As any of the current (or past) members will tell you the Mosgiel TKD club is a family focussed club. We encourage whole families to attend and train and we are one large family ourselves.

Do-bok (Training Uniform)

When you’re starting out in Taekwon-do we recommend that you wear a t-shirt and sweat pants. Socks are not permitted on the gym floor as they are an injury hazard.

When you join the club we expect you to purchase a do-bok (training uniform) - these are available brand new from various outlets such as Fight Times in Dunedin (lower Stuart Street) and online via Fuji Mae. Please take care when purchasing online that you purchase an ITF do-bok. Your do-bok is required to have the Mosgiel club badge on the right shoulder sleeve - these are on file at EmbroidMe in Dunedin and can be done for around $20.00. You may also get a second hand do-bok but be sure that it has the apropriate badges on it, as some badges (particularly from non ITF clubs) are not permitted in official competition.

We understand that the process of acquiring a suitable do-bok is not straightforward for a beginner and we are working on improving this process.

Required Equipment

You are required to bring your own mouthguard. Mouthguards must be transparent and not coloured. A groin guard (or cup) is required for any competition sparring, and shin guards may also be used if desired. Shin guards are not generally required for our usual training sessions.

If you do not bring a mouthguard you will not be able to participate in any sparring. There is no exception to this rule.

Events

From time to time there are additional events held, either locally or elsewhere. You may attend these at the discretion of the instructor and additional costs may be involved (e.g. travel and accommodation costs for out of town events). Before gradings additional sessions are often available on Saturday or Sunday to assist with focussing on specific areas that may need attention.

For a list of upcoming events see the Upcoming Events page.

Attendance

Regular attendance is expected (and required if you wish to grade) however in the event of not being able to make it a courtesy message to let us know is appreciated. You can post a message on Facebook, fill out the contact form or text the instructor directly.

Fundraising

From time to time we hold fundraising events so that we can cover the costs of running the club (venue hire, equipment purchase) and also to financially assist members with attending events out of town. We expect members to keep an open mind to how they can assist in this area. It may be fundraising at school with chocolates, helping out at a supermarket raffle stall or turning sausages at Mitre 10. If you have other ideas or suggestions we would love to hear them.