Something for everyone

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Families that train together, grow together

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Empowering families and individuals with the skills to protect and the discipline for a healthier mind and body.

Who we are

We aim to provide value to you in the way we approach each and every person and the
uniqueness of your goals. We encourage you to develop at your own pace and provide
ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer martial arts and it’s benefits to those who
struggle with or experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Stress
  • OCD
  • ADD
  • Asperger’s Syndrome

We run specialised classes designed for people with mental or physical impairments

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Why you should get involved

  1. We have no fitness level or experience level requirements, offering encouragement and motivation to make ongoing
  2. You will very quickly feel part of the family, in our friendly, supportive, non-intimidating atmosphere.
  3. Your results from your training will make you feel great both mentally and physically

No matter your objective or motivation, whether it be to lose weight, feel better or just to try something new you will see results. You
will see much faster results should you attend on average 3 classes per week, however you will also see results should you only
manage 1, just a little slower.

Why are we Different?

At Pollet’s Martial Arts, we are one of the few Dojos in Australia that can offer you grades that are internationally recognised.

If you would like to invest in skills and qualifications in Karate, Kobudo, Kempo Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai, your grades with Pollet’s Martial Arts are recognised and reputable.

Your Journey

We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, so we want to get to know you in order to make you feel more comfortable and offer the best possible solution.

  1. Welcome
  2. Getting to know you
    1. What brings you to us?
    2. What you would love to achieve from your martial arts training?
    3. What you would love to achieve from your martial arts training?
  3. Recommendation

What to expect

We start with a free introductory class, We invite you in 15-20 minutes prior to the class to introduce you to the instructors and walk you through our two-level facilities. You are given an indemnity form to fill out, parents sign for students under the age of 18.

What you need to bring

Comfortable clothes (no shoes needed)
Water bottle (drinks are available)
We can loan you equipment for your trial class, however you are welcome to bring any equipment you already have.

3D View Inside our Newcastle Dojo.


“The most supportive, encouraging, welcoming and positive environment! Finding this Dojo is like striking Gold! I train there and so do 2 of my children (6 and 9) and we all love it!”
– Christine T

“Wonderful people, wonderful atmosphere, great training and facilities.”
– Ken T

“Great family atmosphere. Thanks so much to Shihan Danny and Sky, Sensei Leyton and Sensei Jess for providing a great place to learn and train.”
– Kylie A


“I cannot sing the praises of this fine Dojo any higher. I asked a friend how to find a great place for my daughter to learn and he said “the moment you walk in to the building you will know” and this is exactly what happened. Thank you to Sky and Danny for running such a great place of learning and to Leighton and Jess for caring and guiding my daughter. I happily recommend this dojo as a place excellent teachings and life lessons.”

– Carl Hensel

“Amazing family atmosphere surrounded by amazing people.
Shihan Danny has taught me so much in my Martial Arts journey and is someone that I’ll always look up to. Very lucky to have such a skilled and friendly instructor to help me become a better martial artist!

I would highly recommend getting in and giving it a go at the best Martial Arts centre in town!”

– Jess D

How we Help

1. Help improve your confidence:
Martial Arts techniques themselves will inspire your confidence and further motivate you to
regularly attend classes. The physical training combined with the improvements in your mental
stability helps build confidence and will improve your self-image.

2. Regain your motivation in your current sport or training program
The techniques and syllabus taught at Pollet’s is engaging and fun. It’s hard to become bored with one of our martial arts disciplines as the techniques and content is constantly evolving as your skill level improves.

With six various disciplines under the one roof you are spoilt for choice!

You have so many opportunities under the one roof including gradings, tournaments, competitive
fighting, Master Boot Camps and Grand Master Seminars. Your opportunities are endless and can
take you all over the world!

3. Improve your fitness and physical health?
You can greatly improve the amount of muscle mass you have in your body with our action packed
martial arts disciplines.

Some of the many Muscular benefits of Martial arts include:
• Increased muscle mass- the more muscle you have, the more toned your body becomes
• The higher your muscle mass, the more calories you burn to maintain the increased muscle
• Higher levels of muscle mass lead to increased agility which helps prevent injury

A weak cardiovascular system can result in: shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue and in severe
cases – heart attack. We want to help you bulletproof your cardiovascular system!

Some of the many Cardiovascular benefits of Martial arts:
• Improvement in the cardiovascular system as martial arts is an activity that stresses the heart
• 30 minutes minimum is recommended for a good cardiovascular workout and the majority of
our classes are 1 hour with a minimum of ½ hour

Improved flexibility in the muscles, ligaments and tendons combined with greater coordination and balance helps reduces the chance of injury from falls and other accidents. This means performing routine tasks and errands becomes easier and safer as it reduces the amount of strain and exertion required when performing the task.

4. Empowering you to protect yourself?
To protect yourself you must have very fast reflexes. Research has found that by participating in martial arts, you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity, but also experience faster reaction times during all actions in your life.

This is helpful in many day to day activities and crucial in being able to react in potentially dangerous situations.

Our syllabus content is structured with specific techniques to help protect your whole body and in endless scenarios that you may encounter.

Reflexes built up through consistent and frequent training combined with common sense and
environmental awareness learnt in martial arts is your best chance of staying safe.

