Kumgang Taekwondo

Taekwondo – ‘the way of the foot and fist’

Study a modern Korean Martial Art that combines traditional techniques with practical application. Learn how to protect yourself using your hands and feet to strike, kick and defend. Improve co-ordination and focus while you get fit.

Family-orientated Club with Qualified and Experienced Instructors

World Taekwondo Federation style taught by Master Detlef Schwarz; 6th Dan Black Belt; International Poomse Referee; International Kyorugi Referee ; Over 15 years teaching experience. High quality instructors. For several years, former and current students have been chosen to represent New Zealand in the National Taekwondo Team.

Train in a Supportive Atmosphere

If you are looking for a non-judgmental environment where age and ability are not barriers to achievement, this is the club for you. Our friendly instructors (male and female) use a dynamic, modern, varied programme to suit all learning styles. Students are given equal opportunity to develop their physical skills during training, feel supported and learn to encourage each other.

Sticking up for Yourself

The Bullying Awareness Programme empowers children who have lost their confidence and self-esteem. Seminars and self-defense techniques help children regain confidence and feel in control again. We will listen to your child and help them to prevent and minimize incidents – Bullying is never O.K.

Assertive with Social Skills

We develop assertive, respectful students using the Taekwondo Tenets. If you would like your child to develop their social circle alongside their body (strength; fitness; stamina; co-ordination) and mind (self-control), our social agenda includes yearly camps, beach training, fun days and training throughout the year (only 3 weeks off for Xmas). If your child is competitive, we will help them access external competitions. If not – we have friendly fun on open days.

Ladies Only

You can train too when your children are at school or Kindy. Two mornings a week there are Ladies only classes. Need Time-Out, a chance to get fitter and release those tensions? Here is a perfect opportunity.

Extra Benefits
  • Spacious training hall with easy access and plenty of parking
  • Family room for younger siblings and parents
  • World – recognized Kukkiwon grading accreditation
  • Affiliated to the World Taekwondo Federation – a world-wide Taekwondo organisation
  • Optional STAR homework programme to develop life skills with the Tenets of Taekwondo
  • Opportunities for experienced students to join the Club Demonstration or Poomse Teams
Where we are located: 

We are located at 35 Porana Rd, Wairau Valley, Auckland & at St. Chads Scout Hall, 28b Rutherford Tce, Meadowbank

Come and visit us; we look forward to meeting you.


  • Martial Arts classes
  • Bully Awareness Seminars
  • Camps
  • Competitions


  • Martial Arts classes
  • Bully Awareness Seminars
  • Camps
  • Competitions

It was 10 years that I joined Kumgang Taekwondo and I have gained and learned much more than just ‘kicking arse’. At Kumgang the people are supportive and friendly and the training builds stamina, strength and confidence. There is a friendly competitiveness in the air that pushes everyone to train hard and strive for personal excellence. Kumgang is like a second home to me and the people are my family. I feel happy being around friends, getting my heart pumped, working up a sweat and a sense of accomplishment.
Jessica 15 years old

Kumgang is the best and most awarded taekwondo club I know. Taekwondo is a very old martial art and it is also an important Olympic sport. From the first day you enter Kumgang club you feel welcomed and happy. All the kids are great to play and work with and they all can be awesome friends. The master of the club, Master Detlef, is probably the best teacher I had. He is nice, kind with us and always happy. At the end of each class you will feel tiered but good at the same time. After 3 years that I spent with this club, I learned how to be brave, how to be confident and to stand up for myself. If you want to win medals you must come to this club and train hard. Kumgang in Korean means diamond. Good luck and see you at the club.
Lucas 9 years old