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  1. 1.  Cleaning Products to Detoxify your Home  Money Saving, Practical and Unusual Beauty Tips  Popular Essential Oils and their Uses  15 ‗Food for Thought‘ Tips to Help Lose Weight  Nasal Allergies and How to Avoid Tips  Tramping in New Zealand - The Able Tasman Coast Track  The History of Rugby in New Zealand  WAKO Kickboxing  Detoxify your Body  Anti-bacterial Soap does it really work?  Why Should you have a Regular Massage?  Fat Burning Foods for Faster Weight loss  Tramping in New Zealand - The Kepler Track  Who are our Greatest New Zealand Rugby Players?  Local Services: Health and Beauty, Sport and Recreation Babies and Toddlers Business Services Education and Training, Clubs and Community Getting Married Health and Beauty, Sport and Recreation Living and Leisure Motoring, Marine , Industrial and Rural Property: Real Estate, Building and Development Senior Living Shopping and Retail, Wining and Dining Visiting the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney HEALTH AND BEAUTY, SPORT AND RECREATION Autumn/Winter 2013 www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport To feature in this booklet and on our Linku2 website plans start from $25 pm. For details phone: 09 428 0204, Email: admin@linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | About Linku2 Hibiscus Coast | Advertise with Linku2 Hibiscus Coast (Rates subject to change - for up to date information visit the website) Linku2 Hibiscus Coast Business and Community Services are kindly sponsored by Pak n Save Silverdale helping us support our local Community Visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 for information, articles and local service links for the following - Articles in this print issue: Articles on the web links:
  2. 2. We Linku2 local services, information and articles through our Linku2 website and print booklets in stands across the area. Our onsite web ―We Linku2‖ sections and print booklets are updated quarterly linking you to information, articles and local services divided into sections from Babies to Property, Health to Seniors. Visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz to find everything you need locally, pick up a free booklet from one of our many stands or download a copy on site. Linku2 also provide on site information including -  Free Classified Sales  Local Events Calendar  Latest news  Information on the local area and services (eg bus timetables, rubbish collections, libraries, emergency procedures, etc) Plus we run our own unique Fundraising Programme with paying Web and Booklet advertisers contributing back into our non-profit community. All local non-profit groups can register to receive funds. We welcome any feedback and love to be involved with our community Call us on 09 428 0204 or email admin@linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz Visit us today at www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz and support our community to - Go Local, Grow Local ... LINKU2 - WHO ARE WE AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU? SO WHAT ARE QR CODES? A QR code is a type of bar code with an embedded URL that links to the internet. By using a QR reading programme on your smart phone you can link directly through the QR code to the link. If you have a smartphone but don‘t have a QR App you can download a QR code scanner free at www.qrstuff.com Or text ―QR‖ to 710 (Vodafone)
  3. 3. CLEANING PRODUCTS TO DETOXIFY YOUR HOME We spend a lot of time focusing on what we eat and exercising to try to stay healthy but many people haven‘t considered the damage that every day chemicals are doing to our bodies. Toxic fumes from commonly used products such as bleach can cause respiratory damage to ourselves, our children and our pets. Allergies and asthma can also be irritated causing distress and worry. Whether you are directly affected or not aware of the symptoms, the chemicals you come into contact with every day are having an impact on your health. VOC‘s (Volatile Organic Compounds) found in many cleaning products emit toxic fumes affecting the quality of air you breathe. The residue left behind from cleaning down your bench tops goes onto your hands and into your food. Choosing to use products made from natural or environmentally friendly ingredients is a simple way to reduce your exposure. So what should you look out for? Environmental Choice NZ certified products are a good start. Products must pass stringent rules to gain this certification so you can trust that these products are both environmentally friendly and user friendly. What else can you do? If using concentrated cleaning products make sure you dilute as directed. Using too much product reduces the effectiveness of the cleaner, causes undue wastage and simply costs you more! When used correctly many eco-friendly cleaning products work as good as if not better than standard products. Small changes can make a difference to your health and the environment you live and work in. At Insinc Products we have a large range of eco-friendly options for both your home and workplace. Commercial grade cleaning products as well as toilet paper and paper towels made from recycled paper (oxygen bleached not chlorine bleached). Also available are biodegradable cups, plates and cutlery – perfect for your next function. Buy on-line - www.environmentallyfriendly.co.nz or contact us direct Check out our products by scanning this QR code with your smartphone or tablet Insinc Products Ltd Eco-friendly, sustainable products for your home, office or school that are better for you and better for the environment. An extensive range of commercial strength environmentally friendly products PO Box 310 140, Red Beach Ph: 0508 467 462  Mob: 021 447 640 E: sales@insinc.co.nz  www.insinc.co.nz
