Where the Passion Begins
Our incredible team is truly the heart of EmpowerU Taekwon-Do. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. Take a look below to learn more about the team.
Learn and Grow
Get expert teaching from Kirsten, Alex and Theresa. Over 60 years training between them in the field of Taekwon-Do.
They are International Instructors who have attended many seminars and gradings.
Kirsten Livingstone - 7th Dan Master
Alex Lovell - 5th Dan Black Belt
Theresa Farmer- 3rd Dan Black Belt
CLASSES - FIRST WEEK FREE!
EmpowerU Taekwon-Do provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection. Our classes combine hands-on experience with knowledge-based teaching - contact EmpowerU Taekwon-Do to learn more.
Patterns, Self Defence, Sparring, Destruction and much more!
Taekwon-Do has been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years, and has provided the perfect foundation to enter the next level of learning. Do things you never thought were possible.
With Taekwon-Do, students of all ages have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.
Stretching is an important part of Taekwon-Do. Flexibility is the key to performing great techniques, especially kicks. It also helps us stay injury free.
Learn to develop inner and outer strength and go beyond what you thought was possible.
Board breaking (Destruction) is a great way to test our strength and technique. (Mr Conal Page from Taranaki Taekwon-Do)
ITF Taekwon-Do, Self defence,Empowerment
EmpowerU Taekwon-Do was born out of a simple idea: bringing high quality, accessible and affordable Self Defence classes to the community. Kirsten and Frances started with teaching Self Defence to the public. Schools, small groups and gym classes.
We decided to broaden our expertise by opening a martial arts school where all ages can come and train. Alex Lovell 5th Dan joined the team and assists in weekly trainings at the club. 3rd Dan Theresa Farmer is now also an assistant instructor.
Our unique approach to learning and top quality instructors makes EmpowerU Taekwon-Do one of the best martial arts clubs in New Plymouth. We invite you to explore our engaging and diverse course content, and stop by for a visit at your convenience.
Classes all based off ITF Taekwon-Do - Founded by General Choi Hong Hi
EmpowerU is a part of ITFHQ Korea and the Chang Hon New Zealand group