ATI Martial Arts re-opens in bigger Joondalup premises


Master Tony Curtis, Mr Martin Speter, Master Rodney Lockyer and Master Rocco Capolingua.
Master Tony Curtis, Mr Martin Speter, Master Rodney Lockyer and Master Rocco Capolingua.

ATI Martial Arts in Joondalup re-opened in bigger premises on November 11, and used the Remembrance Day event to raise funds for the Returned Services League (RSL).

Director Rocco Capolingua said the school had been running for more than 15 years and had expanded to a 500sq m gym floor.

“We have the space to not only teach taekwondo more effectively but different styles of defence with the addition of Brazilian jiujutsu, boxing, women’s only martial arts and kickboxing for kids,” he said.

Mr Capolingua said they held a sausage sizzle with $450 raised for the RSL WA and the league’s youngest member, Martin Speter, led the 11th hour reflections on the day.

He said ATI academies across Perth worked with the RSL to develop “community minded youth”.

“ATI’s ‘random acts of kindness’ (log book) is to be completed by all students prior to their black belt grading promotion,” he said.

“Our students get in contact with the RSL to see what community tasks they can complete.

“A few of our black belt students have attended ‘busy bees’ helping RSL members with various tasks.

“I believe by linking community service in with the ultimate goal of earning a black belt, gives more meaning to what these students have achieved.

“Teaming with the RSL was an easy choice as they too believe in honesty, integrity and trust – ATI’s core values.”

Mr Capolingua said he would present the cheque of funds raised at the open day to the RSL on December 13 at the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club.

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