About Sun Tzu

The Sun Tzu Do Martial Arts Studio was hand built by Glenn Puckeridge in Bellingen on the North Coast of N.S.W. Bellingen is a small, lay back rural town (population approx. 2000).

The beautiful Bellinger River flows through Bellingen which is fifteen minutes drive from some of the most spectacular, unspoilt beaches on the planet. It is one of the few areas In Australia where the rainforest stretches its fingers from the mountains to the sea.

Studio

The Studio was built as part of the residence so that Glenn could teach and share his passion for the Martial Arts and fitness with like minded souls that are in to improving there health and well being.

The Studio features spectacular views of the Dorrigo Mountain Range (Old Man Dreaming), sprung floors, jigsaw mats, full range of striking equipment, out door weights area, Tai Chi area, slack line (balancing equipment) and Meditation room. The Studio teaches regular classes in a variety of compatible Martial Arts Systems.

Wellness Weeks

These are intense grounding workshops in any of the disciplines taught.

Fitness Classes

Fitness classes based on combat conditioning and ancient Hindu body weight exercises that deliver strength and flexibility.

Streetwise

This short program teaches practical skills to defend yourself and family.

Start Up Packs

Designed for those wishing to get started or re-start and helps select the most appropriate Martial Art for you.

Who Was Sun Tzu?

Sun TzuOur martial arts Studio practices with the philosophies and spirit of Sun Tzu the famous military strategist who lived two thousand years ago.

He wrote the world famous book “The Art of War”.

This book was the best selling business book for over fifteen years and was mandatory reading for business executives, east and west. I love to read it to focus my mind just before tournaments.

His strategies are useful for war but more importantly creating the win, win strategies necessary for avoiding serious conflict. His ideal strategy whereby one could win without fighting, by being extremely skilled at fighting.

Taking a rational rather than a emotional approach to the problem of conflict, Sun Tzu showed how understanding conflict can lead not only to its resolution, but even to its avoidance altogether.

In terms of “The Art of War”, the master warrior is likewise the one who knows the psychology and mechanics of conflict so immediately that every move of an opponent is seen through at once, and one who is able to act in precise accord with situations, riding on their natural patterns with little effort.

Deep knowledge is to be aware of disturbance before disturbance, to be aware of danger before danger, to be aware of destruction before destruction, to be aware of calamity before calamity.

Strong action is training the body without being burdened by the body, exercising the mind without being used by the mind, working in the world without being effected by the world, carrying out tasks without being obstructed by tasks.

By deep knowledge of principle, one can change disturbance into order, change danger into safety, change destruction into survival, change calamity into fortune.

By strong action on the Way, one can bring the body to the realm of longevity, bring the mind to the sphere of mystery, bring the world to great peace, and bring tasks to great fulfillment. As these passages suggest, Warriors of Asia who used Taoist or Zen arts to achieve profound calmness did not do so just to prepare their minds to sustain the awareness of imminent death, but also to achieve the sensitivity needed to respond to situations without stopping to ponder.

Here Are Some of Sun Tzu’s Quotes:

  • Those who win every battle are not really skilful – those who render others armies helpless without fighting are the best of all.
  • So what kills the enemy is anger, what gets the enemies goods is reward.
  • Every one knows the form by which I am victorious, but no one knows the form by which I ensure victory.
  • Act after making assessments, the one who first knows the measure of far and near wins.
  • What causes opponents to come of their own accord is the prospect of gain. What discourages opponents from coming is the prospect of harm.

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