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Welcome to Kumgang Martial Arts

Our School

Members of Kumgang Taekwondo practice under the direction and rules of Taekwondo New Zealand (TNZ), which is in turn affiliated to the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) based in Seoul Korea .

Our goal is excellence and understanding in the art of taekwondo. We hope to make a difference in the lives of our students.

Our Program

Tiny Warriors

Empowering your 5 to 8 year old child with life skills and self esteem through a fun, non-aggressive age specific Tiny Warrior program.


The Warrior program takes the needs and energy of the 9 to 13 year age group and challenges them to set goals and achieve them.


A way of life: Martial Arts, self defense and fitness. Making exercise fun and challenging you to achieve great health, new skills and a positive mindset.


Embark on a journey of weapons based Martial Arts and compliment your self defense journey with our exciting Kali curriculum.


Empowering women and building fitness, resilience and self defense, the Ladies only classes are an excellent place to gain confidence and make friends.

Core & Balance

Supplement your busy lifestyle with our calming Core & Balance classes.

Our Mission

Excellence and understanding in the art of primarily Taekwondo and other Martial Arts. To make a difference in the lives of our students.

Kumgang means Diamond. It stands for hardness. The Kumgang Warrior represents the mightiest warrior and Mount Kumgang is regarded as the center of the Korean national spirit. At Kumgang we follow World Taekwondo teaching format.

Taekwondo (태권도) loosely translated means “the way of the foot and the fist”. The history or Taekwondo can be traced back over several thousand years. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that has grown significantly in popularity during the past 70 years to the extent that it is now practiced by over 150 million people in over 150 countries.

Training in Taekwondo includes a variety of hand and foot techniques that form the basis of Poomsae (품새) – forms; Kyorugi (쿄루기) – contact sparring; Hoshinsul (호신술) – self defense; and Kyokpa (격파) – breaking.

The following tenets are instilled as a part of Taekwondo training: Courage, Courtesy, Etiquette, Indomitable Spirit, Integrity, Modesty, Perseverance, Respect, Self-control, Honesty, Loyalty and Gratitude.

Kali, also known as Arnis or Eskrima, is the national Martial Art of the Philippines. This art emphasizes weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and various “improvised” weapons as well as combat in “open-handed” techniques without weapons.