About

 
 
 
 
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ABOUT

CARL VAN ROON

 

Personal Credentials

  • 24 yrs Experience in the Martial Arts

  • 11 x World Champion & International Coach 

  • Masters Degree in Sport Science from the University of Auckland with 1st Class Honours

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation

  • Film & TV Stunt Performer (‘The Hobbit’, ‘Power Rangers’ etc.)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Best Overall Competitor of the ITF World Championships 2009 & 2011

  • 11 x ITF World Champion / World Cup Champion: -80kg sparring 2011; special technique 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011; Prearranged Sparring 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017; team events 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

  • ISKA Sport Karate World Champion 2010 & 2016

  • All Japan Seishinkan Karate Champion 2007

  • Former Captain of the NZ National WAKO Kickboxing team

  • Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarship Recipient 2008, 2009

 
 
 
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ABOUT

TAEKWON-DO

Taekwon-Do is the Korean art of self defence & the world’s most popular martial art.

It was first developed by a Korean Army General, Gen. Choi Hong Hi, in the 1950s and 1960s. “Tae” means to jump or kick with the foot; “Kwon” means to punch with the hand or fist; and “Do” means art or way.

Taekwon-Do is both an exciting sport and a martial art suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes are run for everyone from beginning to advanced levels, including children.

While Taekwon-Do was designed for self defence, there is a strong emphasis on the moral aspects of the art, such as discipline, humility and self control.

Van Roon Martial Arts is a member club of ‘International Taekwon-Do’ New Zealand, which unites 100+ clubs nationwide.

 
 

OUR COACHES

Riley

Senior Competition Squad

Riley Philips-Harris

Kavita

ITF Taekwon-do

Kavita Jaduram

Igor

Kickboxing

igor kim

Harry

Junior competition squAD

HARRY GLOVER