Monday, 15 October 2012

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MASTER ELAINE TEO SHUEH FHERN - D'SMART TAEKWONDO TRAINING


When I was first introduced to Elaine Teo Shuen Fhern, by my partner at the Chief's Original Bootcamp Penang, Cheah Boon Chong aka Sarge (COBC) Boon, I was a little doubtful. However, the good words by Cheah Boon Choong whom was also a former national athlete Gold Medalist for Karate had immediately given me the assurance. These people were selected into the national team because there were the best and the experience gained in all the competition representing Malaysia is an achievement beyond any qualification and recognition.

Elaine Teo Shueh Fhern was born on 5 February 1981 and was the first Taekwondo exponent in Malaysia to qualify TWICE for the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008 and was awarded the National Sportswomen of the year by the Malaysia Ministry of Youth and Sports. The single but married to her passion for Taekwondo had represented Malaysia for 12 years from 1999 to 2011 and had participated in the Commonwealth Games, Olympic, World Cup Taekwondo, SEA Games, World Taekwondo Championship and various other championships, tournaments and competitions. 

Born and trained to be a champion and the best, Elaine spend most of her available time acquiring and mastering the art of sparring and spend a month in a year, every year for the past 12 years in Korea to learn from world best Masters in Taekwondo.

The born fighter was also a taekwondo instructor for the Armed Forces Academy Malaysia and was our National Taekwondo team Captain, National Sports Council Malaysia for 7 years before she retires from 2004 to 2011. A women and an instructor with high integrity, passion and enthusiasm for Taekwondo envisioned herself churning more and better fighter for Malaysia. 

She together with another former national athlete, Nurul Nadia binti Mahamat whom also competed in Commonwealth Games and various other competitions had recently set-up their own Taekwondo Centre in Taman Tun Dr Ismail called, D'Smart Taekwondo Training. For once, we did not have to force Aaraf Armin, 10 years old, pom2 to go for his Taekwondo training, he just love the new place. Both Elaine and Nadia are great at handling children too.



Elaine academy's address is A-3-13, The Plaza, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur. For further information, call 03-77333912, 0126018205, 012-9139574.


Elaine centre at the D'Smart Taekwondo training academy is very clean, hygienic with sports equipment fully imported from Spain.  


Please do not take my word for it, read all about Elaine's Achievements, award and background information for yourself. You do want to be mentor by the best and the best is Master Elaine Teo!

ACHIEVEMENTS
                                                     
1998          2nd COMMANWEALTH TAEKWONDO 
                  CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUSTRALIA                    
GOLD

1999          WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, 
                  CANADA 
Q.FINAL
                  VIETNAM INVITATION TAEKWONDO 
                  CHAMPIONSHIPS, VIETNAM                   
-
                  20th SEA GAMES, BRUNEI                                     
GOLD
2000          1st WOMEN TAEKWONDO OPEN, 
                  USA 
SILVER
                  13th ASIAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, 
                  HONG KONG                                     
BRONZE
                  ASEAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, 
                  VIETNAM                                     
GOLD
2001          KOREA OPEN, KOREA                                                                                           Q.FINAL
                  KOREA TAEKWONDO FESTIVAL, KOREA                                                      SILVER                 
                  21st SEA GAMES, MALAYSIA                                                                                          GOLD
                 WORLD CUP TAEKWONDO, VIETNAM                                                                        -
2002         KOREA OPEN, KOREA                                                                                          BRONZE
                  14th BUSAN ASIAN GAMES, KOREA                                                                        Q.FINAL
2003         VIETNAM TAEKWONDO LG OPEN, VIETNAM                                                      GOLD
                  WORLD UNIVERSIADE GAMES, KOREA                                                                        BRONZE
                  WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, GERMANY                                    Q.FINAL
                  22nd SEA GAMES, VIETNAM                                                                                          BRONZE
                  2nd WOMEN TAEKWONDO OPEN, KOREA                                                       
SILVER
2004         ASIAN TAEKWONDO QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR 2004
                  ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES, THAILAND                                                                        SILVER
                  AUSTRIAN OPEN, AUSTRIA                                                                                          GOLD
                  KOREA TAEKWONDO FESTIVAL, KOREA                                                       
GOLD
                  28TH ATHENS OLYMPIC GAMES, GREECE                                                       
10th PLACING
                  ASEAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, INDONESIA                                     BRONZE
                  16TH ASIAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, KOREA                                    BRONZE
2005          14th US OPEN, USA                                                                                                            GOLD
                  WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, SPAIN                                                                        3rd ROUND                  KOREA OPEN, KOREA                                                       
-
                  23rd SEA GAMES, PHILIPINESS                                                                          
 -
                  SELANGOR INTERNATIONAL OPEN, MALAYSIA                                                      GOLD
                  WORLD UNIVERSIADE GAMES, TURKEY                                                      BRONZE
2006          3rd COMMANWEALTH TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, 
                   AUSTRALIA                  
GOLD
                  KOREA OPEN, KOREA                                                                                           
-
                  WORLD TEKWONDO FESTIVAL, KOREA                                                                        SILVER
                  13rd ASEAN UNIVERSITY GAMES, VIETNAM                                                      BRONZE
2007         24th SEA GAMES, THAILAND                                                       
GOLD
                  ASIAN TEAKWONDO QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR 2008
                  BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES, VIETNAM                                                                        BRONZE
                  WORLD TEAKWONDO QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR 2008
                  BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES, UNITED KINGDOM                                                                        2rd ROUND                  WORLD UNIVERSIADE GAMES, THAILAND                   
-
                  ASIAN CITIES GOLD CUP, HONG KONG                                                                        GOLD
                  VIETNAM INVITATION TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, VIETNAM                  SILVER
                  SELANGOR INTERNATIONAL OPEN, MALAYSIA                                                      GOLD
2008          18th ASIAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHINA                                     
-
                  14th ASEAN UNIVERSITY GAMES, MALAYSIA                                                      GOLD
                  29th BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES, CHINA                                                                        7th PLACING
                  GOOD LUCK BEIJING, CHINA                                                                                         
-
2009         MASUM GAMES, MALAYSIA                                                                         
GOLD
                  PETALING JAYA INTERNATIONAL OPEN, MALAYSIA                                     
GOLD
                  WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, DENMARK                                     
-
                  25th SEA GAMES, LAOS                                                                                          BRONZE
                 
