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Taekwondo today is similar to the martial arts in other Oriental countries and shares some features with them, because in the course of its evolution it has gained many different styles that existed in the martial arts of the countries surrounding Korea, like Japan and China.


Hapkido is one of the most popular forms of martial arts in the world. Even though it has Korean roots, it’s practiced all over the world. Hapkido stands out from other forms of Korean martial arts, such as Tang Soo Do or Taekwondo, in that the focus of hapkido is to deflect an opponent’s attacks.

Meet John Gill

John Gill is now teaching Adults, Seniors, Children and Families in Las Vegas at the World Headquarters of USA School of Self Defense in Downtown Las Vegas.

What We Teach

John Gill is the current world self-defence  champion and winner of 33 Martial Arts titles, including  20 world championships. (Black Belt over 18 yrs divisions). He is a 7th Dan black belt master instructor in Hapkido and Taekwondo and won the 2016 Action Star event.

John Gill was the first instructor to teach self defense at Girls High schools from  1985 and opened the worlds first women’s only Hapkido class in 1987.


Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics.


After only a few terms of training I have seen a great improvement in their focus and concentration in school and across all other areas of life, but most importantly a new found confidence. This is not an arrogant “I can beat anyone up” confidence, but a sense of security and maturity.

Janine DaleWest Pymble Public School Parent

John Gill has been teaching Self Defence to our sport class at Chatswood IEC for over one year. The students in this class come mainly from China and are in the early stages of learning English in preparation for high school. John is a very conscientious and enthusiastic instructor who has demonstrated excellent communication skills.

Julie RossDeputy Principle – Chatswood Intensive English Centre

On behalf of the Life Changing Experiences Foundation, we would like to offer you our very sincere thanks for your support of the Sister 2 sister Project recently. The workshop you ran for the Little Sisters on self defence was outstanding and of great benefit to the girls in terms of how to protect themselves in difficult situations, without getting themselves into more trouble.

Vicki CondonLife Changing Experiences Foundation – Program Director

I am writing this to say thank you from myself and my 2 clubs. It was great to have Master John Gill come to Whangarei New Zealand to do a hapkido seminar in april 2008. This was one of the best seminars our students have ever been too. They are still raving about it. We started with a few joint locks and proceeded onto takedowns. It was a very informative day for white belts right through to 3rd Dans.

Derek Coradine

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Why Us?

John Gill was selected to teach Self-Defence by the Australian Government for the 16 Days of Activism for the prevention of Gender based violence in the Solomon islands in November 2019.

John Gill is the principal and Master instructor of the Australian School of Self Defence , the USA school of Self-Defense and  an international Motivational speaker with Motivational Masters.

John Gill is also a highly experienced and qualified tennis Coach and is an Australian and Pan Pacific Masters tennis champion.

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