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TKD TalkAPRIL 2000www.itfnzorg.nz/tkdtalkWORLD CAMP 2000Master Wheatleyand Mrs MalaWheatleyINTRODUCING1INSTRUCTOR OF THEYEAR & STUDENT OFTHE YEAR AWARDS


The Editor:Welcome to TKD TALK 2000,I guess by now you are well into your training programmes, new members haveenrolled and some members have moved on. If this is the case I hope that theFoundation will have taught you well about preserving a bond that will always bethe guiding light in all of your goals for the year 2000.A funny thing happened to me while at the World Camp. One day I was just one ofeighty-odd coloured belts who had registered to learn more and to meet some ofthe TKD members from throughout the country, and the next I was organising theMaori welcome for Master and Mrs Wheatley. Funnier still was when MarkBanicevich dropped the role of editor for the TKD TALK -in my lap. [Thank you MrBanicevich for your nomination and also thank you Hayden Breese and KirstenLivingstone for your support.] Thirdly I was requested by Mr McPhail to interviewMaster Wheatley on video. [How he knew I did this sort of thing puzzles me !!]However Mr James Rimmer has the recording, and one day we might be fortunateenough to read the transcript in TKD TALK.Without giving too much away I can say that Master Wheatley was extremelyimpressed with the standard of those members who attended the World Camp.Wishing you all the best and keep up the good work.Mike StaffordI believe that, regardless of size - how small or how big,- if it’s informative and is related to ITFNZ it should beprinted. So come on members - keep the Talk Talking.TKD Talk is a publication of the ITFNZ Marketing SubcommitteeOn behalf of the Marketing Sub-committee, I would liketo welcome Mr Mike Stafford to the TKD Talk team. Hebrings a wealth of experience with him and we wishhim all the best.Hayden Breese - Marketing DirectorAdvertising Rates.$70 + gst - full page, $40 + gst 1/2 page, $25 +gst - 1/4page of over 8cm depth , 2 columns $15 + gst - singlecolumn, up to 8cm depth. 20% discount if you advertise inall 4 issues.The TKD Talk team:Manager:Kirsten LivingstoneEditor:Mike StaffordProduction:Hayden BreeseProofing:Sue BreenImagesetting & Printing:Paul McPhailDistribution:Need volunteers!2


Contents:The World Camp – Ngaruawahia....................................................................... 4The President’s Corner ..................................................................................... 11From Mr Lowe ................................................................................................... 13Regional News ................................................................................................... 18Regional Reports ............................................................................................... 23Profile: Mr Norman Ng .................................................................................. 28Word Find/TKD Resources, - Buy & Sell column ............................................ 30Why do we say “Taekwon” when we bow? ....................................................... 31EPSONNEW ZEALANDITFNZ MAJOR SPONSORLOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ISSUE OFTKD TALK 2000 - JULY 2000TKD TALK is Online:www.itfnz.org.nz/tkdtalkSend you contributions or suggestions to:Kirsten Livingtone59b Seaview Rd, New PlymouthPh 06 751 0423, Email kirstone@xtra.co.nz3


(Aka: The Epic Saga)IT ALL STARTEDIn June 1998, a team from New Zealand travelled to Hawaii for a Senior Dangrading, among them Mr Evan Davidson and Mr James Rimmer. Over there, thesetwo great legends of ITFNZ met Master Robert Wheatley. Mr Rimmer suggestedto Mr Davidson, “Zeus, I have a great idea. Let’s organise a World Camp in NewZealand.” So they decided to invite this awesome Master over to New Zealand asthe guest instructor at our World Camp.PREPARATIONCamp planning soon got underway, with interest shown from such countries asArgentina, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Mongolia and Ghana, all of which requiredvisas to get to New Zealand. Unfortunately people have a great tendency to leavethings to the last minute. Which was the case with this World Camp, as theorganisers soon found out. Closing dates for applications were approaching fastwith numbers attending still down. Two weeks before the original date theorganiser’s letterbox nearly fell over due to the weight of the mail.CHALLENGINGMeanwhile Mr D was having lots of fun e-mailing, phoning and faxing hundreds ofofficial invitations and explanations to India, Pakistan and Nepal, and their relatedNZ Embassies, ending up in a major paper war. Three weeks before the camp wasdue to commence, the Indians had their visas refused. The explanation given wasthat they didn’t have a genuine reason for coming (!) or sufficient sponsorship. MrD began to panic - what if Nepal and Pakistan were also refused? More grey hairsappeared. Then around a week later he rang the NZ Embassy in New Delhi onlyto be told that the Nepalese team had also been refused. Mr D got mad. Then hehad lots of fun e-mailing, phoning and faxing the Immigration Minister’s office tocomplain! Anyway, to make a long story short, the Pakistan group eventually gotvisas accepted - two days before the camp started.Then the USA had its worst snowstorm in 72 years and Master Wheatley’s planegot stranded in Los Angeles (Mr McPhail’s comment? “This camp is doomed!”).Fortunately, Master Wheatley was able to arrive in New Zealand on Friday morning,to the relief of everyone. Unfortunately, the Pakistanis, who were meant to arrivein the afternoon, never appeared.4


