Bay of Plenty

Gemma began Taekwon-Do at 6 years old in Edinburgh, Scotland under Peter Harkess, then Sheena Sutherland where she reached 5th gup. Due to moving she left the art until at 18. She decided to return this time under Robin Coltman where she became Scottish National Champion in Patterns and placed 3rd in the Viking Cup in Sweden. She then lived in Australia for a time training under George Gabrielides in Sydney. Once she returned to Edinburgh to start a family, she returned to training in Edinburgh receiving her 1st degree black belt. Gemma moved to New Zealand shortly after to Whakatane where unfortunately there was no local TKD club. Hae Taekwon-Do Whakatane was opened in 2022 where Gemma was one of the first members and immediately became an assistant and dedicated student, receiving her 2nd Dan in 2023. She took over the club January 2024.


Servicing: Whakatane, Eastern Bay of Plenty

School Name: Hae Taekwon-Do Whakatane
Instructor: Gemma Eastwood II dan
Assistant Instructor: Ms Joanna Northey I Dan
Location: Apanui Primary School Hall
Entrance off Pounama St
Whakatane View Map »
Session Times: Monday
Ages 5 - 11 5:30 - 6:45
Ages 12 upwards 6:30 - 8pm
Phone: 0279213737
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Website: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083086664739
Minimum Age: 5
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Grand Master Davidson is one of the pioneers of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand. He started ITF Taekwon-Do in April 1972 as a member of H.M.S. Terror Taekwon-Do Club at the Sembawang Naval Base in Singapore. He trained in Taekwon-Do whilst stationed with the Army in Singapore in 1972 and achieved his 1st dan black belt in only 1 and a half years. He returned to New Zealand to form the Miramar branch in February 1975, and the Khandallah branch in March 1979.

Grand Master Davidson was Manager-Coach of the NZ Team to South Pacific Tournament in FIJI in August 1983. He established Te Awamutu Taekwon-Do Club in February 1986 and the Cambridge club in 2008.

Grand Master Davidson, 9th dan, is a former President of ITFNZ and a senior examiner on the Technical Advisor Group. He is also a past Chairman of the ITF Discipline Committee a position he held from 2009 to 2023.


Servicing: Cambridge, Hautapu, Lemmington

School Name: International Taekwon-Do CAMBRIDGE
Instructor: Grandmaster Evan Davidson IX dan
Assistant Instructors: Wayne Blackwood I Dan
Rachel Morton-Jones I Dan
Location: Senior Citizens Hall,
Milicich Place,
Cambridge 3434
Session Times: Monday and Thursdays
6.00 - 7.30pm
Includes Kids 7yrs and over 6.00 - 7.00pm (Term sessions available)
Phone: 0212994872
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Minimum Age: 7
Mr Eccles has trained since 1987 and is a past national junior team coach. He has a physical approach to training and enjoys seeing skills and self confidence of his students develop as their training progresses. The Hamilton club trains in an open and collaborative atmosphere that encourages students to learn and give of their best.


Servicing: Hamilton

School Name: Hamilton
Instructor: Master Grant Eccles VII dan
Assistant Instructor:
Location: 68 Maeroa Road, Beerescourt, Hamilton View Map »
Session Times: Tuesday 4.30-5.15pm : 8 yrs and over, White Belts to Green Stripes
Tuesday 5.30-6.45pm : 8 yrs and over, Green Belts and above
Wednesday 7-8pm : Red Belts and above
Thursday 6-8pm : 8 yrs and over, all grades
Website: www.hamiltontkd.co.nz
Minimum Age: 8
Mr Campbell began his Taekwon-Do training under Master Willy Lim in Hamilton. He became a member of ITFNZ upon joining the Te Awamutu branch under Master Evan Davidson. He now runs that club and has taken on many other roles within the organisation over the years including Director of Standards and Discipline. Mr Campbell is a well known for his skills in self defence and no nonsense approach to training.

Te Awamutu

Servicing: Te Awamutu kihikihi, Waipa district

School Name: Te Awamutu TKD
Instructor: Ian Campbell VII dan
Assistant Instructors: Miss Anna Hall IV Dan
Mr Simon Mallinson VI Dan
Location: Methodist Church Hall 37 Bank St
Te Awamutu View Map »
Session Times: Tuesday 6.30 -8.00pm
Thursday 6.00 - 7.30pm
Tuesdays only Minikids 5.40-6.25pm

Mini-Kids Tuesday 5.30 - 6:30pm
Minimum Age: 5
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Mrs Young-Jasberg started training in 1985 at the Levin Club, and was graded to 1st Dan in 1990. She moved overseas as a 2nd dan and graded to 3rd dan under Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha and 4th dan under Grand Master Donato Nardizzi. She trained extensively in the UK and was a member of the England World Champs Team for 3 campaigns winning one Gold, and 3 bronze medals. On returning to New Zealand Ms Young has taken on roles as Coach of the New Zealand team from 2006  2009 and as an International Umpire from 2011. She was High Performance Director from 2013-2019.

Master Rimmer began training in Wellington in 1983 and gained his black belt at age 25 in 1986. He became the instructor at Khandallah in 1986 before moving to the Bay of Plenty in August 1987. Mr Rimmer has attended and organised many ITFNZ events. His specialty is in the technical aspects of Taekwon-Do.


Servicing: All Tauranga suburbs, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Te Puke

School Name: Hwa-Rang Tauranga
Instructor: Master Christine Young VII dan
Instructor: Master James Rimmer VIII dan
Assistant Instructors: Fiona Simmonds IV Dan
Andrew France III Dan
Karen Attrill III Dan
Location: 154 First Avenue, Tauranga
Papamoa Rec Centre, Tara Road, Papamoa
Session Times: TAURANGA
General Classes
Tuesday & Thursday all 5.45-7.15pm

MiniKids/ Cadets
Tuesday and Thursday
up to 8 years old 3.45- 4.30pm
Over 8 years old 4.45-5.45pm

Pap Rec Centre, Tara Road
Cadets and general classes
Mon + Weds general 4.30 - 5.30pm
Cadets Weds ages 5-7years 3.40-4.30pm
Phone: 021--980878
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Website: www.tmaa.co.nz
Minimum Age: 4
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Mr Elvin started training in 2015 under Mr Brown and Mr Skedgwell at Silla TKD in Te Puna. He also trained under Master Rimmer through his colour belts at BOP TKD Academy for one year.
He graded to 1st Dan in 2019, 2nd Dan in 2021 and 3rd Dan in 2023 and he got an A pass in each of his Black Belt gradings.

Te Puna

Servicing: Tauranga, Te Puna, Omokoroa, Bethlehem, Katikati, Pahoia, Whakamarama, Otumoetai

School Name: Silla TKD
Instructor: George Elvin III dan
Assistant Instructors: Rosemary Pettit III Dan
Lou Black II Dan
Location: Bethlehem School
66 Carmichael Road
Bethlehem View Map »
Session Times: Monday and Thursday

6.00 - 7.30pm
Phone: 022-4374403
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Website: facebook.com/pages/Silla-Tae-Kwon-Do/112414698778951
Minimum Age: 8

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