Harmonise Your Body & Spirit To Develop Incredible Mental & Physical Strength Through The Power of Aikido


Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that means ‘The way of harmonising the body and the spirit’ It is essentially a non-aggressive style and one that utilises the power of Ki - the energy that lets even the smallest person overcome the most powerful adversary.

Aikido is as much about building strength of mind and character as it is about building physical strength. By marrying the two, you get the opportunity to train in a holistic art-form which is effortlessly incorporated in your daily life.


While Aikido is non-aggressive, it is still a strong self defence style Our training syllabus covers:

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  • Throws and Joint-locks using the opponent's momentum
  • Strikes and pins
  • Weaponry using traditional instruments including the Samurai, Staff and knife
  • Coordination, balance, flexibility and agility through the 8 central Aikido movements
  • Timing and steady flow of energy and power

​However this is used as a means to defend and divert and not attack or retaliate and this culture and traditions is strictly adhered to here at the Turnbull Academy.

These classes encompasses the above as well as techniques to help you:

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  • Deal with armed opponents
  • Defend yourself and your family against single or multiple attackers
  • Protect your family against violent opportunists
  • Gain incredible awareness of your surroundings to become more alert and avoid potential threats
  • Develop self-control to ensure you bring about peaceful resolutions to conflict
  • Master your thoughts to gain clarity and peace of mind so you can think clearly under pressure

Everything we do is done through harnessing the power of Ki to control and defeat threats in a calm and responsible manner.

This program has a dedicated Instructor and each class also includes assistants to ensure safety and focused attention on every one of our students.

SPECIAL OFFER: 5 Classes for $39.95



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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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