Dynamic Martial Arts

About Us

Opening in 2005, Chief Instructor Dave Sawyer has not only strived to bring quality martial arts training to the area, but has also put into place his dream of a true martial arts center. Members can learn and train in different martial arts at the center all for one price. They currently run over 40 hours a week of instructor led classes with a wide range of sessions that the whole family can enjoy.

Dynamic Martial Arts is affiliated with several groups, organisations and associations both locally in New Zealand and Internationally. All the Martial arts instructors are aligned with groups that are specific to the arts they teach which gives them credibility and oversight.

How we can help your child

At Dynamic Martial Arts, we offer a highly structured grading syllabus that is sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association and World Korean Combat Organisation. This has been developed with young children in mind which takes them step-by-step through the full kickboxing syllabus.

This involves regular tag and tiger badge testing leading to new belts, included is not just martial art techniques but testing on balance, peer-to-peer co-ordination, leadership, and great general life skills, this is alongside understanding the five tenants of Martial Arts – Courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit.

For children aged 4 to 13 years old, our Kickboxing & MMA classes are fun, safe and give the kids a great workout while learning a martial art. Martial Arts increases a child's self-confidence, fitness and allows them to try new things.

Through our Kickboxing grading syllabus, kids learn how to kick, punch, and defend effectively. They will learn self-discipline as they work their way to their black belts.

Our MMA classes teach our younger students how to defend, disarm and detain whilst on the ground. Students are shown how to get out of hold and pin down, while turning a disadvantage into an advantage.

Our kids are challenged and given the chance to learn and grow, receive a sense of achievement and self-discipline by achieving realistic goals.

For age 14 and upwards we offer a huge range of Arts to choose from. From the stand-up striking arts of Kickboxing and Muay Thai, the ground fight fighting style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu along with our traditional arts of Hapkido and Qi Kwan Do.

Each of these arts are full arts, however learning a combination of them will make you a true Mixed Martial Artist.

These martial arts classes focus on different aspects, some arts are stronger kicking or punching, some are more self-defence orientated. Each art will suit different people hence we offer a wide range for your child to take part in.

And if a child is not interested in learning a full martial art, but just wants to get fit using the fighting techniques found within them, then they will love our Combat Cardio where they will work up a sweat along with learning something new.

All our martial arts are taught by qualified and experienced instructors with grading syllabi that are recognised worldwide.

Physical environment

We have two club premises, one in Silverdale and one in Warkworth, both have access to parking.


Dynamic Martial Arts is a family orientated club that is active in all aspects of the arts we train and compete in. We hold several social events during the year for all our club members young and old.

If you need more information look at our website where you will find all the information that you are looking for. If not, don’t hesitate to come down to one of our training venues and speak to one of the instructors, where we will be happy to help.