Taekwondo at the Summer Olympics made its first appearance as a demonstration sport, 1988, Seoul, South Korea. Taekwondo was again a demonstration sport 1992, Barcelona, Spain. Taekwondo became a full medal sport at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Australia and has been a sport in the Olympic games thereafter.
Sydney 2000: Team Australia overall ranked 2nd (Team South Korea ranked 1st).
Taekwondo at the World Championships
The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by the World Taekwondo Federation.
Taekwondo Sun Bae Championships
High Kick Competition
Michael Mills 284cm
The Sun Bae Championships are held every October in Brisbane, Queensland.
The Championships are only for Sun Bae students and the competition is a non-contact technical team event which includes the following:
Patterns (knock-out style)
The record for High Kick was set in 2016 by Michael Mills
who kicked 284cm, only 6cm short of his personal best.
Graeme Williamson 11 Tiles
Divisions for the event are split into:
Ages: Junior, Intermediate, Adult, Masters
Belts: White, Yellow, Blue, Red, Black
Approximately 180 Sun Bae students compete each year
as part of their local team.
At Sun Bae Korean Martial Arts, we offer Taekwondo, Hapkido and Kumdo. We have centres located across Brisbane and in Toowoomba with classes for kids and adults. For a FREE 2 week try out, get in touch with our friendly team and you too can learn Korean Martial Arts. Our Master and Head of School is very experienced and teaches us in a very traditional way (Taekwondo 8th Dan Bo, Hapkido 6th Dan, Kumdo 4th Dan). Sun Bae is popular with families and is also very social. Just click on your nearest location or text/call: 0414 574 574