“THE CAMP” NGARUAWAHIA Friday evening:Lots of keen and excited people turned up at the Christian Youth Camp inNgaruawahia, ready for five days of hard training and pain. After everyone hadfinally registered and figured out which room they were in, we got ourselves allpsyched up for the official Maori Welcome for Master and Mrs Wheatley, organisedby Mike Stafford TKD Avondale. This involved learning to perform the “Powhiri”- not a good idea for people like myself! Ten rehearsals later we just about had itright. Apart from sitting outside in the freezing wind, it all went smoothly andMaster Wheatley was very honoured with the welcome and Maori challenge. Later,and away from prying eyes, the challenger gifted Master Wheatley with a carvedMaori flute.Supper was held at 9pm in the dining room and was an excellent opportunity tocatch up with old friends, if we hadn’t already spotted them earlier. Around 10.30,we were supposedly tucked up in our nice cosy beds and asleep. The only problembeing that it’s rather hard to sleep when you share a room with a snorer, a marathonsleep-talker and someone who had fleas in their sleeping bag! (We think).Saturday: Some idiot wakes everyone up at 6am - hang on, that’s the time we’remeant to get up! Mr D was obviously still feeling some leftover stress, because hetook it out on us during the army-style warm-up. After this, breakfast was definitelywelcome! Then Mr D announced he had written a list of people for ‘fatigues’ - oneperson thought fatigues meant extra training!Mr Davidson’s Pack Run5


At lunch, Mr D gave us another update on the Pakistani situation; apparently thepolice had put a tail on them (loud cheers) and found out where they were staying.The drama continued.Our afternoon session was breakfalling andreleasing (or in my case, how not to breakfall!).The coloured belts had Master Wheatley fordodging/close quarter combat and got a bit of ashock when he told them: “No one leaves the dojangtill there’s blood on the floor.” Luckily for themhe was just kidding! After dinner, Mr John Havill,our physiotherapist from Te Awamutu, gave alecture on injury prevention (some smart-alec said“Why didn’t we have this lecture earlier in thecamp?”) and gave some valuable tips, as well asmanaging to entertain everyone with his keen wit.After that Mrs Gummer took everyone who couldstill walk for yoga, and we learned the hard waythat night that if we weren’t at supper by 9pm, wewould miss out!Tuesday: (Waitomo Adventure Day). At 10 to 6,Mr Breese rudely awakened the whole campringing the bell like a lunatic, then proceeded toMr Niven “tosses” Mr McPhail inthe Weapons Self Defence class!go round all the dorms shouting: “Get up, you lazy maggots!” and shining his torchinto people’s faces. Needless to say, he wasn’t very popular. His excuse was thatthe seniors had got annoyed by people being late to warm-ups. Today everyonewas on time - except the seniors! After suitable punishment (that’s right, everyoneelse got punished for the seniors’ lateness!) we finally completed the four-way tugofwar - our team lost - and went back to our rooms to get ready for the trip toWaitomo.At Waitomo, we split up intogroups for our activities, taking awalk up the hill to the nearest pubwhile waiting for some of the lateractivities to start. Fortunately,Mr Brown had found someone tojoin him in the Haggas HonkingHoles (don’t ask!), but we werestill taking bets as to whether ornot they would make it out alive!I’d decided to try horse trekkingfor the second time and reallyenjoyed it (apart from a very sorebutt for the next two days). MrThe “Fearless” Black Water Rafting Team8


Niven got stuck on a horse with a flatulence problem that had a bad habit of droppinglittle “presents” every ten minutes or so! Most of the seniors, including MasterWheatley, did blackwater rafting and afterwards he said it was better thanDisneyland (score one to us).Once we got backto camp, we werefree to relax for therest of the day. Ouronly other“session” was‘Questions andAnswers’ withseniors and MasterWheatley in theBush Chapel. Thisactually ended upbeing one of the(many) highlightsof the camp. Afterlearning aboutQuestion & Answer SessionMaster Wheatley’sbackground, thehistory of ITFNZ, the latest update on the Pakistanis and other assorted topics,we all joined Master Wheatley on the guitar in a sing-a-long, which ended upcontinuing all the way back to the dining-room and late into the night. We justwanted to make sure the rest of Ngaruawahia was awake….Wednesday:The final day (boo hoo!). Mrs Gummer organised a team of ladies to get revenge onMr Breese. They lay in wait in the bushes and ambushed him with water-bombswhile he was on his way to wake us up. Go Mrs Gummer! Of course, there wassome excess water-bombs left over, so after a group discussion, we decided to ‘honour’Mr D during his warm-up. Which we did. The warm-up this morning involvedgetting wet (a Zeus tradition for those few who don’t know!). Fortunately, he couldn’tfind any ice-cold rivers that were clean enough to swim in, so we used the poolinstead!Our last session of the day was free-sparring and plyometrics, after which we played“Ultimate Frisbee”. Mrs Livingstone got a little over-excited and crashed into thecorrugated-iron fence - of course with such team spirit in our team, we won! MasterWheatley had obviously decided that the 3 rd Dans and above hadn’t worked hardenough, because he made them do all the patterns, from number one right up tonumber 24. They were still going at lunchtime! Good on you, Sir!9


After lunch, we had presentations, with gifts for Master Wheatley and his wifeMala. Then everyone said goodbye to all their new and old friends and headedhome.SUMMARYAll in all, it was an excellent, well-run camp and I’d just like to thank everyonewho attended (Palmerston Nth and New Plymouth clubs had the biggest turn-out)and made it work. Thanks to the organisers, Mr Davidson and Mr Rimmer, and ofcourse Master Wheatley and Mala, who gave up their time to come all the way toNew Zealand and inspire us with their wisdom and awesome personalities. MasterWheatley wanted to know how much I charged for deleting negative comments,but of course there weren’t any! All comments I’ve heard regarding the camp werepositive and everyone who went felt it was absolutely worth it and didn’t want it toend. So, when is the next one???Joanne Davidson(1 st Dan, Te Awamutu)Master Wheatley and Mr Davidsondemonstrate destruction!Shane Taepa and Tonee FrancisMatthew Ward10


