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New Blacktown Taekwondo        New Blacktown Hapkido

 Ermington Taekwondo         Ermington Hapkido

Old Blacktown Hapkido

Old Vardys Taekwondo

Old Blacktown Taekwondo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blacktown Hapkido

This class was started by Sung Soo Lee in 1983. It was hand over to Michael Grinyer, 2nd dan students in 1988 then handed to Andrew Sands in early 1989

NAME START DATE RANK

* Andrew Sands

13/04/87

6th dan

1 Jarkko Erillila 1987 Bo dan
2 Wayne Grinyer 5/07/88 1st dan
3 Ricky Ducko 10/07/88 White
4 *Craig McPherson 28/07/88 2nd dan
5 David Adair 9/08/88 Red
6 Danny Brown 26/08/88 Blue
7 Stephen Jenkins 26/08/88 Blue
8 Tai Ly 15/09/88 Blue
9 Rommel Belulia 10/11/88 Blue
10 Kirk Stewart 2/02/89 Yellow
11 Andrew Guanlao 9/02/89 Blue
12 Luke Guanlao 9/02/89 Blue
13 Ben Morte 9/02/89 Blue
14 Joemar Bernando 2/03/89 Yellow
15 Glen Lowe 2/03/89 Yellow
16 *Alwyn Phillips 16/03/89 1st dan
17 Kenneth Akehurst 23/03/89 Yellow
18 Pepito Duran 20/04/89 White
19 *Bradley Timmins 27/04/89 3rd dan
20 Graham Donnelly 24/05/89 White
21 Jay Martin 9/06/89 White
22 Trevor Winfield 28/07/89 White
23 Brendan Higgins 10/08/89 White
24 *Paul Xiberras 9/09/89 Bo dan
25 Craig Charlesworth 9/11/89 White
26 Russell Eve 7/12/89 Blue
27 *Ben Wright 19/01/90 Blue
28 Choo Beng Chew (Jim) 19/01/90 1st dan
29 Michael Calligan 19/01/90 White
30 Dragan Jeremic 15/02/90 White
31 David Wilbow 15/02/90 White
32 Alessandro Cozzi 15/02/90 Yellow
33

Darryl Wright

26/02/90 Yellow
34 Keven Picklum 9/02/90 White
35 Lee Hooker 22/02/90 White
36 James Conden 27/02/90 Yellow
37 *Brett Patrick 23/03/90 1st dan
38 Jamie Atkin 27/04/90 White
39 *Nathan Patrick 4/05/90 2nd dan
40 *Simon Muscat 8/06/90 Red
41 *Sylvio Mizzi 14/06/90 1st dan
42 Michael Last 14/06/90 White
43 Dallas Greeen 12/07/90 White
44 Debra White 26/07/90 Yellow
45 *Kevin Laing 9/08/90 6th dan
46 Anthony Bebbington 9/08/90 Yellow
47 Tim Bebbington 16/08/90 Yellow
48 Gary Emerson 23/08/90 Yellow
49 Andrew Laing 16/08/90 White
50 *Paul McDermott 31/08/90 Red
51 *George Craft 28/09/90 White
52 *Wayne Downes 31/01/91 Blue
53 *Phillip Ryman 5/04/91 Red
54 Ronald Streng 16/05/91 White
55 Steve McMahn 24/05/91 White
56 *Craig Smithers 7/06/91 1st dan
57 Jason Weeks 19/07/91 Yellow
58 *Paul Reiter 9/08/91 Red
59 David Adams 23/08/91 Yellow
60 *Stephen Tabone 25/10/91 Blue
61 Jason Miller 25/10/91 White
62 Anthony James 21/01/92 Blue
63 Quintine Napier 21/01/92 White
64 *Craig Smith 6/03/92 Red
65 *Jeffery Edminson 6/03/92 Blue
66 *Richard Ferrett 23/03/92 3rd dan
67 Katie Boland 27/03/92 Blue
68 Anthony Knox 9/04/92 White
69 Kevin Brown 23/04/92 White
70 Rodney Timewell 21/05/92 Blue
71 Dale Szancer 24/06/92 Yellow
72 Marid Groeneveld 31/07/92 Yellow
73 *Peter Groeneveld 31/07/92 Red
74 Gregory James 31/07/92 White
75 Johnathon Stewart 22/10/92 Blue
76 *Matthew Sorensen 27/11/92 Red
77 *Christian Sorensen 4/02/93 Yellow
78 Chew Kah Hin 19/03/93 White
79 Nathan Ramat 25/03/93 White
80 *Jed Franklin 18/03/93 Red
81 Shannon Stewart 3/06/93 Blue
82 David Glover 22/01/93 White
83 Paul Glover 22/01/93 White
84 *Eric Mohammadally 30/02/94 1st dan
85 Michael Davies 17/02/94 Yellow
86 *Vihn Yen Chau 11/03/94 1st dan
87 *Duy Yen Chau 11/03/94 1st dan
88 *Tony Laing 11/03/94 3rd dan
89 Richard Fletcher 10/03/94 White
90 Caterina Scanu 6/08/94 White
91 Erwin Elfonso 20/05/94 Yellow
92 Daniel Potloka 1/09/94 Blue
93 David Percy 26/08/94 Blue
94 Huseyin Sami 8/09/94 Blue
95 Mark Debono 8/09/94 Yellow
96 Nathan Wayne 8/09/94 White
97 Jason Moore 15/09/94 Red
98 *Sean McLung 20/10/94 Blue
99 *Michael Greco 20/10/94

