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    Courtesy - Integrity - Perseverance

    Self-control - Indomitable spirit




    Taekwondo Open International Championships 2017

    Fun Classes


    with a smile

    Family orientated

    friendly environment

    High Performance Competition Team


    Friends and families are all welcome

    Happy Taekwondo Family


    Birthday Parties

    Team building

  • About Us

    KORYO BOP's objective is to lead in New Zealand as well as to promote regardless of age, the responsible practice of high quality Taekwondo and related methods of self defence and other to the Taekwondo Sport related activities.


    KORYO BOP is a member of the governing body, Taekwondo New Zealand (TNZ), which is recognised by the Oceania Taekwondo Federation (OTU) and The World Taekwondo Federation (WT), the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) and Sport New Zealand. Its Executive Board received full recognition from the World Taekwondo (WT) and New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC). See website: www.taekwondonz.org.nz


    KORYO BOP strives to prepare its students for the upcoming TNZ Open on May 13 and 14, 2017, TNZ National Championship in October 2017 and other future tournaments including the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    High Performance Taekwondo

    World Champions

    ©We praise each student.

    6 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 1 Bronze medal.

    Koryobop Taekwondo Sparring and Poomsae team at The Open World Taekwondo Championship 13-14 May 2017 in Auckland

    Double digit Taekwondo medal haul

    Esther Mee demonstrating the jumping side kick


    Well done Esther :)

    Our lovely members


    Jana, Euan and Isabel modelling our Taekwondo uniforms

    They look fantastic!

  • ©TAEKWONDO Club KORYOBOP in Omokoroa

    Sparring - Poomsae - Self Defence - Demonstration Team - Leadership - Competition Squad

    Why Join ?

    Our classes are designed to help build confidence and help develop listening skills and focus as well as fitness, flexibility, Self-Defence, leadership and high performance competition training. The five tenets and oath of Taekwondo are a guide for student's behaviour inside the dojang and also to extend outside the gym and into real life situations.

    • Increased Self Confidence
    • Increase Fitness and Flexibility
    • Self-Defence
    • Fun Classes
    • Improves Balance and Co-ordination

    Develops Self Discipline and Manners

    • Healthier  Life Style
    • Family Taekwondo Classes
    • Leadership Classes
    • High Performance Competition Training

    The five tenets of Taekwondo:

    Courtesy-Integrity-Perseverance-Self-control-Indomitable spirit


    Taekwondo Student Oath:
    • I shall observe the five tenets of Taekwondo
    • I shall respect instructors and seniors
    • I shall never misuse Taekwondo
    • I shall be a champion of freedom and justice
    • I shall build a more peaceful world


    Our approach is about focused, committed training and encouraging students in the field of Taekwondo (TKD), self-defence & Tai Chi. Students will learn to strengthen themselves as an individual and enrich their body and mind.


    TKD, self-defence & Tai-Chi is suitable for all ages from 5 years and onwards.


    If bullying is a problem or a worry for you or for members of your family, this Martial Art will give you the confidence and skills to deal with this. If you just want the confidence and skills to protect yourself, our classes will equip you for this.


    TKD promotes fitness and self-defence, which are very important ingredients in life.

    TKD will also challenge you mentally and physically. Should you wish to pursue the art of TKD our classes will also train you for future competitions and coloured belts.


    We are interested in the complete personal development of each student.

    Taekwondo spreading hope & dreams to the youth of the world

    What is Taekwon-Do?

    The fundamentals and objectives of Taekwondo

    Taekwon-Do is an international Martial art known for its dynamic flying and spinning kicks. Taekwondo comes from the korean words Tae(foot), Kwon(fist), Do(way).


    The fundamentals of Taekwondo are learned through a series of patterns of moves, free sparring, self-defence techniques, and two-person controlled sparring.


    The objective of training Taekwondo is to seek the enhancement of personal character by strengthening both mind and body, to develop self-control and endurance through hard training, and finally to acquire the tolerance and modesty that a truly strong person can show when he or she reaches an extraordinary level of Taekwondo mastery.


    Taekwondo is an effective modern system of self-defence and became an official sport at Sydney Olympic 2000.





