Our instructors

Our instructors are all qualified by International Taekwon-Do. Our requirements include holding a current first aid certificate and attending regular instructors' courses. The school is run by Master Mark Banicevich, VII dan. He is a Master Instructor and Examiner, qualified by the International Taekwon-Do Federation. Many of our instructors are also Accredited Level One trainers with Protect Self Defence.

Mr Dennis Sudyatmiko

V dan

Mr Aryono (Dennis) Sudyatmiko started training 1987, originally in WT style in Indonesia. He joined the ITF 1998, grading under Grandmaster Leong Wai Meng and served as a President and founding member of the International Taekwon-Do Foundation of Indonesia (ITFI). He re-tested for 4th degree with Master Rocky Rounthwaite as an examiner in 2008. In 2011 he graded to 5th degree under Grand Masters Paul Weiler and Kim Ung Lan.

In 2013 Mr Sudyatmiko moved to Auckland, New Zealand with his family and continues Taekwon-Do as the instructor at Glendowie Taekwon-Do.

Dr Brice Valles

VI dan

Valles Brice
As a child, Brice Vallès studied Aïkido in France for a few years. The passion for studying martial arts returned much later and in January 2003 he entered a Taekwon-Do dojang in Norway. After gaining his 2nd degree black belt in Norway, he moved to New Zealand in 2010 and began training in Papakura with Grand Master McPhail, 9th degree. Now 6th degree black belt, Dr Vallès continues to train with Grand Master McPhail and also teaches in Glendowie. He umpires in regional, national, and international competitions. Dr Valles loves the technical intricacies of Taekwon-Do, and participates in as many seminars he can.