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THIS IS HOW
I MADE IT

By creating geniune friendships who supported me, trained with me, and were there for me ....

I was able to achieve my dream, and more. 

 

This is why creating a friendly safe environment for everyone: real people, non atheletic people, shy people, ALL PEOPLE and supporting them as much as talented students is a fundamental value I have in my school.

Hi, I'm Master Benjamin Silaphet,

Just a regular guy, with a passion for everything Martial Arts... including Movies!

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Hi, I'm Master Benjamin Silaphet,

Head Master Instructor and owner of Koryo Martial Arts and Muay Lao Academy.

I have been passionate about martial arts since a young boy.  I remember sneaking out of my room late at night to watch martial arts movies.  The first chance I got, I would ride my bike after school to my first martial arts classes, and I was hooked!

Martial Arts has been my life long passion and love.  Now, with a full time Martial Arts school and my own children, I want nothing more than to teach and share my Martial Arts knowledge with you.

Quick Backgroun of Master Ben

Master Benjamin Silaphet is a refugee from Laos and came to Australia in 1979 with his family.  He has lived in South West Sydney all his life, finishing High School at Bonnyrigg High School.

Master Ben went on to have a career in Telecommunications, attaining a Masters in Engineering Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Master Ben has always valued education and learning.  He now dedicates his full time work to his Martial Arts school and Martial Arts education. 

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THIS IS HOW
I MADE IT

— My Story

We kick ass, but we do it with a smile on our face and a laugh with our friends.

Koryo Martial Arts started in 2007 with a group of friends passionate about Martial Arts wanting to share their passion and knowledge with others.

From the beginning Koryo Martial Arts aimed at providing EFFECTIVE SKILLS for real EVERYDAY PEOPLE with quality training and equipment, in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

To this day we continue our tradition of providing awesome martial arts training for all ages, all shapes, all fitness levels, genders and neurodiverse people, with a focus on FUN, FRIENDSHIPS and seeing you achieve AMAZING THINGS!

We welcome REAL PEOPLE....

“WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE THEN IS NOT AN ACT BUT A HABIT.”

— Aristotle

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KORYO

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Koryo Martial Arts offers a wide range of Korean Martial Arts styles including Olympic and Traditional Taekwondo, Hapkido Self Defence and Kumdo sword and weapons.  Koryo Martial Arts offers Belt Ranks for all classes and programs.  Classes are available for preschoolers under 5 years of age, Junior classes for children up to 14 years of age and Teen and Adult classes for all students over the age of 14.

MUAY LAO

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Muay Lao is a kick boxing style originating from Master Benjamin's country of birth, Laos.  Muay Lao is close to Master Benjamins heart, and because of his passion for the art he chose to create a completely seperate class and identidity for his Kick Boxing and Traditional Lao Weapons training.  There are no belt ranks within this program

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Our School

Our Full Time Smithfield school offers a fully equiped training area with everything you need to get the most out of your training

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Training Equipment

Our training area hosts many punching pads, kick shields, and punching bags for your training.  

We also have an equipment shop on location so you can buy training equipment to take home with you.

We stock the Korean Mooto brand which is the global standard for quality.

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Sydney Martial Arts
Training Equipment

Our Martial Arts Facilities also offer a fighting ring to add to your training experience.  We hold full contact fight nights on Fridays for a bit of fun.

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