Taekwondo is a Korean martial art of self defence which when translated means the art of hands and feet. South West Taekwondo Academy founder Mr Shin Boo Kim (1944 – 2009) first began teaching taekwondo in Bunbury at the old Burke Street PCYC in 1972.

South West Taekwondo Academy is affiliated with the World Taekwondo Federation and Kukkiwon through our national body Australian Taekwondo. The academy has enjoyed many successes with students and instructors representing Australia at World Championships in both competitive disciplines of Sparring and Poomsae.

South West Taekwondo Academy classes are run for beginner and intermediate classes are available for:

  • Primary school students
  • High school students
  • Adults as well.
  • Private tuition is available on request please contact us here.

At South West Taekwondo Academy, our classes cover a range of skills including blocking, punching, kicking as well as developing effective self defense skills and self discipline. Martial arts is a great pursuit and can improve your confidence and self esteem, co-ordination, focus and social interaction, all in a fun, caring and supportive environment.

Our Taekwondo classes are great fun and are provide excellent physical fitness and have mental benefits too. South West Taekwondo Academy coaches are all champions in their own right having competed for Australia on the world stage plus accredited referees in both poomsaes and sparring.

If you or your child wishes to compete in competitions this path way is available.

Contact your nearest South West Taekwondo Academy Club, located at

Taekwondo is a fun Martial Art and a life time skill,
start by enquiring today.