Sensei Christian Oakley
Chris Oakley is the Founder and Lead Instructor at Martial Journey. Martial arts has been a prominent part of his life since 1988. Although he holds a 6th Dan Black Belt, he continues to challenge himself by training regularly and occasionally competing in BJJ. He takes the privilege and responsibility of teaching to heart and hopes to be a meaningful influence for all his students.
Sensei Jasvine Salarda
Jasvine, started as a white belt at Martial Journey in 2013. She literally grew up at our dojo. Now, as a Black Belt Sensei, she is a shining example for every student. Her patience, ability to retain attention, and her ease when relating to a wide age-range, shows maturity and experience well beyond her limited years.
Martial Journey Team
Our Staff and Sun Leadership Team reflect the qualities we hope others would strive towards, such as; dedication, resilience, and empathy. Our team is a wonderful resource for our dojo families because they're students first before choosing to contribute and become part of our dojo's legacy. They understand the challenges in training and are an enthusiastic cheer squad for other students.
All team members are first-aid certified. If 18yrs and above, they're required to have a valid Working with Children Check.
Your Martial Journey
Our academy started small in 2005, operating out of scout halls dotted around Melbourne. We have been a part of the Point Cook and Wyndham community since 2006 and established our full-time dojo in 2010.
Martial Journey is a second home for many of our dojo families. We've seen many students grow up over the years. Some have formed families of their own and we're now training their children. We offer support and empowerment through the learning and love of martial arts. If you're ready to start your martial journey, contact us.
Issei Ryu Bujutsu
The style we teach draws heavily from traditional Japanese martial arts, modified for modern self-defence strategies. We teach one cohesive style that covers stand-up defensive and striking techniques, locks, holds, throws, ground defence, grappling, and weaponry.
It takes time and dedication to learn such an extensive syllabus. Issei Ryu Bujutsu means, "a lifelong art". It's not a race to Black Belt. The journey is where the lessons are.