Female martial arts class returns with fighting spirit

UNDEFEATD Female Only Martial Arts has returned bigger than ever following the COVID-19 break, with participants excited to be back to face-to-face training.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the girls did eight weeks of online training through Zoom, culminating in an online show skill day where the girls achieved their new sash – either green or white.

“Because they had a goal to work towards it was absolutely brilliant,” Undefeatd owner and manager Nicola Francis said.

“We always had in mind the end of term two as the new sash time, so we kept to that goal and did all the material we needed to do.

“I then posted out their sash and certificate to them, which they then got to wear at the first-class back.”

Ms Francis said while the girls loved continuing classes online, they were excited to be back.

“We’ll continue as per normal with the classes and our goal will be to continue working towards a new sash and developing new skills for the end of the year,” she said.

Undefeatd is a female only martial arts class that is held at St Mark’s Hall in Bellerive.

“It’s helping girls develop skills of confidence, self-esteem and self-respect, as well as help them live life to the fullest, be happy and be part of the community,” Ms Francis said.

“A lot of martial arts is male dominated and in the past I’ve found that to be a disadvantage to girls, so by being in an all-girls environment, the girls flourish – they seem more confident and are able to ask more questions and get a lot more out of it.

“It’s more than self-defence as well, the girls are also meeting new friends.”

For more information, phone 0411 559 862.

Caption: Participants of Undefeatd Female Only Martial Arts.

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