The prime objective our Martial Arts Association is to further the study and practice of Martial Arts without prejudice towards race, colour, gender, sexual preference, political or religious beliefs. "S.O.M.A." promotes cross training of styles and seeks to foster goodwill between all its members.
Training Day - Saturday 13 April 2019 - Mount Gambier
Kensei Barrie Revell, Hanshi, 10th Dan will travel from Adelaide to Mount Gambier with Geoff Worden, Kyoshi, 6th Dan and Shane Hammond, Sensei to conduct training seminars on behalf of SOMA's Jik Cheung Kung Fu club for various other clubs in the Mount Gambier area.
Leading the kung fu training will be Sifu Joe Cella and Si Hing Cuinn with Si Di Anton assisting.
The SOMA team from Adelaide will demonstrate and teach a variety of weapons including hanbo (sticks) and jo (short staff) plus self-defence (if time permits). Other instructors will cover karate and other styles in what promises to be a terrific training day. Come along and train or watch. This is an event not to be missed.
Interested clubs may apply to become registered with SOMA. Call the Local Co-Ordinator Anton on 0439806796 or Barrie Revell (Chairman of SOMA) on 0418859769 for more details.
Hanshi Barrie Revell and all the SOMA Executive wish all martial artists a successful 2018. Train hard, train smart and improve your knowledge and skills.
4th and 5th November 2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
Barry Revell, Hanshi 10th Dan and Jeff Worden, Renshi 5th Dan will be in Mt Gambier to attend the Jik Cheung Kung Fu grading (4th November 2017) followed by a training day (5th November 2017).
All styles are welcome to attend. Locals please check with Sifu Joe for the times. At this stage, both sessions are likely to start at 12.30pm.
8th to 13th November 2017 WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
Tony Caruso, Shihan 7th Dan, will be in in W.A. training with Gary Simpson, Kyoshi 8th Dan and Steven Andreazza, Shihan 6th Dan, followed by a training seminar with Colin Wee, 6th Dan and his students in Nedlands on Saturday, 11th November 2017.
The primary focus on Saturday will be Jutte kata with bunkai and oyo plus bokken kata and applications using Jutte as a base.
These are great opportunities for all martial artists to upskill with genuine experts in a variety
Message from our President
The upcoming S.O.M.A & WJJF/WJKO combined seminar
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August.
The seminar will be a comprehensive cover of styles over two days.
Covering karate, JuJutsu, Kung Fu, Weaponry (including Sticks & Swords) and Kata.
Something for everyone.
Grandmaster Kensei Barry Revell , Sifu Joe Cella,
Shihan Tony Caruso and Renshi Jeff Worden and others will be teaching over this weekend as well as demonstrations and philosophy.
All styles are welcome politics are left at the dojo door we are about informing and teaching to and for all involved in this Martial Arts Forum.
So Come along and enjoy the expertise of these Artists. A wealth of information in their hands for YOU to see and learn and improve your performance level.
Do not miss out ... remember knowledge is power
See you there...President Barry OSU!
Vale: Frank Lalor
Mr.Frank Lawlor, a well respected member of the Martial Arts community died recently. A genuine Dan graded practitioner of karate / his legacy of teaching in his chosen discipline will always be remembered and respected , Vale.