Russell Macarthur Taekwondo and Hapkido has been running in Brisbane for approximately 30 years. During that time the club has seen rapid expansion and is currently one of the biggest in Queensland. The growth of the club is mainly attributed to the clubs philosophy of putting students first, giving them value for money and operating the club as a club, not a business.
The club’s philosophy is on the true values of Taekwondo and it is widely recognized for the very high standard of etiquette within the club. The club promotes very high Taekwondo standards, both physical and mental and we have a very low turn over rate of black belts. Many students within the clubs have been members for over 20 years. The club is also very community minded and supports a number of charities. In 2008 the club raised funds to give a 6 year old blind boy a new state of the art Mountbatten Typewriter. The club sponsors a host of very worthwhile causes.
Russell Macarthur originally started training at the Macgregor Club in the late 70s originally under Mr Ken Mayfield and then later under Master Dale Eagling until his unfortunate passing. This club continues to operate under the Master Dale Eagling syllabus and has close ties with Dale Eagling Taekwondo. His master has continued to be Mr Sung Soo Lee, 9th Dan Taekwondo and 9th Dan Hapkido since the beginning.
Russell Macarthur is a internationally recognized Master Instructor 7th Dan and has been Australia’s representative on the world political stage for the past 6 years holding positions such as National Secretary General, Member of the High performance board with the Australian Sports Commission, Taekwondo Delegate to the Australian Olympic Committee, Committee member of the World Taekwondo Federation which encompasses over 90 countries and over 50 million practitioners, Representative on the Asian Taekwondo union too name a few. Awarded a citation in 2007 from the president of the World Taekwondo Federation for services to Taekwondo comes on the back of receiving the Australian Sports Medal from Hon John Howard. He has been the Head of Team on many occasions to countries such as Vietnam, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Spain, Korea , Hong Kong, New Zealand to name a few.
The club offers an extremely safe environment in which to train with safety our number 1 priority.
Throughout the club it is evident that instructors put students first without question and never compromise their loyalty. The true values of Taekwondo in terms of etiquette, compassion, loyalty, friendship and equality are considered to be non-flexible.