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#1 --Me--

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Can anyone recommend a class or club in the Hillarys and surround areas?

I'm looking at getting 5.5y/o DS into a junior martial arts class of some type but have no idea of where to start! There seems to be a wide variety of clubs (karate/taekwondo/jujitsu etc) and I don't know what is best for young boys.

I just want to encourage confidence, core body strength, concentration and above all - to know when and how to defend passively before lashing out.

Thanks in advance  original.gif

#2 Glr-r

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

Not sure if Wangara is too far from you, but we went to Spear dojo at Wangara, it was great but we had to leave as DS has too many other commitments.

#3 --Me--

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Thanks Glr-r, Wangara is reasonably close and I have seen quite a few martial arts schools in that area. I'll definitely look into Spear dojo, I'd just been hoping to avoid crossing the freeway and Wanneroo Road each way if possible  tongue.gif  

Anyone else? eta: Does anyone know if any council centres run programs? eg Craigie or Heathridge Leisure Centres?

Edited by --Jodes--, 04 January 2013 - 10:26 PM.

#4 mum22boyz

Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

My 8 yo DS goes to ATI Martial Arts in Joondalup - that is Taekwondo.

He LOVES it!!


Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Mine go to WAIMA in greenwood (Canham way).  They are fantastic.

Mine go to WAIMA in greenwood (Canham way).  They are fantastic.

#6 alikat2

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

I think Branco bratich still does karate classes at craigie leisure centre. He is very well respected.

#7 scandanavianscarlett

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

My boys do Aikido at West Coast Aikido Academy in Wangara. They have a Little Dragons class but my boys were too old for that class when they started. They really enjoy Aikido and I like it becauses, as it states on the Academy's website, Aikido is a peaceful, non-competitive Japanese martial art that relies on technical skill and awareness to neutralise an attack.



Edited by scandanavianscarlett, 08 January 2013 - 11:52 PM.

#8 indy's guys

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:44 AM


#9 mmuc83

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE (mum22boyz @ 05/01/2013, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 8 yo DS goes to ATI Martial Arts in Joondalup - that is Taekwondo.

He LOVES it!!

We go to ATI in Malaga - awesome!

#10 Lazycow

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

My kids used to do taekwondo Here

My kids loved it, and if it weren't for the fact we moved SOR they would still be going. Awesome place

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