Welcome to the studio

Welcome to the Personal Defence Studio – Taren Point. We specialise in hard, committed training in pursuit of perfection of the Coveted Blackbelt and Senior Blackbelt ranks. Based on the traditional art of Tae-Kwon-Do we have a strong emphasis on kicking skills combined with boxing, grappling and take-down skills to make this a very strong, effective and formidable martial art system.

The benefits of training in the martial arts are many from improved focus and discipline to building confidence as your fitness and a very capable ability to defend yourself improves. Most students who train with us make a lifestyle choice which becomes a long term commitment. The reason why students continue to train can be very different from the reasons that got them started.
We train hard with a disciplined and committed attitude. You are offered encouragement and constantly receive instruction from all Senior Blackbelts. Our philosophy is simple – train hard and be the best you can be. Seek to improve every area of your self doubt and become the warrior in spirit you truly are, the person you want to be.

If this is for you and you are looking for something different, please contact us. You will be made very welcome – remember, all current students started with a ‘phone call or email which led to their first lesson and a life changing experience, second to none.



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This morning at 5.30am went off with one of the toughest bag work sessions for a long time. All those who trained, gave their all. We finished off with a nice stretch on our new park and walkway over the water at the front of our Dojo. Here Mecheala is putting the finishing touches on what was a beautiful sunrise. ... See MoreSee Less

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From 5pm to 8pm, 3hrs solid. Bag work, pad work kicking drills, ab workout, over and over and over nonstop. Great crew, great night. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to convey how impressed I was with the martial arts mentality of all students I trained with April 7, I was humbled also, observant. The ability to listen and learn is an enduring quality in a true martial artist, you should all be proud. A special mention to two senior black belts, who showed a special quality that all black belts should aspire to, (in pride, of place), I thank you for your extra time during the day.

To those students who have not met me as yet let me introduce myself.

My third Dan Black belt grading, last free spar (semi contact), followed by what started out as one black belt pattern but halfway through in one fluent motion turned into the second half of the second black belt pattern, when asked what pattern I was told to do, my reply was “I do not know”. This is where I realised I was a true martial artist, this is where I obtained “Void”, for the entire last ½ hour of my grading after total physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, Void took complete control, I let my martial arts be my guide. I broke all my barriers for good that day, I am a Martial Artist, (Void – Book of Five Rings, - Miyamoto Musashi)

My foundations, are Bushido and Tae Kwon Do.
My Bible, is the Book of five rings, Miyamoto Musashi. My religion, I am a Buddhist.
My resolve is unyielding, I will not give in, I will not yield. (personally)
My Master Instructor for over 30 years, Mr Sheedy, my training partner since black belt Mr Rogers.
I have trained with and also spared alongside Australian / state, Boxing champions, world champions, Kung Fu Masters.
My Definition of Martial Arts: Mind, Body, Spirit as one, guided by wisdom and humbleness. Controlled by “Void”.

I thank you in advance for the respect that will be mutually shown plus all the great training we will have together, when I train I train all day.

Om mani padme hum.

Richard Hampson.
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