Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F. (Inc) and W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2023

Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community

Mick began his martial arts journey in 1983 at the age of 14. He went along to a local Rhee Taekwondo class with my best friend who had been training there for a little while. He was hooked from that moment on and joined Rhee Taekwondo Ultima the next lesson.  He began training under Instructor Ray Jones until his family relocated to Newcastle. In Newcastle he found the local Rhee Taekwondo where he trained under Instructor Paul Newry attaining 5th Gup before work commitments prevented him from attending class. Marriage, children and starting my own plumbing business was the next phase in life but he missed martial arts until he again found a Rhee Taekwondo class close to home under instructor Aaron Hinnenberg. On the 10th of November 1996 he tested to 1st Dan by Master Chong Chul Rhee

After training in a number of other schools he found a Toogee Taekwondo class nearby and spoke with Master Robert Frost (currently GM Frost) and commenced training and assisting the instructor with running of the Jesmond Dojang. Leading up to the Annual Toogee Winter Camp, Master Frost invited him to test for 2nd Dan. He then assisted at Jesmond Dojang and started another class in Maryland, which in a short time grew to the largest Toogee Dojang in the Newcastle region. He was promoted by Master Frost to 3rd Dan Regional Instructor, which meant he was responsible for growth, development and mentoring the regions instructors and students. He grew the region from one dojang to 4 and was promoted by Master Frost to 4th Dan Regional Instructor. He was also given the opportunity to train with G M Ryoo at Danta Taekwondo and achieved the rank of 1st degree with Instructor certification.

In 2017 he decided it was time to start his own Taekwondo school and indomitable Martial Arts was formed. With 2 students IMA opened its doors based on teaching Chang Hon Taekwondo, Not long after starting IMA, he contacted GM Booth in regards to returning the IHA to Newcastle. With GM Booths support IMA was now also offering Hapkido.

In 2017 he and a fellow student qualified for the Australian Martial Arts Championship Australian Squad for 2018. He also obtained his 1st Dan and Instructors Certification in Kummooyeh from the World Kummooyeh Federation as well as his Blue Belt in Hapkido under GM Booth. He was tested for 5th dan and was promoted by Master Steven Turner (Eureka Taekwondo), this rank was recognized by KJN Cariati and the International Chang Hon Taekwondo Federation (ICTF).