President’s CornerThank you Messrs Evan Davidson and James Rimmer and your team for runningthe World Camp 2000 at Ngaruawahia. Those who attended enjoyed the friendlyatmosphere and the varied programme. Thank you also to Master Wheatley forhis outstanding contribution to the success of the Camp.Thank you Mr Paul McPhail and Mrs Sue Breen for producing an imaginative andinnovative event calendar by profiling our senior Black Belts. Every TKD familyshould have one as a “collector’s item.” Enquire with your instructor for copies ofthis fantastic souvenir.The next kup grading will be conducted by Regional Examiners. The Executivesupports this innovation from the Grading Sub-committee. I hope you will form arapport with the Regional Examiners.I have written a few salient points on the Strategic Marketing Management Reportfor your information. Talk to your instructor or Regional Director if you have goodideas on how we can make ITFNZ more dynamic.STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT REPORTSome salient points from the conclusions and recommendations.Situation Analysis: There are many sports organisations and martial arts groupsin NZ. There is a low knowledge of martial arts organisations in NZ.Organisation Analysis: ITFNZ lacks direction. Must raise the profile of ITFNZ.Needs to spread influence into areas we presently do not have representation.Give more recognition to “outstanding” instructors and students. Get parents ofstudents involved. Provide more expertise in funding procurement.Structure and Communication: Appoint more office bearers to lighten the workof existing officials. Empowering office bearers. Appoint more assistant instructorsand train them to run new branches.Form alliances with like-minded organisations.Participation Motivations: Insufficient role models – particularly female ones.Some of the motivation factors are: social approval, camaraderie, skill development,fitness, competition and self-defence knowledge.11


ITFNZ Branding: More publicity on the meaning of the logo. Need to use regionalbrand e.g. “Taekwon Do Manawatu”, “Taekwon Do Wellington”.Make use of slogan such as: “disciplined body, focused mind, pure spirit” inpromotional materials.Promoting ITFNZ Taekwon Do: ITFNZ to mount a campaign using regionalTV, posters, radios and direct marketing.Tournaments: Charge an entry fee. Provide comfortable seating and environmentsuch as seating positions and clear viewing. Use “boxing” type announcements.Consider Tournament as an entertainment event.Seek active sponsorship. Invite participants from other Taekwon Do organisations.After reading the above, if you have good ideas to enhance anything please ring todiscuss them with your Regional Director or if you are interested in finding outmore about them please borrow the report from your Regional Director.Norman NgPresidentSNIPPETS from November Executive Committee Meeting· We are looking at a new ITFNZ formal uniform for the new millennium.· We are compiling a list of ITFNZ policies.· Mr Brett Kraiger of Wellington is now the Chairman of the Tournament Subcommittee.· The Universal Grant Scheme and the Gold Point Scheme are now ready forimplementation.· New branch at Otago University is starting this term.· Because we sent a team to the World Championship this year, there will be asubstantial deficit for 1999.· The organising region of the National tournament will retain all the profitmade on catering and the other profit/loss will be retained/borne by ITFNZ.12


From Mr Lowe...TKD is the one common thread that holds us all together. Other than that we are some1500 individuals, all with different interests outside of TKD, different hopes andaspirations, different cultures and upbringings. However, to a large number of otherpeople, Alcohol plays some part in their lives.[Part 1] Wine, Women and Song is an informative and light-hearted look at some ofthe lesser known effects of alcohol on the body.[Part 2] The Walk of Life outlines the benefits of walking as another activity optionon those days off. Sport science is continually providing answers to some of the questionsthat we are interested in that relate to training. Warming-up for activity is one sucharea of interest.[Part 3] Skip the Warm-Up offers an interesting how and why angle to the warmingupdebate.WINE WOMEN AND SONGLike it or not alcohol is a widely accepted part of our society. Last year Kiwis drankabout 6.8 litres of pure alcohol each. That translates into about 140 litres of beer. Youcan’t picture that? Then how about half a bath-full, or 14 paint buckets of it? Not abeer drinker, then how about five and a half buckets of table wine, four buckets ofsherry, or two buckets of rum? If teetotallers and children are removed from the equationthen that means there are adults who are drinking much more than that. Pretty scaryeh?By comparison Kiwis drank more than Americans (6.6 litres) but less than British(7.2) and Australians (7.8). Top of the chart were the French who drank 12.1 litres ofpure alcohol per head.People like to drink because in moderation alcohol releases our inhibitions and relaxesus; it brings out the joke telling, song singing. Drink more than we should and it canpunish us in many other ways.Alcohol affects us in different ways depending on factors such as speed of drinking,body weight, presence of food in the stomach, drinking history, body chemistry, type ofbeverage, social context and mood. It is a drug that affects the whole body but mostlythe central nervous system.Alcohol has some well-known short-term effects. It is often thought of as a stimulantthat makes people more lively and uninhibited. In small quantities it slightly increasesheart rate, increases blood flow to arms, legs and skin, lowers blood pressure, stimulatesappetite, increases gastric secretions and many other effects.13


Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol over long periods of time can lead to alcoholismand cause problems with parts of the gut and stomach. It is linked to cancer, especiallywhen combined with smoking and can be a cause of malnutrition. It can be verydamaging to major organs such as the heart, brain, and liver. In its most serious formthis type of damage can lead to death. While moderate amounts of alcohol (two standarddrinks a day for men and one for women) can give some protection from coronaryheart.What is excessive drinking? The amount of alcohol in a drink is measured in terms ofa unit called the “standard drink”. A standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.Here’s how many standard drinks there are in some servings:Number of standard drinks in some alcoholic beveragesAmount and type of alcoholic drinkNumber of standard drinks1 can or stubbie of beer at 5% 1.51 nip of spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka) 11 glass of fortified wine (sherry, port) 11 glass of table wine 11 bottle of fortified wine (sherry, port) 11.51 pint or handle of beer 21 jug of beer 41 bottle of table wine 7.51 bottle of spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka) 25In New Zealand, based on research done here and overseas, there are some guidelinesthat recommend upper limits for safe drinking. For men it is recommended that theydrink no more than 21 standard drinks per week, with a maximum of six in any onesitting. So that means no more than 14 cans of beer a week with a maximum of fourcans in a sitting. For women the limits are lower with a maximum of 14 standarddrinks (14 glasses of table wine say) per week and no more than four in one sitting.If you drink more than what is recommended in these guidelines then you drink toomuch. All the men’s problems as listed can occur if you drink more than five standarddrinks per session, two or more times per week. However, given that there isconsiderable variation in the way that alcohol affects individuals, then correspondinglynot everyone will suffer from the same health problems, even if their drinking habitsare the same.Binge and long term excessive drinking can also weaken bones in men. Bone formingcells are prevented from doing their job and calcium, a mineral that helps to hardenbone, is excreted into the urine.As if to add insult to injury, drink more than about 50 handles of beer a week for a longtime and men risk becoming more feminine. So the story goes.Now it’s time for women readers to stop laughing. While men seem to think that14


drinking alcohol makes them more of a man when in fact it doesn’t, However withwomen, science can say the opposite.Many of alcohol’s effects on women are also the result of it playing around with theproportions of oestrogen and testosterone. Yes women too have testosterone. Excessivedrinking especially in alcoholics, can increase the concentration of testosterone in theblood and make skin look old, increase waist to hip ratios, make the voice deeper, makethem more aggressive and may increase body hair. Moderate consumption of alcoholcan lead to delayed or a lack of ovulation and spontaneous abortion, while chronicheavy drinking can stop menstruation. It is difficult to prove a specific effect of alcoholon all women as their bodies come under the influence of different hormones at differentstages of their menstrual cycle.So the next time you decide to have an all night binge with the boys, or with the girlsfor that matter, spare a thought for what you might be doing to your body.THE WALK OF LIFEHands up all the couch potatoes who don’t do any exercise in between training sessionsdown at the club? The Hillary Commission TV advert tells us that we should be doingsomething active for 30 minutes a day if we are to stay in good shape. If you train onlytwice a week then there’s lots of time for you to be doing something else. Thoughtabout walking? Did you go out and do it or did you lie down until the feeling passed?You may have long suspected that walking is good for you so here is some evidence thatit really can get rid of those Christmas and New Year excesses.Walking of any sort, but long walks especially, are good for helping to remove dangerouschemicals from our blood and improve physical fitness. These were the conclusions ofa study conducted by a team of researchers led by Steve Bird, from the department ofsport and exercise science at Canterbury Christ Church University College in Kent.The study was reported in New Scientist (8 January 2000) magazine.Bird put a group of 56 normally inactive people through a programme of 18 weeks ofdaily walking. The group was divided into four sub-groups. A long-walking group didwalks of between 20 to 40 minutes every day. The “intermediate walkers” did twowalks a day of between 10 to 15 minutes. The short walking group did three walks aday of 5 to 10 minutes. The last group was the control and did what couch potatoes likedoing, as usual.The health and fitness of each group was measured at the beginning and end of the 18- week period. Bird found that the concentrations of “bad fats” in all the walkers hadreduced by the end of the study, but the long walkers’ drop was more than twice thereduction in intermediate walkers and five times that in short walkers. Theconcentration of these fats stayed the same in the couch potatoes. Long walkers alsoshowed an increase in the concentration of “good fats” that help to keep arteriesunblocked and working properly. Clogged arteries contribute toward coronary heartdisease and stroke.15


Tests of fitness showed less of a distinction between the walking groups. Measurementsof reductions in heart rate and blood lactate, a chemical that causes fatigue in muscles,were less clear cut but all three walking groups were a lot fitter than the control group.So the message is clear, daily walks can help extend your life. If long walks are notalways possible on your off days in between training, then try leaving your car somedistance from your place of work and walking the rest of the way. How about walkingduring your lunchtime? And the same goes for school kids. Get Mum to drop you offfurther away from school rather than at the gate. Putting your feet up in front of theTV with a bag of chips sucks – try the walk of life.Skip the Warm UpDon’t bother warming up before training because it won’t stop you from getting injured.So said a news article that made the headlines just before Christmas. The news raiseda few eyebrows and so some explanation was required.The discovery was announced as a result of a scientific study conducted by an Armyphysiotherapist. Rod Pope and colleagues, while working out of the University of Sydneyand Charles Sturt University, conducted a year long study of more than 2600 armyrecruits. The group was divided into two, with one group stretching particular legmuscles before exercise while the other did not stretch. The researchers found thatthere was no difference in the injury rates between the two groups.Unfortunately we were not told what type of stretching was done in the trial. Assumingthat the stretching was static then the results probably make sense. Static stretchingis the type where a limb is kept still while the muscle is slowly taken through its fullrange of motion. Static stretching can be harmful, as some evidence suggests thatstatic stretching done before dynamic exercise like Taekwon-Do movements, can actuallyincrease the chance of injury. This is because static stretching relaxes and cools downmuscles and makes them less responsive to stimulation. This is the complete oppositeof what we are trying to achieve by doing a warm up, which is preventing injury andpreparing the body for activity.Pope and his colleagues are now telling the army to not bother with stretching.Personally I would qualify that and say not to bother with static stretching during thewarm up, unless someone was chronically tight in a particular muscle. A popular andsafer approach these days is to warm up with dynamic stretching like arm swings andleg swinging. As long as it is done gently at first, dynamic stretching is better becauseit warms up the muscles with movements that are similar to proper Taekwon-Domovements. The correct place for static stretching is during the cool down phase at theend of training, where excited muscles are calmed, stretched and waste productsremoved.Pope’s study was reported NewScientist magazine (18 December 1999). Theinvestigation has been accepted for publication in a scientific journal, which meansthat the findings are not to be sneezed at.Mike Lowe16


