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Taking Karate – by Shihan David Zarb 5th Dan – The Moorabool News


Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
Welcome to the First in a series of articles about karate and martial arts. In this series I will discuss several topics about karate and hopefully enlighten non karate people about the intention and benefits both physically and mentally to practitioners of karate.
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A Demand for Tai Chi – The Moorabool News


Exercising at 8.30 in the morning last Sunday proved a bonus for the 39 people who attended the ‘Art of Defence Australia’s FREE “Tai Chi in the park program”, they beat…..
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Tai Chi under the trees – by Anne van Alkemade – The Bacchus Marsh News


It is very easy to feel overwhelmed in the modern age where everything has to be done yesterday. So, taking time out is essential to maintain health and….. latest pictures
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Martial Arts Specialists

Australasian Martial Arts teaches the ancient art of Karate, kung fu and tai chi in a caring and secure environment at its Ascot Vale and Bacchus Marsh Dojos, or training centres….

What’s New in Business – Unique Community Service

Wednesday 3.Nov.93

Art of Defence Australia offers a unique and much needed service to all in the community.
Based in Melton, and now expanding to cover greater Melbourne, it offers courses in karate, self defence and tai chi.
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Warragul Primary School Student

Warragul Primary School student Mercedes Zarb recently won here first trophy with a third placing in green belt goju kensha at the All Styles Karate Tournament at Croydon.
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Trio packs a Punch

Three local martial arts exponents have shown that they can more than bold their own in the competitive world of karate. Goju Kensha Doju (Melton) members Gabriella Digiglio, Catherine Anwin and Dylan O’Brien all pack a mean punch.
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Top Sparring

Art of Defence Australia member Peter Zarb-Allen won the national all styles championships for his age group in sparring.
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Serious about Self Defence

Yarrawonga’s Genshuku Dojo (translated; serious training place) offers our community a sport which participants can gain fitness, self-defence, self-esteem, and fun with the family.
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Karate at Town Hall

ADA (Art of Defence Australia) is conducting karate at the Yarrawonga Town Hall every Monday.
The main karate instructor will be Amelia Zarb, who will conduct classes as follows:
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Karate girl’s kicking ahead

Gabriella Digiglio is leading an onslaught of young women who are climbing the ranks in the martial arts world.
After winning the state championships last month, ten 12-year old Bacchus Marsh black-belt has become a role model for women who train in Goju Kensha Karate.
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Fighting all in the family

Controlled family fighting may be rare in most homes, but for the Zarb family it is common practice.
The Zarbs own Australasian Martial Arts in Ascot Vale and the whole clan is involved.
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