For Whom?

Taekwon-Do, karate, judo or just about any martial art is good for the body and soul. Taekwon-Do offers many things that other martial arts do and more. The important thing is for students to be under the instruction of a qualified instructor with a proven history. Welcome to Tiger Taekwon-Do.


If you live in Palmerston North and you seek an activity for your children, then Tiger Taekwon-Do is ideal. Most forms of physical activity have the potential to produce benefits for children, both physical and behavioural. International Taekwon-Do goes one step further and reinforces the positive behaviours taught at home and school.

Benefits of Taekwon-Do for Children

The potential benefits to children include improved confidence; self-esteem; self-discipline; focus; manners and behaviour generally. Children often fare better at school and at home.

The culture of International Taekwon-Do reinforces universal family values such as respect, trust and honesty. It is important to us that children respect their parents; usually parents find new reasons to respect their children too.

These benefits accrue because International Taekwon-Do is more than just kicking and punching. We encourage our students to live by the Tenets of Taekwon-Do:

Child appropriate self defence

Self-defence is as much an attitude that we carry with us on a daily basis, as well as the actual physical techniques. As early as from our four to six year old children, we teach basic self-defence attitudes that allow them to avoid conflict in the first place. When they move into our older classes they gradually learn how to talk their way out of a tricky situation. When negotiation fails and a physical response is unavoidable, then your child will need some simple techniques to help keep themselves safe. We do this as well as teach them how to manage the often inevitable consequences that come after violent confrontation.

Youth and Adults

Youth and adults often seek different things than children and families. International Taekwon-Do can satisfy your needs.

What do you need?

People start martial arts for different reasons. Some are fascinated by martial arts and want to learn one. Some see the importance of learning self-defence in today’s uncertain world. Many seek a different kind of sport – something exciting, challenging, dynamic, and just a bit physical. Some want a more interesting and fun way to get fit.

Benefits for youth and adults

The benefits of International Taekwon-Do are numerous and varied. Physical benefits include improved fitness, mobility,  strength and power. There is also the ability to do some really cool things with your body.

Students can experience improvements in their confidence, humility, and focus. The feeling one gets from a hard training session is very satisfying.

One of the great things about martial arts is the ability to measure progress in so many ways. The most obvious is by rank. Students start at white belt, and make their way through 10 grades to 1st degree black belt. Then things get really exciting, through nine degrees of black belt to Grand Master!


If you live in in the Palmerston North area and you seek an activity for families, Tiger Taekwon-Do is ideal for you.

Families training together

It is common for family groups to start off as just the kids. A parent brings their six or seven year old along to class and sits down to watch while their child trains. After a while they too decide to give it a go, and before long the whole family is involved.

It’s great to find a physical activity that the family can do together. Each can progress at his or her own pace. Alternatively the family remains together on the same grade. One of the great things about International Taekwon-Do is our flexibilty and ability to allow you to do this. As long as you achieve your goals and enjoy your training then we are happy.

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