  4. 4. sales@insincproducts.co.nz or freephone 0508 INSINC (467 462). ** GOOD FOR YOU ** GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT ** GOOD FOR YOUR BUDGET ** MONEY SAVING, PRACTICAL, AND ’ UNUSUAL’ BEAUTY TIPS For the love of beauty … All of us can either spend a fortune or find remedies in the kitchen cupboard. Here are some interesting tips, some are practical, some great money savers and others just plainDETOXIFY YOUR BODY ... Now you‘ve detoxified your house move on to the body and get your whole life in or- der! Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item or Article link We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST FITNESS, EXERCISE AND PERSONAL TRAINING SERVICES Inshape Studio, 55 Karepiro Drive, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Ph: 428 2251 E: Helen@inshapestudio.co.nz, W: www.inshapestudio.co.nz - Get fit with Pilates, Boxing or Circuits or check out our massage therapists, personal training and Osteopath to keep your body in top condition located in Whangaparaoa we service all fitness needs for the Hibiscus Coast. The Leisure Centre, 159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Ph: 424 9227 E: rodney.leisure@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, W: www.theleisurecentre.co.nz - Get fit with The Leisure Centre! They offer, swimming, cardio, weights, Les Mills classes, squash, ten- nis and other group sports. Curves Whangaparaoa, Unit 3, 641 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, Ph: 424 0423, E: curveswhangaparaoa@xtra.co.nz, W: www.curves.co.nz - Curves Com- plete weight loss plan - exercise, meal plan and coaching for a health lifestyle plus work out in a fun and friendly environment! Dynamic Martial Arts, 4A Agency Lane, Silverdale, Ph: 021 214 7204, Email: dave@dynamic.org.nz, W: www.dynamic.org.nz - We offer a wide range of classes the whole family can enjoy. We have Cardio classes if you are looking to gain fitness, lose weight, tone and strengthen in a fun and friendly atmosphere and kickboxing classes to learn effective self-defence in a correct, safe technique. Northern Arena, 8 Polarity Rise, Silverdale, Ph: 421 9700, E: info@northernarena.co.nz, W: www.northernarena.co.nz - A ground breaking, unique environment for learning to swim and your health and fitness. Northern Arena is a world class private facility with a combination of purpose built learn to swim pools, gymnasium, group fitness, physio ser- vices, expert staff and school holiday programmes.
  5. 5. unusual Enjoy! Nix Post-Shaving Redness - Shave your face, legs or underarms in the shower after standing under warm water for a few minutes. This will help open up hair follicles and will soften hairs so they're less coarse to shave. Apply Mascara To Fake Lashes - This will help fake lashes blend in more seamlessly with your natural ones. Keep It On - When using cream-based beauty products - like lipstick or foundation - apply a dry face powder on top to seal in your look. Find Your Shade - When choosing a foundation, test a product on the skin near your jawline. And be sure to do it in natural light. This will ensure the foundation tone you choose for your face isn't too different from the natural shade of your neck Cracked Heal Remedy - Apply nappy rash cream to help heal cracked elbows and feet. The moisturisers and anti-inflamatory ingredients help hydrate and repair the skin. Remove Nail Polish Without Remover - If you run out of nail polish remover, you can remove nail polish by applying a clear top coat to the nail and removing it quickly with a cotton ball. Treat Ingrown Hairs - Apply a product containing witch hazel to help reduce the swelling and redness, then coax the ingrown hair from its location with a pair of tweezers (don't pull it out as this will only make the ingrown hair regrow the same way later). For Greasy Hair - Avoid applying conditioner directly to your hair's roots - just apply the heavy moisturizing cream to the ends of your hair Get fit with Pilates, Boxing or Circuits or check out our massage therapists, personal training and Osteopath to keep your body in top condition located in Whangaparaoa we service all fitness needs for the Hibiscus Coast Unit 3, 55 Karepiro Drive  Ph: 428 2251  www.inshapestudio.co.nz
  6. 6. 65 Tauranga Place, Orewa Ph: 427 0090  FreeCall: 0800 629 476 colleen@maygroveorewa.co.nz www.maygroveorewa.co.nz
