In 2006 Sabumnim Anecke Viljoen won the World
Championships in her division. Back home she decided to sow back in to the
community by sharing her experience with prospective students. She opened a
Taekwondo school in a school hall in Pretoria with only 4 students, two years
later she and her husband bought a house in Wonderboom-South Pretoria and built
the current Traditional Taekwondo Academy from scratch.
In 2007 the club attended the South African
National Championships with the smallest contingency of students, each one of
them going home with four gold medals.
In 2011 TTA’s first
Black belt (1st degree) grades successfully. In the coming years up
to 2015 the club continues to grow.
In 2014 TTA entered
the largest group of Black belts coming from one club, into the SA National
Championships, and 5 of the 16 Top 5 Black Belt Division titles goes to a TTA
Black Belt. In 2014 TTA also received the following awards from the ATA: Best
Instructor was awarded to Sabumnim Viljoen.
In 2011 Sabumnim
Viljoen started working with approximately 50 abused kids with classes running
4 times a week, and in 2013 these kids got there first exposure to a Provincial
Competition at the Gauteng North Championships with great results. TTA is
continuously working with these kids on a weekly basis, developing them as an
individuals in all life skills. Currently there are also approximately 50
students between the ages of 3 and 50 attending classes on a daily basis and
the club is rapidly growing. TTA’s vision for the future is grounded on the
premise that anyone can achieve black belt ranking if they put their heart and
mind to it.