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It was a long way for you to go to Italy, but you certainly made the
most out of your trip !
I'm sure all people who where there will remember your "traditional dance".
See you in Poland !
ITF 1st degree
It was nice meeting all of you and it was also nice to see Mark and
Toni again. Yall should come back to Odessa, Texas for one of our tournaments
again. Hey Mark and Toni yall should e-mail me so that we can keep in touch
and tell Gemma I said hey and to yall the best of luck and I will try to
see yall in Poland.
Hey yall! Mark and Toni congrads on going to world. Tell Gemma I said howdy. Like Fred said yall need to come down fer another tournament. Hope to see yall again, like at Poland! Yall email me sometime!
Shawn Whitley, Nunez's Taekwondo, Odessa, Texas, USA
HI SHERYLENE, A QUICK GOODBYE FROM ME, ENJOY THE TIME YOU HAVE LEFT IN ITALY AND HAVE A GREAT FAREWELL PARTY. DON'T FORGET THE ITALIAN.
To Toni and all the competitors for tomorrow,
Make sure you's all kick butt in the team sparring
and power breaks tomorrow, (we want at least one medal!)
Go hard or don't come home!!!
nah just joking, we miss ya!
Bye the way don't forget our presents!
Lots of Luv
Harmony, sheylah, paige, and mum and dadxxx
Best of luck for the team events today!
The website is sooooo interesting and makes great reading. Sounds like everyone is having an awesome time. Good luck for the rest of the event.
Yes, we're all practising .....
Leah, Rhys, Jacob, Carlin, Debbie, Meryll, Ashley, Candice, Sasha, Adam
Aunt Myreen and Uncle Lawrence.
We hope you are all enjoying the Italia experience and making some new
friends along the way, giving them the KIWI experience in the sparring
Sending you all our winning support for a fantastic winning experience
Viva Italia Kiwiana, Kia Ora from Janice and Marion at the Huia Experience,
come and see us for a relax and hideaway Dan when you get home.See ya.
greetings from sunny Palmerston North !
i hope your enjoying those garlic butties ! watch those italian bum nippers
! Good luck for the rest of your holiday, have a safe and pleasant journey back to 'godsown'
kind thoughts and best wishes
your favourite insurance agent !
Keep your heads hi, we are all proud of what you have done so far, and are looking forward to more. Good luck to those who are competing today (07/07/01) especially Cilla and Hong. Keep your focus, stay determined.
GOLD GOLD GOLD!!!!!!!!!
Andrew Niven and Nibun ITF (ITFNZ)
My name is Martina Souckova and I am 1st Dan from Ge-Baek club in Prague,
Wow, all the events? I don't even remember. There were for sure several Nationals in Czech Republic and, of course, South Island Regionals and Wellington Regionals :)).
Just wanted to wish ALL THE BEST to NZ team. (And big HI to Lena, Ian
The news are great. You've already mentioned Czech Rep. several times :) ("beat us to our regular place for morning training") but if you can include a little bit more that would be great!!
Thanks a lot and again GOOD LUCK!!
Best wishes and good luck and most of all have fun!!!
Love Albert & Lucia.
Sounds like a great event. Mum and I enjoy our daily look at the web page which is, I think, really outstanding.
Best of luck to everyone in the remaining events.
love from Anne
Good luck for your events tomorrow, love Julie, Wayne, Levi & Ebony.
Good luck to the rest of the team also, give em heaps guys.
I was surfing the web, trying to find some results for Team USA, and
I stumbled across you guys. Best of luck to each and everyone of you, I've
always admired the way you train in New Zealand and the skill that you
all have, since the last group of you came to Texas in '97.
Best wishes to everyone as you continue to compete from all at Nunez's Taekwon-Do in Odessa, TX, and hopefully ya'll won't beat us up too badly.
From an old (or rather ex, maybe returning) TKDer
See you later (or rather your proud smiling faces on the net soon!!)
Barbara : P
And wishing the team the best of luck for the events to come.
Thinking of you always,
Love from your little Lorfevre-Reti clan.
