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Fusion Martial Arts


ITF Taekwon-do + modern sports science + ideas from other Martial Arts

Day Time Location
Monday 6:15-7:15pm Macquarie
  6-8pm Barton (Telopea)*
Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm Holder
  6-7pm Belconnen*
Thursday 6-7pm Belconnen*
Friday 6:15-7:15pm Holder
  6-8pm Barton (Telopea)*
What Our Members Say...
  • 2 years ago, I was introduced to Taekwon-do by a close friend. My first impressions were how amazingly well-mannered the younger students were. As a father of 3 under 10 this is something I noticed immediately! I started my journey with Fusion and over time I got 2 of my children involved in training with Instructor Nick at Fusion. They now love training twice a week after school and practicing constantly. I love that they get a great mix of physical education, appropriate discipline and the feeling of accomplishment from learning the art of Taekwon-do. The skills they learn will always serve them well, and I encourage other parents to come along and try Taekwon-do with their kids.

    - Robert, Fusion Parent & Student

  • "I like to going to Taekwon-do because it is fun and I learn new skills and play interesting games"

    - Oliver (age 9)

  • "Our three children have been learning Taekwon-do with Fusion Martial Arts for nearly two years now and we could not be happier! Our children have learnt a range of valuable skills (including strong discipline) and improved their self-confidence, coordination and core body strength. Fusion Martial Arts has inspired our children to apply themselves in a diligent manner and we have been particularly impressed by Nick's dedication. Nick consistently puts a great deal of effort into his classes and is finely attuned to his student's needs. We would thoroughly recommend Fusion Martial Arts to anyone."

    - Zoe, Fusion Parent

  • "Nick is a good teacher who loves doing it and helps us a lot"

    - Sarah (age 12)

  • "If someone asks Nick a question, he listens and if he does not know the answer he will look it up for us.  He doesn't just ignore us"

    - Benjamin (age 9)

Member News

Fusion Grading This Friday!

Fusion Martial Arts next grading is on Friday, September 21st during our regular class time. Instructor Nick will make the final grading recommendations on Wednesday, September 19th. This grading is primarily targeted at those students who did not grade in June mainly due to a focus on getting our newer members up to speed. In general I would encourage the Mosquitoes who graded in June to continue to hone their techniques and to wait until the December grading before attempting their next Gup.

The Grading Fee is $55 per student payable separate from your quarterly fees (they are NOT direct debited). This payment can be made directly to myself in class (please make any cheques out to “Fusion Martial Arts”) or via the direct deposit details. If you decide to use the direct deposit, make sure you include the students name in the memo field!

If you are not successful at the grading, it is continued until the next grading (which means you will not repay the grading fee). Those of you not wishing to grade are still very much encouraged to attend the grading to get a good workout as well as to encourage your fellow students.

Fusion TKD @ Montessori: Grading June 13

We have already begun preparations for our next grading which will be held on Wednesday, June 13th (or approx 19 sleeps / 5 classes away). I will continue to work closely with the students that intend to grade in order to help them prepare. I will be giving recommendations to students who I believe are ready to grade by Wednesday next week.

In order to assist in grading preparation, I am shifting around our class times as follows:
    3:30-4:30pm – Junior Class
    4:30-5:00pm – Workshop Time
    5:00-6:00pm – Senior Class

As you can see, the start and end times do not change, but this revised schedule will allow our Junior Students access to the Workshop time (which is open practice for patterns, board breaks, or anything the student feels they need to work on). For the parents of our Junior Students, if possible please make a note of this and pick-up your students a half hour later at 5pm (and for those of you with students in Gumnut, please let them know about the extra class time as well). If this schedule change works, then I will continue it beyond the grading, but students will have to stay focused and practice during the Workshop.

Also, June 8th is a pupal free day at Canberra Montessori, BUT I have confirmed with Judy in the office that we will still have access to the training hall so class WILL be held on June 8th. As this is the final class before the grading on the following Wednesday, please make every effort to get your students to class on June 8th (especially if they intend to grade).

Like our previous two gradings, we are lucky enough to have Sabum Scott Bower (6th Dan International Instructor) in to conduct our grading. Having an external instructor in to conduct our grading (especially one of Mr. Bower’s experience) is an excellent opportunity as the students are graded objectively and I am able to get feedback on the outcomes of my instructing. My joke to the students is that their primary goal at a grading is “to make their instructor look good”. They achieve this “goal” by preforming their patterns and exercises to the best of their ability. They of course can only do this if their instructors have taught them everything they need to know for the grading.

The grading syllabus is included within the Green Book. Please also refer to the Gray Book (stances) and the Blue Book (patterns) for additional reference.

The Grading Fee is $55 per student payable separate from your quarterly fees (they are NOT direct debited). This payment can be made directly to myself in class (please make any cheques out to “Fusion Martial Arts”) or via the direct deposit details. If you decide to use the direct deposit, make sure you include the students name in the memo field!

If you are not successful at the grading, it is continued until the next grading (which means you will not repay the grading fee). Those of you not wishing to grade are still very much encouraged to attend the grading to get a good workout as well as to encourage your fellow students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or ask at class!

Taekwon

Instructor Nick


PS- Below are some really good YouTube videos of the exercises and patterns for students to refer to: