Counterstrike – Australind Womens Self Defence Course – 6 Week Course – Starts 2nd May 2017

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Womens Basic Self Defence Course

Date - 2nd May – 6th June 2017 -
Duration - 6 Weeks
Day - Tuesdays
Time – 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue – Australind High School Gym
Fitness Level Required – Low
Cost – $90 (Payment Required First Class)
Contact – Justin Warren
SMS – 0407 470 964
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 Our Counterstrike Womens Self Defence Courses & Workshops Have Been Supported By

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South West Womens Health & Information Centre (SWWHIC) – Waratah Support Centre – Zonta Club Of Bunbury – Bunbury Catholic College

These are workshops for Pure Self Defence, Nothing Fancy, Nothing Traditional, These workshops are about hitting fast, hard and where it hurts
Counterstrike Womens Self Defence & Empowerment Courses Will Give You These Life Saving Skills
The skills all women need to know

Womens Self Defence 198x300 Free Womens Self Defence Course

The COUNTERSTRIKE Women’s Self Defence Courses have been the South West Premier Self Defence Courses For Women,
Running Over 15 Years. The Course has trained over 1000 Women & Girls the finer points of real self defence & assault prevention
So How About You?

Devon  Mooney, Amy Brookes, Amber Hurst, Keilani Mill, Jaimi Wright, Justin Warren, Sarah Adamson, Jocelyn Brown, Shakira Marlan, Jessica Rossiter



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Personal Defence Principles
Counterstrike Quick Strike Combo
The Body’s Weak Points
Quick Release Escapes Vs Abduction Snatch & Grabs
Building A Stronger Defence
Confrontational Skills
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The 4 Most Dangerous Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing A Self Defence School For Their Child


Children’s Self Defence Is Essential
In todays world, teaching your child how to stay safe should rank up there with learning to swim. Why? Because the worst possible scenario can have devastating results. Some good effective basics can greatly increase your child’s chances of escaping harm. As with anything, the correct preventative measures can greatly reduce chances of harm coming to your child.

There are many forms of martial arts and self defence, so how do you pick what’s right for your child? All Martial Arts have great benefits but not all are age appropriate especially for young children
Child abduction is among a parents greatest fear backed by high profile cases like Madeleine McLanes abduction in Portugal or in Australia, the heart destroying story of the Daniel Morecombe abduction and murder. Getting the right basics based on principles of self preservation and quick escaping should be the first stop for your child, It could make all the difference in surviving this sort of assault.

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann

Daniel Morecombe

Daniel Morecombe

“Nearly one in three victims of kidnapping/abduction (32% or 191 victims) was aged 14 years or under”
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014


The first question you need to ask is what the goal you want for your child in regard to martial arts training
Martial arts has many different sides now and like many arts has its sub-groups or styles. Many specialise in different areas. Some are traditional, some are sport based, some are weapons based, so what is best for a child? None of the above. These types of styles can be experimented with later but having a good foundation of “Life Preserving Self Defence”. The other subject we need to talk about is keeping your child safe and traditional, sport and leave many holes in their effectiveness. Its something that all traditional and sport martial arts instructors know inside but rarely admit. It is purely unethical to teach a child to use a weapon. Its dangerous, it adds whole new dimension to injury if the weapon is wrestled off a child. I think its is not needed in our society, not for a child, not in Australia



Younger Target Being Chosen For Kidnappings

Sunday Herald Sun May 11, 2013 10:00PM
“Kidnapping crimes – including foiled attempts – soared to 160 offences last financial year In Victoria, up from 89 in the 2009 financial year”.
Alarmingly, children under 10 were the targets in 30 of the terrifying offences committed last year.


The 4 Most Dangerous Mistakes Parents Make When Choosing
A Self Defence School For Their Child Under 9 Years Of Age

1 – Excessive Contact
2 – Too Sport Orientated
3 – Too Traditional Orientated
4 – Not Age Appropriate


1 – Excessive Contact
Excessive Contact is dangerous and has the potential to do serious damage. Young children don’t need this type of training. Excessive head contact in particular is what we need to look out for. What young children don’t need is neck or even brain damage associated with excess contact that can hinder their growth and development.  Self Defence for kids is a must but the theory of getting beaten up to learn how to not get beaten up is wrong for children. There is a better way. If your child or even you would like to get involved with contact martial arts. Look after their brains with proper protection but basically if they can be knocked out, they can get a brain injury, remember they are still growing, it’s a crucial time in their brain development and wrestling around with joint locks needs to be done with great care, but really isnt the right approach to child vs adult self defence


 Scared Child with Hand over her Mouth

“How Our Little Dragons Class Helped Two Children Escape Real Life Abduction Attempt” – Click Here


2 – Too Sport Orientated
Sport Martial Arts are great but also have a flaw in regard to self defence, they teach a person to enter a modified default combat mode, this default mode is based on what they’re taught repetitiously at their martial arts class. If it’s a sport they have many limitations.

