AMA Theme of the Month of May: Courtesy

BEING RESPECTFUL, POLITE AND GRATEFUL This month in our classes the overarching theme is Courtesy. Discussed throughout the classes and specifically in our Mat Chat component. Courtesy can be a neglected virtue. But like many others, it is a virtue of habit. We learn to be courteous when we d...

How to fit Martial Arts into your busy life.

JESSICA STEWART, MOTHER OF 3, EXPLAINS HOW SHE BALANCES FAMILY, WORK, MARTIAL ARTS AND SHOPPING The other day my mother noted, surprised, that I’d been doing taekwondo for five years and I realised how it’s become a part of my life. With three kids, full-time work and a general disinclination to...

10 Reasons why you need to teach your children to set GOALS!

As we are approaching the end of the festive season it is important to refocus once again and start planting our seeds for a successful year ahead. As a family it is vital to cultivate a sustained motivation to grow and progress as individuals, irrelevant of age. It is just as important for kids ...

10 Reasons why you NEED to remain Hydrated this Summer

IN 2017 DO YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, LOOK BETTER, HAVE MORE ENERGY, BE HEALTHIER AND IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY? Training in the Martial Arts is a life style. Health, happiness, safety, balance and strength are some of the many benefits. Maintaining a well conditioned body starts with good hydration. ...

10 things to consider when selecting the Martial Arts School for your family

So you’ve decided to enrol your child into Martial Arts? You are aware of the many benefits Martial Arts training offers, or maybe you did it when you were a child and want your offspring to share the same values and experiences. You are on the right track, however it can be quite overwhelming wh...

Instructor Tip- How Martial Arts Builds Confidence

Instructor Tip How Martial Arts Builds Confidence – Hakan: Hi, I’m Hakan. Sarah: And I’m Sarah. Hakan: And we’re both head instructors and managers here at the Australian Martial Arts Academy. Today we’re going to be talking about a very important area in which we address, through our co...

Once upon a girl. A teenagers journey into the Wild World of Martial Arts!

For most of us, at some point in our lifetime before discovering the Australian Martial Arts Academy, we have all heard the words ‘martial arts’ and probably thought, “Well, that sounds tough. Better not mess with people who do that thing.” Like me, most of us probably assumed it was a tough, swe...

Overcoming the bored, tired and lazy habits in our kids

Mrs Sarah and Mr Hakan Provide 5 Useful Tips and Strategies on How to Prevent the bored, tired and lazy habits that could potentially be formed in our kids. 1. Tackling the issue before it gets too large 2. Positive reinforcements of the benefits of training 3. Maintaining the Discipline of ...

Instructor Tip: The Martial Arts Uniform

In this video Mrs Sarah and Mr Hakan discuss Martial Arts Uniforms. Its significance, use and representation. They explain the different types of uniforms worn at the Academy as well what to do if you forget a part of uniform at home. Hakan: Hi, I’m Hakan. Sarah: And I’m Sarah. Hakan: And ...

Instructor Tip: Respect in Martial Arts

Mrs Sarah and Mr Hakan discuss Respect. Its meaning, how we demonstrate respect at the Australian Martial Arts Academy and how we can apply these principles to our day to day lives. Hakan: Hi, I’m Hakan. Sarah: And I’m Sarah. Hakan: And we’re both head instructors and managers here at th...

Belt System at AMA and their Representation

At the Australian Martial Arts Academy, there are a total of 9 Belts Before Black. Starting with white going through to Black. Students attain their next level once they perform their required techniques for that specific rank at the Belt promotions, which occur 4 times a year. Lets get into thei...

June Belt Promotion 2016

We have just wrapped up our Gradings for June 2016 and what a fantastic week it was. On of the most gratifying elements of being an Instructor at the Academy is witnessing the growth, development and maturity of each and every one of our students. Nothing more satisfying then seeing our members a...

How to best prepare for our next belt promotion

In this Video Mrs Sarah and Mr Hakan provide some strategies and tips on how to best prepare for your next Belt Promotion. These Include 1. Attend Regular Classes 2. Be familiar with your curriculum 3. Ask Specific questions 4. Maintaining a Healthy Diet 5. Instilling Value on to our Short T...

