Haidong Gumdo

Black Belt Presentations

Last night, Haidong Gumdo New Zealand celebrated the raising of Grace and Sophia Tak to 1st Dan Black Belts. The sisters have trained and competed at the Budo South Martial Arts club for the past 3 and a half years. Next for Grace and Sophia is competition- competing at Black…


2018 Mulimpia

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A long week ends

Starting the weekend before with a coloured belt grading, and ending with a mini-tournament. All our players/students had a good time, even with the stress of the gradings. Next up is a Haidong Gumdo demonstration at the NZUTA Taekwondo National Championships (2nd June) and then a Black Belt grading to…


Ben Harr – 2nd Dan

Papamoa Haidong Gumdo Instructor, Ben Harr, has been elevated to 2nd Dan. Ben undertook his grading in September, 2017 – the grading was videoed which was then in turn sent to Oceania President, Master Jung Il Oh (based in Brisbane, Australia). Master Oh’s recommendation was then sent to Haidong Gumdo…


Haidong Gumdo Papamoa – a new Club

One of our Black Belts, 2nd Dan Ben Haar, has opened his own club up in Papamoa. Operating under the guidance of resident Taekwondo Instructor, Master Karl Warren, Ben is offering his Haidong Gumdo class at 630pm (to 8pm) on Wednesdays. The venue is located at Unit 7 / Ashley…


Black Belt training in Tauranga

Getting ready for the changes in timetable, Master Garry, Ben, Sean and Andrew have been Black Belt training on Saturdays. This session was a mix of patterns and bamboo. It was time to get the blades sharpened…


Grading September 2017

The mid year gradings for Haidong Gumdo have begun. Sunday at the Mulimpia, May and Alex graded to Black belt. Then travelling to Whakatane, Dan, Levi, Shayne and Noah graded. Wednesday saw Ben, Andrew, Lee, Jeremy, Sophia, Cody and Jessie graded. Finally, at the end of September, there will be…




Details for Sunday 3rd September- NZ Mulimpia

Good morning all, Please find attached the draw and schedule for Sunday. Also below are notes from the Tournament Director – Jamie Carpenter A Reminder for Instructors and competitors for the New Zealand Mulimpia: Competitors are required to bring their own mouth guards and sparring gloves Shoes are compulsory for…