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Paul M Papakura was formed on the 6th April 1988. The Instructor is Master Paul McPhail, 8th dan and Technical Advisor for International Taekwon-Do, with over 40 years experience. In 2006 Master Steve Pellow took on specialist instructor role at the Papakura branch.
Email testimonial from a parent (name has been changed to preserve privacy)You should know TKD has really assisted Kaite. She has what’s known as a Sensory Processing Disorder and mild dyspraxia. Combined, it means she can have difficulty processing sensory stimuli – noise, light and dark, smells and tastes, physical contact etc – as well as the process of ideation (forming an idea of using a known movement to achieve a planned purpose), motor planning (planning the action needed to achieve the idea), and execution (carrying out the planned movement).TKD was fantastic for her coordination, and just getting her used to moving in different ways, and confidence building. Incidentally a lot of the literature on SPD recommends TKD as a good tool for kids with the condition for those very reasons.