Welcome Bay Hall
Our Weekly Training Sessions
Wednesdays 6.00pm to 7.45pm (105mins)
- Fitness, technique, self defence, poomcae (patterns)
Thursdays 6.00pm to 7.45pm (105mins)
- Fitness, technique, sparring practice
Senior Sparring Practice Example
Junior Sparring Practice Example
New members are welcome
New members aged 6 to 65 years old are welcome:
Come and try us for 1 or 2 sessions for free
Just wear some athletic clothes.
If you want to join up, you’ll need to purchase a Taekwondo uniform.
Once you have your Yellow belt, we encourage you to buy protective gear so you can join our sparring practice sessions.
|Individuals or pairs:||$60/month per person|
|Family:||$150/month for a family of 3 or more people|
Do you want to…
- Learn new skills?
- Challenge yourself?
- Develop your fitness and flexibility?
- Build up your confidence?
- Learn self defence techniques?
- Become more disciplined?
- Make new friends?
Then joining OTTC and learning Taekwondo is an excellent choice.
What is Taekwondo?
The literal translation for Tae Kwon Do is “kicking,” “punching,” and “the art or way of.”
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art (and popular Olympic sport).
In this martial art, participants attack or defend with feet and hands without any weapons.
Participants wear a uniform, known as a dobok.
The OTTC club is affiliated with:
- Taekwondo New Zealand (TNZ)
- World Taekwondo (WT, formerly known as World Taekwondo Federation)
Our Team / Contact Us:
Renato “Rene” Claveria-Oficial
Club Manager (for all enquiries):
Mobile: 022 096 2886
Tauranga Taekwondo Tournaments:
We love to attend local Taekwondo tournaments (5 per year) and we are competitive in both poomcae (pattern) competitions and sparring competitions.
Your attendance to these tournaments is optional but encouraged because of the benefits of testing your skills and knowledge new opponents
We also travel to New Plymouth and Wellington for tournaments once a year
Belt Levels / Colours
- White belt
- 8th grade: Yellow low
- 7th grade: Yellow high
- 6th grade: Green low
- 5th grade: Green high
- 4th grade: Blue low
- 3rd grade: Blue high
- 2nd grade: Red low
- 1st grade: Red high
- Black belt 1st dan
- Black belt 2nd dan to 10th dan
How to progress to higher Taekwondo belts:
Everyone starts at white belt.
We have 2 grading sessions per year
If you work hard you can move up 2 levels (1 belt colour) per grading session
To progress to a higher level or belt you need to demonstrate a higher level of
- fitness & flexibility
- more complicated kicks
- more complicated poomcae (patterns)
- more complicated self-defence techniques