New England Martial Arts Centre


The New England Martial Arts Centre (MEMAC) 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.

Some of Anthony Martial Arts Certificates

• Hung Kuen (Hung fist) Kung Fu Master

• Wushu (martial arts) Master

• Wushu (martial arts) weapons Master

• Dim Mak (pressure point) Master

• Chin Na (Quinna) Master

• Iron Palm Master

• Tai Chi, Yang style Master

• Chinese Wushu Weapons Master

• Ba Gua Zhang Master

• Tai Chi Qigong Master

• Tai Chi Dao Instructor

• Mixed Martial Arts Instructor

• Okinawa Butoryu Gohokan Karatedo, 5th Degree

• Taekwondo 3rd Degree

• Ninjutsu (Ninja) 2nd Degree

• Okinawan Go Ju Ryu Karate 2nd Degree

• Black Belt (Sash) Shaolin Temple

• Wing Chun Instructor

• Jujutsu 1st Degree

• Kobudo (Weapons) 1st Degree

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