Taekwondo Training In Perth
Premier Academy teaches modern Taekwondo in Perth as prescribed by the Kukkiwon and World Taekwondo Federation (the official governing bodies for Taekwondo). Perth’s Taekwondo training is one of the most systematic and scientific traditional martial arts. It has become a global sport with a huge international following, and an official Olympic sport.
The Korean word “Taekwondo” translates into three parts in English – “Tae” meaning “foot” or “leg”; “kwon” meaning “fist,” or “fight”; and “Do” the “way” or “discipline.” By examining these three parts together, we can see the philosophical basis of Taekwondo. First in Taekwondo training is the way of using fists and feet together. Second, it is a way to control or calm down fights and keep the peace. Taken together, Taekwondo means “the way of using all parts of the body to stop fights and help to build a better and more peaceful world.”
Taekwondo is similar many other Oriental martial arts and shares some features with them, particularly those from countries surrounding Korea, like Japan and China. Perth’s training in Taekwondo differs from most other oriental martial arts in that it is very dynamic, with active movements that include a huge variety of kicks and footwork. Like most oriental martial arts, Taekwondo shares principle of physical movements being in harmony with the student’s state of mind, and their life as a whole.
All members enrolled in Taekwondo training in Perth kicking and footwork as it is embedded in our Freestyle Mixed Martial Arts system. Our Junior students learn traditional Taekwondo in Perth poomsae (patterns or kata) to improve their focus and discipline. Training in poomsae is optional for students in our Teen and Adult programs. Premier Academy also has a very active Sports Taekwondo team in Perth, and these students compete successfully in both sparring and poomsae at local, state and national levels.
Our Principal Instructor Zlatan Jovanov is a 7th Dan Kukkiwon Black Belt, and is authorised to grade students up to and including 6th Dan. All of our instructors are Kukkiwon-certified, and all of our students are eligible to have their rank recognised by the Kukkiwon.