Black Belt Martial Arts Gosford teaches classes for children from 3 years all the way through to adults in classes specifically suited to the students age and level of ability, from beginner to beyond black belt
Our Lil Dragon classes cater for children 3 – 8 years, Young Dragons Karate is for 8 – 14yrs years and our adult classes have no upper age barrier. Kyoshi Liz Mahler as the BBMA Founder and Master Teacher oversees all programs in all BBMA locations, assisted by Shihan Lliam Worthington. The teaching team at BBMA Gosford is lead by Head Teacher Sensei Trevor Kan , 4th dan black belt, Australian Karate Team member with 15 years experience in martial arts, having started his tuition under Kyoshi Liz when he was 11 years old.
Our team of professional black belt teachers include Sensei Declan Squire, 3rd dan black belt, state & national champion, Australian team member, started at BBMA at the age of 4 years. Sensei Sam Gosling former NSW & Australian Karate Team member, started at BBMA at the age of 3 years. Sensei Angela Jenkins, 2nd dan black belt, former NSW state team member, started training at BBMA at 4 years of age, Sensei Liz Williams, 4th dan black belt, started training at BBMA at age 8 years. This core team is supported by a dedicated team of black belt assistant teachers to provide a rich and supportive learning environment.
Our Lil Dragons programme is for children 3 – 8 years and has been designed by Kyoshi Liz Mahler in consultation with experts in martial arts and early childhood from around the world.
The Gosford Lil Dragons Teaching Team consists of Sensei Liz Williams, who has a degree in Early Childhood studies and has been studying martial arts with BBMA since she was 8 years old herself, Sensei Angela Sensei Declan and Sensei Sam who all started at BBMA as pre schoolers!
Our Cardio Kickboxing Programme is for 14 years and over and is popular with a lot of our karate kids parents. Its a great way to get fit and learn effective self defence.
Like all out BBMA teachers our Kickboxing Teaching Team is all home grown – again the team is lead by Kyoshi Liz and Shihan Lliam and they are Sensei Kate (4th dan), Sensei Tamara (3rd dan), Sensei Sam (3rd dan), Sensei Allison (3rd dan), Sempai Scott (2nd dan) and Sensei Trevor.
At BBMA we teach the traditional art of Kobudo (okinawan weaponry) that has been handed down to us from the renowned Matayoshi family from Okinawa in the early 1900’s. The teaching team includes Kyoshi Liz, Sensei Tony Young (3rd dan), Sensei Allison Harwood (3rd dan) & Sempai Peter Meredith (3rd dan)
Elite Competition Squad. This select group of athletes train under Kyoshi Liz and Shihan Lliam. Kyoshi Liz is a former multiple NSW & Australian Champion, National team member and international medallist. Former National Juniors Coach and current NSW State Coach.
Shihan Lliam is a former Australian Team member, international medallist and current NSW State Coach
The BBMA Elite Competition Squad has produced numerous state, national and international champions from the ranks of BBMA students over the last 33 years.