How It all began...

New Zealand Elite Taekwondo (NZETKD) was incorporated on 28th August 2017 as a governing body for World Taekwondo Style Taekwondo organisations and athletes within New Zealand.  The purpose being to provide Kukkiwon Dan grading certification, educational certification and development pathways that will ultimately help members achieve their goal of international success at World Championship and Olympic events.

Organisations that align with NZETKD and ultimately become members retain their current organisational status.  For example, the founding organisations, New Zealand Taekwondo Alliance and Taekwondo Union of New Zealand retain their own identities and any future members of NZETKD will do the same. 

It is our belief that identity is an important part of aligning with NZETKD.  Organisations must be able to continue their operations as members of NZETKD without membership being prohibitive to their own identities.    

communication & transparency...

Our philosophy as a governing body is based on two core characteristics, communication and transparency.  What we recognised was that without communication and transparency, members were not fully informed at all times and did not receive the full benefit and value that was due to them as members of a governing body.  Information is key and to communicate this effectively to the membership, whilst being transparent in our operating principles, is what we stand behind.

Representing a common goal...

In order for an organisation to progress it must align to a common goal.  The NZETKD executive promote a best practice attitude towards its operational and governance arms of aligning to a common goal so that the organisation moves in not only one positive direction but a direction that benefits its members first and foremost.

The future...

An exciting time ahead awaits as NZETKD begins its journey to enhance Taekwondo in New Zealand.  A new structure with a new look and feel that members can rest assured will be representing their best interests.