Whangarei branch welcomes new Black Belt!

Congratulations to Mika Lumbera from the Whangarei branch of Pacific Sun Taekwondo for passing her Junior Black Belt examination!

Mika has been training at the branch for five years and now begins work in training towards a future 1st Dan Black Belt test.

Congratulations Mika – well deserved!

2024 grading dates announced!

Grading dates for 2024 have been announced! Time to mark them in your calendars!

– Monday April 29
– Monday August 12
– Monday November 25

– Thursday April 4
– Thursday August 8
– Thursday November 21

– Tuesday April 2
– Tuesday August 6
– Tuesday November 19

– Monday April 1
– Monday August 5
– Monday November 18

Whangarei Central branch returns tomorrow

Time to get back to work after all of that yum Christmas eating!

Whangarei Central branch returns tomorrow with juniors training 6pm-7pm and seniors training 6pm-7.30pm! We’ll resume normal class times in February.

See you tomorrow!

November/December 2023 Grading Dates announced!

Dates for our November/December 2023 gradings have been announced!

Whangarei – Monday November 27
Auckland – Thursday November 30
Christchurch – Monday December 4
Wellington – Tuesday December 5

Best of luck to all students in their training as they prepare for our next grading!

Whangarei Central branch move back to WGHS

Whangarei Central branch of Pacific Sun Taekwondo are pleased to announce the return of both training nights to Whangarei Girls High School!

Previous COVID restrictions caused the branch to split trainings across two facilities, but we’re now in a position to move the branch fully back to WGHS – a location the branch has had an association with for over 25 years!

If you’re interested in training at our Whangarei Central branch, please contact Senior Instructor Dion McCracken to find out more!

August 2020 grading dates announced

Dates for our August 2020 gradings have been announced as below:

Christchurch – Monday 17th August
Wellington – Tuesday 18th August
Opua – Friday 21st August
Whangarei – Saturday 22nd August
Auckland – Thursday 27th August

Best of luck to everyone who grades!

2016 Grading Dates

2016 grading dates have just been announced and are as below:

March 2016

Auckland                       Thursday 17

Bay of Islands               Friday 18

Whangarei                    Saturday 19

Christchurch                 Monday 21

Wellington                    Tuesday 22

June 2016

Auckland                     Thursday 16

Bay of Islands             Friday 17

Whangarei                  Saturday 18

Christchurch               Monday 20

Wellington                   Tuesday 21


 Auckland                    Thursday 3

Bay of Islands             Friday 4

Whangarei                   Saturday 5

Christchurch                Monday 7

Wellington                   Tuesday 8

PSTKD Camp 2015

The 2015 camp was a great opportunity for taekwondo, training, running, patterns, free sparring…  and more taekwondo. Thank you to the wider Whangarei team for their co-ordination of the successful weekend, and the crucial kitchen team who kept the students well nourished so that they could learn as much as possible.

60+ students and instructors gathered on Friday evening for a combined training session in the main hall, with black belts continuing to train while the juniors had supper and prepared for bed. Saturday began with a basic fitness at 6am, which was a energising start to the day. Following breakfast, small groups broke away to focus on patterns and how to improving the power behind each individual pattern technique.

A surprise for the group was a visit from Phil Thompson, from Protect Self Defence. Phil was known to a number of the instructors, as he also had achieved a level of 2nd Dan Black Belt under Grandmaster Trevor Dicks prior to his specialisation in the teaching of self defence.

Students under 14 had an hour with Phil learning about personal safety and how to manage difficult situations, then went to enjoy the campgrounds waterslide and flying fox as the adults worked with Phil on some more intense scenarios of confrontation.

If you’ve heard about these sessions and would like to know more, please check out http://www.protectselfdefence.co.nz/ 


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