Parallax Taekwon-Do Ten Reasons To Join

Ten Reasons To Join Us

Parallax taekwon-DO Instructor

Mr Marc Fitzsimons is a fully qualified VI Degree International Taekwon-Do Federation Instructor & examiner, who is first aid certified, insured, and Working With Children checked.

We have over 30 years experience, training, competing and teaching in ITF Taekwon-Do.

As members of the International Taekwon-Do Federation and the Allied National Taekwon-Do Association Australia (ANTAA), our students have the opportunity to take part in many national & International competitions.

Regular gradings are held throughout the year. Any grades or qualifications that you achieve with Parallax Taekwon-Do are recognised worldwide.

As members of Parallax Taekwon-Do our students have the opportunity to train under World renowned Grand Masters, Masters and Instructors.

Our members have the opportunity to attend seminars & summer camps with World champions as Instructors.

Learn and improve your skills at a pace that suits you.

Attend classes that are fun to be in, interesting & varied in content.

We offer personal Taekwon-Do and fitness Instruction.

Our training venues are close to local transport routes.

Contact us today to book your free trial class.

Marc Fitzsimons
VI Degree
International Instructor & Examiner
0444 565 400

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Penshurst Classes

Penshurst Anglican Church Hall
2 Carrington Street
Penshurst 2222

Class Times
Tuesday & Thursday
Children - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adults - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Penshurst Venue

Lugarno Classes

Lugarno Peakhurst Uniting Church
909 - 911 Forest Road
Lugarno 2210

Class Times
Monday & Wednesday
Children - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Adults - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lugarno Venue

Online Classes

Can't make it to a live class?
Come and join us on Zoom.

You'll get a great workout and learn
Taekwon-Do directly from a VI Degree
International Instructor.

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What Does Taekwon-Do Offer You?

Taekwon-Do can give you the ability and confidence to defend yourself powerfully and effectively. Whilst learning the various techniques you will also be developing a high level of fitness, flexibility and self-discipline. Rarely does another martial art offer the same strong blend of intense body conditioning and defensive skill development. Training in Taekwon-Do is very enjoyable and can bring with it a range of benefits:

Self-defence skills - You will learn basic and advanced offensive and defensive skills which will increase your ability to defend yourself from attack by one or more opponents. Significant training time is spent on defending against knives and other hand weapons, and against multiple opponents.

Moral code - Courtesy and respect toward others is an important part of training. Mental and spiritual development goes hand-in-hand with physical training in Taekwon-Do.

Improved health & fitness - Taekwon-Do sessions contain cardiovascular workouts, callisthenics, endurance training and all over strength development. This promotes weight loss, muscle development and suppleness.

Confidence and self discipline - Almost all people training in Taekwon-Do say that their confidence has improved and that this positivity extends beyond training into other areas of their lives.

Social interaction - Getting the most from Taekwon-Do is often about group spirit and teamworking with other students to develop your skills. Mutual encouragement and the intensity of training makes for a friendly and positive class environment.

Taekwon-Do classes are generally 1-1:30 hours in duration. Special training classes and seminars may be longer. The classes are generally split into 2 or 3 phases with the first phase almost always being a warm-up/fitness regime. Training may be pad-work, patterns, technical kicking, blocking, weapon-defence, grappling, sparring and various other types of training to develop technique, accuracy, speed and power. Clothing should be loose-fitting and stretchable - for example tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt - and no footwear is required.

Brief History

Taekwon-Do means literally "The art of hand and foot". It was founded by General Choi Hong Hi (9th Degree) of Korea. Taekwon-Do gained official recognition on April 11th, 1955. It was developed as the result of many years of research into other martial arts and into the application of modern physics to blocking and striking techniques. The aim with Taekwon-Do was to develop the most powerful martial art in existence, and science was the tool used to make this possible.

Twin Side Kick

Who is Taekwon-Do For?

Taekwon-Do is hugely popular in Australia and around the world because it is very inclusive. Anybody who wishes to learn the art can do so, at a pace that suits you. Young or old, whatever your size or build, male or female - all can benefit from Taekwon-Do training. Children greatly enjoy Taekwon-Do training because of its high level of focussed activity. They tend to develop increased physical coordination, discipline and concentration which carries over into their other activities at school and elsewhere. Taekwon-Do emphasizes hard work and courteous behaviour from students without sacrificing fun and enjoyable training. Many people with disabilities study Taekwon-Do and gain greatly from it because training is flexible and geared to ability.

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Taekwon-Do Gradings

Gradings are the means by which a student progresses through the Taekwon-Do syllabus. These are testing sessions held every three months to assess a students readiness to promote to a higher grade or belt. Taekwon-Do belts are: White - Yellow - Green - Blue - Red - Black. Each colour belt has one stage in between called a "Tag" and black belts are graded from 1st to 9th Degree. Typical time from white belt to 1st Degree black belt with regular training is 4 years. Being part of the International Taekwon-Do Federation, any grades that you achieve with Parallax Taekwon-Do are recognised Worldwide.

Moon-Moo Side Thursting kick


Patterns are various fundamental movements, most of which represent either attack or defense techniques, set to a fixed and logical sequence. The student systematically deals with several imaginary opponents under various assumptions, using every available attacking and blocking tool from different directions.

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Black Belt Sparring


Sparring is the physical application of attack and defence techniques gained from pattern and fundamental exercise against an actual moving opponent or opponents under various situations.

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Turning kick destruction


Destruction is part of the Taekwon-Do syllabus for promotion of adult students to their next grade level. The requirement to break boards starts at green belt and continues on through to the Black Belt levels.

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These techniques are not only the most interesting in Taekwon-Do but also the most advanced. They are, in every sense, for practical self-defense.

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We Have Over 30 Years of Training & Teaching Experience In ITF Taekwon-Do

We help guide our students to develop and
achieve their full potential.

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