Muay Thai is a high-energy martial art originating in Thailand. It has traditional values with respect and etiquette being very high objectives.


The class is fast paced from start to finish. Techniques are practiced on pads so students learn power development and offensive and defensive skills. Achievement is recognised via a system of coloured patches. These patches are achieved when certain skills and fitness levels are achieved.




Traditional values - modern skills.

ZDK is an all rounded martial art that includes the modern techniques of Muay Thai and boxing then blends them with other skills such as; Ground fighting (wrestling), locks, holds, throws, self-defence techniques, weaponry, pressure point strikes, multiple attack drills, meditation and much more.

Techniques are explained in detail ensuring a greater understanding and a safe environment.

We also work on personal development via the 8 principles of the BUSHIDO code.

*In Zen Do Kai we wear belts to denote our level of achievement. We all start as white belt, the first level we are assessed for is Yellow. To receive a yellow belt you must show the skills you will have learnt, such as  to move in a balanced fashion, the first basic punches and defences and self defence 360 block. You will also need to demonstrate physical strength in our basic exercise program.


2/5 Simcock Street, Somerville 3912.

Victoria, Australia.​​

Tel:(03 5977 7055)


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Why train at SMAC?

Our facilities and high level instructors at SMAC Gym are second to none, with all necessary equipment and heaps of matted flooring and a full sized boxing ring.

We are best known for our friendliness and welcoming atmosphere, a second home and family for most of our members


I’ve never trained martial arts before, can I still train?

Of course! We run beginner programs for anyone without training experience so that they can learn in a comfortable, ego-free environment. Learning the basics and progressing into or ongoing sessions.


Do I need to be fit?

You do not need to be fit, you will become fitter by training with us. You will also learn a bunch of new skills with motivated, like-minded people!


Do you have female classes?

Women are welcome to join any of our mixed sessions, however we also offer female only sessions. We offer Women's kickboxing and Women's Krav Maga (self-defence)


Is training for competitive fighters only or can anyone train?
Anyone is allowed to train Most our students train just for fitness or fun, then others work towards competition. We cater for both, with many of our members becoming successful professional competitors.


What ages can people train?

Our youngest group is the 3-5 yr old kinder karate. From there we have classes to suite 5-11 yr olds, 11-16 yr olds and 16+.


What do I wear?

Each class has a slightly different uniform.
Muay Thai/kickboxing/Boxing with just require comfortable workout clothing, making sure you can move around quite freely. Boxing will need shoes but the kickboxing and Muay thai will not wear shoes.
Zen Do Kai or karate require Karate Gi, which you will receive free as part of your beginner program.

Krav Maga will receive a training shirt the can wear during the sessions