The Expert Coaches

  • Master Rocky Rounthwaite 8th Dan International Instructor

    Commencing Taekwon-Do in 1976 in New Zealand, Master Rounthwaite has taught Taekwon-Do in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and Thailand. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Gordon Wallace Expert Coach

    Master Wallace started training in Taekwon-Do in 1977 in Elgin, Scotland.  He promoted to 8th Degree Master in 2014 in Dublin.  Click the image above to read more…

  • Mr Chris Broughton World Champion & Expert Coach

    Mr Chris Broughton is a 2nd degree Black Belt and former New Zealand Assistant Coach. Click the image above to read more….

  • Miss Jacqueline Geurts Expert Kids Coach

    Jacqueline has been training in TKD for 9 yrs and is ranked as a 2nd Dan. She has represented NZ by competing at World Champs and World Cups, medalling in her patterns divisions. Click the image above to read more….

  • Grand Master Michael Daher IX dan, Expert Coach

    Grand Master Michael Daher is from Sydney Australia. Grand Master Daher is an 9th degree black belt, President of the Oceania Taekwon-Do Federation and member of the ITF Board of Directors. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Ricardo Gonzalez Expert Coach

    Ricardo Gonzalez has been training Taekwon-Do since 1996, a student of Mr Adrian Paris. He has been coaching since 2006, with his students winning Pan American and South American champions. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Stephen Tapilatu Expert Coach

    Mr Stephen Tapilatu is one of the legends of ITF Taekwon-Do. 2 x ITF Taekwon-Do World Champion, 2 x ITF European Champion and 2 x King of Taekwon-Do, and former K1, Kickboxing and MMA Fighter. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Steve Pellow Expert Coach

    Master Pellow began his  Taekwon-Do training in September 1980. As well as Taekwon-Do Master Pellow has extensive experience in Filipino martial arts and Aikido. Click the image above to read more….

  • Grand Master Paul McPhail IX dan, ITF Technical Committee Member


    Grand Master McPhail worked extensively with General Choi Hong Hi on the final edition (1999) of the Condensed Encyclopaedia in New Zealand and Canada. Click the image above to read more.

  • Miss Courtney Weir Expert Coach
    Courtney was the 2018 World Cup Champion & 2019 World Champion in 1st Dan Senior Female Patterns. Courtney was the 2018 World Cup Champion & 2019 World Champion in 1st Dan Senior Female Patterns. Click the image above to read more….
  • Master Mark Hutton Expert Coach

    Master Mark Hutton (8th dan) began training in 1981 in Central Scotland. His classes always centre around the importance of ensuring his students and Instructors are well versed in all aspects of Taekwon-Do. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Mariusz Steckiewicz

    Master Mariusz Steckiewicz is a 7th degree black belt and professional ACE Certified Personal Trainer and sports coach, currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam….. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mrs Melissa Timperley Expert Coach

    Melissa began Taekwon-Do in 2002, a student of Master Paul McPhail. She has been representing New Zealand since 2006 in patterns and sparring and is a gold medalist and world champion in patterns. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Carl van Roon World Champion & Sport Scientist
    Carl van Roon is a 9 x ITF World Champion and Former 2 x Grand World Champion (Best Overall Competitor for the World Championships in 2009 and 2011). Click the image above to read more….
  • Mr Hong Looi Expert Coach

    Mr Hong Looi started Taekwon-Do in Malaysia in 1989, then continued his training in New Zealand where he was a member of the New Zealand team in 1999, 2001 and 2003. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Jon Sawden Expert Coach

    Jon Sawden is a III Dan Instructor with over 30 years Taekwon-Do experience. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Mark Trotter World Champion & Expert Coach

    Mark Trotter was the longest standing member of the New Zealand Taekwon-Do team (20 Years) and when he is not coaching Taekwon-Do or representing NZ overseas he can be found working on well-known blockbuster films as an elite Fight Choreographer. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Michael Lowe Expert Coach
    Mr Michael Lowe began his Taekwon-Do training at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1974. He instructed there from 1978 to 1985, before establishing his current school, Tiger Taekwon-Do, in 1985. Click the image above to read more….
  • Master Gray Patterson New Zealand National Coach

