ABOUT US

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our clubs

Located in Westcoast Business Park behind Bunnings Warehouse in Torquay.  ENDURANCE MARTIAL ARTS is a full time Taekwondo, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Centre.  Offering state of the art training facilities for all ages 2yrs +.  Our classes are divided into style and age to see that all areas are suitably taught and age relevant. 

Our second location in Leopold Community Hub is a fantastic new facility with lots of space for classes.  Offering Mini Kickers through to Adult classes in this great Leopold central location 3 nights per week.

We cover everything including Self Defence, Speed & Agility, Fitness, Flexibility, Techniques, Patterns, Stranger Danger, grappling and submission fighting.  We teach in a supporting and encouraging style with an eye for detail.  We believe strongly in Never Giving Up, Being Focused and Disciplined.

Our Mascot is the Phoenix - the mythical bird that rises from the ashes to be born again.  We relate this to each and every barrier in life, if one has the Endurance to push through the barriers, you will rise up and become greater for it.

COVID Policy - To keep every student safe, we have adopted a COVID Safe Policy as adviced by the government.  Please take some time to review it.  COVID SAFETY POLICY

head instructor

Our Head Instructor (Kwang Jang Nim) is 5th Dan Master Alistair Lawson.  Starting Martial Arts training at age 6, Alistair has over 39 years training in a number of different styles. 

 

"I started training in Judo in 1983 and took up Taekwondo in 1988 and have really connected to it's style.  It offers everything from realistic self defence, amazing kicking and combinations and has been scientifically formed based on human bio-mechanics.  Therefore each technique has been formed based on the most effective and efficient way to move."

Qualifications:

- 5th Dan Taekwondo Master

- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt, Judo Green Belt

- National Diploma in Sports

- Working With Children Check

- Sports Science

- First Aid Level 2

- Qualified Level 1 Taekwondo Instructor and Coach.

- 2020, 2021, 2022 Australian Taekwondo Team member

Victorian Poomsae Committee Member 

Poomsae Referee Media Officer 

- 4th Class Poomsae Referee

Comp

Success

Alistair has competed in both Kyorugi (sparring) as well as Poomsae (patterns).  He has competed and won at State Level, National and International Competitions and brings a wealth of experience from this. 

 

Alistair recently won Gold in both Individual and Pairs selections events and has qualified to represent Australia at the World Taekwondo Championships which would have been held in Denmark in May 2020 as part of the Australian Taekwondo Team.

2018

  • State Champion

  • National Champion

  • Pan Pacific Masters Games - 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze

2019

  • Autumn Vic Champs - Silver

  • State Champions - 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver

  • World Hanmadang 1 x Gold, 1 x Bronze

  • Spring Vic Champs - 1 x Gold

2020

  • Australian Selections 2 x Gold

  • Autumn Vic Champs 2 x Gold

  • 1st World Samjokowon Championships 1 x Bronze 

  • World KTA Championships 5th place out of 64.

  • 2nd World Samjokowon Championships 1 x Bronze

  • G2 World Online Poomsae Champs - Semi Final

  • Koryo Bev Walker - Gold 2021​

  • Online Vic Champs 1 x Gold

2021​

  • Autumn Open 1 x Gold

  • G2 World Poomsae Oceania Champs 1 x Bronze

  • Heroes 2 - 1 x Gold

  • Heroes League 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver

  • Victorian State Champs - 1 x Gold

  • Nationals - 1 x Gold - National Champion WT Division

  • Global Poomsae Championships - 1 x GOLD

2022

  • Australian Team Selections - 2 x GOLD

  • Asia Championships - 2 x GOLD

  • Seoul Uni Championships - 2 x SILVER

  • Mayanmar Open - GOLD

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