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Tina's Corner

19 May 14

Tina’s Corner

Hello Everyone;  We have 2 New centres opened since our last newsletter and we would like to wish the Branch instructors well for the establishment of those centres, if you are in the area and could support them by dropping in for a session I am sure they would appreciate seeing you......


VENUE; Coolangatta Scout hall
ADDRESS; Scott Street Coolangatta
DAYS & TIMES; Tuesdays at 4pm
INSTRUCTOR; Regional Master Instructor Adam Watkins


ADDRESS; 2/26 Flinders Pde
DAYS & TIMES; Wednesdays & Sundays at 4pm
INSTRUCTOR; Senior Branch Instructor Peter Taylor


New Instructor !
The WSTA would like to welcome Branch Instructor Jeff Dwyer 3rd Dan Black Belt to the art of Shim Jang Taekwondo, Jeff is a highly experienced instructor, he resides on the Gold Coast and he looks forward to an exciting future with Shim Jang Taekwondo.




“My Instructor”
This edition of the “Shimjanger” will see the introduction of what we hope will be a regular part of my column – “My Instructor” This can only happen with YOUR assistance so we ask you to interview your Branch Instructor and submit the interview to us for inclusion in our new segment !


Please send all interviews to


For this first interview we asked Master Steve Buck some questions, here is the interview.....

Q. Master Steve, where is your Centre. 
A. Burleigh Heads QLD at the Burleigh Heads Primary State School Hall


Q. What is your rank.
A. 4th Degree Black belt


Q. When did you commence your training.
A. I started training in the early 1980’s, was promoted to Black Belt in 1988 and I moved to the Gold Coast in the mid 1990’s. I commenced training with Master Hicks soon after arriving on the coast and we decided to open a centre at Mermaid Beach, after about a year we transferred the class to Burleigh Heads where it has now been operating for over 15 years.


Q. Do you have an Assistant  Instructor. 
A. At the Burleigh heads centre we are fortunate to have the assistance of two highly qualified and officially appointed Assistant Instructors in Senior Instructor Neil Deith (2nd Dan) & Senior Instructor Kerri Yarsley (3rd Dan)
Both Instructors are very generous with their time and they are totally committed to the art of Shim Jang Taekwondo.


Q. What is your favourite technique. 
A. Back kick (when performed correctly it is a simple, quick and effective self defence manoeuvre)


Q. Are you Married ?
A. Yes I am Married with 3 grown children.


Q. What do you do for a living. 
A. I am an Elevator Technician here on the Gold Coast.


Q. What is your favourite TV show. 
A. Burn Notice.


Q. What do you do in your spare time.
A. Surf, follow the NRL (go the Dragons), I work on my home & I’m a bit of a computer geek !


Q. Do you have a favourite quote. 
A. It's a bit long but The Desiderata


Q. What type of music do you like. 
A. Rock & blues.


Thanks Steve, very enlightening........

Enjoy your Training everyone.....


Tina Johnson
5th Degree Master Instructor 
World Shimjang Taekwondo Academy