Instructors

All of our instructors hold current Working with Children Check cards.

Master Peter Barbour  8th Dan

I.T.F. International Instructor and Examiner

I have been training in Taekwon-Do for 42 years and in that time have trained under Master Rhee Chong Hyup, GrandMaster Tran Trieu Quan, GrandMaster Trajtenberg, GrandMaster Marano and General Choi Hong Hi (founder of Taekwon-Do). I have always followed a traditional path which has taken me all over the world, being graded in USA, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia.

I continue to conduct classes regularly with South Perth Taekwon-Do and hold seminars in Perth and the Philippines. I am President of the Allied National Taekwon-Do Association of Australia Inc. and I have a strong belief that if you practise Taekwon-Do then you have an edge that can help you through most of lifes challenges.


Paul Evensen  5th Dan

I.T.F. International Instructor and Examiner

Paul has been training in Taekwon-Do since 1989. Commencing training in Perth while at university, Paul achieved 1st Dan Black belt during the time he lived in Japan, living in a very, very small apartment which was located around the corner from the ITF Japan Headquarters. Some time after Paul returned to Perth, Paul's wife Akiko and children also started training and the family have enjoyed the special benefits that a family training together can bring. Paul has attended several ITF International seminars in other parts of Australia, New Zealand and The Philippines. Paul's favourite kick is a spot jumping back kick!


Roger Bartholomeusz  5th Dan

I.T.F. International Instructor and Examiner

Roger began training with South Perth Taekwon-Do when it first started classes in 1993. Since then he has continued his training here and in Sydney. Roger has competed successfully in a number of tournaments and participated in a number of internationally accredited ITF seminars.He continues to train and teach Taekwon-do and work as a school teacher in Perth.


Stephen Young  4th Dan

I.T.F. International Instructor and Examiner

"I am the oldest member in South Perth Taekwon-Do and have trained in martial arts for many years.  I started Tae Kwon Do in NZ in 1977 under Hi Tong Too and then with Norman Ng in Palmerston North. 

I have been a member of South Perth Tae Kwon Do since 2002 training under Master Barbour and currently have obtained the rank of Fourth Degree Black Belt.

I enjoy teaching children although it is challenging and I try to encourage them to achieve the best that they possibly can.  My favourite saying in the children's class is "Must try!""


Heidi Lake  3rd Dan

Heidi began her martial arts studies in 1992 upon her arrival in Australia. Since then, she has learnt from masters in both America and Australia before finding her home in ITF Tae Kwon Do with Master Barbour in 2007.

In addition to helping to teach classes with SPTKD, Heidi has also taught swimming lessons and coached Little Aths. She was a nationally ranked swimmer as a high school student.

When not training, Heidi is a regular performer in Perth and abroad as a singer, cellist, and pianist, and teaches music to a wide age group.


Alan Cushley  3rd Dan

I started TKD in Edinburgh in 2004 and achieved first degree in October 2006. I continued training in Edinburgh being promoted to 2nd degree inJanuary 2010.After emigrating to Perth in 2011 I joined South Perth TKD and was promoted to 3rd degree by Master Barbour after which I was delighted to be asked to become an assistant instructor to help with the junior class.

Master Peter Barbour email: sptkd@iinet.net.au
mobile: 0422 292 492

South Perth Taekwon-Do
Wesley College Sports Club
40 Coode Street
South Perth
Western Australia