Southern Stars Taekwondo - About Us

Southern Stars Taekwondo was founded in May 2013 by Master Matt Vale and Master Jade MacSweeney.

"With so much knowledge and experience between us, and to have a male and female leadership team, there is an obvious synergy. It was an easy decision to form Southern Stars Taekwondo and start teaching martial arts to the next generation of athletes"

Taekwondo - What we teach

We align under the international body "World Taekwondo", which might help some martial artists know which "style" of martial art we are. For example - our competition team competes under the Olympic rules governed by World Taekwondo. But there is far more to Taekwondo than competition.

In terms of martial arts training, the three main pillars of what we teach are:

  • Basic form. This is the general term for movement, striking, blocking which also includes taekwondo patterns
  • Jumping and wood breaking
  • Sparring / Fighting

To make progress there are physical attributes which require ongoing attention and improvement.

  • Technique
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Fitness
  • Flexibility

And there are mental aspects to Taekwondo

  • Focus
  • Effort
  • Coordination
  • Reactions (Stimulus - Perception - Decision)
  • Strategy

And the Tenets of Taekwondo

  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Self Control
  • Indomitable Spirit

These lists are not comprehensive but a great indication of what you can expect to learn at Southern Stars Taekwondo. We look forward to seeing you at training.

Kids learn amazing jumping and wood breaking skills Kids learn amazing jumping and wood breaking skills Instructors showing Taekwondo patterns