Our Tenants


Karyukai Karate Melbourne is a traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate club established in 2007 by a local Japanese Soprano as well as a Karate instructor NATSUKO MINEGHISHI. Karyukai trains at 2 locations and at St Joseph’s great hall, classes run on every Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Training is open from children 6 years of age to adults of all ages. It enhances focus, fitness, courage, coordination, respect to one another as well as self belief though systematic training regime. We follow the Japanese culture of traditional training – starts and ends classes with cleaning the venue followed by meditation. For further information – www.karyukaikarate.com



LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy

It is our aim to follow in the teachings and traditions of LiuHe-ZiRanMen: Qigong, Taiji, Kungfu and Sanda (Sparring)

The practice of Martial arts are for the purposes of attaining greater fitness, strength, flexibility, health and vitality. The arts of LiuHe-ZiRanMen (Qigong, Taiji, Kungfu and Sanda) are for the realisation of practical and realistic selfdefence methods.

LiuHe-ZiRanMen training consists of three components: Strength and Flexibility training Internal and External fighting techniques Traditional Empty hand and Weapons training.

Practice is achieved in a controlled, safe and friendly environment. Providing the practitioner, the necessary means to learn a practical skillset, by way of utilising a hands-on approach to combat and sparring.

Traditional teachings are employed to follow in the way of the lineage, paying respect to the historical Ancestors and previous Masters. Progressing the arts and the sharing of knowledge, preserving this knowledge for future generations. My aim as the head coach of the LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy is to inspire each individual practitioner toward a regular regimented practice. To gain the most out of the depth of teachings that is LiuHe-ZiRanMen; one must dedicate themselves to their regular practice, wholeheartedly. Coach Andrew specialises in health, fitness and general wellbeing; regularly hosting seminars, workshops, and training intensives alike. Further information can be found on our website: http://www.liuheziranmen.com


For further details please contact the Parish Business Manager on 9826 9677 and via email business@parishofsouthyarra.org.au.


St Joseph’s Playgroup

St Joseph’s Playgroup is a recent addition to the Parish. It’s a great way for our children to play and socialize with each other. It is also a place for parents to come together to form a supportive network for each other. After all, it takes a village to raise a child. 

Details: Day: Monday

Time: 8am-12noon

Cost: $5/child 

Venue: Hall, Admin Building

Contact: Pamela 0414 607 029 (message only please) 


Mini Maestro

Mini Maestros, for babies to five year olds, specialises in fun, whole-brain development, through play-based sequential learning. It is the longest running and most successful Australian business of its kind. Making music is ‘super food’ for a child’s developing brain, as it simultaneously engages areas involved in speech, listening, movement, intellect, socialisation, emotions and creativity.
Mini Maestros Fun & Educational Music Classes for Babies – 5 Year Olds;

           •          Build Confidence

            •          Nurture Whole Brain Development

            •          Social Interaction for Parent and Child

            •          Age-Specific for Children’s Developmental Stages

            •          Classroom Experience in Preparation for Kinder and School

Mini Maestros classes are held at St Joseph’s Parish on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
New students are welcome to join at any point in the teaching term, subject to availability. For enquiries and enrolments please visit http://www.MiniMaestros.com.au or call 9850 5566.


South Yarra Judo Academy


The South Yarra Judo Academy was created in 2021 by our coach Leo Santos who has been practicing and teaching Judo for more than 30 years.  Discipline, the safe practice of sports and resilience are some of the premises of our Dojo. The Judo Club is focused on teaching kids and adults who are looking for learning martial art, do exercises or even who is looking to get in the competition world. Our Dojo is a member of the JUDO VICTORIA and uses a recognised brand of Judo mats to ensure the safety of our students.

Kids Classes – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6 pm.

Adults Classes -Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 pm to 7 pm.

Contact us  on southyarrajudo@gmail.com or 0450011977. 

Visit our website at  southyarrajudoacademy.com.au