Welcome to Lee’s Taekwondo Academy!

Tradition Starts Here

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, LEETKD was founded by Grand Master Choon Bong Lee (9th Dan MDK & KKW) in1973.

As a family based business We have a proven track record of teaching traditional Moo Duo Kwan Style Taekwondo to people of all ages and backgrounds for over 50 years.

We are also Kukkiwon/WT affiliated and teach a dual curriculum/certification.

We provide a safe, supportive environment for you and your family using both traditional and modern methods.

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

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High quality martial arts training, in a friendly and accommodating environment. Supports holistic, physical and mental wellbeing. Highly recommended.
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Terry Kim is a great trainer. I'm recovering from surgery, and he's teaching me to get back into boxing, kicking, weights, and cardio. Compassionate and motivating. Exactly what I need!
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Still the best place to learn martial arts since 1973.
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I spent a couple years training at the parafield gardens club under Grand Master Lee and now my son trains in Munno Para under Master Jaime who I trained with all those years ago! This is a close knit club and everyone is very friendly and attends club functions.
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<<Flashback Friday>>

In 1974, Grandmaster Lee travelled to Korea with members of Lee's Taekwondo to compete in the 1st Asian Championships held in Seoul at the Kukkiwon Headquarters.

Together with Master Lee, Alan Whiteway (whose son Shane now runs Whiteway's Taekwondo), Joe and Victor Breglec and Michael Broughton represented Australia as the only Aussie competitors and came 6th out of 10 nations, with 4 bronze medals.

Master Lee remained head coach of the Australian team for a number of years, moving away from a competition focus in later years.

Today, although LEETKD remains a traditional self defence focussed club, we recognise the importance of competition and the value it can provide within the right framework.

We are also part of the Australian Taekwondo network which provides a comprehensive pathway for sports taekwondo practitioners up to the Olympic level.

Send a message to our Sports Coach, Jamie at Athletic Compound if this aspect of TKD is what interests you!
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  In 1974, Grandmaster Lee travelled to Korea with members of Lees Taekwondo  to compete in the 1st Asian Championships held in Seoul at the Kukkiwon Headquarters.  Together with Master Lee, Alan Whiteway (whose son Shane now runs Whiteways Taekwondo), Joe and Victor Breglec and Michael Broughton represented Australia as the only Aussie competitors and came 6th out of 10 nations, with 4 bronze medals.  Master Lee remained head coach of the Australian team for a number of years, moving away from a competition focus in later years.  Today, although LEETKD remains a traditional self defence focussed club, we recognise the importance of competition and the value it can provide within the right framework.  We are also part of the Australian Taekwondo network which provides a comprehensive pathway for sports taekwondo practitioners up to the Olympic level.  Send a message to our Sports Coach, Jamie at Athletic Compound if this aspect of TKD is what interests you!

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<< Flashback Friday >>

Before Grand Master Lee arrived in Australia, he opened his own Dojang in Seoul as well as taught Taekwondo to American soldiers.

Master Lee actually served in a special Korean Unit of the US Army instead of the regular Korean Army (Korea has mandatory military service for all males) as he spoke English and passed the required entrance exams (he was also an English teacher).

Here are some pictures from before his arrival in Australia.
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>  Before Grand Master Lee arrived in Australia, he opened his own Dojang in Seoul as well as taught Taekwondo to American soldiers.  Master Lee actually served in a special Korean Unit of the US Army instead of the regular Korean Army (Korea has mandatory military service for all males) as he spoke English and passed the required entrance exams (he was also an English teacher).  Here are some pictures from before his arrival in Australia.

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I had the honour of being taught by the great man!

Presented by Athletic Compound, we are pleased to be a host location for Grand Master Barry Jordan for a competition poomsae workshop in February.

Black Belts will be in the city Sunday 11th Feb, colour belts at Athletic Compound Monday 12 Feb.

Competition Poomsae, while mostly similar to our traditional style, has some nuanced variations that become important when competing against other clubs.

Come and brush up on your technique for 2024!

Contact Athletic Compound for more information.Awesome news!

Grand Master Barry Jordan is coming to Adelaide and running a small Poomsae Workshop!

If you wanted to brush up on your poomsae and had it looked over now yours chance!

Time and location:

Day 1: Sunday 11th Feb 5pm - 7pm
INSTRUCTORS & BLACK BELTS
Location: Lee’s Taekwondo - 65 Hyde St, Adelaide
Basic Movement updates
Competition Poomsae - Koyro + (until highest level)

Day 2: Monday 12th Feb 5pm - 7pm
COLOUR BELTS
Location: Athletic Compound - 60 David Terrace Kilkenny

Basic Movements
Colour belt poomsae

Please contact us directly to book your spot today, please gain approval by your head instructor beforehand!
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Presented by Athletic Compound, we are pleased to be a host location for Grand Master Barry Jordan for a competition poomsae workshop in February.  Black Belts will be in the city Sunday 11th Feb, colour belts at Athletic Compound Monday 12 Feb.  Competition Poomsae, while mostly similar to our traditional style, has some nuanced variations that become important when competing against other clubs.  Come and brush up on your technique for 2024!  Contact Athletic Compound for more information.

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Great presenter

<< Flashback Friday >>

Pirie St Dojang/Gym
Not the first location (that was originally in Hindley St West) but remained the headquarters through the 70's and early 80's.

The weights gym was downstairs in the basement, which later became the original Fasta Pasta location, and today the building is occupied by Rhino Room.

Fun Fact:
The Rhino Room Bannister is the original internal bannister that the Lee boys used to slide down as kids 😂

In 1982 we moved 100m down the street to the current Hyde St location.

Many memories here for many people!
Do you remember training here?
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>  Pirie St Dojang/Gym
Not the first location (that was originally in Hindley St West) but remained the headquarters through the 70s and early 80s.  The weights gym was downstairs in the basement, which later became the original Fasta Pasta location, and today the building is occupied by Rhino Room.  Fun Fact:
The Rhino Room Bannister is the original internal bannister that the Lee boys used to slide down as kids 😂  In 1982 we moved 100m down the street to the current Hyde St location.  Many memories here for many people!
Do you remember training here?

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I trained there when I was a white belt, and was there when they moved to the current location.

Yep, I remember it. I think I started training there in the mid '70s! Definitely went there after school. I remember how bloody hot it was in summer when we walked in! Had to open all the windows to cool the place down a bit 🙂

So many memories of the old Dojang. It was a place where you learn to toughen up!! 🙂

I trained there and I remember the blisters on my feet I think before it was polished. Loved sparing the black belts as I was a coloured belt then. Long time ago!

Congratulations Annie!
Great work from Jamie and the team at Lee's Taekwondo Kilkenny Branchranch.
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Congratulations Annie!
Great work from Jamie and the team at Lees Taekwondo Kilkenny Branch.
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