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28/9/2017
END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS FUNCTION
Please note in your diaries :)
26/2/2017
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
When you have had a long association with competing at the World Champs level you make some pretty good friends! :) Look who turned up at the Leong's with the Meleisea's after the IIC! Grandmaster Lan having a more relaxed time with his old Kiwi pals! Lovely to see and a great occasion!
24-26/2/2017
IIC WEEKEND
NZ hosted the 115th International Instructors Course and Dragon's Spirit was there! 179 participants from NZ, Oz, Malaysia and even one from Finland. A wonderful time training with friends around NZ and learning from the best - Grandmaster Hector Marano, Grandmaster Ung Kim Lan and of course our own Master Paul McPhail. An absolute honour to be there.

A full report can be read here:
ITKD FULL REPORT by Mrs Sonya Robinson.
23/2/2017
The IIC is just around the corner! Lots of visitors dropping in for a last minute pattern brush-up. Great seeing Mr. Kelly and Mr. Van Beelen from Universal TKD Sunshine Coast. Also Mr. Andrews! Dragon's Spirit Wanganui and Mr. Thompson Extreme Pukekohe and Mr. Bowden from Southern Cross Taekwon-Do Academy Palmerston North!
18/12/2016
2017 NEW YEAR START DATE
Training will resume for all members on Monday 16th January 2017. So see you all then!! Not to much Christmas Pudding or else the first 'Tabata' will be a killer :) !!!
17/12/2016
HWARANG AWARDS 2016
Well done to our 2016 recipients of the 'Hwarang Awards'! Your effort throughout the year has been outstanding and you deserve the recognition! Awesome work Dragon's!!
(click full screen on the slideshow below to see the certificates and recipients)
7/12/2016
DECEMBER BLACK BELT GRADING 2016!
Congratulations to Nirisha Singh and Conrad Laulu for achieving their 1st Degree Black Belt at the final BB Grading for the year. You guys did us proud! Thanks to the organising team - Afi, Don, Phil and Matt, and to the catering Mums, marshalls and helpers.
16/5/2016
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST 1ST DANS!
Very well done to Alex, Liam, Caitlin, Carolyn, Albert and Shilpa. Wonderful comments from the Examiners on your effort and preparation. Everyone at Dragon's Spirit is extremely proud of you and especially myself. Thank you and acknowledgment to Mr. Doogan who spent countless trainings grooming this young group of hopefuls plus all the other members of the Black Belt Team who guided and supported. Awesome effort guys!
3/4/2016
Under 18 #1 2016 Tauranga - Great Result for Dragon's Spirit
Well done to the following students for their amazing effort...
  • Simran gold sparring, pattern pre-arranged, silver power, silver specialty 
  • Kartik gold sparring, silver patterns 
  • Malakai gold patterns 
  • Alex gold sparring, gold power, silver specialty, bronze patterns
  • Sean gold pre-arranged, gold patterns, gold power, bronze sparring
  • Caitlin gold patterns, gold sparring, silver specialty
  • Liam gold patterns, gold sparring, gold specialty 
Future World Champions!!! The club was number one for the day!! See below.
5-6/3/2016
ITF Australian Open
A huge congratulations to Sean and Alex Hakeagatoa for taking the opportunity to attend the ITF Australian Open. They both had fantastic results! See below:

Sean
  • Gold in black belt pattern
  • Silver in specialty
  • Bronze in sparring
  • Gold in team sparring
Alex
  • Gold in patterns
  • Bronze in breaking in the adult section
  • Gold in team sparring
The whole club is very proud of your efforts! Well done!
7/2/2016
DOWNLOAD THE FIRST NEWSLETTER FOR 2016
Info on Annual Fees, CM Regionals, BB Academy & 2016 Grading Dates.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS
Dragon's Spirit 2016 Start Newsletter.pdf
click to download
17/12/2015
OUR NEWEST BLACK BELTS @ DRAGON'S SPIRIT!

A huge congratulations to Simran Kumar, Savanah Wijohn, Tyson Pula, Sean Hakeagatoa and Mabel Tata for successfully gaining their 1st Degree Black Belts at the 2015 Dec. Black Belt Grading. A huge well done to Ms. Yu too! For successfully passing to 2nd Degree Black Belt. It was a hard road for you all but you put in the work and perseverance! We are all very proud of you!
- Mr. Raukura (Head Instructor).
 27/9/2015 - 5/10/2015
MR. RAUKURA AND MR. DOOGAN ON THE TUL TOUR!!

An amazing Taekwon-Do adventure was had Sept/Oct by Mr. Raukura and Mr. Doogan. The Tul Tour to South Korea was an opportunity not to be missed and enabled training at historical significant places throughout the country. Also included was a trip to the DMZ, cultural experiences and lots of great Korean Food.  See : http://tultour.org for more info.
6/7/2015
DRAGON'S SPIRIT MEMBERS EXCEL AT NZ NATIONALS IN CHRISTCHURCH!

