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WELCOME TO CANBERRA MARTIAL ARTS
Our facility is unlike any gym you’ve been to before. We pride ourselves in not only providing world class training but we also believe in creating a motivating, dynamic environment filled with like-minded people of all ages and body types, who are committed to working hard and achieving lasting fitness results. If you’re serious about your health, learning fitness skills that cross over into Martial Arts than you should start with the Foundation Program and join our Martial Arts Fit Classes each week.
SUCCESS STORIES FROM MEMBERS
I will tell my story a little differently and start midway through my martial arts journey. I got injured early this year in January of 2017. It was a pretty devastating part of my life, coming to the realisation that my right knee and leg would never fully be as functional as it once was. For the initial month or two I dwelled on this fact and was pretty down on my luck, but like with any injury, you get back on your feet and start finding out what you can do.
I attended class on the sidelines to support my fellow members at Canberra Martial Arts/Hapkido Canberra and support my partner who was still training. As time passed I realised that my ability as a member of Canberra Martial Arts was not limited to what I could do with my leg and that I could still be a perfectly capable member and be able to learn and support the members of the dojang in other means, such as helping around the dojang or sanity checking a technique. This was a spiritual lesson and realisation through my recovery which mirrored much of what was taught on the mats. Much like how there are many ways to perform or approach a technique or opponent, life is the same in that there are many ways to tackle a problem. And at the core of all this, it is vital to stay positive throughout the failures and use it as an opportunity to learn and improve.
Fast forward to now and I am happy to say I am back on the mats training. Although my right leg is still weak (for now), I will find other ways to approach a technique and strive to do my best to work towards reaching black belt and beyond. Hapkido at Canberra Martial Arts is more than simply just a self defence artform, but a way to better yourself in your everyday life. Much of the lessons you learn on the mats can and will help you approach everyday life with a different perspective for the better. Highly recommend it to anyone who considers taking it up.
I love these courses, they’re raw and powerful. There is so much energy in the room to feed off, and I always come away having learned something new and relevant.
Had a bad car accident at 27 years old and was told I’d never do any sport again. 35 years old and I met an amazing doctor who helped me and he help me set up a good support team of physiotherapists and massage therapists. Started taekwondo at 37 years old and at first every lesson meant days of pain and intensive physiotherapy afterwards. But slowly i was getting fitter and stronger through taekwondo. Finally at 41 years old I was strong enough to take on obstacle racing and of course that meant Tough Mudder (21 km obstacle course). I still have physio but it’s now only once a month (and not as intensive as it used to be). Everyday I’m at taekwondo is a massive win for me. I love training. It’s my happy place.