Sport sets automatic limits that they will automatically fall into when trying to defend themselves. Its called Rules. This can work against the child if the aggressor attacks in a way the child isn’t used to and doesn’t react to. If sport and competition is what your after for your under 9, the benefit of sport is documented however if your goal at this young age is to know that they can escape a potentially life threatening situation, then different defence reactions need to be built.

Once these basic correct self protection reactions are built, then you can be more experimental and enter into sport, traditional or more weapon based styles. Safety is more important than a trophy or gold medal. For children under 9, this needs to be the focus, building the correct instinctive reactions that don’t leave them in danger. For children the focus needs to be on increasing escaping potential as a sport style builds in the wrong goal for young children’s self protection. Scoring points don’t count


“Street/footpath was the most common location for kidnapping/abduction to occur (43% or 258 victims)”
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014


3 – Too Traditional Orientated
Its what every martial art style stems from. A tradition and a traditional style. Most traditional styles are either too fancy or too ridged for under 9’s self defence, and though helpful in different areas, they have benefits in many ways, but not ideal for what for what we want, which is to protect your child from harm. There is more updated ways to teach children better self defence.

Moves that require a defence of 3 movement off 1 attack aren’t really usable for a child it takes to long to train a child these techniques to make them usable, or defences against stationary attacks where in training where the attacker holds a position just doesn’t happen in reality. Ridged stances and blocks aren’t adapted to changing situations of an attack and don’t allow for avoidance.

The key for under 9’s is to use what they have and avoidance and escape tactics, its always a better choice than fight for a young child, flexible, adaptable, usable escape techniques are what you want your child to be good at, not confrontation skills, not for their size, not at the age of 8 or lower. Ridged stances aren’t appropriate for realistic young children, they wont out power an adult, its common sense. A Hit and Run is a far better option for kids. If your child is under 9, Do them a favour by teaching them how to escape


Females accounted for a slightly larger proportion of all kidnapping/abduction victims (57% or 344 victims
4510.0 – Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2013 . Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014


4 – Age Appropriate
Children’s self defence needs to have a different focus than adults or even teen self defence. The fact is many leverage moves a child attempts still wont overcome an adults strength, take downs wont work and trying to wrestle an adult if you’re a child is a waist of time. Getting as far away as quick as they can is the automatic defence mode you want your child to employ.

Confrontation is not the goal, Escape is. However correct strikes to the right targets can temporarily stop an adult that creates a window of opportunity and give a chance for your child to escape. The Ultimate Goal In Children’s Self Defence is to Escape. Some martial arts can put young children in a very bad
position not taking into consideration their size and what they can realistically do

Some martial arts schools styles just don’t suit the purpose of escaping. They give benefits when your child is older. But if you have a child under 9 years of age, dont focus on engaging. This wont end good for your child if engaging is their safety default or self defence plan taught by the school they attend and the reflexes built in




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Term 1, 2017 Starts – Wednesday 1st February 2017

Starts Wednesday 1st February 2017

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January Summer Holiday Training Program – Express Grading Chance 2017


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(Between January 3rd 2017 – January 29th 2017)

Bunbury – Monday & Wednesday – SWSC  (South West Sports Centre)
Australind – Tuesday & Thursday – Australind Town Hall (Behind Australind Shopping Centre)

Little Dragons / Super Dragons    4.45 pm – 5.30 pm
All Ages Taekwondo                         5.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Instructors - Ajana Plunkett –  4th Dan Black Belt
John Crawford –  3rd Dan Black Belt

This Summer we are offering a great opportunity to both our Little Dragons,
Super Dragons & Taekwondo members, We are offering an EXPRESS GRADING SYSTEM
for any members who wish to put in the commitment to training over the summer holiday period.

During the month of January. Should a student get enough experience over this period they will be rewarded
with a grading opportunity for their discipline. It’s a great chance to get focused over what can sometimes be a boring holiday period.

