“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

Garry Shaw Martial Arts,
Who We Are

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

Dedicated Martial Arts Team

Meet Garry & The Team

Hi there, I’m Garry Shaw, and would like to introduce you to the rest of the team. I have a fantastic family who help me out with our GSMA schools. My wife Karen is the admin whizz, and fantastic with all ‘behind the scenes’ workload, which in turn helps me focus and concentrate on teaching classes. My son Fraser helps me with our Tigers classes, while also continuing to do his own training in TaeKwon-Do.

Teamwork certainly does make the dream work in our family!! We also have some of our eager students involved in helping at our Tigers classes, which is giving them brilliant experience working with kids, and also supports the larger class sizes which we have now!

In addition to what you can see at classes, there’s a great network of support that you might not see but who are key to the operation of our schools, whether that be coaching at competitions, covering classes for me from time to time, or in the planning of our events (our schools have a great social network outside as well as inside the classes).

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

Experienced Martial Arts Master

My Experience

I currently run three Martial Arts schools in Falkirk, Larbert, and Denny, and have been active in TaeKwon-Do for over 30 years now, starting way back in 1990. I’ve recently been able to achieve my lifelong ambition in being able to run all three schools as a full-time profession.

I’m involved with Falkirk Community Trust, and Active Schools Falkirk, which enables me to visit the primary schools within Falkirk region, introducing TaeKwon-Do to everyone. You might also see me at out-of- school camps organised by these teams!

Over the years, I’ve worked in the Security Industry, so have first-hand experience in utilising self-defence techniques. Having worked in pubs and nightclubs over a period of ten years as part of security teams, I was responsible for maintaining the safety of others, making sure everyone was having a great time in a safe and secure environment.

Martial Arts can significantly improve physical and mental wellbeing, as well as providing a source of self-empowerment, self-discipline, and great social skills.

Our team look forward to welcoming you along to our GSMA classes!

We are Always looking for dedicated students

Contact Us For More Information

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.