About Us

JAI Martial Arts is located on the Mezzanine Level of Gallery West in Pacific Square shopping centre located in the heart of Maroubra Junction. Entrance is via Maroubra Rd and parking is available in the shopping centre or main roads. Classes run 7 days per week, with Monday to Friday starting from 4pm, Saturday classes from 9am and Sunday from 10am. 

JAI Martial Arts was founded in 1984 and currently teaches martial arts to students of all ages starting from 18 months.

JAI Highlights and Achievements

During the late 1980's and early 1990's, the JAI Demo Team was a selection of skilled individuals who would show off their skills while representing the club. The JAI Demo Team featured costumes, music, weapons and choreographed fight scenes to music. The team performed at festivals and fetes alongside the likes of Johnny Young and the Young Talent Time, Bill "Super Foot" Wallace, Tadashi Yamashita, Ernie Reyes Snr and Jnr and Cynthia Rothrock.??

In the early 90's, the JAI Demo Team would come to a close as another chapter in the club's life begun. In 1993, the club became increasingly involved with competition and sent six students to Singapore for the "Singapore Annual Championships". Although being the clubs first major overseas tournament, the students were successful, with all students winning either Gold or Silver. This created a hunger for winning in sport Taekwondo. Over the years the club has continued its success in sporting endeavors, some accomplishments include:

  • Winner of the ACT Open Cup 
  • NSW Best Overall Medal Tally Club Taekwondo
  • 1999-2002 - Best Overall Taekwondo Club in NSW
  • NSW President Cup Winners 
  • 1996 - University of New South Wales club of the year

Student Achievements include:

  • Selected to represent Australia in International Championships
  • ACT Champions
  • State Champions - NSW
  • National Champions
  • Selected to participate in the Olympic Athlete Program (OAP)
  • Represent Australia at the MTIA World Championships for Muay Thai in Thailand

Personal Highlights and Achievements

The JAI Demo Team didn’t only feature students, Master Ingrati would often participate in the shows, showcasing his individual talents and skills. With the ending of the JAI Demo Team, Master Ingrati then turned his attention to coaching. Since then, the clubs name has become a regular at Taekwondo tournaments throughout NSW. Master Ingrati's coaching success has led to many personal achievements, some of them include:

  • 2001-2002 - Best Coach in NSW
  • 2001 - Australasia Hall of Fame: Taekwondo Instructor of the Year
  • 2001 - Australian Team Trainer at the Asian Taekwondo Championships in Jordan
  • 1998-1999 - Trainer of the Olympic Taekwondo "B Team" Athletes
  • 1998 - Coach of the Taekwondo Junior Championships in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1998 - Coach of the Australian Team training in Korea
  • 1998 - Coach of the NSW Team at the Commonwealth Taekwondo Games in Perth
  • 1997-1998 - NSW Taekwondo Australia State Coach
  • 1997 - Coach of the Australian Team at the US Taekwondo Open
  • 1996-2000 - NSW State Councilor for Taekwondo Australia
  • 1995 - Best Kenpo Club in Australia (Received 5 Star Rating from the United Kenpo Karate Association, New York)

Other achievements include:

  • 7th Dan Taekwondo Black Belt Kukkiwon - World Taekwondo Federation
  • 7th Dan Traditional Taekwondo Black Belt - Jidokwan - Korea
  • 5th Degree Kenpo Karate Black Belt - United Kenpo Karate Association, USA
  • Kru in Muay Thai under Master Toddy
  • Kanzen Jitsu Black Belt
  • Certificate IV in assessment and workplace training
  • Certificate 4 in fitness
  • Certificate IV in sport coaching: Martial arts
  • Level 1: National Coaching Accreditation Scheme - Australian Coaching Council
  • 4th Dan Hapkido Black Belt - World Kido Association, Korea
  • First Aid - St. John Ambulance
  • Awarded citation by World Taekwondo Federation President - Un Yong Kim for "Service and Contribution"
  • Awarded citation by Taekwondo Jidokwan President - Sung Wan Lee for "Promoting Taekwondo Overseas"

Martial Arts Training

  • Over the years, Master Ingrati has been trained in many styles by his peers. Some of them include:
  • Master Chang Seong Dong (Taekwondo)
  • Master Chong Won Lee (Taekwondo)
  • Master Chi Kwan Yun (Taekwondo)
  • Guru Dan Inosanto (Jeet Kune Do)
  • Guru Richard Bustillo (Grappling, Arnis, Thai Boxing, Jeet Kune Do)
  • Sifu Larry Hartsell (Grappling)
  • Mr Bill Wallace (Kicking)
  • Master Tadashi Yamashita (Karate)
  • Master Homer Alenadaf (Karate and Kanzen Jitsu)
  • Master Chai Sirasute (Thai Boxing)
  • Master Toddy (Muay Thai)
  • Master John Will (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Master Wally Jay (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Master Sam Gervasi (Jiu-Jitsu)
  • Master Richard Norton (Jiu Jitsu, MMA)
  • Master Jay T. Will (Kenpo)
  • Master Andrew Harris (Kenpo)
  • Master Dennis Conaster (Kenpo)
  • Sifu Xie Shouda (Thai Chi/Chi Kung)
  • Sifu Gary Lim (Kung Fu)
  • Hanshi Ian Pollet (Muay Thai, Japanese Jiu Jitsu)