Tiger Martial Arts
Tiny Tigers 3 – 6 years olds & Tigers 7 – 11 year olds
The Tiger Martial Arts Program is a creation of years and years of instruction and discovery, of what works and more importantly does not work, when it comes to kids of all ages.
This program focuses not only on the kids technical ability, it will also help develop their overall health and fitness, balance and coordination, speed and power.
On top of all of that, they will learn the real definition of self defence and will be taken through our anti-bully strategies.
Carefully planned mayhem
Our classes present as spontaneous and creative, but are very carefully planned in advance – we know how to keep kids focused, and pride ourselves on discovering their best, no matter how young they are.
Because a kids class needs to be for kids
Which means variety to keep them engaged, structure to keep them orientated, rewards to keep them motivated
A thousand ways to be active
Synergy has a huge range of props and training equipment – we use all of it, and are constantly adding fresh drills to our repertoire. So whether it's ladders, cones, tiger boards, paddles, kicking shields, hurdles or our senior students (!) Our Tiny Tiger & Tiger classes are about creatively using what's on hand
Black Tigers – Mixed Martial Arts
11 – 14 years olds
Some hear the word ‘MMA’ and instantly think of two people in a cage, beating each other to submission or knockout and yes, there is a huge amount of truth to that. But it’s a very small aspect of Mixed Martial Arts, almost a separate entity.
MMA is everything we have ever wanted in a Martial art, and more.
We have always been on a mission to understand Self Defence through the teaching of Martial Arts; MMA gives us the opportunity to do that.
Synergy ‘Black Tigers’ will explore the following Martial Arts;
- Brazilian Jujitsu
- Mauy Thai
We will be looking to also build some ‘real strength’ in our Black Tigers.
- Core work
- Functional speed and power
- And, Yes, their cardio will be taken care of!!
We consider the Black Tiger age 11 -14yrs, a very important and impressionable time in their lives. It’s the period where they walk into the high school arena. ‘Small fish , Big pond’. As parents, we all remember what that was like! The Black Tiger MMA program, gives us the opportunity to test these kids in a physical and mental capacity, to take them out of their comfort zone, in a controlled environment.
Our goal is to build ‘confidence’, not ‘ego’, to help them identify a ‘bully’, or bullying behavior, and sometimes, turn the microscope around on themselves. I think even as adults, we can look back and see that even we were guilty of bullying behavior at sometime in our life. What’s worse, I’m sure we can all remember a time where we a victim of bullying behavior, that hurts much more. If it’s one thing we take more seriously than the technical aspect of martial arts, it’s the discipline and respect that comes with those techniques. With these new found skills that our Black Tigers will be learning, will come some dangers; mainly safety and behavioral.
I know it’s an oldie,
But… ‘With great power, comes great responsibility’.
Our philosophy has always been; the better our skills become in Martial arts, the less we want to test them in the real world. But there is an inner comfort and quiet confidence that you acquire, and carry with you, that if you did have to defend yourself or your loved ones, you would do what you had to do to survive that situation.