  7. 7. Sunburn Remedy - Take a warm bath in VERY strong black tea -- the tannins take away the sting and swelling Dry Out Pimples - Dabbing toothpaste onto a pimple is a quick and easy way to help dry it out Give Curls Bounce - Never brush curls out with a brush. Instead, loosen them with your fingers. This will give curls added lift without flattening them down. Use Oil On Your Skin - Even If is is already oily. While it sounds mad using an oil-based product to remove makeup or excess dirt from your skin can actually improve your epidermis' condition. Why? Over-cleaning stimulates the sebum glands, which causes skin to over-produce oil. Using oil-based products will have the opposite effect. Linku2 take no responsibility for any outcome from use of any of these tips or whether they really work but guess they are always worth a try – we are just the messenger. Sources include Total Beauty, Huffington Post and Women‘s Day. POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR USES An essential oil is a concentrated liquid extracted from a plant. The ‗essential‘ part of the oil means it carries a scent, or essence of the plant from which it has been extracted. Essential oils have many uses including in medicinal treatments, in beauty products, food and drink flavouring and incense burning. Aromatherapy is an alternative treatment which uses essential oils in treatments for their curative effects. Whilst there is a lack of clinical evidence on the curative effects in the use of essential oils there is no doubt they can offer positive therapeutic results. Used in massage the oils can also create a distinct sense of well being. Some of the most popular essential oils include - ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP – DOES IT REALLY WORK? At up to three times the price of conventional soap what are the benefits, if any? Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item or Article link We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST BEAUTY SERVICES Sparklewhite Teeth, Hibiscus Coast, Ph: 0800 444 233, Mob: 021 1518427 E: nthauckland@sparklewhite.co.nz, W: www.sparklewhite.co.nz - A brighter, whiter smile! Are beautifully white teeth something you've always wanted? Get a great smile with Spar- klewhite Teeth Whitening!
  8. 8. Lavender - Popular in the use of anti- stress, as an anti-depressant, to help induce sleep and can apparently also be used as an antiseptic Peppermint - Also good as an anti- depressant and used to deter ants with a few drops placed along their trail Chamomile - Popular in a massage oil and has a calming effect. Also contains analgesic properties and can help in the battle against acne Tea Tree - Popular to boost the immune system and fight infections. Good to heal cuts and burns, popular as a remedy for dandruff, respiratory conditions, aches and flu and also works as an insecticide Lemon - Used to improve concentration, aid digestion and help with symptoms of acne and arthritis. Also popular in house cleaning and deodorizing Eucalyptus - Popular to aid mental alertness and concentration. Its antiseptic properties are good for skin problems and insect bites. It is a popular anti- inflammatory aid and it is very effective in treating a runny nose and sinus infections, Helps to boost the immune system. Ylang-Ylang - Calming helping avoid tearfulness, anxiety and anger. Good for skin conditions (dry and oily). Popular as an aphrodisiac and also used to counteract the effects of hair loss! Clary Sage - Used as a natural pain killer particularly for muscle aches and pains. Helpful for insomnia and also in balancing hormones Great recipe ideas with Pak n Save Silverdale Pak n Save have so many great meal ideas. Everything for the family and all your ingredients can be found in store! Don’t forget to check our promotions to get your ingredients even cheaper at www.paknsave.co.nz! Pak n Save Silverdale 20 HBC Highway, Silverdale  Ph 09 421 9160 W: www.paknsave.co.nz Pak n Save Logo WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A REGULAR MASSAGE ... Essential oils are used in massage which is not only popular for relaxation but has many physical and therapeutic benefits. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item or Article link to read some of these
  9. 9. 15 ‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ TIPS TO HELP LOSE WEIGHT So we all know the routine, eat less calories, do more exercise and you‘ll lose weight - it‘s simple! But is it? Who finds that this simple remedy doesn‘t always work as well as they would like? Here are a few ‗food for thought‘ tips that may just help.  Passionately kiss your partner 10 times a day. Research claims a passionate kiss burns 6.4 calories per minute. Ten minutes a day of kissing equates to about 23,000 calories a year! If you don‘t have a partner you‘ll need to find a willing participant!  Eat 90% of your meals at home. You will be more likely to eat less and lower fat foods than a restaurant or fast food outlet.  Watch one less hour of TV. A study of US undergraduate students found the more they watched television, the more often they ate and the more they ate overall. Go for a walk or finish a chore instead which will also burn calories!  Brush your teeth after every meal, especially after dinner. That clean, minty freshness will indicate to your brain that food time is finished.  Be positive. You know the rules, if you focus on things you can‘t do, like resisting fatty food or taking some exercise, then you won‘t. Repeat positive thoughts to yourself. ―I can lose weight.‖ ―I will get out for my walk today.‖ Repeat these phrases like a mantra all day long and it will work.  Sniff a banana, an apple, or a peppermint when you feel hungry - apparently it works! Research by Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., in Chicago discovered the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost.  Hide your remote. If you must watch TV, at least stand up to change the channel.  Instead of sitting and reading, listen to books on tape as you walk, clean, or Mobile Service, Hibiscus Coast Ph: 0800 444 233 w Mob: 021 1518427 E: nthauckland@sparklewhite.co.nz www.sparklewhite.co.nz One of the first things people notice about you when they meet you is your smile Does your smile look good?
