Be Lightning - Hit Like Thunder
Getting Started with Northwind Taekwondo
Beginners Course for 2023
An entry level martial arts program for which any able body person will be able to partake in. Course covers traditional forms, kicking and striking, joint locking, off balancing and landing techniques, defense against weapons and unarmed opponents, Korean history and culture based around Taekwondo, courtly manners and discipline, physical fitness & conditioning and technical knowledge behind the martial art.
All courses are skill and knowledge based therefore practice and repetitive learning is required to be done on the students own time, not class time. All students are expected to remember what they have been taught in previous lessons as previous lessons will not be repeated until the last 2 weeks of the course. To pass the courses well, practice for 60 -90 min 5-6 days a week every week. Always do as the instructor asks and you will always do exceptionally well. Click here to contact us . NB: This is program is designed for adults with some slight modifications to cater for children over the age of eight years.
It is expected adults will achieve their black belt in 3-5 years. Students starting as a teenager are expected to achieve their black belt in 5-7 years. Students starting as a pre-teen (8-12years) are expected to achieve their black belt in 7-10 years.
The Beginners course is followed by the; 'Junior Grade Course', 'Senior Grade Course' and 'Black Belt Program' (Novice, Expert & Masters courses)
Send a written request for an application pack by email or regular post. Or call direct (028) 4007550 to make an appointment to meet with the Head Coach, who can give you all the information and answer all the questions you have.
Ask to come and watch a class being taught as a visitor and attend the class if you wish. At the end of the first or second class; you will be given a registration form for Northwind TKD. When you are ready complete the form and pay the annual $35 fee. You now have special access to classes and the privilege of the 'Northwind Uniform Guarantee', 'Uniform Trade Back Program', and members-only area on the website 'Club House'
Return for an additional free class if needed.
When you are ready to start a course of learning, tell the head coach and they will give you two enrolment forms to complete. a) 'Course of Learning Application' Complete & return the form and start your preparation for promotion. Teaching fees are discussed at this point. b) Complete the ITA Registration form, and pay the registration fee of $35. Now you can buy an ITA Uniform. Uniforms can take up to 14 days to arrive due to availability (if not already in stock). Pre-Loved uniforms can cost between $5 and $59 and New uniforms will cost $99. (click here for more information)
Pay for your uniform when it arrives (unless prepaid)- Receive your uniform
At the end of your first term of training, complete your first belt exam and pass.
Teaching fees: a) Session by session (pay as you learn) can be paid in cash in a white envelope with the name, amount, and type of service/goods written on the envelope. place the envelope on the teacher's table at the front of the hall on arrival. No receipt will be given, All payments will appear on a monthly statement. b) once the student has attended for 6 months it is possible to set up an account with Northwind-Athletics.com and have all expenses incurred billed by invoice each month. Invoicing occurs at the end of the month, and payment is required before the 20th of the month.
Term by Term 'teaching fee subscription' is available for Junior grades and above.
Annual contract Subscriptions are available and include: Teaching fees, Belt exam fees, international rank certification fees, examiner fees, any renewal fees for the following year, Club admin fees, and any other equipment or merchandise you want are built into your tailor-made monthly/weekly/fortnightly subscription. An appointment with a Northwind-Athletics.com official is required to process this agreement as per the New Zealand laws for providing finance and financial advice. Please read through the agreement form prior to the appointment. Doc. NB: This is essentially a finance agreement requesting credit with Mr. Paul A. Hicks t/a Northwind Athletics.
Well done you are now a full-fledged New student of Taekwondo. As a member of Northwind TKD, you are permitted to attend all seminars, camps, demos, and other functions. Combined Training will always be free to Northwind TKD members. Though to partake in regular weekly term lessons you must enroll in a course of learning by completing an application form along with teaching fees for the term.
Additional equipment, badges, study materials and special events will be required as the student progresses through the ranks.
Black Belt Promotion Exams and related fees are not included in monthly teaching fees.