    Taekwondo & Self-Defence Classes


    • 6:00pm-7:15pm
    • Mixed, 5 years and onwards


    • 6:00pm-7:00pm 
    • Mixed, 5 years and onwards


    • 6:00pm-7:15pm 
    • Competition training: Sparring & Poomsae 
    • Grading preparation
    • Mixed, all ages

    Taekwondo Membership fees:

    • Single person: $45 per month or $120 per term
    • Family rate: two people $80 per month or $210 per term
    • Casual session: $10

    Plus you need to pay Taekwondo New Zealand(TNZ) and World Taekwondo (WT) yearly fees

    • below 11 years: $7.50 yearly TNZ fee (WT is free)
    • 11 years and above: $20 TNZ yearly fee plus $15 WT yearly fee.  

    Beginners Tai-Chi

    Yang - Chen Style - Qigong


    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Mixed, all ages
    • 9am - 10am
    • Mixed, all ages
    Programme beginners:
    • Intro to Tai-Chi Basic
    • 10 forms also referred to as  8 form
    • 16 forms
    • Qigong for beginners: 8 exercises
    • Beginners fan simplified form for demonstrations
    • Beginners sword simplified form for demonstrations
    Intermediate and advanced programme will follow soon
    Tai-Chi fees are to support the new sports hall of the Sports and Recreation Project :)
    Tai Chi fee per hour:
    • $3 per head
    • $5 per couple
    • $2 per person for families if >2 people participating 
    Visit our new Tai-Chi website: www.taichiomokoroa.strikingly.com
  • Meet your Instructors

    Koryo BOP club is run by qualified Masters only!


    Master Matt Ransom is a qualified Master 6th Dan degree Master in Taekwondo and the Secretary of Taekwondo New Zealand.

    The principles of Koryo BOP are Sonja, 5th Dan degree and Master Abraham, 4th Dan degree, both are qualified Masters in Taekwondo and qualified Masters in Hapkido, self defence. Master Sonja is also a qualified Master in Tai-Chi.

    Master Sonja Janssen

    Qualified Master in Taekwondo, Hapkido, Self Defence, Tai-Chi

    Master Sonja Janssen lives with her husband in Omokoroa for more than 8 years now and is well respected in the Omokoroa community. She is also a valuable and respected member of the Omokoroa Sports and Recreation Society.

    Sonja, a qualified Master, has a strong and sound Martial Arts background, highly skilled and a well respected Master in Taekwondo with international experience. She competed all over the World e.g. New Zealand, Korea, Bali-Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, Den Mark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, etc. She trained many World Champions.


    With her lovely, very calm and friendly nature, but foremost a sunny and positive personality, that is very engaging. She works well with everyone. Next to her lively engaging qualities, she aims for consistency, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, fair and equal treatment for everyone.


    Master Sonja Janssen (5th DAN), is the Director and the chair of Taekwondo KORYO BOP and of Tai-Chi Koryo BOP in Omokoroa. She is an active member of Taekwondo New Zealand, where she fulfills the chair position of the Regional Central District Board of Taekwondo New Zealand, which covers the regions of Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki and Gisborne. She is a qualified - grade A, Master degree in Business Strategic Management, Sport Management, Public Relations and physical education.


    Master Sonja Janssen is a grade A, International Qualified Master with more than 30 years of professional experience in successfully teaching, coaching and practicing highly skilled Sparring, Poomsae, Hapkido, self-defence, demonstration & Tai-Chi at an International level.


    As part of her professional standards, she maintains a high level of fitness (running the half and full marathon and other distances), a sound knowledge of physical education and of martial arts.

    • Kukkiwon Qualified Master, 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, recognised by the World Taekwondo Federation,
    • She received her qualifications in Poomsae, Sparring and demonstration coaching at the Kyung Hee University in Korea, organised by the World Taekwondo Federation. 
    • She is also a qualified Master in Business Strategic Management and Sports Management,
    • Qualified Black Belt Master in Hapkido-Self Defence-weapon training, 
    • Qualified Master in Tai-Chi,
    • In May 2017, Master Sonja Janssen received her certification as an International Kyorugi (Sparring) Referee by the World Taekwondo Federation,
    • Qualified 1st class Sparring Coach certified by the Oceania Taekwondo Union (OTU) and by the World Taekwondo Federation.
    • Master Sonja represented New Zealand & prior the Netherlands for several years, 
    • She is the holder of 5x New Zealand National titles, 4x Open International NZ Champion from 2011 until 2015 in Poomsae,  
    • At the Chuncheon Korean Technical World Championship in 2013, she ranked 4th in the World,
    • At the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships held in Bali-Indonesia, 2013, she placed 9th in the World Ranking,
    • She represented the Netherlands National team succesfully: 8x National Champion, 7x International Champion, vice European & prior several World Champion titles in Sparring, Poomsae,
    • In Tai-Chi, she won gold at the National Championship in the Netherlands, European Championship and competed at the World Championships in China and in Malaysia, where she ranked 7th in the World out of 42 countries.
    • The biggest Highlight in her career was, when she won 2x GOLD medals at the 2nd Great Britain International Technical Championships, where she became the FEMALE GRAND CHAMPION in 1999,
    • In 2001,  she continued to perform at a remarkably high level and again at the 2nd International Taekwondo Sparring MASTERS Cup held in Geleen, April, she won 2 Gold Medals including the Best FEMALE Of Poomsae CUP. 
    • She competed in more than 200 competitions including Sparring and Poomsae.
    Master Abraham Janssen qualified Black Belt master

