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Darren Hassan

POSITION: Branch Instructor

One of the most important roles within the Shim Jang Taekwondo Organisation.

Shim Jang Taekwondo Branch Instructors are indeed a “Special Breed” of martial artist, their dedication to the art and its members is first class and they relish the responsibility of operating and managing a class in accordance with the WSTA guidelines.
Our Branch Instructors have diligently worked their way to their positions by way of a unique training process that provides them with the knowledge and ability to confidently teach, manage and administer at this important level.

Once they have achieved an acceptable level of skill and served time as a Trainee Instructor our Branch Instructors are then “Hand Picked” for their position by our Founder (Grandmaster Les Hicks) and his expert team of Master and Regional Instructors.
This gives our members the confidence and peace of mind in knowing that their instructor has not been rushed or forced into their position before they are properly and professionally equipped to deal with the responsibilities attached to becoming a qualified and successful Branch Instructor in the art of Shim Jang Taekwondo.
Starting the Martial Arts journey at aged 10, Darren has been a lifelong student of one form of Martial Arts or another including Gensei Ryu Karate, Shaolin, Muay Thai, Hapkido, and more recently TaeKwonDo.
A former member of the Australian Army, Instructor Darren is the newly appointed Branch Instructor at Aberfoyle Park Dojang which commences on Thursday August 3rd at 6pm.
Come along and get fit learning the art of Shim Jang TaekwonDo in a relaxed, non-competitive family environment!