“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

Martial Arts Falkirk,
Larbert & Denny

From Taekwon-Do and kickboxing to Ladies Self Defence and TKD Tigers for kids,
we equip our students with the tools to handle whatever life throws their way

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Main Headquarters

Westfield Park Community Centre, Westfield St, Falkirk FK2 9DX

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self control and Indomitable Spirit

Welcome To Garry Shaw Martial Arts

Martial Arts students bowing in Falkirk Dojo

We offer classes from beginner level through to Black Belt and beyond.

Our schools are run by Master Garry Shaw, VII Degree Black Belt.

This website will give you information about our schools, classes on offer, their benefits, and Master Garry Shaw’s background.  Students also have access to learning materials via the Online Dojang, grading information, and our merchandise catalogue.

For up to the minute information please check out our blog on the main page of the website, and our social media platforms listed below.

For more information or to enquire about a class, please contact Master Garry Shaw:

Tel: 01786 818602 or 07734 461 615 or by email –Garry@shawmartialarts.co.uk


Some of the benefits of Garry Shaw Martial Arts classes are:


Tackles Obesity


Anti Bullying


Practical & Effective Self Defence


Great cardiovascular workout burning over 800 calories per hour


Build Confidence


Suitable for all ages, male & female


Specialised junior beginners classes


You do not have to be fit to join


Ladies only self-defence classes


Private 1-1 classes or small groups classes also available on request

Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self control and Indomitable Spirit

Our Happy Students

We operate a welcoming community of students looking to improve themselves through martial arts and we accept students of all ages and genders.

As such, our martial arts Dojangs have a reputation as the best in Central Scotland.

Margaret Conry

Master Shaw is a fantastic teacher. Brilliant with the kids and has an awesome personality. Recommend his classes to everyone.LikeCommentShare

Margaret Conry
Duncan Conry

Absolutely fantastic Martial Arts school .My son has trained here for approximately 10 years now and is now a second degree Black Belt thanks to Master Shaw. It’s a very family orientated club and very welcoming.

Duncan Conry
Brian Anderson

Fantastic classes for all ages family friendly atmosphere highly recommended

Brian Anderson
Sarah Cunningham

Elisa’s first day and I would definitely highly recommend Garry, he has patience like a saint, and she has so much fun

Sarah Cunningham
Debbi Law Aitchison

tigers class is amazing my son loves it
5 Stars

Debbi Law Aitchison
Findlay Myles

Excellent set up for all age groups

Findlay Myles
Dan Key Ho Tee

Awesome school the best in Scotland

Dan Key Ho Tee
Sophie Holmes

Great club to learn TKD at! Every one should try it.

Sophie Holmes
Michelle Harris

Awesome guy awesome martial artist loved training with you sir even though we were in sad days

Michelle Harris
Brian Mcleish

Top man. 5 stars.

Brian Mcleish
Garry Shaw executing high kick

Dedicated Martial Arts Master

Master Garry Shaw
VII Degree Black Belt

I started TaeKwon-Do in August 1990 with the T.A.G.B after trying Judo & Karate. I was very impressed with TaeKwon-Do on the effectiveness of the techniques, how they are delivered, and the power that we have within ourselves that makes this an incredible art.

I moved to ITF ( International Taekwon-Do Federation) not long after, and have enjoyed my journey travelling around the world for competitions, grading’s, International Instructors Courses (IIC’s), and seminars with many students, Masters, and Grandmasters.

I currently run TaeKwon-Do & Korean Kickboxing classes in the Central Belt of Scotland, and am the only Fully Qualified Tigers LSE Instructor for the Falkirk, Larbert, & Denny areas.

Having competed for 18 years, I have now retired from competitions having won several titles including the Scottish, British, European, and Welsh Champion, and retired winning silver at the P.U.M.A. Welsh Championships in 2008. I now concentrate on teaching and coaching, passing on my knowledge to others, preparing my students for their own competitions and running specific squad training sessions for all who wish to compete.

We look forward to welcoming you to our GSMA family!!

Classes To suit the needs of all students

Our Martial Arts Classes

I started Taekwon do in August 1990 with the T.A.G.B where I worked my way through the promotions to gain my first degree black belt and to become a fully qualified instructor. I also went on to become an umpire and referee in order to assist in competitions.

Taekwon-do class in falkirk


Ladies self defence class in Falkirk


Kickboxing class in falkirk


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We are Always looking for dedicated students

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Garry Shaw Martial Arts provides a quality, fun and welcoming experience to all new members. We're serious about martial arts and fitness, but not at the expense of having a good time!

If you or your child would like to become our next happy student then don't hesitate to reach out for more information.