  10. 10. garden.  Swap your desk chair for a stability ball—then gently bounce on it.  Find an app that will make your walks more diverse and get out and about (try Map my Walk)  Eat at the same times every day (including snacks). Sure you can't do this all the time, but some people find that knowing when to expect their next meal or snack makes them a lot less likely to graze.  For those who really can‘t resist the TV use it to your advantage Try dancing to the music when you tune into your favourite music show, or practice some stress-relieving cardio boxing when your least favourite reality contestant is on camera.  Use smaller bowls, cups, and spoons. For example, try enjoying a bowl of ice cream with a tea spoon.  Bring the colour blue into your life more often. Blue is an appetite suppressant.  Get coffee with friends "to go"—walk as you talk and sip. Use these tips alongside your weight management plans and just see how they can help. However, finally, you do need to be patient. You will succeed! NASAL ALLERGIES AND HOW TO AVOID TIPS Pollen, mold, pets, or dust mites? If your eyes are watering and your nose is stopped up, you may be more interested in what will get rid of your symptoms than what‘s causing them. Knowing that, though, can help you get lasting relief. If your allergies act up at certain times of the year, you may be allergic to pollen. In the spring, pollinating trees are usually to blame for allergies. In summer, grasses and weeds mainly make pollen. If your symptoms tend to last all year, you may be allergic to dust mites, pet fur, or mould. You can be allergic to more than one thing, and you can have seasonal and year-round allergies. In fact, it‘s common for people who have allergies to be allergic to more than one trigger. How to Avoid Pollen Pollen doesn't mean to bug you. It's there to help plants reproduce. But if you inhale it, it can cause allergy symptoms such as:  Sneezing FAT BURNING FOODS FOR FASTER WEIGHT LOSS... Now you have some ‗different‘ tips for weight loss, supplement this with some great fat burning foods for faster and better results. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item or Article link
  11. 11.  Watery eyes  Nasal congestion  Runny nose  Itchy throat  Cough It's a lot like a cold, plus a sore throat and hoarseness, and you usually get it like clockwork when the plants that make the pollen that bother you are blooming. 5 Ways to Keep Pollen Out of Your Home  Close your windows and outside doors.  Avoid using window and fans during pollen season. Use air-conditioning to cool your home.  Roll up your car windows when driving. Use the air-conditioning, if you need it.  Dry clothing and bedding in the dryer. Don't hang them outside.  Remember that pets can bring in pollen on their fur, too. Don't allow pets that spend time outdoors in your bedroom. If you have to be outside, minimise your exposure to pollen.  Check pollen counts before planning outdoor activities.  Avoid being outdoors in the early morning, when pollen is most widespread.  Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from pollen.  Have someone else mow your grass. Don't rake leaves during pollen season. If you must do gardening, wear a mask.  Going on holiday? Look for a place where pollen is low, such as the beach, or take your medications with you.  Change your clothing when you come indoors. Shower and wash your hair first. Content courtesy of www.webmd.com We Linku2 our recommended … HIBISCUS COAST SPORT SERVICES The Leisure Centre, 159 Brightside Road, Stanmore Bay, Ph: 424 9227 E: rodney.leisure@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, W: www.theleisurecentre.co.nz - Get fit with The Leisure Centre! They offer, swimming, cardio, weights, Les Mills classes, squash, ten- nis and other group sports. Dynamic Martial Arts, 4A Agency Lane, Silverdale, Ph: 021 214 7204, Email: dave@dynamic.org.nz, W: www.dynamic.org.nz - We offer a wide range of classes the whole family can enjoy. We have Cardio classes if you are looking to gain fitness, lose weight, tone and strengthen in a fun and friendly atmosphere, Kickboxing classes to learn effective self-defence in a correct, safe technique. Northern Arena, 8 Polarity Rise, Silverdale, Ph: 421 9700, E: info@northernarena.co.nz, W: www.northernarena.co.nz - A ground breaking, unique environment for learning to swim and your health and fitness. Northern Arena is a world class private facility with a combination of purpose built learn to swim pools, gymnasium, group fitness, physio ser- vices, expert staff and school holiday programmes.
