The Pine Rivers club is one of the longest-running clubs in the Bai Rui school. It has been operating in the Strathpine/Petrie area for over 20 years and uses the Pine Rivers Special School Hall which has easy access and parking.
The instructors of the club are Master Rob Taylor (7th Dan) and his wife Jan Taylor (6th Dan) who have been part of the Bai Rui school for even longer than the Pine Rivers club has been around. Students who attend the Pine Rivers club are afforded the unique opportunity to train under not one, but TWO of the highest-ranking ITF Taekwon-Do seniors in the country.
Master Taylor & Jan Taylor were able to learn the art first-hand from Senior Master Charles Birch (Bai Rui Taekwon-Do Founder) in their many years of training as his students. They have both trained under First Grand Master Rhee and Senior Grand Master C.E. Sereff, who were the first two Grand Masters appointed by the founder of ITF Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi. Master Rob Taylor was also fortunate enough to attend a seminar conducted by the founder himself. The benefits of this experience are now passed on to their students.
The club also teaches an Adaptive Taekwon-Do program designed to engage, challenge and promote good health, physical and mental fitness specifically for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities who would like to learn a martial art. The class is structured so that everyone is given the opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Taekwon-Do training as well being able to learn at their own pace. This class is for all ages and students will learn self-control, confidence, coordination and balance through modified drills and activities. The self-defence techniques taught will be individually designed for the student that are effective and instructors will take on board the additional needs of the student and work with them to achieve their own personal goals.