Dark Carnival About Us

Welcome to the show, the show of a lifetime, your lifetime.

The story so far…Take a minute and reflect on the story of you.

The story you tell yourself is something you have built up since birth. It is your life’s work. That story is made up of interactions, decisions and compromises.

Like all good stories it revolves around conflict, confrontation and the outcome. How you resolved these conflicts greatly defines your personality.


When faced with conflict, violence or the potential for violence, did the story hold up?
Are you generally a good person who stands up for what is right?
That’s why your mouth goes dry and your stomach knots up when someone flips you off in traffic or yells a threat – because when the confrontation is there you may not be who you think you are.

You may lose or you might even run. Or crawl. Or beg.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

“If you wish for peace, prepare for war”


Duality, the potential for two states to exist in one, is everywhere. Just look at ‘Martial Art’;

‘Martial’ is the physical pursuit, ‘Art’ the mental and emotional endeavour.

Unfortunately this is lost in most modern ‘Martial Arts’ where martial pursuit and excellence are the sole focus, or on the flip-side, the theoretical application of the art is never put to the martial test. To know one, you must know the other. Light and dark, good and evil.

Dark Carnival is in the business of life and performance coaching through martial arts by honouring the past while moving with the present. We take the original intention of martial arts – self-preservation – and utilise it as a vehicle to prepare you for fulfilled living. Become a champion on and off the mats by training physically, mentally and emotionally. You were not made for mediocrity.

Discover yourself and base your story on fact, not fiction…or fantasy.

Sound good? Click here to take the first step.


Our class timetables are now available for download. Get a full list of what is on and when so you can plan your week and never miss a class again!

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