Grandmaster - Martial Arts Instructor
Master Bradley - Taekwondo Instructor Since 1983
Hello and welcome. I am Master Bradley and I have dedicated my entire life to the pursuit of Korean Martial Arts. At a young age I first practised Taekwondo, which is simple to learn. Lots of kicking and striking together with evasion and deflections. It's very active and exciting. Next I learned Hapkido. This is more difficult and it focuses on grabbing, joint locks, holds, take-downs and pins. The two arts combine to form a strong art of self defence. And lastly I learned Kumdo, the art of fighting with sword. It was interesting to find out that before the modern age, all of these arts were combined as one. Now, as Master Instructor, I welcome you to one of the most exciting and effective forms of self defence, of which I have been teaching since 1983 after having the rare and unique opportunity to learn directly from Korean Grandmasters (in the Arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Kumdo).
There are many reasons to be interested in Korean Martial Arts. Perhaps you are searching for a fun style of health and fitness, perhaps you are just bored with gym work, perhaps you are just looking to defend yourself? In any case, Sun Bae classes offer a unique style, combining all the ancient Korean Arts. Men, women and children from ages 4 to 55+ make up the broad range of Sun Bae students, attending centres throughout Brisbane as well as Melbourne and Toowoomba, in separate classes for children and adults. Within 3 months, at a pace of two lessons per week, you will have the ability to defend yourself with some simple kicks and strikes. Not only that, but your mental preparedness will be much improved. After 3 years and a lot of fun-filled experience, you will find yourself concentrating on completing your Taekwondo black belt. Along the way, there's lots to keep you busy and engaged. We even have some fun non-contact competitions for you to try out, as well as the more advanced Olympic style for the serious competitor. Soon enough, you will officially start grading in Hapkido and receive the chance to practice traditional weaponry including sword, cane, short stick, long pole, etc.
Sun Bae teaches a practical fighting Art, but importantly it also develops a student’s humility, self-control, patience, courtesy, integrity and inner spirit. Sun Bae offers everyone the chance to better themselves in all aspects of life, both physically and mentally.
It is my hope that perhaps one day, you will successfully attain your black belt in all three styles...
History & Highlights - Sun Bae Martial Arts Teaching
Sun Bae was founded by Master Instructor Bradley John Tatnell after having the rare fortune and opportunity to be personally taught the Korean Arts of Taekwondo, Hapkido & Kumdo directly from Korean Masters. Master Bradley today represents a rare minority in Australia of first generation Master Instructors. Upon founding Sun Bae, Master Bradley has further developed Taekwondo & Hapkido to cope with the ongoing need for self defence in Australia, whilst also integrating into the traditional Art the now popular modern Olympic sport of Taekwondo. Master Bradley's personal profile includes:
- 1983 : Appointed Instructor. Teaching Taekwondo in Brisbane area to date.
- 1991 : Conducted external bodyguard training. Performed bodyguard duties to 1997.
- 1995 : Sun Bae joined with the World Taekwondo Federation.
- 1998 : International medallist (Taekwondo) - Asia Pacific Games.
- 2003 : International medallist (Taekwondo) - US Open.
- 2013 : Kumdo Australia Cutting Champion (Advanced Open Black Belt Division).