SMA has been operated by Australian and Oceania Karate champion Richard Marlin and his professional team in the same full time location in Lismore for 36 years. Our mission is to have a powerful, positive impact on the life of our students through training in the martial arts. We are a dynamic, energetic family martial arts dojo where people of all ages come together to improve their day and improve their whole life, mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
Success is much more than learning how to kick and punch. Success Skills for Life, such as a positive attitude, confidence, discipline and respect, are at the very core of what we teach.
Our class experience is based on four Pillars of Success: 1. The structure and discipline that has been proven over and over to be a true foundation for Success, 2. The energy and enthusiasm for constant and never-ending improvement, 3. Putting the quest to be our best into action at home, at school, in the workplace, in life, and 4. Leadership - The confidence and skills to contribute and be a positive influence on others.