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Tina's Corner March 2016

02 March 16

Tina's Corner



Hello everyone…


Our Bi- Annual Training Camp will be held on the last weekend in October 2017, the QLD government has allowed us to book the dates already and we thank them for their assistance.


As previously stated we only have 80 bookings/positions available at this stage so we are now taking reservations for the 2017 camp based on the 80 allocated spots only, any Adult member can reserve their place with a small $20 deposit by way of our website merchandise page.


NOTE: there are already 51 positions booked and when the entire 80 spots are gone we can't guarantee any more so, my advice........GET IN EARLY !


The Camp


$295 per person
$20 booking Deposit to be paid online asap
$80 deposit payable 4 weeks prior to the camp
Balance is payable at Camp Sign-on)


• Official "Camp 2017” T-shirt (to be collected at "Sign In)
• Airport Transfer (from Gold Coast Airport and trains up to and including 4.30pm Friday)
• Friday and Saturday nights bunk style accommodation
• All meals
• All classes
• Official Black Tie Presentation Dinner


Register NOW by securing your initial Booking deposit online NOW !


Full details are available by calling Master Tina Johnson on 0400530534 or emailing



Get to Know Our Instructors.


In this edition we ask Master Craig Ryan a few questions.


Q: Where is your Centre ?

A: Terranora on the NSW/QLD border.


Q: What is your rank ?

A: 5th Dan Master Instructor.


Q: How long have you been training ?

A: I began my Taekwondo Training as a direct student of Grandmaster Hicks back in early 1995 and I had the honour of being the first Instructor appointed by him to the Gold Coast area.


Q: 20 years is a long time what keeps you motivated ?

A: Firstly my students, we have a great class at Terranora full of great people, they all work really hard as members and they really are a pleasure to teach.

I must also say that after 21 years I still look forward to training each Monday and Thursday night because Shim Jang Taekwondo gives me great motivation, it has afforded me good health and it has provided myself and my family with countless good memories and experience over many years.

Shim Jang Taekwondo is now a way of life for me and it will always remain a constant in my life, the friendships I have made over many years have remained constant, they are important to me and I can't wait for each Training Camp when I get the opportunity to catch up with students and instructors from all over Australia, that is really something very special...


Q: Do you have a Senior Dojang Assistant

A: My wife Jacquie (2nd Dan) but Senior Instructors Todd Shadbolt, Danielle Kenny and David Whipps also offer great support.


Q: What is your favourite technique ?

 A: I don’t know that I have a particular favourite but I find the Front Kick to be of particular interest to my aggressors.


Q: What do you do for a living ?
A: My wife and I own C&J Earthmoving Pty Ltd and I spend lots of time operating and servicing machinery.


Q: What is your favourite TV show ? 
A: If I get a chance to watch TV I like the A&E channel.


Q: What do you do in your spare time ?
A: Work, train, work !


Q: What type of music do you like ? 
A: The sound of a heel smashing thru 3 boards brings music to my ears !


Q: What other sports do you follow and do you have a favourite team ? 
A: I am a fan of the V8 Supercars.



Enjoy your Training everyone....


Tina Johnson
5th Degree Master Instructor
World Shimjang Taekwondo Academy