About Billy Manne Martial Arts Frankston and Billy Manne Martial Arts



We are not just another local Frankston Gym – we truly do live the lifestyle we promote.  Billy and Simone Manne have proudly owned and operated Billy Manne Martial Arts since 1980.

We are different at Billy Manne Martial Arts, because here Health and Fitness is a Lifestyle, not just a Business. We are committed to Training and Fitness

About Billy :-   * over an amazing sixty years of Martial Arts training.

* teaching icon on The Peninsula since 1970

* Ninth degree Black Belt in  Zen Do Kai Karate

* Ninth degree Black Singlet in Kickboxing and Muay Thai

* Second Degree Black Belt in Aikido

* Master Trainer in Systema (Russian Military Martial Art )

* Leading  Exponent of Krav Maga

* Black Belt in BJJ

* Black Belt in Judo

* Bodyguard to the Stars

* Recent Inductee to the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the World Karate Hall of Fame

However, Billy did not truly begin his Martial Arts journey until he came under the tutelage of the most famous Australian Martial Artist, Bob Jones. Many experts consider that Martial Arts did not begin in Australia until Bob Jones founded Zen Do Kai. This is the style of Karate that we proudly teach at Karma Institute of Martial Arts. It is the most robust, dynamic and innovative style practised in Australia today. Billy is still proud to be a student of Soke Bob Jones.

One of Billy’s great pleasures in life is seeing people evolve and develop as they progress through their Martial Arts career. Many regard him, in awe, as a truly gifted mentor. His past students include World Title Contender Sammy Soliman. He has trained, literally, thousands of students.

Simone is a Third Degree Black Belt and an assistant Kickboxing instructor. Her main interest is Nutrition. She is a fully qualified nutritionist, holding a Masters Degree in Nutrition. Simone has developed a comprehensive program that guarantees weight loss in a safe, healthy manner. She is known and admired as an excellent and committed motivator. Simone is also a published author.

Billy Manne Martial Arts is a family based business where the owners are always close at hand. It is also a community-friendly business.  Our valued members range from four-year tots to eighty-year-olds, and many in-between. From Kids Karate, to Pilates, or, personal training, we have something for everyone. What’s more, we can boast the friendliest atmosphere around!

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If you want to lose weight, Simone has proven weight loss programs that will safely and effectively shed unwanted kilos in the shortest possible time.  This is done with close consultation of the client – understanding that some weight issues can be caused by psychological factors as well as physical conditions.  We address both areas at once.

Our gym is dynamic and energetic with a positive atmosphere that comes from years repeat business from our dedicated customers.

As we cater for all ages we are also careful to consider your current fitness condition.  By guiding you through our personally structured programs we are more than willing to listen and accommodate and advise of the best way for you to achieve your fitness or Martial Arts goals.

We understand the strength of youth – and we also understand the transition to maturity and how the body reacts differently to exercise.  That’s one of the key attributes that make our gym stand out from many of the other gyms in the Frankston area – our experience and understanding.

We value our clients and often form strong personal bonds over time.  The Martial Arts groups have a legacy of honor and loyalty and genuine concern for all our students’ well-being.  Our trainers have served for many years under Billy Manne and are experts in their disciplines.  Our personal trainers are also loyal to our gym.

We have learned that the quality of the people who work and train at Energym help form the strong and friendly culture of the club.  We look after our trainers, staff and clients – and they look after us.  To some, Billy Manne Martial Arts is a second home and we embrace this – because Billy Manne Martial Arts has always been our life.