International Guests and Seminars
Dr Steve Stewart: Canada
Professor Stewart is the highest ranked American Kenpo (8th Dan) and Kyusho-Jitsu (9th Dan) Martial Artist in Canada. He formerly served as both the Canadian Rep for the WKKA (Worldwide Kenpo Karate Association) and International Director. Professor Stewart was also a member of the WKKA National Demonstration Team (1996 – 2001) and performed at many major events in both Canada and the United States. His introduction to the Martial Arts dates back to August 1973
Grandmaster Hae Man Park: Korea
When Korea, first became a republic, the first President Park Chung Hee ordered 6 of the top martial arts to send their best fighter to be his bodyguard. Grandmaster park was selected to represent Taekwondo.He was the presidential bodyguard for a long time and stayed at the Blue House (equivalent of the White House as blue is the royal colour of Korea). He is the Vice President of the World Chung Do Kwan Association. This is the oldest school of Taekwondo, which started in 1944 before the official naming of the art. The president is Uhm un Kyo who is also the President of the Kukkiwon, which is the Technical Centre of World Taekwondo Federation (WTF). Currently, although Grandmaster Park has retired, he now travels all over the world updating Taekwondo standards.
Grandmaster Kyung Chan Kim: Korea
Grand Master Kim has earned a renowned international reputation in Taekwondo and particularly Poomsae. He has been Multiple National Champion and seven times Hanmadang Poomsae Champion, Korean National Team Head Coach 2008 World Championships, Instructor for the International Poomsae Judging Seminars, Member of the Poomsae Technique Research Committee, Referee Chairman at the World Poomsae Championships, Korean Taekwondo Association Referee Chairman, Coach to numerous World Champions and he is a 9th Dan Grand Master
Grandmaster Ky Tu Dang: Denmark
Ky Tu Dang is an 8th Dan Grandmaster who has represented Norway in both Sparring and Poomsae, winning several medals at European and World Championship level. He has served as a nationals coach in both disciplines and now serves on the Technical Committees of the Danish and Israeli Taekwondo Federations. Master Dang was WTF European Poomsae Champion in 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. He took the silver medal at the first World Championships in 2006, gold in 2007 and two more silver medals in 2008 and 2009.
Master Ko: Korea
Master Ko is the former Head Coach for the NSW Taekwondo Sparring Team.
Master Ko started Taekwondo in 1964 in Korea and currently is a 7th Dan Black Belt. Since 2001, he has held the position of State Technical Director of Taekwondo in NSW. As Technical Director of NSW, Master Ko oversees the development and education of the technical application of Taekwondo in NSW as endorsed by the World Taekwondo Federation. He regularly conducts seminars for other Taekwondo clubs and school across the state.
Greg Butterworth: Australia
With over 40 years Martial Arts experience, Master Greg Butterworth is one of Australia’s experts in Poomsae and the technical aspect of Taekwondo. He has extensive experience in both sparring and technical competition, judging and coaching. In addition, he has ongoing relationships with Korean and international experts and Grandmasters. He has a 7th Dan in Taekwondo, 40 years of martial arts experience. He was a finalist at 1st World Poomsae Championships and continues to act as an international coach, Over 30 years refereeing experience, International referee, Victorian National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) Coordinator for over 10 years, Taekwondo Australia National Technical Committee, Technical Director for Victoria, State Coaching Director for Victoria, Tournament Director, Senior Technical Judge at State and National tournaments and National Referee Education Director
Paul Lyons: Australia
Paul Lyons is a 5th Dan Black Belt and director of the Fighting Lyons Taekwondo Health & Fitness Centre. He is a Dual Olympian with over 33 years of experience. His experience as an athlete and coach have given him a reputation as one of the most respected and disciplined martial artists in his field. Achieving the “Athlete Hall of Fame Award” for outstanding achievements in sport. His passion for the martial art and sport is second to none, employed by the Australian Olympic Committee as National Junior Development Coach, he achieved outstanding success with developing athletes through National and International competition. In recognition for his success he was awarded the Australia Award for Services to Sport by the Prime Minister John Howard. His belief is to help individuals strive and achieve their goals and to better themselves through their sport, martial art and life.
Richard Norton: Australia
With a successful acting career as well as 45 years of Martial Arts training, Richard Norton holds an 8th degree in Zen Do Kai Karate, presented by longtime Master, friend and training partner, Soke Bob Jones. He also possesses a 5th degree Shihan ranking in International Goju Ryu Karate, personally presented to him by Hanshi Tino Ceberano. Richard Norton has a 4th degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu having trained under world renowned coach, Jean Jacques Machado. Most recently he received a 5th Degree Master ranking in Chun Kuk Do, personally awarded and presented to him by the legendary Chuck Norris.
Master Fab Cella: Australia
Master Fab is one of Australia’s leading martial artists, with vast experience in the security industry. He has worked with many security and personal protection groups and trained with many world class martial arts experts. His accomplishments include a 6th Dan in Kyusho Jitsu, High ranking Black Belt in Karate, Arnis, Hapkido, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, BJJ Combatives Instructor, Founder and Director of Kyusho Australia, Founder of H.P.P.T Australia, Kyusho International Alliance Regional Director Examiner and Instructor and Australian Instructor Certifier H.P.P.T Level 1,2,3.
Jesus Ramal: Spain
Granted Scholarship by the Spanish Olympic Committee and the Spanish Taekwondo Federaton for a Master in Sports High Perfomance Through the Spanish Olympic Committee and Autonomic University of Madrid.
Jesus is a National Instructor of Taekwondo with a Kukkiwon Black Belt 7th Dan Of Taekwondo, he has
diverse qualifications in different sports specialties and physical preparation adapted to combat sports.
Over 20 years dedicated to teaching taekwondo and since 1996 as a personal coach for world championship medalists including being the Olympic coach for Suvi Mikkonen at the 2010 Olympics.
Roland Osbourne: United States
Roland, a 5th degree black belt in Red Dragon Karate and 1st degree black belt in judo, is famous for copying Guile’s gainer kick from the Street Fighter video game. He has trained over 100,000 people worldwide and reached over 200 million homes with his travel show on Discovery Channel. Roland has also been featured in over 30 international magazines and won over 150 championships.