Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Taekwondo, Personal Trainer,
This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.
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.
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
Denrai Freestyle Tae Kwon-Do | Chief Instructor/Founder
Denrai Martial Arts & Fitness | Martial Arts Instructor/Personal Trainer