Change to Newlands times
The kids class will finish at 7:00pm
The senior class will start from 7:00pm
There will no longer be a 30 minute crossover period where both classes are training together.
20th Feb – Beach Training – Onehunga Bay (Whitirea Regional Park, Porirua)
Block this one out in your diary – more info to come but a great fun beach training day is being planned for 20th Feb. Tons of fun!
28th April – Kup (Coloured Belt)
The next coloured belt grading will be Wednesday 28th April at Newlands
1-2 May – Black Belt Grading (CD)
This may yet be moved to Wellington, but at the moment it is scheduled for Central Districts
Sun 14 Feb – 24th April Black Belt Grading Trainings
Being held most Sundays at Newlands between the 14th Feb and the Black Belt grading in May. Open to red stripes and above, and highly recommended for those who have an eye on a black belt grading in 2021
Sundays, 9am-12pm, February 14th – April 24th
Exceptions to the dates:
- Saturday March 13th, TBC
- Saturday April 24th, 1pm-3pm, Salvation Army, Johnsonville
- Full Training Day: March 28th 9am-4pm, Newlands
- NO Training April 4th (Easter Sunday)
- There may also be a clash with the regional tournament requiring a date change
Sun 14th Mar – Instructor Update Course
A training for instructors, assistant instructors and black belts (and potentially red belts). Get the latest updates from the technical committee. Venue TBC but probably Waikanae.
Sun 28th Mar – Star Series (Tournament 1)
A three-part series of tournament competition, one of which is likely to be held in Wellington. The first tournament is being held in Auckland.
More information: https://members.itkd.co.nz/events/tournaments/star-series/2021/
9-11 Apr – 1-3 Dan Development Camp
1st – 3rd Dans only. More info to come on this – this is a new event never been held before.
March/April/May – Regional Tournament – Wellington
No details yet, but given the early National Tournament, I would expect this to be earlier rather than later.
Tournament Team Trainings
Usually between the Regionals and Nationals there will be tournament trainings which are an awesome additional training even for those who are not planning to compete.
5-6 Jun – National Tournament – Tauranga
Once a year we hold our National tournament where all the regions come together for a competition. More details to come – watch this page:
30 Aug – 1 Sep National Vets Camp
Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre, 142 Wright Rd, Aongatete
Camp for the more “mature” students (35+). Open to all ranks. Lots of fun. Not too serious 🙂
Sun 10th October Instructor Induction Course
This is an introduction to instructing, and it is a requirement for grading to Black Belt. Open to Blue Belts and above
6-7 November Stripes 1 to 1 (4th Dans and above only)
For the 4th Dans and above only. A weekend of training updates and discussion on the future direction of the organisation.
4-5 December Black Belt Grading
Likely to be Wellington
IMPORTANT NOTE about Participation Credits
If you are not yet aware, one of the requirements you must meet in order to grade to Black Belt is to have earned 10 “participation credits”. These credits come from attending events outside of normal training. This could take the form of
– Special trainings (e.g. our end-of-year mini tournament would count)
So, two things about that.
1) Make sure you ARE attending these things over time. Looking forward to a black belt grading, only to find that you don’t qualify because you’re short on credits … well … that sorta sucks.
2) Keep a RECORD of what you do attend. Trying to go back over several years of events is not an easy task. So, start keeping a list in a safe place.
Stay up to date on Facebook here:
Black Belts should also request to join the BB group here:
A massive central source of information for NZ Taekwon-Do events and news … https://members.itkd.co.nz – Most events / applications etc are on this site.