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





  • BJJ 3rd Degree Black Belt

  • Judo 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Accomplished Muay Thai fighter

  • First Tasmanian to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Adam fuses his traditional knowledge of Judo with concepts taken from other streams of martial arts, creating a modernistic approach to the application of Judo. This approach often translates into movements and techniques that are tried and tested for success.

As Adam is a career martial artist and career coach, his teaching technique makes the knowledge easily relatable to people of all ability and fitness levels. Adam’s specific teaching style is to start with the basics of a technique, and then to enhance, refine and combine the technique with other actions.

This very progressive teaching methodology means there is basically no skill or fitness barrier to learning, as every time you start a new technique, you start from the fundamentals.

Sean Skinner

Start your journey in Judo

Our Judo class caters to complete beginners to advanced athletes. Learn for fun or for competition.

Judo is the national sport of Japan. The objective of Judo is to take the opponent to the ground with either a throw or takedown and then to subdue them with a pin, or force them into submission with a joint lock or choke.

Judo is a very popular sport and is represented at the Olympics.

SMAA are affiliated with Judo Tasmania and as such provide a high level of accredited Judo training. With gradings and regular competitions, there are no limits to how far you can take your training.

We are very lucky to have Adam Newton as the instructor. Adam started his Judo training at the age of 7 years and went on to represent Tasmania and Australia in Judo competition.

How to Start My first Class?

Getting started in your first class is easy, all classes cater for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. All are welcome.

To get started you don’t need any equipment or specialised clothing. Just wear loose-fitting clothing that allows movement and bring a drink bottle.

For your first class arrive at the gym 10 minutes early to be shown through and meet your instructor.

For more information contact Adam Newton on 0404 285 851.

What Do I Need to do Judo?

When you first start training you will need to wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily.

To continue your training you’ll need to purchase a Judo gi (uniform). This can be purchased at the club or elsewhere. It is not necessary to have your gi to start your first class, but you will need it as you progress.

Here at the Sorell Martial Arts Academy, we have a suitable matted floor to provide a safe surface for the practice of Judo. We also have crash mats and other equipment to help students learn how to throw and fall safely. Under the supervision of our qualified instructors, we will help you achieve your Judo goals.