Anniversary Weekend –
50 years of friendship forged from
blood, sweat and progression.
Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th, 2020
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2020 will see events and celebrations around the country and at all our clubs.
Victoria is honored to be hosting the official International event.
Soke Bob Jones and the International Leadership team have charged us with making it as inclusive and accessible as possible.
In this year of celebration it is about giving to you, our members.
The Victorian Leadership Team is a non profit group of volunteers. They are organising these events on behalf of BJMA.
Interstate guests – we have arranged liaisons to assist you in your plans. Tania Rowan and Hamish Preston will be your go to people.
Tania – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0409350420
Hamish – email@example.com – 0423789262
Accommodation – Central Melbourne, Southbank, Albert Park Lake, St Kilda are all within 10km of the daytime and night time venues.
We know a number of our people are staying here
Long Weekend in Melbourne – This is the Queens birthday weekend in Melbourne. So you may want to stay an extra day and check out the site or keep the party going, maybe even get in an extra training session?
Professional Development Day
If you would like to see a specific topic presented on this day or would like to be a presenter please contact
Peter Smedley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Most sessions will be lecture format with demonstrations and some physical involvement. We will also have access to a “basketball court” for break out sessions of a more physical nature.
Training Together for Strength!
Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm, MSAC, Albert Park. (5km from Melbourne CBD). Max 800ppl
Zen Do Kai, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Eskrima, Systema, EPC.
Kids, Teens and Adults – beginner to 9th degree!
A massive training hall. Amazing trainers. An experience like never before!
All participants will receive a commemorative patch.
How will it work? We will run rotating seminars with all ranks and styles mixed together. Teens and adults will work together. Children will be working with child specific trainers for safety and relevance. There will be as many as 20 sessions running at any given time. Children will also have a specific Dragon Day session from 1.15pm to 4pm in a separate room.
Instructors will include our Soke’s, regional Head Instructors, lead instructors of our different styles and various representatives from across Australia and New Zealand.
Sample running sheet-
9am arrival, 9.30am Welcome and bow in.
9.40am Break into groups. 9.50am Seminar round 1
10.50am First round of seminars will finish.
11am Seminars round 2, 11.30am Seminars round 3, 12pm Seminars round 4
12.30pm Break – Lunch
1.15pm Line up. Points of interest from our Soke’s. (children can stay or go to another room for games session)
1.15pm Children under 12 to go to Dragon Heart training session. 12 to 15 year olds can choose Dragon session or general session.
2pm Break into groups, 2.10pm Seminars round 5, 2.40pm Seminars Round 6, 3.10pm Seminars Round 7 , 3.40pm. Break
3.50pm Mass training session with everyone working together all ranks
4pm Wrap of day
4.20pm Call to Victory
5pm – Must be out of the venue.
FAMILY GATHERING –
Dinner with friends and family
Just like all families, after a hard days work, it is time to break bread, relax, listen to some music, play some games, hang out together and reminisce.
The Timber Yard is a large open, indoor, venue. Imagine you are at your favourite park with friends, relaxing in a casual atmosphere. With multiple food trucks, you will be spoilt for choice, a full bar and a band helping set the chill vibe. We will have interactive games and fun activities for all ages.
The venue is heated and kid friendly, but you will need to keep them supervised. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
50 years and its all about family. Brothers and sisters by choice.
Included in ticket price – Entry, entertainment, meal voucher to be used at a food truck.
Bob Jones Martial Arts is hosting, as part of its golden celebrations, a weekend of student / instructor professional development and learning seminars, a full day of training hosted by the highest ranked BJMA instructors in Australia and overseas followed by a family orientated casual social event in one of Melbourne’s most sought after venues in Port Melbourne – The Timber Yard.
And – we want you and your team to be a part of that.
People will be traveling from across Australia and New Zealand to be part of this event.
The weekend celebrations commence on Friday 5th June and continue on until late Saturday night the 6th June.