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Martial Arts Training Programs in Darwin


Our purpose is to help you achieve your goals, the Academy offers martial arts training and skill development for all ages, abilities, and interests to support you on your journey
Over time, members progress through the training curriculum and as you progress the Academy has an established certification and ranking systems for each level of your achievements.

Certified Training for Members

The Academy acknowledges members training in martial arts as well as training for fitness.

Members develop through their curriculum, training progressions with then a level of competency being achieved.
  The Academy acknowledges all personal achievement, offering 

GRADING LEVELS
RANKING SYSTEMS
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

GRADING Levels explained

The Academy has a Sash system starting at Yellow sash through to a Black sash. Each level requires the completion of the required curriculum and prior to doing a grading to achieve your next Sash level the student must have trained for the required time and or attended the required amount of classes set out by the Academy.
refer below for the grading matrix.

RANKING Systems explained

To achieve a ranking from Level 1 through to Level 10 the student must prove their competency in all of the training progressions, skills and requirements as set out for each level. The levels ingrain the training progressions that the student develops as there training structure.

See Time Table

CERTIFICATES of Achievement explained

The Certificates of Achievement
 recognize the members 
competency and ability  in exercise and fitness. The Academy provides a progression in Strength & 
Conditioning through functional training across all platforms
such as 
Cardio
Strength
Explosion & 
Power 
Weight management etc

GRADINGS - MAN HO Kung Fu / Kick Boxing
YELLOW Sash  3-6 months
YELLOW 1st Stripe  3-9 months 
YELLOW 2nd Stripe 6-12 months
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BLUE Sash  12-15 months
BLUE Sash 1st Stripe  12-18 months
BLUE Sash 2nd Stripe 18-24 months 
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RED Sash  24-30 months
RED Sash 1st Stripe 30-36 months
RED Sash 2nd Stripe 36-42 months 

PROVISIONAL Black Sash 42-48 months
BLACK SASH - subject to having achieved required training hours - classes required - final testing on all curriculum & competencies   
RANKINGS- MAN HO Thai boxing - Boxing - Kick Boxing
NOVICE status
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3
INTERMEDIATE status
LEVEL 4
LEVEL 5
LEVEL 6
LEVEL 7
ADVANCED status
LEVEL 8
LEVEL 9
LEVEL 10

CERTIFIED FITNESS
The Academy can provide mentoring and a platform/venue to assist in achieving qualifications in 
CERTIFICATE 3/CERTIFICATE 4 in FITNESS and SPORTS NUTRITION  by Accredited Organisations 

 
NOVICE

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ


How do I get started?
Simply confirm your interest with us, and we will schedule your first one-on-one meeting.
Can I achieve Black Belt?
Yes.
When can I start?
As soon as you have completed the initial one-on-one meeting and filled out all necessary paperwork.
Can I fulfill all of my martial arts goals?
Yes.
What is the cost of the initial one-on-one meeting?
FREE!
Can I become a competitor or fighter?
Yes.
Can I develop the opportunity to compete in a World Championship?
Yes.
Will I earn & develop respect & self discipline?
Yes.

See how Man Ho will help you train hard and achieve your goals. Call 0419 751 769 today.

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What is involved in the training?
The name Man Ho originates from the Chinese Martial Arts system developed in Hong Kong under Grand Master Si Gung Sin Man Ho. Man Ho’s lineage is one of progression in the search for freedom within the traditional arts.

The Art of Muay Thai & Thai boxing are taught encompassing tradition, culture, and the ring sport of Thai boxing. Conditioning is a key requirement and will be achieved over time with commitment to your training.

Mixed Martial Arts is a blend of applications from combative arts. They are taught in progression of what is applicable to the range and combative mode within fundamental, strong conditioning.

Man Ho Dragon,s - the Academies Junior training program and structured curriculum guide,s students toward the advanced senior training curriculum.

• Physical training to improve base fitness, flexibility, coordination, and development of sensory skills
• Traditional Chinese martial art forms and weaponry
• Weapons are taught strictly within the framework of the Art, and are developed over many years of training
• Application elements of Man Ho are based on the four dominant competencies of range, which are Kick, Punch, Close Quarter, and Ground. 

A curriculum of blended progressions from basics to advanced skills is used.

What is the history of the Academy?
Man Ho was established in 1987 in Darwin Australia and is the official representative of the Man Ho Gymnasium, Hong Kong. We are a proud martial arts school that follows a professional development program based on physical conditioning and an internationally recognised curriculum for amateur and professional martial arts competitors.

Our history and training stems from affiliations both nationally and around the world, including Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, USA, Indonesia, Japan, and 
the Philippines. We have achieved a standard of excellence equal to that of any national or international training facility.

The Academy welcomes all students wanting to learn and develop through the arts.
What should I expect?
A friendly and professional environment, along with motivators and experienced martial artists to help you achieve your goals.

What do I need?
A sense of commitment, willingness to be challenged, and the ability to celebrate success. 

These are some of the drivers to get you started into martial arts and fitness training.

Still have questions? Call 0419 751 769 for more information.

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