Why are people drawn to Shugyo?

To understand what we do, it’s helpful to understand why we do it. One of the best ways we understand a new concept is through analogy. If a crowd gathers to welcome home the Olympians, the news tells us not the square feet that the crowd covered, but how many football fields they would have occupied. The sight of a …

Ginger Ninja Trickster – Australia Seminar

Ginger Ninja Trickster of YouTube fame is coming to Sydney for his first Australian seminar in January. 30 tickets are available for the 3-hour seminar, which will cover advanced kicking techniques, and offer drills to build your understanding of stunt kicking. RSVP now to be eligible to purchase a ticket when they become available on October 21st. Warm regards, Keiran Deck. …

Sorry, Motivation isn’t coming

Sorry to have to tell you. Motivation is not coming. But you haven’t been stood up. Check your phone. You forgot to send the invite! OK, you’re still reading which means you survived the cringeworthy opening two lines. Use the cringe, use it to remind you about the following lesson: Motivation = Action = Results (BAD) Action = Results = …

MOVIE STAR TO TAKE ON NEW ROLE AS HEAD COACH

Film star and martial arts expert Jackie Chan, whose parents used to live in Canberra, is moving to the ACT to support Shugyo. The 64-year-old has broken box office records, broken bones and now he’s breaking the movie star mould and giving back to the community that took care of his family. Chan has a close affinity with Australia’s capital …

S-Plate

The s-plate represents Shugyo (kids know us as the Secret Ninja School). You may have seen an s-plate on a car in front of you. People who have the s-plate on their car proudly represent a community of people who train together to improve their fitness – both physically and mentally. We teach taekwondo and brazilian jiu jitsu in safe …

What some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ

What do some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ? Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) has a few surprising participants. Everywhere you go, at your office, the local coffee shop, even family Christmas lunch (yes – your ridiculously fit Aunty you only see once a year is probably hitting the mats once a day, which means …

The moment you’ve been waiting for…

You’re walking up a hill when suddenly it becomes oddly quiet. It’s a dirt track and it has been consistently inclining for a good 10-minutes. It’s hurting, your lungs aren’t paying off your oxygen debt and your muscles are throwing knives at your brain. The desire to rest is as real as the day you first saw your bank balance …

How to lead others so they can lead in their own lives

As instructors at Shugyo, we’re trying not only to be good leaders ourselves, but also to help our students to develop into good leaders in their own right. So, you may rightfully ask, what makes a good leader?   Leadership qualities have been at the centre of every locker room, boardroom, water cooler and dining table discussion this week. If …

Operation Gita

Cyclone Gita - Kingdom of Tonga - Category 4/5 - Tuesday 13th of February 2018 - 530am… DevastationYou have an opportunity to help our Shugyo Family and the wider Community in Tonga right now by providing much needed funding to Shugyo HQ’s Operation Gita. This Project will see much needed funding support so we can literally assist with a clean-up effort ...

Endurance

Sitting in a small airport in Istanbul, Pita Taufatofua, a former taekwondo athlete, tries to calm his breathing. As he remembers his epic 6-hour taxi ride across five countries that got him here, he begins to come to terms with the fact that his Olympic journey will not make it to Winter. Ataturk Airport is not a reflection of the …