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How to Find the “BEST” Martial Arts School

by Gary SMA
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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 […]

Taekwondo: For Body, Mind & Spirit

by Gary SMA
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You may have noticed… I’m constantly expounding on the benefits and advantages of knowing some Taekwondo. It’s a subject I’m quite passionate about, to say the least. You may have seen my video where I explain what Taekwondo is. However, I thought I could use this post to delve a little deeper and explain it in more detail. Eighty Five Million People Can’t Be Wrong Taekwondo is a unique activity. It’s a hybrid of two and a half thousand years of traditional Korean self defence and the latest in modern western sport science. The art of Taekwondo is a scientific […]

Shire Martial Arts History

by Gary SMA
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Shire Martial Arts has been continually teaching Martial Arts classes for kids, teenagers and adults in the Sutherland Shire for over 20 years. It’s interesting to reflect on where we began and what we’ve achieved in that time. This Shire Martial Arts history time line stretches back from 23 May 1995, to 30 December 2017. In that time we’ve: • Coached students to win regional, state and national Poomsei 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 […]

Master Gary Simmons 1st Video Blog

by Gary SMA
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This is the first instalment of Master Gary’s video blog which was made during the July break at Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. In this video, Master Gary Simmons explains why he is setting up the ‘vlog’ and what he aims to achieve. It comes from the YouTube channel called ‘Master Gary Simmons’… enjoy!