Mount Eliza Branch of the Melbourne Taekwondo Centre was open in Term 3, 2017. MTC is associated with Taekwondo Victoria Inc. At MTC we endeavour to provide a safe and friendly learning environment for children and adults.
Names of Associations we are affiliated with:
Melbourne Taekwondo Centre Mount Eliza Branch is a member of Australian Taekwondo Victoria and Australian Taekwondo. And these official State and National bodies are associated with The Australian Sports Foundation, The Australian Institute Of Sport, The Australian Sport Commission, The Australian Olympic Committee, The Commonwealth Taekwondo Federation, The Oceania Taekwondo Union, The World Taekwondo Federation, and the Kukkiwon–World Taekwondo Headquarters.
Barry Akehurst, 7th Dan Black Belt, is the Head Instructor of Mount Eliza and Kew Branches of the Melbourne Taekwondo Centre. The Kew Branch has been operating over 30 years (previously known as the Camberwell Branch) and has produced many State, National and International Champions. It is also known as Boroondara Martial Arts Centre located in Kew.
In addition to being a State and National Champion and International medallist, Barry has been a National Referee, NCAS Accredited Coach and has represented Australia at two World Championships (Poomsae). Barry has also contributed to raising the profile of Taekwondo in this State as a former Secretary General and President of Taekwondo Victoria Inc for 9 years.
Barry’s other qualifications: MBA, B-EME, Grad Dip Mgmt.