About Swordsmen Martial Arts - Haidong Gumdo

Master John Tysoe, Swordsmen Martial Arts Haidong Gumdo Chief Instructor

 Master John Tysoe, Swordsmen Martial Arts, Chief Instructor has been involved in martial arts for over 45 years and has competed at state, national and inter-national levels in several martial arts.  He has trained and coached players at state, national and inter-national level.  Master John holds a level 3 national and level 3 inter-national instructor certificates.  He is one of a very small group of Westerners that hold inter-national referee qualifications with the World Haidong Gumdo Federation.  Master John has black belts in Haidong Gumdo,Taekwondo, Judo and Karate with an aggregate total over 10 dan grades.  Medals won in inter-national competition by Master John so far have been 2 golds and 1 silver.  Master John Tysoe is also the Vice-President of the Australian Haidong Gumdo Association (Headquartered in Brisbane) and Queelsland State President of the Australian HDGD Association.



  Master Cheri Parks, Swordsmen Martial Arts, Senior Instructor has been involved in martial arts for over 25 years.  She has competed successfully in the U.S.A. at state and national levels.  Master Cheri has also competed successfully at inter-national levels in both Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo.  She taught Master Cheri Parks-Swordsmen Martial Arts - Haidong Gumdoboth of these disciplines for over 10 years in the United States before moving to Australia. Master Cheri holds level 3 national and inter-national instructor certificates and has a total of 8 Dan grades.  Inter-national competitions have resulted in 5 golds, 3 silvers and 7 bronzes. Her most recent competitions have been at the Chuncheon International Taekwondo Open with the Taekwondo Queensland team and the World Hanmadang at the Kukkiwon in South Korea as a member of the Australian National Taekwondo Team where  Instructor Parks and Cesar Osorio acheived a bronze in the Senior Pairs Poomse Division.  Master Cheri Parks is a National Poomse Judge, Referee and Coach for Taekwondo Australia.  Other certifications include Taekwondo Coach and Referee (U.S.), Certificate IV in Sport (Coaching), Certificate IV in Fitness, and certifications in Spinning, Pilates, Lifestyle and Weight Management, Aerobics Instructor, and Personal Trainer.  Master Cheri is a registered member of Fitness Australia and also holds a Blue Card.








Swordsmen Masters and Instructors 2013

  Swordsmen Masters and Instructors 2013

   Seated (Masters): Jared Keam, David McCallum, Cheri Parks, Chief Master John Tysoe, David Tysoe, Adam Lewis

   Standing:  Senior Instructors, Instructors and Black Belts