George (Geordie) McTaggart

George (Geordie) McTaggart

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Taekwondo, Personal Trainer,

This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.

Introduction

Geordie McTaggart is a 5th Degree Black Belt with the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF)

Geordie is a Martial Arts Instructor and Personal Trainer who began his martial arts journey when he was just 6 years of age. Geordie has been interested in Martial Arts and Fitness training since he saw his first Bruce Lee movie. Geordies father also came from a martial arts background with experience as professional wrestler and a variety of other martial arts also, so t was inevitable that Geordie would begin at an early age.

Early training consisted of Wrestling, Judo and Karate! This continued until 1988 when his little brother Duncan and he began Rhee Tae Kwon-Do together. Four years later Geordie received his first Black Belt and his quest as a serious beginner began.

Geordie established his own martial arts school “Denrai Freestyle Tae Kwon-Do” in 2005, which is a mixture of Tae Kwon-Do and other arts in which he became skilled. Due to his nearly 15 year career in Security for the Department of Defence, he began private one on one lessons in his garage until demand increased and time allowed for classes to begin. This was October of 2013! Geordie’s business has now grown to become an international school with branches across Australia, as well as branches in New Zealand that are run by his brother Duncan. Geordie has also been working as a personal trainer since 2011.

Geordie has studied and acquired rankings in various other Martial Arts along his 42 year Martial Arts journey. These include: Karate, Tai Chi, Ninjitsu, Krav Maga, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali, Muay Thai, Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Goju Kalis, Kenpo 5.0 and even Fight Choreography for Movies.

Geordie has also had the privilege of training with some of the worlds best including Grand Master Chong Chul Rhee, Chief Instructor John Ragonessi, Bruce Lee’s most senior student Guro Dan Inosanto, Simo Cookie Vassiliou, Guro Joel Clarke, Sifu Francis Fong, Master Jean-Jacques Machado, Hanshi Tino Ceberano, Master Richard Norton, Master Jeff Speakman and Master Michael Muleta as well as some others.

Geordie is a Tae Kwon-Do multiple world champion and gold medalist competing in Self Defense, Breaking, Single and Team Patterns as well as Weaponry, Model Sparring and other events. He was inducted into the “2019 ITF Pioneer Awards” for Tae Kwon-Do Excellence. And inducted into the “2020 General Choi Hong Hi Hall of Honours” for Outstanding International Instructor. He was also awarded the Action Martial Arts Magazine “World Award” and inducted into the 2022 “Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honours”.

Geordie looks forward to continuing to train and teach Taekwondo and ready to share his skill sets and expertise with new students.

Awards & Certifications

International TaeKwon-Do Federation V Dan | 09/14/2020

Certificate III in Fitness | 05/11/2012

Certificate IV in Fitness | 10/10/2012

International TaeKwon-Do Instructor | 12/05/2020

International TaeKwon-Do Umpire | 12/06/2020

COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor | 06/04/2020

ITF Pioneer Awards for Taekwon-Do Excellence 2019 Inductee | 11/09/2019

General Choi Hong Hi, Hall of Honours 2020 Inductee | 11/28/2020

International Kettlebell Instructor | 10/02/2011

BFI Level 1 Certification for Personal Trainers | 06/02/2013

Faster, Higher, Stronger | 06/13/2020

Sports Medicine: Understanding Sports Injuries | 06/13/2020

Recover Quicker, Perform Better | 06/14/2020

Sports Nutrition: Eat to Compete | 06/14/2020

Exercise Physiology - The Body in Motion | 06/15/2020

Sports Psychology: Getting in the Zone | 06/16/2020

Sports Coaching | 01/10/2022

Professional Sport Management | 01/10/2022

Sport Event Management | 01/10/2022

Sports Psychology | 01/10/2022

Physical Preparation | 01/11/2022

Preventing Competition Manipulation | 01/11/2022

Safeguarding Athletes from Harassment and Abuse | 01/11/2022

Sports Media | 01/11/2022

Prevention of Competition Manipulation for Athletes in Boxing 2020 | 01/12/2022

Prevention of Competition Manipulation for Officials in Boxing 2020 | 01/12/2022

Understanding Sports Injury | 01/12/2022

ITF America Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee's - Adaptive Seminar | 27/03/2021

Fight Choreography for Movies - Richard Norton | 07/12/2014

Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2022 World Award | 01/30/2022

Work Experience

Denrai Freestyle Tae Kwon-Do | Chief Instructor/Founder

Denrai Martial Arts & Fitness | Martial Arts Instructor/Personal Trainer

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Kingsthorpe, Queensland, Australia Australia

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