Mernda Instructor – David Hanvey

Since starting his journey in the martial arts in 1988, David has had forays into various styles including tae kwon do, karate, muay thai and boxing. Although he enjoyed training, he found the more traditional styles were either too focused on the sport side of martial arts, or were lacking in what they had to offer.

Freestyle Combat trains a true self defence and personal protection system by encompassing the best of a variety of martial arts into a practical and easily learnt system.

David continues to train under Mick Nicholls and has brought Freestyle Combat to Mernda.

David also carries all relevant insurance and certifications including Coaching Accreditation with the Australian Sports Commission, working with children card and first aid certification.

Our History

Mernda Martial Arts is a newly established training facility operating out of the new Mernda Community Centre.

Classes are held in Freestyle Combat Martial Arts, Junior Boxing and Adult Self Defence.

With Freestyle Combat also operating out of other locations such as Mill Park, Epping, Craigieburn and Kilsyth, the thriving communities around Mernda and Doreen now have access to Freestyle Combat.

For more information on Freestyle, please click here.