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Sutherland Shire Kids Karate

‘Little Dolphins’ Sutherland Shire Kids Karate ‘Little Dolphins’ is a Sutherland Shire kids Karate program. It was created by Master Gary Simmons at his Caringbah Taekwondo training centre. The Little Dolphins program is renowned as being a progressive personal development program for kids aged between five and six years old who live in the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney’s South. Master Gary Simmons founded Shire Martial Arts over 20 years ago. The Little Dolphins class is now one of the most popular programs at his Caringbah Martial Arts centre. Little Dolphins began when Master Gary Simmons was continually asked if he would […]

Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts Program

The Big Dolphins Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts Program Sutherland Shire Kids Martial Arts program at Caringbah Taekwondo is called ‘Big Dolphins’. The Big Dolphins program is best decribed as being a personal development program for kids who are aged between 7-10 years old and live in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney’s South. Shire Martial Arts was founded by Master Gary Simmons over 20 years ago and his Sutherland Shire kids Martial Arts program is one of the most successful programs that he has created for his Caringbah Taekwondo centre. This link leads to a video where Master Gary Simmons […]

Caringbah Taekwondo at Shire Martial Arts Mentoring

Caringbah Taekwondo Mentorship Caringbah Taekwondo at Shire Martial Arts has a unique system of mentoring our students. We call it our ‘Special Winning Attitude Team’ or SWAT program which is a part of our STORM employment program. It works like this… our Caringbah Taekwondo senior instructors mentor our junior instructors who then mentor our assistants who in turn mentor our students. The STORM program is for graduates of our SWAT (Special Winning Attitude Team) program which Shire Martial Arts runs every two years. There is a video that explains in more detail how the SWAT and STORM programs operate. The video […]

Shire Martial Arts: The ‘Good Old Days’

The Shire Martial Arts ‘Good Old Days’ Shire Martial Arts has been training boys, girls, men and women for over 20 years. It’s interesting to reflect on where we have come from and what we’ve achieved. In the last 2 decades we’ve: Coached students to win regional, state and national Poomsae and sparring competitions as well as enter the world championships of sparring. Instructed the Sydney 2000 Taekwondo Demonstration Team. Help design the systems for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Taekwondo event and then manage them during the 2000 Olympic Games. Manage the 2002 Youth Olympic festival. Help organise the Athens […]

Shire Martial Arts = Family Martial Arts

Family Martial Arts You’ve probably noticed that we tend to talk about ‘family Martial Arts’ at SMA quite a bit. In fact, to help encourage family Martial Arts we tell our parents “… if you have two or more kids training at Shire Martial Arts, then Mum or Dad can train for FREE”. If two or more of your kids train with us then consider trying out our Adult program. Many of our family groups enjoy training together in our Saturday morning class. Some parents of teens also join in the occasional teen class! If you don’t have two kids training […]

SMA ex Students – a SPECIAL OFFER

Over the past 20 years SMA has trained over 1000 students! At SMA we’ve noticed that people tend to stop their Martial Arts training for many reasons such as work and study commitments, becoming involved with other activities, are not ready to commit to the challenge of achieving black belt, fear of failure, self doubts, anxiety or low self esteem. Some even leave after achieving their black belt. Perhaps it’s time to consider finishing what you started, even if it was years ago? In our 20th year Shire Martial Arts would like to reach out to ALL of our former students with […]

Shire Martial Arts: The story so far…

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 To see a pictorial history of Shire Martial Arts please click on this link On 23 May 1995 in the Gunnamatta Park pavilion at Cronulla, Taekwondo Cronulla, as we were then known first began teaching fitness, self defence and Martial Arts to boys, girls, men and women from all ages and walks of life. In 1996 we moved to the Cronulla Girl Guides Hall on the corner of Gunnamatta Park. After Gary’s Gwangjangnim, Master Kim Chong Soo passed away in early 1998, Gary was fortunate enough to train under some of the top Korean Masters in Australia in preparing for […]

Shire Martial Arts: Training for Over 20 YEARS!

Welcome to SideKick! Magazine the official online newsletter of Shire Martial Arts It’s true! The 23rd May 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of SMA. So, this first online edition is dedicated to our past and present students. It’s also a celebration of the people who make Shire Martial Arts an awesome school. This issue celebrates our journey from humble beginnings to where we are now. Subsequent editions of SideKick! Magazine will keep you up to date with the Shire Martial Arts community and training. If you have any ideas for articles or you have something interesting to contribute to Sidekick! Magazine […]