40 Years of Martial Arts 1973 – 2013

Welcome to Tans Taekwondo, the leaders in martial arts in Brisbane, Queensland.  On 1st February 1973 Master Michael Tan started his marital arts journey.  Now 40 years later he still enjoys passing on the benefits of martial arts to all his students.   Young and old, we have changed thousands of lives through the benefits of martial arts.  We offer classes in Tae-kwon-do, hapkido and kumdo.

Now is a great time to start and discover the Karate Kid in you.

Our Programs…

 Little Tigers (4 – 7 years old)…             Juniors (8 – 12 Years)….                   Adults & Teens….

Family Class…          Olympic Sparring…                Hapkido…           Kumdo (Sword)…       Private Lessons…



2 Full Time Locations – Open 6 days per week



72 Cambridge st, Coorparoo Q 4151 – directions

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Gold Coast

6 Stewart rd, Currumbin Q 4223   – directions


Acacia Ridge, Caboolture, Clayfield, Ipswich, Logan, Springwood, Sunnybank, Yeronga, New England, Roma,

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Latest From The Blog

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Ella Gowlett achieves black belt


More than 300 students successfully grade at the end of term 3.  Grading held over the last 2 weeks included Brisbane, Currumbin, Caboolture and Ipswich. Of all the students grading, we had 3 successfully reach […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Martial Arts Demo


Tan’s Currumbin performed a number of Taekwondo demonstrations for the opening week of the new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  The  Premier was held at VMAX Events Cinema Robina on the Gold Coast.  Song: Shell […]

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Latest Taekwondo equipment


The most appreciated equipment we have ever purchased for the Club.  A giant jumping castle we called “The Dojang” arrived on Thursday.  Weighin 130 kg and dimensions of 7 x 5 x3.5m, its a beast. […]

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Chelsea seconds from a medal.


Chelsea Hobday has just returned from the 1st Word Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Baku Azerbaijan.

The inaugural cadet championships, which are for the youth aged between 12 and 14, had 578 athletes and 286 officials from 63 countries.

Chelsea […]

What People Say

I would recommend anyone of any age to join Tan’s.  The atmosphere at his club is very friendly and family orientated.  Master Tan has the depth of experience that we all can learn from to improve out lives.  I am privileged to be able to give this testimonial.
Greg Blain, 2nd Dan, Annerley
My Daughter Billie loves Taekwondo, it is great to see how much confidence she has and how this confidence has assited her with her first year at school.  I encourage more little girls to take up the sport. A big thanks to Michael and Claudia.
Greta Gibbeson, Little Tigers Class



Tans black belts have kukkiwon certificates

Tans black belts have kukkiwon certificates

Tans black belts have KHF certificates.

Tans black belts have KHF certificates.


Tans is recognised by the WTF

Tans is recognised by the WTF through STA.

Gold Coast Open

The largest individually run Taekwondo competition in Australia.

Tans Taekwondo lineage.

Tans Taekwondo lineage.

National body recognised by AOC and WTF

National body recognised by AOC and WTF