About Us

Tiger Taekwon-Do opened in 1985 at Palmerston North Boys’ High School. Mr Mike Lowe is the owner and Instructor.

Our club currently comprises mostly tamariki from four to 13 years, together with a few mātua.

Ākonga train with us for reasons including having fun, learning self-defence, developing self-confidence and getting fit.

In addition, we educate our ākonga about values such as courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.

Ākonga are regularly offered opportunities to grade and advance their belt rank.

For ākonga with a competitive streak, there are opportunities to compete at regional, national and international levels.

Our members also participate in various seminars and camps.

International Taekwon-Do

Tiger Taekwon-Do is a member of the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand Inc (ITKD). ITKD is a network of over 50 schools nationwide.

Our Purpose

ITKD teaches International Taekwon-Do, the sport, martial art, way of life and tool for social development, according to the legacy of General Choi Hong Hi.

Our Vision

Inspiring lives through the art of Taekwon-Do.

TenetsOur mission is based on the following values:

  • the philosophy and moral culture of the founder, General Choi Hong Hi
  • preserving the art of the original Taekwon-Do, and its quality
  • operating on a non-profit basis, for the benefit of our members
  • peace, community, and family
  • the Tenets of Taekwon-Do:
    • courtesy
      respect for all people and all cultures;
      to live according to etiquette
    • integrity
      not to compromise our teaching quality or standards
    • perseverance
      to pursue our vision
    • self control
      our actions for ITFNZ will be for the good of the ITFNZ
    • indomitable spirit
      to stand against adversity in the pursuit of our vision.

Our Instructor

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

Ko Hainamana toku tupuna
My ancestry is Chinese

engari
but

Ko Tāmaki Makaurau te whenua tupu
I was born in Auckland

Ko Te Papaioea te kāinga
My home is in Palmerston North

Ko kaiako kairīwhi ahau i Te Kura Tuarua mo Ngā Tamatāne o Te Papaioea
I am a relieving teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School

Ko Lowe tōku whānau
Lowe is my family

Ko Michael tōku ingoa
My name is Michael

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

Our Team

Millissa McIntyre

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

He Pākeha ahau nō Aotearoa
I am a New Zealand European

engari
but

Ko Aorangi te whenua tupu
Feilding is where I grew up

Ko Te Papaioea te kāinga
Palmerston North is my
home

He kaimahi poutapeta ahua i Whitestone Post
I am a postal worker at Whitestone Post

Ko McIntyre tōku whānau
My family is McIntyre

Ko Millissa tokū ingoa
My name is Millissa

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

Whaea Millissa assists with instruction in our Kubz, Mini Kids and Junior Plus classes.

Hamish Lunn

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

He Pākeha ahau nō Aotearoa
I am a New Zealand European 

engari
but

Ko Te Papaioea te kāinga
Palmerston North is my home

He ākonga ahau ki te Kura Tuarua mo Ngā Tama Tāne o Te
Papaioea
I am student at Palmerston North Boys’ High School 

Ko Lunn tokū whānau
My family is Lunn

Ko Hamish tōku ingoa
My name is Hamish

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

Pā Hamish assists with the instruction of our Kubz, Mini Kids and Junior Plus classes.

Cindy Carroll

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

He tangata Maraeia Hainamana ahau nō Aotearoa
I am a Malaysian-Chinese New Zealander

engari
but

Ko Mareia te whenua tupu
Malaysia is where I grew up

Ko Te Papaioea te kāinga
Palmerston North is my home

He tohunga hauora ahua
I am a health professional

Ko Carroll tōku whānau
My family is Carroll

Ko Cindy tokū ingoa
My name is Cindy

Tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings to you all

Whaea Cindy is our club’s Relationship Liaison. Her role is to promote effective communication and co-operation in our whānau.  She can be reached at lyresh@hotmail.com