2010          16th GUANGZHOU ASIAN GAMES, CHINA                                                      Q.FINAL
                  1st INDIA OPEN, INDIA                                                                                           
GOLD
                  WORLD TAEKWONDO FESTIVAL, KOREA                                                       
GOLD
                  19th ASIAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, KAZAKHSTAN                                    Q.FINAL
                 
2011          5th COMMANWEALTH TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, INDIA                   
GOLD
                  MASUM GAMES, MALAYSIA                                                                                          GOLD
                  ASEAN TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS, CAMBODIA                                     
GOLD
                  ASIAN TAEKWONDO QOULIFICATION TOURAMENT FOR 2012
                  LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES, THAILAND                                                                        4th PLACING
  

AWARDS
                 
                                                                                         
2001                            BEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
                                    By Malaysia Teakwondo Association (MTA/WTF)
                                    SPECIAL AWARD OF THE YEAR
                                    By Bukit Jalil Sports School

2002                            SPECIAL AWARD OF THE YEAR
                                    By Bukit Jalil Sports School                                   

2003                            BEST WOMEN TEAM OF THE YEAR
                                    By Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia (MASUM)                 

2004                            NATIONAL  SPORTWOMAN OF THE YEAR
                                    By National Sports Council of Malaysia

2005                            BEST WOMEN TEAM OF THE YEAR
                                    By Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia (MASUM)

2007                            PUTRA EXCELLENCE AWARD
                                    By University Putra of Malaysia

2009                            PUTRA EXCELLENCE AWARD
                                    By University Putra of Malaysia

2010                            CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE PERFORMANCE
                                    By Kementerian Pertahanan Malaysia

2011                            CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION ON OUTSTANDING 
                                    CONTRIBUTION TO TAEKWONDO
                                    By Taekwondo Malaysia (TM/WTF)

2012                            PUTRA EXCELLENCE AWARD
                                    By University Putra of Malaysia

OTHER QUALIFICATION

2002                  Taerobics Instructors’ Qualification Course

2003                  National Taekwondo Coaching Qualification Level 1

2008                  A 3rd Degree Black Belt Holder Of Malaysia Taekwondo Association (MTA/WTF)
                          A 3rd Degree Black Belt Holder Of Kukkiwon, Korea

2012                  A 4th Degree Black Belt Holder Of Taekwondo Malaysia (TM/WTF)
                          A 4th Degree Black Belt Holder Of Kukkiwon, Korea

2012                  NSC Sports Science Level 1

2012                  NATIONAL STATE REFEREE OF TAEKWONDO MALAYSIA

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2003 – TILL DATE   UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA
                                   BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINSTRATION
                                   MAJOR IN MARKETING

2000 – 2002               BUKIT JALIL SPORTS SCHOOL, KUALA LUMPUR
PROGRAM PRAUNIVERSITY KPM-MSN
                                   

CAREER SUMMARY

2008 – 2010               TAEKWONDO INSTRUCTOR
                                   UNIVERSITI PERTAHANAN NEGARA MALAYSIA, KUALA LUMPUR

2004 – 2011               CAPTAIN OF THE NATIONAL TAEKWONDO TEAM
                                   NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA

2012                           TEAM MANAGER OF THE MASUM GAMES
                                   UNIVERSITY PUTRA MALAYSIA, SELANGOR

2012                           DAEDO TEAM LEADER TECHNICIAN OF SUKAN MALAYSIA XV
                                   PAHANG
                                   DAEDO TAEKWONDO MALAYSIA

2012                           TAEKWONDO INSTRUCTOR
                                   UNIVERSITY SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA


Reading her CV and the few short conversation I had with Elaine, I was all impressed! Elaine and her instructors were great! Her vast knowledge and experience is worth writing a book!! (Elaine you should consider that!) What is more important is her approach with children to inculcate into their mindset the love for Taekwondo is priceless. Her great passion and interest in both instructing and in Taekwondo can be felt by anyone whom interacted with her. I wish Elaine the best for her new establishment and leave Aaraf in her good hands. Until next time, Stay Tuned.....




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