Blue

100 David Franks 3/11/94 White
101 Anthony Emmett 3/11/94 White
102 Quennie Morte 10/03/94 Yellow
103 Damon Coleman 17/01/95 Red
104 Warren Baker 9/02/95 White
105 Steven Pomeroy 9/02/95 White
106 Scott Houchin 9/02/95 White
107 *Arnel Asuncion 16/02/95 1st dan
108 Neil Christofis 22/02/95 Red
109 Enid Mohammudally 1/04/95 Blue
110 Ben Wheatley 7/04/95 Yellow
111 Darren Chally 4/05/95 White
112 Darryl Stein 4/05/95 Yellow
113 Brett Chain 12/05/95 White
114 Gregory Winterton 3/06/95 2nd dan
115 Neville Lindsay 16/06/95 White
116 Damien Marshall 13/07/95 White
117 Craig Webster 25/05/95 White
118 Mathew Graeme 3/08/95 Red
119 Gareth Watson 28/10/95 Blue
120 Noel Attard 12/10/95 White
121 Martin Christofis 23/10/95 Blue
122 Michael Stone 6/09/95 White
123 Leanne Tesoriera 15/02/96 Blue
124 Kim Cairns 15/02/95 Blue
125 Anthony Timmins 2/02/96 Blue
126 Tomasi Laupama 22/02/96 Yellow
127 Darren Breese 29/02/96 White
128 David Watson 1/03/96 White
129 Lisa Patterson 10/03/96 Red
130 Johnathon Bailey 14/03/96 White
131 Denise Winsdale 24/05/96 White
132 Tommy Perak 18/04/96 Blue
133 Michelle Taranto 11/04/96 Red
134 Sead Redzocivic 18/04/96 Yellow
135 Julie Anderson 29/09/96 Blue
136 *Garry Torr 21/03/96 Yellow
137 Shane Corcoran 7/03/97 Red
138 *Torsten Schonski 23/05/97 Blue
139 *Sandra Tuszynska 4/07/97 Bo dan
140 Kevin McGuire 9/10/97 Yellow
141 Peter O'Keefe 31/10/97 Yellow
142 Leigh Jacobson 31/07/97 4th dan
143 Lisa Valletta 5/06/98 Blue
144 Cherie Dearle 28/05/98 Blue
145 Krystle Kovacs 5/06/98 Yellow
146 Trish Brooks 14/05/99 Yellow
147 Boris Berak 5/11/99 1st dan

In 1999 the Blacktown class closed.

It was re- opened in 2001 by Kevin Laing and newly named TKL Hapkido and Taekwondo. The class has since transferred to Shelley Public School during 2006. In 2008, the class was re- named "The Australian Hapkido & Taekwondo Academy."

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Dundas/ Ermington

This class was started by Grand Master Sung Soo Lee in 1982. It was passed onto Andrew Sands in 1989. It was then transferred to Ermington Community Centre in 1994; but transferred back to Dundas Community Centre in late 2005 and is still active.

