Meet Jonathon Hourigan

Founder and Owner 

Over his 25 years in Martial Arts, 4th degree Black Belt Jonathan Hourigan has a wealth of experience.

He is an internationally certified Instructor and pioneer for child development, curating innovative programs that specifically target anti-bullying, self defence and personal growth.

His carefully designed curriculum equips children with the physical and mental skills needed to achieve through schooling, lead a peaceful home life, and become the best possible version of themselves.

As both founder and Chief Instructor of Black Belt Plus, Jonathon is at the forefront of the industry with a passion to go beyond the expectations of traditional Martial Arts practice, and create an outlet to inspire and empower today’s youth.

Why Choose Us?

Our age-specific programs are designed by professionals with expertise in martial arts, fitness and psychology.  Every program develops students both physically and emotionally. 

Safety is important, so our purpose-built facility contains well maintained, quality equipment to ensure training is both fun and safe.  Our flooring is designed for martial arts training for all ages.  Our centre is maintained regularly and we ensure it's clean, hygienic and inviting.

Our staff are full-time professionals who are also committed to developing the best skills in their students.  They are hand-picked for each program they teach.  Classes have strict instructor/student ratios - to ensure students achieve the best possible results in the shortest time.

Families enjoy our member community and new friendships are easily made. 

Meet Our Team

Olivia Stefanac

Senior Instructor

Olivia has been training with Black Belt Plus for 20 years. She holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt and is also a qualified accountant. Olivia has been working with Black Belt Plus since 2010 and teaches all the Black Belt Plus programs. As the school manager she is responsible for managing events and monitoring systems. Olivia also has a keen interest in curriculum development for our martial arts school.

James Collins

Senior Instructor

James has been training with Black Belt Plus for 13 years and teaching since 2013. James teaches the full range of Black Belt Plus programs and has a passion for educating children. He is an energetic and caring instructor who loves seeing results in his students.  He goes the extra mile to ensure his students are happy and progressing.

Cristie Jordan

Program Co-ordinator

Cristie joined our team in 2016 and with her excellent people skills she has built great relationships with our students and their families. Cristie is also the first point of contact you have with our school. She conducts our orientation lessons, looks after new trial students and new members. Cristie has a personal passion for fitness and health and is also a qualified personal trainer and computer technician.

Robbie Palmer

Program Co-ordinator / Instructor

Robbie joined our team in early 2017 after completing his Bachelor of Sports Studies (Honours) at the University of Canberra. He's passionate about health and fitness and is an experienced personal trainer and a keen martial artist. Robbie is a first point of contact for beginners and their families, conducting orientation lessons,  caring for new members and assisting in various classes.

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