Momentum Gym is a small local Taekwondo school with strong foundations. Our courses have been designed from years of combined experience from our instructors and founder, and built with the desire to help our members become the greatest version of themself.
Momentum Gym is a community, in which our instructors are positive role models that champion the importance of strong moral character, as well as physical and mental wellbeing. All of our courses aim to better our members, whether it is your martial arts skill or your physical fitness. The benefits you will gain from Momentum classes will surely carry over into your life.
The relationships that form between our instructors and members are truly special. Respect is highly demonstrated in our community, and everyone supports one another to achieve their goals.
Tae-Ho Uhm is a qualified 7th Dan Black Belt Taekwondo Master. Since receiving his first medal as a Taekwondo athlete in 1989 he has made remarkable achievements during his thirty year professional career. In his early days he obtained national scholarships as an outstanding youth athlete and went on to win numerous medals at prestigious national and international competitions.
After his monumental achievements as a Taekwondo athlete, he continued following his passion by coaching numerous young Korean and international athletes to achieve their ultimate goals. He became a national Taekwondo Program Coach for ‘Taekwondo Australia’, where he assisted in the preparation of elite Australian athletes for domestic, national and international competition. This coaching included the Olympics in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. At this level, and at many other prestigious competitions, he helped in producing numerous outstanding Australian results.
His passion and belief on the impact of Taekwondo, how it serves, promotes and benefits individual’s body and soul, has led him to design great Taekwondo programs in educational settings. He helped establish the Taekwondo program at Victoria University (VU) as the director of the VU Taekwondo Academy. There are a number of his students currently working as Taekwondo instructors and trainers all around Australia.
Taekwondo is a martial art and form of self-defense that has evolved from the combination of many different styles that existed in Korea over the last 2,000 years. It has also blended other martial arts styles from surrounding countries. Today Taekwondo is a highly recognized global sport and one of the official games of the Olympics. Taekwondo helps to improve the health, physical fitness and poise of the people who practise it.
Tae means "to Kick" or "Smash with the feet", Kwon implies "punching with the hand or fist" and Do means "way" or "principle." Taekwondo thus, is a form of self-defense that involves the skillful use of techniques including punching, jumping kicks, blocks, dodges, parrying actions with hands and feet. However it is much more than a set of physical fighting skills. It represents a way of thinking and a set of life principles requiring strict discipline and self-management skills. It is a system of training both the mind and the body in which great emphasis is placed on the development of the trainee's moral character.
HOW DOES TAEKWONDO BENEFIT IT'S STUDENT'S?
The morals and mental skills that develop as a result of learning and practising Taekwondo usually carry over into other areas of a student's life. School grades often improve as children learn to focus on objectives and to work toward achievement. Adult's find they become more productive at work.
The self-discipline and self-respect which Taekwondo develops can provide the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure and develop mental strength.
At Momentum Taekwondo we specialise in teaching traditional Taekwondo.
It is our vision to equip students with the skills to propel forward confidently in life.
Momentum Taekwondo is based on safe training and focuses on physical and social skills that encourage confidence and discipline in our students.
The morals and mental skills that develop as a result of learning and practicing Taekwondo usually carry over into other areas of students‘ lives. School grades often improve as children learn to focus on objectives and work toward achieving goals. The self-discipline and self-respect which Taekwondo develops can provide students with the skills and mindset necessary to resist peer pressure and be strong within themselves.
We have classes for 4 years old to Adults and we welcome all skill levels. It's important to us that our members love their classes, so before joining you are welcome to attend a free trial class.