About Focus & Be

In 2017 after 10 years as Bayswater Martial Arts and Yoga Centre (and 22 years prior to that in Nedlands), we felt it was time to capture the feeling that comes from focusing on a dedicated practice.  When we tried to land on a single word though we found it quite impossible.  Everyone had a different experience and that it changed through-out the year.  One thing is in common though, every feeling is positive.  


Focus & Be in a Welcoming Space

Whether you want to get fit, to build flexibility, to meet new people, or to just take some time to focus on yourself, you will feel at home at Focus & Be.


Focus & Be has a welcoming and relaxing reception area that opens to a spacious and modern studio (135sqm).  With high ceilings, soft lighting and sprung wooden floor and mirrors, it feels Zen.   


Located within the Bayswater Village just in from the corner of King William Street on Whatley Crescent.  It is very easy to access being  across from the Bayswater Train Station  and on major bus routes.  There is also ample, easily accessible parking both across the road and behind Centre.  Major  bicycle paths are also  nearby. 

Meet Our Team

We are proud of our dedicated, highly qualified instructors as they focus on ensuring you achieve your goals.   No matter your reason, Focus & Be instructors will help you become the healthiest and happiest you’ve ever been.    And overseeing the quality of instruction and service is our lead team - and  family.  With decades of knowledge and experience, you know you’ll get the focused attention and support you need.    Pics of everyone will be up soon :)


Nenad is the Principal instructor and Director of Focus & Be.  With 30 years international experience, Nen is a 5th Dan martial artist and a registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia.  


Always in pursuit of furthering his own knowledge, Nen holds degrees in Sport Science and Human Biology as well as a Graduate Diploma of Education and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.


Nen is currently teaching the Monday and Wednesday Martial Arts Classes and Tuesday 7.15pm  Yoga Beginners Classes.

Dejan (dan)

Dan, 5th Dan Chief Instructor. Shifu Dan began a formal study of martial arts in Febuary 1981.  His expansive knowledge encompasses the arts of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do, Aikido, Okinawan Kobudo (Okinawan martial arts weapons system), the Japanese weapons arts of Jodo (4ft staff) and Kenjutsu (sword), Filipino Arnis (the knife and stick fighting system of the Philippines), Qin-na (the grappling and seizing fighting system of China) and the "soft" art of Taijiquan (both in its health and combat forms).


Dan is currently teaching the Thursday and Saturday Tai Chi Classes.


Tania has been teaching traditional Hatha yoga since 2007, Tailoring her classes to the students requirements, her teaching epitomize the principles of yin and yang combining dynamic asana with a focus on vinyasa to build strength, fitness and flexibility, while emphasising the yin principle of soft internal breath.

Regularly training interstate and overseas, Tania’s classes are always fresh and invigorating.  

For those looking to focus on their fitness, don't miss SanchinFit with Tania.


Tania is currently teaching the Monday and Wednesday 6pm Yoga, Friday and Sunday 9.30am Yoga Classes.


Nat's background is in Hatha yoga. In addition to completing two yoga apprenticeships, Nat trained at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco, practiced yoga at Centres in Shanghai and Beijing and participated in International Yoga Conferences in Hong Kong.  She completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Anatomy and Human Biology with Honours at UWA in 2002.  Her movement background includes instructing goju-ryu karate, tai-chi, self-defense and yoga and Natalie is the founder of Nataraja Movement.  



Nat is currently teaching Kids Karate, Monday 6pm Yoga, Friday 9.30am Yoga, and Sunday 9.30am Yoga Classes.


Sensei Jeff began training under the tutelage of Kancho Nenad and Shifu Dan in 1986.  An inspiring role model to everyone, Jeff is now a 4th Dan Martial Artist.


Jeff is an assistant instructor across all the martial arts classes, provides corporate self-defence and tai chi classes and beach training.


Cam's teaching style is a slow vinyasa flow developed through initially completing 200h training in Bali and a further 300h training in Rishikesh (India).  Cam's traditional-style Hatha yoga is beginner-friendly but also suitable for those seeking to progress beyond the beginner level. Cam teaches  Yoga Classes Tuesdays from 6:45-8:00pm .


Mei teaches beginner-friendly Yoga Classes Thursdays from 6-7:15pm incorporating kirtan sound healing in her classes. Mei's chanting and use of the Indian harmonium and sound bowl make her yoga classes unique!


Andrew started his internal arts studies in 2008 under Shifu Dan  and regularly trains with Master instructors interstate and in Taiwan. In 2012 he was accepted by Master Chen as a "bai shi" or "inner circle student" in his own right.


Enjoy Shihing Andrew's warm and friendly instruction on Saturdays at 9.30am

Whatever your goal, we can guide you to Focus & Be the person you want to be.