SHIRUDO Ultimate Martial Arts, first and foremost is a family-based culture that provides a choice of the most diverse Martial Arts Programs in Australia today with a very strong team of winning competitors as Instructors, coaches and students alike.

SHIRUDO itself, is a Hybrid Martial Art which was founded in 2012 by Shihan Paul.

The Japanese word SHIRUDO translates to English as SHIELD. (relating to building a protective shield around us)

Our Mission

To provide family self-defence training that meets the needs of our students and provides them with the ability to deal with the effects of fear and escape from a determined attacker

To provide a Safe Haven with positive energy and support for our students mental and physical wellbeing.

To provide inspiration of personal excellence through our example as Black Belts both in and out of SHIRUDO.

To ensure the long-term sustainability of the SHIRUDO Martial Arts facility and its instructors by providing exemplary student service.

Our Vision

We will develop methodologies that ensure that SHIRUDO training is ethical, practical, cost effective, tactically sound, legally defensible and having minimum risk of injury to all parties involved.

SHIRUDO will provide the best possible self-defence training.

We will continue to spread the message that no one should be a victim of violence.

SHIRUDO will never rest on our laurels and will always strive to learn more, be better and overcome challenges so that we may better serve the community in which we live.

Our Values

We operate ethically

We treat our members and ourselves with trust and respect

We communicate openly

We are accountable for our decisions, actions and behaviour

We value our expertise and share our knowledge

We value personal safety

We value community responsibility

Shihan Paul Michael – 5th Degree Black Belt is the founder/chief instructor of SHIRUDO Ultimate Martial Arts and Chairman of the SHIRUDO Martial Arts Association.

After studying many different forms of martial arts including Kung Fu, Karate, Judo, Hapkido, Taekwondo and Chi Gong, for more than 30 years and achieving High level Black Belts in several styles, Shihan Paul developed and created the style of SHIRUDO based around practical self-defence and family values and developed a comprehensive curriculum that covers a very broad range of techniques drawn from his experience, training and achievements through studying many martial arts styles from around the world.

In 2014, SHIRUDO established a full-time facility in Castle Hill, with classes in  SHIRUDO Hybrid, Boxing, Muay Thai/Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and High Intensity Fitness with A Premium Membership package that offers 24/7 access, that has clearly established SHIRUDO as a unique and modern Martial Arts facility situated right in the heart of Castle Hill

Classes run 6 days a week and are conducted across a huge 460 sqm of fully matted floor space and taught by highly qualified and internationally experienced instructors, trainers and coaches, with current working with Children Checks and Police Checks and up to date first aid certificates.

Apart from the obvious development of self-defence skills, all the styles under SHIRUDO UMA will improve an individual’s confidence and develop a positive mental attitude while building attributes for strong, focused and courageous individuals.

We are confident you will find that SHIRUDO Ultimate Martial Arts is UNIQUE and well worth your investment in time and money and we look forward to guiding you through your martial arts journey.

COME IN AND TRAIN WITH US TODAY! “Experience our unique and friendly culture.”