Marty Rickard | The Martial Arts Academy
Ph 075785344 - 154 First Avenue West, Tauranga |  Ph 075420798 - 29 Reynolds Place, Papamoa

Marty Rickard

Marties fascination with martial arts started in the 1970’s, and he has relentlessly pursued his passion ever since. Marty began training TaekwonDo in 1983 and has 36+ years of continuous training under his belt. Marty has multiple black belts in Japanese Jujutsu, Torietjutsu and Ryukyu Kempo. His focus has been on realistic life protection skills, and he has trained with current and retired law enforcement and military personnel from NZ and the US. Marty is a top writer for Karate and fighting on for 2017 & 2018 and  co-presents the “Karate Without Belts” podcast. His Martial Arts Philosophy is “Train like you fight, fight like you train”.





4th Dan Black Belt Toritejutsu
1st Dan Black Belt Japanese Jujutsu
6th Dan Black Belt Ryukyu Kempo


6th Dan Ryukyu Kempo