Sah Bum Coetzee started his martial arts career in primary school in 1978, doing Judo and earning a 1st degree black belt. Funakoshi karate followed(brown belt), before joining Taekwondo in 1989 under Master Yung Taek Chung (7th dan). Master Chung is well known for teaching self defense and knife fighting techniques to US Special Forces in Vietnam.
In 1994, after taking 1st place in the Free State Taekwondo Championships and 1st place in the SA National Championships, Sah Bum Nim Coetzee took part in the 3rd Open World Championships sanctioned by the TAGB in Leicester, England, thereby obtaining SA National Colours in Taekwondo.
As a founder member of CMAA and Regional Director of the Independent Taekwondo Association for South Africa, he has published articles in various US martial arts magazines and has been teaching Taekwondo, HoSinSul and Taebo since 1995. He also holds a 1st degree black belt in Hapkido.
Although he had to stop training from 2004 – 2009 due to medical reasons, he remained actively involved with organisations like SA TKD International, SATF, NSC and NOCSA, assisting with the growth of Taekwondo in SA.
He is a class A Competition referee (CMAA). As Director at The Fortis Group, specialising in tactical training, awareness training, self defence, firearm tactics and more he keeps on making a positive contribution to Martial Arts in general.
He currently teaches at the Centurion HQ Dojang in Pretoria, South Africa
Martial arts Rankings 2014
5th dan blackbelt Taekwondo
1st dan blackbelt Hapkido
1st dan blackbelt Judo
SA colours Taekwondo – 1994
|Cost||Starting from R50 for 60 min|
|Ages||5 – 60|
|Levels||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Experience||1 – 3 Years|