Joong Do Kwan is a small Traditional Taekwondo school based in Perth, Western Australia. We have built a practice in a fairly relaxed training environment, with few accolades and accoutrements, and have avoided affectation where possible. However, we shouldn't ignore the pat on the back when it arrives. This is just a nice nod saying we're doing good by others, and each is a celebration of our passion and commitment. Thank you to our friends who have been so generous with their praise.
"Presenting Colin Wee with the [AKATO 2016] instructor of the year award. ... You deserve it." GM Keith D Yates
"Spent last night training with an extraordinary Instructor ; Colin Wee , at Joong Do Kwan Traditional Taekwondo . This unique form of TKD is a Street Wise more Combat efficient form ; and is considerably different from its Sports Based Cousins . As is normal for any TKD class ; they had considerable fitness and speed ; however I was very impressed by their application of some very old techniques ; and the modern ways they apply them , with considerable power generated with " Full Body Punching" . I was thoroughly impressed by this method and its Modern Application . Thank you so much for inviting me down to join you ." Andrew Hickey Inner Circle Combatives
"Great post. Makiwara has long been critical to Okinawan Karate development." Ikigai
"I was preparing another side kick post, when I happened on Colin Wee's excellent, Won-hyo: The Taekwondo Side Kick, ..." TDA Training
"Your's continues to be one of the best Taekwon-Do blogs out there!" Soo Shim Kwan
"Right on Colin! I enjoy reading your posts on traditional tae kwon do. As a traditional tkdist for 23 years now, I understand a lot about what you write, so I have finally decided to contact you." Joe Sayles, Jr.
"Great close-quarter drill Colin!" Dan Djurdjevic
"traditional martial arts with the efficiency of krav maga, combining art and nut-breaking practicality together. Even with my kickboxing background and only meeting him a few times previously in early 2008, Colin is one of the few true traditional martial arts teachers in Perth that helped me change my views on the "outdated" traditional fighting styles, I cannot recommend this place more for anybody wishing to learn self defence and a way of life" Ken Bac
"This is just the sort of information I've been looking for. It makes so much of what we learn in class applicable in sparring situations." Be a Fun Mum
"Many of the "old applications" only work if pre-arranged with a complient partner. Things like you describe above make much more sense." Charlie
"Good points. For too long traditional martial arts have ignored the psychological aspects of pre-fight build up; or indeed how to avoid a fight if possible at this stage. It is good to see that more and more people are talking about this side of self defence." Bunkai Jutsu
"This is great. Bullying is bad news and lifes can be ruined by it. I am proud of you for taking this great interest and passing on the message." Tim White
"I was asked to contribute to an Anti-Bullying Blogging Carnival' by the renowned martial artist and fellow traditional taekwondo blogger Colin Wee ... I think this is such a good thing to do and that helping people face their bullies or on the other hand help people [avoid] becoming bullies." Ørjan Nilsen
"This is Colin Wee`s blog on old style Chang Hon Taekwondo. Very diverse writings, and always interesting:) You will find everything from aplications, techniques, training tips, history and other intersting Things here:) This is the blog I have followed faithfully for many years and is an inspiration for my own blog." Ørjan Nilsen (Ørjan seems to be my latest fan ... and I his!)
"Just wanted to mention that it was a comment you made somewhere about the need for some "sine wave motion" practitioner to take up the pen, that started me writing more seriously about the topic. You in effect inspired me to write more specifically about ITF Taekwon-Do (misunderstandings) and so the success of the Soo Shim Kwan-blog is in part your doing." Soo Shim Kwan
"More! More!" supergroup7
"Sincere congratulations Colin Wee. At your small TKD mad scientist lab I am convinced that you are at the forefront of TKD research in a way that cannot be done by the multinationals 😊 Thanks for that and enjoy the well deserved award." Manuel Esteban Adrogue
"Fantastic! And what I love most about this is that the award is based on quality (of teaching) and not quantity (of students). 👍👍👍" Soo-Shim Kwan
"I believe that one is unable to accomplish their true potential with either to much praise or to much criticism; Colin seems to possess an almost innate sense of how much is required of both.
Cheers for your encouragement, enthusiasm, and willingness to share all knowledge openly.
Hope to see everyone sometime soon." Travis Bowler
"Colin they must be recognising all you give to others / and I know nothing about [Taekwondo], just that there are few people in this world who give as unconditionally as you - Congratulations" Soula Kakulas
"Hi Colin! Great to see your videos. You give so much thought and information in thinking outside the box. Thanks so much!" Forrest Littlejohn
"Colin Wee, also of Perth, has generously shared his knowledge of aikido and taekwondo." Bruce D. Clayton, Ph. D Shotokan's Secret Expanded Edition (p5)
"Colin, really appreciate you sharing. I've no doubt this will benefit myself and my students." Vincent Cordeiro
"Thank you, as always, for the wonderful share." Ron Jensen
"Another great video by Master Colin Wee. I'll be using that for my class." Eric San Jose
"I don't think you over share, Colin Wee. You routinely give the group your tkd, which takes courage and time. Your perspectives are extremely valuable even if they don't always fit the standard execution. I wish more would share with us." Dennis Koenig
"The changes came after this I believe that Master Colin [Wee] is doing the pattern in the tradition [sic] way meaning that it taught that way early on. General Choi Hong Hi was constantly creating and changing the pattern. In 1965 there were 20 Hyungs and were taught pretty much this way and many traditionalists still to this day teaches it this way. I learned that way myself I think it's pretty cool in 1972 ..." Jose Laloma
found Colin a very knowledgeable and committed Martial Artist always open to
new ideas and friendship." SM Peter Wong, 8th Dan, Chief Instructor and Founder, Taekwon-Do Kidokwan Perth.