Learn Taekwondo or Hapkido or Self Defence from one of the most experienced, trusted, well respected and family-friendly martial arts schools in the Blacktown area – AJS Self Defence. Grand Master Andrew Sands has been teaching local children, teenagers and adults martial arts since 1988. His 34+ years of success is a testament to his dedication to, and care for, his students and the art.
Improve your fitness, flexibility, concentration, self confidence, motor skills development, self control and discipline in a family-friendly environment. Taekwondo classes are suited to children aged 5 through to adult, and are both safe and fun. Hapkido classes are suited to those aged 15 and over, and develop street-smart self-defence techniques.
Contact us today to arrange your no-obligation free trial lesson for yourself or your child. That way you can experience an AJS Self Defence or martial arts class first hand. We are confident that you’ll be impressed with what we offer students. We invite you to also check out reviews written by AJS Self Defence students/parents on Google and Facebook.
We’re conveniently located on the corner of Sunnyholt Road and Vardys Road, Blacktown (car park entry via 12 Romford Road).
What some of our students/parents have had to say about our family-friendly martial arts school – AJS Self Defence
It’s been the best thing for my son
Such a great self Defence martial art place. The Sensei is so good with kids and adults. The students are such a lovely group who all help each other learn and grow together. It’s been the best thing for my son, especially with the bullying that happened at school this year. He’s excelled and supported so well with this little family.
Sarah - Facebook review
Great instruction and family friendly
Sean - Facebook review
Very welcoming and helpful
I checked out and trialed 3 hapkido schools before deciding on AJS. Class sizes are good as are the facilities. The instructor and other students have been very welcoming and helpful. I appreciate the one-to-one and focus on correct technique. I’m happy I found AJS Self Defence.
Phillip - Facebook review
Very helpful and really enjoying it
Daniel - Google Review
Family friendly environment
I have been training with Andrew for a long time. He is friendly and very approachable.He is a very good instructor, highly technical and able to instill strong discipline into and family friendly environment. I highly recommend him.
Leigh - Google Review
Andrew… can teach this art properly
Whilst my son (comment last year by Daniel) thought classes were a little slow a year ago when we (me and my 3 kids) first started, at 12 yrs old he would not have realized the importance of taking the time to get the Hapkido techniques correct. Hapkido is quite an art form and it takes a master to teach. Andrew at AJS is a master with many years experience who can teach this art properly. After leaning some of the basics Daniel is now allowed to participate the sparring – his favorite part of training and this can be fast paced particularly when he and I do sparring.
Clive - Google Review
Classes are great fun
Classes are great fun and exercise. The instructor is very knowledgeable. Would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to start martial arts
John - Google Review
Amazing – best place I’ve been to
Amazing – best place I’ve been to. Andrew, is an 8th Dan Hapkido, and 7th Taekwondo Master however, he keeps it light hearted and interesting for the kids. Can not recommend more highly.
Ben - Google Review