    Master Graham Patterson became the ITF World Grand Champion in 2003, after winning Gold in 4th dan patterns, and silver in power test. He previously won bronze for Power in Argentina in 1999, plus numerous other National titles. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Willy van de Mortel VIII dan, Expert Coach

    Master van de Mortel began training in 1976 and is a full time Taekwon-Do instructor and coach. He was 16 times Dutch champion and with them won 146 medals! Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Luke Thompson Expert Coach

    Mr Luke Thompson is a three time New Zealand Representative with numerous New Zealand, Oceania, and World Titles in Sparring, Patterns, Power Breaking and Pre Arranged Sparring. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Grant Eccles International Umpire

    Mr Grant Eccles is a 6th degree black belt and a NZ Registered Exercise Professional.  He has trained since 1987 and is a past national junior team coach. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master James Rimmer Expert Coach

    Master Rimmer is an 8th degree black belt and began training in Wellington in 1983 and gained his black belt at age 25 in 1986. He became the instructor at Khandallah in 1986 before moving to the Bay of Plenty in August 1987. Click the image above to read more….

  • Grand Master Paul Weiler IX dan, Expert Coach

    Grand Master Paul Weiler is a former Physical Education Teacher and currently the President of the ITF. Click the image above to read more….

  • Grand Master Ung Kim Lan IX dan, ITF Technical Committee Member


    Grand Master Lan is a 9th degree black belt and member of the ITF Technical and Instruction Committee. He started Taekwon-Do in 1965, in Vietnam and now lives in Germany. Click the image above to read more….

  • Miss Louise McCagh Expert Coach

    Louise McCagh has been competing for Ireland since 2004 with numerous national and international titles. In October 2013 ages 19, she became the first Irish woman to win an ITF World title winning gold in sparring. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Thierry Meyour Expert Coach

    Master Meyour started his martial arts training in 1976, with Judo in Lebanon, the Taekwon-Do in 1979. He achieved his junior black belt 1982. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Joliette Trân Expert Coach

    Master Joliette Trân, black belt 7th degree, began training in 1981 with her father, Grandmaster Trân Trieu Quan in Canada and assisted him during several international technical seminars. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Phil Thompson Leading Self Defence Expert

    Mr Phil Thompson is New Zealand’s leading expert on self defence and violence prevention. With over 20 years experience, he has trained thousands of people from every walk of life from corporate teams of all sizes, CEO’s and celebrities, students to police officers.

  • Miss Irene Yu Expert Coach

    Irene Yu was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in New Zealand. She started Taekwon-Do in 2007, and acquired the rank of 2nd dan in 2015. Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Mikko Allinniemi Expert Coach

    Master Mikko Allinniemi is a 7th degree black belt and head instructor of many schools throughout Finland, as well as holding many administrative roles over the years. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Brendan Doogan World Champion & Expert Coach

    Mr Doogan is a 6th degree black belt and is an International Instructor, International Umpire, World Champion in Power Breaking, Assistant New Zealand Coach, and a member of the Standards and Discipline and Tournament Advisor Groups in New Zealand. Click the image above to read more….

  • Grand Master Pierre Laquerre

    Grand Master Laquerre had a long and very successful tournament career in Taekwon-Do. He was awarded the “Outstanding Instructor Award” for his work in developing Taekwon-Do in Canada… Click the image above to read more….

  • Master Johann de Silva Expert Coach

    Johann de Silva is the former Head Coach of the ITF England and Wales Head Coach with considerable coaching experience at international level since 2006. Click the image above to read more….

  • ITF Patterns Unleashed

    ITF Patterns Unleashed is a collaboration of ITF and Sport Science instructors who offer a multiple coaching solutions to help you improve your Taekwon-Do techniques and Patterns. Click the image above to read more….

  • Ms Soledad Serrano Expert Coach

    Soledad Serrano is one of the ITF World’s most successful and well known athletes from Argentina. Click the image above to read more….

  • Mr Sean Neary Expert Coach

    Mr Neary started Taekwon-Do in 2007 and achieved his black belt in May 2012 at the age of 16. Click the image above to read more….

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