Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2020
Martial Artist of the Year

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2020
Martial Artist of the Year


Colin Wee is a respected martial artist, an award-winning author, and an instructor with a deep passion for the martial arts.

Born and raised in Singapore, Colin began his martial arts journey at a young age, showing a natural talent and dedication to his training. He is widely recognized for his teaching methodology and expertise combining the principles and techniques from both hard and soft style disciplines.

With over 40 years of experience, Colin is Chief Instructor of Joong Do Kwan situated in Perth, Western Australia. He is ranked as a 7th dan in Traditional Taekwondo, holds the Instructor of the Year Award 2016 from American Karate and Taekwondo Organization, and was inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2020. In a previous life, Colin was a National Representative and Assistant National Coach under the Archery Association of Singapore.

Colin published Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata, which was a Finalist in the 2023 International Book Award, and the winner of 2023 Best Indie Book Award. Breaking Through looks into Colin’s multi-faceted analysis of traditional systems. It describes how Colin’s insight unfolded, why the tactics work, and how the applications address a dynamic combat situation.

“The pioneers of kata wanted to tell us something. And we’ve been trying to find out what exactly that is by studying their worldview, using kata as a lens.”

Colin Wee, Breaking Through: The Secrets of Bassai Dai Kata

Colin believes the transformative power of martial arts entends beyond physical development. Through his mentorship using the Tenets of Taekwondo – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit – he instills valuable life lessons and principles in both martial art students and executives. His experience in sports coaching allows him to develop mental visualisation tools, foster personal growth, and develop optimimal performance under situations of duress.

With a career in the E-commerce and IT space, his educational background features a BBA (Hon) from Southern Methodist University, and an MBT from University New South Wales. Amongst other non-commercial interests, Colin is currently serving as Secretary of Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inc. (2023-2027).

Colin Wee’s unwavering dedication to martial arts, his extensive network amongst instructors, and his commitment to volunteerism make him a respected figure in the martial arts community. Whether through his teaching, writing, or personal practice, Colin’s continuing mission is to promote traditional martial arts practice around the world.

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