Congratulations to Counties Manukau for taking out the Nationals for 2015! Well done to all our Dragon's Spirit members who contributed to the win! Your hard-work, perseverance and will to succeed paid off! Awesome effort!

Results

Power - Gold: Ashley, Tyson, Mabel. Silver: Mr Doogan and Alex. Bronze: Liam
 
Sparing - Gold: Liam, Karthik, Simran, Mabel. Silver: Caitlin. Bronze: Tyson, Shaun and Alex.
 
Patterns - Gold: Alex. Silver: Karthik. Bronze: Mabel, Shaun, Simran and Liam.
 
Special - Bronze: Mr Doogan and Liam.
 
Team Patterns:  Gold
Pre-arranged : Silver
Team Sparring, Special, Power : Gold Mr Doogan
15/6/2015
LATEST PEE WEE TOURNAMENT - Dragon's Spirit Champ's!

Well done to all the kids who just participated at the Pee Wee Tournament on Sunday.
  • Karthik - 1st Power, 3rd Patterns and special award for best etiquette.
  • Caitlin - 3rd Specialty and 2nd Patterns
  • Liam - 1st Sparring and 1st Specialty
Awesome effort!
22/5/2015
The New Zealand Team Departs!

At 2:30pm today the NZ Team departed for the World Champs in Venice, Italy. Thanks to all the Dragon's Spirit members who came down to the airport to give your best wishes and support. Go NZ! And go hard Brendan, Angel, Daniel and Mitchell!!
20/5/2015
Two New Dragon's Spirit Black Belts!

Well done to Mihika Mehta (A-Pass) and Arushi Shetty (Pass) for recently gaining their 1st Degree Black Belts at the Auckland Dan Grading in Glendowie! They both performed outstandingly and represented themselves and the club with pride!
12/4/2015
U18's First Tournament 2015 - Tauranga

Congratulations to everyone who traveled down and competed, an awesome effort. Many thanks to the supporters and parents.

Results:
Patterns: Savanah - Gold, Alex - Gold, Caitlin - Gold, Karthik - Gold, Ashley - Silver, Sean - Silver, Liam - Silver, Mabel - Bronze, Simran - Silver.

Power: Alex - Gold

Sparring: Ashley, Karthik, Mabel - 1st Place
Sean, Simran, Caitlin - 2nd Place
Alex, Liam - 3rd Place

Specialty: Alex and Caitlin - 1st Place
23/03/2015
2015 GRADING DATES CONFIRMED
  • Thurs April 23rd – Examiner : Kane Raukura
  • Thurs August 6th – Examiner : Master McPhail
  • Mon December 7th – Examiner : Master Bhana
Regards, Mr. Raukura - Head Instructor.
15/12/2014
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Kurt Bagby, Noel and Ashley Porter, Paschalia Tupou and Lua Mose. Dragons Spirit's latest Black Belts!
  • Kurt Bagby - "A" Pass to 1st Dan
  • Ashley Porter - "A" Pass to 1st Dan
  • Noel Porter - "A" Pass to 1st Dan
  • Lua Mose - Pass to 1st Dan
  • Paschalia Tupou -  Pass to 1st Dan
All the hardwork and determination paid off. Well done, we are all very proud of you!!
12/12/2014
Club Hwarang Awards 2014 - Well done to all of this years recipients! We are all very proud of you!
  • Top Gup Student of the Year - Nirisha Singh
  • Top Black Belt of the Year - Angel McCreedy
  • Top Supporter of the Year - Mel Hakeagatoa
  • Warrior of the Year - Ashley Porter
  • Competitor of the Year - Ashely Porter
  • Taekwon-Do Family of the Year - The Kumar's
12/12/2014
Dragon's Spirit celebrated 2014 with its end of year Christmas Function at the club. Many thanks to all the helpers that assisted in making it a great event! Big thanks to Mrs. Leong for organising the "Boot Camp"! IT WAS AWESOME! Big thanks to the Mums with the food and the men with the BBQ.  Cheers to Matt Pilcher with the candy floss and slurpy machines! Huge thanks to everyone who lent a hand cleaning up. Boot camp images below. 
9/12/2014
Final Gup Grading for 2014 took place this evening at 6.30pm. Well done to those testing for a long grading with lots of senior gups being put through their paces.
GRADING RESULTS HERE
7/12/2014
Well done to our 5 Black Belt hopefuls this weekend. Kurt Bagby, Lua Mose, Paschalia Tupou, Ashley and Noel Porter. They put on a great show and did the club proud. Some images below and video on the Facebook feed.
16/11/2014
Congratulations to Ashley Porter. Overseries winner for the 2014 Peewee Series!
25/07/2013
Congratulations to Kurt Bagby, 4th Place in the mens 30 and over category at the World BMX Champs Auckland. Video below!

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2018 TUL TOUR INFORMATION

Sadly, due to the current world situation with North Korea and tensions in the area. The 2018 Tul Tour has been cancelled. Hopefully at a later date, a new tour will be organised.