Previous Andrew Sands 13/04/87 6th dan
Previous Willy Kwan` 1st dan
Previous *Nathan McMasters 2nd dan
Previous Matt Conditis Record lost
Previous Chris Joanou Red
Previous Michael O'Brien 1st dan
Previous Read Jaward Record lost
Previous Paul Ludvik Red
Previous Gwendalyn 1st dan
Previous Isabella 1st dan
Previous *Lachlan McMasters 2nd dan
Previous *James Koh 1st dan
Previous Stephen Lok Record lost
Previous John O'Brien Record lost
Previous Robert Binger Bo dan
Previous Leon Rias Record lost
Previous Ryan Fennmore Record lost
Previous Luke Nash Red
Previous Edwin Robertson 2nd dan
Previous *Darren Grace 1st dan
Previous Steve Jenkins Record lost
Previous Paul Walker 4th dan
Previous *Katrina Streng 1st dan
1 Stephen Rix 22/05/89 Yellow
2 Daniel Rix 22/05/89 Blue
3 Martha Rix 31/05/89 Blue
4  Anthony Rix 31/05/89 Blue
5 Mark Wilcockson 19/06/89 Blue
6 *Matthew Marscham 10/07/89 Blue
7 Ruth Walker 11/07/89 Bo dan
8 *Steven Lynch 7/08/89 Red
9 Carlo Leuzzi 16/08/86 Blue
10 Livio Leuzzi 16/08/89 Blue
11 Frankie Leuzzi 21/08/89 Blue
12 Tony Goode 30/08/89 Red
13 *Lyndon McMasters 4/09/89 2nd dan
14 Skye Braams 27/09/89 Blue
15 Shane Dolye 12/09/89 Red
16 Phillip Soul 20/09/89 Blue
17 David Hawes 6/10/89 Yellow
18 *Graeme Small (Harry) 20/09/89 Red
19 *Peter Kim 20/09/89 1st dan
20 Terry Lennis 8/11/89 Yellow
21 *Peter Mizzi 10/01/90 1st dan
22 Tim O'Neill 14/02/90 Blue
23 Trent Wray 19/02/90 Blue
24 *Chris Turner 19/02/90 Red
25 Julie Milat 19/02/90 Yellow
26 *Patrick Castle 20/02/90 Blue
27 Adam De Jong 27/02/90 Red
28 Terry Turner 28/02/90 Blue
29 Brad Peachley 28/02/90 Red
30 Elizabeth Jeal 7/03/90 Yellow
31 Glen Hall 7/03/90 Bo dan
32 Phillip Prokop 12/03/90 Red
33 *Rodrick Reygersberg 13/03/90 Red
34 Elizabeth Curtin 23/03/90 Blue
35 Eliza Curtin 20/03/90 Blue
36 George Tasdarian 2/04/90 Yellow
37 *Glen Marshman 4/04/90 Red
38 Jason Payne 30/04/90 Blue
39 Michelle Milat 30/04/90 Yellow
40 Neil Donovan 9/05/90 Blue
41 Gregory Williams 14/05/90 Blue
42 David Sammute 27/06/90 Blue
43 *Darren Ross 25/07/90 1st dan
44 Michael Shirley 31/07/90 Blue
45 Dean Poulter 9/07/90 Blue
46 David Felan 18/09/90 Blue
47 Brad Honeybrook 26/07/90 Blue
48 Jennifer Williams 30/07/90 Yellow
49 Lucy Dean 25/07/90 Blue
50 Samantha Young 25/07/90 Blue
51 Moses Kakaire 30/07/90 Blue
52 Trent Young 6/08/90 Yellow
53 Mike Ip 3/08/90 Blue
54 Jason Lloyd 1/08/90 Red
55 Megan Kessler 13/08/90 Red
56 Russell Fitchett 15/08/90 Yellow
57 Peter Taggart 20/08/90 Blue
58 Shane Mills 20/08/90 Blue
59 David Curtis 5/09/90 Blue
60 J Kevin Carmeans 12/09/90 Blue
61 Adrain Miritello 10/10/90 Blue
62 Daniel Miritello 17/10/90 Yellow
63 Gregory Foster 24/10/90 Blue
64 David Kohlhardt 7/11/90 Blue
65 Shannon Miller 5/11/90 Yellow
66 Anna Miriltello 5/11/90 Yellow
67 Steve Kohlhardt 14/11/90 Red
68 Pamela Hardiman 10/12/90 Yellow
69 Dyon Tapara 10/12/90 White
70 *Grace Wass 4/02/91 1st dan
71 Daniel Jung 4/02/91 1st dan
72 Adam Furley 6/02/91 White
73 Chris Nemeth 18/02/91 Yellow
74 Judith Nemeth 20/02/91 Yellow
75 Paul Bonaccorso 18/03/91 Blue
76 *Con Galiotis 8/04/91 1st dan
77 *Warren Rees 11/04/091 Red
78 *Christopher Sims 6/04/91 Red
79 Amanda Goldsmith 13/05/91 Blue
80 Jay Sorter 15/05/91 Blue
81 *Shayne Hawtin 3/06/91 Red
82 Deborah Davies 24/06/91 White
83 Glena Carey 24/06/91 Red
84 Kerrie Rowe 24/06/91 Blue
85 Matthew Minahan 22/07/91 Blue
86 Julieanne May 12/08/91 Yellow
87 Eddy Borounjak 2/09/91 Red
88 Daniel Rawle 2/09/91 Yellow
89 Kathleen Willson 23/09/91 White
90 George Andis 9/09/91 Yellow
91 Stuart Cruickshanks 16/10/91 Yellow
92 Gek Tnig Ne 16/10/91 Yellow
93 Vera Franek 14/11/91 1st dan
94 Victor So 18/11/91 Blue
95 Hamish Jamieson 2/12/91 Blue
96 Patrick Moss 20/01/92 Yellow
97 Jason Hyde 27/01/92 Yellow
98 *Kristian Hyde 27/01/92 Blue
99 Rabih Soufan 29/01/92 Yellow
100 Bradley Km 2/02/92 1st dan
101 Matthew Wells 17/02/92 Yellow
102 Peter Perez 25/02/92 Yellow
103 Peter Lowndes 24/02/92 Yellow
104 Mark Harris 26/02/92 White
105 Desigah Viranna 2/03/92 White
106 Ann Perez 27/04/92 Yellow
107 Jhorn Perez 29/04/92 Yellow
108 Jane Perez 3/06/92 White
109 Robert Lent 20/05/92 Yellow
110 David Payne 20/05/92 Blue
111 Graeme Smith 8/06/92 Blue
112 Linda Holden 22/06/92 Yellow
113 Veronica Rees 22/06/92 Yellow
114 Shirley Barron 6/07/92 Yellow
115 Lindie Reid 24/07/92 Blue
116 Gary Yau 27/07/92 Blue
117 *Shemi Baljevic 10/08/92 Red
118 Lorel Smith 14/10/92 Blue
119 Merrin Westlake 1/11/92 Yellow
120 Kalene Schofield 4/11/92 Yellow
121 Lynda Stewart 4/11/92 Blue
122 Christopher Webeck 23/11/92 Blue
123 Richard Burton 20/01/93 Yellow
124 Peter Tunks 20/01/93 Yellow
125 Richard High 3/02/93 Blue
126 Alison Kohlhardt 3/02/93 Red 2
127 Andrew Thomas 22/03/93 Blue
