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Zanshin Free Sparring Course 2016

May 2016 will see us running our second annual Zanshin Free Sparring Course.  There will be a Senior course run for 4 weeks on Sundays in May, and a Junior course running for 3 weeks at 3 locations on Fridays in May.


(all Grades)
This course is designed to give you in depth exposure to free sparring. Regular classes will consist of only a short amount of time on sparring each week, whereas this course is an hour and a half focussing entirely on sparring techniques and skills. Techniques and drills for training, as well as practice with a wide range of students. It’s a great way to build up confidence and skill with your sparring.

Sundays 1-22 May 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Cost for 4 weeks $60, pay in advance to your instructor or online in the Zanshin Shop


If you’re unable to make it to all 4 classes, you can book in for 3 classes for $50, or pay a casual nightly fee of $20.

Holt Dojo
Kingsford Smith School
Starke Street Holt
Soshi Paul Murdoch

Junior class will be on as normal at 4pm and Senior class at 5pm


(Purple, Orange and Yellow Han Only)

Junior students begin to have free sparring in their curriculum from Purple belt up. Students often have a lot of other techniques to practice in class and will benefit from an hour of training dedicated to exploring different free sparring skills and techniques with our most experienced instructors.

Fridays 6-20 May 2016
Cost for 3 weeks $35, pay in advance to your instructor or online in the Zanshin Shop


If you’re unable to make it to all 3 classes, you can pay a casual nightly fee of $12.  Monthly training fees don’t apply for the Free Sparring Course.

3 Locations; choose the most convenient one to attend:

Amaroo Dojo Fridays 6:00pm
Amaroo School, Katherine Ave
Renshi Drew Wilkinson

Conder Dojo Fridays 6:30pm
St Clare of Assisi School, Heidelberg St
Renshi Patrick Burge

Queanbeyan South Dojo Fridays 6:30pm
South Queanbeyan Public School, Cameron Ave
Renshi Steven Burge

Class is on as normal at the usual times at these locations for White and Red belts.

Boot Camp 2016

Are you ready to boot camp? I’ll take you through 4 weeks of 1 hour training sessions outside in the sun, designed to build back the fitness you know you’ve lost over the holidays. Each week is progressively harder as the participants improve. You don’t need any particular fitness level or experience. Activities are timed, so each participant does as much as they can in the time limit given. In this way everyone goes at their own intensity and gets as much as they can out of the exercises.

Boot Camp is 4 weeks of intense outdoor fitness training for senior students. It’s hot. It’s painful. It’s character building.

Unlike normal classes, most of the exercises are group oriented. You will be part of a small team supporting and encouraging each other through the activities. It’s fantastic motivation and a great way to get to know your fellow students and share your strengths and weaknesses. Fitness and team building all in one.

If you can’t make all 4 weeks, come to as many as you can. Even one session is better than none. Those who make it through all 4 sessions end up with an absolute insane level of fitness and mental discipline and it’s worth the effort to stick with it. You’ll be glad you went.

We’ve had 40+ temperatures, we’ve had bush fires, we’ve had rain and thunderstorms. Boot Camp doesn’t stop for nature.

Zanshin Boot Camp 2016

John Knight Park
Saturdays 9-31st January
4pm – 5pm
Normal training fees apply

Bring a hat (a zantastic hat if you have one) and sunscreen, wear comfortable light clothes and good sports shoes. No uniforms or belts required. Bring a water bottle as well.