ABOUT OUR FOUNDATION
Australian Martial Arts Foundation Inc (AMAF) is a not-for-profit, charitable foundation. The Foundation, its Board and its small, dedicated staff who work to promote, link and unite the disciplines of Martial Arts between enthusiasts, participants, club owners and the community.
Our foundation runs and promotes programs and provides not only an introduction to the world of Martial Arts, but the ongoing support of clubs and members to achieve within their own lives but as part of the community.
Our unique sponsorship program of 500 X 500 is about reaching 500 X 500 people and positively impacting their lives through exercise and discipline based on the guiding values of Martial Arts.
CORE VALUES OF MARTIAL ARTS
"I was an old and unfit Jackie Chan and now I am just like an old Jackie Chan"
Leadership | Safety
"I love Taekwando but not as much as I love Dumplings"
Confidence | Discipline
"I love that Martial Arts teaches inner strength, confidence and anything can be achieved through courage and determination."
Courage | Determination
" I love and have dedicated my life to the teaching and promotion of Martial Arts and everything it has to offer"
Self Esteem | Focus
Indomitable Spirit | Courtesy
" Self-defense is so important to know in today’s society. It’s not just that you might get mugged. It’s more for confidence. It’s the way you hold yourself when you walk into a room. Every step you take is more sure and you’re much more aware of your surroundings. So, I think it’s a really important thing – especially for women"
"I love teaching respect and confidence, I just wish someone could teach me to dance like John Travolta"
Respect | Confidence
Perseverance | Courage
"I love knowing that to most of the students we come in contact with, both children and adults, will gain some type of confidence or life skill that they will hold on to forever. Also the parents of these kids are choosing us to trust in being a part of raising them to become great people, and that is such a blessing to me.""
" The guy up in the top left corner who thinks he is Jackie Chan is my father and I speak Cantonese like an Ozzie"
Self Discipline | Focus
Confidence | Self-Control
"My favorite part about teaching Martial Arts is it give me the opportunity to express myself, it gives me the opportunity to have an impact on the lives of other and just seeing their days light up when I'm there, so that brings me joy. That's my favorite part"