Short History

About Our Academy

K-Lion’s Taekwondo Academy is one of the largest and oldest Taekwondo academies in Sri Lanka which had its roots developed in the early 90s’. We have proved ourselves as the most prominent Taekwondo academy in Sri Lanka as being the only none-government funded academy to create Taekwondo athletes in the School level as well as the participants to the World championship level. As it is the dream of the K-Lion’s founder, Master Upul Fernando, we offer you the “Potential to be an international Champion”.

Founder & Instructor

Master S.A. Upul Susitha Fernando

A highly competent and enthusiastic personal trainer and Martial arts Instructor with a proven ability to help people achieve their fitness & Sports goals. Possessing a successful career record of evaluating a student’s physical fitness, understanding their needs, and then developing a practical and achievable workout routine for them to reach their targets. Possessing the necessary communication skills required to gain the trust of students and thereby lead them in the path of success. Indeed, during the previous years successfully helped and guided students to success.

Master S.A. Upul Susitha Fernando is one of the most senior Taekwondo masters in Sri Lanka. Starting his journey as a youth under the founder of Sri Lankan Taekwondo, Master Cyril Anthony & Mater Ivan Fernando in 1988, he followed traditional ITF taekwondo for almost a decade and joined the WTF movement in 1998 as a member of the Sri Lanka National Taekwondo pool under Master Ki Su Lee, Master Jae-Wong Kim, Master M.C. Jung, Master Chun Ill Park, and several other Korean masters. He has been a part of both the national level and international level Sports administration for the last few decades. Master Upul Fernando’s Taekwondo Career as a Sports administrator & a coach has been appreciated by World Taekwondo Federation, KUKKIWON, and many other international and national organizations on several occasions.

He has achieved the following in the Taekwondo career,

  • 2019 Taekwondown Training Camp Republic of Korea
  • KUKKIWON 5th DAN Korea. (No.05148686)
  • 2nd DAN ITF Taekwondo
  • KUKKIWON 3rd class foreign Master license holder. (No. 3639008)
  • Asian Taekwondo Union Coach license holder. (No. 2018-5132)
  • National Referee (Sparing & Poomsae)
  • Registered Taekwondo Coach at Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation. (SLTF/2013/COACH/004)
  • Registered Taekwondo Coach at Sri Lanka School Taekwondo Association. (Reg.No SSTF00045)
  • Taekwondo Promotion Course 1999
  • 2003 International Taekwondo Academy (Advanced Level) Kyung Hee University Korea.
  • Taekwondo Coaches Fundamentals Component of the Level 1 – National Institute of Sports Science (NISS)
  • 2014 Global Master Training Programme KUKKIWON Korea.
  • Accredited Taekwondo Coach by National Institute of Sports Science (NISS)
  • Certified Fitness trainer – Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
  • Olympic Solidarity Sports Administration Course – National Olympic Committee, Sri Lanka.
  • Muaythai National Coach Level C
  • Secretary-General of Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation (2013 – 2017)
  • Committee Member of Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation (2004-2005)
  • Chairman of Media and Publicity Committee (Sri Lanka Taekwondo Federation 2004/2005)
  • Vice-Chairmen of Cadet Committee of ATU Standing Committee (2014 – 2016)
  • Committee member of South Asian Taekwondo Union 2016 – 2017
  • Chairmen of Puttlam District Taekwondo Association – 2013 – present
  • Participate as a coach of Sri Lanka Taekwondo Team, International Taekwondo Invitation Championship 2016 Negari Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Taekwondo Team Manager of 12th South Asian Games 2016 India Shillong.
  • Participate as the manager of Sri Lanka Taekwondo Team, World Taekwondo Championship 2017, Muju, Korea.
  • Participate as an executive member representing Sri Lanka at 28th WTF general assembly 2017, Muju, Korea.
  • Participate as a coach of Sri Lanka Taekwondo Team, 23rd Asian Taekwondo Championship 2018 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. World Taekwondo (G4)
  • Admin Official – National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka: 13th South Asian Games 2019