Welcome to Eagling's Taekwondo
Dale Eaglings Taekwondo was founded by the Late Dale Eagling in 1971 and is the oldest Taekwondo Club in Tasmania and indeed one of the oldest in Australia. Master Dale Eagling pioneered Taekwondo in Tasmania in 1971 and our clubs have enjoyed strong suppport in the state since that time. In 2011 Eaglings Taekwondo turned 40 years old, a record we are extremely proud of. During that time we have taught over 30,000 Tasmanians the art of Taekwondo.
Our web site should answer all questions you have about our club. We encourage you to try out Taekwondo as a benefit both physically and mentally.
Taekwondo is the ideal sport for the whole family. Taekwondo promotes fitness and reinforces positive social attitudes and values amongst its members. You don't need to be fit to start amd you can start from 4 years old. Eaglings Taekwondo provides a safe and professional environment for you and your family to train. Eaglings Taekwondo is an accredited "child safe" organisation. Contact us today for a program that can be tailored to your personal or family needs.
DETKD is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to the protection of children and young people. We have a Member Protection Policy in place to ensure a friendly and safe environment in which to experience Taekwondo. We provide the framework for a Taekwondo training environment that is fair, supportive and equitable. A copy of our full Member Protection Policy can be viewed and downloaded on the web site, see the link below.
We have three Contact Officers
All our Member Protection Officers have attended courses accredited by Australian Sports Commission, conducted by Sport & Recreation Tasmania
All our Instructors are internationally qualified and highly experienced in the complete, professional instruction of Taekwondo to World Standards
All coaches are fully qualified with Australian Sport qualifications and Taekwondo Australia Coaching certification to Australian Sports Commission Standards. They also hold a minimum workplace Level 2 First Aid.
For more information about our club please give us a call on the numbers below.
Phone: 1300 133 093 or 03 6275 2747
Fax: 03 6275 2617
Dale Eagling - Post humous induction into the International Taekwondo Hall of Fame - 2015
Dale loved Taekwondo.
He lived his life truly believing in Taekwondo's unique ability to change people's lives, to make a better person,...... a stronger person...... and a person succinctly aligned to the values of the art of Taekwondo instills into its practitioners. He was truly passionate and loved every aspect of the Art. His passion was infectious with other Instructors he came into contact with throughout Australia. His work towards the political harmonisation of the Art in Australia paved the way for the successful unification of the two major organisations in Australia in 1996, several years after he passed away.
He pioneered Taekwondo in Tasmania growing into a modern day art and sport. During his time he trained well over 30,000 Tasmanians and helped many students better their lives and succeed in their personal goals.
His legacy lives on through his club's today and we take great pride in ensuring the lessons and values he taught are passed on to everyone that comes to train and learn with us.
Dale was inducted into the International Taekwondo Hall of Fame for his achievements as a Taekwondo pioneer. His family are truly touched and honoured by his induction into the Hall of Fame and the recognition of his life's work in the development of the art.
Hugh Eagling - 8th Dan Kukkiwon Promotion
Mercury (Hobart 22/09/15)
MARTIAL ART HIGH SPOT FOR EAGLING'S
IF there were any doubts about the Eagling family's status as a premier family of Australian taekwondo then recent honours bestowed on the late Dale Eagling and his son Hugh should dispel them.
Dale, who died at age 51 in 1994 from brain cancer, was the founder of Taekwondo in Tasmania and is internationally recognised as a pioneer of the martial art in Australia.
Hugh, 48, has just passed his 8th Dan black belt, becoming of few Australians to receive the high grading.
"I was the first in Tasmania to do it. I did my exam in March in Korea, you have to do it there and it went before the high examination board in June and I got passed a couple of months later. It's quite a lengthy process," he said.
There are probably 10 other people in the whole country who have it."
To achieve an 8th Dan grading, Hugh who is the Head Instructor at Eagling's Taekwondo had to complete a physical exam, a thesis on the benefits of taekwondo, demonstrate that he learnt the martial art over his career and had positively benefited the discipline where he teaches and undertakes an interview with the President of the Kukkiwon. The achievements for the family don't stop there. Hugh will travel to Croatia with his family to accept his father's posthumous induction into the International Hall of Fame for Taekwondo on his behalf, the first such instance in the hall of fame.
"It's been a big year for us," Eagling said.
He could now go for his 9th Dan Black Belt, the highest rank in Taekwondo
but to do that he would have to wait for nine years. "I don't know if I'm going to do that," he said. "I just love taekwondo. It gives you a lot of pleasure."
2015 Club Awards
Congratulations to the following players who won club awards in 2015. More
2015 - Dale Eagling Memorial Championships
The Annual Dale Eagling Memorial Championships was held on Sunday the 15th of November. The Memorial Championship is our favorite event for the year and has again been a favorite amonst club members. Compeition this year was a very high standard and gave players the chance to display the skills they have achieved throughout the year. The competition is an event for all members to have a friendly competition with no pressure, an event to enjoy and sample the true benefits of Taekwondo without the pressure of a full competition. The club championships focuses on traditional Taekwondo style events and does not include sparring. Events include: Poomsae, Creavtive Poomsae. Jumping high kick, multi station kicking events, artisic expression and breaking. . Results...
DALE EAGLING TAEKWONDO AWARDED APPROVAL AS A "CHILD SAFE ORGANISATION"
In 2010 Dale Eagling’s Taekwondo received and was presented with an Approval Certificate from Child Wise as being a “Child Safe Organisation”. This has been a major task for the club over the last 5 years in reviewing their Member Protection Policy and, in consultation with Child Wise, have now had their Policy Approved.
Our club is the first organisation in Australia (private or public sector) to receive such a certificate. The benefits to the club are immeasurable, as it promotes a better understanding within the community and above all provides SAFE places for children to learn the art of Taekwondo. For more details please contact Child Wise on www.childwise.net or speak with Hugh or Angela Eagling about the club's experience.
DETKD is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to the protection of children and young people. We have a Member Protection Policy in place to ensure a friendly and safe environment in which to experience Taekwondo.
We provide the framework for a Taekwondo training environment that is fair, supportive and equitable. A copy of our full Member Protection Policy can be viewed and downloaded from this website. Click here.