INSTRUCTORS

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MASTER FLORIAN JOO – Head Instructor

  • 6th Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon, World Taekwondo

  • 5th Dan Hosinsul – International Hosinsul Federation

  • 3rd Dan Hapkido – Korea Hapkido Federation

  • 3rd Dan TukKong Moosool – Korea World TukKong Association

  • Instructor Krav Maga – Combat Krav Maga International

  • Blue Belt Brazilian Jiujitsu – Machado

  • Mixed Martial Arts Training

  • Training since: 1983

  • Advanced First Aid [HLTAID006, 007, 008]

  • Working With Children – Victorian Government

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering [BE] – University of Melbourne

  • Diploma of Leadership and Management [BSB51918]

  • Diploma of Business [BSB50215]

  • Diploma of Sport (Coaching) [SIS50319]

  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment [TAE40116]

  • Certificate IV in Fitness [SIS40215]

  • Certificate III in Fitness [SIS30315]

 

Interests

  • Martial arts, hiking, skiing, camping

  • Travelling Switzerland and other parts of Alpine Europe

  • Piano, violin, classical music

  • Engineering, product development, automotive technology

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

“Even after many years of training, I still enjoy the never-ending pursuit of improving myself through Traditional Taekwondo and continuously learning new martial art techniques.  I love teaching people and seeing them realise their full potential.  By teaching martial arts I see students gain a boost in their confidence, self-esteem, fitness and concentration and also develop life-skills such as self-defence.  It is my privilege to be a servant to the students.”

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MASTER SAMUEL HO – Instructor

  • 4th Dan Hosinsul – International Hosinsul Federation

  • 3rd Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon

  • 3rd Dan Hapkido – Korea Hapkido Federation

  • Training since: 1995

  • Working With Children – Victorian Government

 

Education

  • Master of Marketing – Deakin University

  • Master of Nursing in Clinical Practice – University of Technology, Sydney

  • Bachelor of Nursing – Avondale College

 

Interests

  • Martial arts, cycling, golf, tennis, camping

  • Cooking and baking

  • Learning

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

“I enjoy the physical and mental challenge of training.  It helps to cultivate and maintain discipline, which is one of the critical ingredients for success in any field.  Also, instructing/teaching is the ultimate form of learning.”

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SAMUEL LADSON – Instructor

  • 3rd Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon

  • Training since: 2002

  • CPR & First-aid Training [HLTAID009, 010, 011]

  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training [22282VIC & 22300VIC]

  • Registered Teacher, Victorian Institution of Teaching

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (History & English), Latrobe University

  • Graduate Certificate in European Studies, Latrobe University

  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Latrobe University

 

Interests

  • Archery and HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts)

  • Reading, classical literature, philosophy, history

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

"Training in martial arts gives us a rare opportunity to practically forward the limits of our self- discipline. I am consistently impressed by the usefulness of a will accustomed to the pressure of regular training in the pursuit of self-improvement. Our practice of control in the smallest of tests generates resilience and an ability to make the most of every trial life throws at us. Watching the patient resolve and enthusiasm that our students demonstrate while training makes teaching Taekwondo a joy."

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DELWIN CHANG – Instructor

  • 1st Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon

  • Blue Sash – Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu

  • Training since: 2008

  • CPR Training [HLTAID001]

  • Working With Children – Victorian Government

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software) – University of Melbourne

 

Interests

  • Martial arts, badminton, soccer

  • Technology, watches

  • Driving

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

“Martial arts has taught me that there are no shortcuts in life and that anything worthwhile takes effort!  Training in a club with members from various martial arts background has allowed me to add ’tools’ from multiple disciplines to complement my own.  I enjoy working with students to help them develop their own set of ’tools’ that will help them achieve their goals in life."

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NATHAN LIOW – Instructor

  • 1st Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon

  • Training since: 1993

  • Anaphylaxis ASCIA Training

  • Working With Children – Victorian Government

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) – University of Melbourne

 

Interests

  • Martial arts

  • Music Performance, music Instruments

  • Languages

  • Film, Acting

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

“Training in martial arts provides the opportunity to challenge our minds, bodies and psyche all at the same time.  Regardless of level and ability, training in martial arts has the capacity to improve one's quality of life, attitude, confidence and outlook on life.  I enjoy instructing knowing that it empowers students to grow their self-belief and provide healthy challenges that will equip them in their day-to-day lives."

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AIDAN WONG – Instructor

  • 1st Dan Taekwondo – Kukkiwon

  • Training since: 2013

  • Working With Children – Victorian Government

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) / Master of Pharmacy – Monash University

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Pharmaceutical Science) – Deakin University

 

Interests

  • Calisthenics

  • Badminton

  • Anime

 

Why do I enjoy training and instructing?

“There is always something more to learn and I enjoy the journey of aiming to be that 1% better every day.  It is extremely rewarding to see progress, not only from myself, but from other fellow club members.  This drives and motivates me to collaborate with students to develop our skillsets further.”