Kubz Instructors Course for Members

TKDCoaching Members can gain access to a Full day Kubz Instructors’ course taught by the program creator himself Master Mark Hutton!

The course video has been divided into 67 clips, The first 6 videos are available to Members now, with the remainder available to Members and Kubz Instructors with permission of Master Hutton.


Regardless of whether you have a Kubz class or not, this course will give you many useful tools for teaching children – and adults for that matter!

The program is all about building great communication skills, with simple drills specifically designed for Taekwon-Do.


PART 1 contains 28 videos and includes:

Introduction & Syllabus Outline

  • Kubz is about communication
  • Syllabus outline
  • You don’t have to be like me

Running a Kubz Class

  • The Kubz bow
  • Games
  • You can teach them anything
  • All discipline is brief
  • Stop look & listen

Yellow Stripe – Safety theme

  • Yellow stripe safety
  • Run, yell & tell
  • Hi Mums and Dads
  • You are not coaches

Assessments and ideas for sessions

  • Practical assessments
  • Counting to five
  • They’ll do what they are told

Orange to White Re-cap and more Assessments

  • Syllabus recap
  • Enthusiasm

Role Play and White-Orange Re-cap

  • How to find a partner
  • Role playing “No!”
  • White – Yellow recap

Pad Drills and having a buddy

  • Pad drills and managing kids
  • Respect and discipline
  • Buddy system

Special Needs and Special Parents

  • Special needs kids
  • The parents


Master Hutton Teaching Kubz

  • The Kubz arrive
  • Banana Tag
  • Counting In korean
  • The Jungle Game
  • Kubz on Pads
  • Look & Listen
  • Re-Cap and Strong Voice

The Kubz Gradings

  • How to grade Kubz
  • Grading Structure

Green Stripe Level

  • Etiquette
  • Class Dynamics
  • Green Stripe – Kubz Courage

More Games and How to Lose them

  • The Square Game
  • How to Lose
  • Race of Automatons

Self Defence Drills & Training

  • Self Defence Drills
  • Have Intent
  • What is a black belt
  • I’m all core

People, Language and Green Re-cap

  • Language barriers
  • Recognition game
  • Syllabus questions
  • Everything’s communication
  • Don’t flog a dead horse


How to market yourself and your club

  • Phone technique
  • What to say on the first day
  • The sky child
  • Sell yourself
  • Meet the parents Role play

Tricky kids and how to handle them

  • The child that won’t look
  • The bathroom
  • How to meet & greet

Religion, Money and Difficult Parents

  • Different religions
  • Money
  • Injuries
  • Things and not black & white
  • Aggressive parents

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Snippets of amazing old footage

DON’T FORGET TO WATCH No. 10 – Paul McPhail performs Juche forwards and backwards

For my 5th degree black belt grading in 1993 I thought it would be a cool idea to perform Juche Tul forwards then backwards for General Choi.

The plan failed miserably as I started the backwards part… I hadn’t even considered the possibility that General Choi would take offence to it. He turned his head and refused to watch. I figured… well… I may as well carry on now and struggled through to the end.

I passed the grading so I guess the General had forgiven me by the day the results were announced.

Here is the footage of the pattern at the grading.

Classic : NZ Self Defence Syllabus 2008

This video technology enables students to compare themselves to experts side by side so that they can see how to improve in visual detail.

The full video gives this kind of analysis so you can see the differences in technique and timing. Even if you are not Riana, you can still get tremendous benefit by comparing someone to an extremely skilled athlete at the same time.

TKD Kubz Instructors Course

Master Hutton is happy to grant access to the full Kubz course to our Premium Members and TKD Kubz Instructors.

He would however like to monitor who has access to the course so if you would like to see all 67 clips just ask for a password and private link.

TKD Kubz Instructors and TKDCoaching Premium Members now have access to a Full day Kubz Instructors’ course taught by Master Hutton himself.

The course video has been divided into 67 clips! The first 6 clips are available to Premium Members instantly, the remainder are available to Premium Members and Kubz Instructors with permission of Master Hutton.

Regardless of whether you have a Kubz class or not, this course will give you a many useful tools for teaching children – and adults for that matter.

The program is all about

Relaxation : the key to power and performance

Spend any amount of time in a dojang  and you will see some guy (and it is more often than not a guy) whose moves look, well, clunky. They have a tense stiffness about them, a forced attempt to generate power. Trust me I know I was that guy (and still am on occasions).

Instructors faced with the clunky guy almost invariably say “try to relax”. Of course as soon as anyone tells you to relax you are likely to find yourself completely unable to do so, in fact, you are likely to actually stiffen up more. Akin to the experience of being told not to think of a pink elephant, the first thing that pops into your mind is a pink elephant.

Inside Kiwi-Sport

Kiwisport is a program from Sport New Zealand aiming to promote sport for school-aged children. Master McPhail, acting as the Kiwisport Coordinator, devised a programme aimed at introducing Taekwon-Do to kids in a fun way. This includes the active sport side, as well as the martial arts discipline and culture. A number of schools initially took up the programme and now the results are beyond expectations. Over a thousand kids are now taking part each year, it has spread to secondary schools, and a number of our instructors are able to be instructors full time because of it. Lianna McCartney, Instructor at Zeal Taekwon-Do Otahuhu, has been at one of the schools and kindly told us how things were going:

The classes run for 45 minutes, giving a brief introduction to a lot of different aspects of Taekwon-Do. They have been learning some of the Korean terminology, and core values (or “Tenets”) of Taekwon-Do

From there they work on technical skills, self-defence, and punching and kicking pads.

As you can see from the Redoubt School newsletter, the kids are really enjoying the classes and eagerly await each lesson.

There has been a lot of interest from students and teachers who have been given a taste of Taekwon-Do, and want to find out more. For them, there are lots of local clubs to visit, try an introductory lesson, and join up. For International Taekwon-Do and Sport New Zealand, this has been the perfect launch to a fun, interesting school sports programme.

Classic IIC : Gen Choi in Jamaica 2001

Over a decade has now passed since the Founder of Taekwon-Do passed away. Every now and then I reflect that most of the people in my classes, even senior black belts, never got to meet and train with General Choi. That is a great pity as he was certainly a legend – an amazing figure and source of incredible knowledge.

In April 2002, practically on his death-bed, Gen Choi travelled to the United States to fulfil his promise to Grand Master CE Sereff to teach a course for his students. That was considered his last IIC. The previous September was the last full course, held in Jamaica shortly after the devastation of 9/11. As you will hear him say at the end of the video, the world was chaotic and people were afraid to travel. But 30 fanatical Taekwon-Do students gathered in Jamaica regardless to learn from the man himself.