I like the mental development we achieve

It is about the whole experience when studying Martial Arts, the lineage, the history, technical skill development, the human movement and science in all of the arts, the patience and time invested, the study beyond the rank of Black-belt. Not taking the easy option, tough at times, yet always providing a solution in its own way which encourages resilience and confidence that overflows into life – Lifestyle & Wellbeing

BELONG – EVOLVE – EXCEL with PURPOSE in a COMMUNITY – it’s a LIFESTYLE

OUR CLIENT MEMBERS >>>PURPOSE – A reason to expend Energy

What an exciting adventure February has been, this year. All our wonderful client members are back in action, we have met awesome new members and their families. The PIT “Chi” is having a positive re energizing effect on everyone and yesterday a gentleman stopped in his tracks when the dojo came into plain view and stated “This is a serious place to study martial arts – it commands the respect for the arts and it feels so empowering!” to which we replied, ‘thank you’

It is about the whole experience when studying Martial Arts, the lineage, the history, technical skill development, the human movement and science in all of the arts, the patience and time invested, the study beyond the rank of Blackbelt. Not taking the easy option, tough at times, yet always providing a solution in its own way which encourages resilience and confidence that overflows into life – Lifestyle & Wellbeing


“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible” Theodore Roethke


Thank you to the PIT Crew for keeping pace with a crazy busy February. Thank you to all our client members for your kind words and insights. The PIT Martial Arts & Fitness Centre celebrates its 8th year as Master Nick Donato enters his 51st year in the Martial Arts & Combat Industry. Cheers to an inspirational, successful 2019 for all.


2019 Student Insights:

“The thing I like most Master Donato, is your mind-blowing knowledge of Martial Arts” JF

“I like having the opportunity to help other students learning all the great things that quality Martial Arts has to offer” WP

“I like being taken out of my comfort zone and doing things I would have never thought possible” EW

“What I like about training with you is when I think I have worked hard, you push me that little bit further, making me realize, I can do more than I think. Thank you.” AP

“What I enjoy most is learning self defence” SV

“I like everything that pushes me past my limits” Anon

“Thank you for leading a great system I feel apart of without judgement” Anon

“I love coming to the PIT. I enjoy the mateship, friendly and caring atmosphere. I am always amazed that I continue to learn new things about myself, my training and all that is. Thank you” Anon

“I like kicking, punching and blocking and I love your cooking (spaghetti bolognaises) at kids club” Anon

“What I like about the arts is the family community that exists” Anon

“I enjoy stick fighting the most and being apart of the Black belt family” SF

“I love jumping kicks” RV

“love the step side kick” CM

“I love doing kata” LR

“What I love about Martial Arts is everything. Your passion to see all students succeed in their own eyes at the most appropriate time - the realization for them personally is inspirational” EG

“I like all the katas, kicking and my green belt” GV

“I love sparring” XF

“I really enjoy kata training” ST

“I really enjoy training on the punching bags” LV

“My favourite technique right now is instep turning kick” SG

“I enjoy doing chin ups” DM

“I really enjoy pad work - focus mitt training” LD

“I really love having a second family to share giggles with” LW

“I love everything about martial arts and all the people here” JM

“I like the mental development we achieve here along with our physical training that builds self-worth” MT

“Love that I learn something new every time I walk into our dojo, something new about the art, something new about myself.” NW

“I love having good teachers” SA

“Punching is my favourite” HA

“I like martial arts because I get to learn” ED

“Every class is exciting and I am always happy to be here” JF

“I like that we are all a big family and every one cares for each other” KY

“I enjoy our martial arts for the fitness and discipline it brings from the philosophies that are taught that we can learn from” Anon

“I am enjoying weaponry right now and being a part of the Blackbelt Family” Anon

“I enjoy training with such an amazing inspirational Master Instructor” SP

“We like that what you teach us can actually be used in the real world, even though we hope we never have to” E & A N

“Two things stand out for me, 1. That everyone likes everyone for who they actually are – so you can be yourself. 2. The Instructors believe in us and what we are able to achieve which is anything, if we push ourselves” Anon

“I like what we learn here because it is fun and always educational about lots of things in my life” Anon

“I like kicking, learning, my confidence & teaching others” LW

“I like Self Defence, sparring & Jumping Kicks” Anon

“I like learning new techniques and perfecting my basics” FV

“I like martial arts because it is fun, I have great mates and we learn so much stuff” Anon

“I like my training because we are always learning new things from people who have experience in the arts” Anon

“I like learning new things in class, being active, having fun and always meeting new people” SW

“I love jumping kicks” BE

“I Like kata, mat wrestling & sparring” RH

“I like having you as our Master Teacher” Anon

“I like ground rolls, mat work and sparring” GH


“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” – Edwin Arlington Robinson


BELONG – EVOLVE – EXCEL with PURPOSE in a COMMUNITY – it’s a LIFESTYLE

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