Robert Frost is an 9th Dan Black Belt (Grandmaster) in Taekwondo. Grand Master Frost was born at Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales and spent his early years growing up at Morisset on the western side of Lake Macquarie. Grandmaster Frost has trained in a variety of martial art styles including Jeet Kune Do, Goju Ryu Karate and Kyokushin Karate but his love of Taekwondo was the style that won him over. In about 1982, Grand Master Frost partnered with Rhee Taekwondo Newcastle/Hunter.
Through his martial arts shop he not only manufactured martial arts uniforms and the diversity of his outlet also provided security dog equipment to international clients including Papua New Guinea. A busy period, as he was teaching Taekwondo 4 plus times per week, and overseeing 10 Dojangs. In the 80’s Grand Master Frost (as a silent partner) with his friend, well-known karate instructor and writer Glen Levick promoted the ‘Hunter Valley Challenge’ a series of full-contact martial arts tournaments in Newcastle.
The tournaments were a great success drawing competitors from NSW, QLD and Victoria. Grand Master Frost also made several visits to Hong Kong and Taiwan during this time (on buying trips for his martial arts shop) and took the opportunity to try several Kung Fu styles and refresh some of the lost knowledge from his childhood training days. Throughout the ’80s Grand Master was also involved in theatre and attended numerous courses and workshops in acting, voice production, stage fighting and stunt work, clowning and circus skills and Peking Opera. He also learned about building sets, operating lights and sound and choreographing fight scenes.
Grand Master acted in a number of productions but preferred to design and build the sets and operate the lights. Choreographing the fight scenes and forging replica swords and knives (utilising some of the skills learned from his Grandfather) were his favourite tasks. Around 1994 Grand Master Frost presented a weekly series on Self Defence on NBN Television’s ‘This Morning’ program. In 1995 Grand Master Frost walked the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea for the first time. Grandmaster Frost owns and operates the Toogee Martial Arts Academy, and directs a team of committed coaches.
Awards & Certifications
9th Dan Black Belt (Grandmaster) in Taekwondo | 2010-10-10