EVENTS - Seminars, Tournaments etc

This is a place where you can find out what's happening around the Australia. Many of the events are run by the International Martial Arts Alliance / MartialArts Australia but this is an industry notice board not just for members. If you have an event (tournament, fight night, camp, seminar, training tour) you want to tell others about, send it to us and we will post it at no charge.

Live Fight Shows interest you? Find out more below...

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th August 8.00am - 3.00pm



On completion, successful participants will be certified to deliver Defensive Tactics accredited training to either the martial arts or security industry (conditions apply). COST: $500.00

Martial Arts Australia Training Centre

Factory 5, 772 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC

Graham Slater 61 3 9897 3213

Sunday the 28th August 2011 9am-3:30pm Kyoukei Goju Ryu Karate Annual Tournament
Emerton Leisure Centre, Jersey Road Emerton
30th of July 2011

Dutch Muay-Thai Seminar
Long & Short  Distance Defence/ Countering,
Learn how to enter while being attacked.

Logic Kick-Boxing
0402 220 269
Unit 1/165 South Creek Road
Cromer, 2099 NSW

Sunday 28th August 
9 am till 4:45 pm (approx)   
The Lion Bushido August Tournament

03 9887 4098

21st Ausust, 2011
10am - 1:30pm
Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword Art). Conducted by Master Jung Il Ho
Cost: $55 per person. Instructors with 5 students will be admitted free.
Martial Arts Australia Centre, 772 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully
0418809808 or 97597187

20th August, 2011

Haidong Gumdo Special Weapons Seminar - Gumdo Sword Techniques, Defence & Attacks, Cuttings, Footwork, etc... Berwick Leisure Centre or Lysterfield Primary School


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This Saturday
Start 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Edge Weapon Response Seminar - Mannie De Matos Trainer
Want to add some realistic pressure tested defences against the knife. Check out this seminar ideal for any martial artist and those in the police / security / military.
Cost $60.00
Group Discounts The Flyer

Martial Arts Australia Training Facility
Fact 5 / 772 Burwood hwy Ferntree Gully Victoria, Australia
Call for more details: 03 9897 3213
Mobile: 0419 569 565
5th - 9th July Shotokan Karate Coalition Championships and Yahara Seminars
Also teaching is Sensei Stan Schmidt
BOOK NOW - Contact Keith Geyer 0407 886 764 Email:
3rd - 9th September

Boracay Island Philippines Knife Defence Camp 2011
Simbulan from the Pekiti Tirsia Kali Dasma group based in Manila, and Hakarac Martial Boxing.
The Flyer

Mannie De Matos
m: 0409 327 195
17th July
12pm & 2mp-4-pm
UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.
2 Workshop / Seminars -
Kando Martial Arts Ph: 9579 7999
McKinnon Secondary College Mckinnon
Saturday 16th July UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell.
2 Workshop / Seminars -
Team Weapon Presents
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
For bookings call Leanne on 0403 221 072

  Pressure Point Defensive Tactics - Australia: Level 1 & 2 Courses
Chief Coach & Trainer Paul Mracek
PPDefensive Tactics Level 1 & 2 Training Courses are being run by the PPDT Australian Representative - TAEKWONJITSU, and the IMA: Notes: i) Training Gear: loose fitting training clothes ii) Bring a light lunch iii) Caution: This is a physical course and as such participants should be in good physical health and condition.
Know more about the Trainer GET BIO
Check out the videos & testimonials of the last course GO NOWDownload the entry form
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Fact 5 / 772 Burwood hwy Ferntree Gully Victoria, Australia
Call for more details: 03 9897 3213





POWER SUMMIT the perfect blend of martial arts and business.
Seminars in every state starting from the 21st May in Canberra and finishing in Perth on 30th May 2010.
Direct from the USA Roland Osborne and Randy Holeman will have you spell bound with their presentations on creating the best curriculum, retaining and expanding your student membership to numbers you could only dream of. Yes you have the opportunity to make it happen with these awesome 7 hours sessions.
$99.00 per seminar
Book Online at
or call 02 6655 7560

I've met Roland and know what he does and I know if you attend his seminars and implement his science you will definitely be blown away with the results. If you are a serious school owner and not afraid to grow your school, be there and I'll see you there too. Graham Slater - Chairman

