About us

An International Taekwon-Do affiliated club

Come train with us!

All ages are welcome

The Hamilton Club currently trains at the Beerescourt Indoor Bowls Hall, Beerescourt Park in Maeroa Road, Hamilton. We are part of the Midlands region which includes Bay of Plenty and Waikato clubs.

All ages train together and beginners are welcome to attend a few sessions to see if Taekwon-do is a good fit for them.  We do have a separate kids class for those aged 5-7 which is on Sunday only.

A typical training night includes stretching and warm-up, pattern work, pad work, self-defence, sparring and can include board breaking.

The Hamilton club trains in an open and collaborative atmosphere that encourages students to learn and give of their best.


Mini-Kids Class

Sunday 5:00-5:45pm
Aged 5-7, all ranks

Junior rank class

Sunday 5pm-6pm
& Thursday 6pm-8pm
Aged 8+ White belts to Green stripes

Senior rank Class

Tuesday 5:30pm-7:00pm
& Thursday 6pm-8pm
Aged 8+ Green belts and above

Success Stories

  • epernay
    Ms Epernay Carta grades to 1st Dan
    December 2019 Grading
  • umpires2019
    Mr Eccles Umpires in ITF World Champs
    Inzell Germany 2019
  • sophie_bb
    Sophie Daborn Selected for ITF World Champs Team
    Sophie is the first member of the Hamilton club to ever have been selected in a NZ team and we are super duper proud of her.
  • club to wordl cup
    Club trip to World cup sydney
    Competitors and Supporters travelled to the ITF TKD World Cup in Sydney 2018
  • ash_tony
    Ashleigh and Tony Phillips 1st Dan
    Father and Daughter graded in 2018 to 1st dan
  • sophie_bb
    Sophie Daborn grades to 1st dan - December 2017
    Sophie graded to 1st Dan December 2017.
  • dave_sidekick
    Mr Blackwell Grades to 2nd Dan - May 2017
    In May of 2017 Mr Blackwell graded successfully to 2nd Dan.
  • mary_2016
    Mrs Daborn Grades to 2nd Dan
    In July of 2016 Mrs Daborn graded successfully to 2nd Dan.
  • charbreak2
    Charlotte Blackwell 2nd Dan
    Mrs Blackwell was promoted to 2nd Dan on December 6th 2015
  • 2015-09-19-group
    Midlands Black Belt Grading
    September 2015
    Congratulations to the five members of our club that graded to 1st Dan with examiners Master Rimmer (7th dan) and Mr Graham (6th Dan).

National Connections

The Hamilton Club is part of ITFNZ in New Zealand

The International Taekwon-Do Foundation of New Zealand (ITFNZ) is an Incorporated Society comprised of about 100 affiliated clubs throughout the country. ITFNZ is recognised by SPARC and is run by an elected Board of Director, assisted by a Management Committee of instructors elected to represent the six ITFNZ regions. ITFNZ holds regular gradings for both coloured and black belts, runs tournaments throughout the year, and offers camps and seminars for those who wish to participate.

International Taekwon-Do was first registered in New Zealand as an Incorporated Society in 1981 and is today recognised as a "National Sporting Organisation" by Sport New Zealand. Each and every year since then International Taekwon-Do has run regional and National Tournaments for its members, as well as hundreds of other events.


International Connections

ITFNZ is part of the International Taekwon-Do Federation

ITFNZ is affiliated to the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF).
ITF was founded on March 22, 1966 in Seoul (South) Korea, by General Choi Hong Hi, who developed Taekwon-Do, to promote the teaching of this martial art.

ITFNZ regularly sends teams to the ITF Junior and Senior world Championships, and we have produced several world champions and medalists.  In 2011 New Zealand hosted the World champs in Wellington and improved the ranking to first, with many records set. The 2015 World Champs were in Jesolo Italy where NZ won 14 Golds, 8 Silver and 13 Bronze to win best overall country.

(ITFNZ rebranded to International Taekwon-Do July 2010)


Training Hard, Grading Easy; Training Easy, Grading Hard

General Choi Hong Hi