Welcome to BTA!

The Brisbane Taekwon-Do Academy (BTA) was established in 2020, under the leader ship of 5th Degree Michael Devine, 3rd Degree Leah Dowling and 3rd Degree Jennifer Wright.  

Founded on the teachings of General Choi Hong Hi, the Academy teaches students through the ideals and tenets of Traditional Taekwon-Do - Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.  Students will learn traditional ITF patterns, as well as the practical use of blocks and attacks through step sparring and self-defence. The academy aims to foster confidence and personal growth in a judgement free environment, to help you reach your personal goals. 

At BTA, classes are optimised to allow students to put their best foot forward in learning and understanding materials.  Students will have the opportunity every three months to present to grade and progress through the ranks.   

Interested in trying out? Click the link above, or get in contract with us via email or one of our socials to book your free trial class today!  

Judo Belts

Sabum Michael is an Internationally recognised 5th Degree in Tae Kwon-do.  He began training in early 2003, and has devoted almost 20 years to the art.  Sabum Michael brings a passion for free-sparring to the organisation, and is a nationally recognised Umpire B.  

Sabum Michael Devine

International Instructor

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Boosabum Leah Dowling

Boosabum Leah began her Tae Kwon-Do career in Bundaberg, Australia in 2007.  After moving down and continuing her learning in Brisbane, she was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in 2019 alongside Sabum Michael.  Her passion lays in fitness, and challenges the students to achieve their best. 

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Boosabum Jen began her training later in life,  and was promoted to first degree black belt in late 2017.  Showing you are never too old to start a martial art, in March of 2021 Boosabum Jen was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt.   Boosabum Jen's passions lay in patterns and drills.

Boosabum Jennifer Wright


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