CLASSES ON OFFER
Beginner to advanced Kickboxing classes, starting from 5 years old.
Improve your fitness, strength and endurance. We cater for all fitness levels.
Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, burn calories and develop fierce skills!
A class that consists of a mixture of wrestling, judo, and jiu-jitsu training.
WE CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL HELP YOU TO REACH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FEATS THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT WERE POSSIBLE
Our biggest passion is to help each of our students to reach their full potential and to break through their perceived limitations. We strive to help each individual to grow and evolve into the strongest version of themselves!
SHIDO Martial Arts is situated in Centurion, Pretoria and has been operating since 2009. We are one of South Africa’s leading Kickboxing and Fitness training facilities and we have produced over 50 martial art champions in various martial art styles. We offer a variety of classes that are designed to suit all levels, whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete.
At SHIDO we believe in using each training session to forge ourselves into better people, we focus on using our skills, physical training and participation in tournaments - for those that want to - to improve our character and strengthen ourselves mentally and physically. SHIDO's ultimate goal is to help each student to reach their full potential in all areas, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our philosophy is that physical skill will eventually fade as we age, but our character will remain. The true purpose of a SHIDO martial artist is to use our training and competition to cultivate the 15 virtues of SHIDO within themselves.
"Iron is full of impurities that weaken it, but through forging, it becomes steel and can be transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion." - O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba
When you train at SHIDO, you will become part of the SHIDO family. We are all part of a family that strives to be better today than we were yesterday. When we are on the mats at training, we help each other to learn and grow, and we support each other as we face the obstacles and challenges that life and our training throws at us. It is our belief that by conquering these challenges, we grow and evolve. Our team stands together and supports one another as we break through our comfort zones and evolve into a stronger, wiser, and healthier version of ourselves! Each person training at SHIDO is very important to us and each student plays a vital role in helping others to improve and reach their full potential.
Join the SHIDO family now and start your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself!
SHIDO OWNER AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Sensei Morné has been involved in martial arts and fitness training for over 18 years. His intense passion to help others improve and to reach their full potential is noticeable with the energy that he brings day in and day out in his craft. He loves to teach and see people reach their personal goals. That moment when a person's eyes light up when they finally reach a moment of realization, or when they master a challenging concept and evolve into a new version of themselves, is a massive reason why he enjoys coaching so much! He truly believes that when his students succeed, he succeeds!
He is known for his in-depth technical style of teaching which is based on all the elements of martial arts. He has spent years honing his understanding of the deeper elements of martial arts and the functioning of the human body and mind. He has helped countless students to reach heights that they never thought was possible, including taking students from being raw beginners to becoming professional athletes. His high-standard and quality instruction has created many champions in multiple martial art styles, and he has a reputation for producing quality martial artists.
His goals are not only to create champions in martial arts but to create champions in life! His background in psychology and self-development fuses together with his knowledge of health, fitness, and martial arts to create a powerful coaching style that transforms the lives of his students. Practicing martial arts isn’t just a sport to him, it's a way of life, it's a vehicle for the development of human potential. He believes that the challenges you overcome on your martial art journey will sharpen up your mind, polish your character, and provide you with valuable skills that if implemented correctly, can lead to success and happiness outside of the world of martial arts.
"The key to the SHIDO way is to use martial art training to not only teach you how to become a human weapon, but to use the training to create the necessary internal changes within your mind and character that will affect how you live your life. A true martial artist is peaceful and respectful, they strive to protect those in need and to be a light for others in times of darkness. A true martial artist has the ability to destroy if necessary, but chooses the path of peace, love, and compassion. A thorn defends the rose, harming only those that would steal its blossom. When a true martial artist walks into a room, everyone feels a bit safer and their presence brings comfort."
• Started with Shotokan Karate
• Over 10 years No-Gi Grappling experience
• Kickboxing 3rd Degree Black Belt
• Gauteng Kickboxing Champion
• South African Kickboxing Champion
• Khan 10 in Muay Thai Boran
• Taekwondo Rec Black Belt
• Gauteng Taekwondo Champion
• Taekwondo SA Champion - Forms and Sparring
• 40+ Kickboxing, Muay Thai & MMA fights
• Fastest KO's were 3 and 8 sec into the first round
• Trained the SANDF & Hawks in Hand to Hand Combat
"Each day at SHIDO will strengthen your body and mind and teach you more about yourself. Your true opponent on the martial art journey is not someone outside of you, which might sound paradoxical. Each opponent that you face is merely an opportunity to conquer your true opponent... yourself. Once you conquer that, the opponents outside of you have no power over you." - Sensei Morné Lotter
We don’t have the “every man for himself” mindset; we are a family that not only trains together but stands together. As we push each day to grow into a stronger version of ourselves and reach our personal goals, we support and encourage those around us to do the same, and once they reach their goals, we celebrate with them like it's our own!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
“Honestly the best place for one to grow and master the art. Started with SHIDO not so long ago but already I am a different person than I ever was, the coaches are the best at what they do and the team or should I say family is simply awesome.”