Be Strong

Be Calm

Be Kind

Try Hard


An active modality that combines the principles of mental wellbeing and emotional regulation with those of therapeutic martial art training techniques, games, metaphors and stories.    

Its format engages and empowers young people to learn life skills, and to better manage the challenges in their lives. 


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The Mat Program Set of Values - THE CODE

Be Strong

Be Strong  in body, mind and heart. Physical, emotional and psychological health

in body, mind and heart. Physical, emotional and psychological health

Be Calm

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to believe in yourself and be able to make better choices under pressure

Be Kind

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towards yourself, others and the environment

Try Hard

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because effort is the currency of success


The MAT Program uses therapeutic martial arts drills, games, metaphors and stories, to deliver the physical and mental wellbeing objectives of your school, agency or company in a fun and interactive way.

The program does NOT rely on sparring of any form amongst its participants.

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The MAT Program is proudly run by the non-for profit organisation TESSA Inc.  

For more information about TESSA please visit www.tessainc.org.au