Amelia Zarb

Amelia Zarb

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Allow me to introduce you to the remarkable Dai Shihan Amelia Zarb, a true luminary in the world of martial arts and an unwavering champion of youth development in her community. With an impressive martial arts journey spanning decades, Dai Shihan Amelia has dedicated the majority of her adult life to providing traditional and professional martial arts programs to her community through her esteemed business, "The Arts of Defence," which she co-manages with her esteemed husband, the renowned karate-ka Shihan David Zarb.

As a 4th Dan Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate, Dai Shihan Amelia's expertise and commitment to excellence have propelled her to the forefront of martial arts coaching. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge and affiliations has led her to traverse the globe, continually seeking to expand her skills and ensure that her students receive the highest caliber of instruction available. Dai Shihan Amelia's tireless dedication to her craft and her community is exemplified by her and Shihan David's combined 30 years of selfless service, positively impacting the lives of thousands of students who attend their sessions in Sunbury and Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.

For Dai Shihan Amelia, traditional martial arts that emphasize human values hold immense importance. Her training in Tai Chi Chuan, an internal Chinese martial art practiced for defense, health, and meditation, exemplifies her passion for the holistic benefits that martial arts bring. Understanding the therapeutic value that her martial art offers to individual clients and communities, she artfully blends a harmonious fusion of both hard and soft martial arts techniques, creating a delicate balance that only a select few truly comprehend.

The enduring loyalty and widespread acclaim that Dai Shihan Amelia has garnered throughout her illustrious career stand as a resounding testament to her popularity as a teacher and mentor. Her unwavering belief in the transformative power of martial arts extends beyond her own achievements, as she champions ongoing professional development for martial arts practitioners. She has been instrumental in assisting many of her students in attaining nationally recognized and industry-acclaimed qualifications, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel not only in martial arts but also in coaching and their future careers.

Dai Shihan Amelia firmly believes that it is our collective responsibility to train and prepare the younger generation correctly, enabling them to navigate the modern world of coaching and find a fulfilling career path, just as she has enjoyed herself. Her commitment to youth development is unparalleled, and she views martial arts as a life-changing endeavor. Guided by her unwavering dedication to professionalism and her firm belief in the importance of instilling strong values and discipline in the next generation, Dai Shihan Amelia continues to shape the lives of countless young individuals, empowering them to become confident, respectful, and successful contributors to society.

In a world where martial arts instruction often varies in quality and approach, Dai Shihan Amelia Zarb stands as an exemplar of excellence, ensuring that her community benefits from a comprehensive and transformative martial arts experience. Her profound impact, her commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, and her dedication to raising the standards of martial arts coaching make her an exceptional role model, inspiring generations to embrace the martial arts journey with passion, integrity, and unwavering dedication.

Awards & Certifications

4th Dan Karate Goju Ryu Karate - Dai Shihan | 2015-02-21

Taichi Chuan Instructor Level (Sifu) | 2013-02-23

Work Experience

Art of Defence | Director

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Bacchaus Marsh, Victoria, AU

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