Update: 17th July 2003
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
Read the articles...
Thankyou to all our sponsors, you were essential in pulling
off an event that excited competitors and spectators alike.
Well done and thankyou!
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.
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
who created and maintained this website. Finally, to all those
traveling, have a safe journey ill see you soon...
Hayden Breese II Dan
We now have a dedicated
page for officials. You can check out the officials timetable
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.
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
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.
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.
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 is turning heads around Dunedin with his passion
Campbell, a red belt student of Dunedin club, can be seen
regularly hitting pads long after everyone else has gone home
Watch for this guy at the nationals...
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 was anounced as a sponsor today of the Special
Event competition at this years nationals. Check out their
for the must have Taekwon-Do Pioneers DVD...
Five teams announced
their names this week...
World Champion to attend National Championships
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
Also at the nationals will be competitors from the successful
New Zealand Taekwon-Do team.
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.
Officials Offer Closed!
Applications for subsidies is now closed!!
Congratulations if you applied for our great officials subsidy
someone will be in touch shortly.
Organisers are proud to announce three new sponsors, The
Edge, Martial Arts Apparel and Web World.
EDGE has come on board to sponsor sparring. Click here to
Martial Arts Apparel have signed on to sponsor the power breaking
here to visit their website...
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
two Event Sponsorships Remain for Mens Team Event, and Womans
Team Event. Get in Quick!
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.
Early statistics indicate that most regions are planning
to bring large teams to the National Championships to be held
in several months time.