The Craigieburn Martial Arts Centre (CMAC)
This centre is one of the few purpose built facilities for martial arts training in Melbourne. The upstairs dojo is where Japanese swordsmanship (Iaido and Kendo) along with the Japanese short staff (Jodo) are practised on a polished bamboo floor. All equipment is provided for the new beginner to come and try.
The downstairs dojo is for self defence training in Jujutsu and the sport of Judo. These are practised on a Japanese tatami matted floor which have been placed upon a specially designed sprung floor to further reduce impact.
All CMAC instructors have trained and have been examined in Japan. They teach traditional and modern martial arts along with the traditional Japanese values of respect, discipline and courtesy. The principal instructors Kevin & Leanne Walsh both have over 40 years experience in martial arts and have been teaching since the early 1980s.
The Organisations behind CMAC
CMAC is not just a martial art centre that has no National or International standing. The instructors of CMAC are well respected both Nationally and Internationally. CMAC instructors have taught worldwide.
Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK)
The DNBK is based in Kyoto Japan and is the Premier martial art organisation in Japan that has the support from the Japanese Royal Family. Kevin Walsh is the Australian Coordinator for DNBK International Division. Kevin has trained in Japan and was personally examined by the President of DNBK. Kevin is one of four worldwide Official DNBK Kenshoin (Chief Advisers) for Jujutsu.
Idokan International is an International body that recognises and issues certification in Jujutsu, Judo, Karate and Ido. Kevin Walsh is the Vice-President of Idokan International and the Australian President for Idokan Australia. Any certifications issued by Idokan Australia are recognised worldwide in any Idokan International dojo or its affiliates.
Victorian Kendo Renmei (VKR)
The VKR is a member of the Australian Kendo Renmei which is affiliated with the All Japan Kendo Federation which is the main governing body for Kendo in Japan. The VKR takes part in many competitions throughout the year, seminars by visiting Japanese Sensei (teachers) and holds examinations in Iaido, Kendo and Jodo.