128 Greg Chauncy 12/05/93 Red
129 Sally Watkins 12/05/93 Blue
130 Michael Ready 13/10/93 Blue
131 Bradley McArthur 26/08/93 Yellow
132 James Baird 15/11/93 Blue
133 *Mark Ditch 6/12/93 Red
134 Paul Scott 27/01/94 Yellow
135 Ben Schmidt 14/01/94 Yellow
136 Sarma Vanags 14/03/94 Yellow
137 Trevor Butler 8/04/94 Red
138 *Drew McTavish 30/05/94 2nd dan
139 *James Ivarsson 2/06/94 1st dan
140 Emanuel Marionlas 26/05/94 Blue
141 Philip Yorke 4/07/94 Blue
142 Ricky Ciaon 7/03/94 Blue
143 Michael Yoo 18/07/94 Red
144 Brian Carter 29/05/94 Red
145 Martyn O'Brien 8/09/94 Yellow
146 Dimitir Mariolas 10/10/94 Blue
147 John Yoo 10/10/94 Blue
148 Peter Vavra 10/10/94 Yellow
149 Cindy Lee 9/02/95 White
150 Stephen Curtis 20/02/95 Yellow
151 Catherine Hufton 6/03/95 Red
152 *Mitchell Laidlaw 1/05/95 Blue
153 * Stephen Best 17/11/95 4th dan
154 Andrew Wilton 1/05/95 White
155 Mathew Carter 29/06/95 Yellow
156 Vivian Harland 15/07/95 Blue
157 Corrine Lawrence 22/06/95 Blue
158 Rachel Wylie 22/02/96 Yellow
159 Rafik Gergis 12/02/96 Yellow
160 Ben Hunter 12/02/96 Yellow
161 Ryan Gault 19/02/96 Blue
162 Dean Gault 19/02/96 Yellow
163 Daniel Simpson 28/02/96 Yellow
164 Bree Adams 26/02/96 White
165 Debra Ivarsson 11/03/96 Yellow
166 Kate Harper 18/03/96 White
167 Andrew Wylie 8/04/96 White
168 *Johnathon Woodward 13/06/96 Blue
169 Leisa Horne 18/06/96 Yellow
170 Glenn Cameron 18/07/96 Yellow
171 Matthew Parker 18/07/96 Yellow
172 Steven Branc 7/08/96 White
173 Billy Muir 7/08/96 Yellow
174 Givargis Sarmast 18/10/96 Yellow
175 Alvaco Pena 4/02/97 Yellow
176 Frank Zapral 4/02/97 White
177 Bradley Stuttle 2/03/97 Yellow
178 Nicolas Selkirk 27/02/97 White
179 Denis Isler 28/04/97 Red
180 Amy Yongsiri 21/04/97 White
181 Monique O'Brien 28/04/97 Yellow
182 Neq Macarthur 22/05/97 Yellow
183 Michael Smart 21/07/97 Blue
184 Michelle McTavish 15/08/97 Red
185 Hayden Laird 18/08/97 Yellow
186 George Tzanis 1/09/97 Yellow
187 Robert Higson 1/04/98 White
188 Michael Lloyd 6/04/98 Yellow
189 Jina Anderson 18/06/98 White
190 Lachlan Bettie 11/06/98 Blue
191 Johnathon Gibling 16/08/98 Yellow
192 Zachary Boreham 12/10/98 Blue
193 Lisa Seymour 4/02/99 Yellow
194 Jennifer Gurr 8/04/99 White
195 *Brenden Crowne 4/01/99 Blue
196 Melissa McTavish 25/02/99 Yellow
197 Justin Berry 17/05/99 Blue
198 Amber Pooley 28/06/99 Blue
199 Peter Ranemsky 25/02/99 1st dan
200 Fiona Munro 29/07/99 Blue
201 Michael Naidoo 9/08/99 Red
202 Martin Payne 10/10/99 Yellow
203 *Kate Gajewska 7/02/00 1st dan
204 * Alessandra Teunisse 7/02/00 2nd dan
205 *Errien Teunisse 16/03/00 1st dan
206 Jeffery Anderson 24/05/00 2nd dan
207 John Karayanms 21/08/00 White
208 Sarah Powell 31/08/00 Yellow
209 Mathew Pearce 19/02/00 Red
210 *Samantha Bowman 19/02/01 Bo dan
211 Roshan Seneviratne 10/10/01 1st dan
212 *Alan Mercieca 7/03/02 1st dan
213 *Andrew Doyle 7/03/02 Blue
214 Rod Carroll 4/04/02 Blue
215 Matthew Treloar 8/04/02 Yellow
216 Benjamin Sutton 15/07/02 Red
217 Lee MaFarlane 8/03/02 Yellow
218 Danielle Attard 8/03/02 White
219 Naomi Gould 17/05/02 Yellow
220 Emma Witalec 31/03/03 Blue
221 Crystal Valenzuela 27/03/03 Blue
222 Abhishek Sharma 10/04/03 Yellow
223 *Derek Lee 16/04/03 1st dan
224 Sascha Weigand 30/07/03 Blue
225 David Sen 4/08/03 Yellow
226 *Rhys Withers 22/09/03 Yellow
227 Lorenzo Mastroianna 4/10/03 Bo Dan
228 Catherine Mercieca 11/09/03 Red
229 Jay Kennedy 15/09/03 Yellow
230 Shannon Kennedy 15/09/03 Yellow
231 Nader Habib 3/11/03 White
232 Gavin Black 24/11/03 White
233 Aaron Baxter 1/12/03 White
234 Sara Abrahams 24/11/03 Yellow
235 Phil Burns 24/11/03 Red
236 Ursula Saunders 23/02/04 3rd dan
237 Tino Di Natali 23/02/04 Yellow
238 Kesley Best 2/02/04 Yellow
239 Leigh Jacobson 27/02/04 2nd dan
241 Gabriella Arundel 27/07/05 Blue
242 Ryan Busby 26/07/05 Blue
243 Adam Weber 28/10/05 Yellow
244 Mark Heffernan 4/04/05 3rd dan
245 Joel Gharib 4/04/05 Yellow
246 Mary Tena 24/04/05 White
247 *Joshua Sands 1/09/05 Blue 5
248 Tine Asher 18/05/06 Red
249 David McLeish 15/06/06 Red
250 David McEwan 26/06/06 Yellow
251 Adam Cooke 26/06/06 Bo Dan
252 Martin Heim 5/10/06 1st dan
253 Lydia Withers 12/06/06 Yellow
254 Charlie Samios 23/10/06 White
255 Adrian Dick 13/11/06 Yellow 7
256 Martin Cutler 13/11/06 Yellow 8
257 Michael Appleyard 27/11/06 White
258 Cameron Dunbar 1/03/07 Bo dan
259 Rosie 1/03/07 Blue
260 Dominic 1/03/07 Blue
261 Kristen Degioia 7/08/07 White
262 James McLeish 20/08/07 Yellow
263 Ben Semersjian 1/09/07 White
264 Noel Muir 1/09/07 Yellow
265 Vicky Springett 15/10/07 White
266 Brian Anderson Previous Blue 6
267 Troy Grieve 1/03/09 1st dan
268 Gary Hart 1/07/09 White
269 Robert Ke 1/10/09 White
270 Raymond Blundell 1/04/10 Bo Dan
271 Sarah Brown 1/04/10 White
272 Michelle Brown 1/04/10 White

