We are located at 38B Gordon Street in Sorell, next door to the Ampol Service Station


Sorell Martial Arts Academy


Sorell Martial Arts Academy, SMAA, was founded in 2016 by life long martial artist and pioneer Adam Newton. SMAA seeks to serve the Sorell community by providing a positive environment for kids and adults to train and develop as people. Training in Martial Arts is challenging and rewarding, with every session working a sweat.

Students will develop great problem-solving skills as well as the kind of maturity that comes from working through difficulty. This is achieved in a team environment under the watchful eyes of one of the most experienced martial arts coaches and competitors in the country.

Adam has had a lifetime of experience training in martial arts, starting at a young age with judo. Adam then went on to train Muay Thai Kick Boxing and competed in several fights. Adam took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 and has dedicated himself to this art since then. Adam was the first Tasmanian to reach the ranks of blue, purple, brown and black belt and most Tasmanian BJJ practitioners can trace their BJJ lineage to Adam.

Adam is an experienced coach in BJJ, Judo and Muay Thai as well as in mixed martial arts. He is renowned for his detailed instruction and his ability to relate to his students. Adam is also sought after for private instruction in BJJ and MMA.


  • BJJ 3rd degree black belt
  • Judo Black belt 1st degree
  • Accomplished Muay Thai fighter
  • 40 years of Martial Arts

Judo Tasmania

learn more about Judo in Tasmania.

The state body for judo in Tasmania formulates policies for the conduct of judo in Tasmania, to promote, manage and conduct Judo events, competitions and championships, and helps to prepare teams and individuals for national Judo competitions. The state body is also needed to promote the sport of Judo for commercial, government and public recognition. Judo Tasmania 

Maromba Academy Australia

Head Coach Thiago Stefanutti

Sorell Martial Arts Academy is affiliated with the Maromba Academy Australia under Head Coach Thiago Stefanutti a 3rd degree Black Belt from Brazil. Members are offered the opportunity to train with Thiago approximately 2 times a year. Sorell Martial Arts Academy is also affiliated with other Maromba schools in Tasmania, including Hobart Martial Arts Academy and BJJ TAZ, based in Launceston. Our academies have great relationships and regularly train and compete together as well as having an open-door policy for each other’s students.