Love from your one and only Manyana X
Auntie Jo, Uncle Gerry & Beth
Have kept in touch with your web page daily. Any chance of Aussie updates? Master Michael Daher and Mr Jamie Moore should be there with a small group. I would appreciate you passing on our greetings to them, and all the Australian team from the Sunshine Coast and Papua New Guinea (we have Bruce (4th dan) and Kerrien (1st dan) Imatana here for 2 weeks).
I have included a training photo of Jon Sawden during his preparation with us (9 boards)
Well done cabbage ! ! ! ! ! !
From what I read on the website, you were OUTSTANDING yesterday ! ! ! ! !
I wish I could have been there to see it.
Although it may not have been the outcome you wanted, be content that you are one of the best this world has to offer .Know that you have made your team, your country and all the people that care about you, so extremely proud.
Have an incredible time over there, you deserve it more than anyone I know.
Much respect and many thoughts are with you
Take it easy ;)
Really proud with your effort, be proud, we are. Also good luck to everyone else. See you when you get home.
Annette, Charmaine, Jessica and Laura
x x x x
I would like to wish you all good luck for the championships
and my secret recipe for success is tomato,mushroom and garlic pasta (Grandrews fave!!) Hope this message brings a smile to your day!
Kia kaha koutou i nga wa katoa!!!
Arohatinonui Ashton xxx (age 9 months and 2 teeth)
My Mum, Granny Kerry, Aunty Stacey, Uncle Ted-e-bare (Wade going thru a strassman complex at the mo) and Uncle Taylor say KIA ORA AND GO HARD!!!!!!!!
It's ya favourite uncle from oz best of luck in the upcoming events.
STICK IT TO EM GIRLY
Just wanted to say good luck for the remaining days. Bring home some
gold....especially you Lena, we are counting on you!
We'll be thinking of you all,
Miriam and Steven
GO LAD GO - regards from all your supporters this side of the "Black Stump"
Veronica & Vic
Mr McP, Let us know what the Congress is like.
And get Mark B to keep us up to date with the hob-nobbing goss.
Over and out
Focus on the now and the future will take care of itself.
Good luck! I'm sure u guys will bring back heaps of medals ^_^
Oh & good luck to Lena & the others competing today :)
Good Luck, you go out there and show them what you are made of.
All our love
Mum and Dad
Just a quick note to say good luck, have fun, and don't let your months of painful training go to waste. Just do us proud, I'm sure you will.
GO NEW ZEALAND WoooHoooo!!!!!!!
Finally got my hands on the net hehehe - be afraid. Hope all is well
& you're collecting enough teeth to make some pretty accessories eg
necklaces. As Sherylene knows, it's not how you fight, it's how good you
look while you're doing it. No, seriously, I hope you're all having a good
time and the competition is all you thought it would be (how cheesy).
Hey Sis, I don't care if you don't bring home a medal or not - you've made me proud & when you get back I'll take you out & get you plastered (the one thing I do best). Crash misses you, told me so herself. Justin's fine but his relationship with the PlayStation's a bit sus. As for little old me, hmmmmmm... lovin' work, just rocks my world. Will keep in touch - probably during work hours 'cause it's not like I do anything while I'm there. Bye bye.
Ants aka Vodka
You did so well Mark. I am very proud of you. Now you can enjoy the rest of your time away.
Love from Gran
So the first day is over aye. Well done you all did awesome. If it wasn't
for those jolly Koreans then you would all be wearing gold around your
necks (just remember the Koreans are human).
Mark I am so proud of you for ignoring your health once again and getting back in the ring to show everyone what New Zealanders are made of.
Toni gotta luv that haircut.
I hope that you all are being extra nice to the Aussies.
Ummm well that's all for now, good luck, go hard, and have fun.
Luv Gemma =)
From Indonesia we want to give our support to all of you. Good luck and do all your best.
Yours in Taekwon-Do
I wish you all the best to do as well as you can for your selves, we will be right behind you so give it heaps.
Greetings from Peter Stet, Te Awamutu club
To the New Zealand Team,
I've just been reading through 58 email messages that have been sent to the team so far, and it's a humble and proud feeling for the support not only from your families back home, but the support from fellow TaeKwon-Do students around the world.