“Gain A Belt Level Over Summer”



Little Dragons / Super Dragons
4.45pm – 5.30pm

Bethany Wickham
Eric Buhlmann
Annika Best
Sam Waitere
Deagan McDonald
Tyler Reely
Mikayla Tavasci
Zaifah Sulic


All Ages Taekwondo
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Gary Velicic
Mel Buhlmann
Rebecca Buhlmann
Trinity Best
Luke Crane
Rachel Atkinson
Kian Stapleton
Angelina Despot



Little Dragons / Super Dragons
4.45pm – 5.30pm

Kai Shapkaris
Joey Platts
Alex Clapshaw
Krystal Ritchie
Narelle Pollard


All Ages Taekwondo
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Kaiden Guiver
Mia Robertson
Lilly Hayes
Jy Gamble
Matt Jones
Lachlan Teune
Jessica Housley
Tai Housley

Angelo Luna


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Get A Summer Holiday Training Form from the attendance book.
Fill It Out and hand it in with correct asking amount for program
Upon Approval to will receive your “Summer Holiday Training Pass”, which will just need
to be presented to the attendance Book before each training session.

“Good Luck, is when preparation & opportunity meet”



You will need to make to 8 training sessions and do a Friday night seminar to be able to grade

Little Dragons & Super Dragons Summer Holiday Program = $220 (includes seminar fees)
(Only $200 If Signing Up In 2016 – 10% Discount)
(Only $220 If Signing Up In 2017 – Normal Cost)

All Ages Taekwondo Summer Holiday Program = $280 (includes seminar fees)
(Only $250 If Signing Up In 2016 – 10% Discount)
(Only $280 If Signing Up In 2017 – Normal Cost)


All asking prices will be due either before the end of Term 4 2016 for the 10% discount or the first day the course starts for normal price


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9 NEW Black Belts For Taekwondo Central – Well Done Team!! (More grading photos added daily – check them out)

Taekwondo Central New Black Belts Dec 2016

L to R.      Brooklyn Jauncey, Tahlia Gowland, Max Avins, Declan Higgins, Madison Booth, Justin Warren, Brent Tankink, David Brown, Deacon Malatesta, Ajana Plunkett & Mollie Swarbrick

Its Our Greatest number passing black belt to date. The State Ohdokwan Black Belt Grading was held on the 4th November 2016 in Gosnells in which all our members did us proud amongst 80 attaempting the grading

David Browne lead the charge passing his 2nd Dan Black Belt, David has put in a very solid year seamingly inspired by his 1st Dan achievement 12 months ago. Working through Taekwondo Centrals Black Belt Sub Grading Syllabus through 2016 put him in a good spot to step up and take on the challenge. Another challenge conquered Dave.

Our 8 other members all passed their 1st Dan Black Belt (Poom – Junior Grade)

Deacon Malatesta
Mollie Swarbrick
Madison Booth
Brent Tankink
Tahlia Gowland
Max Avins
Brooklyn Jauncey
Declan Higgins

I am not just proud of their grading and all of them putting themselves up to be tested, but Im also really proud of the way they conducted themselves representing our club
There was nerves, anxiety, buttterflies and tears, and that was just the parents. the team held it together really well at the pre grading stage, with all excited but controlled with the odd nerves creeping in but it was all business on the grading floor. They all new what to do. Great job everybody and welcome to black belt and the advanced stages of learning. Myself, Ajana & John are all so very proud instructors right now. Our club totalled 13 Black Belt gradings in 2016

It was also a milestone for our own Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett, now being 4th Dan Black belt gives her access and the privilidge to now sit at the Ohdokwan Grading Panel meaning that Ajanas decision influences passing black belt. It is a milestone that most never see in Taekwondo. and it was another proud moment for me looking across and seeing her marking her share of the 80 participants attempting a black belt level.
On another note I have a huge thank you to Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett and Senior Instructor John Crawford who both played a huge part in helping all members pass especially towards he final weeks where it really counts.

Today was a huge goal achieved for me also. Our club has grown from strength to strength since we changed venues in 2014 due to a chain of life changing events and stupid decisions. It was a huge learning curve.
I was turning into someone I didnt like. Something had to change. So I come home and started to write a letter that Taekwondo Central is no longer and would finish for good. A paragraph in I paused and looked up.
There it was! My life philosophy at the top of my school classroom sized whiteboard in my study.


It ignited me again. Putting my hand up as a leader is a task many wont do, it draws its fair share of criticism and is not easy but its not just my passion. its more. Its my purpose. we now have 9 new members grading for black belt. Today I realised thats what all my students are doing, theyre testing themselves, I am, Ajana and John are. All of us are pursuing Progress Over Perfection.
We are all finding what were capable and were loving it!
Earning your black belt is an amazing self journey, I saw 7 of my past Little Dragons grade for Black belt today (Thats incredible!!), I saw 9 have to conquer nervousness, uncertainty, anxiety, temporary memory lapse, tears, heavy limbs, and the voice inside saying “What on earth am I doing here?” but this feeling is what its about. this is the part of life that makes you feel alive. Its the Pre-Success feeling.

