Macedon Ranges Karate Academy

Junior & Senior Karate Classes for all Ages

Macedon Ranges Karate Academy

The Macedon Ranges Karate Academy (MRKA) has been operating in Riddells Creek since the mid 1980s.

Our longevity and success are the direct result of our commitment to excellence in teaching the art of traditional Shitoryu Karate-Do.

While our syllabus is both rigorous and challenging, our expert instructors are there to help each individual student to learn at their own pace and develop in accordance with their own abilities.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays:
Juniors – 6pm-7pm
Seniors – 7pm-8pm

(More sessions coming in 2023)

The Academy operates at Riddells Creek Primary School in the sports hall –
77/69 Main Rd, Riddells Creek VIC 3431

Macedon Ranges Karate Academy

JUNIOR CLASSES

At the Macedon Ranges Karate Academy, our junior classes are designed specifically for children aged 12 and under. The focus for our beginners is on developing coordination, balance, focus, and basic techniques. As students become more experienced, they are introduced to more challenging and advanced techniques so that they can progressively build their skills. Regardless of the level at which a student is training, we always promote a fun, safe and enjoyable environment within our dojo.

Our junior classes aim to help in cultivating respect, resilience, self-confidence and character within our students. We achieve all of this through fun yet practical training sessions and fundamental and modern teaching methods. Register today for your free introductory lesson.

Macedon Ranges Karate Academy

SENIOR CLASSES

Our senior classes cater to students aged 13 and up. These classes are designed to be accessible for anyone, regardless of previous experience, age, fitness level or ability. Whatever your goals as a karate student, our instructors are there to help you reach them.

So, whether your aim is to learn effective self-defence, or you want to increase your fitness, or you just want to try something new and challenging, we’ve got you covered. Our senior classes promote a fun, safe and relaxed environment where you can reach your goals at your own pace. The highly knowledgeable, experienced and friendly instructors at the MRKA are ready to help you to be the best that you can be. Register today for your free introductory lesson.

About Us

The Macedon Ranges Karate Academy is a branch of the Kassis Karate Academy which is regarded as one of Australia’s leading karate schools, based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. We also have affiliations with the following governing organisations:

  • Karate Victoria
  • Australian Karate Federation
  • Oceania Karate Federation
  • World Karate Federation
  • Asia Pacific Shitoryu Karate Federation
  • World Shitoryu Karate Federation

The Instructors

Neville Barton

Neville Barton

Sensei

 

Sensei Neville Barton (4th Dan) – Sensei Neville began studying karate in 1980 in the Kyushindo Kai style.

After attaining his 1st Dan black belt, Sensei Neville operated a number of dojos around the northern suburbs before commencing his Shitoryu training in 1985 under the now world-renowned Shihan (Master) Con Kassis (8th Dan) and Shihan (Shitoryu Grand Master) Mabuni Kenei (10th Dan).

Sensei Neville achieved his 4th Dan under the tutelage of Con Kassis and Shihan Mabuni Kenyu (son and successor of Kenei). He has also been a member of the Victorian Karate Federation since 2015 and he is a qualified and registered judge and referee.

Aidan Hogg

Aidan Hogg

Sensei

 

Sensei Aidan Hogg (3rd Dan) – Sensei Aidan began his Shitoryu training at the age of 7 in 1987 under Sensei Michael Kassis at our original Riddells Creek dojo.

Although he explored a number of sports throughout his childhood and adolescence, the call of karate was always persistent. Subsequently, in 2002 he began training full-time at our Honbu (head) dojo under the tutelage of Shihan Con Kassis. It was here that Sensei Aidan cemented his love of the art and discovered his passion for teaching Shitoryu karate-Do.

Sensei Aidan is also a secondary education teacher working in the local community, and this background greatly enhances his ability to pass on his knowledge.

MRKA Merch…

Please visit our merchandise website at https://sznthreads.com.au

Men’s T Shirt – White
$35.00

Men’s T Shirt – Grey
$35.00

Men’s T Shirt – Black
$35.00

Women’s T Shirt – White
$35.00

Women’s T Shirt – Grey
$35.00

Womens’s T Shirt – Black
$35.00

Kid’s T Shirt – White
$35.00

Kid’s T Shirt – Grey
$35.00

Kids’s T Shirt – Black
$35.00

Adult’s Hoodie – Grey
$70.00

Adult’s Hoodie – Black

$70.00

Kid’s Hoodie – Grey
$50.00

Kid’s Hoodie – Black
$50.00

Macedon Ranges Karate Academy

Riddells Creek Primary School in the sports hall –
77/69 Main Rd, Riddells Creek VIC 3431.