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ITFNZ Awards 2003

Paul M Taekwon-Do Dan Student of the Year

John Matsuoka

WebWorld Gup Student of the Year

The de Koster family, Ken, Michelle, Nadia and Sonja.

Nibun ITF Junior Student of the Year

Nicole Kettings

Epson New Zealand Instructor of the Year

George Konia

Martial Arts Apparel Club of the Year

Otago University ITF Taekwon-Do Club

The Presidents Award

Paul McPhail

The Edge Radio Promo

Listen to the national championships radio promotion with Radioworks and the Edge.

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Golden Centre Demo: Dunedin

A large crowd gathered to watch the live demonstration at the Golden Centre Mall in Dunedin today. Students from Dunedin, Otago Uni and Mosgiel clubs joined together for the demonstration.

The demonstrators peformed a variety of patterns, sparring, self defence and breaking, which included a flying back piercing kick while blind folded by Hayden Breese who lead the demonstration.

The Edge radio station were also there to help promote the event.

The Snow is here!

Get your jackets ready, as promised Dunedin has come to the the Nationals 2003 party with a blanket of snow.

Dinner Menu online

Click to see the dinner menu...

180 Competitors announced

Official figures are at 180 competitors

Video Screen

Organisers are preparing a video screen to project live video, ensuring you wont miss out on any action!

Venue News

National championship organisers, confirmed that the Dunedin Town Hall is secured as the venue for the 2003 National Championships in Dunedin.

This announcement was made after several funding applications were recently received.

Top Official To Travel


Mr Mark Banicevich will travel from Australia to officiate at the National Championships

ITFNZ Confirms Tournament ITFNZ Only

After many international enquiries to compete ITFNZ held fast its decision that the Nationals are for ITFNZ members only.

Do you want the latest Nationals 2003 Updates as they happen?

If so join the Nationals mailing list and get the latest news and views about the nationals as they appear.

Sponsorship Document

Are you interested in associating your company with the 2003 National Championships and supporting Taekwon-Do. If so download the sponsorship prospectus here...

New Challenge for the North

“The north has had it pretty easy in the past mate.” “Yep, I reckon, time will tell if their competitors are even capable of winning away from home? “Still no hurry ah, guess we will have to wait and see in July mate” “Lets go get the hall ready” “good on ya mate”

Tournament History

The ITFNZ National Championships are a showcase of Taekwon-Do talent in New Zealand. The tournament is hosted by a different region of the country every year.

Making an appearance should be team members from the successful medal winning Junior New Zealand team. Also members of the senior team battle hardened from the World Championships in Poland.


The quality of officials is the key to a successful championship event for competitors. Dunedin Taekwon-Do offers a warm welcome to all intending officials to this years national championships.

What are People Saying about this years Nationals

Mark Banicevich

"Under a month to go, and I can't wait. The organisers are doing an amazing job, and this will be an event not to be missed. I look forward to seeing you there!"

Jake Pearson 4th Dan.

"those that make the effort to go down can no doubt expect warm hospitality and an event like never before."

Mr Grant Eccles

"Nationals 03 will be awesome - great venue, great city, and great competitors. See you there!"

Paul McPhail 6th Dan.

"I am really looking forward to this year's Nationals in Dunedin. We will be just back from Poland and all fired up"l

EPSON announced as major sponsor

We are proud to announce that EPSON New Zealand will be the major sponsor for the ITFNZ Taekwon-Do National Championships 2003.


Daily Update: 17th July 2003


Major Results

The Media Frenzy

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One thing the 2003 nationals will be known for is the sheer amount of media coverage. Tv1 news ran their world champs spot the night before the event started. Crews from tv3 visited for hours of footage on both days. Running a spot on Saturdays prime time news and later that week on SportsZarr.

NewstalkZB ran three live interviews with Mr Hayden Breese at the event. And local papers went to press with large photos and stories. Great for the promotion of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand!

Read the articles...

Thankyou Sponsors

Thankyou to all our sponsors, you were essential in pulling off an event that excited competitors and spectators alike. Well done and thankyou!

Officials Spectacular

Excellent judging meant controversy was few and far between at the nationals. The standard of referees was also a highlight with few injuries throughout the weekend.

The Wait is Over

There are only hours left on the clock as we count down to the start of the nationals. We have been able to arrange an Internet feed from the nationals venue so keep visiting this space for updates. A special thankyou to Internet Marketing specialists, MYTH who created and maintained this website. Finally, to all those traveling, have a safe journey ill see you soon...

