Originating in Korea, Taekwondo has become the most commonly practiced martial art in the world, receiving the honour of being adopted as an Olympic sport in 2000.
Taekwondo roughly translates as “the way of the foot and fist” and combines the benefits of learning a martial art with the cardio workout you get from doing a sport or at the gym. It incorporates several powerful striking and kicking techniques in order to achieve maximum damage with minimal effort and teaches numerous self-defence techniques for use in situations where hand strikes and kicks are not available. It also improves physical fitness, flexibility, general well-being and the poise of those who practice it. The benefits of taekwondo reach far beyond the physical; enabling practitioners to improve self-esteem and confidence, and encouraging modesty and generosity through intense training of both the mind and the body.
At the Monash University Taekwondo Club (Clayton), we provide a friendly environment to get fit, hone your technique, relieve your busy mind and make great friends! Our club has a proud history of dominating the annual Australian University Games (AUG), winning the trophy an incredible 29 times over 34 years, including 2015. Competing is completely optional, but our success in competitions is a testament to the quality of teaching we provide.
We pride ourselves on having an excellent club culture, and regularly organise social events for our members to unwind and have fun outside of training.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Master Jaeyoung Kim
Master Jaeyoung Kim has been the Head Instructor for the Monash University Taekwondo Club (Clayton) since 2006. As of 2011, he also started his own Taekwondo club, Tiger World Class Taekwondo.
WT Taekwondo 6th Dan
Teuk Gong Moo Sool 5th Dan (TGMS)
(Korean martial art for Special Forces)
Judo 2nd Dan
Taekwondo International Referee 3rd level
Korea national instructor 3rd level
TGMS national instructor 3rd level
Master Stella Ming-Yeong Baek
Master Stella Ming-Yeong Baek has joined Monash University Club since late 2018. She has focused on improving our basic form for poomsae.
WT Taekwondo 4th Dan
Taekwondo Poomsae Education for judge
President – Alan Tat
Vice President – Francisco Sison
Secretary – Clement Poh
Treasurer – Trinh Tran
Team Manager – TBA
Events Manager – Jason Phai
Social Media & Marketing Manager – Emma Thorbjornsen
Equipment Manager – Martin Vo
IT & Media Manager – Jimmy Wong
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