Attention All Future Martial Artists

Gain Incredible Self-Defence Skills, Get Fit & Have Fun at Turnbull Academy Martial Arts, Belconnen

No Matter What Your Age, Ability Or Fitness Level, Our Commitment Is To Provide You With Quality Martial Arts Instruction, Value & Skills For Life...


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SPECIAL OFFER: 5 Classes for $39.95


How Can We Help You?

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If you want to become incredibly fit, learn defensive martial arts, master the art of wrestling and create long-lasting friendships, then our friendly, family-run school with three different styles to choose from has everything you can want in a martial arts school and more.

We know that different people have different reasons for starting their martial arts journey. For some it’s a way to get moving and learn something fun, for others it’s coming back to a style they’ve done before to round off their skills and for others still it’s a place where their kids can learn self-defence, be around great role models and grow in confidence.

Mara Turnbull teaching karate kid

Our mission? To empower and lift people up through martial arts.

That’s why you can be guaranteed to find something that will keep your motivated, happy, fit, healthy and develop amazing skills all in the one place.

So how can we help you reach your goals?

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  • Access to a variety of programs to match your personality
  • High energy and fun classes for different age groups and ranks
  • Expert tuition by fully qualified and highly experienced full-time instructors
  • Strong Karate/Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculums
  • Periodic assessment, goal-checking and grading opportunities
  • A flexible timetable and various training options to suit your work, school and family schedule
  • A stress free spacious and clean dojo

That’s not all. We also have specialised family martial arts classes, mixed martial arts sparring classes and wrestling PLUS a strong, vibrant and social community of like-minded people.



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So my youngest Sean asked about learning martial arts a while back , checked out a few classes in Judo , Wing Chun kung fu ( "it's too fast dad " ) & Akido , then by chance got to try Brazilian jujitsu & absolutely loves it! Good school & an excellent teacher. So we have another budding martial artist in the family. Now for a kid with high anxiety with autism this is a major goal of building his confidence.



I've always aspired to be a martial artist but never thought i could find a style to suit me fortunately i had a go and have never felt more welcome i look forward to my Aikido training every Monday and Friday...if only it was on more.



My two boys have just started a few weeks ago and they just love it. Mara is an amazing teacher and really engages the kids on their level. It’s great for their confidence and fitness. I’d recommend Turnbull to anyone.


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I was very impressed with the guys at Aikido and BJJ Beginners (although you could probably not get a different mix of people between the groups) friendly, welcoming and helpful without a hint of feeling put out by an uncoordinated, unfit out of shape wannabe such as myself, and Stephanie has been inspired somewhat by Mara that she has decided to start her journey with Kyokushin. Having stayed and watched Mara train the youngsters I really think you guys need to be recognised for your efforts in not just training in the mechanics of say karate, but working on the sense of justice, and community and leadership that I see Mara and the other young members of the leadership team each time I leave my boys in your care. The sit down talks Mara has with the kids I see as equally, if not more important than the physical aspects of any martial arts.


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I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for welcoming me into your Roots family and being part of my crazy journey to my first MMA fight that happened on Saturday night.

I have absolutely loved training with you guys and I’m so lucky to have been able to learn jujitsu from fantastic teachers as well as train with super awesome people!

Benny and Mara, you have created a very special place at Turnbull Martial Arts and I am so grateful to have had the support of people like you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everyone’s kindness, encouragement and support.

P.S. I won my fight…YAY!


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Unit 5, 17/23 Oatley Court, Belconnen, Australia 2617

Phone: 0408 250 099

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