New England Martial Arts Centre (NEMAC)


The New England Martial Arts Centre (NEMAC) was established by Anthony Kelly in 1990. Anthony’s martial arts style emphasises; lightning fast punches and blocks, stable stances, powerful kicks, trapping, grappling, throwing, wrestling and the understanding of striking points. 11The style was designed to create a well developed person; one who is not just physically fit, but mentally prepared for life’s battles and geared to produce a well balanced, close range combat system of self-defence. In Anthony’s training syllabus many fantastic skills and techniques of martial arts are taught, to create a well-rounded martial artist. Anthony also coaches many forms, both unarmed and weapons forms, such as the staff, spear, broadsword and straight sword. Anthony has studied over 40 styles of martial arts and has been asked by many TV shows around the World to demonstrate his skills, including MythBusters, Stan Lees Superhumans ect to not only explain how Martial Arts can improve one’s skills, but also to explain how his very unique training works.

NEMAC motto is ‘practice is the key to success’

The level system of the New England Martial Arts Centre is tested on technique (the higher the belt, the more complex the skills). The levels are white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, black, red (Instructor), silver (Advanced Instructor) and gold (Master). In general it takes 30 + lessons to attain each level depending upon the student’s abilities.

If your interested in coming to check out a martial arts session, or try it out, then just come along 15 minutes before classes start and wear comfortable clothing and please wear joggers. You will be greeted by Anthony or one of the team and be given a run down on how the sessions work and be given an information pack.

Classes held at Cathedral Hall, Rusden St, Armidale, NSW Australia


Kid’s Martial Arts (6–10 yrs) – 4.30pm to 5.30pm.


Junior Martial Arts (6-18yrs) – 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Junior Martial arts (6-18yrs) – 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Martial Arts (14yrs+) – 4.30pm to 5.30pm


Martial Arts at TAS (5yrs+) – 3.45pm to 4.30pm


Junior Martial Arts (6 + yrs) – 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Cost = $100.00 per (10 week) term
Insurance = $25.00 per year

Anthony Kelly began martial arts in 1978 and started teaching self defence in 1985. He established the New England Martial Arts Centre in 1990. Anthony has trained in China and many other countries and has, after many years of personal training, competing in tournaments, teaching and undertaking annual professional development courses, refined his art to a very effective and comprehensive style. He is against violence and ensures each of his students are aware of where and when to use their martial art skills.

Anthony has many degrees (Dan’s) in different martial arts styles. Some of his black belt qualification’s include

• Hung Kuen Kung Fu Grand-master Instructor

• Wushu (martial arts) Master Instructor

• Ninjutsu (Ninja) Instructor

• Wushu (martial arts) weapons Instructor

• Dim Mak (pressure point) Instructor

• Chin Na (Quinna) Instructor

• Iron Palm Instructor

• Tai Chi, Yang style Instructor

• Chinese Wushu Weapons Instructor

• Ba Gua Zhang Instructor

• Tai Chi Qigong Instructor

• Tai Chi Dao Instructor

• White Crane Kung fu Instructor

• Okinawa Butoryu Gohokan Karatedo, Instructor

• Taekwondo Instructor

• Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

• Okinawan Go Ju Ryu Karate Instructor

• Black Belt (Sash) Shaolin Temple Instructor

• Wing Chun Instructor

• Jujutsu Instructor

• Kobudo (Weapons) Instructor.

Anthony holds the Guinness World Record for “the most coaches qualifications in multiple sports

Certificate IV in Sport (Coaching).

Certificate III Sports Coaching.

Government Accredited Coach,

Martial Arts Instructor – Level 3 with Martial Arts Industry Australia

Martial Arts Master Instructor – with Martial Arts Australia

Community Coaching – AIS

Rugby Union – Coach and Referee – NSW Rugby.

Rugby League – International Game Coach – Australian Rugby League.

General principles of Coaching.

Football (Soccer) Coach – Football Federation Australia.

Touch Football Coach – Australian Sports Commission.

Gymnastics Coach – NSW Education and Communities.

Athletics Coach – Athletics Australia.

Netball Coach –Netball Australia.

Swimming Coach – Royal Life saving.

Cricket Coach – Cricket Australia.

Sports Team Manager – NSW Communities Sport and Recreation.

Community Coach – Active After-school Communities.

Boxing – Trainer, Referee and Judge.

Australian Institute of Sport – High Performance Goal setting.

Australian Institute of Sport – Inclusive Coaching.

Australian Institute of Sport – Competition routines.

Australian Institute of Sport – Imagery.

Australian Institute of Sport – Getting into the zone.

Australian Institute of Sport – High performance motivation.

Australian Institute of Sport – High Performance Decision making.

Australian Institute of Sport – Concentration.

Australian Institute of Sport – Community Coaching.

Australian Sports Commission – Officiating General Principles.

Australia Sports Anti-Doping Authority – Anti-Doping Coaches course.

Australian Sports Commission PBTR – Child protection.

Australian Sports Commission PBTR – Let Kids be Kids.

Australian Sports Commission PBTR – Member Protection Information Officer training.

Australian Sports Commission PBTR – Harassment and Discrimination.

Australian Sports Commission PBTR – Complaints handling.

Australian Government, Department of Health – IDIS Athlete Course.

Australian Government, Department of Health – Infection Control Training

Corporate Governance in Sport from Sport and Recreation.

Senior First Aid Certificate – 2004. 2006. 2009, 2011,2013, 2015, 2017

NSW Touch Association Schools programme.

Bronze Medallion from the Royal Life Society Australia.

Core strength and Flexibility – NSW Sport Recreation Ausport

Working with young people in sport and exercise. The Open University.

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