What is the Fighting Falls Program?

Fighting Falls is a modified program that is accessible, affordable and implemented in a community setting. The program has been designed to holistically aid in the prevention of falls and improve the health of Australians over the age of 65 in a socially appropriate environment.

When delivered effectively, Fighting Falls will:
​ Modify Taekwondo exercises to improve balance, coordination, cognitive development and general health/fitness in a welcoming and safe environment.
Provide a Taekwondo program that is adaptable to a broad range of ability and fitness levels including mobility and illness issues.
Engage and support local communities through councils, service clubs, health/fitness centres and retirement homes.
Create a platform to repeat national and state health messaging for older Australians.

How is Fighting Falls run?

The focus of Fighting Falls is to create a physical and social experience that is suitable to each participant and delivers on their purpose of participating. Guidelines for the program are outlined below:
All new participants can be tested to establish a baseline level of their strength and or balance which will be monitored throughout the program. This also ensures that any participant risk-factors are identified to ensure suitable exercises are prescribed.
The duration of sessions will usually be between 30-45 minutes.
Modified exercises will be undertaken with a particular focus on ensuring that exercise constraints and intensity are tailored to suit each participant.
Participants can pay by the session, with the recommended price of the program being $5 per session. Speak to your accredited coach for more details regarding payment.

Why would I participate in a Fighting Falls program?

There are a number of reasons why older Australians get involved in the Fighting Falls program including:
To gain the great health benefits that the program focuses on including falls prevention, cardiovascular/musculoskeletal health, and social/psychological wellbeing.
You may have been referred by a health professional to be involved in the program to increase physical activity levels in a controlled environment.
To enjoy the social benefits of participating in a group training environment.

Where can I find Fighting Falls?

Fighting Falls is delivered by accredited coaches at various venues including:
Taekwondo centres
Health centres – e.g. exercise physiologists
Fitness centres – e.g. personal training programs or group fitness sessions
Aged care facilities
Community settings
To find your nearest Fighting Falls program, please send an enquiry via the Contact Form.
We acknowledge that our office is spread across many traditional lands, and we pay respect to all traditional owners of these lands and elders past and present.