The MTC mission is one of commitment. A commitment to provide World Class age appropriate effective Martial art instruction to each and every one of our students. This is done in a fun, family-friendly, clean, safe and positive environment that promotes mutual respect and courtesy. This helps create our culture that encourages, motivates and inspires people of all ages to challenge themselves, to lead a healthy more balanced lifestyle with the values, virtues, compassion, and confidence that comes from a stronger mind, body and spirit created through Martial arts.
This is based on our unwavering belief that Martial arts profoundly improves lives.
This is achieved through a five-point principle.
The first is our diverse syllabus which incorporates modern, effective defensive techniques, tools, tactics and strategies with traditional Martial arts values and philosophies.
The second is our Instructors. The two head instructors are both State National and International gold medalists with a combined Martial art experience that spans over 60 years. Both are 7th Dan Taekwondo master instructors in Kukkiwon. Both are also instructors in several different Martial art styles. All MTC instructors have a working with children card and hold a current First Aid certificate, and all go through a continuous, lengthy and ongoing teaching program that consistently enhances their skills and in turn the skills, confidence, and knowledge of the students.
The third is our students who are the main reason and purpose we are here. The MTC team has a goal – and that is to help you reach your goals. We believe and live by the acronyms; TEAM and HOPE (Together Everyone Achieves More) by (Helping Other People Everyday.)
The fourth is our facility. We take great pride in keeping it clean and making it safe. We are constantly improving our facilities with new-to-market equipment. We provide showers, a personal training studio which has a rehabilitation area, as well as equipment to deliver a recovery program for our elite athletes. We have a great games area for the kids and parents with air hockey, free wifi, the latest magazines, and so much more. Not to mention its one of the largest, and best equipped, training areas in Australia.
The fifth is service. Service with a smile is our service standard. The service our staff give the students and parents is based on the culture of MTC which embodies enthusiasm, honour, and respect.
Written by Jamie Marsh
Child Safe Standards
From 1 January 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations). There are seven different requirements which make up the standards, and with which sports will be required to comply.
The standards relate to child protection within your organisation and include requirements to have practices, procedures and policies in place. In the lead up to implementation, sporting organisations should now be starting to look at reviewing their compliance with the standards and considering if the culture and environment within their organisation is supportive and protective of children.
Please refer to the below headings for further support, resources & information on the standards, upcoming events, and key contacts.
Child Safe Standards – About
Child Safe Standards – What Are They
Child Safe Standards – What A Child Safe Organisation Looks Like
Child Safe Standards – What A Child Safe Club Looks Like
Child Safe Standards – What Steps Do We Need To Take
Child Safe Standards – Applying The Standards To Vulnerable Groups
Child Safe Standards – Review Template
Child Safe Standards – Review Action Plan
More information can be found on the Vicsports website. https://vicsport.com.au/child-safe-standards
On behalf of all instructors at Melbourne Taekwondo Centre we would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Codes and Policies
MTC Photo Policy
MTC Code of Ethics
MTC Code of Conduct
MTC Code of Respect
Occupational Health and Safety Policy & Manual (MMA)
MTC Child Safe Policy
MTC Standard Operating Procedure & Risk Management Policy (MMA)
Code of Conduct (Athletes) 2018
Code of Conduct (Parents) 2018
Boxing Trainers – Duty of Care
Boxing Trainers – Duties and Conditions
The MTC’s ABC of Values
Achievements, Accountability, Acknowledging others and being responsiveness:
- Working in a way that gets things done to a high standard.
- Being accountable for your own training work and time.
- Acknowledge, recognise, reward and praise good work.
- Responding to others in a timely way.
- Handling information / situations with the utmost care and follow our values
Connecting and open communication
- Keep people informed, involved and up to date. Take the time to get to know people. Be honest and open with transparent interactions
Do have passion
- Contributing to the buzz or vibe in the room. Bring a positive attitude and passion to each task.
- Supporting others. Sharing knowledge and treating people fairly.
First and foremost have FUN
- Smile saying hello. Laugh and tell age appropriate jokes. Feel happy being there.
Go with integrity
- Accept accountability for your actions. Keep your word and follow through. Be honest fair and reliable.
- Engage with students and parents. Commit to achieving customer and community goals. Correct service problems professionally, promptly and improve standards.
- Sharing knowledge and experiences while respecting and accepting peoples differences when we include them in our activities.
Just respect everyone
- Treat everyone with respect. Seek understand and accept different approaches and perspectives / beliefs. Show consideration for others ideas and contribution.
Keep it going
- Make it happen. Think and plan ahead. Focus on agreed priorities. Deliver on commitments, time lines and expectations. Be responsive flexible and understanding.
Extreme Weather Policy
Between October to March, Martial Arts Training Company will be implementing its ‘Hot Weather Policy’ for all classes. This entails the following;
- Scheduled classes will continue to run on days with high temperatures. We have fans and A/C so cancelling classes isn’t required.
- The instructors will modify class activities to ensure students avoid heat stress. This may be in the form of more theory and knowledge transfer and less energetic activities.
- All students are required to wear their Doboks (uniforms) which should also be clean, ironed and neat. The only exception to this is the Fight Fit/Fight Class.
- Students are to bring their own water bottles to all classes.
- Extra drink breaks will be taken.
- The usage of a small towel to soak up a sweat in class is permitted.
- Students who feel unwell during training should advise the instructor immediately so heat stress prevention can be applied.
For further information, please speak with Reception and/or the Head Instructors.