Total Self Defence Academy


TSDA has taught thousands of students in the local area for over 30 years!  In our Blacktown & Quakers Hill classes, TSDA offers our students a great level of martial arts development, tournament and fitness specific classes, and also offer training and development for our committed students through our TSDA Leadership Program! TSDA is a family friendly, clean, welcoming and safe environment, where our commitment to your training shines through every time you walk in the doors.

Jaime Laing, Owner, Head Instructor

  • 5th Dan Black Belt Hapkido
  • 1st Place Australian Champion in Self Defence (2015)
  • 2nd Place Australian Champion (2004)
  • Training since 2002
  • BaAppSc (Exercise & Sport Science), Sydney University 2001

Jaime is a highly experienced trainer and motivator, coaching hundreds of people since 1997 in fitness and health.  Motivated to learn self defence and attain a “Black Belt”, Jaime started Hapkido in 2002 and didn’t stop once she achieved her initial goal, having a brief stint in tournaments before becoming a mum.

Jaime realized that developing a “Bully-Proof Confidence” in this day and age is not only essential but critical for all ages, quickly committing to building TSDA to help others live a happy life.

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Kevin Laing, Master Instructor

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  • 7th Dan Black Belt Hapkido
  • 1st Dan Black Belt Taekwondo
  • 2 Time World Heavy Weight Champion
  • 13 Time Australian Champion Continuous Sparring Champion
  • Represented Australia in Commonwealth Games 1998.
  • Training since 1990

Kevin has a “presence” like no other instructor! The kids love him, the adults admire him, and when he speaks, everyone listens! Having been bullied at school himself, Kevin is committed to ensuring every student he teaches develops a “Bully-Proof Confidence”, and that they leave every class walking that little bit taller. It is an honour having Kevin teach our students, for his experience in the art of Hapkido is second to none.

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