Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. The word “Taekwondo” derives from “Tae” meaning foot, “Kwon” meaning fist, and “Do” meaning ‘the art of’ or ‘the way’. The main benefit of Taekwondo is its availability to all ages and both sexes. In our club, we encourage families to train and have fun together.
Haidong Gumdo is an elegant and powerful ancient Korean Sword martial art that offers a solution to the stress of modern day life. Through learning physical training, etiquette, self control, meditation and internal breathing exercises, Haidong Gumdo will help you to improve your physical and mental health.
Wolves Streetwise Hapkido is a highly effective martial arts system that uses self-defence employing realistic street style applications using joint locks, grappling, strikes, take downs, grappling and ground fighting systems. It uses techniques similar to other martial arts including kicks, punches and striking attacks, and teaches weapon training, including short stick (dan bong) and bō staff (wood of varying lengths) and bamboo cane. Wolves Streetwise Hapkido is easy to learn and suitable for teenagers and adults.
Family Friendly Club
Wolves Martial Arts was established in 1993 by Master Instructor Andrew Johnston. Wolves Martial Arts is a family friendly club, where students learn valuable life skills they can use in everyday life from learning the martial arts of Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo or Streetwise Hapkido. Wolves Martial Arts has grown enormously due to our commitment to our customer service, and the professional programs we offer to our members.
For the juniors, we offer age specific martial arts classes called the Ninja Wolf Pack (ages 5-8 years) and Commando Wolves (9-12 years) that specialise in focus and concentration. In these classes, they learn the benefits of group participation that help them understand behavioral boundaries in a fun supportive atmosphere of respect and courtesy.
For the teenagers and adults, we offer Senior Programs (ages 10 years to 65 years) that are high energy traditional Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo or Streetwise Hapkido martial arts programs. These programs are designed to get mind and body into shape, as well as learning how to protect yourself with self-defence techniques.
No experience necessary
No, you don’t need martial arts experience, or have a high level of fitness to start Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo or Streetwise Hapkido. All our programs are specifically graded on the level or experience of the participant, so beginners can feel comfortable to train at their own fitness level in the appropriate class format.
2 FREE lessons
Wolves Martial Arts runs Taekwondo classes five nights a week, Haidong Gumdo classes three nights a week and Streetwise Hapkido once a week at five different locations throughout the Blue Mountains. To help you decide if you like Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo or Hapkido, we offer the first two lessons FREE, as we want you to find out if you like these martial arts, and help you gain new friends, confidence, fitness, concentration, self-defence techniques and lots more. If you need more information, check out the New Students Enquiries page.
Master Andrew Johnston
The club’s owner and Master Instructor, Andrew Johnston has trained, competed and coached in the martial arts for over 30 years nationally and internationally. Master Andrew Johnston is a 7th Dan internationally recognised Taekwondo examiner, and is currently the President of NSW Haidong Gumdo. Contact Master Andrew Johnston for more information.