To the Magua Taekwon-Do Group (MTG), our dynamic and all round martial art club!
Taekwon-Do is allowed to continue training as per our government permission and protocols.
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We hope you take your first step. Come through to a class and meet us. We offer two no-obligation trial sessions to see if our Taekwon-Do Martial Art classes will benefit you. We have various clubs across Johannesburg, SA and in Toronto, CA as well as being part of TSA which is affiliated to the ITF with clubs accross the globe.
Our Martial Arts training brings so much to the table in terms of benefits for a single activity. It would be difficult to find another activity which offers so much all round benefit.
We consider ourselves an all-round potent martial art. Essentially our classes are a traditional and reality based martial art as well as combat sport. By training with us you get a broad spectrum of complete martial arts training in one class with self defence, traditional & sporting aspects all specialised in.
MTG Magua Taekwon-Do Group was formed as one club in 2001 under brothers Norman Magua VII Dan and Denis Magua VI Dan. They have clubs also run by hand picked senior black belt students in South Africa and Canada now. Master Norman is honoured and humbled to be the first and currently only master in their SA federation TSA (Taekwon-Do South Africa) awarded by the International Taekwon-Do Federation presided by the founder of all Taekwon-Do's son.
Our mission is to bring you top quality, potent, all round, authentic martial arts training! We aim to take individuals to meet their potential through our amazing martial art. The class includes: ITF Taekwon-Do (sparring TK-Kickboxing, traditional razor sharp scientifically based technique training using all limbs, self defence, funtional fitness, focus and the moral worrior codes accompanied with true martial arts) and ugmented with our effective reality based Survival self defence syllabus (SHS: Survival Hosin Sul).
Authentic & all round offering
We include so many skills in one class. Unlike many styles or combat sports which cover one or maybe two or three skill sets. This requires one to often take multiple different skill classes which takes up precious time and sometimes could pay separately for each in order to become all round, this can also lead to gaps in skill because people will generally choose a preference or easier one of the options. Our classes are well thought out to allow the potential to be higly skilled all round in terms of real self defence, traditional, sporting (striking based) and all round fitness.
We also excel, for the members looking to compete, in the exciting sporting side! All with the aim of the positive aspects from our training overflowing, leading to improvement of oneself in all areas of their lives.
MTG Martial Arts framework is on the original (ITF) military style Taekwon-Do augmented with our specialised reality based urban survival self defence SHS (MTG Survival Hosin Sul). Therefore because of the all round nature of the training, you will also find influences and various useful aspects adjusted to our needs associated with many martial art styles or combat sports such as boxing, kickboxing, karate, Kung Fu, Judo, Jui Jitsu, Krav Maga, Aikido, Hapkido, San Shou, Kyusho Jitsu & Jeet Kune Do to take our members to the next level of all rounded training for the purposes of self defence. Aspects of our Hosin Sul sylabus can be seen as hybrid or mixed martial arts (for the use of real world self defence not as the combat sport version)
You can also check out our blog for more info on what our style offers, especially among the many styles in the often confusing world of martial arts.
Our instructors are all correctly qualified to teach/coach in South Africa including NQF3 Coaching, First Aid, MASA (Martial Arts South Africa), ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) & TSA (Taekwon-Do South Africa) certification.
We utilise this military martial art to forge discipline, toughness and character. Within the many aspects of this art, it allow the members to excel towards desired goals they wish to achieve. Various classes are adapted to the needs of age and level.
As instructors our aim is to help you fulfill your martial arts ambitions.
Bit of an overview
Established in 2001 by the Magua Brothers, Norman VI Dan & Denis VI Dan.
Our school is proud of our culture of producing black belts of the highest calibre to their personal abilities with hard work and dedication required and only attained if deserved. Its quality instruction for adult, teens and children’s training methods produce capable & confident individuals and brings out the best in its students.
Thanks to the dedicated members & instructors, it has grown into the largest Taekwon-Do club in South Africa.
Did you know?
We are the only club in the country directly connected to the original Founder of Taekwon-Do’s Son, Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, (known as military Taekwon-Do, as that is where it was first developed), therefore being the closest to the source of this diverse and impressive martial art.
Authentic Taekwon-Do is also the most modern of the traditional martial arts! Steeped in ancient asian martial arts techniques as well as western influenced techniques. All evolved and tweaked to be based on modern biomechnics and scientific principles which aims to build techniques which are effiecint, powerful & also safer on ones joints/body.
Taekwon-Do is for all ages and not only reserved for the young and fit. Our classes suite all capabilities and we proudly have older members aswell. Authentic Taekwon-Do also is about much more than only kicking! While Tkd is known for its kicks, because they grab alot of attention, the entire body is used as a tool for self defence.
Taekwon-Do as a whole (including all styles) is the most popular and widespread martial art on the planet. Our ITF organisation is one of the widest spread martial arts organisations in the world in its own right.
Yes, it is a serious martial art, but great fun aswell!
On the sporting front, our club has proudly produced numerous South African Champions, National, All Styles, International & World Championship medallists, as well as National Federation colours recipiants.
You will be trained in the original, military version of Taekwon-Do (I.T.F.) with the signature no-nonsense Magua Survival Hosin-Sul (self defense) syllabus.
Classes are designed to suit the different age groups. All require different focusses and appropriate teaching methods.
Conclusion to our introduction
So if you are looking for an all round martial art and want to be a Taekwon-Do practitioner, competitor or want to train for fitness, self defence or mental focus/co-orination improvement. Look no further!
Please also look through our menu for more information which can be utilised by clicking the button at the top right of our page. Our blog is also there for further informtion.
We hope to meet you soon, when you come through as a guest and try our no obligation trial classes soon!