ITFNZ TKD GOES INTERNETwith Web World, ITFNZ’s official internet providerWeb World makes a donation to ITFNZ everytime you surf on the net. Earn funds for camps,tournaments and other activities while having fun.Join Web World for:• Fast, efficient and Reliable Internet Access• Rates from 60cents Per Hour• No Joining Fees• 24 Hour Help desk• Super Easy Software SetupPhone: (09) 367-6488Fax: (09) 302-1414Email: don@page1.co.nz,7)1=&$/(1'$5The calendar has all the grading, tournament and seminar dates for the year - put togetherin a SPECTACULAR FASHION by Mr Paul McPhail - featuring all 12 of our most seniorinstructors in action. Calendars are selling for $10 plus postage and are now available fromyour club or from Mrs Sue Breen.ph (09) 521-3244025 277-9210fax (09) 528-414926 Merton Road, St Johns, Auckland.You can order via email:suebreen@monstar.co.nz.Master Leong has generously donated these books to ITFNZ, to help raise funds to supportthe ITF Taekwon-Do in Indonesia.7$(.:21'2%\0DVWHU/HRQJ:DL0HQJ7KHÃ&RPSOHWHÃ6\OODEXVÃDQGÃ*UDGLQJÃ0DQXDOÃWKÃ*XSÃÃVWÃ*XSÃÃÃÃà ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÓMany books on Taekwon-Do have recently been produced by instructors and masters of different levelsfor general reference. However, to date there has been nothing written specifically to equip Taekwon-Dostudents for their belt promotion test. For this reason, I have chosen to write this textbook to help youprepare stage by stage for your tests.” Master Leong Wai Meng, quote from p.21Contents include detailed information on the training secrets of TKD, theory of power, explanation oftenets etc, as well as detailed explanations and photographs of patterns, step sparring, breaking techniquesand self-defense at individual coloured belt levels. In addition, an ITFNZ Techniques Handbook is includedfor ITFNZ members, as some of the requirements for step sparring, breaking and self-defense differ fromthe book. A complimentary ITFNZ car sticker is also included.,IÃ\RXÃZRXOGÃOLNHÃWRÃVHHÃWKHÃERRN contact your Regional Director.All Regional Directors have been supplied with a sample copy.&RVWÃSHUÃERRNà $80.00 + postage (Auckland $4.00, rest of NZ $6.00). Please contact MrsPygott ( details below) for freight costs for more than one book. Send name, delivery address anda cheque toITFNZ SALES: P.O.Box 457, Silverdale, Auckland 146217


Regional News...Westown TKD – New Plymouth East TKD – Stratford TKDhttp://itfnz.org.nz/clubs/taranakiOn December 11 th 1999, Taranaki Taekwon-Do hosted their annual event at theMerrilands Hall – New Plymouth.Up until now, we have restricted the event to Taranaki clubs only, but we decidedto have a guest club – This being Ms Younger’s ‘Body Focus’ club.It was a great way to finish off the century. Thanks to all those who participatedand contributed on the day. It helped make the events run smoothly.Having other members whom we hadn’t seenbefore was great as it took us out of ourcomfort zone, and pushed us that little bitfurther than we were used to being pushed.There was a good standard of patterns.Sometimes the smallest thing such as thecorrect height for a kick, being the differencebetween winning and not.The sparring was eventful, with a great fightbetween Mr Ian Hayward and Mr MarkTrotter setting the standard of the day.The specialist events were a lot of fun, withthe flying sidekick competition being my pickof the day, with Derek Oldridge doingTaranaki proud.18


Results:Theory1 st adult- Jamie Denton (BF)1 st junior-Carolina Dillen (BF)PatternsWhite/yellow1 st - Alisha Oldridge (NPE)2 nd - Melissa Menehira (NPE)3 rd - Derek Oldridge (NPE)Green1 st - Amy Brines (BF)2 nd - Julie Yardley (NPE)3 rd - Jamie Denton (BF)Blue1 st - Melody Schweiger (NPE)2 nd - Anita Schweiger (NPE)3 rd - Carolina Dillen (BF)Red/Black1 st - Mark Trotter (BF)2 nd - Erica Fernandez (BF)3 rd - Ian Hayward (Strat)SparringMale Div. 11 st - Mark Trotter (BF)2 nd - Derek Oldridge (NPE)3 rd - Mike Yardley (NP)Woman Div. 11 st - Carolina Dillen (BF)2 nd - Anita Schweiger (NPE)3 rd - Julie Yardley (NPE)Boys Div. 11 st - Dale Borland (BF)2 nd - Conor Yardley (NP)3 rd - Rowan Beggs-French (NPE)Girls Div. 11 st - Alix Bartholomew (BF)2 nd - Erika Fernandez (BF)3 rd - Melody Schweiger (NPE)Boys Div. 21 st - Jason Pepper (Strat)2 nd - Dominic Yardley (NP)3 rd - Alex Lovell (NPE)Beginners Div.1 st - Jason Pepper (Strat)2 nd - Cameron Grierson (Strat)3 rd - Erin Grierson (Strat)DestructionAdult division1 st - Mike Yardley (NP)2 nd - Jamie Denton (BF)3 rd - Alisha Oldridge (NPE)Junior Div.1 st - Mark Trotter (BF)2nd- Dale Borland (BF)3 rd - Carolina Dillen (BF)Kids Div.1 st - Jason Pepper (Strat)2 nd - Kathleen Rosser (BF)3 rd - Erin Grierson (Strat)19


