Billie Manne (2013)

billie manneBillie Manne

Inducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2013
Life-Time Achievement – Zen Do Kai

 Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2013
Life-Time Achievement – Zen Do Kai

 

Billy and Simone Manne have proudly owned and operated Energym Health and Fitness since 1980.

We are different at Energym, because here Health and Fitness is a Lifestyle, not just a Business. We truly do live the lifestyle we promote. Training and Fitness is our lives. Billy and Simone both train six days per week.

Billy is a renowned Martial Artist and was for many years bodyguard to the Stars including Paul McCartney and the cast of Dallas.

He is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Karate. In addition Billy is a Master Trainer of Kickboxers and an exponent of Aikido, Boxing, Judo, Kendo, and Grappling. He has been studying Martial Arts for over 50 years; since the tender age of six, including a stint in South Africa.

However Billy did not truly began his Martial Arts journey until he came under the tutelage of the most famous Australian Martial Artist, Bob Jones. Many experts consider that Martial Arts did not begin in Australia until Bob Jones founded Zen Do Kai. This is the style of Karate that we proudly teach at Karma Institute of Martial Arts. It is the most robust, dynamic and innovative style practised in Australia today. Billy is still proud to be a student of Soke Bob Jones.

One of Billy’s great pleasures in life is seeing people evolve and develop as they progress through their Martial Arts career. Many regard him, in awe, as a truly gifted mentor. His past students include World Title Contender Sammy Soliman. He has trained, literally, thousands of students.

Simone is a Third Degree Black Belt and an assistant Kickboxing instructor. Her main interest is Nutrition. She is a fully qualified nutritionist, holding a Masters Degree in Nutrition. Simone has developed a comprehensive program that guarantees weight loss in a safe, healthy manner. She is known and admired as an excellent and committed motivator. Simone is also a published author.

Energym is a family based business where the owners are always close at hand. It is also a community friendly business. Energym is not a place where dressing up is required. Our valued members range from four-year tots to eighty-year-olds, and many in-between. From kids Karate, to Pilates, or, personal training, we have something for everyone. What’s more, we can boast the friendliest atmosphere around!