Gay & Lesbian Martial Arts Newtown
Mardi Gras Martial Arts Championships
Martial Arts Championships, part of Sydney Mardi Gras 2024. In the spirit of building an LGBTIQA+global Martial Arts community, the MGMA Championships will offer a multi-style Martial Arts Tournament to promote sporting excellence in the Martial Arts, and development of Self Defence and Safety Skills. LGBTIQA+ pioneer and Tournament Director Penny Gulliver - 6th Dan Black Belt and Chief Instructor GLMA Martial Arts - founded the championships to welcome the global sporting village to Sydney as part of Mardi Gras 2024. This exciting and innovative festival will bring athletes, artists, ideas and energy from around the world together in the southern hemisphere for the first time.
Newtown (GLMA) Martial Arts
A club that functions in the inner west and CBD promoting Martial Arts values like Personal Growth, Safety, and Skill Development .
The Martial Arts Syllabus we offer is is mixture of kung fu ,kickboxing, karate and is flexible enough to allow students to compete in sparring, weapons competitions as well as learning traditionally based defence moves for your personal safety.
To progress Newtown Martial Arts measured competencies in the form of gradings (exams) to test their skills. The Grading syllabus takes students to a Black Belt level and beyond. This is a commitment in a more formal way. By the time you finish a kickboxing course you will know if you are interested or not.
Doing the 4 week kickboxing course gives you a great preview to allow you to see what is offered. People with a martial arts background tend to join immediately as the club offers a lot for a very reasonable price. Martial Arts students get access to twice the training time as kickboxing students as well as a free uniform, access to learning weapons (traditional) for the same monthly price as the short courses for $99 a month!
Learning traditional weapons, basics, and kata are all part of our Black Belt Program. Kung Fu provides an in depth layer of knowledge directing energy thru stances and a long turn study of kata and it’s self defence applications traditional stance direct energy that increase the power internal or chi energy that generates force in ways that empower in ways that appear effortless. This happens after many years of practice.
More experienced students are also welcome and we will match you with someone at your skill level.
Courses are for 4 weeks up to 3 times a week and also provide instruction in beginners martial arts form. A great way to test out martial arts without any commitment to see if you like it. Cost for 4 weeks $99. Works out for optional 12 classes most people don’t do all the classes as life gets in the way, but you can!
instructors Penny Gulliver, Tino Kausmann ,Nikki Perry
COURSE IN SEPTEMBER ONLY 2023 TAKES PLACE AT SYDNEY PARK PAVILION THEN REVERT BACK TO ERSKINEVILLE
TOWN HALL THE REST OF THE YEAR
SUMMER BREAK NOVEMBER 28 TO JANUARY 11TH 2024
Most people get there once or twice a week. Course starts first Thursday of every month
GLMA Martial Arts
SPORT INCLUSION & ACCESS POLICY
GLMA Martial Arts is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all people, including those of diverse abilities, sexualities and genders. Being an inclusive sport not only reflects our core values, but it also reflects the diversity of our local communities.