At Gungahlin Soo Bahk Do we offer a class for 10 year olds and above in a Juniors Class (below black belt) and seniors class. These concentrate on personal development. Testing requirements are covered but these are only a small part of the Art of Soo Bahk Do. The Juniors Class also includes fitness and conditioning components that the Seniors Class members are expected to be able to perform. There is also an introductory course which teaches you the necessary skills to be an active participant in class.
Our Introductory Course is available to to new members. The offer includes six classes with an internationally qualified Dan (Black Belt) instructor, a uniform and membership. After completing the six classes you will have all of the necessary skills to be an active participant and to make an informed decision about Soo Bahk Do.
During the Introductory Course you are encouraged to ask questions about the style, its history and application of the lessons. We want you to be able to make an informed decision about training with us, at the same time we will be assessing you to see if you are eligible to become a member of the Moo Duk Kwan. At the completion of the Introductory Course members progress to the “Juniors Class”. The introductory course is run when new members start at the same time as the Juniors Classes at Nicholls.
The Juniors Class is for beginners with a focus on personal development there is a also time to work on basic strength and conditioning, an essential part of martial arts. The Instructors at Gungahlin Soo Bahk Do have a wealth of experience that has been used to develop a program that facilitated your education as Martial Artist ensuring that personal development is occuring at all stages of your training.
The classes are dynamic and eductional, aiming to develop confidence, honesty and respect in a fun environment. As part of this students develop coordination, flexibility and strength through the range of movements that are used. When Juniors are preparing for their Black Belt testing they are invited to begin attending the Seniors Class to prepare properly for becoming a Dan Member of the Moo Duk Kwan
These classes are held in Nicholls
Being invited to the seniors class members continue to be taught the true Martial Art Path in the specially designed classes. These classes include traditional breathing and hand and foot drills to invigorate and tone the mind and body. In addition the students will be introduced to proven methods of conflict management, personal defense strategies, oriental philosophy and meditation.
Both modern scientific physiological approaches to physical warm-ups and traditional stretching and toning exercises will assist you in developing the types of movements and methods to respond to challenges faced in daily life. You can, through correct training, achieve an increased level of mental and physical proficiency in a short time.
This is the time when personal growth continues at a pace that is controlled by the member with the guidance of experienced instructors
These classes are held in Nicholls
Private Sessions are now available with Derek Koina Sa Bom Nim these classes can be either Personal Training or Soo Bahk Do lessons. They are available for one to four participants and must be arranged with Derek Koina Sa Bom Nim personally and are limited in number.
Derek Koina Sa Bom Nim has over thirty years of training in the Moo Duk Kwan and is an internationally Certified Master Rank Insructor. He has also completed Certificate IV’s in Sports Coaching and Fitness adding to his knowledge base and improving his ability to achieve the best outcomes for each member.
The location of these Sessions are part of the arrangements and may be at the Dojang, outdoors or at another suitable location.
After years of instructing it was noticed that one segment of our community was not well represented in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. This is the over 55 age group, as a community minded, inclusive organisation we decided to offer a tailored class for the 55+ age group.
These classes are held at the Hughes Community Centre
Gungahlin (Clarrie-Hermes Drive Nicholls)
|6:30 – 7:15pm||7:15pm – 8:00pm|
Hughes (COTA – Wisdom Street)
|4:15 – 5:15pm|
|Monday||Over 55’s Class|
In creating tomorrow’s leaders we encourage our members to undertake Instructor training. Our newest members are viewed as the future of our art. Instructor training requires good physical ability as well as a strong knowledge of the philosophy of our art. Speak to your instructor if you are interested in becoming an instructor yourself. Become a leader of tomorrow!