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Discover Your Greatness in Children’s Taekwondo Classes at Soengkono World Class Martial Arts School

Are you ready to unlock your child's full potential? Join Soengkono World Class Martial Arts School and embark on a thrilling journey of self-discovery through our dynamic children's taekwondo classes. At Soengkono, we believe that every child has greatness within...

Sabum Alex Easter Update 2023

Hello everyone, Happy Easter! I hope you are having a great weekend with family and friends. Many asked-how is Sabum Alex doing? Here are the updates: One of Canada's top tricking athletes: representing the country to the US (2022) and Japan (2023) 19 years old 4th...

Chronicle Journal Readers’ Choice 2022

“I’m pleased to inform you that Soengkono World Class Martial Arts has been voted Thunder Bay’s Favorite Martial Arts School for 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners (Chronicle Journal). Thank you to our members and to families and friends, who voted for us for the...

The Dojo will be closed on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 in honour of Victoria Day!

Closed EASTER MONDAY, April 18th

In celebration of the Easter Holiday, the Dojo will be closed Easter Monday, April 18th.  We wish the best to all our members, families and friends!

Family Day: Feb 21, 2022

The Dojo will be closed in observance of Family Day, Feb. 21, 2022

ReOpening February 1st, 2022!!

The Dojo will re-open on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, in accordance to the announcement recently from the Ontario Government! We look forward to seeing all of our members return!

COVID UPDATE – January 5th, 2022

As of January 5th, 2021, the Ontario Government is closing indoor sport and recreational fitness facilities for 21 days to combat the dramatic rise in COVID cases recently reported.  Our primary concern is, as always, our student's mental and physical health, and thus...

Happy Holidays!

Warriors for Peace

We teach more than just TaeKwonDoAikidoPentjak Silat & Tai Chi Chuan.

We are here to help you become stronger, physically and mentally, healthier and better equipped to find success at home, work, in the community or at school.  This is what it means to be a warrior for peace.

50 Years Experience

Grandmaster Soengkono began his martial arts journey on the streets of West Java, Indonesia.  Over the past 50 years he has instructed soldiers, police forces, tournament champions and martial artists from every walk of life.  He later founded the Soengkono World Class Martial Arts School in Thunder Bay in 1987

Family Friendly

Whether it’s Taekwondo, Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan or Pentjak Silat, Soengkono Martial Arts has the class for every member of your family – young or old.

More than…

…just kicking and punching.  Our program places equal value on the mental and inner development of our students.  A SOENGKONO BLACK BELT is successful at home, school, in the community or at work.  Benefits of training include increased focus, creativity and stress reduction, anti-bullying strategies, self-defence and more.


“Teacher to the Teacher”

I have had the devastating misfortune, the esteemed honor, and the haunting tragedy, of meeting many people who walk the path of life and death in this conflict-ridden world of ours. However, upon the fated occasion of meeting others amid the scenario of training I became remarkably aware of a person who by his gentle gaze and humble benevolence, exuded strength beyond that which I have ever experienced in any of my international moments. By chance our meeting had happened, or was it by fate, I was to embrace a learning experience beyond my prior remembrances? While in the presence of this venerated colleague I became clearly and respectfully aware that I had the honor of meeting in my life, one of the worlds, greatest disciples of combative technique understanding.

My skills and techniques that I displayed in the presence of this unassuming and gentle man were absorbed, my words and thoughts were considered, and amid his vast background of experience based knowledge, he shared moments with me that I shall never forget… His words impacted my thoughts while the silence between us was deafening with long-ago reflections.

After having written five books about the experiences of my life, and obtained two doctorate degrees, survived the worlds war zones, taught the officers of over sixty nations, I had suddenly and respectfully become the student of the humble, kind, and combatively insightful, Grand Master Song.

May his life be long, because he has so very much to contribute to so many…

Dr. Robert Rail

International police and military instructor, author of "The Unspoken Dialogue"

“One Man’s Opinion”, July 13, 2006

A martial arts grand master in Thunder Bay who is also truly world class. He is the inspirational leader of the Soengkono World Class Martial Arts School…his credentials are impressive: 9th Dan Grandmaster in Tae Kwon Do, 6th degree black belt in Aikido and Jujutsu from Japan, a Grand Master in Indonesian Pencak Silat, was Combat Instructor to the Indonesian Army; SWAT and Riot Police, but it’s his approach and attitude in the classroom and that of his instructors…that provide an experience that is truly moving. He preaches the gospel of courtesy, respect, perseverance, mental focus and an “I can” attitude. His approach toward the teaching of Martial Arts combined with Life Skills could serve as a lesson that every student in Lakehead’s Faculty of Education should attend. We are most fortunate to have him here in Thunder Bay.

Rick Smith


Grandmaster Soengkono

B Eng., B Sc., B Admin, MBA, Doctoral
Candidate in Business Administration
9th Dan Tae Kwon Do,
6th Dan Aikido & Jujitsu,
Maha Guru in Pentjak Silat
Tai Chi Grandmaster

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We are located at 11 S Court Street


Think Good Things,
Speak Kind Words,
Do Good Deeds,
Share Your Blessings



11 S Court Street, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2W3


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