Grand Master Lai achieved his black belt in 1966 and represented Malaysia in the early international tournaments of 1967, 1968 and 1971. In the following years, he decided to focus on instructing, and built up many clubs around Malaysia. He then moved to Australia in the 1980s and begun instructing in Ballarat. Classes are instructed by Mr Scott Benton under the guidance of Grand Master Lai who conducts Gradings and participates in students development.
Taekwon-Do is a version of unarmed combat designed for the purpose of self-defence. It was founded in the 1950s by Choi Hong Hi (1918-2002), a South Korean General and Ambassador.
Taekwon-Do martial artists employ both hand and foot techniques. Supported by modern scientific evidence, these techniques combine the notions of reaction force, concentration, balance, breath control and speed in order to achieve maximum power.
One of the many appeals of ITF Taekwon-Do is the diversity of events that take place during competitions. There is sparring of course, but also patterns, team sparring, team patterns, self-defence, power breaking and special techniques.
Ultimately, it's an excellent tool for both physical and mental development. But don't take our word for it... Come and try it out!