The Master's Qualifications
Mr John Ivanov is qualified as a Master Instructor and also as a
Senior Grading Examiner
for Taekwondo. Mr John Ivanov has been Korean graded
and certified by Kukkiwon (World Taekwon-do Headquarters
in Korea) and Taekwondo International (USA).
In addition to his martial arts credentials, Mr John Ivanov is a qualified Justice of
the Peace (Qld.) with professional qualifications in Electrical Engineering and the
Security Industry. Mr John Ivanov is the general manager of Bodyguard Security, which
has built a reputation for the provision of elite security for personal protection as
well as an unparalleled standard of general security in Australia.
Mr John Ivanovhas personally opened and established
schools throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Mr John Ivanov has been promoting the Art of Taekwon-do with workshops and seminars
on practical and theory aspects of the art to all of the students and instructors.
His passion for the growth and evolution of Taekwon-do has led him to conduct
demonstrations and interviews on television, radio, in newspapers and at public gatherings.
Mr John Ivanov has also lectured Taekwon-do to primary, secondary and university students.
After consultation with various community groups, he has also written and taught special
self-defence courses for women and children in conjunction with the rape crisis centre
and other organizations.
The Master's Commitment
As the Master Instructor for South Pacific Taekwon-do, Mr John Ivanov has the
responsibility of supervising and teaching the Instructors to ensure the high
standard of the art is maintained; a task that he considers to be of paramount
Master Ivanov is completely committed to the study of
the art of Taekwon-Do and desires not only to further his own knowledge and
skills, but also those of every instructor and student in the art. To this
end, Master Ivanov regularly travels to Korea and America to further his
knowledge under the tutelage of 9th Degree Grandmaster Suk Jun Kim. Master
Ivanov also travels throughout Australia and New Zealand to spread the
teachings of Taekwondo.
will I get out of Taekwondo?
Pacific Taekwondo is a true Martial Art, which offers not only a superior
Art of Self-Defense, but also important enhancements to an individual's
mental and physical well-being. Students of South Pacific Taekwondo learn
self-control, self-confidence, physical fitness, high moral and ethical
standards, improved psychological outlook and ways to improve overall
strength of character. Such qualities, imparted in a caring and
understanding traditional environment will be of benefit to any
are the Instructors?
The Instructors of South Pacific Taekwondo are dedicated professionals
who don't just teach Martial Arts, they actually care about your
development and the future of Taekwondo. They will tailor their training
program to ensure that you train at your own pace and develop your skills
in such a way as to avoid injury. All of the South Pacific Taekwondo
Instructors attend regular Instructors courses to ensure that the standard
of Taekwondo is maintained and that all new beneficial developments in
Taekwondo and sports science are used to improve training for all students
We conduct Kindy (Tiger ) to regular Taekwondo Classes. This enables
people to join at any age. If you are unsure please check with our
office, local Instructor or your Medical Practitioner. You will find
that our classes are friendly with helpful Instructors who will guide
you through the class safely. We have been teaching Taekwondo for a very
long time and our school is considered as one of the oldest schools.
Student with experience in other styles are most welcome to join and be
assessed to our grades.
South Pacific Taekwondo
Federation is a proud member of Kukkiwon and Taekwon-Do International.
Our School practice and
teach both the Chun-Ji lineage of patterns and the (WTF) Taeguk patterns.
I do other Styles, can I
Yes you can. We can assist
you in changing to our style. We recognise only official
Kukkiwon and Taekwondo International Certification, however we can provide
assistance for you or your organisation to be correctly certified, thus
allowing you to be Affiliated World wide. Your previous training /
skills can be assessed towards your proper Certification. We issue Kukkiwon ( Korea),
Taekwondo International and South Pacific Taekwondo Federation
(Australia and New Zealand) Certification for Black Belts and
Instructors. Having correct Certification ensures not only safety in
training but correct knowledge and qualifications held by the Trainers
Can our school become
We can assist your
organisation to maintain your own identify. We are able to provide
International Qualified Masters for gradings and seminars. We able to
assist your organisation with Kukkiwon, Taekwondo International and
South Pacific Taekwondo Certification. We also provide further education
/ knowledge, management and quality control to ensure your success.