“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think”

Tigers – Taekwon-Do
& Life Skills For Kids

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

Come along and join our fantastic Tigers life skills education programme age group 3-6 years.

Dedicated Classes Taught By An Experienced Master

Taekwon-Do Classes For Children Aged 3-6 Years Old

Tigers Life Skills Education (LSE) is a revolutionary, progressive life skills course for children aged between 3 – 6 years of age. This course has been primarily designed as a life skills and danger awareness course.

Through fun activities and role- playing games, children learn how to deal with strangers, bullies, emergencies and day-to-day dangers, building their self-awareness and confidence at every stage.

Tigers has a background in the Martial Arts, with instructors and parents realising the benefits many areas of Martial Arts training could bring to young children. The Tigers course is actually based around TaeKwon-Do, teaching children fitness, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, strength and basic elements of self-defence when dealing with strangers or bullies.

Tigers does not teach children to be violent or to hurt others, rather it encompasses TaeKwon-Do training to compliment the core teachings and instil confidence, self-discipline, respect, perseverance and courtesy in all students.

Group of young taekwon-do students about to start class
Young taekwon-do students proudly posing for group photo

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
TaeKwon-Do teaches: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and Indomitable Spirit as part of our training programme.

Included In Our TKD Tigers Classes

Young taekwon-do student fly kicking student holding pad

Our students work towards earning badges through attendance and participation in class – starting at bronze and finishing at the Total Tiger Award badge.  This is in addition to sitting gradings to earn new belt grades, badges and certificates, covering the following six core themes:


Teamwork & Leadership


Stranger Awareness


Bully Awareness


Emergency skills


Health & Fitness


Global Awareness

At Tigers, children are rewarded for hard work and effort!

Enjoy Yourself

Safe, Monitored Children’s Taekwon-Do Classes

Tigers LSE as a course teaches many elements from Martial Arts training to danger awareness and life-skills training. As such we are endorsed by national recognised bodies, such as the Royal Fire Brigade and Rescue service (for our Emergency Skills theme) and leading sports professional bodies for our physical fitness course elements.

We are also backed and endorsed by leading nutritional and health experts due to the fact that we also help children (and parents!) to understand the benefits and importance of well-balanced nutrition.

Tigers has a full-time Child Protection Officer (CPO), who is a Level IV Social Services Worker, ensuring strict compliance with our Child Protection Policy. Our aim is to protect children in all that we do.

All Tigers Instructors:

  • Are Extended CRB Vetted on an annual basis
  • Are 1st Aid trained in dealing with infants and children
  • Are nationally insured with Tigers Ltd.
  • Have undergone intense practical & theoretical course training
  • Are NSPCC certified for dealing with Children in Sport
  • Are nationally or internationally certified ITF (International Taekwon-Do Federation) Martial Arts instructors

Joining TIGERS

Parents: We have schools in Falkirk, Larbert, and Denny and are growing on a day-to-day basis. Our schools provide introductory lessons free, hopefully giving you enough time to get a feel for the course, the instructors, school and its students. For further information on schools in your local area, please contact garry@shawmartialarts.co.uk and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible to answer any questions. When you come along for your free lessons, Instructors will provide you with a view of our course guide and student handbook, in addition to explaining what to expect in as much detail as is required.

 Tigers is the only recognised programme for teaching aged 3 – 6 year olds using Martial Arts as a basis. Please beware of imitations in your area.

Young taekwon-do students taking a break to enjoy playing a game with their master

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.