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Black Belt Martial Arts - Mingara

Head instructor - 
Sensei Pauline and Sensei Adrian
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Black Belt Martial Arts Mingara is a family and fitness friendly school located within the Mingara Leisure Centre. We cater for people of any age from our highly successful Lil Dragons program for 2 - 7 year olds to our all ages karate program or our Cardio Kickboxing program ideal for anybody wanting to get fit fast and learn self defence. Students travel from as far as Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Bay, The Entrance, Mardi, Tuggerawong, Wyong, Dora Creek and Tuggerah to attend these classes. Our instructors are Silver level NCAS coaches accredited by the Australian Sports Commission and Senior First Aid officers, NSW State Team Members and State champions and members of the Australian karate team. Sensei Pauline and Sensei Adrian are the owners and head instructors of BBMA Mingara. Sensei Pauline is a Third Dan Black Belt in Shotokan karate, Kickboxing and Matayoshi kobudo (traditional weapons) and Sensei Adrian is a Third Dan Black Belt in Shotokan karate and Matayoshi Kobudo and a Second Dan in Kickboxing. Our school philosophy is to bring out the best in everyone from the instructors to all of the students through a caring, professional and communicative environment. We have Lil Dragons classes for 2 - 7 year olds focusing on discipline, self defence, anti bullying and fun! Our Karate program for 8 years to adult develops essential life skills and self defence from white to Black Belt and beyond. Kickboxing for fourteen years and above is a cardio intensive feel the burn workout encompassing self defence. Cage fitness is a thirty minute fitness class involving five rounds of punching, kicking and lifting a 12 kilo bag. Matayoshi Kobudo is a traditional weapons program for 14 years and above. We also have a great competition pathway for our students both Nationally, Internationally and all the way to the Olympics. The school also does a lot of work for the community by teaching Schools Programs at local schools, self defence seminars for women in shelters, Rock and Water programs and demonstrations in the public eye. Whether you are looking to get fit, learn self defence or improve spiritually and emotionally BBMA Mingara is the school for you.


Mingara Recreational Centre, 12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

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