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.


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Our Programs…

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

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




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  • May 29th, 2014

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7th Dan Taekwondo essay

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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 is recognised by the WTF
THe most recognised certificate in the world.

Tans black belts have kukkiwon certificates.

Tans black belts have KHF certificates.

STA recognised by AOC and WTF

National body recognised by AOC and WTF

Gold Coast Open Taekwondo

The largest individually run Taekwondo competition in Australia. www.goldcoastopen.com.au

Gumdo Swordmanship

The Korean way of the Sword. More than just cutting.

Tae kwon do ji do kwan

Tans Taekwondo lineage.