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Welcome to the Hawkes Bay International Taekwon-Do Federation (HBITF) Official website!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Taekwon-Do or thought you might like to try it for yourself? Well, here’s your chance - we would like to invite you to come along and try out one of our many complimentary classes offered during the week in Hastings, Whakatu area (Mangateretere School), Flaxmere, Taradale and Napier. We have a warm atmosphere where students can work at their own pace in a safe, comfortable, positive and encouraging environment and learn to develop their fitness, flexibility, self defense confidence, discipline, self esteem, and other important life skills. We actively encourage special needs and mainstream students to work together at training.

There are numerous opportunities and classes available for all students from Monday - Friday. It doesn’t matter how old (or young) you are or what ability level you have. We work with a range of both mainstream and special needs students during the week inside and outside of school hours. Taekwon-Do is not only for the elite. It is a means for everyone to build a sense of pride and justice within themselves, helping to overcome their own challenges in life. We hope that by encouraging students to follow this positive path, we can help influence people to make the right life choices which will support them and our society in  the future.

We have unique training with a variety of methods all geared towards the individual needs of each and every student to help them become successful. We have a strong team of knowledgeable Instructors and assistants who are there to support everyone regardless of age and ability. Every week we have a core focus which works extremely well. We also offer our members one on one training which works very well at classes during the week.

Our competitive opportunities include Regional, National and ITF World Championships. HBITF was lucky enough to have team members selected and qualify for both mainstream and special needs, bringing back a total of 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals from the 2016 ITF World Championships held in Brighton, England. It is our goal to see more from the Hawkes Bay region selected for future opportunities.

So please do contact us if you are interested to learn the Art of Taekwon-Do, whether competively or just for your own sense of achievement or even if you’d just like to see what it’s all about. HBITF is proud to be aligned with the son  of the Founder ITF President CHOI Jung Hwa who continues his father’s legacy.