Founded by Kaicho Shihan Mick Fardell in 1995, Mid Coast Martial Arts Academy is one of the longest running dojos in Port Macquarie. We welcome people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
We specialise in Traditional Japanese Karate, Okinawan Kobudo (Traditional Weaponry), Kickboxing, K-Fit Cardio (Karate/Kickboxing cardio fitness) and tournament training.
Our team at Mid Coast Martial Arts Academy prides itself on providing the highest quality martial arts programs. Our instructors have years of experience and continue to learn and refine their teaching skills, as well as their martial arts.
Collectively our instructors have over 250+ years of experience in karate. We do not compromise on quality.
Why Choose Us
Kaicho Shihan Mick Fardell has an incredible wealth of knowledge having been a member of the NSW Police Force for over 25yrs. Part of his duties being as a Senior Weapons and Defensive Tactics Instructor has enhanced and developed his Martial Arts skills. Shihan Fardell holds a 6th Dan in Traditional Japanese Karate and a 6th Dan in Toushi Ryukyu Kobudo (Martial Weapons). He is the Chief Instructor at Mid Coast Martial Arts Academy in Port Macquarie and the Dojo's in Wauchope and Armidale.
Shihan Fardell commenced training in Karate in 1980 and has been Instructing for over 35yrs. He is fully Government Accredited and hold a Lvl 1 National Coaches Accreditation, is a certified Community Coach Registered with the Australian Sports Commission, he also holds Accreditation with the MAIA, Punchfit and various other combative sporting bodies.
Having trained in KenSeiKan Karate under Mr Mark Passmore for over 15yrs and gaining his 5th Dan Black Belt, Shihan Fardell found this system limited and lacking in some aspects that he was seeking to explore in his own Martial Arts training and therefore decided to follow his own Martial Arts path. Developing, enhancing and expanding upon on the existing syllabus in both Traditional Karate and Kobudo he was able to reconnect with the tradition and discipline that he was looking for.
In consultation with the other Senior Instructors within the Mid Coast Martial Arts Academy and the invaluable advise from other Senior Martial Arts Instructors, such as good friend and mentor Kyoshi Kevin Blundell of the Kumiairyu Martial Arts System, Shihan Fardell has developed an extensive and comprehensive Martial Arts System comprising elements of Traditional Karate, Jui-jitsu, Aikido, Pressure Point Applications and Kobudo.
We are proud to have a friendly and solid team of award-winning coaches working at Intense. They are not just professionals, they also deeply understand the needs of our clients.
Renshi Paul Rollo Karate
Paul Rollo Sensei has been training in Martial Arts for over 40yrs in several disciplines. Paul has spent many years in the Security and Hospitality industries. He is one of the Senior Instructors at the Port Macquarie Dojo and specialises in teaching the Dragons classes. He is currently ranked 6th Dan in Traditional Japanese Karate.
Renshi Paul is also fully Government Accredited and hold a Lvl 1 National Coaches Accreditation, is a certified Community Coach with the Australian Sports Commission and Ausswim and holds accreditation with the MAIA.
Shidoin Sensei Brock Thomson Karate
Shidoin Brock Thomson has been training in Martial Arts for over 12yrs and specialises in training the Children's classes. Brock has a lengthy tournament competition career having gained several Regional, State and National Championship places in semi and full contact sparring events.
Shidoin Brock is a fully Government Accredited Instructor holding Lvl 1 National Coaches Accreditation, is a Certified Community Coach with the Australian Sports Commission and holds accreditation as a Referee with WMAC.
Sensei Sarah Fardell Karate
Sensei Sarah Fardell has been training in Martial Arts for over 10yrs and specialises in training the Ladies Karate classes. Sarah has a lengthy tournament competition career having gained several Regional, State, National and International Championship places.
Sensei Sarah is a fully Government Accredited Instructor holding Lvl 1 National Coaches Accreditation, is a Certified Community Coach with the Australian Sports Commission and holds accreditation as a Referee with WMAC.
Sensei Stephen Szorcsoki Karate/Kobudo
Bio coming soon.
Sensei Stephen Hunt Karate/Kobudo
Bio coming soon.
Sensei Samantha Morante Karate
Originally starting her training at a very young age Sam was the student of Shihan Michael Fardell at Ken Sei Kan Port Macquarie. His traditional methods of instructing meant that Sam learnt discipline and focus and became a strong, dedicated student who gave everything she had to her art and constantly performed above the expectation of others, both in her martial arts and in life. Sensei Sam is a 2nd Dan and has been involved in martial arts for over 18 years. She completed her 1st Dan Black Belt with Ken Sei Kan Karate at just 16 years of age and since then has trained and taught in numerous styles including Goshin Ryu, Go Kan Ryu, Freestyle Karate and most recently she trained in and taught Shotokan karate with Shihan Lindsay Guy.
Sensei Harrison McWhirter Karate
Bio coming soon.
Kohai Debbie Fitzgerald Kickboxing/Fitness
Kohai Debbie has extensive experience in Kickboxing and in less than 1 year of competing Debbie won the 2017 AMAC National Titles in Karate Freestyle Sparring. Debbie teaches the Kickboxing and Fitness classes.