HVMAC Redhead

Address: Unit 2/6 Seasands Drive
Redhead 2290

Phone: (02) 4942 6656

Hunter Valley Martial Arts Centre Redhead

Our centre in Redhead is a boutique dojo owned by Sensei Lesley Talbut and run by her daughter Sensei Erin Talbut, with head instructor siblings Sensei Joel Holland &  Sensei Amber Holland.

Sensei Erin Talbut started her role as an instructor and assistant program director at Sensei Lesley’s first centre in Morisset before branching out into a larger roll as the lead program director at Redhead, and with her previous experience as an instructor she is able to help oversee the floor quality. Sensei Joel & Sensei Amber began training as Dynamite students when the centre was located in Belmont North. Both are passionate instructors, providing their experience and support to the Redhead students. Together they run a family oriented centre with a growing group of dedicated students, creating a wonderful learning atmosphere and a welcoming dojo for students of all ages and their families.

Age specific classes include:

Minimites (3 & 4 years) and Kindymites (5 & 6 years) combined

Dynamites (6-9 years)

Dragons (9-14 years)

Adults (14+ years)

Matayoshi Kobudo (Okinawan Weaponry) 


Come down and see our friendly staff and join our martial arts family today!

HVMAC is a registered Active Kids Provider!

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HVMAC Redhead Training Schedule
Lesley Talbut
Business Owner
Born in the UK, Lesley moved with her family to Australia in 2007. Her children started karate at Warners Bay in 2008 and Lesley soon followed finding a passion for martial arts and the values it represented. Opening the Morisset dojo in 2012 meant she was able to follow the dream of helping kids and adults experience what she and her family have from being part of the HVMAC family.
Lesley is 3rd degree black belt in Chitokai karate and 2nd degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kobudo. She holds a NCAS Bronze Level Coaching accreditation and a Certificate 4 in Fitness Coaching Martial Arts. Lesley is also an Advanced Rock and Water instructor and often teaches the Rock and Water program to Primary and High School kids in local schools.
Erin Talbut
Instructor | Program Director

Sensei Erin began karate in 2008 and achieved her Sandan in 2023 and Kobudo black belt in 2022. Sensei Erin is Program Director and Head Instructor at Redhead dojo and still works closely with her mum for Morisset. Sensei Erin is a bronze level NCAS accredited coach.

Joel Holland

Sensei Joel began karate in 2007, achieved his Dynamites black belt in 2009, and his Senior Sandan in 2022. He achieved his Kobudo Nidan  in 2023. Sensei Joel was in the NSW state team in 2020.

Amber Holland
Sensei Amber started karate in 2007, achieved her Dynamites black belt in 2009, and her Senior Nidan in 2021. She achieved her Kobudo black belt in 2021. Sensei Amber is studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle.
Davie McEwan
Mat Rats Instructor

Sempai Davie teaches Mat Rats and adults BJJ at Redhead. He achieved his blue belt in March of 2023 under Sensei Kelie Fisher. He is also a 1st kyu in karate at HVMAC. Sempai Davie also trains in the Hunter Fight Fit program and has extensive training experience in MMA and boxing. 

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