Our mission is to empower and assist you to reach goals you never thought possible

We are passionate about helping you become a better you!

Esprit Martial Arts has strong links to both traditional and contemporary martial arts. At Esprit we teach the Northstar Ju Jitsu (NJJ) system of Martial Arts which is a powerful, easy to learn self-defence system suitable for men and women of all ages and children from 5 years of age.

Northstar Ju Jitsu combines elements from various martial arts including Taekwondo, Ju Jitsu, Kickboxing, Judo and Aikido into a blended system that gives students the advantage they need to protect themselves in virtually any situation.

At Esprit MA we aim to make martial arts available to everyone and we will make your training experience enjoyable, safe and guarantee that even after the first class you will go home having learned some effective self-defence techniques. As you continue to train your confidence and fitness will grow. You will feel energised and empowered. As these positive benefits flow into all aspects of your everyday life you will start to set your sights on goals that you may have previously thought to be out of your reach and we will be there to help you become the best you!

We welcome and encourage all people from every walk of life to come and join in the experience.

Our commitment to you, our students is to remain progressive and continue to develop our systems thus giving our students the advantage they need to handle almost anything that life throws at them.

Our trainers are registered and government accredited NCAS coaches (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) and have undergone Working With Children checks. In addition, our trainers have Senior First Aid.

New To Martial Arts?

When you arrive for your first class you will be welcomed by our friendly and professional Esprit MA Staff. At your first lesson you will fill in some basic details, so you might want to arrive to class 15 minutes early. You will receive all the latest information on, class times, membership plans and how to get your best value for your time and money.

New people start training with us in every class. Don’t worry, it does not matter if you have not worked out for a while, you will soon find your own level in class. We want you to get the most out of your class and our trainers are taught to be interactive with the group. We pay particular attention to new people and will assist you as much as we can during the class. You will be partnered up with a senior student who will run you through the basic fundamentals, so you won’t be thrown in the deep end. We recommend comfortable work out gear, a towel and a drink.

Our trainers are registered and government accredited NCAS coaches (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme) and have undergone Working With Children checks. They also have Senior First Aid.

We look forward to seeing you on the mats.

Debra Cooksey

Head Trainer & Owner

Deb is a 3nd Dan Black Belt and a long-time student and trainer with Sensei Andy Dickinson and has been teaching children and adults for over 10 years. Esprit was founded by father and son, John and Lachlan. The baton has now been handed to mother, son and daughter, Deb, Lachlan and Georgia.
Deb balances a successful corporate career with running meditation classes to raising her two children, Lach and Georgia. Deb is a Reiki Usui and Meditation Teacher. The dedication and commitment to provide the best martial arts experience and empower children and adults alike remains unchanged.

Lachlan Cooksey

Children’s Trainer

Lachlan Cooksey has been a student in the Northstar Ju Jitsu system since he was five and by the time he was fourteen he graded to Junior Black Belt. Lach is now training with the adults and recently graded to Brown Belt. His personal goal is to be a Black Belt by June next year. Lach has been teaching children for over four years and was instrumental when Esprit MA was founded. Lachlan has recently received his Coaching Accreditation Level 2.


Physical Benefits

  • Physical Fitness
  • Dynamic Self Defence
  • Good Posture
  • Flexibility
  • Personal Security

Mental Benefits

  • Learning Abilities
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • Goal Setting
  • Calmness
  • Self-esteem

Social Benefits

  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Camaraderie
  • Individual Responsilbility
  • Philosophy of Martial Arts

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Phone : 0420 390 010

Address : Upstairs @Rubens, 137 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, 2204