I wish all competing the best of Luck, and to the Juniors Mark, & Toni (Enjoy it at the top) you deserve this one.
Mark: I miss you heaps and the phone is not as busy as usual but is still ringing and I hope you are looking after yourself.
Toni: I hope you have lost the weight and making the right weight...I will buy you a nice big block of chocolate when you get back.
Jon & Jeanette: I hope you bring back something NZ can be proud of and I MIGHT join TKD.
Luke: Now you say you're not my friend but you are and I do miss you and so does your Mum and sister and brother...I also hope you too bring something back.
Lawrence: Good luck with your patterns!!! And bring back a medal with those straight kicks!!!
Aaron: Now I'm just starting to repeat stuff but I really hope you do well and also don't go out with any girls from Italy!!!
Hong: Good luck I know you can do it and you can also KICK SOME BUTT!!!
Chantelle: I hope you have a great time and looking after yourself and bring back a medal!!!!
Ry: I still think you should bring me back a medal!!! 1 for you and 1 for me!!! And look after yourself!
Coach & Manager: you have done really well in getting everyone there and looking after them it will be and is appreciated.
Everyone else: I am sorry that I never knew you well but I will! I hope you all look after yourselves and not get hurt...Kylee...I hope you're feeling better.
Steve: I left you till last seeing that I'm not going to to see you for a very long time...I hope you do really well and have a awesome time on your trip...with Vanessa... and I hope you find the time to e-mail me.
Have fun everyone and I will see you all when you get back.
Hope all is going well for you and you are having fun.
Good luck, go hard, bring back some metal.
Best of luck and good wishes.
Luke and Lance
It's Harmony and the Vidak's! I like your new haircut, looks great.
Leah, Mark, Dawn, and Hayley say hi! Is that tattoo real or not dad rang
and said he's not too sure. Good luck for ur FIGHTS! Mum and Dad
forgot to say thanks to the team for helping Toni to lose that weight.
Mark sayz focus and be strong and give it your best shot!
But Leah sayz you betta bring us back a medal, preferably GOLD!
Say good-luck to everybody in the team from us, send me back an e-mail if you can!
Lots of Luv Harmony, Leah, Hayley, Dawn, and Mark! xxxxxxxxooooooooo
P.S. Dawn says eat lots of pasta and you go girl!!!!!
All our love
Mum, Dad, Harmony, Sheylah & Paige and all the rest of the whanau
A quick note to say good luck and try your best.
Annette, Charmaine, Jessica and Laura
Just checked out your team website and see that you are competing tomorrow so best of luck and have fun!! We'll be thinking of you.
S-J and Laird
This is it... the moment you've been training so hard for, go out there
on Thursday and give it everything you've got.
Show them what Aaron McIlwee is made of!!!
Remember that victory belongs to those that believe in it most ;)
Thinking of you
I am thinking of you and wish you good luck for your two events.
If you do your best, then no-one can ask for more. We are all very proud of you.
Give them heaps, and come home safely.
Wish I could be there
Lots of love from Gran
It's Gemma here. Well you all sound like you are having an awesome time (apart from Toni who had to cut her beautiful hair). Good luck to everyone who is competing today - I have complete faith in you. Wish I were there with you but hey... what can you do?
Luv you all lots and lots and can't wait to hear some results on this wonderful web page.
Bring home some gold (no pressure).
A big hello and good luck from everyone in the 4th year med class at Wellington School of Medicine. We check the website regularly and it's a great way to avoid study. The photos are amazing and we've spent some time playing "spot Jake". Are you a bit camera shy Jake? We're like proud parents!
We all wish you the best of luck.
Mya Cubitt and the 4th year medders
Hi Mr McPhail, I had to laugh when I saw that people tried to mug you... hahaha, boy did they pick the wrong people!
Well, the time is here, and all the hard training is going to come into effect for you all, and you will see that it was all worth it. You all know it, and all of us back here know it ITFNZ ROCKS!!!! We are all behind you, wishing you all success in the World Champs. We know you will give it everything you have, and we couldn't be prouder. Now, GO KICK SOME A**!!!!
