WHAT IS ZENRYOKU MARTIAL ARTS?

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Zenryoku

Zenryoku means "All ones strength"

Zenryoku Martial Arts (ZMA) is a freestlye martial arts founded in 1999 by a  team of martial artists including Kyoshi Gerard Wade & Kyoshi Jason Harris. Its lineage traces back to Japanese combat based martial arts such as Nippon Kempo. Over the 21st century the predecessor's to ZMA had influence from other styles such as Kyokoshin Karate, Wu Shu, Muay Thai, and Western wrestling & boxing, making ZMA one of the first truly mixed martial arts, before the explosion on MMA in the 2000's.

ZMA is currently headed by one of it's founders Kyoshi Gerard (Chunk) Wade 6th Dan Black Belt with over 35 years experience. ZMA is based on the Mid North Coast with Dojo's in the Macleay, Hastings and Nambucca regions.

ZMA uses the traditional kyu/dan grade system introduced in Judo and utilised in many Japanese Arts. ZMA has established itself as a family friendly style that allows students of all ages and backgbrounds to develop great martials arts and self defense skills.

MEET OUR TEAM

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SENSEI CURTIS

Head Trainer & Founder

Curtis is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Zenryoku Martial Arts with over 25 years martial arts experience. Has competed extensively in various martial arts tornaments, amatuer kickboxing, and trained & fought Muay Thai in Thailand. Head trainer for our Martial Arts and Muay Thai classes,
as well as overseeing our Fight Team training.

SENSEI JAKE

Trainer & Fighter

Jake is a 2nd Dan Black Belt with over 10 Years training and teaching with Zenryoku.

Has worked professionally in the security industry, so has a real understanding of reality based martial arts.

Jake is an instructor for Martial Arts & is actively competing in Kickboxing & Muay Thai.

MITCH

Fighter & Private Muay Thai Trainer

Mitch is one of our most experienced fighters having competed in Kickboxing and Muay Thai for ZMA Academy since 2016. He has a strong Muay Mat style with strong boxing and heavy low kicks. Mitch actively coaches for our Muay Thai group lessons, fight team preparation, and is available for private 1-on-1 sessions in both Muay Thai and Boxing.

TOM (PORCO)

Fighter & Private Muay Thai Trainer

Porco has been training & fighting under ZMA Academy since 2018. Having trained Tae Kwon Do as a kid he has developed a highly technical Muay Femur style, with a strong kicking base. Porco actively assists in our Muay Thai group lessons, with fight team preparation and is available for private 1-on-1 sessions.

 

Z.M.A. ACADEMY     MARTIAL ARTS     &     MUAY THAI   -   NEWCASTLE, N.S.W.