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Blacktown Taekwondo

This class was started by Grand Master Sung Soo Lee in February 1988. It was passed onto Andrew Sands in September 1988 and is still active.

 

1 *Geoff Bell 1/02/88 1st dan
2 *Gary Torr 1/07/88 1st dan
3 *George Craft 16/09/88 Red
4 *Michael Craft 16/09/88 Red
5 *Paul McDermott 3/02/89 2nd dan
6 Tim Williams 17/02/89 Blue
7 Chris Tan 14/04/89 Yellow
8 Robert Scott 7/04/89 Red
9 Nathan Gelenchyer 28/04/89 Blue
10 Wesley Naidoo 28/04/89 Blue
11 Shane Woods 13/05/89 Blue
12 John Larkin 26/05/89 Blue
13 Katie Lipovic 17/05/89 Red
14 David Kim 2/06/89 Blue
15 Ivan Kasalo 7/08/89 Yellow
16 *Kylie Bell 1/09/89 2nd dan
17 Dustin Govender 1/09/89 Yellow
18 *Kristie Bell 2/02/90 1st dan
19 Ben Parkes 2/02/90 Red
20 William Parkes 2/02/90 Blue
21 Lisa Baker 2/02/90 Blue
22 Michelle Baker 2/02/90 Blue
23 Benjamin Misfud 9/02/90 Blue
24 *Daniel Sobol 9/02/90 Red
25 Seong Jun Hong 30/03/90 Blue
26 Karen Sobol 6/07/90 Red
27 Adam Faorlin 6/07/90 Blue
28 Ian Kim 10/08/90 Yellow
29 Kellie- Ann Blair 28/08/90 Red
30 *Wayne Evans 25/09/90 Red
31 Paul Blair 5/10/90 Blue
32 Rebecca Blair 26/10/90 Yellow
33 Nathan Fryer 15/02/91 Blue
34 Fabian Diaz 1/03/91 Blue
25 Dylan Diaz 1/03/91 Blue
26 Katrina Adams 1/03/91 Blue
27 *Joon Bo Ryou 15/03/91 Blue
28 Christopher Harland 24/05/91 Yellow
29 Nathan Evans 5/06/91 Blue
30 Ryan Park 2/08/91 Blue
31 Hyun Park 2/08/91 Blue
32 Frances Landrelli 23/08/91 Red
33 *Bradley Timmins 1/09/91 1st dan
34 *Bradley Usher 13/19/91 1st dan
35 *Fred Saleib 13/09/91 Bo dan
36 Maurice Miller 18/10/91 Yellow
37 Alex Jeon 6/12/91 White
38 Richard Kirkwood 6/03/92 Yellow
39 Kevin Ryman 24/04/92 Yellow
40 Elizabeth Usher 1/05/92 Red
41 Michael Crawford 8/05/92 Red
42 Kelly Swain 1/06/92 1st dan
43 Justin Swain 1/06/92 1st dan
44 Stephen Ebzery 7/08/92 Blue
45 Daniel Bales 7/08/92 Blue
46 *Shayne Hawtin 1/08//92 Blue
47 Kim Davies 16/10/92 Yellow
48 John Gaucci 6/11/92 White
49 Jarryd Gaucci 6/11/92 Yellow
50 Cheyne Gaucci 6/11/92 Yellow
51 Scott Duncan 2/01/93 Blue
52 Andrew Hermsen 6/11/92 Yellow
53 Adam Landrigan 12/02/93 Yellow
54 Angela Sitton 12/02/93 Yellow
55 Amora Serawan 16/04/94 Blue
56 Ryan Van Bruinessen 3/06/94 Yellow
57 Andrew Van Bruinessen 3/06/94 Yellow
58 Matthew Hermsen 6/11/94 Blue
59 Clinton Macintosh 3/06/94 Blue
60 Adam Macintosh 15/07/94 Yellow
61 Kelly Duncan 12/08/94 Red
62 Christopher Rigney 12/08/94 Blue
63 *Torsten Schonski 11/11/94 1st dan
64 Charles Galea 25/11/94 Yellow 8
65 Maxine Galea 25/11/94 Yellow 8
66 Joshua Galea 25/11/94 Yellow 7
67 Alicia Forbes 10/02/95 Blue 6
68 Alison Herrick 24/02/95 Blue 6
69 Scott Herrick 24/02/95 Blue 6
70 Rachel Herrick 24/02/95 Yellow 8
71 Kyle Coppack 3/03/95 Red 3
72 Nicole Usher 30/03/95 1st dan
73 John Coppack 31/03/95 Yellow 7
74 Daniel Gatt 24/06/95 Blue 6
75 Blake Pearce 15/09/95 Blue 6
76 *Adrian Baker 27/10/95 Red 3
77 *Gary Patterson 16/02/96 Bo dan
78 *Melissa Pollard 16/02/95 Bo dan
79 Christopher Carr 31/05/96 Blue 6
80 Simon Manning 15/04/96 Blue 5
81 Brent Eyerkammer 16/08/96 Blue 6
82 Tabatha Pollard 18/09/96 Blue 7
83 Luke Boundy 20/09/96 Yellow 8
84 *Tony Laing 13/12/96 Bo dan
85 David Hendy 25/07/97 Blue 6
86 Gregory Winterton 15/08/97 1st dan
87 Trevor Mondon 13/03/98 Yellow 8
88 Ainsley Scheerhoorn 20/02/98 Yellow 8
89 Sema Pollard 7/02/98 Yellow 8
90 Donn Avila 12/06/98 3rd dan
91 Laurence Publico 3/07/98 1st dan
92 *George Tsigounis 31/07/98 Blue 6
93 Dylan Ballantyne 1/08/98 Blue 6
94 Kylie Ansett 1/08/98 Yellow 7
95 Ozan Celik 25/09/98 Yellow 8
96 Daniel Sergyos 23/10/98 Bo dan
97 Daniel Trifkovic 26/02/99 1st dan
98 Bojan Bliznjakovic 12/03/99 Blue 6
99 Julian Calafore 19/02/99 White
100 * Joshua Sands 22/10/99 Blue 4
101 Angela Mattas 17/03/00 Blue 6
102 Leah Mattas 5/05/00 Blue 6
103 *Will Mattas 5/05/00 2nd dan
104 Scott Riveral 15/06/01 Yellow 8
105 Blake McGeorge 15/06/01 Yellow 7
106 Jeese Lyons 1/03/02 Yellow 8
107 Jack Lyons 1/03/02 Yellow 8
108 Taofiq Huq 5/04/02 Bo dan
109 Jaenaya Farne 5/04/02 Red 3
110 Grant Farne 5/04/02 Yellow 8
111 Andrew Mattas 5/04/02 Blue 6
112 Benjamin Leacock 8/03/02 Red 3
113 Shelby McGeorge 10/05/02 Blue 5
114 Pasquale Falsetta 25/05/02 1st dan
115 Taylor Groeneveld 7/06/02 Yellow
116 Gerald Jallorina 28/06/02 1st Dan
117 *Pascal Falsetta 23/05/03 2nd dan
118 Connie Sultana 29/08/03 White
119 Esma Hunt 7/02/04 Yellow
120 Bojan Zivic 2/04/04 Yellow
121 Geo Corrietnte 28/05/04 1st dan
122 Jason Depamaylo 28/05/04 Bo Dan
123 Lysandra Flavell 8/10/04 Yellow
124 Matthew Levantis 1/03/05 Yellow
125 Mark Jeffery 18/03/05 White
126 Jamie Jeffery 18/03/05 White
127 Sharon Jeffery 18/03/05 White
128 Lucas Baird 1/04/05 Yellow
129 Greg Lind H/ Grove 2nd dan
130 Adrian Lind H/ Grove 1st dan
131 Liam Loft 16/09/05 Yellow
132 * Stephen Sands 16/09/05 Bo Dan
133 Chloe 16/09/05 Yellow
134 Jack 16/09/05 Yellow
135 Murat Tas 17/11/05 White
136 Krisneal Prasad 17/03/05 Yellow 7
137 Michelle Gafa 17/03/05 White
138 William Gafa 17/03/05 White
139 Arriene Falsetta 10/09/06 Yellow 7
140 Saad Shaheen 4/11/06 White
141 Emma Swanson 6/07/07 Red 1
142 Alex Swanson 6/07/07 White
143 Arrianne Falsetta 1/11/07 Yellow 7
144 Richie Jalloring 8/08/08 Red 3
145 Aidan Drennan 26/09/08 White
146 Justin Drennan 26/09/08 White
147 Hannah Drennan 26/09/08 White
148 Laura Dipoce 1/02/09 Yellow 7
149 Lachlan Bojarski 1/02/09 Yellow 8
150 Paul Cusack 13/03/09 Yellow 8
151 Tracy Paez 20/03/09 Red 3
152 Brendan Contarino 28/08/09 Yellow 8
153 Lachlan Contarino 28/08/09 White
152 Brayden Turnbull 6/11/09 Red 1
153 Hayden Pender 19/11/09 White
154 Clement Mboro 10/02/10 1st Poom