How Stretching will increase your Quality of Life

Stretching is a fundamental component in martial arts training however, stretching and improvements in flexibility have many benefits in our day-to-day lives. In its simplest form it is a natural and automatic reaction to long periods of inactivity and is something we do instinctively. However, w...

Setting Goals, Savouring Rewards by Jessica Stewart

A HEART-WARMING, INSPIRING, WONDERFUL PIECE BY JESSICA STEWART. ONE OF GOAL KICKING MUM'S HERE AT AMA WHO STARTED HER MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY AT 41. I’ve never been sure about ‘Mother’s Day’. It wasn’t a thing where I grew up and my own mother was ambivalent (‘every day is a mother’s day’). But I’v...

Grand Master Ridvan 9th Degree Black Belt!

Congratulations Grand Master Ridvan on achieving your 9th Degree Black Belt. It has been a stellar 6 months for Grand Master Ridvan. From being inducted to the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in Croatia, to AMA winning the top single global martial arts school and now achieving his coveted 9th Degree B...

Belt Promotions at AMA

Belt promotions are an integral part of the AMA system as we help guide you on to your path to your black belt and beyond. One of the many benefits of Martial Arts is its Progressive system of improvement through consistent training. As with any endeavour, starting out is the toughest. However...

10 tips to a healthier studying space

Having a practical and relaxing space to work is intengral to getting into a good study routine. Uncomfortable or distracting environments can be detrimental to any tasks at hand, as well as your physical and mental health, so it’s a good idea to spend a little extra time on making your studying ...

Too much time getting nothing done? Here are some tips on how to avoid procrastination.

Procrastination - it’s something that we’re all guilty of. Whether conscious not, procrastinating has become a habit for many people, regardless of age. Procrastination is defined to be putting off an action or event despite a definite negative outcome. This is not inclusive of intentional del...

AMA wins Global Top Single Martial Arts School Award!

Fantastic News! Over the weekend, Master Ridvan, Mrs Sarah, Mr Hakan, Mr Mark and Mrs Busra were in Melbourne for the Annual EFC (Educational Funding Company) Martial Arts Summit. They were awarded the most prestigious Global Top Single Martial Arts School Award. Background on the EFC and A...

Teenagers: A 7 Step Guide to Financial Freedom

Our adolescent years can be the most challenging years of our lives. Schooling, coping with added responsibilities, finding our own, being comfortable in our skin as well as dealing with external influences. So many lucrative products, latest gadgets, ever changing trends that always seem so enti...

5 Healthy Back To School Habits

Starting school is both an exciting time and a time where both parents and children may feel nervous or anxious, mainly about the unknown (what will this year hold?). Luckily, there are some helpful tips that may help you and your child settle into the new school year. 1. Develop good morning ...

Increasing health concerns in Australia and Preventative measures for your family

Obesity is an alarming issue in modern Australia that, if not met with adequate strategies, can and will negatively impact the wellbeing of millions. According to ABS figures, in 2012, 62.8% of Australians aged 18 and older were overweight or obese which amounts to 14.3 million people. A report f...

10 Sure-Fire ways to prevent your child from getting caught in the technology vacuum.

In 2016 almost everybody down to the age of 8 has a personal portable device. Be it an ipad, i-touch, tablet or iPhone. Research reveals that the Average Australian Household has up to 8 internet connectable devices. This transformation has come with great advantages. Instantaneous video chatting...

AMA teams up with Dove Skin Care productions demonstrating the benefits of Family Classes!

A FAMILY THAT KICKS TOGETHER STICKS TOGETHER! Dove Skin Care Products Teams up with AMA to bring you this empowering story about Meredyth and her Family. An inspirational story about the benefits Taekwondo classes have provided her and her family! Love it!

Silly Season Success: 3 Steps to be mindful of this Summer!

As the New Year approaches and summer grants us a little more free time from school and work, we all want to get things done. Summer projects, that holiday you’ve wanted, extra training and even New Year’s resolutions are on your mind. However, according to Dr. Anthony Grant of the University of ...

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