  12. 12. TRAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND - THE ABLE TASMAN COAST TRACK The Able Tasman Coast Track is located in Abel Tasman National Park on South Island‘s northern shores. It is a 54.4 km track with all streams bridged but there are tidal crossings which can only be crossed within a few hours either side of low tide. The track takes an average of three to five days to complete and can be walked from either end. There are huts and campsites where you can stay for a fee. Bookings are required. There is no charge for day walks. Visitors can walk into the park from the roadend carparks, catch water taxis to beaches along the track or kayak along the coast. The nearest towns of Nelson, Motueka and Takaka have i-SITES, accommodation and shops catering for tramping and kayaking needs. Kaiteriteri has a petrol station, small grocery shop, accommodation and café. Marahau has accommodation, a shop and cafés. Takaka is the last place for petrol before Totaranui. The track runs from Marahau in the south to Wainui in the north. Between Marahau and Anchorage the distance is 12.4 km. This stretch of the track starts with a causeway at Marahau passing through open countryside to Tinline Bay. Passing on through beech forest with large kanuka trees the track turns inland through a number of gullies and emerging to views over Torrent Bay and the coast and islands to the north. In Anchorage Bay there is a hut and campsite. Continuing north the Torrent Bay estuary can only be crossed at low tide but there is otherwise a high tide track around. From Torrent Bay the track climbs steadily and follows round two valleys above Falls River which is the biggest in the park. The river is crossed by a spectacular 47 m suspension bridge. The track then meanders through coastal forest and drops back to the sea with a hut and campsite at the Bark Bay estuary. After crossing the Bark Bay estuary you travel through stands of manuka. Back at the shore blocks of granite remain from an old quarrying operation at Tonga Quarry. Offshore, Tonga Island is surrounded by a marine reserve. Onetahuti Bay can only be crossed with in 3 hours either side of low tide with the track then climbing over Tonga Saddle and descending to Awaroa Inlet with a hut and campsite along the shore. The Awaroa estuary crossing is another
  13. 13. that can only be crossed at low tide, the northern side crosses a low saddle and drops to Waiharakere Bay where a timber mill used to be in operation. From here it is back into the forest emerging at Goat Bay. Climbing to a lookout above Skinner Point the track then descends to Totaranui. Heading around Totaranui estuary the track climbs over a low saddle and winds down through lush forest to Anapai Bay. From Anapai Bay to Mutton Cove the track passes through sandy beaches and rocky headlands of regenerating kanuka. The track then climbs to another saddle and descends to Whariwharangi Bay. If you wish to visit Separation Point this begins before the descent. From the hut at Whariwharangi follow a small stream then climb out of the bay to a saddle overlooking Wainui inlet. The track winds down to the shore and follows the estuary edge to the carpark. Content abridged from track description at www.doc.govt.nz THE HISTORY OF RUGBY IN NEW ZEALAND On the 14th of May 1870 around 200 people gathered at Nelson‘s Botanic Reserve to witness what was to be an historic occasion. A new version of rugby football was brought to New Zealand by Charles Munro. Munro completed his schooling at Christ‘s College in Finchley, England and during this time had played the version of football associated with Rugby School. TRAMPING IN NEW ZEALAND - KEPLER TRACK... For details and images of the spectacular Kepler Track - An Adventure above the Clouds. Scan this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item 1924 Invincibles Team - Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online