Hayden Breese II Dan
Marketing Manager

Officials Page Online

We now have a dedicated page for officials. You can check out the officials timetable there...

Awards 2003

With all the hype of the national championships don't forget the awards on Saturday night. The ITFNZ Taekwon-Do awards will take place at the Glenroy Auditoriam at the Dunedin Centre.

This very special event celebrates those that have gone the extra mile over the year. It is a great night out and a chance to catch up with old friends from throughout the country. See you there.

TV1 News

Watch Tv1 news on Friday from 6:00pm onwards for a feature on Taekwon-Do. We are told the spot will show members of the New Zealand team as well as the preperations for the national championships.

Watch for Updates Here

We plan to get you updates of national results right here, whenever we can, over the weekend. So check here if you cannot make it to the hall.

People to watch

Mark Trotter

Auckland North Mana


Mark Trotter is a true Taekwon-Do professional. His commitment to excellence has taken him to the highest levels of National and International competition. This guy is a World Championship gold medalist and one of the best New Zealand has to offer, watch for Mark, he is sure to show why he is one of the best in the world.

Toni Moki

Counties Manukau Redbacks


Toni has been trained over the years by the best, a student at Mr Paul McPhail's Papakura club. She is also a veteran of a host of international competitions.

Former Best Overall Black Belt, Toni Moki is one to watch out for. Exciting in sparring, graceful in patterns and then there is that big cheesy smile.

Up and Coming

Campbell Gold

Southern Storm

Campbell Gold is turning heads around Dunedin with his passion for training.

Campbell, a red belt student of Dunedin club, can be seen regularly hitting pads long after everyone else has gone home after training.

Watch for this guy at the nationals...

Promotional Campaign in full swing

Promotions for the nationals will hit a high in the final week leading up to the event. Radio advertising begins, supported by on the ground poster series. Giveaways and a demonstration will take place in the Golden Centre on Wednesday at 12:00pm.

PaulM Taekwon-Do

PaulM Taekwon-Do was anounced as a sponsor today of the Special Event competition at this years nationals. Check out their website for the must have Taekwon-Do Pioneers DVD...

Teams Names Announced

Five teams announced their names this week...

Grand World Champion to attend National Championships

Mr Graham Patterson received the male grand champion title after he won Gold and Silver at the world championships held in Poland recently. Sources confirm that he will be attending the 2003 Nationals held in Dunedin.

Line up and catch a glimpse of the world champion and his medals.

Also at the nationals will be competitors from the successful New Zealand Taekwon-Do team.

Last Chance for Entry forms

Last Chance to get your entry in for the 2003 National Championships.

Please return your entry Forms to your Regional Team Manager along with entry fee.

Special Officials Offer Closed!

Applications for subsidies is now closed!!

Congratulations if you applied for our great officials subsidy someone will be in touch shortly.

New Sponsors Announced

Organisers are proud to announce three new sponsors, The Edge, Martial Arts Apparel and Web World.

The EDGE has come on board to sponsor sparring. Click here to visit their website...


Martial Arts Apparel have signed on to sponsor the power breaking event. Click here to visit their website...

Internet Service Provider Web World have come on board to sponsor patterns. Web World offer an amazing deal regarding Internet usage where ITFNZ gets a donation every time you use the Internet. Check them out..

Only two Event Sponsorships Remain for Mens Team Event, and Womans Team Event. Get in Quick!

Information for Teams

This years Marketing Manager has asked that each team supply one song as theme music for their team. Similar to what you hear when the rugby teams run out on to the field. Teams please supply the music on cd.

Teams have also been asked to come up with a name while at the event this year to compliment their region name.

Large teams expected...

Early statistics indicate that most regions are planning to bring large teams to the National Championships to be held in several months time.

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The Draw V6 is out & updated!






Are you ready for this! The draw is out. Check the competition out. Begin your preperation...

If you find any discrepancies contact your team manager, who in turn should check the draw, and then contact Mrs Sue Breen with your query.



Entry Forms

Entry Forms are to be returned to your Regional Team Manager along with entry fee so they can be
sent to Mr Craig Evans (Team Liaison Officer) by 14 th June 2003.


Individial entry forms

Team Entry Forms


Places to stay

Dunedin Accomodation Directory...




Craig Evans
Team Liaison Manager


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