A new World Taekwondo style organisation has launched in New Zealand.
New Zealand Elite Taekwondo (NZETKD) has been formed as an alternative national Taekwondo governing body for those organisations that resigned from the disputed body Taekwondo NZ. For the past year interested parties have worked diligently in conjunction with Sport New Zealand to provide a robust, fair and transparent governing body where the interests of its members are paramount.
An NZETKD spokesperson confirmed that the new governing body was accepting new membership applications and currently had 50% of the country's Taekwondo membership under its umbrella, including the Olympic athletes.
Despite the uncertainty of the Taekwondo environment in New Zealand to date, the future is starting to look brighter.