Instructors

All our Instructors are highly motivated, experienced and are led by former National Champion, Master Instructor Andrew Johnston, who personally trains all Instructors. The development of an advanced student becoming an Instructor takes no less than five years. We pride ourselves on being always willing to adopt any new training, or safety procedure that comes to our attention.

All our Instructors are WTF Black Belt world recognised Instructors. They are fully insured and registered with the Australian Sports Commission as Coaches and all have their Senior First Aid Certificates. Our Instructors have all passed a minimum Level 1 National Accredited Coaching Scheme course in order to be part of our leading club. All Instructors are insured and child protection screened.

Head Instructor Master Andrew Johnston

Master Instructor Andrew Johnston has over 30 years extensive martial arts experience and in teaching and implementing programs for all age groups.

The club’s Master Instructor, Andrew Johnston has trained, competed and coached in the martial arts for over 30 years nationally and internationally. Master Andrew Johnston is a 6th Dan internationally recognised Taekwondo examiner and is currently the President of NSW Haidong Gumdo.

In addition to his national and international competition experiences and successes, Master Andrew has personally trained and coached several highly successful athletes to great success. He runs one of Australia’s largest and leading Taekwondo schools, and has instigated various programs for community schools and highly regarded groups such as Team Building Australia over the years.

Senior Instructor Kristen Mann

Senior Instructor Kristen Mann has over 14 years of martial arts experience, and has previously taught successfully for several years as part of Mountain Wolves Taekwondo in the Blue Mountains, as well as instigating various martial arts programs within primary schools and high schools, and in Out of School Hours Care centres.

Kristen has competed at State, National and International martial arts tournaments. She is also a fully certified Taekwondo Australia 4th Class Referee, as well as being an Australian Sports Commission coach as part of the Active After Schools Communities Program.

Kristen currently holds the rank of 3rd Dan in WTF Taekwondo (Kukkiwon certified) and 2nd Dan in Haidong Gumdo (World Haidong Gumdo Federation certified).

Instructor Nausicaa Joannes

Instructor Nausicaa has been training martial arts for 9 years, with extensive experience in Taekwondo and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Nausicaa was personally trained as an instructor and tournament coach by Master Andrew Johnston, teaching for several years in the Blue Mountains. She has successfully coached multiple students to a National level. Alongside her extensive teaching experience, Nausicaa has achieved strong results at Regional and State level tournaments.

Nausicaa currently holds the rank of 2nd Dan in WTF Taekwondo (Kukkiwon certified).