• Our Martial Arts Instructors

    All our instructors have passed a National Criminal History Record Check and/or Working with Children Check. All instructors have a current First Aid certificate accreditation.

  • Master Jamie Marsh

    Head Instructor

    6th Dan Black Belt

    Jamie holds a 6th Dan (Kukkiwon) and 6th Dan (Jidokwan) Black Belt in Taekwondo, a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and is a certified Krav Maga and Boxing/Kickboxing Instructor, and is the head MMA instructor at MTC. He holds a certificate IV in TEE and TAE (Training and Assessment.) He has fought in State, National and International competitions in both Taekwondo and kickboxing. Jamie also studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kyusho Jitsu, Kung Fu, boxing and other martial art styles, including weapons - both traditional and non-traditional. He is a qualified & registered VicFit Fitness Instructor (Level 4), aerobics, boxacise, circuit and self-defence instructor. He is a NCAS accredited coach, and a previously a State/National referee. He also holds a current First Aid certificates. Jamie is also an accredited knife fighting instructor in the FFS (Floro Fighting System).

    Jamie has over 30 years experience in Martial Arts. He is an author, and has done security work throughout Australia and has had the pleasure of acting, fighting and choreographing fight scenes in film, theatre, and television for many years. Jamie is a multi-medal winner in State, National and International Competitions. A triple gold medalist at the 2006 Korean Open and two-time Korean Open Self Defence champion.

  • Master David Cronin

    Head Instructor

    6th Dan Black Belt

    David holds a 6th Dan (Kukkiwon) black belt in Taekwondo, a 6th Dan (Taekwondo Jidokwon) black belt, an MTC black belt in MMA, and Hapkido. David has over 30 years experience in martial arts. is a State and National Poomsae champion many times over.  Earlier in his career he competed in sparring at State level. In 2006 David represented Australia at the 1st World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Korea. In 2008 he won the Melbourne Taekwondo Centre Instructor of the Year award. David is also a nationally accredited coach, a nationally accredited poomsae judge and a qualified referee.

  • Master Bill Howden

    Guest Instructor

    6th Dan Black Belt

    Bill has over 35+ years’ experience in Martial Arts, and is a 6th Dan in Taekwondo, this is in addition to qualifications in Karate, Bonsul and several others. He has successfully competed in Regional, State, National and International; - Fighting, Poomsae, Breaking and Self-defence competitions. He is also a Regional, State, and National multi Gold Medallist.

    Additionally, is also a NCAS Coach, 1st Class Referee, Poomsae Judge, and a National Referee Presenter. Also, he holds a Level 1, 2 & 3 First Aid Certificates, and instructs and examines at several clubs.

  • Paul Corrigan

    Senior Instructor

    3rd Dan Black Belt

    Holding a 3rd Dan (Kukkiwon) black belt in Taekwondo, and a yellow belt in MMA, Paul teaches the Little Dragons, Musketeers, Juniors, Seniors classes on Thursdays and Fridays, and assists other days. He is also a qualified Poomsae Judge, with aspirations of becoming a Sparring referee.  Paul has competed in Taekwondo Sparring tournaments in New Zealand, and hold a number of medals in Poomsae branch and State competitions.  Paul manages the club's marketing, MTC app, newsletters, website, posters and Facebook page content, and is also an accredited knife fighting instructor in the FFS (Floro Fighting System).

  • Dearne Mills

    Senior Instructor

    3rd Dan Black Belt

    Dearne Mills is a Senior instructor of Melbourne Taekwondo Centre - Ringwood Branch.  Dearne has been a Taekwondo practitioner for 13 years and holds a 3rd Dan (Kukkiwon) black belt.  Dearne instructs Poomsae classes, Women's self-defence and assists with the Musketeers, Junior and Senior classes on Tuesdays.  Dearne is a gold medal competitor in Poomsae at club, State and National level competitions.

  • Julian Hertan

    Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

    Julian is a 2nd Dan (Kukkiwan) black belt in Taekwondo, and is also an MTC black belt in Boxing and MMA. Julian has been a teacher for many years and he brings that knowledge and experience to the class when teaching Taekwondo, self-defence and Poomsae. Julian's energy and enthusiasm radiates in every classroom. His son Brodie is also a black belt in Taekwondo.

  • Christian Ampongan

    Instructor

    4th Dan Black Belt

    Christian coaches the Fight Class in MTC Ringwood. He is a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo (Kukiwon), a purple belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and has trained in boxing. He has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education - Major in Sports Science from the University of the Philippines. Christian used to write and publish research papers on performance of Taekwondo athletes relating to stress and anxiety. He is an alumni and former batch leader of the Taekwondo Blackbelt Brotherhood (TBB) of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. Christian used to compete in Taekwondo at a collegiate and national level and was undefeated in the UAAP Taekwondo Championships.  He has produced at least 10 champion teams in collegiate and national competition.  Christian is currently working as a team leader and high school maths teacher.

  • Michael Woodrow

    Instructor

    3rd Dan Black Belt

    Michael is a 3rd Dan black belt, and teaches Taekwondo and weapons on Tuesdays. With a strong background and experience in Martial Arts he has trained with Andy Martin before coming to MTC Ringwood. He has attended a number of Masters Competitions in Sparring, Poomsae and Self defence exhibitions and gained a number of medals. He trains in Boxing and MMA with Master Marsh and Master Cronin. He aspires to be a 4th Dan black belt by the end of 2017. He also trains in Haidong Gumdo.

  • Caroline Jones

    Instructor

    1st Dan Black Belt

    Caroline Jones (CJ) is an instructor for the Musketeer and Junior classes.  Sporting a wicked sense of humour and great attitude, she uses her comprehensive teaching skills to assist and instruct students in Poomsae patterns and kicking/striking techniques. CJ can also be found at the reception desk talking with parents and students to ensure they get the best deal from the club's syllabus, or providing the latest club information. She also holds a first aid certificate in levels 1 & 2 and has completed courses in anaphylaxis, diabetes and asthma. CJ is also a State and National Poomsae Gold medalist.

  • Ava Corrigan

    Assistant Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

    Holding a 2nd Dan (Kukkiwon) black belt in Taekwondo, Ava is also an assistant instructor with a view to becoming a full instructor in 2018. Ava teaches the Little Dragons, Musketeer & Junior classes on Thursdays and Fridays. Ava has a number of medals in Poomsae competitions both local and branch level, and State level competitor. She has also completed a Commando Krav Maga Women's Smart Safe program. She also has a passion for learning different types of weapons.

  • Tyler Marsh

    Assistant Instructor

    2nd Dan Black Belt

    Holding a 2nd Dan (kukkiwon) Black Belt in Taekwondo, and a belt in MMA, Boxing and BJJ. Tyler is an International medalist, a National Sparring competitor, and State champion in Poomsae. He assists with the Musketeers and Juniors classes on Mondays & Wednesdays. He is working toward being an instructor at MTC Ringwood.