What can Taekwon-Do do for you? Self defence, fitness, competition and art

International Taekwon-Do with world-class instruction, right in the heart of Remuera

What is Taekwon-Do

Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence and the world’s most popular martial art.

It was first developed by a Korean Army General, Gen. Choi Hong Hi, in the 1950s and 1960s.

“Tae” means to jump or kick with the foot, “Kwon” means to punch with the hand or fist;and “Do” means art or way.

Taekwon-Do is also an exciting sport with many spectacular events such as sparring, patterns, power breaking and the high flying special techniques competition.  But it is also a martial art suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are run for everyone from beginning to advanced levels.

Taekwon-Do was designed for self defence, and there is a strong emphasis on the moral aspects of the art, such as discipline, humility and self control. These non-physical aspects are known as the “Do”.  Members of International Taekwon-Do are taught aspects of “Do” as a part of the grading syllabus and are encouraged to live by the tenets of Taekwon-Do, which are: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit.

International Organisation

RemueraTKD Club is part of the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand (ITKD) which is a in turn is a member of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF).  With local, national and international oversight you’ll be learning techniques and taking part in seminars and tournaments right up to an international level.