The Massey and Birdwood Settlers Association Hall is the scene for many activities. Two of the activities involve classes for self-defence.
Aikido classes take place on Monday night starting at 6.30pm. The instructor is one the Associations executive members, Craig Andrew.
The classes start with very simple warm up exercises before students start practicing some of the moves. Students have the ability to work through the grades from white belt to black.
This is similar to the other self-defence class, Kung Fu. Like Aikido Kung Fu is classic martial arts class. The Kung Fu instructor is Jason King and Kung Fu classes are held on Thursday nights starting at 7pm.