On 4/02/10, this class was transferred to the new Blacktown Fulltime Centre

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Dundas Taekwondo

This class was started by Andrew Sands on 1/03/07 at Dundas Community Centre.. The class transferred to Rydalmere East Public School (Ermington) on 1/05/08.

1 Alessandra Teunisse 1/03/07 Bo Dan
2 Kate Gayewska 1/03/07 Red 3
3 Ursula Saunders 1/03/07 Red 1
4 Errien Teunisse 1/03/07 Blue 5
5 Martin Cutler 1/04/07 White
6 Zac Lewis 4/06/07 Yellow
7 Daniel Tonnet 4/06/07 Yellow
8 Andrew Lewis 4/06/07 2nd dan
9 James McLeish 20/08/07 2nd dan
10 Hashani Dissanayake 17/09/07 Yellow
11 Shrah Powell 1/11/07 Yellow
12 Zac Powell 1/11/07 Yellow
13 Mark Anderson 1/11/07 Yellow
14 Sumdu Herath 7/02/08 Yellow
15 Tharike Perera 7/02/08 Yellow
16 Eishitha Perera 7/02/08 Yellow
17 Eshana De Silva 14/02/08 Yellow
18 Jeff Katon 28/02/08 Blue 4
19 Pranav Mangla 31/03/08 White
20 Grant Heffernan 7/03/09 White
21 Stephen Heffernan 7/03/09 White
22 Jordan Papallo 19/08/09 Yellow 8
23 Thomas Papallo 19/08/09 Yellow 8

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Joshua Galloway 22/10/09 Yellow 7

 

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Vardys Road Taekwondo

This class was started on 15/08/07 by Andrew sands with assistant instructor Donn Avila.

 

1 Kyle Riseham 15/08/07 Yellow
2 * Elizabeth Curmi 23/08/07 Bo dan
3 Emman Swanson 5/09/07 Bo dan
4 Asa Silk 12/09/07 Yellow
5 Johnathon Morrow 12/09/07 Yellow
6 Etuusa Serwadda 14/11/07 Yellow
7 Kisekka Serwadda 14/11/07 White
8 Shaneere Sonter 14/11/07 White
9 Carissa Sonter 14/11/07 White
10 Andrew Di Santi 12/03/08 Red 3
11 Lourens Van Vuuren 28/03/08 Yellow 8
12 Dominic Di Santi 16/04/08 Red 2
13 John Wensor 9/04/08 Blue 5
14 Sam Wensor 9/04/08 Blue 5
15 Roy Xu 7/05/08 Yellow 8
16 Joseph Di Santi 4/02/09 Blue 6
17 Brandon Longridge 18/03/09 Yellow 7
18 Krishna Patel 1/04/09 Blue 4
19 Lachlan Longridge 18/05/09 Yellow 7
20 Yash Shitole 6/05/09 1st dan
21 Imogen Huntley 1/06/09 Yellow 7
22 Emily Wensor 18/06/09 Yellow 7
23 Hamish Chaudhary 18/11/09 Yellow 7
24 Sneha Patel 10/02/10 White

On 4/02/10, this class was transferred to the new Blacktown Fulltime Centre

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New Blacktown Taekwondo

All students from the previous Blacktown and Vardys Road classes have transferred to this class.

