Darryl Green is the head instructor for the Brisbane based branches on Edge Taekwondo. He is a 5th dan black belt. He began training in 1989 and has competed successfully at state and national level in the heavyweight division. Darryl opened his first taekwondo branch in 1994, teaching a small class of students twice a week. In 1996 he moved to the newly opened Carindale PCYC where the club flourished to a stage where presently classes are taught four days a week with as many as four classes a day. In 2010 Darryl opened a second branch at the Sandgate PCYC. This branch has also flourished and classes have grown steadily where there is now three to four classes a day.
Mr Alan Harlick obtained his 4th Dan black belt in 2011. He began training with Mr Robert Muir (Muir’s Taekwondo) in 1990 at the Helensvale Gold Coast branch.
Mr Carroll began learning Taekwondo and Judo from the late Mr Kyu Suk Chang in Melbourne in 1974. He achieved success in state and national tournaments in the late 70’s and began refereeing tournaments in 1980. He moved to rural Victoria and conducted his own successful club in Warrnambool for 13 years before moving to Brisbane and joining Mr Green in 1998 as an instructor at the Carindale branch. He currently holds the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt.
Neil is a Scotsman who arrived in Australia some 20 years ago and settled in Canberra. Neil has been training since the age of 6 and over his careers he has won numerous National titles both in the UK as well as Australia. He has also competed at various International tournaments during this time. Neil recently competed at the 2010 Australian National championships after a 6 year absence and came back with a Bronze medal.
Ernesto (Ernie) Civitarese began training in 2006 under Mr Darryl Green and Mr Eddie Carroll after his son Andrew had been training for a year at the Carindale branch.
Sharlene has a long history in the fitness industry. She has been a gym and fitness instructor and also competed in aerobic divisions. It was here that she won a couple of National Titles. Sharlene’s daughter become involved in the sport of taekwondo as a young girl and because of this Sharlene decided to give the sport a try. In 2008 Sharlene commenced training under Robert Muir. Sharlene obtained her 1st dan black belt in 2012 followed by her 2nd Dan in 2014.
Edward (Eddie) Carroll began training in 1994 under his father, Mr. David Carroll. He started training with Muir’s Taekwondo in 1998 at the Carindale Branch. In 2001, he attained his black belt, and received his 2nd dan in 2005 with Troy Anderson and Mick Ward. He began instructing in 2005 and continued until 2011. In 2008 he attained his third dan under Mr. Muir.
For 18 months (2012-2013) Mr Kim played an important role in the Edge Tkd family as a visiting instructor. Jae Bong Kim is a 5th dan black belt who in 2011 retired from professional taekwondo competition in Korea. He is a professional taekwondo athlete with 6 years experience in the taekwondo business industry and with 14 years experience as a junior amateur athlete. Jae has competed as a taekwondo professional in Korea for the Yoo Seong Gu Office, Sang Mu Military Service, Seong Nam City Hall and Samsung S1 team in South Korea. The Samsung S1 is a Korean professional team held in high regard in Korea and has produced four Olympic gold medallists. Jae Kim has represented South Korea National team as a -54Kg weight whilst at the Yong In university. He has a Master of Taekwondo degree from the Yong In University. He has participated in many international taekwondo competitions as a fighter and won many gold medals.