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Forever in our Heart

"I am honored to be born by an amazing woman. There was no one like her. Her dedication and passion for life and for her family compare to none. She was loving, fun, kind, generous, loyal, honest and FULL of life. She would dance ballet, play piano, help me with...

Happy Thanksgiving! Dojo Closed Oct 11th, 2021

The Dojo will be closed on October 11th, 2021 in observance of the Thankgiving Holiday!  We wish all our members and their families a joyful day! GM Soengkono


REOPENING JULY 16th! As per Ontario's Stage 3 re-opening plan (https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario) we're pleased to be allowed to re-open for classes this Friday! See the attached schedule for class times! We're looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Happy Birthday Grandmaster Soengkono

"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure." -Anon Yesterday was Mother's Day, and today is Grandmaster Soengkono's birthday!  While all of us in the extended Dojo family wish him a very happy birthday and...

Happy Easter!

Whatever your Religious affiliation, remember that Easter is a celebration of family and renewal. As we continue to face difficult times, we at the Soengkono Dojo wish everyone health, happiness and hope… and look forward to the day when we can return to see...

Thunder Bay Grey Zone Lockdown March 1st, 2021

In observance of the TBDHU requirement, all classes will be suspended effective Monday, March 1st, 2021 until further notice and return. Please stay safe, healthy and positive.

Updated Schedule

Be sure to check out our newest schedule for ongoing updates! https://www.soengkono.com/classestemp/

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Stay-At-Home Order Extended Until Feb. 16th

Ontario has extended the Stay-At-Home order until February 16th for our area. The dojo will remain closed until then.

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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Speak Kind Words,
Do Good Deeds,
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