About Us

Baekjul International Taekwon-Do

Robert Clarkson, the Proprietor and Chief Instructor of Baekjul Black Belt Academy, opened his full time facility in Southport, Gold Coast in 2003. He chose the name Baekjul for his martial arts school, as it refers to a Korean Taekwon-Do tenet, Baekjul Boolgool, which in English translates to Indomitable Spirit.

In 2009, after six successful years growing the academy, Robert moved his martial arts school and studio to the current premises in the Brickworks Annex off Ferry Road, Southport. Baekjul Martial Arts is now the largest and best equipped martial arts facility on the Gold Coast.

Robert has over 30 years experience in the martial arts field and began his martial arts training in 1977 in Kyokushin Karate. He currently holds a 4th degree International Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-Do and holds Black belts in other martial arts styles.

Robert is also the Chief Instructor of Baekjul Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu at the academy. He has trained in boxing, kickboxing, submission wrestling, advanced self-defence techniques, weapons and Dim Mak (pressure point fighting).

Rob holds Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and has Working with Children accreditation (Blue card). All Taekwon-do Instructors at Baekjul Black belt Academy are qualified with the Australian International Taekwon-Do Federation and hold Blue Cards.
Baekjul Taekwon-Do and Mixed Martial Arts Gradings / Certificates achieved at Baekjul Martial Arts Gold Coast are nationally and internationally recognised.


Philosophy of Taekwon-Do Martial Arts

All Members and Instructors of Baekjul International Taekwon-Do follow the philosophy of Taekwon-Do as set down by the Founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi [Dec.]

At Baekjul Martial Arts we teach that physical training is only a means and a way towards mastering the spiritual and mental aspects of Taekwon-Do. The mental and physical power must compliment the spiritual power. In Taekwon-Do, the holistic approach to the development of the mind and body and spirit is paramount.


Baekjul Blackbelt Academy

The largest and best equipped martial arts facility on the Gold Coast.