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Paul of the Northwind
Head Coach, Male, 50, from Ngatea, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand
at work ...again Jun 11, 2013
- Paul of the Northwind was last seen:
- Jun 11, 2013
- Nov 17, 1972 (Age: 50)
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- Ngatea, Hauraki Plains, New Zealand
- Mentor, Coach, PT, Security Guard
My Martial background is varied as I have learned and searched for 'The Way' even though I was never aware; this was what it was called, and that I was looking for it. I have always looked for mentors to guide me, only to find mostly instructors, sensationalist fighters and bravado tricksters. (with the exception of two great teachers in my life of the martial arts.) My chosen base art form is Taekwondo - Chang hon hyung; though as one of my instructors puts it i have "Moonlighted" in many other martial systems. Such as Kiai-do Ryu Karate-Do, Combat Hapki-Do, Austrailian Hapki-Do Association, Tai Chi Chuan, Judo, Jujitsu, western Boxing a.k.a. Olympic Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing spending between 1-2 years on each in my travels. I teach one school with many courses in the three major villages of our local district area. I Teach under the association of ITA and Grand-master Benko.
- Chang Hon Tae Kwon Do Hyung
My formal martial art training started in 1991 when I was 18 while I studied at Massey University. Even though I had done 2 years of Boxing , I considered it at the time as a sport , not a martial art. Here I learnt ITF Taekwon-Do under Mr Manjika. From here I traveled a lot due to work and being a young person as well as my pursuit in learning about martial arts.
I took my sweet time (9 years) before sitting my black belt though in that time i completed 2 stints of university, worked for 2 of the three largest fitness business in New Zealand as well as the multitude of martial arts schools i was invited to train with.
My teaching style is very budo orientated though my personality is more directed toward the bujitsu way. Therefore I end up somewhere in-between. Which over the years I have seen my students become very efficient and direct when sparring / fighting, but when you talk to them they are humble and holistic about their martial arts.
My classes are very strong in forms and line drills which in my mind build great discipline and courage when under fire.
I am a Master (fitness) Trainer with great passion for High level athletic performance training. This is my trade, though not a traditional one. I take great pride in that I can help any athlete with their training and competition challenges of their chosen discipline (Sport)
I have children; three at the moment, they are no where near thinking about martial arts yet. Starting to show an interest at times though no hurry, hopefully 'The Martial Way ' will chose them and they will embrace life of martial arts as well.