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Some photos from 1974 when we started kicking around at home and at school, just prior to joining the Palmerston North Taekwon-Do club in January 1975.
Examiner was Mr S.O. Choi, a visiting instructor that Mr Ng invited to take the grading. Paul McPhail seated front row center. Mr Evan Davidson (1st dan) seated left.
Took part in three demonstrations to promote Taekwon-Do for the “Come Alive” campaign. These were held at Memorial Park, Massey University and the Palmerston North Botanical Gardens.
Mr Willie Lim was one of the Pioneers of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand, and in 1975 was a 3rd dan. He graded us in June 1975 then performed Kwang-Gae pattern as a demonstration. These photos were taken at home and at a park around that time.
Filmed the home movie “Kung-Fu Dragons” with fellow Taekwon-Do student Allan Davis. Click the title above to see the movie.
This was the first grading conducted by Master Young Ku Yun after the club affiliated to the Australian Taekwon-Do Academy. These photos taken around that time as a newly promoted green belt.
Graded to 5th gup by Master Yun. Photo is of some breaking practice after training held at Massey University.
Graded to 4th gup by Master Yun. The photo show some early experimentation with double exposure photography.
Took part on Taekwon-Do Demonstrations in Fielding, Massey University, Ohakea Airbase, Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Freyberg High School.
Graded to 3rd gup by Master Yun and also a demonstration at grading.