Our instructor, Mr Mike Lowe, opened Tiger Taekwon-Do in October 1985 as a privately owned public club.
Our club currently comprises mostly tamariki from four to 13 years, together with a few parents.
Ākonga come to us with a wide range of reasons to train including having fun, learning self-defence, developing self-confidence and improving physical fitness.
In addition to the more obvious benefits of learning Taekwon-Do, we often find teachable moments to instil in our ākonga, valuable character traits such as courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
Our 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 are also eligible to participate in various seminars and camps.
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Tiger Taekwon-Do is a member club of International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand Inc (ITKD). ITKD is very much a family organisation, having grown from a few small clubs in Palmerston North and Wellington in the early 1970s. These clubs produced black belts that in turn started new clubs, and the organisation grew. Today we have around 90 schools nationwide.
Taekwon-Do is the Korean martial art of self-defence and is arguably the world’s most popular martial art.
The physical aspects of Taekwon-Do will help develop your agility, co-ordination, balance, strength and fitness. The mental training provides strength of character and confidence which helps to prepare people as good citizens in their communities.