About Lion Heart Academy

Lion Heart MMA is a mixed martial arts school that operates in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

Founded by Sensei Herve Vengtasamy and Sensei Sue McLaughlin in 1985.

Our head instructors are champions in their respective arts and draw upon years of experience in order to teach techniques that are effective, fun and safe!

Our classes provide people of all ages with the tools to develop and increase their self-confidence, coordination, self awareness and fitness!

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Meet Our World Class Instructors

Training with the best will help you to become your best!

Sensei Herve Vengtasamy Profile

Shihan Herve Vengtasamy

Master Instructor with over 35 years of experience

5th Dan Black Belt - World Kumite Organisation

Qualified Sports Coach

Trainer of numerous National and International Champions

Southwest Games Tournament Champion 2011

Professional Boxing & Combat Sport ID: 0225

World Karate Federation (Karate International) ID: AUS001001

Working with Children Check ID: 00599387-01

Sensei Susan McLaughlin Profile

Sensei Susan McLaughlin

Chief instructor with over 30 years of experience

Qualified Sports Coach

Australian National Karate Champion 1985, 1987, 1989 & 1990

Australia Karate Federation-National Sports Star Award 2001 & 2004

Southern Karate Championships Champion 2011

Working with Children Check ID: 03950632-01

Where do we Train?


RMIT Building 203
RMIT University
McKimmies Road Bundoora VIC Australia, 3083


1 Daphne Close, Mill Park 3082

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Lion Heart MMA Code of Conduct

Code of Behaviour for Parents & Students

The purpose of this code of conduct is to provide Parents, Students and Family members with some simple rules concerning the standards of behaviour that are expected.