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!