Just when you thought it was safe to assume the changes had finished — WHAM!, back comes the door to the Club Room, more plywood is fixed in to finish the soft mats wall, and then some more flags were added. What’s need next is some glass (lots of glass).. but let’s save that for next year (maybe).