Sunday, 5 July 2015

Martial Arts and Soccer

Recently one of our student's parents related a very interesting comment on the martial arts training being given to their son.  Normally we promote the core pillars of martial arts training for children as self-confidence building, teaching respect, composure/calmness under pressure and fitness.
However, something else has come to light which we think is a big plus for children playing contact sport.  Our student plays soccer in an academy team and in one particular game, the student let's call him James, had made a break and was heading for goal.  A player from the opposing team decided to prevent that from happening so tackled him heavily from behind.

Based on this training James was able to fall correctly and avoid injury.  Whilst his parents had a perfect understanding of this scenario a number of other parents were amazed he was not hurt and wanted to know how he did it. 

Once 'the how he did it' was explained to these parents they could see a major benefit of martial arts training that previously had not been on their radar.  This then led to conversations around where James trains, what are the costs and other benefits.

Given the litigious nature of society today we would not advocate that martial arts training would prevent injuries from falls in sport.  On the other hand we are confident that correct training will help minimise such injuries and this training will be added to our benefits list for discussion with potential clients.

Monday, 28 July 2014

2014 Gold Award Winner - Australian Business Quality Awards

Munen Muso Martial Arts Australia recognised for service excellence in the 2014 Australian Business Quality Awards.

Strong focus on customer satisfaction leads Munen Muso Martial Arts Australia to win the Gold Award.  Munen Muso Martial Arts, achieved the esteemed Australian Business Quality Award for successfully adhering to its high service standards and going beyond customers needs.

We are truly proud of this accomplishment which clearly demonstrates our commitment to please our customers by providing overall quality service.  In our business, we walk the talk as we deliver on our promise and more..

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Munen Muso's New MMA Instructor

Richie Cranny is our new MMA Instructor.  He teaches on Monday nights from 7.00 to 8.30pm.  Please refer to our website for further details
Darren Marks is still our MMA Instructor on Wednesday nights.

Head Coach/Founder - Platinum Extreme Gym
Head Coach/Founder - MMA Coaching Academy
Head Coach/Founder - Wimp 2 Warrior series
MMA columnist for Men’s Fitness Magazine
MMA feature columnist for On Duty Magazine
3rd Degree Black Belt ProMai MMA
Chief Instructor and International Examiner
Qualified Level 3 MMA Coach
Qualified Boxing Coach

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Munen Muso Martial Arts Moves to a New Location and New Boxing Class.

28th May 2012 we moved into our new studio.  What a big weekend that was moving everything over from our old studio to our new one.  Lots of help from our students, parents and friends in putting the final touches to our new facility.  Many hours into painting, building etc and it has come along beautifully, what a huge effort to everyone involved.  From a bright green and yellow interior to now white. (Bright yellow & green what were they thinking)...  

Since our opening we have had lots of great feedback plus have started a new Boxing Class on Wednesdays and Friday nights (see our Timetable for times).  Our new Boxing instructor is Scott Newman (former trainer/manager of LA Boxing in the USA).  To participate in this class you will need your own boxing wraps and boxing gloves.  This is a great workout you will love it.  Fitness, fun, sweat!!!!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Great article on why it is important to do Martial Arts

Kiwi waitress uses martial arts to floor attackers walking home on night shift in New Zealand

A KIWI waitress put years of karate training to the ultimate test when she floored two male attackers twice her age with a set of cleverly-placed punches. The 18-year-old was walking home from a night shift in central Wellington on Saturday morning when she was set upon from behind by an unsuspecting older man.
"She's been doing karate for about seven years, so she elbowed him in the chest and stomped on his foot," Detective Sergeant Shane Dye told the Dominion Post.
"She was then attacked by a second male who she hadn't seen, and he began to pull at her handbag, then she punched him in the stomach" before escaping.
The officer admitted he was "well and truly impressed" by her show of martial arts skill.
"Often we don't encourage people to fight back, because it can make things worse, but she acted with a great degree of bravery and she's done a great job.
"And she's not a big girl, either."
Senior karate instructor Sensei Rajesh Ravji told the newspaper: "When someone is bigger than you, it is always a difficult thing to combat, but that's the beauty of martial arts, you learn how.
"Those attackers would have been surprised to have someone come back at them like that."

Friday, 13 May 2011

Ways to BEAT the BULLY

I found this article and I though it might help with any bullying problems. 
  1. Stand tall.  Walk away or ignore the bully.
  2. Don't react (if they don't get a reaction they will get bored).
  3. Don't argue (if you play it calm and agree, their will be no conflict)
  4. Tell a teacher and your parents what is happening.
  5. Talk to your friends about it.
  6. Get some type of help.  Don't try to handle it by yourself if you are afraid or upset.  Remember that bullying is wrong, and it is not your fault and many people are able to help you.
  7. It is not smart to keep it to yourself.  Bullying can get much worse if it is allowed to continue.  It is easier to fix problems at the start.
  8. If the bullying has been going on for a long time it is never too late to get help.
  9. Be friendly, and caring of other children's feelings and look out for kids that might be having problems with bullies.  You can help others and you can make a real difference.
  10. If the bullying is violent or the threats are serious, you can talk to the police.  Ask your parents about this.  The biggest point to remember about bullying is that it can be stopped way before it gets out of hand.  Just ask for help.
  11. Have a journal (write it down when, were, who done the bullying).
  12. Block the bully (confront the bully one on one and let them know their bad behaviour.
  13. Contact us at Munen Muso Martial Arts Studio to start Martial Arts classes and learn self defence and everything you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones. 
  14. Classes are available for Kids, Teens & Adults.  Check out our website:

FREE Womens Self Defense Workshop - 29th May 2011

Hi Ladies,
We are having a FREE Womens Self Defense Workshop at our Studio (Unit 5, 185 The Central Coast Highway, Erina  NSW  2250) on Sunday 29th May 2011.  Time:  11.00am to 12.00pm.   Register early to avoid disappointment.  Phone:  02 4367 0357.