Z.M.A. Academy Newcastle
Our Martial Arts classes were established in 2011 by Sensei Curtis Smeaton a 3rd degree Black Belt of ZMA, trained under Kyoshi chunk since 1995.
During his youth Curtis competed at State & National Level in Karate Style tournaments, winning many sparring events. During his early 20's he moved his focus into competing in kickboxing, and learning more martial arts techniques from a range of styles such as BJJ, MMA, and Muay Thai.
Curtis Strives to establish ZMA as a high quality Martial Art within the Hunter Region. In 2018 we opened our new permanent fully equiped facility at Kahibah Sports Club and Introduced dedicated Muay Thai Kickboxing and Private classes to our schedule.
Muay Thai & Kickboxing
Since 2013 Curtis has traveled throughout SE Asia learning from some of the best strikers from the region. He has trained at the following gym's:
* Charn Chai Gym - Pai, Thailand (also competed for)
* Yokkao Training Centre - Bangkok Thailand
* Sit Thaharnaek - Chiang Mai, Thailand
* Sor Varapin Gym - Bangkok, Thailand
* Pheonix Lethwei Gym - Yangon, Myanmar
* Banchamek Gym - Chiang Mai, Thailand
* Mr. Ly's Khun Khmer Gym - Siam Reap, Cambodia
After a 5 year hiatus Curtis returned to competition in 2018 and has been focused on actively competing in Muay Thai, and has since gone on to compete through out Australia & also in Thailand. Although instructing and coaching is his main focus he still continues to compete when the opportunity arises.
Here at ZMA Academy Newcastle we have connections with promoters throughout Australia for those who are interested in competing in Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Kickboxing or MMA.
Full time dedicated training facility with matted floor, wall pads, and
a range of heavy & specialty bags
OFFERS OUR MEMBERS
Muay Thai classes for everyone
Mixed Martial Arts (10-Adults)
Kids Karate (ages 5-9)
Private 1-on-1 Sessions
Muay Fight Team Training - train along side our fight team, 6 days a week, who are regularly competing!!