Sunday, January 24, 2010

Up Close with Bren Foster

As requested from fellow Parkour buddy Ali Kadhim, I’ve finally sent him a promised photo of him, Tim, Bren & me at the Cedar Boys Premiere on the 10th of December two years ago.

I didn’t know who “Bren” was at the time, only to be quickly educated that he’s like some sort of martial arts “legend” and I recall Tim and Ali’s excitement and girly glee when they shook hands with Bren Foster. Okies.... so he’s a profile of the man as featured from

Bren Foster has been training in the martial arts since the age of 6 and currently hold a 5th dan Back Belt in Taekwondo, 1st dan Black Belt in Hapkido and 1st dan Black belt in Hwarang-do. Bren has also studies Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu, freestyle wrestling and knife fighting. Bren has also competed successfully as a body builder by winning the Australian bodybuilding championships earlier in his career.

Bren has won over 150 first place medals and has competetivly fought in over 200 matches ranging from Taekwondo, Kickboxing and full contact Karate.

Bren also uses his talents to entertain audiences with his unique style of board breaking and acrobatic martial arts. He is one of the most in demand martial arts performers earning himself magazine headlines such as "Superkicker" and "Australia's most electrifying martial artist". Bren has also wo the Australian martial Arts Spectacular" for the last 2 years - a professional event where Australia's Elite Martial Artists congregate to demonstrate their skill in competition.

Bren has been inducted into Blitz magazines Hall of Fame as Taekwondo Instructor of the year and currently owns and operates Elite Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, a full time martial arts centre and gymnasium.

Bren has also studied classically as an actor at the University of Western Sydney, full time for 3 years and at the Actors Pulse, part time for 2 years. Bren works consistently as an actor in Australia, most recenty completing the feature film, Shadow of Sin in which he played the lead role of "McGuiness". He is currently contracted to Sony for a Playstation game as the lead, a Private Detective.

John Brenkhous and Mickey Stern from base Productions noticed Brens skill in martial arts and cast him in their Discovery Channel television show Extreme Martial Arts. Bren recently joined Base Productions for what he feels is the ultimate martial arts program, Fight Science.

Bren is now shooting a new feature called Travelling Warrior in which he travels the globe pitting his talents against those of other martial arts systems. He recently travelled to Thailand to shoot the first of the series and will soon be filming in Brazil to compete against some reknowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters.

Bren has joined the Kenshusei education team to share with you some of the exercise science methods and training programs that have helped him make it to the top.


  1. I would really like to see a video of one of Bren Fosters world championship WTF Taekwondo fights and a video of him running the 400 Metre sprint. Anyone got those?

    Also any tips on improving sports speed in Taekwondo without over training are welcome. Thanks.
    send me a link please

  2. I liked this blog by Maria Tran about Bren.

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  3. If he's been in so many fights, why can't I find any of them on the Internet?

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