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Fund-raising the Tae-Bo wayAfter seeing the Billy Blanks advertisements on TV, I thought’ “I cando that”.We found out who would be interested, and decided to give it a go.Basically, we found some music that would be suitable for warm upsetc., and put Taekwon-Do moves to the music.We charge $3 per class. There is an option of a $20 concession cardfor 10 classes.A basic programme starts off with a light warm up, rising kicks toget started, then building up the tempo with blocking techniques,kicks, knees etc.As the whole idea was to do this for the public, we keep to fairly basictechniques. We have used it in a TKD class situation and used moreadvanced techniques.We warm down with a stretch, then demonstrate one or two techniquesthat we have used that evening, to show its application. i.e.:wedging block – They then know what they are doing, and generallyperform the techniques better for understanding.It’s a great way to get fit, flexible, have fun and make some moneyfor your club.Kirsten LivingstoneNew Plymouth East Instructor21


Auckland has a go at Taekwon-DoLast year, the Auckland Have-A-Go Day was held just a week before Christmas,which kept many of the usual punters away. Despite this, about 80 ITFNZ studentsturned out for the early morning combined training session preceding the day.Many students stayed back to help out as punters from around Auckland had a goat kicking pads or breaking boards. We joked and messed around – Have-a-go daysare also a great opportunity to try out new techniques, or hound senior studentsfor the answers to those tricky questions.For the first time in the last three years we were given the prime lunch time spotfor our demonstration. The Auckland Demonstration Team took advantage of thegreat black belt turnout to invite former members of the team and other seniors toparticipate. This meant that our current repertoire of breaks and items wascomplemented with old favourites such as Mr Andrew Niven and Mr Francis Fong’sself defence skit, – which they quickly recalled and rehearsed after more than ayear and a half’s absence!By early afternoon we were all feeling very lethargic. Fortunately, Mr Arthur Atutahiarrived. His enthusiasm motivated us to get back on our feet. Mr Atutahi soon hadanother training session going for over a dozen students and punters.The day wrapped up successfully, with many of us crossing the domain to enjoy MrJames Rimmer’s performance at “Christmas in the Park”, along with thousands ofother Aucklanders.The Auckland Have A Go Day is held in the domain every December. The AucklandDemonstration Team and other ITFNZ students also participate in Have A GoDays at the Manukau Velodrome, Long Bay Reserve and Orewa Beach in lateFebruary and early March.The Auckland Demonstration Team is currently in need of new members. Trialswill be held soon after the Auckland North and Counties Manukau RegionalTournaments. The team is open to all grades. For more information, visit our webpage on the ITFNZ website (www.itfnz.org.nz).Mark Banicevich, III DanAuckland Demonstration Team Coach22


Regional Reports...WAI/BOP/TARANAKIA big thank you to Mr. Davidson and Mr. Rimmer and their team of helpers forputting on a fantastic World Camp. Even though there was a lack of overseasparticipants I believe that everyone had a great time and enjoyed the presence ofMaster Wheatley.On behalf of the Wai/BOP/Taranaki region I would like to thank all the ITFNZstudents who attended the camp and made it so successful.As you can tell from the name our region is quite spread out and it has recentlyspread even further with the opening of our newest club, Stratford Taekwon-Do(South Taranaki), under Instructor Mr Ian Hayward, I Dan. Many Auckland peoplewill know Mr Hayward as he was very active in your region for a long time andwas the instructor of the Hillsborough club.The membership within our region is steadily growing and none more so than inTauranga were Mr. Rimmer has been averaging classes around the 40 students.On one particular night he had a class of 62 students. Unheard of in my time at theTauranga club. Here in Taranaki our student membership is pretty healthy. TheNew Plymouth East club (Instructor Mrs. Kirsten Livingstone) is the largest clubwith around 30 students. The New Plymouth Club closed down at the end of 1999and has been replaced by the Westown TKD club.Planned events for this year:• 16 April: Refs & Judges seminar. (Tauranga)• 3 rd & 4 th June: Regional Tournament (New Plymouth)• 8th October: Techniques seminar• Regional camp: date to be confirmed• Taranaki end of year tournament: date to be confirmedAs well as the above we shall be having our usual 3 gradings. Mr. Danny Ward isnow our regional Examiner and we look forward to seeing him in our region.This year’s Regional tournament shall be held over two days as it was in Taurangalast year with great success. It gives us a chance to spend a bit of time together andget to know each other.We have changed the format of our Regionals slightly to include sparring,destruction & theory test for all grades. The team spirit trophy is again up for23


grabs. This was a brain wave of Mr. Rimmer’s and is awarded to the club whichdisplays the tenets of TKD and, of course, those other facets of a good martialartist.Over the course of this year we shall be bringing you instructor profiles from withinour region and we are starting off with Mr. Rimmer in the next issue. This willmake very interesting reading.Until next time, take care and train hard.Neill Livingstone III DanRegional Director.SOUTH ISLANDA big year is planned for the South Island. The events pretty much kicked off inthis order, starting with Mr Nathan Mckendrick’s 21st birthday party in Blenheimon the 26th of February. [Happy birthday Nathan]Three colour belt gradings, one with Mr Paul McPhail, and we are honoured tohave two of the gradings taken by Mr Graham Patterson.Umpires course in Christchurch on the 15/4/2000.Regionals are to also be hosted by Christchurch some time in May or June.South Island will have a strong team to go to Wellington for the Nationals in July.Dunedin are to host the Techniques and Instructors courses on the 30/9/2000 and1/10/2000.The regional camp still has to have a date and venue organised, but we like toleave that one to later in the year.The last event of the year will be the Black Belt grading in Greymouth on 2nd and3rd of December.Financially the eight clubs have an equal split of the promotional money for thetwelve month period.24