    Master Abraham Janssen

    Qualified Master in Taekwondo, Hapkido (Self Defence)


    Master Abraham Janssen is a well respected member in the Omokoroa community and lives with his wife for more than 8 years in Omokoroa. He is a valuable and respected member of the Omokoroa Sports and Recreation Society. Master Abraham Janssen is also a valuable and respected member of Taekwondo New Zealand.


    Master Abraham Janssen (qualified Master in Taekwondo, 4th Dan), treasurer of KORYO BOP and of Taekwondo New Zealand.

    He began practicing Taekwondo at the age of sixteen. Master Abraham has competed Nationally and Internationally in the Netherlands for many years. Master Abraham has more than 20 years of teaching experience in Taekwondo.


    Master Abraham was honoured by the World Taekwondo Federation for all his hard work and dedication. He is a well respected Master in the Taekwondo World.

    • 4th DAN, Kukkiwon Qualified Black Belt Master in Taekwondo, 
    • Qualified Black Belt Master in Hapkido (Self Defence & weapon training), 
    • Qualified, international recognised Master trainer & coach with more than 20 years of teaching experience in Sparring, Poomsae, Hapkido (Self Defence & weapon training),
    • Qualified OTU 1st class Certified Poomsae Coach,
    • 14 May 2017, honoured by the World Taekwondo Federation.
    • He competed Nationally in The Netherlands and Internationally in Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, etc.
    • Master Abraham Janssen coached many athletes at the National and International Championships in Poomsae.
  • KORYO BOP Taekwondo Leadership classes

    We've got a top notch team!


    Taekwondo Koryo Bop provides leadership training to students, where they gain new insights and learn new skills for how to build an engaged team.

    They learn to understand the critical responsibilities of their role as a leader, develop actionable plans and learn how to create leadership strategies that will yield higher levels of performance for their teams and to practice leadership techniques for engaging their teams, including leading effective conversations to enhance the performance of their team.

    Koryo BOP Taekwondo Demonstration Team leaders

    Meet your DEMO Captains

    Our girls Demo team leaders are ...

    (These positions are still to be filled)

    Our Taekwondo boys Demo Team leaders are James Van Klei and Jordan Brookes

    Koryo BOP Taekwondo Sparring Team Leaders

    Meet your SPARRING Captains

    Our girls Sparring Team Leader is Jazmin Hayes and Bridget Hinton


    Our boys Sparring Team Leader is James Van Klei


    Koryo BOP Taekwondo Poomsae Team Leaders

    Meet your POOMSAE Captains

    Our Girls Taekwondo Poomsae Team Leader is Keira Towers-Woodhead

    Our Boys Taekwondo Poomsae Team Leader is Philipp Klochko

    Koryo BOP Taekwondo Self-Defence Team Leaders

    Meet your SELF-DEFENCE Captains

    Our Girls Taekwondo Self Defence Team Leader is

    (this position is still to be filled)

    Our Boys Taekwondo Self Defence Team Leaders is Philipp Klochko

  • Taekwondo Grading

    We always strive for the best.

    Grading System


    Taekwondo trainers and students wear an official Taekwon-Do uniform. Classes begin with warming up and stretches exercises, followed by practice in blocking and striking hand techniques, self-defense training and free sparring.


    The grading system for colour belt is divided into ten Kup (for pupil) and for black belt or expert from 1 to 9 Dan levels. The grading (belt promotion examination) is held every three months for colour belt members. There are six colour grades comprised of ten ranking tests from white to black belt level. The six colour grades are white, yellow, green, blue, red and black.


