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 2004 Australian Taekwondo Olympic team.
- Supplied qualified referees to regional, state, national and international sparring events.
- Taught sport, human movement and self defence in Sydney’s High schools and TAFE.
- Presented original keynote speeches and training programs for schools, community groups and service clubs as well as for small business and major corporations all over Sydney.
- Published an acclaimed book about ‘non-violent’ self defence.
- Produced regular feature articles for an international Martial Arts magazine.
- Taught over 1000 Shire Martial Arts students, producing:
- Sixty one 1st Dan Black belts (junior and senior)
- Twenty five 2nd Dan Black belts
- Thirteen 3rd Dan Black belts
- Two 4th Dan Black belts
- Won the ‘Fastest Growing Black Belt School in Australia’ award
- Become the largest and most successful Martial Arts school in the St George and Sutherland Shire, in Sydney’s South
- Participated in the Inaugural Australian Taekwondo Bongsul Championship at the AIS
There has been so many people and so mane mile stones! To find out more about Shire Martial Arts check out this link. If you are a former student of Shire Martial Arts find out about our special offer to help you resume your training using this link.