International Taekwon-Do (NZ)
Eastern Taekwon-Do is an affiliated club of International Taekwon-Do, which is well established in New Zealand, with the organisation having approximately 90 schools nationwide. The first of these was established in Palmerston North, 1970. On 28 March 1981 the name International Taekwon-Do Foundation was chosen and registered as an incorporated society. Since then the organisation have grown into a well organised network of schools, who come together regularly for seminars, camps and tournaments. International Taekwon-Do's organisational structure consists of a Council, Board of Directors, Advisory Panel and a CEO. All our schools have officially certified instructors who are required to keep their instructor qualifications and first aid certificate current.
All gradings are conducted by appointed examiners of at least 4th Dan Black Belt in rank, so our standards are maintained at the highest level. We have been active in many international events such as the Sharp International Tournament in Wellington, 1985, which received national television coverage and attracted participants from all over the world. It was our organisation that performed in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and we hosted the ITF World Championships in Wellington, 2011, winning best overall country. We are affiliated to the International Taekwon-Do Federation and recognised as a National Sporting Organisation by Sport New Zealand.