Taido (躰道, "the way of the mind and body") is a modern, dynamic and holistic martial art from Japan. It is a striking martial art (attacks strike with the feet, fists, elbows, knees etc.) which also uses body axis changes, footwork, and a strategic attack/defense flow. We also use acrobatic movements to practice body control. To see what all that combined can look like, have a squiz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNq7Q5RHx1E
Whether you've always been curious about martial arts, are looking for something new or simply want to get fitter and smarter, Taido will deliver. Here is what it can help you with:
- body control
We are always looking to recruit new members in Melbourne as we are the first Taido club here! It all started with informal trainings in South Yarra in 2017 when we founded a non-profit association. In 2018, we've been lucky to find amazing venues at the Aquatic & Fitness Centre on Victoria University's Footscray Park campus. Even though we're on a university campus we're not just for students - we are open to everyone.
Our teaching environment is very personal, friendly and relaxed. As highest grades (black belt), Kellie and Dave are our instructors (sempais). They are both experienced teachers and offer true individual coaching so you'll progress at your own pace, wherever you're starting from. You'll soon learn that we're a joyous bunch who also like to joke around (and have cake), so don't be shy!
Taido is challenging and may look intimidating, but that means beginners never get bored and the results will surprise you.
We train every Monday from 19:30 to 21:30 and every Wednesday from 17:00 to 18:30 in the dance studio (level 4) at VU's Aquatic & Fitness Centre (building L) on the Footscray Park campus. We offer several price packages adapted to a student's budget:
- $15 per session on casual rate
- $80 10-session pass
- $250 per semester (can be paid in 2 quarterly instalments of $125)
- $480 per year (if you sign up for a semester/year, it comes down to about $5/training)
Plus the following offers: 20$ discount if you sign up a friend
When you sign up, you’re not just becoming a member of Melbourne Taido: although not very famous (yet), we’re a big family! You’ll be joining the umbrella Australian Taido association (with the “mother club” at UNSW in Sydney) and the worldwide Taido community with representatives in Japan of course, but also in the USA, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal... We all gather regularly for international competitions and workshops, so you’ll have opportunities to travel and meet taidokas from all over the world.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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