Total Self Defence Academy (TSDA) is Australia's premier martial arts training & development group, training hundreds of students over the past 20 years in North-Western Sydney, in Kings Park, The Ponds, & Blue Mountains. The Academy is dedicated to providing students training & development that builds confidence, matches individual goals and gives members applicable tools for minimising bullying, no matter what age. Choosing a martial arts club is a personal decision.
TSDA has 3 locations, making it easier to work into your schedule! All instructors are 100% trained by Master Kevin Laing - making TSDA the best Academy in Australia!
It is Total Self Defence Academy's intention to:
"Empower children & adults to be confident, balanced, disciplined & self assured in themselves & their lives"
The Academy's mission is to:
"Create a safe, fun, friendly, family oriented, respectful atmosphere for anyone of any age in learning the art of Hapkido."
At TSDA we teach students the Korean art, Hapkido, a dynamic martial art, that uses the opponents strength and energy, providing members effective self defence skills no matter what your size.
Hapkido uses pressure points, joint twists and locks, grappling and throwing techniques, as well as strikes, punches, and kicks from various other martial arts. In higher belts, we also teach how to protect yourself using traditional weapons such as short stick (dan bong), long stick (bo), sword, cane, knife, nunchaku and fan.
Hapkido uses circular movements, along a path of least resistance. A metaphor we use in class is a boulder in a pond versus a pebble. Water can easily flow over the pebble but to get past the boulder it must flow around it. In Hapkido, if a Hapkido student was to be pushed by an opponent, the student would redirect the opponents force by moving in the same direction as the push and use the opponents momentum to throw or deflect him/her. The Hapkido student could then perform a variety of techniques to further disable the opponent's attack.
No matter what your size, no matter what age you are, Hapkido gives you skills to defend yourself against anyone of any age, size or gender.