Synergy Self Defence and Fitness

Tigers Martial Arts Program

The Synergy Tiger Martial Arts Program caters for children aged from 3 years all the way though to 14 years. The program is broken up into 3 sections.

Our Tiny Tigers 3-6 year olds that focuses on gross motor skills and instilling the basics of Martial Arts.  We introduce the kids to the discipline of listening to instructions and focusing for the ½ hour they are on the mats.  We have a fantastic group of our older Martial Arts students who  assist in the Tiny Tiger class so the kids receive lots of focused attention.

Once students move into the Tigers program for 7-10 year olds, we look at fine tuning their techniques and introducing more complex drills.  Students work on both boxing and grappling.

By the time they move into our Black Tiger program 11-14 years we are teaching them skills in all areas of Mixed Martial Arts to help build confidence in their self defence skills and make the transition into the adult class a breeze.  The Black Tigers do all the same combinations and drills that our adults do, so bridging the gap from junior to senior is not daunting for them.

Find out more about our programs: 

Tiny Tigers & Tigers

Black Tigers

Meet our Tigers Head Coach Kerstin

Kerstin Oberprieler joined Synergy as our Tigers Head Coach in 2020.  Kerstin has been studying martial arts for 20 years and has taught children, teenagers and adults for over 15 years. She brings experience, passion and energy to our program. Some of Kerstin’s achievements include:
Black belt rankings
• 5th Dan Taekwondo
• 4th Dan Kyusho Jitsu
• 1st Dan Kenpo Karata
• Blue belt Brazilian Jujitsu
• Kung Fu, white shirt
Competitions
• 5 x Australian representative in Taekwondo
• Silver medallist at Commonwealth Taekwondo Union
Championships 2008
• State and National Champion in Sparring, Poomsae and Board Breaking
• Coach for Australian Taekwondo Team in 2010
• State and National Poomsae official and judge
Other
• Australian National University Half Blue Sports Award 2009 and Full Blue Sports Award 2010
• Young Canberran of the Year 2009 nomination and Young Canberra of the Year Group Award for teaching martial arts to the community
• Secretary for the Kyusho Australia Board
• Member of the National Taekwondo Australia Technical Committee
• State Technical Director for Australian Capital Territory 
• Kerstin has recently achieved her PhD

Tigers Gallery