Senior Instructor Mat Rose
Martial Arts Philosophy
Theres always a way to do something better
Why did you start training
I was drawn to martial arts at a young age I think as I realised that with this type of training you can become as good as you believe yourself to be. Martial Arts is different to team sports because your achievements are the results of your own hard work and perseverance and you can't rely on someone else to help carry you over the line. When I find something that challenges me I know its up to me to put in the work and effort to succeed, and that perseverance makes the success that much better.
What has been your best moment in the Martial Arts
I have been fortunate enough through my Taekwon-Do career to experience a lot of meaningful and special moments, from gradings and teaching, to competing, its hard to pick a favourite. One that stands out for me though would be when I won a competitive sparring match with a flying side kick to my opponents head. It was a uniquely Taekwon-Do technique that helped me to defeat an Opponent of another style and made me proud of my club where I had practised it.
I honestly like all the patterns, they all have something to offer in teaching good basic control and useful combinations. My favourite at the moment is 2nd Grade Pattern Hwa Rang. but if you ask me again next week it will probably change!
Favourite Sparring Technique
Low to High Side piercing kick. a simple basic kick combination that can be difficult to block at times. very sneaky.
Interests outside of Martial Arts
More training! when I'm not in class I'm usually doing some other form of exercise to keep my self fit. I do enjoy loud music and spending time with my friends and family.
2016 Australian AMAC Titles
Heavyweight Full Contact Sparring - 2nd Place
Black Belt Points Contact Sparring - 4th Place
2016 ACT AMAC State Titles - First Place
Black Belt Continuous Sparring
2014 Australian AMAC Titles
State Team Sparring - 2nd Place
State Team Forms - 2nd Place
2014 ACT AMAC State Titles
Forms Traditional - 3rd Place
Points Sparring - 3rd Place
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