• Club going from strength to strength



    2017 has been a big year for the club so far with a massive influx of new taekwondokas (the plural of a person skilled in taekwondo) through our Mini-Kids programme. The kids’ class has boosted from around six at the end of last year to about 12 or 13. It has been hard but rewarding work to see these kids grow in their knowledge of Taekwon-do and get better during every class. The challenges of...
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  • Christmas Break 2016 and New Start in 2017



    We have had an epic year this year with the following events happening: South Island Regionals (in Christchurch) New Zealand Nationals / Oceania Championships (in Tauranga) A grading conducted by Master Evan Davidson (held at Threshold Club) A weekend with the Masters (a two day seminar in Christchurch where we had the full attention of Masters McPhail, Rounthwaite, Rimmer and Patterson) A dan grading (in Lower Hutt) where Mr. Bennet graded from 1st Dan to...
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  • Christchurch Regionals 2016 Mosgiel Results



    On the weekend of 14th and 15th of May members of the Mosgiel Taekwon-do Club attended the 2016 Regional Tournament in Christchurch. We competed in all events except prearranged sparring and the result overall was pretty good. We could not have done this without the generosity and support of friends and family of the club, and especially not without the support, guidance and mentoring of our instructor, Mr. Bennett. Official results are available here via...
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  • 2016 Regional Tournament, Christchurch, May 14 and 15



    The 2016 South Island Regional Tournament is on the 14th and 15th of May. We are currently training for this and are expecting a significant number from our club to attend. Please note that if you are attending you must register almost immediately or you will miss out. Here’s some information from the event organisers: Hopefully I have everything with regards to events covered here. Logisitical information will be in a newsletter on the tournament...
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  • Welcome to 2016



    Welcome back to 2016 - we are in full swing again for the year with our regular training nights being Monday and Wednesday from 6pm until 7:30pm. There are likely to be some changes this year to allow us to focus better on the needs of the members of the club. Also coming up this year is: Club camp - Waitangi Weekend Regionals - 14th and 15th May 2016 in Christchurch Nationals - 9th and...
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  • Congratulations on Grading!



    On 12th September a national level grading was held at our dojang with Master Evan Davidson as the grading examiner. The grading itself was preceded by a seminar on self defence where we found out a lot about self defence and the application of release techniques, focussing on the important detail of not just how but also why. We’re pleased to report that all Mosgiel students that attempted the grading passed and have new patterns...
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  • Sparring Seminar with Luke Jackson on 17th October 2015



    We have another seminar booked for Saturday the 17th of October. Mr Luke Jackson from Pulse TKD in Christchurch is coming down to take a sparring seminar which will be held at Mosgiel between 1pm and 5pm. There will be a short break about mid point. The region is paying for Mr Jackson’s flights and the cost will be $20 per person. This seminar is open to members of all clubs and is not just...
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  • Self defence seminar and grading with Master Evan Davidson, Saturday 12th September 2013



    Check out the flyer for this seminar here Master Evan Davidson, 8th Dan, is coming south to conduct the September grading which is on Saturday the 12th of September. The Master will also be running a seminar focusing on the coloured belt self defence syllabus, prior to the grading. All students are invited, and those grading from clubs in Otago must attend this seminar which begins at 1.00pm. This great opportunity to train with the...
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  • Patterns Seminar with Helen Caley



    On the weekend of July 18th we were fortunate to have Helen Caley pay us a visit from Christchuch and take us through a session focussing on our patterns. Helen is a world champion in TKD patterns and has had the fortune (and intensity) of having her patterns carefully examined, pulled apart and put back together by the NZ masters. The session saw good attendance with students from Mosgiel, Threshold and University club in attendance....
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  • Medal haul from the South Island Regionals



    The 2015 South Island Regional Tournament was held on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of May at the Graham Condon Sports and Rec Centre in Christchurch. Our instructor Mr. Dion Bennett and 11 club members along with a supporting crew of parents headed north for the weekend to take part in the fun. For many of the participants this was their first taste of a regional tournament, and in some cases their first taste...
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  • South Island Regional Tournament - May 2015



    The South Island Regional Tournament is only 5 weeks away now and entries are now open (see the bottom of this post). It is essential that entries are be made before the closing date (20/04/2015) to assist with organising medals and other bookings for the tournament. Mr Darren Ward will be the tournament arbiter this year and he will be providing some mentoring for our up and coming officials. Anyone who has done an umpires...
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  • Weekend training at Threshold



    The grading is coming up - we don’t have a date fixed for it yet but it will be some time in April or May. In preparation for this Dion offered his time to take blue stripes and above through their patterns and step sparring. All ranked students are welcome to come, even if they’re not up to blue stripe and practice with us. Training will be on Saturdays from 10:30 until about 12:30 and...
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  • A new website for Mosgiel Taekwon-do



    It has been a little while in the making but finally the new website for Mosgiel Taekwon-do is finally here. We have tried to cover all aspects of the club and cater to all people interested. This website is very much a resource for members, parents and the general public so if there’s anything you find confusing or would like to have covered, please let us know. Of particular note is the information under the...
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  • Welcome to 2015



    Hi Guys Happy New Year. I have become aware in mid to late December that not all our members have Facebook or an email address - we have been using these to keep everyone posted on what’s happening, what’s on, who’s not going to be able to make training a particular night, club videos, pictures, etc. I apologise for the lack of communication if you are one of the parents of students that are unaware...
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