Join in one of our Universal Self Defence and martial arts classes listed below, its easy to start and beginners are always welcome!

Be Safe, Keep Fit, Get Into Shape, Increase Your Confidence and Feel Empowered!

Learn mixed martial arts with Universal Self Defence now and enjoy the benefits of a program that is much easier to learn, safer and more effective for everyone than traditional martial arts.

Universal Self Defence martial arts classes are designed for the whole family to enjoy, men, women and children and you do not have to have any experience to start!

Note: All Universal Self Defence Academy classes have a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Please do not attend classes if you are feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms or if you have been in a COVID hotspot and have not self isolated for the required period of time.

For more useful information about the Universal Self Defence Academy click here FAQ.. to see all our most frequently asked questions.

Click here to make an enquiry for more general information or enquire about our discount class fees or to make a reservation for any of our regular Universal Self Defence classes as listed below..

Location Course Type Time Enquiries
Maitland Polish Hall.
4 Grant Street, Maitland NSW 2320.
Adults & Junior. Mondays & Wednesdays.
Adults/Juniors 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Adults 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Join in anytime except public holidays.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0403 934 345
Matt Burns.
Class Details..
Edgeworth St Benedict's Catholic Primary School Hall. 
839 Main Road, Edgeworth NSW 2285.
Adults & Juniors Tuesdays & Thursdays.
6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Join in anytime except public holidays.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0423 790 289
Rob Burns.
Class Details..
Alstonville St Joseph's School McCarthy Hall (near Catholic Church).
44 Main Street, Alstonville NSW 2477.
Adults & Juniors Mondays & Wednesdays.
6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Join in anytime except public holidays.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0412 962 131
Tony Priest.
Class Details..
Byron Bay Public School.
17 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481.
All Ages
Classes suspended until 25th May
Tuesdays & Thursdays.
4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Join in anytime except school holidays.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0411 086 154
Sam Calabro.
Class Details..
Burringbar School of Arts Hall.
Lot 1 Old Pacific Hwy, Burringbar NSW 2483.
Adults & Juniors Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Join in anytime except school holidays.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0412 565 532
Aaron Zambelli.
Class Details..
Murwillumbah Hapkido.
Murwillumbah East Primary School.
Murwillumbah NSW 2484.
Adults & Juniors Tues & Thur 5:30pm to 7pm.
Sat 9.30am to 11am.
Class Enquiries
Ph: 0427 016 777
Martha Turner.
Shotokan Karate-Do
& Self-Defence.
Moller Pavilion,
Bangalow Showgrounds. Bangalow NSW 2479.
Cubs, Tigers, Adults Tuesday, Thursday & Friday classes. Class Enquires
Ph: 0458 245 123
Jean Boussard
(4th Dan).
Universal Combat Academy.
Horticulture Pavilion.
Doran Drive, Castle Hill NSW 2154.
Adults & Juniors Monday, Friday & Weekend classes. Class Enquiries 
Ph: 0468 539 039
Simon Farnsworth.
Van Demon Kyokushin.
1/36 McIntyre Street.
Mornington TAS 7018.
Wednesdays Seniors.
Saturdays Juniors/Seniors. 
Class Enquiries.
Ph: 0439 022 424
Craig Gollan.

5 out of 5 stars (7)
  • Universal the most reliable provider of quality fight gear.

    I have found Universal martial arts supplies the
    most consistent and reliable provider of quality
    brand name fight gear even in kids sizes. Orders
    are always delivered with correct items and on
    time. My son has been studying karate for almost 6
    years and also competes in local boxing comps and
    he is very difficult to fit for gloves but it has
    never been a problem for Peter Burke of Universal
    to return our phone or text message promptly and
    help us find the correct fitting gloves which is
    very commendable as we deal with universal only

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  • Class feedback

    Fantastic instruction. Much care and general life skills offered

    By: Sal on | Was this helpful?   (52/42)
  • Class prices

    Hi! I'm looking to take up classes again mainly for fitness and was wondering how much classes were and if a uniform is required?

    By: Rebecca on | Was this helpful?   (106/77)
    Staff Reply
    Hi Rebecca, I will email you all the information you need about our Universal Self Defence mixed martial arts classes. You do not need a uniform to start with to join in and tryout a class. Just wear something loose you can stretch and exercise in and come about 10-15 minutes early so you can see the instructor. Classes are very easy to follow even for beginners having their first lesson.
  • Enjoyed first lesson

    Instructors were very helpful and really enjoyed my first Universal Self Defence class.
    Was easy to follow and there was no pressure to keep up with the more advanced people.

    By: Sandra on | Was this helpful?   (101/75)
  • Enjoying the workout

    Universal Self Defence Academy instructors are excellent at building your confidence while giving you a very satisfying and challenging workout.

    By: Rebecca on | Was this helpful?   (145/92)
  • First Class

    Really enjoyed my first lesson, never done martial arts before but found it very easy to follow.
    Will be coming back for more!

    By: Emily on | Was this helpful?   (141/88)
  • Great Classes

    Great classes with very experienced instructors make everyone feel welcome

    By: Peter on | Was this helpful?   (137/89)
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