The biggest changes in the South are the club and instructor roles.Riccarton TKD Instructor is now Mr Stuart Mayes, address 147 Matsons AveChristchurch, Phone 033520208, assistant Instructor Mr David Oliver and a specialthanks to David for all he has done for Christchurch.Change of postal address for Mr Jake Pearson, 10 Scott St Dunedin, phone 034561410.Welcome aboard Mr Kris Herbison, Head Instructor of Otago University ITFTaekwon-Do. Club starts up in March.Mr James Buchan is the new Instructor of Mosgiel. His postal address is RD1Outram, Phone 4861966, email john.buchan@xtra.co.nz.Uncle Grant as regional director has got a more permanent postal address, 226Main Sth Rd Green Island. Phone nights 03 4561410 or 0252140533 emailuncle_grant@hotmail.co.nz.On behalf of the South Island, have a good one and we will see you during the year.Grant EvansSouth Island Regional DirectorCENTRAL DISTRICTSBy the time this report goes to print all clubs within the region will have reopenedfor the New Year.With respect to personnel changes, year 2000 sees the resignation of Mr ShaneKelly and closure of the Awatapu College branch. Ms Julie Sandbrook takes overas the new instructor for the Massey University branch. Our first planned event isthe annual regional camp, this year being held at Forest Lakes, south of Levin, onApril 28-30. Following close behind will be the regional tournament in Levin, inMay.Mike LoweCD Regional Director25


WELLINGTONWell, all of the clubs in the region are back into full swing now following the NewYears break.One of the features of the year (already) was the World Camp in Ngaruawahia, awell-organised and carefully thought-out event. A thank you goes to MessrsDavidson and Rimmer and their band of assistants for running the camp. I canfully recommend participation at such events in the future to everyone.The first grading round for the year will soon be upon us, so that will be starting tooccupy the minds of the majority of students in the region. A novelty will be ournew Regional Examiner, Mr Davidson, who I am sure will bring his own flavour tothe event. I wish the best of luck to all involved.Not far beyond that - the Wellington Regional Tournament is also due, beingorganised this year by Brooklyn club’s Emma Ashman. This is everyone’sopportunity to try out for the team to represent Wellington at the NationalTournament, so I encourage everyone to be involved.The annual Wellington Region Winter Camp is booked for June at Camp Akatarawain the Akatarawa Valley - well known for it’s morning frosts and freezing river (it’sall good!).As most of you will already be aware, the Epsom National Tournament will be heldin Wellington this year in July. It will be a lot of hard work to top the efforts of lastyear’s tournament, but we will see what we can do!The last quarter of the year will see our annual Junior Tournament, a well-supportedevent for tournament novice white to green stripes.So, with these and other events coming up there should be enough to keep everyonemotivated.I look forward to seeing you all in Wellington in July and thank you in advance foryour support with this year’s Nationals.26


COUNTIES MANUKAUCounties Manukau had a very full year last year and has a lot of activities plannedfor this year. A large number of these are combined activities with are closeneighbours, Auckland North.We finished 1999 with an Auckland North / Counties Manukau combined trainingthat coincided with the Eta Have-a-Go-Day in the Auckland Domain and beganthe year with the Freshup Have-a-Go-Day in Manukau, followed our first EpsonUnder 18 Tournament. We have three of these tournaments scheduled this yearand they are complemented by the two planned Adult Tournaments.CM have members trialling for the Junior World Champs in Korea this year. Theirtraining has been under way since early in the new year.The Auckland Demonstration Team has been very busy this year with fourdemonstrations in February, further ones in March and some already organisedfor later in the year. The greater percentage of team members are drawn from theCounties Manukau Region.We are looking forward to the National Tournament in Wellington and plan toretain the rather large trophy we currently have on display.Please feel free to enter any of the planned tournaments (dates are in the 2000calendar). They are open to all ITF members.Yours in Taekwon-DoSue BreenCounties Manukau Regional DirectorINSTRUCTOR OF THE YEARSTUDENT OF THE YEARAWARDSNomination details will soon be sent to clubs for this inaugural event. We are planning tomake the presentations at an Awards Evening at this year’s National Tournament inWellington. This will be an annual event.27


