With Over 60 Years of Martial Arts Experience and Third Generation Taekwondo, you are in very experienced hands

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There are many benefits of being taught by a strong, experienced female Instructor and the lead instruction by this mother and daughter duo takes teaching martial arts to a whole new level.

Nurturing, patient and caring, the gentle approach to teaching suits all students. The nurturing manner helps children settle, women students prefer being taught by a female who understands the female body mechanics and the calm nature helps promote more control and less aggression that can sometimes be a by-product of a male dominated activity.

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GWANJANIM ( MASTER ) JODI

Jodi has more than 40 YEARS of active participation in every aspect of Taekwondo as a student, athlete, coach & administrator

Commenced Taekwondo training 1974 - Korean martial arts academy in Chelsea Victoria under her Father Jim Simmonds and her daughter Ashleigh coaching now makes three generations.

1st Dan black belt in 1977, currently 7th Dan


ATHLETE RECORD:

Competed and won the first Nationals to include women in Australia

Competed in the first Asian Championships to include women internationally

3 Times National Senior Champion (Lightweight Division)

International Silver Medal (Darwin 1986)

National Team Captain (1991 World Championships)


COACHING RECORD:

Jodi has coached many state, national champions and has had several athletes on the Olympic squad (Sydney 2000 Olympics)

Evolution Taekwondo ranked third at last year’s National championships


OFFICIAL/ADMINISTRATION:

With such vast experience, it’s not surprising to find Jodi has held many administrative positions such as:

 

Australian Sports Medal (John Howard)

Olympic Selector (Twice)

Member Olympic Athlete Program (Sydney Olympics)

Chair National High Performance Program

National Manager Coaching Education Program

State NCAS Director

Secretary - Qld State Association

Coaching Director - Qld State Association

State Executive Member (Vic & Qld)

Sports Trainer Level 1

International Coach Accreditation (OTU)

Youth Empowerment Systems Coach

Level 1 First Aid Certificate

Child Protection Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Harassment & Discrimination Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Anti Doping Certificate - Australian Sports Commission


It is, however, her club program she is most proud of, which is a product of both her deep understanding of Taekwondo and people.


SABOMNIM (INSTRUCTOR) ASHLEIGH

Ashleigh is 5th Dan black belt and has been training for over 20 years & coaching for over 10 years.

Ashleigh is the class manager for all children and youth programs and enjoys managing all the social events and activities at the club.


She has the following qualifications:

National Junior Champion

National Senior Silver Medal

International Competition Experience

Australian Taekwondo Club Talent Coach Accreditation

Working with children’s check

Camp Counsellor - Camp America

Special Needs Course Certificate - Monash University

Level 1 First Aid Certificate

Child Protection Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Harassment & Discrimination certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Anti Doping certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Referee Level 1 - Oceania Taekwondo Union


SABOMNIM (INSTRUCTOR) RAYDEN

Rayden is 3rd Dan black belt, with over 10 years experience as an athlete & coach.

As an athlete, he has won junior national championships in sparring and is now using his skill and knowledge as a coach.

Rayden is an excellent coach with a keen eye for technique and a passion for coaching skills correctly.


He has the following qualifications:

Australian Taekwondo Club Talent Coach Accreditation

Working with children's check

Personal Trainer

Level 1 First Aid Certificate

Child Protection Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Harassment & Discrimination Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Anti Doping Certificate - Australian Sports Commission

Referee Level 1 - Oceania Taekwondo Union

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Testimonials

Nathan Tiberi

CAROLYN FRASER

Fantastic club. I love the focus and care for the kids. Building their confidence and skill base is not only Tkd skills but life skills. Jodi and the seniors are amazing, keep it up!

CAROLYN FRASER

Carolyn Fraser

NATHAN TIBERI

Fantastic, safe & fun environment for my children to learn Tkd.

NATHAN TIBERI

Justin Tate

CHRIS LAKERDIS

Jodie is a fantastic instructor, and has great instructors working with her. Best club around the area. Evolution taekwondo has created a very good name for themselves. The instructors and students who train under Jodie represent the core values she bestows upon them and represents Evolution Taekwondo with pride.

CHRIS LAKERDIS

Chris Lakerdis

JUSTIN TATE

Jodie and the other instructors have been great with our kids. We had tried another local martial arts place but our eldest got too scared and didn't want to go. Jodie was very gentle and encouraging with him, and he excelled. When he got his first belt he was very excited. Now we have three kids doing it and they all enjoy it very much. Highly recommend them.

JUSTIN TATE

Easy Access in Narre Warren

1/6 Deblin Dr., 3805 Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia

Phone: +61397030788

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