    Taekwondo KORYO BOP Grading Result

    Grading in July 2016

    I am please to announced that everyone has successfully passed their grading. Congratulations to you all.

    Grading results:

    • James Van Klei: 6th Kup - Green Belt
    • Helen Osborne: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with one green stripe
    • Quinn Deane: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with one green stripe
    • Julius Taylor: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with one green stripe

    Taekwondo KORYO BOP Grading Result

    Saturday, 6 May 2017:

    I am very proud and pleased to announce that all Koryo BOP students have passed their gradings.

    Congratulations to you all.

    Grading results:

    • Aria Blackett: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Caleb Blackett: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Oliver Blackett: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Ethan Blackett: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Tara Browne: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Jorja McAlpine: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Keira Towers-Woodhead: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Jordan Brookes: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag

    Taekwondo Grading Promotion

    Jorja McAlpine: 7th KUP - Yellow Belt with Green Tag

    Jordan Brookes: 7th KUP - Yellow Belt with Green Tag

    Congratulations to Jorja McAlpine & Jordan Brookes. Jorja is only 6 years old and the youngest student to be promoted from white to yellow belt with green tag. Jordan Brookes (16 years) was also promoted from white to yellow belt with green tag. They both show cased a good grading.

    Taekwondo Grading Promotion

    Tara Browne: 8th KUP - Yellow Belt


    Congratulations to Tara Browne. She had an excellent score for her yellow belt grading. Well done Tara.

    Taekwondo, The 96th International Kyorugi Referee Seminar, 8-11 May, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Master Sonja Janssen has successfully passed the International Sparring (kyorugi) Referee Seminar held 8-11 May 2017, Auckland, New Zealand

    Congratulations to Master Sonja for this great achievement

    Taekwondo KORYO BOP Grading Result

    Saturday, 3rd of December 2016:

    I am very proud and pleased to announce that all Koryo BOP students have passed their gradings.

    They all did extremely well.​

    Grading results:

    • Julius Taylor: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Quinn Deane: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Helen Osbourne: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Curtis Moore: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Keira Towers-Woodhead: 8th Kup - Yellow belt
    • Philipp Klochko: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Sam Breen: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Adam Van Klei: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • James Van Klei: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Jazmin Hayes:: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Bridget Hinton: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Esther Mee: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
    • Amron Mee: 7th Kup - Yellow belt with green tag
  • Up coming events in 2017


    1. September 2017: next grading is scheduled, please be ready for your grading, regular attendance is very important.
    2. Fundraising events: Tai-Chi classes on every Wednesday evenings from 7pm-8pm and most Saturday mornings from 9am-10am (to support the Sport and Recreation society project. With all Tai-Chi fees raised going towards this new sport hall). Please support this great cause. 
    3. Fundraising: Saturday, 7 October 2017, Master Sonja is running the Tauranga International half marathon, 21.1km in order to raise funds for the sport and recreation project in Omokoroa. Please support Master Sonja in this great cause.
    4.  Auckland, 29 October, 2017: we are preparing our students for the National Taekwondo Championship. Regular attendance is very important in order to be successful.


    Next grading in September, 2017

    Make sure that you are ready and on time for your grading. All grading fees are to be paid in advance.

    The following students are eligible for grading in September

    • Jazmin Hayes
    • Philipp Klochko
    • Bradie Saunders
    • Henna Cooney
    • Tara Browne

    The Taekwondo National Championships are held 28-29 October, 2017 and Auckland districts Tournament in August 2017

    Training in June, July, August, September in preparation for these event.

    We are preparing for the upcoming National Championships in Auckland and the district tournament held in Auckland. Competition A team will go once a month to the Squad training held in Auckland. Updates and more news to follow soon.

    Master Abraham Janssen honoured

    We are very pleased to announce that Master Abraham Janssen received a big honour for all his hard work and dedication from the World Taekwondo Federation, 14 May 2017 in Auckland

    Congratulations to Master Abraham for this milestone in his Taekwondo career. We are very proud of him.


    Fellow Masters honoured

    Master Abraham Janssen, Master Matt Ransom & Master Jason Kim were honoured by the World Taekwondo Federation, 14 May 2017 in Auckland

    Congratulations to Master Abraham Janssen (Treasurer of TNZ and Koryo BOP), Master Matt Ransom (secretary General of TNZ) and Master Jason Kim (Tournament Director of TNZ). We are very proud of them.


