Give Your Child The Skills, They Need To Create A Better World For Themselves

At Turnbull Academy, Belconnen, our kids karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes offer realistic, easy-to-learn and proven self-defence techniques in a fun and enjoyable environment


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We all want our kids to grow into strong, healthy and savvy adults with the confidence to accomplish whatever they wish. With so much “noise” and demands on our little ones, the pressure can be all too much and this can affect their ability to shine.

Here at the Turnbull Academy, we truly believe that martial arts is an all encompassing style that develops not only physical skills, but social and life skills. In fact, the earlier your child starts their martial arts journey, the sooner they become more confident, courageous and happy.


Our kids programs covers:

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  • Kyokushin Karate
  • Little Dragons for kids aged 4-6 years
  • Junior Beginners for children aged 7-12 years
  • Junior Advanced
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Kids aged 6+ years

Each class offers a uniquely different skill-set but altogether the same dynamic, fun and energetic class structure as well as:

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  • Building strong listening, speaking and social skills
  • Learning focus, discipline, attention and respect
  • Improving spatial awareness, coordination, balance and development
  • Developing Self-defence techniques suitable for their age, level and ability
  • Opportunities to build positive relationships with their peers
  • Confidence and self-esteem to help them win at life!
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Each lesson is as much about developing social and emotional resilience as it is about self-defence and you will see a drastic improvement in your child's focus and attention span, after just a few weeks.

This translates effortlessly into the home and school life and it’s rewarding to see the confidence and hard-work manifest itself into a child with a strong mental attitude and positive outlook on life.

Our instructors are welcoming and supportive and have a wealth of experience in working with children of all ages and abilities. Plus we have a warm, clean, bright dojo full of laughter and unbelievable characters so you can be sure that your child is being well taken care of.

At Turnbull Academy, we want every child to be successful on and off the mat, and we will do anything to make sure that happens.

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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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