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Welcome To Jita Kyoei Martial Arts

Located in the Central Coast of New South Wales, Jita Kyoei Martial Arts practices the fundamental principle of Jita Kyoei - "Mutual Benefit and Welfare".

We cater for everyone ages five and up, of all fitness and experience levels.

Come along and see what the fuss is about, your first month is free!

Why Train With Us?

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Our team has extensive experience in coaching all manner of students - adults and children, competitors and recreational students alike.

We currently specialise in Judo and Jiu Jitsu (often referred to as BJJ) and have more to come. We strive to maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and cater to many different needs.

Training with us in martial arts is a great activity for everyone. It builds a sense of confidence (the number one defence for children against bullies) as well as practical skills that are not only great for self defence but also solid foundations in co-ordination, fitness, awareness and movement for other sports and activities. It also builds friendship and camaraderie between students that often blossoms into friendships outside the club.

Judo and Jiu Jitsu are great arts to train in, as they allow you to be able to try the techniques against full resistance whilst still maintaining safety; something many other martial arts are unable to do.

Whether you wish to be a competitor or not we ensure everyone gets the most out of every session and the attention they need in order to work towards their goals.

Coaches

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Paul Sheean

Judo and Jiu Jitsu Head Coach

Ranks:

  • 1st Dan Black Belt in Judo
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • NCAS Level 1 (Judo Coach)

After learning Judo for a few years as a child, Paul resumed training in 2006 and started training Jiu Jitsu in 2009. He regularly trains both arts and strives to become as "well rounded" as possible.

After helping teaching kids classes for a few years he began to take more interest in the teaching and technical side of Judo and is now the primary instructor at Jita Kyoei Martial Arts. Along with his Kata partner Drew he has competed in Nage-no-Kata Judo competitions, together having achieved a Silver Medal placing at national competition in 2016.

Teaching kids and adults both traditional Judo as well as "Judo for Jiu Jitsu" has made him appreciate many different perspectives on every technique and due to student's popular demand has now started teaching separate Jiu Jitsu classes.

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Drew Evans

Judo Coach

Ranks:

  • 1st Dan Black Belt
  • JFA National B Referee
  • Judo NSW Level A Referee
  • NCAS level 1


Drew has 20 years experience in judo, in which time he has trained with judo clubs in Okayama, the NSW state team and various clubs within NSW. He has competed in the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Australian National Judo Titles and 2016 and 2017 National Kata Championships. A technical student of Judo, Drew offers a vast range of knowledge applicable to all levels of the art, from beginners right through to competitive players.

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Sean Cole

Judo Coach

Bio coming soon!

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Craig O'Neill

Judo Coach

Bio coming soon!

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Jimi Ellis

Jiu Jitsu Coach

Bio coming soon!

Classes

Judo

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Kid's Judo
Kids Judo Technical and Randori

Tailored especially for kids 12 and under, the focus is on learning valuable skills through fun.

In this class, children will learn essential skills for self defence, co-ordination, fitness as well as social skills as they interact physically with other kids. They will learn to throw, fall safely as well as co-ordinate on the ground whilst they try to hold each other down.

Judo is one of the best martial arts and sports for children as it allows them to "wrestle" in a safe and technical environment which is well known to help in development of both the body and mind of the child.

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Teens and Adults Judo
Teens and Adults Judo Technical and Randori

Catering to both recreational and competition players, we strive for an enjoyable and safe environment in which to train the sport and martial art of Judo.

Judo is an Olympic sport and provides many opportunities to travel and compete nationally and internationally for those that wish to persue a competitive journey, and provides many benefits to everyone - competing or not.

In this class you will learn to throw others, fall safely, control others on the ground through pins and submissions (joint locks and strangles). As with everything we do, the emphasis is on the safety and welfare of each other, so these valuable skills are able to be learnt in a pressure-free environment.

Randori is the Judo name for sparring, or "free practice". We provide a smooth learning curve from absolute beginner up to full sparring, so everyone can get something out of it without being forced into the "deep end" before they are ready.

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Mixed Ages Judo
Kids, Teens and Adults Judo

This class is mixed with kids and adults (although sometimes the adults enjoy pretending to be one of the kids!). There is more focus on technique and less on the more physical aspects (sparring/randori) so some students see it as a gentle way to begin training.

The last half hour of the class is just for the teens and adults, so more difficult concepts are able to be worked on if desired.

Jiu Jitsu

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Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals
Focusing on the most important (core) techniques of Jiu Jitsu.

This class is focused on the core components of Jiu Jitsu. These are the techniqes and concepts that anyone can learn that build a solid framework with which to expand into any specialised "style" a student may wish.

Focusing mostly on techniques that are useful in both the sportive and self defence aspect of the art, this class is great for beginners but also very useful for experienced students to hone in the details of techniques and concepts.

Others

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Judo and Jiu Jitsu Combined Open Mat
Open practice session for students.

Whether you are a Judo student or a Jiu Jitsu student or both, this session is a great opportunity to do free practice with others. Many people use the time to get some randori/rolling rounds (sparring) in, but you can also drill techniques or work through concepts with other students.

We are quite liberal with our allowed techniques, but as always safety and the welfare of your training partners is the number one priority.

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Private Class
Available on request

When you need to work on something specific or outside the standard class structure we can work out a time together in which to focus on your needs. This option has been taken up by both students of the club and visitors who wish to focus more specifically on a goal.

All of our coaches have experience working in larger classes as well as one-on-one settings, so contact us if you wish to arrange a session. We strongly recommend bringing a partner as it can be much easier to demonstrate and practice techniques in this way (plus you can split the cost between each other if you wish).

Timetable

Monday

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mixed Ages Judo

Kids finish at 7:30 pm

Tuesday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kid's Judo

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teens and Adults Judo

Thursday

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Combined Open Mat

Friday

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Teens and Adults Judo

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kid's Judo

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teens and Adults Judo

Location and Facility

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Located on Manns Road in West Gosford, our new facilities are better than ever! We believe we provide the best training area in the region.

Our facilities provide the following:

  • 99m2 of professional mat space
  • Fully airconditioned for training comfort
  • M/F changerooms, toilets, showers and locker rooms
  • Private mat room away from passers-by

Pricing

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We believe our services are very competitively priced and do not subscribe to the idea of hiding prices until you come in to speak in person. Below is a basic run-down of the pricing structure for training with Jita Kyoei Martial Arts:

  • First month is free (no matter how many classes you attend)!
  • Casual class and visitor drop-in rate: $15 per day.
  • Monthly membership: $50 for unlimited classes (no minimum contract).
  • Private classes (available on request): $50 per hour for one or two people, $30 per person there-after.

Additional fees are as follows:

  • Yearly registration with Judo NSW (required for those that wish to receive a grade in Judo):
    • Juniors: $125 per year (must be less than 16 years of age at the time of membership).
    • Seniors: $175 per year.
  • Grading session including certificate and belt: $40.

Please let us know if you have any questions or difficulties and we will do our best to work with you.

Contact Us

We pride ourselves on being approachable and friendly. Feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments you have!

You can reach us in the following ways: