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2 Jan. 2012 Posted by Garry Carpenter

TNZ Secretary General Visits WTF

TNZ Secretary General, Master Matt Ransom recently visited the WTF in Seoul Korea and held a number of meetings regarding the development of TNZ and its programs for 2012 and beyond. Master Ransom first met with the head of the WTF International Referee Division Mr Jay Lee, to thank him for his support of our Kiwi International Referees and to discuss further upcoming Referee and Judging seminars for both Kyorugi and Poomsae.

2 Jan. 2012 Posted by Garry Carpenter

Oceania Taekwondo Union Poomsae Judge Seminar

The first ever Oceania Poomsae Certification Seminar was held in New Zealand on Saturday 19 November at the Hutt Valley Dojang in Wellington. The seminar was run under the auspices of the WTF Oceania Taekwondo Union and as a joint venture with Taekwondo New Zealand.

2 Jan. 2012 Posted by Garry Carpenter

6th TNZ Black Belt Championships

The 6th TNZ Black Belt Championships were held in Auckland on the 29th of October, 2011. For this event, Taekwondo New Zealand introduced some new innovations;
• Electronic Poomsae Judges scoring system
• Daedo Electronic Body Pads for the Kyorugi competition
• Video Replay/Protest and analysis system for Kyorugi competition
• Round Robin tournament for Kyorugi • TNZ Player Ranking points which were earned by the competitors on the day

2 Jan. 2012 Posted by Garry Carpenter

67th WTF International Kyorugi Referees Seminar

The week began with a 2 and a half hour drive from Tauranga to Auckland, starting at 2am Monday the 12th of September. A quick hop across the Tasman to Gold Coast (Australia), arriving at 840am.

2 Jan. 2012 Posted by Garry Carpenter

Olympic Qualification

The first WTF Continental Qualification Tournament for the London 2012 Olympic Games was held in Noumea, New Caledonia on 11th September, 2011. A total of 35 athletes from 11 countries participated in the event with hopes of securing positions for London. Up for grabs were a total of 8 Olympic spots with four male and four female Olympic Weight Divisions contested. The tournament was held at the Martial Arts Hall in Doumbia, nearby Noumea. This was also the venue for the 2011 Pacific Games Taekwondo competition in the week leading up to this event.

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