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Reason 7: webcast the tournament

Photos courtesy of Doug Hanna.

Why can't everyone watch the World Championships?

How often have you wanted to go to a major event, but it just couldn't happen? How often have you competed in a major event, and really wished all your friends and family back home could see you compete?

Well why can't it happen? These days the internet means we should all be able to watch the action live!

We plan to webcast every ring!

If we host the 2011 World Championships, we plan to webcast every ring, so friends and family back home can do exactly that - watch the action live!

Of course, we will have to update the website in real time, so you know who is competing where and when.

It may even be possible to have automated updates, to email you when a bout you want to see is about to happen - we won't promise that just yet, though, let us look into it first!

You know we have the web know-how!

ITFNZ Taekwon-Do's website was originally released in 1996, back when many of us had never heard of the internet. That's eleven year's of experience in this medium! Now our website is one of the most respected in the martial arts community - and I am sure you can see why.

Webcasting is more than just a website. We will have to trial the technology for a couple of National Tournaments first, so that we have it under control by the time the World Championships rolls around.

We have the same challenge as everyone else - friends and family unable to come to our major tournaments. We will take the tournament into their homes live - via the internet. Then in 2011, you can enjoy the experience, too, if you are unlucky enough to be stuck at home during this spectacular event!!



Reasons to come to New Zealand

Reason 9: visitors visas for competitors

Reason 8: see the haka performed by the best

Reason 7: webcast the tournament

Reason 6: our television experience

Reason 5: everything you need within walking distance

Reason 4: a venue in the centre of New Zealand’s biggest city

Reason 3: see Australia, too, while you are here

Reason 2: things to see and do in New Zealand

Reason 1: the New Zealand dollar

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