5. Do you want to improve your child’s discipline, respect and build character?
Pollet’s Martial Arts Centre is a traditional karate school, delivering karate classes which focus on the psychological elements incorporated into a proper kokoro (attitude) such as perseverance, fearlessness, virtue, and leadership skills.

Our aim is to empower your child/ren to develop a strong mindset and understand we all face set
backs in our lives. By choosing to get back up again and progress forward they will become stronger and more resilient. This helps them in setting goals and having the patience while they are being achieved.

6. Does your child have Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety or high stress?
Your child can benefit immensely from the structure, focus, discipline and physical outlet that
Pollet’s Martial Arts provides. We help your child too develop improved concentration, boosted
confidence, a sense of serenity and a deep respect for themselves and others.

7. Do you have staff in you care that need to be able to better protect themselves due to the
environment they work in e.g. foster carers, paramedics and security workers? We would like this opportunity to help empower your staff and build their confidence to better manage and stay safe in adverse and potentially dangerous situations.

Your staff will be trained by highly qualified Instructors, with extensive self-defence training and coaching accreditation through the Australian Sports Commission with qualifications is 4 different martial arts disciplines.

Pollet’s head Franchiser, Hanshi Ian Pollet owned and operated his own Security Company and
Pollet’s Adamstown Head Instructor Shihan Danny Crouch has a current security license.



Click here to book your FREE TRIAL CLASS


Free trial details, clothing and what to bring:

If you could please arrive 10-15 minutes before class so we can show you through that would be great. We will give you an indemnity form to sign for yourself/your child to participate.


All that is needed for the trial is:
* Comfortable clothes such as t-shirt & shorts/tights
* A drink bottle
* Training equipment such as gloves for Boxing if you have them already (we have a uniform and equipment shop onsite)
* We do not require shoes for class as we have training mats
* We also have drink fridge/coffee machine facilities

Who we work with

We work with a diverse range of people and have designed our services so they are suitable and
beneficial for everyone.

We have programs which include:

The Adamstown Little Tigers Program

The Little Tigers program is a specialised syllabus for 2-6 year olds. The syllabus is designed specifically to help children that may be facing bullying, confidence issues, struggling to concentrate in class, or even just to develop their overall skills. Our program is about helping your child be more focused, disciplined, alert and have a better overall attitude.

Our values are based on having fun and educating your children practical skills to take into real life.

For more information and a complete break down of programs and syllabuses click here

Self-Defence Classes in Adamstown

Our self-defence programs are designed to suit all levels of abilities. Our focus is to empower
you with the skills, confidence and knowledge of practical martial arts skills.

Our highly trained team of approachable professionals have designed programs that make you
feel safe and allow you to train in a secure environment.

Mixed Martial Arts Programs

For students aged 7 years and over, we offer Karate, Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing), Kempo Jiu-Jitsu,
Kobudo (Traditional Weapons), Boxing & MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)/Cage.

All our programs are suitable for people of all levels and fitness. Our objective is to offer you the tools and support you to meet your goals. We have the best instructors for teaching you and developing your skills to match the outcome you are looking for. Whether it is weight loss or you are looking to compete, our instructors can help you achieve.

What we do

We offer instruction in six martial arts disciplines. We aim to uphold the integrity of the martial arts we offer to provide the highest quality available.

We offer our services through:

  • Our timetabled classes, 35+ per week (memberships and casual attendance)
  • Private instruction (one-on-one)
  • Private group instruction
  • Our 2 level, fully equipped facility is also open to members and casual visitors

Click the hyperlinks for more information on: Karate, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Kempo Jui-Jitsu, & Kobudo, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Kids Karate and Self-Defence classes.

Private Lessons

If you would like to perfect techniques or are working towards big goals in grading, tournament or competition, private lessons are highly recommended to get you the edge.

Private lessons are available with:
Shihan Danny in all disciplines.
Sensei Layton in Karate, Muay Thai, Boxing & Kempo Jiu Jitsu.
Sensei Jessica in Karate & Okinawan Weapons.

Shihan Danny
5th Dan Karate Instructor
Certified Kru in Muay Thai (MTIA)
Black Belt in Okinawan Weapons
Black Belt in Kempo Jiu Jitsu
Accredited National Bronze level Coach through the Australian Karate Federation



Sensei Layton Hills
2nd Dan Black Belt Karate
Brown Belt in Kempo Jiu Jitsu
Certified Muay Thai Trainer (MTIA)


Sensei Jess Andrew
Black Belt Karate
Black Belt in Okinawan Weapons



Private Lesson Prices – Single Lessons:

Shihan Danny
1 hour $85
1/2 hour $50

Sensei Layton & Sensei Jess
1 hour $70
1/2 hour $40

Private Lesson – Pack Prices:
5 pack = 5% off total
10 pack = 10% off total
20 pack = 20% off total

Pack conditions:
– 50% of total due on 1st visit
– Remaining 50% due on middle visit
– Packs have 12 month expiry

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your direct debit agreement by contacting Debitsuccess on 1800 148 848 and providing 30 days notice – you are able to train as normal at our Pollet’s Newcastle facilities during this 30 days.

We cannot cancel you out over the phone, via email or other written contact with Pollet’s. Debitsuccess is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm (AEDT) and Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6pm (AEST) (Daylight Savings).

Meet the Adamstown team

Sensei Skyy Crouch

Shihan Danny Crouch


Sempai Layton Hills


Sensei Jess Andrew