Our Martial Arts

What Martial Arts are on offer (click the link to view a further description of the martial art):

  • Taekwondo – WT (Olympic) Style Teakwondo. The origins are South Korean, now with a huge international following.
  • Hapkido -Close quater Korean martial art
  • Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword) – Korean Sword

Not taught to students at the moment:

  • Teuk Gong Moo Sol – A system of Korean evasive techniques


Training venue – Budo South Martial Arts Dojang – 26 Alach Street, Greerton

The Budo South Martial Arts Club can be found at 26 Alach St, Greerton

  • In 2021, Brazilian JiuJitsu was re-introdcued  by an outside club operating from our Dojang, with the Club moving to their own premises at the end of 2023.
  • In 2020, Teuk Gong Moo Sol was introduced.
  • In 2018, Hapkido was reintroduced under the New Zealand Hapkido Federation. This brings the number of martial arts back to five.
  • In 2017, two new martial arts were added:
  • Kuk Kung – a form of Korean/Mongolian Archery and
    Tysodo – a mix of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo.
  • In 2016, all the martial arts taught were brought under one banner – Budo South Martial Arts. Also, Combat Hapkido ceased to be taught, in it’s place, an in house Self Defence system was taught. This was ceased at the end of 2016
  • In 2015, Haidong Gumdo was added.
  • In 2013 Western Bay Olympic, when it moved from Welcome Bay School Hall, changed it’s name from Welcome Bay Olympic Taekwondo Club.
  • In 2009 a second Martial Art was introduced, Combat Hapkido, under the governance of ICHF New Zealand
  • In 2007, Welcome Bay Taekwondo moved from the Welcome Bay Hall to Selwyn Ridge Primary School, changing it’s name to Welcome Bat Olympic Taekwondo. Master Garry Carpenter took over as instructor from Wendy O’Neill.
  • In 1989, Welcome Bay Taekwondo began classes in the Korean martial art of Taekwondo operating out of the Welcome Bay Hall.