Dan and Toni, you are doing our club proud. Give it all you've got, and no matter what the outcome, you will be winners in our eyes. Toni, you are an inspiration to everyone over here and especially our own club, after that momentous effort to lose that last bit of weight. You have every reason in the world to be proud of yourself.
See you all when you get back!!!
Please tell the Jamaican team hello for us. Especially David Hall and
Arthur Barrows (good friend and team Captain). Wish we could have been
there. Put some more pictures please (stadium workout areas other teams.)
thanks again. and good luck.
Ryan Rampair III Dan
How are you there in Italy?
Your website was the only one with the fresh news from Rimini and I like it. I feel like I am actually there!
I train Taekwon-Do too and I enjoy watching championships a lot! Especially that my boyfriend is competing in them!
Maybe you know him. He is on the Welsh Team, his name is Guy Hennequin. He will be competing in under 54kg individual sparring and I Dan Patterns.
Also in Team Sparring and Patterns.
I wish you all lots of luck for the championships!
I can't wait to hear more from you from Rimini!!! :)))
with best wishes
We want to wish you and the team all the very best as you take on the
Remember that our thoughts are with you and all your friends and family are thinking of you . We are proud of you all, New Zealand may be a small country but we have a very large heart and lots of talent.The America's Cup, to name just one.Let your talent triumph and your heart get you through.
Kick butt fair and square.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU> :-)
Lots of love Mum & Dad.
I am behind you 100% Kick A....
I hope you have a good time and bring back lots of medals.
Hi Dan ,
All the best ,have fun,we are proud of you,
Lots of love ,
Nana & Grandad.
P.S. Don't forget the plastic bag !!
Good luck, do your best, we are very proud of you. You have worked hard, now make it work. We will be thinking about you this week.
Lots of Love
Mum and Dad
Been reading the updates: Sounds exciting as it gets closer (and more nervous) to competition. Wishing you all well for your time in the ring and look forward to some positive feedback on the web site in the next few days.
Been reading what you guys have been up to, sounds like your all having a ball. I'm so jealous of you. Girls, don't spend too much money at those Italian shops and boys, don't spend all your time looking at those Italian woman. Good luck for the championships, I hope you all give it your best and do really well. Keep us informed and bring home some medals for us.
Lots of love Hayley.
Hey have a blast - and good luck for the healing. Will be thinking of you later in the week.
You have been lucky to have some of the best Instructors and Coaches NZ has to offer, remember their advice and the training you have had.
All our love and very best wishes for tomorrow
Mum and Dad
Good Luck Toni - hope weigh-in today goes well, keep sweating and remember
Now the competition is about to begin, we wish we were there to watch all your hard work paying off.
All our love and best wishes to you all.
Paul & Debbie Trotter
Hope you're all having an awesome time over there. Good luck, give it all you've got and most of all have fun!
Best of luck to all of you and come home champions - Lawrence, just
to let you know that my thoughts are with you for a fantastic tour - I'm
sure, despite the pickpockets, you will enjoy Italy - a beautiful country.
Have a ball - speak to you when you get back!
Good luck to you and all the team, we will be thinking of you this week.
Mum and Dad are keeping us up with all the news.
Lots of love and special thoughts
Nana, Poppa and Auntie Diane.
Hope the flight hasn't worn you out or indeed the Italian nightlife. Just remember to save all your energy for those special techniques!!!!
Best wishes & Good Luck
Your Fellow Accounting Slaves
P. S. If you find any tycoons (goodlooking ones) who require accounting
services bring them on home.
Scott Downey, Vth Dan
Where do you find the energy to do such a fantastic job with the New Zealand Website. I can't make it to this world championship as I have recently moved to Trinidad ( South Caribbean) to set up ITF there and I am once again studying ( BSc Civil Engineering) so as you can imagine funds are incredibly low. But I knew I could count on you web site to have all the updates I would need. Please say hello to the Jamaicans when you see them, I am in Jamaica now for a few weeks but was unable to see them before they left.
Enjoy the world games, wish I could be there.
Ryan Rampair III Dan
Trinidad & Tobago
PS your photography is extremely impressive.
Focus on the NOW and the result will take care of itself.
