Grandmaster Robert Cooley Post.grad.dip.app.Sc
8th Degree Blackbelt
GrandMaster Robert Cooley 8th Degree Blackbelt
With a successful history of High Performance Coaching in Taekwondo at the Elite International level, Master Rob has honed his skills in the areas of personal development and the maximising of potential within individuals, groups and organisations. A Former Olympic selector, chairman of the National Sports Board through to Beijing Olympics, also a National team Coach.
Formerly a National, NSW and VIC Sparring Champion whilst in a previous Era being a team member of a very successful schoolboy Rugby League Team (Ashcroft High). These experiences are were Master Rob honed his physical attributes and personal development skills that will be providing the guidance to help you or your child be more successful in life.
Master Rob has received a Australian Government Sports Achievement Award and International commendations for Taekwondo as well as many accolades from in his former career in industry.
Having added Gracie Jiu Jitsu (the single most history changing martial art) to our programs we have completed the circle to to have one of the best centres of excellence in the region.
GrandMaster Robert's Promotions:
1st Dan – Awarded By GM Ha. Jong Sang 8th Dan
2nd Dan – Awarded By GM Ha. Jong Sang 9th Dan
3rd Dan – Awarded By GM Ha. Jong Sang 9th Dan
4th Dan – Awarded By GM Ha. Jong Sang 9th Dan
5th Dan – Awarded By GM Kwak, Jae Young 9th Dan (National Pres)
6th Dan – Awarded By GM Hassan Iskandar 8th Dan (National Pres)
7th Dan – Awarded By GM Lee, Chong Won 8th Dan &Park, Hae Man 9th Dan
8th Dan – Awarded By GM Lee, Chong Won 8th Dan & GGM Park, Hae Man 9th Dan.
9th Dan- tba
All gradings/promotions are verified and certified through South Korea, the Kukkiwon World Taekwondo HQ and/or ChungDoKwan World Taekwondo Federation (first school in Korea 1944). Make sure that your Instructor is properly certified and ask to see their certificates from South Korea.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Promotions:
2012 Bluebelt awarded Prof Royce Gracie 6th Deg and Luke Beston
2014 Purplebelt awarded Prof Felipe Grez and Steve Maxwell 5th Degree
2016 Brownbelt awarded Prof Chris Haueter 5th Degree.
2019-5-5 Blackbelt awarded Prof Chris Haueter. Robert has over 10,500 training hrs in bjj and over 300 seminars hrs completed. He has trained and been promoted with some of the best of the best.
FiveStar is a Combat base affiliated school, registered under Master Rickson Gracie JJGF and the IBJJF as a Blackbeltbelt Coach.
Master Rob is a 4th Dan Blackbelt , awarded by Master Pihl Monaghan 6th Dan and Nigel May 7th Dan
Child safe certified through Office of Children's Guardian.
Master Rob has been trained by and with the likes of:
Grandmaster Ha, Jong Sang 9th Dan (my Taekwondo teacher),
Great Grandmaster Park, Hae Man 9th Dan (ChungDoKwan President),
GrandMaster Rickson Gracie Prof Royce Gracie,
Master Royler Gracie, Master Jean Jaques Machado 7th Degree
Master Rigan Machado Master Pedro Saurer Master Sergio Penha Prof Rodrigo Gracie,
Master Carley Gracie, Prof Xande Ribierio, Prof Steve Maxwell Master Carlos Machado
GrandMaster Wally Jay Red belt –Founder Small Circle Jiu jitsu,
Prof Murillo Bustemante, Prof John B Will Prof Chris Haueter,
Prof Clark Gracie, Prof Richard Norton Prof Rafael De Lima,
Prof Rener Gracie & Eve Torres-Gracie, Prof Michelle Nicolini,
Prof Ryron Gracie Prof Nate Diaz Prof Robert Drysdale
Ritchie Vas (UFC), Prof Felipe Geez Master Jorge Pereira
Prof Giu Mendes Prof Rodrigo Antunes Prof Dave Camarillo
Prof Shaher Khan, Prof Luke Beston, Prof Jack Taufer
Robert Cooley and GrandMaster Rickson Gracie (Greatest Jitsu Legend)
History Making School in the Illawarra….
1st Kukkiwon World Taekwondo HQ Board Member Australia
1st athlete on Australian Junior Team
1st International Gold Medal Winner,
1st & only ChungDoKwan GrandMaster (8th Degree)
1st Royce Gracie promoted Bluebelt in Illawarra,
1st National Team Coach from the Illawarra,
1st Head of Team/Manager National Squad from the Illawarra,
1st School in Australia joined Jiu Jitsu Global Federation,
Only School to Rep A.O.C Sponsored event in Illawarra,
Only BullyStop® School in the Illawarra.
8th Dan Blackbelt, ChungDoKwan & 7th Dan Kukkiwon World HQ
4th Dan Hapkido -Chosen Martial Arts
Brownbelt Gracie Jiu Jitsu via Prof Chris Hauteur 5th Degree
Olympic Games Taekwondo Selector 2006-2008
PostGradDipAppSc Sport Coach. (UQ AIS)
NCAS Coach level 1, NCAS General Principles 1-2
Strength and Conditioning Coach ASCA level 1.
Australian Taekwondo Team Coach 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006.
Australian Team Manager-Australian Head of Team
NSW Coaching Director 2005-2006. NSW Coach.
Only NSW, VIC and National Champion Sparring, only instructor from the Illawarra to do so
A highly respected, successful School in Australia (High Performance Centre).
Awarded Best Instructor by Taekwondo Australia Inc NSW.
Commonwealth Sports Award For Taekwondo/Martial Arts by Sports Minister Kate Ellis MP & Jennie George MP.
Instructor Level 1 Stixs for Kids certificate level 1
TAPOUT XT Trainer, MMAXFIT Trainer, MMA Fitness Trainer
Kukkiwon World TKD HQ Commendation 2004 & 2017
World Taekwondo Federation Citation 2002
phone: (02) 4256 4499