1 Connor O'Neill 17/02/10 Blue 5
2 Lachlan Phillips 29/03/10 Blue 6
3 Lachlan White 1/08/10 Blue 6
4 Ethan Curmi 18/08/10 White
5 Jacques Murray 10/09/10 Blue 6
6 Harvey Zabola 17/09/10 Yellow 7
7 Haile Zabola 17/09/10 Blue 6
8 Kenan Durdag 3/11/10 White
9 Jessica Sands 3/11/10 Blue 6
10 Emily Spicer 31/01/11 White
11 Declan Phillps Yellow 7
12 Emma Phillips Yellow 7
13 Rhys Kelly 4/02/11 Yellow 8
14 Joshua Sergyos 4/03/11 Blue 6
15 Joshua Wilgress 11/04/11 Blue 6
16 Jessica Kelly 4/03/11 Yellow 8
17 Thomas Whyte 1/09/11 White
18 Herschelle Vass 22/09/1 Yellow 8
19 Bronson Sciclona 21/10/11 Yellow 8
20 Daniel Gerahgty 9/11/11 Yellow 8
21 Nicholas Geraghty 9/11/11 Yellow 8
22 Mitchell Wing 6/02/12 White
23 Kody Wililis 10/02/12 White
24 Taleah Cowan 16/02/12 Yellow 8
25 Callum Falvey 20/02/12 Yellow 8
26 Lachlan Ingram 25/02/12 Yellow 7

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New Blacktown Hapkido

 

1 Matthew Gobbo 1/03/10 Bo Dan
2 Ray Blundell 1/05/10 Bo Dan
3 Sarah Brown 1/05/10 Blue 6
4 Michelle Brown 1/05/10 Blue 5
5 Jarrad O'Brien 1/05/10 Blue 6
6 Ian Wiseman 1/05/10 Yellow 7
7 Michael Sultana 1/06/10 Blue 6
8 Benjamin Cox 12/08/10 White
9 Darren Rizzo 19/08/10 White
10 Benjamin Hampson 1/09/10 Bo dan
12 Gary Hutton 15/09/10 Blue 5
13 Trent West 20/09/10 Blue 6
14 Janice Tasioulas 30/09/10 Blue 6
15 Leanne Spillane 30/09/10 Blue 5
16 Jacob Tasioulas 30/09/10 Blue 6
17 Monick Malong 14/10/10 White
18 Will Geist 27/10/10 Yellow 7
19 Ostap Piven 17/11/10 Blue 4
20 Andera Reyce 3/02/11 Yellow 7
21 Emmanuel Miranda 7/03/11 White
22 Rebecca Dik 30/03/11 Yellow 7
23 Elizabeth Dik Yellow 8
24 Ben Penrose 18/08/11 Yellow 8
25 Jacob Waples 19/08/11 White
26 Peter Wilshire 19/08/11 Blue 6
27 Anthony Cardinale 24/09/11 White
28 Gavin Baracz 12/12/11 White
29 Matt Vella 12/12/11 White
30 John Boys 12/12/11 White
31 James Tinapay 13/02/12 White

 

 

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Andrew Sands

Competed in only 3 contact tournaments between 1981 and 1989 but without success. Andrew can be very aggressive but he controls quite well. In the early years of learning TKD, the emphasis was on hurting the opponent. But in terms of tournaments he was not interested in hitting the opponents until he was angry/ hit. However, as the founder of AJS Self Defence his student success has been measured as 60% first place and the next 20% second place getters. This included 2 world champions, 4 Australian Taekwondo champions, 12 Australian full contact Hapkido champions, and many state champions.

He has also been the main organizer of tournaments for the NSW Taekwondo Association, Australian Hapkido Federation Inc', NSW TKD (1991).

While touring Korea with Grand Master Sung Soo Lee in 1996, he met another "Australian Taekwondo Team" visiting Korea. After much discussion, Andrew learnt that this "Australian Team" was actually pre- selected for the Sydney Olympic games due in the year 2000. At the time, one of Andrew's students, Craig McPherson, was the undefeated middle weight black belt for the previous 3 years under the Australian national Taekwondo body, yet he was not approached to contest Olympic selection. This lead to a complete lack of interest in tournaments. In 1998, he and the organizing committee produced an international tournament at Sydney Olympic Park. There were contestants from all over Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and India. In all there were 180 competitors. The tournament ran very smoothly which was common with Grand Master Lee and Andrew Sands' management. But for Andrew, it was the last that he organized. Although he ran the 1999 NSW TKD state tournament, he didn't mean to; he was asked to do some work as the MC, but on his arrival, the organising Master departed and left Andrew to run the 3 sparring courts with no other managerial assistance. He was next asked to organise a tournament in 1999 that was to fund the dignitaries that were coming from Korea to watch the Sydney Olympic, but declined.

In 2003, Grand Master Lee asked Andrew to organise a Hapkido Tournament. This was a one day seminar and non contact/ self defence display- not an actual full contact tournament. This went ahead. Then so did one in Brisbane in 2004 and Melbourne in 2005 and Cairns in 2009.

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Craig McPherson

Here is a true champion. Craig was the reining Australian middle weight black belt champion in both Taekwondo and Hapkido between 1993 to 1996- undefeated in all tournaments during this time. His two primary weapons was his remarkable hand speed in defence and a fast and powerful left leg. He was practically untouchable.

