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14 year old David Marner passes 1st Dan examination

At just 14 years of age, Hutt City branch student David Marner successfully passed his 1st Dan Black Belt examination.

Formerly a Junior Black Belt, David’s accomplishment is one that is even more impressive considering the physical requirements are challenging for adults.

“Getting to be a 1st Dan has been a goal …

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Whangarei Instructors gain Protect Self Defence Accreditation

Three Instructors from the Whangarei Central Branch of Pacific Sun Taekwondo recently qualified as Protect Self Defence Accredited Trainers (Level 1). Senior Instructor Dion McCracken and Instructors Sam Butturini & Chris Dick joined an exclusive group of just 20 people in New Zealand who have gained the qualification.

Protect Self …

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New 3rd Dan Black Belt amongst March grading honours

Over a decade of hard work paid off for Senior Instructor Brian Williams from the Ngunguru branch of Pacific Sun Taekwondo when he successfully passed his 3rd Dan Black Belt examination in Whangarei on March 17.

Senior Instructor Brian has been training with the organisation for over 15 years and students from his branch were …

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New “Dans” throughout country for Pacific Sun Taekwondo!

The November 2011 gradings have proven to be a massive success for Pacific Sun Taekwondo, with an unprecedented number of new Dans earnt!

It all began on Saturday November 5 in Whangarei, as Senior Instructor Dion McCracken passed his 3rd Dan Black Belt examination, and was soon followed by Ben Currie, Logan Hamlin and Hamish …

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Parent’s Night a “real eye opener”

6th Kup Student Tia Sakey teaches her father, Gary, Saju Chirigi

The Whangarei Central Branch of Pacific Sun Taekwondo held its first ever “Parent’s Night” on August 23, which proved a “real eye opener” for students and parents alike!

Junior students brought their parents, family and friends to the branch and proceeded to …

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