VRMA Summer Camp 2020

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Aaron Gassor AKA ‘Ginger Ninja Trickster’ AKA 'The Leader of the Ginger Race' returns to New Zealand due to popular demand! Specialty: advanced kicking

Coach Gassor is a World renowned YouTube celebrity with more than 1 million subscribers currently following his channel 'Ginger Ninja Trickster' 

Famous for his extensive series of instructional and entertaining Taekwon-Do videos on YouTube, he holds a 3rd Degree ITF Taekwon-Do blackbelt, and specialises in ITF-style TKD kicking combined with acrobatic tricking. As a film and TV stunt performer, Coach Gassor is also in demand for his skills in this domain, having worked on many of the top productions of recent years including: Wonder Woman, Kingsman & Streetfighter. The YouTube Video below is a choreographed fight scene with Camp Host Carl van Roon from his last trip to New Zealand for VRMA Summer Camp 2019.

Kai Kara france - UFC FLYWEIGHT. 1st time at VRMA Summer camp! Speciality: MMA

We look forward to welcoming UFC star Kai Kara France to VRMA Summer Camp for the first time in 2020! Kai Kara France is a rising star of UFC Flyweight division. Currently ranked 9th Flyweight on the prestigious UFC World Rankings, Kara France is currently on a 7 fight win streak. Coach Kai is not only a skilled fighter, but also an excellent technician, teacher and student of the combat game.  The video to the right features highlights of Kara France’s recent MMA fights.

Brad ‘The Quake’ Riddell - WKBF Kickboxing World Champion. specialty: striking

Having received rave reviews to his classes at VRMA Summer Camp 2019, he returns for the 2020 camp and looks forward to sharing more of his elite striking expertise with camp attendees!

Coach Riddell has fought and taught all over the World and now has his eyes set on breaking into the top levels of MMA, pursuing a UFC debut.

In the video to the right, Coach Riddell explains two ways to setup a knockout punch, along with footage of him using this approach in one of his most recent fights in China.

Stephen Buckley - Sport scientist. Decathalete. Specialty: strength & conditioning

Coach Buckley is a Former elite level decathelete and current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor. He has spent the last 7 years working as Strength & Conditioning Coach for the New Zealand Breakers Basketball Team and High Performance Sport NZ. His work has seen him support multiple campaigns including 4 x world championships, 1 x Olympics and 1 x commonwealth games within the sports Swimming, Taekwon-Do, Paralympics, Hockey, Basketball, Cycling, Athletics and Yachting. Coach Buckley will be sharing practical ways in which we can elevate our physical capacity as Martial Artists, in ways that are most effective and specific to our goals! EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation; Double major in Exercise Science and Coaching

  • Post Graduate papers completed in Sport & Exercise Science

  • ASCA Level 1 Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • ISAK (Kinanthropometry) Level 1

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ITF & ISKA World champion, SPORT SCIENTIST, youtuber & film/tv stunt performer

Carl van Roon holds ITF Taekwon-Do World Championship & World Cup titles from 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017 across sparring, special technique and prearranged sparring. He additionally holds ISKA World Championship titles from 2010 & 2016.

With a Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise Science, a 3rd Dan blackbelt in ITF Taekwon-Do and a 4th Dan blackbelt in Karate, Coach van Roon was the first Captain of the WAKO Kickboxing NZ team. In late 2018 the International Taekwon-Do Federation named him an official ‘Icon’ of the International Taekwon-Do community. 
Having been invited to teach National Teams around the world in preparation for World Championship events, he has taught throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.

As Camp host and Master of Ceremonies, Coach van Roon and his team will ensure you enjoy a smooth experience at VRMA Summer Camp 2020.
In the video to the right, Coach van Roon teaches one of his favourite techniques: the reverse turning kick.


This year’s Summer Camp will be held at the ‘MMC’ (AKA Warrior Taekwon-Do) - See map below.

198 Marua Road
(Please note strength and conditioning sessions which will be held at 33 Haast St, Remuera)


CAMP schedule

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registration & Payment details

To hold your place at the VRMA Summer Camp 2020, please complete the form below and transfer your camp fee of $350.00 New Zealand Dollars (Bank details are listed at the bottom of this page).

This fee covers your attendance to ALL the training sessions provided by some of the World's best Martial Artists. PLEASE note, spaces are limited! 

*NOTE - fee options are available for 2 or 3 day camp attendance for those who cannot attend the entire camp. Simply send us the sessions you would like to attend in the questions / queries section of the registration form.

  • 2 day camp attendance fee: $200.00 NZD

  • 3 day camp attendance fee: $275.00 NZD

  • 4 day camp attendance fee: $350.00 NZD (FULL CAMP)

    **Please note, places are limited.

'Reserve my place at Summer Camp 2020!' - Complete the form below:

Name *
How many days do you wish to attend VRMA Summer Camp 2020? *
Please check the appropriate box.

To confirm your place on camp, please direct credit your camp fee to:

TSB Account:                 Van Roon Martial Arts Ltd.

Account Number:         15-3970-0141780-10

Please clearly reference any payments with Summer Camp code: "VRSC20"
Thank you for choosing Van Roon Martial Arts.

If you have any questions or queries, please email Summer Camp host Carl van Roon at: info@vrma.co.nz