Christine Young-Jasberg | The Martial Arts Academy
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Christine Young-Jasberg

Christine started training in Taekwon-Do in 1985 and gained her black belt in 1990.

Christine has cross trained in Aikido and Kyokushinkai Karate whilst at Victoria University, NZ, from 1988 - 1992.

And again in Aikido at Oxford University, England, from 1996 - 1997.

A highlight of being a student of martial arts is to be able to train with many masters, instructors and friends from around the world.

Christine moved to Tauranga in 2006 and started the Hwa Rang Taekwon-Do Academy.

Christine says that the learnings and challenges from taking up Taekwon-do is so vast that there really is something special for everyone. It is more than a hobby or sport but a way of life that instills confidence, a healthier lifestyle and successes supported by a worldwide Taekwon-Do fraternity.


1992 – 1995 Numerous NZ titles
1996 UKTA Open ITF Champs Gold individual patterns
1997 World Champion Gold Female team power breaking
2003 World ITF Champs Bronze Female team power breaking and female team patterns
2005 World ITF Champs Bronze Individual patterns
2006 – 2007 NZ ITF National Team Head Coach
2008 Oceania Champs Best overall female, gold individual patterns & sparring
2008 ITF Nationals Best overall female, gold individual patterns, sparring and power breaking
2008 - 2009 NZ ITF combined junior and seniors Team Assistant Coach
2009 ITF Nationals Best overall female, gold individual patterns & sparring, Silver power breaking
ITF A Umpire
2014 High Performance Advisor iTKD NZ
Christine Young - Jasberg


6th dan Black Belt