Ageru Tatsu Do Ryu - HONBU
JiuJitsu, Judo & Kung Fu Academy
Box Hill South

About our Honbu - JiuJitsu, Judo & Kung Fu

Our Box Hill Academy has been the Headquarters of the Federation and the Australian Shihan Kai since the closure of our previous HQ in Blackburn. It is the principal venue for all Federation functions, events, competitions and seminars. Principal instructors include Kyoshi Chris 7th Dan, Shihan Jay 5th Dan, and Shihan Len 5th Dan.

Learn a complete system of self defence...

While building confidence, discipline, self-esteem and having fun!

With over 30 years experience teaching men & women, boys & girls aged 6 to 66, we strive to teach a complete system of self defence tailored to your individual needs. Whilst developing good health, intelligence, good character and an ability to know worth through the teaching of traditional Japanese TaiJitsu Ryu JiuJitsu, modified Kawaishi Judo & Chinese Sil Lum Hung Kuen Kung Fu. We pride ourselves on maintaining friendly and supporting environment designed to help each and every student achieve their best.

Learning jiu jitsu and judo has made me so much more confident. Since starting, I feel that I’m better able to respond under pressure and control stressful situations. What’s more, the instructors are patient, the classes are fun - and the community is really close and supportive.  — Victoria

Our teaching emphasises cooperative learning, friendly competition, technical excellence, and realistic self-defence in a safe and fun environment.

  • JiuJitsu and Judo are taught together on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • Chinese Boxing is taught on Wednesdays
  • Childrens' classes — Mighty mites (ages 6-8) and kids' class (ages 9-14) — run on Saturday mornings
  • Specialist seminars, advanced training, Focused workshops and courses run throughout the year

Who trains here?

Our students range from young boys and girls aged from 6 years, to teenagers, to adult women and men, as well as catering for all students for the Federation and hosting visitors and teachers from other organisations and Academies.

Beginners Welcome. No experience needed.


Wednesday classes have been shorted slightly to allow for a gap and for people to leave and arrive without crossing paths.

To reduce exposure risk there will be no socialising before or after class in the Dojo.

When possible please arrive ready to go in gi. Hand sanitiser will be available and all participants must use prior to entering the Dojo

Please maintain 1.5m distance from each other whenever possible.

All equipment and the dojo will be cleaned before and after class.


1. If you have tested positive to Covid-19 and have not been authorised to come out of isolation.

2. If you're unwell, or have the following symptoms...fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose,  and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. Click here to find out more.

3. If you are identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19.

Once you've been cleared by the DHHS you may get back to training. Click here to find out more about getting tested.

Let us know you can not attend, your class fees will be refunded.


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
JiuJitsu & Judo

7:00 pm to 7:55 pm
Kung Fu

8:05pm to 9:30pm
JiuJitsu & Judo

11:00am to 12:30pm
Mighty Mites & Junior JiuJitsu/Judo

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
JiuJitsu & Judo


Principal Instructor
Kyoshi Chris Bailey, 7th Dan
Shihan Jay Icasiano, 5th Dan
Shihan Leonard Montagnana, 5th Dan

Assistant Instructor
Sensei Peter Howell, 3rd Dan
Sensei Alessio Bresciani, 2nd Dan




Box Hill Lions Club
1230 Riversdale Rd,
Box Hill South

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