​Teaching premium Martial Arts, Self Defence & Combat Fitness since 1984

All classes are back for 2021. Thank you to the PIT Community; Students, Clients, Family & Friends for your awesome continued support and commitment to your training.



We do have guidelines to follow and our current client members to look after & consider.

• Covid-safe Martial Arts, Health & Fitness centre
• Tech FREE training environment
• Physical Distancing
• Sanitiser stations and wipes throughout
• Consistently cleaned & sanitised equipment
• Separate entry & exit doors

Please email us: pdsmartialarts@gmail.com


So you are not sure what you want to do? But you know YOU want to get FITTER, HEALTHIER & STRONGER and be a part of something big. 



Whatever YOUR goal let US help you achieve it!! Just let us know. Why wait??


All you need is 1 to 2 hours a week and you will be surprised with what will happen. Ask some students who have been training for 3 months or 10, 20 & 30 years and our instructors who are celebrating 30 years of teaching.


The Pit is a diverse Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Centre with a tech free environment and a calm community feel for all generations. In the South West of Sydney, it is the most Traditional in its etiquette & complete teachings and Modern in its sport science & mind and body performance training. We provide training in all the ultimate combat fitness areas and martial arts, a blend of traditional values and the latest sports science.


Feel free to drop into our Head complex in Smeaton Grange to have a look and talk to our friendly staff or call us.


You will be amazed at what we have to offer and what you can achieve. Try your introductory class in all our Arts Kickboxing, Boxing, Ladies, Kids & Seniors  class for $10 and tell us what you think? Then easy flexible payment options to make it simple.            

Tae Kwon Do

Hand techniques, Kicking techniques, realistic self defence and  Weapon defence


Master the Samurai's art of the sword. Learn the weapons Jo, Bokken, Sai and more


Combination of boxing, martial arts and aerobics to produce an impactful cardiovascular workout

Ju Jitsu MMA

Close quarter combat, Throwing, Grappling, Joint Locking, Striking, and Weapon Defence

Tae Kwon Do, Karate, JuJitsu, Japanese Weaponry, Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, Boxing, Kickboxing, Fitness Classes & Personal Training

For Men, Women, Children & Older Adults

Personal Defence Studios Pty Ltd is an approved Active Kids Provider. Find out how to claim your $100 voucher in the link below.

Specialist, Professional, Instructional Tuition in all the Combat Arts, Fitness and Well Being

Master Nick Donato celebrates 50 years of Combat Arts in 2018; teaching, coaching & inspiring members of all ages of the Macarthur Community. Being A Martial Arts Instructor has never been his retirement plan or option 2 for earning an income, he is truly driven by imparting the true essence of Martial Arts and so is his dedicated team of highly qualified  Instructors and coaches. The Personal Defence Studios - The PIT is home to a wonderful community of people who are passionate about all the Martial Arts has to offer with big achievements, endless goals and a no quit attitude. Welcome to our world. It is a face to face service we offer so please feel welcome to come along and visit us at any time. In October 2018 he was nominated for  'The Pride of Australia' Award for his service to the community. In August 2019, he won 'Grandmaster of the Year - Australia' (WHFSC)

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Our centres across the Macarthur region

The Pit HQ
Smeaton Grange
Edensor Park
St Marys

We service; Campbelltown, St Helens Park, Glen Alpine, Menangle, Raby, Varroville, Kearns, Eschol Park, Camden, Kirkham, Cobbitty, Elderslie, Camden South, Cawdor, Bringelly, Rossmore, Catherine Field, Currans Hill, Denham Court, Harrington Park, Mount Annan, Narellan, Leppington, Smeaton Grange, The Oaks, Oakdale, Silverdale & Warragamba.

As our region expands, we welcome the  residents from the new Suburbs of: Grasmere, Gregory Hills, Willowdale, Oran Park, Catherine Park Estate, Arcadian Hills Cobbitty, Spring Farm, Gledswood Hills, Emerald Hills Estate, Edmondson Park. 

We also teach in Liverpool, Wattle Grove, Fairfield, Edensor Park, Penrith & St Marys.

The Pit Martial Arts & Fitness

156 Hartley Rd, Smeaton Grange

Every Journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step


We look forward to meeting you



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