Hills District Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo & Hapkido

Chief Instructor Yokk Namwongprom

Yokk Namwongprom

I began Taekwondo in 1992, after I saw a Taekwondo Class running at the local school in Bangkok, Thailand. Taekwondo was my favourite and best childhood memory, I always looked forward to training. Ever since I was a colour belt, I helped by assisting in classes. When I attained my Black Belt, my instructor invited me to teach at some of his schools. That’s where my journey as an Instructor began.

In 2007, I came to Sydney, I had a great opportunity to meet Grandmaster Sam Loiacono, who invited me to be Referee in Australia.

Since I moved to Australia, I never really imagined I would become an Instructor again. Grandmaster Sam gave me a fantastic opportunity and invited me to Hills District Martial Arts, which provided me with a lifestyle that I can do the things I love, and teach others who share that passion.

Taekwondo has given me a great life both physically and mentally, and given me so many opportunities. It helped me to discover the world and helped me to be a better person every day.

 

CURRENT RANKS:

Taekwondo

  • 6th Dan Black Belt (Kukkiwon)
Hapkido

  • 3rd Dan Black Belt (Korea Kido Association)
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt (International Self Defence Association Korea)
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt (Korea Hapkido Federation)
Arnis

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

Refereeing

  • Level 3 International Kyorugi Referee (World Taekwondo Federation)
  • Taekwondo Referee Presenter (Australian Taekwondo
  • 1st Class National Referee (Australian Taekwondo)

Coaching

  • International Olympic Comitee - Certificate of Olympic Solidarity on Technical Course for Coaching
  • National Coaching Accreditation (Australian Taekwondo)
  • Certificate of National Taekwondo Coach (Sport Authority of Thailand)
  • Certificate of Sport Science Workshop on Modern Endurance Training (Sport Authority Thailand)
  • Former Member of Sport Medecine Team of Taekwondo (Thailand National Team)
  • Bachelor Degree of Sport Science

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