At the end of the day I saw 9 people over the top with happiness, energy, pride, fulfillment, joy tears, hugs, high fives, photos, over 20 proud family members, and the self satisfaction that a disciplined goal has been achieved, a goal that has made them all stronger on many levels they havent even realised yet. A goal that has made them step up and say


If your reading this? Arent you just a little curious? Cmon and have a go. A Black belt with us will be a cherished memory for life, an accolade that can never be taken, and is great experience to share with a friend or family member.

Master Head Instructor Justin Warren

 Tahlia Gowland with mum Deanna Celebrating

Justin Warren, Deacon Malatesta (With Black Belt Certificate)& Ajana Plunkett

Justin Warren & Declan Higgins

The Black Belt Grading Participants

Declan Higgins presented his Black Belt Cewrtificate

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Grading Seminar Series – Sunday 19th November 2017. For All Taekwondo Levels

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Our Grading Seminar Series is on Sunday 19th November at the ASHS Gym
Australind High School Gym
12 Break O’Day Dr, Australind WA 6233
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This seminar is compulsary for any wishing to grade and is part of the overall end of term grading mark

Term 4 Grading Seminars

Sunday 19th November 2017 – Australind High School Gym

11.00 am – 1.00pm – Yellow Belt Seminar
(Covers Syllabus Takedowns, Breakfalls)
for High Level Super Dragons, Yellow 1, Yellow 2,

1.00pm – 3.00pm – Blue Belt Seminar
(Covers Groundholds, Joint Locks, Chokeholds)
for Yellow 3, Blue 1, Blue 2

3.00pm – 5.00pm -  Red Belt Seminar
(Covers Weapon Defence including Disarms)
For Blue 3, Red 1, Red 2, Red 3,

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FASTTRACK Mid Term Grading

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FASTTRACK Mid Term 4 Grading Date = Sunday 19th November 2017

To go for your examination and attempt your grading you will need to
qualify and have your skills checked over by one of our team of instructors

FASTTRACK Mid Term 4 Grading 

Our FASTTRACK Grading is on Sunday 19th November at the ASHS Gym

Australind High School Gym
12 Break O’Day Dr, Australind WA 6233
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5.00 pm – 6.00 pm

For All Belt Levels

To Grade You Must Have

1) A Dobok (Taekwondo Uniform), must be V-neck style not karate wrap around style,
must not have other club logo’s, badges or markings, we prefer our Taekwondo Central
or Little Dragons Logo, no coloured pants only white

Doboks can be ordered through us at the attendance book

2) Membership Paid. , form need to be filled out, OK’d and fees honoured.
See the attendance book for Membership Forms

3) Had Enough Experience To grade Little Dragons need to have trained at least 9 times,

4) Know Your Grading Naturally make sure you know your grading,
this will help you become successful in passing the level

5) All Class Payments Honoured

6) Fill Out Grading Envelope (If Selected to grade) Fill out the grading slip and enclose
the correct fee in an envelope to hand in.


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CO.LAB Model Academy Self Defence Workshop – 7th & 8th November 2017

Taekwondo Central have been granted a great opportunity to teach self defence skills to their academies aspiring models
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Jo Bevis for the opportunity to get involved with Co.lab Model Academy


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Chadwick Models




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Edith Cowan University Wellness Day – Self Defence Workshop – 1st + 2nd November 2017


We have been very fortunate to be forwarded another great opportunity by Edith Cowan University to present self defence workshops as part of The ECU Wellness Day 2017

The Edith Cowan University
South West Wellness Day

1st & 2nd November
ECU South West Campus
585 Robertson Drive, Bunbury WA 6230

Self Defence Workshop 1 

1st November 2017
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Self Defence Workshop 2

2nd November 2017
11.00 am – 12.00 noon



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Over 200 Grade & Pass Their Belt At Taekwondo Central Term 4 Grading



Check Out The Photos, Are You in There?
Well Done to everyone who passed their belt and thankyou to Head Instructor Ajana Plunkett & Instructor John Crawford for all your help this term
Bunbury Dragonflies


Flynn, Caitlyn, Amy Instructor Ajana Plunkett, Maely, Colin & Hamish All Pass their Belts


Bunbury Junior Warming Up For Grading


Bunbury Junior Warm Up 2


John, Izzy & Jackson pass their belt - heeya


Joey shows his well earned patience badge




Kara, Proudly moves up another level


Instructor Mr John Crawford leads class in a stretch before Bunbury Junior Grading


Jo Jauncey, Melanie Buhlmann, Brittany Jongeling, Elissa Jongeling, Racheal & Trinity Best All Pass


Bunbury Little Dragons




John, Izzy, Instructor Master Justin Warren and Jackson


Jo Jauncey, Melanie Buhlmann, Brittany Jongeling, Elissa Jongeling, Racheal & Trinity Best All Pass (2)

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