The Altona Taekwondo Club has been running strong now for a decade.
Owner and Taekwondo Instructor Sergei Kanke said he started the business as an answer to public interest and local inquiries about the sport, and it grew from there. "I just thought people are asking, so why not," said Kanke. "Of course after a while, you get some awesome students and they keep you going."
Kanke said taekwondo is a sport you can enjoy for the competition, to get into shape or just for pure fun. He said he's instructed students as young as 3 and some in their 80s.
Over the past 10 years in Altona, Kanke has taught roughly 300 students, and currently has a student base of 25.