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Martial Arts


Aikido The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, his goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury.  Aikido is often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy or as "the way of harmonious spirit". Aikido's techniques include: irimi (entering), and tenkan (turning) movements (that redirect the opponent's attack momentum), various types of throws and joint locks.

Riai Aikido Tauranga has been created to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Aikido through kinesthetic, aural and visual teaching methods, and also physical and mental agility through challenging exercises and techniques. A student training in Aikido develops at his or her own pace, level of fitness and understanding, so no previous martial arts training is required. It will develop calmness, peace of mind, suppleness and fitness while learning an efficient self defense tool. Above all we aim to make the learning of Aikido interesting and fun. 

Kung Fu

The Chen Wu Kuan system is a blend of Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu. We specialise in teaching the FIVE ANCESTORS external and internal Chinese martial arts and we pride ourselves in cultivating a friendly, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. In our classes we teach Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, including Southern Five Ancestors and Northern Long Fist, and Qi Gong (breathing techniques). Our training includes a wide variety of activities including sparringself defence,set routines, and development ofstrengthstamina and flexibility

To find out more call Ray Smith on 0220 776484

Muay Thai / Kickboxing

Our club epitomizes the warrior spirit, our head trainer Ryan Clement believes in the power of Muay Thai to effect  positive changes in ones life, with experience training and fighting in Thailand he aims to bring a unique and challenging form of self discipline and fitness to all comers. The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga have Muay Thai classes for all ages and levels of experience, so whether you want to train for fitness or to compete, we have a class for you. Our kids classes have a structured syllabus that will ensure steady growth and development of your Childs Muay Thai skill, fitness, academic performance and positive behavior. 

To find out more about Muay Thai call us on 07 5785 344

Ryukyu Kempo Karate & Kobudo

Karate The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga

Ryukyu Kempo Karate is an ancient Okinawa Life Protection System. Ryukyu Kobudo is the study of weaponry that complements Ryukyu Kempo Karate providing a Total Life Protection Experience. Here at The Martial Arts Academy you can train traditional Okinawan weapons alongside open hand techniques, right from day one, so if you have ever wanted to learn, Bo staff, Tonfa, Tanbo, Sai, Nanchaku, Kama or many more, these classes are ideal for you. Ryukyu Kempo teaches the study and interpretation of Kata (forms or patterns) of pre-defined motions which contain the secrets of the old masters themselves.


Taekwon-Do The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga

Hwa Rang Taekwon-Do Academy is a family oriented martial arts club, with students ranging in age from 7yrs old to 60yrs, from absolute beginners to Taekwon-Do World Champion gold medalists. Hwa Rang Taekwon-Do is the ideal club to join if you are seeking to increase your fitness, increase your confidence, develop self defense skills, or you are simply looking for a new challenge in a family friendly environment.

All Taekwon-Do students are required to pay an annual registration fee to ITKD. Cadets Fee $50, other students $70 first year($35 each year thereafter). This fee should be paid at reception, and will be invoiced annually thereafter.

To find out more call Kim Kingsley 02102009461 or Master James Rimmer 


Boxing The Martial Arts Academy Tauranga

Whether you aspire to get in the ring for your next fight night,  are looking to up-skill your technical abilities or you are just looking for an alternative form of fitness, our team of coaches will get you ready for the challenge. Regardless of your goals, we will help increase your speed, strength, balance, and co-ordination not to mention it's a great stress relief and confidence builder. We have different levels of training so you won't be left behind. Come and see for your self what we're all about and get your first class free. 

You will learn; wrapping hands, stance/footwork, defensive maneuvers, rhythm / coordination punch combinations, how to jump rope, how to hit heavy bags, how to hit focus mitts, reaction & counter punching, self-defense techniques.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training. Here at TMAA we provide classes for all ages from 4 yrs and up, Youth, Adults and Women only classes. Come down and join for a class, the first week is FREE!


* This offer applies to new students only