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
Starting Sunday 14 March – Tournament Team Trainings – Sundays 2pm-4pm
Training for those interested in attending the National Tournament as a part of the Wellington Region team, but also open to anybody looking for more training relating to tournament competition. A great opportunity to get some additional learning in!
2-4pm at the Johnsonville Salvation Army Hall gymnasium. Please arrive promptly at 2pm to help set up the mats.
This training is open to everyone and would be the perfect extra training for upcoming gradings or our Regional tournament. The cost is $20 for 11 sessions.
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/
Fri 2 Apr – Good Friday – NO TRAINING at NEWLANDS
There will be no training at Newlands on Good Friday (2nd April)
Wed 14th Apr – Kup (Coloured Belt) [NEW DATE]
The next coloured belt grading will be Wednesday 28th April at Newlands
17 April Regional Tournament – ASB Stadium – Wellington
8:00am, ASB Stadium. Open to all students.
More information and registration here: https://members.itkd.co.nz/events/tournaments/regionals/wellington/2021/index.php
1-2 May – Black Belt Grading (Wellington)
This grading will be at Wellington East Girls College. The Sunday afternoon (usually 1pm onwards) is open to the public – assuming we’re in Level 1.
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:
[UPDATED – New Dates] 1-3 Dan Development Camp – Likely to be July/August
1st – 3rd Dans only. More info to come on this – this is a new event never been held before.
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 🙂
This will be the link to use once registrations open: https://tkdhosting.com/vetcamp/
Sun 10th Oct – 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 Nov 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.
11-12 Dec Black Belt Grading (Date changed from 4-5 Dec)
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.