Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Mr. Frank Monea is a 7th Dan in Ryu Kyu Kempo Karate. Mr.Monea is the the Chief Instructor, founder and owner of the Challenge Martial arts and Fitness Centre in Oakleigh Victoria Australia. and in addition to his 7th Degree in Ryukyu Kempo Karate, Frank is also a 6th Degree in Torite Jutsu, 5th Dan in Shorin Kempo and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Will-Machado and is a certified Instructor for the Kyusho International which focuses on pressure point application in a combat situation. Mr Monea has been awarded "International Instructor of the Year, 1998" by the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame - the first Australian to receive this award. Mr Monea was also awarded "Kempo Instructor of the Year 2002" by the Blitz Hall of Fame (International Martial Arts magazine). Mr. Monea has been studying kickboxing since he was 13 years old. His kickboxing training has taken him to countries such as Thailand, USA and New Zealand and these travels, along with his other martial arts background, has aided him in developing a simple easy to learn kickboxing curriculum that everyday people can learn in an intuitive progressive manner focused on safety and authentic techniques. Mr Monea also holds Certificate IV in Sports Coaching, Certificate IV in Fitness and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is the creator of the Lean & Fit Program that began in 1999 and still going strong. The Challenge Martial Arts and itness Centre in Oakleigh is known as one of Australia's Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Centres, boasting spacious facilities with full weights facilities, breakout rooms, large dojo area consisting of a broad range of classes from martial arts to group fitness.