SHIDO Fighting Systems is situated in Centurion, Pretoria since 2009 and is one of South Africa’s leading Kickboxing and Fitness training facilities. We have programs to suit any gender and level whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete. At SHIDO we believe in forging ourselves into better people each day, we focus on using our skills, physical training and participation in tournaments - for those that want to - we improve our characters and strengthen ourselves mentally and physically. SHIDO’s way of training has been proven to help people who are suffering from depression and anxiety, our goal is to help you reach your full potential in all areas, physically, mentally and emotionally. We believe as Martial Artists we need to be an embodiment of all the attributes of a warrior:
Striving for perfection of character is why we have the slogan
“CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING”.
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What is the Meaning?
SHIDO OWNER AND HEAD COACH
Morné has an unbelievable passion and love for kickboxing and it's noticeable. With the energy he brings day in and day out in his craft. He loves to teach and loves to see when people do well. Seeing people learn and doing well is what drives him to teach. When people’s eyes light up when they finally master a concept that in itself a massive reward. He truly believes when they succeed, he succeeds.
Morné is known for his in-depth technical style of teaching which is based on all the elements of martial arts, especially the art of movement and angles. He believes every punch you choose to throw should have a significant effect. Imagine maximizing your output using minimal energy. He strongly believes in intelligence before application. His approach to kickboxing can be described as pure accuracy and devastation.
Morné changes your perception of what's in front of you, his style of opponent simulation and realistic scenario settings are one of the most effective methods used to ensure a proper foundation in kickboxing.
He strives to make his students the strongest version of themselves in all aspects. His goals are not only to make you win at kickboxing but also make those he works with great in life in everything they do. He believes that the dedication, effort, and energy used to be great in kickboxing can also translate well into everyday life. Kickboxing isn’t just a sport but a way of life and thinking. He believes if you can overcome the challenges in the ring, everything else is easily manageable.
Morne coaches the Kickboxing and Recharge classes in the evenings and is available for Private Classes.
It’s my mission to change people’s lives by helping them to become better, stronger, faster, healthier, more confident and a happier version of themselves.
Train with Morné and he will teach you how to truly HIT and not be HIT.
• Started with Shotokan Karate
• 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
When you train at SHIDO you will be part of the SHIDO family, we help each other and support each other. Each person training at SHIDO is important to us, and you play a vital role in helping the others improve and reach their potential.
We don’t have the “every man for himself” mindset; we are a family that wants to see each other grow and reach our personal goals.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Awesome coaches installing core values with tons of patience. Great team. Highly recommended.”