Haidong Gumdo Grading – 4th May, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who graded today! It was a great weekend full of laughs, sweat and hard work. Special thanks to Master Oh from Australia who came and provided a Black Belt Seminar Friday night and Coloured Belt Seminar Saturday morning. His expertise helps to heighten the level of sword across New Zealand. We are also proud of the three members who achieved their Black Belt, Cody Van Roest, Levi-Steele O’Meara and Ashley Elizabeth Degenhardt, as well as Ben Parker who achieved his Third Dan. Copied from Haidong Gumdo NZ

Medals arrive

All the pieces for the Tournament are in place with the arrival of the Medals. The wait has been long, but all the pieces are now in place. The Medals arrived today and they are great. The company in China did a very good job. If anyone wants the email address for the company, contact me and I’ll pass it on. See you at the Tournament.

A Weekend at the Dojang

Saturday started with Haidong Gumdo, flowed into Female Self Defence, with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workshop (this will be a monthly occurrence) and Hapkido rounding out the day. Sunday saw a taekwondo sparring workshop attended by 3 Bay of Plenty clubs. All events ended in smiles and promises of more to come.

O-Week at Toi Ohomai Polytechnic

Master Roney and I spent our Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes at the local Top Ohomai Polytechnic – during their O-Week – promoting the Budo South Martial Arts to the students and staff.

Get off the Couch…

Taekwondo Classes 2019 • Tigers – Mon, Tues, Thurs 4 to 5pm • Tournament Sparring – Mon Tues & Thurs 515pm to 615pm • Tournament Poomsae – Mon Tues & Thurs 515pm to 615pm • Open – Mon and Thurs 630pm to 8pm

Training Times for 2019

Training from the 28th of Jan, 2019 is in the picture attached.Until then from 7th Jan:Taekwondo – Mon and Thurs nights from 630pm to 8pm (all welcome)Hapkido – Tues and Sat as normalHaidong Gumdo – Wed and Sat as normalBJJ – Tue and Thurs as normalJudo – nothing until the 16th Feb

YMCA Kick-A-Lot Day

The YMCA Tauranga team had a day of kicking and sprawling – an introduction to the Martial Arts on offer at Budo South. A big thank you to the team and kids – a great day. Loads of fun and lots of effort.

Start Times for 2019

Martial Arts Fitness – 7th January at 630pm – 8pm – This will run Mon and Thurs nights until …. Taekwondo starts on the 28th Jan. Haidong Gumdo – 9th January at 630pm. Very casual until classes begin for real on the 23rd of Jan.  Hapkido – 8th January at 6pm Tigers Taekwondo – 29th January. Tigers are welcome to come to evening classes before the 29th Jan Brazilian JiuJitsu – 8th January at 5pm