Grandmaster Hock Aun Teh was born in Malaysia of Chinese parents. He was educated at Hua Lian High School, Taiping, and later went to Scotland to study drawing and painting at the world-famous Glasgow School of Art. He graduated in 1974, and is now an established and well-known abstract painter and sculptor whose work has been acquired by many British, American and Chinese collectors, museums and government bodies. In the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he was commissioned by the Chinese Government to produce a 5m painted steel sculpture in celebration of the event. The piece entitled ‘The Energy of Life’ is placed close to the Olympic Stadium designed by Herzog and de Meuron.

Grandmaster Teh holds a Black Belt Sixth Dan in Tae Kwon Do, and was the Chief Instructor for the UK from 1975 to 1978. In 1979 he formed the Scottish Tae Kwon Do Association and has trained many members of the Police and Royal Air Force. He has written two books: “Warm-up and Stretching for All Sports and Martial Arts” and “Clouds – The Book for Instructors/Coaches” both of which have found praise with a large number of athletics coaches and martial arts instructors.

Grandmaster Teh has been featured many times in the national press and martial arts magazines, such as Fighters Monthly, Combat, and Karate and Oriental Arts, as well as national television and radio being the feature of a BBC documentary in 1995 entitled My Britain and a CNN profile in 1998. He still regularly travels between Asia and Europe to give seminars, classes and Instructor’s Training Courses in Tukido.

Grandmaster Teh was the fitness instructor for the British Wheelchair Basketball Team in the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea in 1988. He was included in the second edition of “5000 Personalities of the World” on account of his outstanding contributions to the world of martial arts.