Andrew Johnson first opened Wolves Martial Arts in Springwood in 1993, although then it was known as Blue Mountains Taekwondo.
Now boasting centres throughout the Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and the Hawkesbury regions the classes cater for people of all ages and teach practical self defence martial arts which specialise in building self-esteem and better focus.
The Master Instructor said he employs "a handful of very dedicated and qualified martial arts instructors".
Mr Johnson said when he moved to the Blue Mountains in 1992 there were no Taekwondo schools in the region, so he decided to start one.
This advertising feature is sponsored by:
"Over the last 26 years it has been an absolute pleasure to bring martial arts to the region and to help the many families we have met along the way," he said.
Mr Johnson said he liked the "down to earth" nature of the local residents and the fact that he lived in a "gorgeous landscape" of which he never tired.
"Ours has always been a school where everyone is welcome and where the entire family can train together," he said.
"Our goal is to help every one one of our students achieve their goals; whether that is to gain greater self-esteem, improve focus and self discipline, learn practical self defence or to gain an improvement in mind and body health."
- To find out more phone 0414 925 780.