ProfilePROFILE of MR NORMAN Y. NG4‘th Dan, President of ITFNZ, NZ Martial ArtsHall of FameAt age 61, Mr N.Y.Ng came out of Taekwon Doretirement to take up the Presidency of ITFNZ.While there are many in the martial art scene,who strive for higher rank this 4 th Dan BlackBelt is more interested in unity and bettermentof all martial art in general, and Taekwon Do inparticular. He was never concerned aboutachieving a higher rank.Born in Taishan, China, he became a NewZealander in 1960 when he was an engineeringstudent at the University of Canterbury. Aftergaining registration as a professional engineer, he took up a lecturing post at theUniversity of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.In 1966, he joined Master Low Koon Lin’s Taekwon Do class in Petaling Jaya.After three and half years training, he was awarded 1 st Dan Black Belt byGrandmaster Nam Tae Hi who was, at the time, General Choi Hong Hi’s righthand man, Chief Instructor for Singapore and Malayasia, and President of AsiaTaekwon Do Federation.In 1970 Mr Ng returned to New Zealand to start a career in the electricity industryin Palmerston North. He started the Palmerston North Taekwon do Academy. Aftermore than 30 years, the Academy still maintains its numerical strength as one ofthe foremost branch within International Taekwon Do Foundation of New Zealand(ITFNZ).The Levin branch he started in 1974 is still flourishing. Many of his students havebecome instructors, starting clubs in many parts of the country.During the early 1970’s Taekwon Do was unheard off and he expended a great dealof energy promoting it. He gave numerous demonstrations and advertisedextensively all over Manawatu and as far afield as Hawkes Bay. He liaised withkarate groups and assisted in refereeing in multiple style karate tournaments atthe Highland Games in Hastings.28


During the last 30 years, he has been a successful instructor actively fosteringrelations with other martial arts groups, maintaining a high standard of teachingand discipline and always instilling in his students the importance of the “Tenetsof Taekwon Do” – Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and IndomitableSpirit.During this period, he notched up a number of pioneering endeavours, whichcontinue to be used by ITFNZ.· In the mid 1970’s, he made contact with a Korean instructor from Sydney andwas instrumental in getting ITF clubs to affiliate with the Australianorganisation. In 1989, he was also among one of the most senior instructorswho supported dis-affiliation from the same organisation.· A founding member of ITFNZ, which was formed in March 1981 to run andpromote ITF Taekwon do in New Zealand. He was the Foundation’s firstTreasurer. This organisation continues to gather strength in student numbers,improving standards, updating teaching methods and promoting excellence inTaekwon Do throughout New Zealand.· He believes that students should have the opportunity to gauge their indomitablespirit, competitiveness and the application of techniques. He initiated localand regional Taekwon tournaments in the latter part of 1970’s culminating inorganising the first National ITFNZ Taekwon Do Tournament, in PalmerstonNorth, in 1981.He was the organiser of the first Oceania Training Camp held at MasseyUniversity in 1978, thus setting the standards for subsequent National andWorld Camps. It was the first occasion Taekwon Do hit the TV News. In thesame year, he organised the first public Taekwon Do demonstration to be seenby paying patrons at the Palmerston North Opera House.· From 1989 until his retirement in 1995, he was one of the founding members ofthe Grading Sub-Committee of ITFNZ. In conjunction with his fellow examiners,Messrs Paul McPhail and Evan Davidson, he designed the Black Belt gradingsyllabus and was on the Black Belt examining panel.His long service to Taekwon Do was recognised by the martial arts communityresulted in his being inducted into the NZ Martial Arts Hall of Fame in December1997.Marketing Sub-committee 200029


Taekwon-Do Word FindHere is a wordfind by: .Conor Yardley - 4th kupNew PlymouthT K D K G F S D B M X V U TA Y T E C Z H E J J H J L OE E R E R H W D A I Z C B IK S D F G J O A J R L M N GW E R T Y S N N U U U I O YO W E R A T H G J G I O P EN Q R N A S Y U D I D F G HD G H Y P O O N U J J Z I IO J L J O O N G G U N M G GK J K L Z X C V B F N M K AJ H G G F D S A T Q W E A HY U L G O K O I U T Y R M CWORDS.TAEKWONDO YULGOK I.T.F.N.Z CHONJIJOONGGUN T.K.D. DANGUN CHAGIWONHYO DOSAN MAKGI TOIGYEWANTED TO BUYA second-hand condensed encyclopaedia.Wayne Cameron - 06 355 377630


FROM THE WORLD CAMPWhy do we say “Taekwon” when we bow?Someone asked this at the World Camp question-and-answer session. Although itbrought out some interesting trivia, nobody really had the answer.By coincidence, General Choi himself answered the question in an interview withTaekwon-Do Times (Vol 20 No 1, January 2000).When our art was developing into maturity it was known by many names, includingTang Soo, Kong Soo and Kwon Bub. An advisory committee was established tounify the art under a single name. On 11 April 1955, the committee accepted thename submitted by General Choi: “Taekwon-Do”. To spread the new name throughexisting schools (many of which were in the military), General Choi orderedTaekwon-Do soldiers to say “Taekwon” when they bowed to each other.This has been the Taekwon-Do tradition ever since, although the practice was lostin New Zealand until a few years ago.Your instructor has a copy of the January 2000 issue of Taekwon-Do Times. Theissue includes an excellent 15 page interview with General Choi Hong Hi, thefounder of Taekwon-Do.Mark BanicevichIII Dan, Papakura Branch(NB Quantities strictly limited; first in first served)/LPLWHG(GLWLRQ&'5206HW/HJDF\7.'(QF\FORSDHGLD&RQWHQWVÃLQFOXGH All 24 patterns performed in 4 different directions, movement by movementEvery page from the 15 volume Encyclopedia digitally reproduced.The General’s Story, including photographs and his vision for the future200 Korean words and phrases explained and spoken by Master Choi Jung Hwa0LQLPXPÃV\VWHPÃUHTXLUHPHQWVÃIBM 486/66, 16MB RAM,30MB hard disk space, 16 bit sound card, Windows 95&RVW $250.00 incl postage anywhere in NZITFNZ members: $230.00 incl postage anywhere in NZSend name, delivery addressand a chequeto ITFNZ SALESP.O.Box 457SilverdaleAuckland 146231


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