• Introduction
  • Accreditations
  • Achievements

I began Taekwondo in 2004 with Hills District Martial Arts after I was first introduced to the art through my high school. I had some minor previous experience with Martial Arts, however I instantly discovered my true passion for it when I began my training under Grandmaster Sam Loiacono. Master Sam's knowledge and passion in addition to the friendships I made with other like minded individuals inspired me to train harder every day.

Through my membership at Hills District Martial Arts, I have had many great accomplishments, through training, high level competition and eventually becoming an Instructor and Head Instructor I have made life-long friendships, attained ranks in multiple arts, medals in many international competitions and managed to turn my passion into my career.

Mr Justin on NBN News!



Taekwondo (Kukkiwon) – 5th Dan

Taekwondo (Jidokwan) – 5th Dan

Hapkido (Korea Kido Association) – 4th Dan

Hapkido (Korea Hapkido Federation) – 3rd Dan

Hapkido (International Self Defence) – 3rd Dan

Haidong Gumdo – 4th Dan

HDMA Weaponry – 4th Dan

Arnis de Mano – Black Belt

Working with Children Certified

First Aid Certified


Domestic Competitions

16 Time State Poomsae Champion

2010 Australian National Champion (Poomsae)

2013 Inaugural Australian National Champion (Freestyle Poomsae)

International Competitions

2011 Japan WATA Open Champion (Poomsae)

2011 Japan WATA Open Silver Medallist (Sparring)

2012 Japan WATA Open Silver Medallist (Poomsae)

2013 Australian National Team Representative for US Open

2014 Commonwealth Championships (Scotland) Silver Medallist (Freestyle Poomsae)

2014 Commonwealth Championships (Scotland) Bronze Medallist (Poomsae)

2018 Japan WATAICTO Open Champion (Poomsae)

Other Previous Titles Held

Gold Coast Open Championships

ACT Open Championships

South Coast Open Championships

Port Stephens Championships

Sydney Taekwondo Festival

Sydney Taekwondo Championships