Official and Important Announcement !

It’s time to reveal that the dojo will now have a new name. We will still have Eltham Martial Arts Academy as our Sub- heading so to speak as our history is tied there. But properly encompass what we do at EMAA and to give us a recognisable name.....I have chosen the name ‘Musubi Dojo‘. There are different translations of the word Musubi. The specific meaning and Kanji that we have chosen is that which means a union or joining - a coming together. And that’s what the dojo is to me. It’s where people of all ages, races, genders , families etc come together. It’s where we all find our differences and our commonalities together. At our’s where different Martial Arts Styles work together and learn from each other. It’s where hearts and bodies meet minds.


we provide a safe and comfortable environment to encourage you to get yourself back into training so you can move and live and breathe and be


Bellatrix means Female Warrior. Let our Fun but challenging class get you fit and string. Ladies only!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Predominantly a non-striking martial art. Excellent ground and self-defence skills. Great for males and females alike.

Junior BJJ

Jiu Jitsu is a fun but skill focused class teaching kids to control an attacker using non-striking techniques.


A dynamic traditional martial art teaching re-direction of power, joint locks and throws.

Kyokushin Karate

A strong, true and traditional Karate. Founded by Mas Oyama. Famous for it's full contact fighters.

Junior Karate

Kyokushin Karate syllabus without the contact. Great for self defence & fitness.


Strong Kickboxing syllabus with Muay Thai techniques. Fitness with a purpose!

Fighting fit

Energetic class with bagwork, fitness, strength and conditioning

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EMAA Eltham Martial Arts AcademyThursday, December 13th, 2018 at 12:50pm
I love this video. Self defence doesn't need to involve obvious aggression, and definitely doesn't need punching, kicking or stength. In Monday's jiu jitsu class we learned about the effectiveness of chokes - and I emphasised how important they can be for women and girls. After class I had a number of parents wanting to learn this simple technique.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has countless techniques that don't rely on speed, strength or power. Our smallest students are constantly making bigger classmates (and tournament opponents) tap out. Your instructor certainly isn't bigger or stronger than his Adult students (half the kids class are taller than me now!)

Parents - (Mums AND Dads) - don't just sent your kids to our classes, come along and join in :)

(incidently we call these chokes in BJJ, but technically they are strangles as they restrict blood flow)
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EMAA Eltham Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 3:32pm
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EMAA Eltham Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 2:12pm
Just another recap on the weekend's activities. We have already posted about the BJJ Junior comp from Saturday @ Dominance , and again, well done to all the kids that jumped into that. It's really amazing to see the standard of these kids ....and all I can say is thank goodness we will all be too old to roll with them in another 5-10 years because they will be so far ahead - their skills are going to be amazing ! Sunday saw us take a small team of 4 along to the Chikara Dojo One Match challenge. As a coach I just want to say how proud I am of you guys for jumping onto the full contact mats. you all did great and despite coming away with the win or not - you took home the best thing ever- experience.
The learning curve from competition is greater than any training. You cannot replace training- that's where you fix everything....but things just make sense when put to the high pressure test that competition brings. Not to mention the nerves, the dealing with new opponents, and then coping with everything that happens on the mats, and the consequences after. I've heard it many times, but I'll repeat it now : There is no losing. There is only winning and learning. Congratulations again.
Thankyou to the dojo's that put on these events. Without the hard work of the clubs, and the people that give up their time to organise, and then run and official the event on the day, our kids and students would not get these opportunities.
Thanks Dominance Richmond, and thanks Chikara Dojo, Shihan Judd Reid, Sensei Shobah for the One Match and all the helpers on the day. Big Osu.
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EMAA Eltham Martial Arts AcademyTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:53pm

  • Bellatrix Bring out your female warrior

  • Kyokushin Karate Traditional Full Contact Karate

  • Kickboxing Elbows, Knees, Punches & Kicks

  • General Fitness Fighting Fit - Cardio, weights, balls, bags

  • Kids Karate Focus, Discipline, Confidence

  • Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fun and energetic self defence, takedowns and submissions

I've been a member of EMAA for over a year and lost 22kg. There are big gym names in the industry but there's not personal service. That's what I love about EMAA.

Sharon Fulcher

I've been a member at EMAA for five years now and have probably saved $5,000 on chiro and osteo work that I was having on a regular basis because of a sore back.

James Taylor

I love the social aspect of EMAA. I hardly notice the training because I have so many friends to train with there. It makes training easy.

Kim Ormond