Hills District Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo & Hapkido

Chief Instructor Justin Paterson

Justin Paterson

I began Taekwondo in 2004 with Hills District Martial Arts after I was first introduced to the art through my high school. I had some minor previous experience with Martial Arts, however I instantly discovered my true passion for it when I began my training under Grandmaster Sam Loiacono. Master Sam's knowledge and passion in addition to the friendships I made with other like minded individuals inspired me to train harder every day.

Through my membership at Hills District Martial Arts, I have had many great accomplishments, through training, high level competition and eventually becoming an Instructor and Head Instructor I have made life-long friendships, attained ranks in multiple arts, medals in many international competitions and managed to turn my passion into my career.

Mr Justin on NBN News 2018!

 

CURRENT RANKS:

Taekwondo

  • 4th Dan Black Belt (Kukkiwon)

Hapkido

  • 4th Dan Black Belt (Korea Kido Association)
  • 4th Dan Bo Black Belt (Hapkido Moohakwan)
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt (International Self Defence Association Korea)
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt (Korea Hapkido Federation)

Haidong Gumdo

  • 3rd Dan Black Belt (World Haidong Gumdo Federation)

Arnis

  • 1st Dan Black Belt (Arnis de Mano Australia)

 

COMPETITION ACHIEVEMENTS

Domestic Competitions
16 Time State Poomsae Champion
2010 Australian National Champion (Poomsae)
2013 Inaugural Australian National Champion (Freestyle Poomsae)

International Competitions
2011 Japan WATA Open Champion (Poomsae)
2011 Japan WATA Open Silver Medallist (Sparring)
2012 Japan WATA Open Silver Medallist (Poomsae)
2013 Australian National Team Representative for US Open
2014 Commonwealth Championships (Scotland) Silver Medallist (Freestyle Poomsae)
2014 Commonwealth Championships (Scotland) Bronze Medallist (Poomsae)
2018 Japan WATAICTO Open Champion (Poomsae)

Other Previous Titles Held
Gold Coast Open Championships
ACT Open Championships
South Coast Open Championships
Port Stephens Championships
Sydney Taekwondo Festival
Sydney Taekwondo Championships

 

 

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