About Us

About Us – Baekjul International Taekwondo

chief instructor

Robert Clarkson, the Chief Instructor of Baekjul Black Belt Academy which opened in 2003. He chose the name Baekjul for his martial arts school, as it refers to the taekwondo tenet, Baekjul Boolgool. In English this translates to Indomitable Spirit.

In 2009 Robert moved his martial arts school to the current premises in the Brickworks Annex in Southport. Baekjul Martial Arts is now the largest and best equipped martial arts facility on the Gold Coast.

Robert has over 30 years experience in the martial arts field beginning training in 1977 in Kyokushin Karate. He currently holds a 6th degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwondo and holds Black belts in other martial arts styles.

Robert is also the Chief Instructor of Baekjul Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu at the academy. He has trained in boxing, kickboxing, submission wrestling, advanced self-defence techniques, weapons and Dim Mak (pressure point fighting).

Rob holds Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and has Working with Children accreditation (Blue card). All Instructors at Baekjul Black belt Academy are qualified with the Australian International Taekwondo Federation and hold Blue Cards.
Certificates achieved at Baekjul Martial Arts Gold Coast are nationally and internationally recognized.

Philosophy of Taekwondo Martial Arts

Staff and students follow the philosophy as set down by the Founder General Choi Hong Hi.

At Baekjul Martial Arts we teach that physical training is only a means and a way towards mastering the spiritual and mental aspects of martial arts. The mental and physical power must compliment the spiritual power. In Taekwondo, the holistic approach to the development of the mind and body and spirit is paramount.

To find out more about Baekjul Black Belt Academy give us a call on 5571 1999 or look up class times and come in for your free trial.