This handbook outlines the techniques and theory for each of the grades(gup) in Taekwon-Do, as required by the International Taekwon-DoFoundation of New Zealand (ITFNZ). It is designed to provide a basicreference source, and a guideline for the grading requirements for colouredbelts. Students should be familiar with all the techniques and terminologyoutlined for each grade up to and including their own level.This handbook contains information from the original ITFNZ TheoryHandbook and Techniques Syllabus, based on an original concept byMaster Evan Davidson (7th dan). I acknowledge the assistance of Mr Mark Banicevich who assisted with the compiling and proofing of this handbook.The majority of material in this handbook isobtained from the 'Encyclopaedia of Taekwon-Do' by General Choi Hong Hi.I also wish to acknowledge the contribution andsupport of Mr Norman Ng, pioneer of Taekwon-Do in New Zealand, Instructor from 1970 to1995 and former President of ITFNZ. Hisdedication to building a strong independentorganisation has enabled us all to be practisingthe “Original Taekwon-Do” in New Zealandtoday.
ITFNZ Technical DirectorMr Norman Ng