Meet Our Instructors

At SUTC we strive to provide our members with the best taekwondo experience possible. This is why we seek the most qualified instructors possible. Take some time to get to know them below.


Alex Sootho - Sparring Specialist

With 12 years of coaching experience, Alex is once again coaching at Sydney University Taekwondo Club, helping our athletes with his expertise.

As a 5th Dan Black Belt (Kukkiwon), he has established an accomplished set of achievements throughout his 30 years of Taekwondo experience. These include being an OTU International Level Coach (Olympic Sparring), OTU Qualified Level 4 Poomsae Judge, AUS Coach for the 6th Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh (Scotland, 2014), AUS Head Coach for the World University Championships in Hohhot (China, 2014), and the AUS Coach for the Oceania Championships in the Gold Coast (2012). Additionally, Alex has experience in ex-military and combat Taekwondo. 

Alex will be teaching at the Sydney University Taekwondo Club on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3.00-5.30PM. Alex will mainly be focusing on the principles of sparring, so join us for a high intensity cardio session!

Sydney Yang - Fundamentals Specialist

Sydney has had a long history with Sydney University Taekwondo Club. With over 18 years of taekwondo experience and part of the club since 2003, Sydney is once more welcomed back as coach.

Sydney had held many committee positions since 2007 including equipment manager, general executive, general advisor and part of the alumni committee. Additionally, Sydney had been an assistant instructor and coach since 2009 and was the coach for AUGs in 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Sydney will be teaching at the Sydney University Taekwondo Club on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Sydney will be mainly focused on fundamental taekwondo and technical training.