  14. 14. On his return to New Zealand Munro suggested the local football club try out the rugby rules. Later that year Munro organised a game between Nelson and Wellington played at Petone and won by Nelson. By 1875 the game had become established across the country. New South Wales was the first foreign team to visit in 1882 and the first British team toured in 1888 and in 1892 the New Zealand Rugby Football Union was established. It is not clear when the national team became known as the ―All Blacks‖. Some claim it was when the team, in their recently adopted all black jerseys toured Australia in 1884. Others claim it was a mistype by the British press during the 1905 tour claiming the team was ‗all backs‘ during their tour of Britain in 1905. The all black jersey was formally adopted in 1893. From 1884 various war cries were performed by touring New Zealand teams but it was the All Black 1905 British tour which is credited with developing the popularity of the haka. Until the 1970‘s the haka was only performed on overseas tours but it is now performed at all All Black matches. Fear of the black jersey first crept in during the 1905 tour when the All Blacks played in Britain and Europe with a different style of rugby, running with the ball and favouring spinning the ball wide or crashing through instead of kicking at goal. This 1905 team became known as ‗The Originals‘ winning 34 of their 35 games with no points conceded in 23 of those 35 games. The team of 1924/25 outdid ‗The Originals‘ playing 32 matches and winning all 32 against England, Ireland, Wales and France. This team became known as ‗The Invincibles‘. The All Blacks, including their psychological edge with the haka, had become the most feared opponent in the sport. WAKO KICKBOXING WAKO started its activity in Europe in 1976 . The founder was Mr. Georg Bruckner from Berlin, who promoted the first ever World Championships in semi and full contact karate (as it was called in those days) back in 1978 with 110 competitors representing 18 countries. WAKO immediately created the rules and regulations for the new fighting sports and acted, since the very beginning, as the authentic Kickboxing Federation in the world. In our Championships, only national WHO ARE OUR GREATEST NEW ZEALAND RUGBY PLAYERS? Since it‘s introduction to New Zealand in 1870 rugby has produced some of the greatest players to set foot on the pitch. Read about some of them by scanning this QR code or visit www.linku2hibiscuscoast.co.nz | We Linku2 | Health and Sport - Scrolling item or Article link
  15. 15. teams are accepted. Each member country can present only 1 competitor in each weight class, the best, "la creme de la creme". Our World Championships are NOT open competitions where everybody can try, spending a few dollars, to become "World Champ" like they do almost every week-end in USA. Each competitor has gone through a long selection in his country before competing in WAKO tournaments and normally he is the national champ of his weight class in that particular kickboxing style. (WAKO offers 7 different styles: semi contact, light contact, kick-light, full contact, low-kick, K1 Rules, and musical forms: 4 styles are on tatami or mats, 3 in the ring). Therefore WAKO guarantees the best possible kickboxing fights and its gold medallists are true champions. Today WAKO can count on 118 affiliated nations in the 5 continents, and in the greatest majority of cases, WAKO unites the strongest and best national kickboxing organisations. WAKO has today 85 affiliated national federations which are officially recognized by either their National Olympic Committees or by their Highest Government Sport Authorities. Today WAKO counts on a market of kickboxers estimated to be around 3.000,000 participants and no less than 25,000 clubs around the globe. We promote, nationally and internationally, more than 1,000 amateur events a year. These figures speak for themselves. Now officially recognised by GAISF and by OCA, WAKO is growing steadily all over the world promoting regularly continental and world championships and organises "open" events that spread the word about our movement, attracting thousands of spectators to sports-arenas. In 2007 WAKO participated in the African Games , held in Algiers (Algeria) in July for the first time and in the 2nd ASIAN INDOOR GAMES held in Macau (China) in October. It happened the same in Bangkok (Thailand) and then in Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam) in 2009. WAKO, being a member of SPORTACCORD (former GAISF), together with other IFs, have contributed to create the WORLD COMBAT GAMES, an event which gathered the élites of the Martial Arts and Fighting Sport Federations in Beijing in 2010, an umbrella organization stressing excellency in our sports. Dynamic Martial Arts offer Fight Fit, BFT, Kids Kickboxing, Cardio Challenge, Musical Forms, Adult Sparring and Nemesis Fight. For details call Dave on 021 214 7204 or visit www.dynamic.org.nz 4A Agency Lane, Silverdale Ph: 021 214 7204 w E: dave@dynamic.org.nz Web: www.dynamic.org.nz We offer a wide range of classes the whole family can enjoy  Cardio Chal- lenge  Musical Forms  Sparring - Adults  Nemesis  Fight Fit  BTF  Kids Kickboxing
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