(3) Master Julius Melegrito, Philippine Martial Arts (featured on the Martial Arts Channel - C31 Melbourne)
Wednesday 12th May
Kando Marital Arts
Cnr Neerim Rd & Neerim Grove, Hughesdale (Oakleigh) Vic 3166
Ph. 03 9579 7999

DROP IN CLASSSES - (for instructors & senior students)
This is a great opportunity to cross train and learn specific conditioning drills, weapons and dynamic forms with Graham Slater
Limited numbers for each session
When: Mondsdays 7.00pm - 9.00pm (specific theme for each night)
Where: Impact Fitness Centre 2/2 Unit Kia Crt Preston Victoria
Cost: $20.00
Contact: Craig Baulch 0422 993 687
Phone: 03 9484 0548

Paul Mracek CPEng, GAICD, FAIM, CEO keynotes speaker (Who is Paul Mracek?)
Graham Slater support presenter
Theme: 'When you need more than just martial arts skills to run a Club'
This business session will give you ideas and practical skills tto get your club pumping.
When: New dates being created shortly
Venue: IMA HQ Training Facility Unit 2 / 2 Kia Crt Preston Victoria
Cost: FREE to IMA members or $97.00 (non members)
Bookings essential Contact: Graham Slater
Phone: 03 9897 3213

Sports Coaching and Fitness Courses are great way to upgrade your skills as an instructor. Want to know about gaining higher qualifications either by correspondance of with 'face to face' workshops call us for special IMA Member Rates 03 9897 3213

The IMA was founded on this type of non political / open mind / no ego attitude for instructor training covering all sorts of topics from numerous styles from around Australia and overseas. Each seminar lasts around 2 hours with several instructors taking 15-20 minutes segments on a chosen theme which can be anything from practical self defence to chi development and esoteric healing. Generally an instructor volunteers tobe the host and provides the venue and all participants donate $15.00 for training and refreshments. The IMA HQ will hosting one per month so take advantage of this opportunity to get some great instructor training.
7.00pm-9.00pm and the first Thursday of every month
Themes: Different each session (Instructors can bring their senior students)
Unit 2 / 2 Kia Crt Preston Victoria (under the banner of Impact Fitness International )
Book to confirm theme and space availability.
Contact: Craig Baulch 0422 993 687
Other seminars to be posted shortly!

PREVIOUS EVENTS THIS YEAR - yes you missed them!

Brisbane Martial Arts Expo
Venue: Historical Old Museum on Sunday the 11th April 2010.
The Expo offers exhibitor stalls for Martial Arts & relevant industries as well as hosting three large halls incorporating a 1,150 m2 training area to hold classes and workshops in a multitude of Martial Art styles.
Contact Jonathan Murphy on: 0404 0505 01 or visit
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Victorian Knockdown Championships
When: 18th April 2010
VENUE: Reggio Calabria Club 476 Brunswick Road Parkville VictoriaSpectators ADULT $30.00 Ringside $25.00 General CHILDREN U12 $15.00Full Contact spectators can attend the children's tournament free.
MELWAY: Map 29
Early Weigh in : 1.00-2.00 Pm. SHARP Sat.17 th . April at the Melbourne Kyokushin Dojo: Vaults 9 & 10, Banana Alley 367 Flinders St. Melbourne ,
Contact: Shihan Peter Volke
Ph. 03 53424716 Mob. 0419 312 411
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Graham Lelliott Seminar (National Tour) 8th dan Kenpo Master
When: 26th Feb - 2nd Mar at various venues
Contact: Peter Tas 0438 946 781
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Iain Abernethy – Internationally recognised kata exponent Aussie Tour!
Starting 19th March in Hoppers Crossing, Bacchus March and Oakleigh
Download the Poster and check out his profile
Download the tour dates, locations and contacts.....
Call: Robert 0400 416 604

Fight Night - Immortality Battle of the Gods MMA/Muay Thai/K1
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
20th March 2010
Promoters Stuart McKinnon & Reinhard Badato have gone above & beyond this realm & asked the GODS for their Blessing to allow a momentous battle which was preordained by fight fans and now will materialise on the the battle field that is IMMORTALITY “Batte Of The Gods”….
Check out the Poster