Daniel Fitri first learn Taekwondo when he was 6 years old and passed his junior black belt (Poom belt) grading three years later in 1996. The same year at the age of 9, he entered and won his first medal at the International Islamic University competition.
After competing and winning a series of competition and participating in various Taekwondo skill demonstration, his 'bakat' attracted the interest of Malaysian 4th Prime Minister YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah which saw BAKTI sponsoring Daniel Fitri in 1996 to pursue his training at the Taekwondo World Physical Education Professional Training Institute in Korea. At the institute, Danial was selected as the first non-Korean to be part of the 'Korean Little Tigers Team and demonstrated their talent at the World Cup Taekwondo in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1997, PEPSI sponsored Daniel Fitri to further his training at the Korean National University of Physical Education, Seoul Korea. Danial Fitri was under the supervision of the Taekwondo Dean Prof Lee Seung kuk.
Daniel Fitri was selected into Malaysia national junior team in 1999 which he participated and won Gold medals in most national and world Taekwondo competitions. He participated in the Malaysia Inter-university every year for 15 years and was acclaimed as a competitive fighter before retiring in 2007 to focus in nurturing younger generations via his Taekwondo Academy that was established in 2003. Since the establishment of his academy, he has produced 3 national team players for SEA and Asian Games.
Daniel Fitri's main Academy is at No 16c (3rd Floor), Jalan Memanda 5, Ampang Point, 68000 Ampang but Danial's other centres included:
A) Allied Martial Arts Gymnasium
Desa Sri Hartamas.
Ding Martial Arts Center
SS4 Petaling Jaya.
C) Taska Kindicare
Jalan Pakat, Ampang.
D) Tadika Senyum Chomel
E) Apartment Mawarsari
Daniel Fitri's achievements todate are summarized as follows:
|14-17 Jul 1994||Bronze||International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM) Invitational Taekwondo Tournament|
|21-22 Jul 1994||Emas||Youth Taekwondo |
Competition 'Rakan Muda' Petaling District School Division
|17-Feb-95||Demonstration||KL in association with UWPTA Taekwondo Demonstration Team, Grand Ballroom, the Legend Hotel|
|03-06 Aug 1995||Silver||International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM) Invitational Taekwondo Tournament|
|23-24 Sep 1995||Gold||1st Dumex Kids Taekwondo Championship, Kuala Lumpur (UWPTA)|
|04 Mac 1996||Demonstration||Solo demonstration for ex Prime Minister YBhg Tun Dr Mahathir & Yg Bhg Tun Dr Siti Hasmah (BAKTI) Carcosa Sri Negara|
|23-24 March 1996||Silver||16thNational Youth Taekwondo competition Malaysia|
|25-26May 1996||Demonstration||World Cup Taewondo Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL, Little Tigers Demonstration Team|
|22-23 March 1997||Silver||17th National Youth Taekwondo Competition, Malaysia|
|09-10 Aug 1997||Silver||2nd International Taekwondo Championship, Stadium Negara|
|19-23 Nov 1997||Observer||13th Men and 7th Women World Taekwondo Championship, HONG KONG|
|07 Nov. 1997||Demonstration||Solo Taekwondo Demonstration at the Grand Ballroom Hotel Equatorial, Bangi (Pepsi Nite)|
|28-30 Nov 1997||Silver||Taekwondo championship Hanmadang 97, Chamsil Sport Complex, Seoul KOREA|
|11-13 May 1998||Bronze||18th National Youth Taekwondo Competition Malaysia|
|12-Jul-98||Demonstration||Solo Taekwondo Demonstration for DYMM Paduka Seri Tuanku Yang Dipertuan Negeri Sembilan (Seremban Marathon)|
|12-21 Sep. 1998||Demonstration||Solo Taekwondo Demonstration for Commonwealth Game, Bukit Jalil|
|20-Sep-98||Gold||Poomsae Event, Perwira In House Taekwondo Academy|
|05-12 May 1998||Observer||Asian Games, Bangkok, Thailand|
|02-04 Jul 1999||Gold||National Youth Taekwondo Competition, Universiti Malaya|
|10-19 Aug 1999||Bronze||World Taekwondo Festival 99 & 2nd Korea Open,Chung Cheung College, Seoul, KOREA|
|04-05 Sept 1999||Gold||19th youth Taekwondo competition, Malaysia|
|23-25 Sept 1999||Gold||International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM) Invitational Taekwondo Tournament|
|02-05 Dec. 1999||Gold||National Interclub Malaysia, P.Pinang|
|01-02 Jul 2000||Gold||20th Youth Taekwondo competition, Malaysia|
|24-27 Aug 2000||Gold||National Youth 'Rakan Wajadiri' Taekwondo competition Universiti Malaya at Bukit Jalil|
|18-19 Nov 2000||Gold||5th National Interclub Malaysia, Johor Bahru|
|30 Jun -06 Jul 2001||Bronze||4th Korea Open Chung Cheung college, Taekwondo championship Seoul,Korea|
|08–11 Aug 2001||Quarter Final||1st Asia Junior Taekwondo Championship, Taipei, Taiwan|
|10-11 Nov 2001||Gold||21th National Youth Taekwondo competition, Malaysia|
|22-23 Jun 2002||Gold||22th National Youth Taekwondo competition, Malaysia|
|26-27 Jul 2003||Gold||Close Kuala Lumpur Taekwondo Competition 2003|
|02-03 Aug 2003||Gold||International Islamic Universiti Malaysia (IIUM) Invitational Taekwondo Tournament|
|18hb-19 Okt 2003||Gold||8th Taekwondo championship National Interclub, Malaysia (selangor)|
|20-21 Dec 2003||Silver||28th National Taekwondo Championship, Sibu, Sarawak.|
|30 May-03 Jun 2004||Bronze||SUKMA X, Negeri Sembilan|
|27-29 Ogos 2004||Silver||29th National Taekwondo championship, Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil|
|31 Jul–1 Aug 2004||Gold||4th MMU Taekwondo Championship|
|11- 14 Feb 2005||Gold (Best Player Award)||Martial Art Nation Rakan Muda 2005 (Martion UM)|
|21-23 Apr 2006||Gold||UM Open Taekwondo championship 2006, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur|
|May-06||Gold||2006 MASUM Taekwondo Championship, Uitm, Shah Alam, Selangor|
|15-24 Dec 2006||Bronze||13th ASEAN Taekwondo University Games, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|May-07||Gold||2007 MASUM Taekwondo Championship, USM Penang.|
I am glad my sister Chempaka Emalin introduced Daniel Fitri to me. He is so passionate about Taekwondo training and teaching that he gave additional classes a few times a week to ensure Aaraf a 6 year old child qualify for the junior black belt grading last week.
As a pleased and satisfied customer, I had to share Daniel Fitri's passion with anybody (from as young as 3 to even older than 50 years old) that is keen to learn and master the art of Taekwondo. Nonetheless, I am proud to see and support a young malay businessman in pursuing his dream to expand his Taekwondo Academy. Please call Danial @ +60122150263.