It's your turn GOLD, GOLD, GOLD. (Hey Hong!)
My thoughts and best wishes are with you all.
Vince Pygott (III)
Hi Chantelle it's your little brother, Hi rest of the team. You guys can win, just go out there and kick butt!
Good luck to you all, hope the ankle is ok Kylee, Mark leave those girls alone, and Jon, haven't you trained enough?
My name is Andrew I am Chantelle's
uncle from oz. I will be watching
your progress with great interest.
I hope that all your hard work pays off big time, so make em heed make em bleed but most of all enjoy yourselves and make all your peers jealous.
Mum. DJ and Sarah
I will be thinking of you all as you represent yourselves and country.
Mr.Salton and Mr.McPhail have passed on a great deal of experiance to you all over the preparation time, to them the whole country saids thankyou sir`s, Ko Mup Sum Neda.
Just one piece of advise from an old timer like me: 'SMILE"
Kapiti Coast Tae Kwon-Do - ITFNZ
Glad to know you all arrived in London, safely and by now you will be
catching up on some sleep.
Have fun and best wishes to the team as it prepares for the Championships.
(Bill & Joan McPhail)
RTR International Taekwon-Do would like to wish all our Kiwi 'Wantoks' travelling to Rimini, a great event. Have fun in the sun competing, meeting, greeting and eating. Wish we were there.
Rocky & Trish Rounthwaite, Sunshine Coast - Australia
Bruce and Kerrien Imatana, Papua New Guinea (presently staying on the Sunshine Coast)
Mr. McPhail, Lawrence, Nikki, and Hayden, it was really neat to see
Next time you guys should stay a bit longer ay?! I can show you around.
Mr. McPhail, you looked very tired. It's good to know you managed
to get a shower though.
And email too!
Lawrence, your email address(yahoo) doesn't look right. It doesn't receive any mails.
Always comes back with some error message.
All the rest of the team, good luck!! It's a bit shame that I
cannot be there to compete this time,
but I'll be following the latest news through this website!
Oh, don't get twisted ankle before the match...like I did.
Good luck again! Kick their butt KIWIs!
Here's wishing you all the very best, put all that hard work into action,
and go for it.
Enjoy the warm weather, another cold wet morning here in Auckland. Keep the news rolling in.
Cilla and Paul, you are now TV stars, One News no less, up there with the Looi's, have got it on tape, so will
keep it for you.
All my love and best wishes,
Do New Zealand proud!
Hey there, Team New Zealand!
Best of luck in Rimini. We're all leaving on Friday and can't wait to
This should be fun. If you see the garish red-white-and-blue, stop by and say hello.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL .
Someones gotta pay for all the training you've done, so make sure its
Do your best, look out for each other, and bring home some great stories.
To Loz - the ball's in your court and you know the rules, so just relax
and let it happen.
You can do it man.
From Grant Eccles and the Hamilton Club members
Hi from Levin!
Best wishes and good luck to all the Team, we hope all the training pays off!!
Kerry,Stacey,Wade and Taylor
From me and all the members of Meadowbank.....give 'em (Kiwi) Hell.....but most of all, look after each other and come home safe.
Hi LawrenceGOOD LUCK AND HAVE HEAPS OF FUN
>From the girls in Customer Services
lots of love
Time is fast approaching for takeoff. Will be thinking of you all in your travels and especially at the world championships. Hope all goes well and no doubt everyone is in peak condition........ We certainly haven't forgotten you all and wish we could be there too. However will keep updated via the net to see how its all going.
Bestest of Luck, Hugs and Kisses
On behalf of ITFNZ I want to thank you to all of you for making the sacrifice to representing ITFNZ and New Zealand at the World ITF Championship. You have trained hard and had tried your best to raise the necessary funding to get to Italy. I want you to compete as a champion and as a fine sportsperson. Please be supportive and look after each other.
Take care and best of luck to you all.
President of ITFNZ
Wow It's Time,
I'm writing to give my best wishes and support to all team members,
Not long to go now to the Worlds in
Italy, will hope to catch up with Mark on Sunday and will be looking forward
to meeting you all soon.
Christopher Black ITF Walescblack@tuckerman.co.uk
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