    Double Digit Taekwondo Medal Haul

    Open World Taekwondo Championship, 13-14 May 2017

    medal tally: 6 Gold - 4 Silver - 1 Bronze

    We are very proud and jubilant with the fantastic result of our students.

    We praise each student. This article was published in the Lizard News paper.

    Double Digit Taekwondo Medal Haul

    Open World Taekwondo Championship, 13-14 May 2017 in Auckland

    Congratulations to our Gold medallists:

    • James Van Klei 14y-Sparring & Poomsae
    • Jordan Brookes 15y-Sparring
    • Keira Towers-Woodhead 12y-Poomsae
    • Jazmin Hayes 11y-Poomsae
    • Amron Mee 9y-Poomsae
    Congratulations to our Silver medallists:
    • Adam Van Klei 16y-Sparring and Poomsae
    • Esther Mee 12y-Poomsae
    • Philipp Klochko 7y-Sparring
    Congratulations to our Bronze medallist:
    • Oliver Blackett 8y-Sparring
  • Photos & Videos

    Take a look and enjoy! Very useful exercises for training purposes

    Taegeuk 1 - IL Jang - Step By Step

    Producer: SK Planet

    Model: Ienna Marco

    Voice: Miles

    Taegeuk 1 -IL Jang

    Producer: SK Planet

    Model: Ienna Marco

    Voice: Miles

    Taegeuk 2 - I Jang - Step by Step

    Producer: SK Planet

    Model: Ienna Marco

    Voice: Miles

    Taegeuk 2 - I Jang

    Producer: SK Planet

    Model: Ienna Marco

    Voice: Miles

    Basic blocks - Makki.

    Taekwondo Techniques:

    • Basic blocks in Taekwondo

    Basic punching techniques - Jireugi.

    Taekwondo Techniques:

    • Basic punching techniques in Taekwondo

    Basic Stances - Seogi.

    Taekwondo Techniques:

    • Basic stances techniques in Taekwondo

    Basic Kicks - Chagi


    Directed by Grand Master Kang, Shin Chul, President of Korea Masters Society.

    Taekwondo kicking Techniques:

    • Front Kick = Ap Chagi; 
    • Front kick with hopping; 
    • consecutive kicking with both feet.

    Basic Kicks - Chagi 


    Directed by Grand Master Kang, Shin Chul, President of Korea Masters Society.

    Taekwondo kicking Techniques:

    • Front Kick = Ap Chagi. 
    • Round house kick= Dolyo chagi. 
    • Side Kick = Yop Chagi. 
    • Back Kick = Dwit Chagi. 
    • Half Moon Kick or Axe Kick= Naerya Chagi. 
    • Crescent spinning kick (outside to inside = An Naerya), (inside to outside = Bakat Naerya Chagi). 
    • Pushing Kick

    Basic Kicks - Chagi


    Directed by Grand Master Kang, Shin Chul, President of Korea Masters Society.

    Useful Kicks in Competition

    • Short distance Axe Kick, Mitt Axe kick, Tow Mitt, Step Back and Axe Kick, Step Forward and Axe Kick.
    • Front Spinning Hook Kick.
    • Back Spinning Hook Kick
    • Jumping Front Kick
    • Jumping Round House Kick
    • Jumping Side Kick

    Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration team

    For study purpose

    For Taekwondo KORYO BOP Demo Team Leaders James Van Klei and Jordan Brookes

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    Western Ave, Omokoroa 3172
    Monday: 6pm-7:15pm
    Wednesday: 6pm-7pm
    Thursday: 6pm-7:15pm

    Wednesday: 7pm-8pm
    Saturday: 9am-10am
  • Contact Us

    Feel free to join anytime throughout the whole year.

    Master Sonja Janssen

    027- 5481960

    Western Ave Sports Hall, Omokoroa.


    When driving into Omokoroa, at the 2nd roundabout on Omokoroa Rd, turn left to arrive at the Western Ave sports Fields.

    The sports hall is situated behind the soccer field & the Omokoroa skate path.

    Online Banking


    KORYO BOP does not accept cheques nor cash. Membership fees and all other payments are to be deposited online into the following Westpac account:


    Account name: Taekwondo Koryo BOP

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