We're lucky to be trained by accomplished, highly experienced instructors. Amongst them are Grandmaster Robert Lai, and his son, Master Jason Lai.
Robert Lai · IX
Grand Master Lai, 9th degree, received his first degree Black Belt in 1966. Before moving to Australia, he began teaching in Malaysia where he established many clubs, totalising over 1000 members. He is now the President of CHITF Australia.
Jason Lai · VII
Master Lai, 7th degree, has been training for over 30 years. In 2013, he received the RMIT Outstanding Service Award for his 20 years of service to the club. Master Lai was the head of the 2019 CHITF World Champs organising committee.
Marc Chung · IV
Mr Chung has been training at RMIT since 2007 and received his 4th degree Black Belt in June 2018. He is the head instructor of RMIT Bundoora. He represented Australia at the 2019 CHITF World Championships in Melbourne, Victoria.
Mi Tran · III
Ms Tran joined RMIT in 2012. She has participated in many competitions including National Championships in Perth, Australia and Canada, and was a silver medallist at the 2019 CHITF World Championships.
Shivarnee Sitsabasan · II
Ms Sitsabasan started Taekwon-Do in Malaysia at an early age and has passionately continued her training in Melbourne. She was a leading organiser of the 2019 CHITF World Champs that took place at the RMIT Bundoora campus.
Nazarena Comperatore · II
Ms Comperatore is the current President of the club. She has competed in multi-martial art tournaments including the National All Styles Martial Art Tournament. She was a leading organiser of the 2019 CHITF World Champs.
Our club is part of the Lai Taekwon-Do group, which gives us the opportunity to participate in multiple local and national tournaments each year.