Peter Wong (2022)

Grand Master Peter Wong

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F. (Inc) for 2022
Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community

Inducted into W.K.U.H.O.F.
Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community

 

Grand Master Peter Wong IX Degree Taekwon-Do Career

Grand Master Wong is one of the most senior ITF Taekwon-Do Instructors in Australia and the Oceania Region. He commenced Taekwon-Do Training at Melbourne University Taekwon-Do Club in 1970 as one of the first ITF Taekwon-Do students of Master Rhee Chong Chul, the Father of Taekwon-Do in Australia. Master Rhee was a well known Korean ITF Instructor and Pioneer teaching in  Malacca, Malaysia during the formative years of  General Choi’s promotion of Taekwon-Do in Singapore and Malaysia.

Grand Master Wong’s interest in learning Taekwon-Do began with a desire to learn Self Defence and develop physical fitness. He soon realise that Taekwon-Do is much more than what he expected. It’s a way of life and soon the Spirit and Philosophy of General Choi’s Taekwon-Do became a passion and a part of his life.

In 1973 he was Graded to I Degree Black Belt by Masters Rhee Chong Hup and Rhee Chong Chul. In 1974 he commenced teaching Taekwon-Do in Melbourne under Rhee International TKD.

In 1977 he was graded by Masters Rhee Chong Hup and Rhee Chong Chul to II Degree Black Belt and began running his Taekwon-Do Club in Melbourne. With the desire to raise his technical knowledge and proficiency in Taekwon-Do, he continued to train and promote Taekwon-Do under the Rhee Brothers within Rhee International Taekwon-do Australia.

From 1981, when Rhee International Taekwon-Do resigned from ITF, he trained under the then ITF Chief Instructor for Australia and Oceania Master Yun Young Ku 7th Dan to continue training and teach Taekwon-Do under Master Yun International Taekwon-Do Federation.

In 1983, he was graded to III Degree Black Belt by Master Yun Young Ku and attended many

International Instructors Seminars conducted by Master Yun in Brisbane, Australia. In 1984 , he was appointed a Director of Master Yun International Taekwon-Do Federation and member of management committee. He assisted Master Yun in conducting International Instructors Seminars at the Brisbane MYITF Headquarters between 1984 and 1989.

In 1985, he represented Australia at the South Pacific ITF Taekwon-Do Tournament in Wellington, NZ. 1988 he was graded to IV Degree Black Belt Belt by Master Yun Young Ku and becane an International Instructor conducting seminars in Australia.

In 1988, he established Taekwon-Do Kidokwan under International Taekwon-Do Federation  as Chief Instructor and Examiner of several Taekwon-Do clubs in Melbourne, Australia. Grand Master Wong  joined the Global Taekwon-Do Federation under Grand Master Park Jung Tae in 1991.

 

  • 1992 – Promoted to V Degree by Grand master Park Jung Tae.
  • 2000 – Migrated to Perth and established several Taekwon-Do Clubs in Perth, Australia
  • 2002 – Graded to VI Degree by Grand Master Leong Wai Meng in Melbourne
  • 2002 – 2006  Attended IIC courses conducted by GM Rhee Ki Ha, GM Choi Jung Hwa
  • GM Phap Lu and Grand Master Paul Cutler
  • 2006 – Attended International Instructors Seminar in Northern Ireland and Graded to VII Degree
  • Master Instructor by Grand Master Rhee Ki Ha.
  • 2007 – Founding member of All Australia Taekwon-Do Federation and appointed National
  • Coach of the Australian National Taekwon-Do Team for ITF World Championship in
  • St Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2009 – National coach for the Australian Team at XVI ITF World Championships in St Petersburg
  • Russia
  • 2014 –  Promoted to VIII Degree by GM Phap Lu at an IIC in Malacca. Malaysia
  • 2016 – Joined ITF HQ Korea and acted as Representative for Australia and Oceania Region
  • 2021 – Promoted to IX Degree Grand Master by ITF HQ Korea.
  • Appointed a member of ITF HQ Korea Council of Masters.

Grand Master Wong has devoted over 51 years in his life Training, Practicing and Promoting the True Spirit and Philosophy of Martial Arts especially the Tenets of Taekwon-Do – COURTESY, INTEGRITY, PERSEVERENCE, SELF CONTROL AND INDOMITABLE SPIRIT.

Grand Master Peter Wong IX Degree

Founder & Chief Instructor Taekwon-Do Kidokwan
ITFHQ Korea Director for Australia and Oceania
ITFHQ Korea Council of Masters Member

9th March 2022