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How to Find the Best Martial Arts School

Knowing how to find the best Martial Arts school can be a daunting and perplexing task. With a seemingly vast array of Martial Arts ‘styles’, schools and instructors out there, it can often be a case of hit and miss when you’re looking for the right school for you or your child. The following 8 tips will help you avoid some potential pitfalls so you can avoid joining a second rate school that won’t be a good fit. 1. Deciding on what’s the best ‘type’ of Martial Arts Basically there are two types of Martial Arts. There’s the wrestling around on […]

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 […]

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 […]