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Alwyn Phillips

A true master of Taekwondo. He was the original instructor of Andrew Sands between 1980 and 1983. Alwyn's perfection of movements was drilled into Andrew and this has been passed onto Andrew's students; ensuring the basic are correct to build platforms that can launch the students to what ever they choose.

Alwyn was also part of the NSW Taekwondo Association committee for 20 years.

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Bradley Timmins

Pure danger! This is the most gifted student that has been trained under AJS Self Defence. Where do you start? Speed, power, flexibility, agility, mental calmness, highly intelligent; he has it all. Andrew Sands was once quoted as saying, "I remember one day when Brad asked me to show him how to do a reverse turning kick. He was only yellow belt at the time. So I showed him in slow motion, then slightly faster then at full speed. Then I said, 'OK you try it'; and he tried. I was quite amazed and simply said to him- 'yep that's how you do it.'

In 1993, Bradley was selected to go to Northern Cypress (Turkey). He he fought the world Taekwondo champion who was undefeated in 12 years. Brad lost by  half a point.

In Australia, especially NSW, Brad had a reputation. he was scary. In the class, if you had a chance to spar Brad you knew you were about to find out what mistakes you were making in defence; didn't matter who you are, he'd get you.

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*Paul Xiberras

Mean! Paul was actually quite the gentleman. However, put in a sparring competition and gentleman goes out the window. The feature to his sparring was strong defence, and bones like steel. If you throw a kick at him, you could guarantee a nice black, painful bruise. Now that that leg doesn't work, you won't want to try and hit with the other one.

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*Ben Wright

He was only 14 years old when he competed and held his ground well and protected the centre of the competition area. Used the simple things that worked rather than fancy kicks that get you into trouble, not out of it.

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*Brett Patrick

Brett was never a great tournament champion, but a champion competitor. Used simple rather than tricky, but his defence would let him down.

He was part of a demonstration team in the early development of Hapkido Tournaments with a devastating routine of throwing and break falling; you could hear a pin drop in the crowd.

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*Nathan Patrick

At 6 foot 6 inches and 105kg, Nathan was unstoppable in his attack. The only way to stop him hitting you was to get the hell out of the way. But what a pure gentleman off the mat.

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*Simon Muscat

Master of the push kick. On three separate occasions, Simon used his devastating push kick to fell his opponents. Unfortunately for Simon, he tended to jump too often which often resulted in him getting counter kicked to the groin; this also pumped him up though. One of those competitors where by if the referee doesn't say stop, he won't. Many of his later bouts he won by TKO. He was also very successful using the lower reverse turning kick in Hapkido full contact competition.

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*Sylvio Mizzi

The human bulldozer. At 5 feet 10 inches and 100kg, Sylvio had very powerful upper body strength. Typically he would up and down in fighting stance and wait for his opposition. When they attacked he would use his superior blocking techniques and deliver a body punch that would 9 time out of 10 break their ribs' From there the bouts were pretty much over.

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Kevin Laing

World Champion!!! Kevin has a reputation at the National and International ISKA Championships- awesome!. At 184cm and 90kg of swinging muscle, Kevin was the standing heavy weight World Champion for 2 years.

Previous to this, he put his mouth guard away for a few years. But before he did, he represented Australia in Taekwondo and was the Australian Champion in full contact Hapkido and long list of local and state titles.

He also competed at the Australian Hapkido Federation Inc' demonstration tournament in Brisbane in 2004 coming in at 3rd place.

These days he is concentrating on creating his own league of champions teaching Hapkido at Shelly Primary School in Blacktown. Last year he was promoted to 5th dan Hapkido; the highest promoted under Andrew Sands.

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Paul McDermott

"The Beaver". Paul once said, "I'm a bit like a puppy dog. Pat my on the head and I'll be good, but kick me in guts and I'll bite". That about sums him up. He was the most determine and brave fighters you'll ever come across. In his early teen age years he ran out of competitors- turned out that hey didn't like getting hit. So he had to be placed into the seniors. At age 13 he beat a 17 year old. At the next tournament he was 14 and beat a 19 year old.

His key to success was controlled anger, extremely high threshold to pain, high intelligence and impeccable defence. No matter who is was, the more you try and hit him, the harder and faster he would hit you.

He went on to establish Hassall Grove Taekwondo which one of his students, Greg Lind, runs today.

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George Craft

George was never a special type of fighter. Just kept it simple and usually won. With Paul McDermott as his sparring partner, he rarely came across any one that was tougher; unless is was Paul McDermott in his fighting division.

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*Wayne Downes

Wayne was one of the more determined fighters. Unfortunately, Wayne started Taekwondo with a somewhat poor instructor from another group that taught him incorrect basic techniques. These became habits that could not be corrected. As a result, he unfortunately was never very successful at tournaments.

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*Phillip Ryman

Phil was about 55 - 60kg and lightning fast. Being left footed caught out many of his opponents at the right time because Andrew Sands coached him heavily to use his right foot as a regular stance, then to switch when the opponent started to get any rhythm. A great tactic that worked time and time again.

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*Craig Smithers

The axe. Craig won the Australian Taekwondo championships in Perth in 1994. He got the nick name "Axe" after he learned to control this devastating kick and regularly delivered it to any opponent that got too close. He went on to train with another instructor and disappeared off the tournament radar.

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Alessandra Teunisse

With 7 years of dancing before starting Hapkido, Alessa is the back bone of  demonstration choreograph for the Ermington/ Dundas class at the Australian Hapkido Federation Inc' National tournaments at the Brisbane and Cairn tournaments', Alessa's team came forth at the Nationals.

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Steve Best

Having trained with Master Sands for 8 years, Steve is now 3rd dan Hapkido. Steve has proven to be the most consistent of students under AJS Self Defence. His next goal is to compete in the ISKA Nationals next year (2009). This will be his first martial arts tournament (+40 years). Steve has a history of helping class members in life situations- a true mentor and gentleman!

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