"By far the most welcoming, positive culture I have experienced in a martial arts club anywhere in the world. This is a testament to the excellent leadership at the club - it starts at the top. Plenty of activity choices to get you moving. CAIA has something for everyone."
- Mike R, CAIA Member
"Amazing group of people, very supportive and great to be around. Coaches pay great attention to each and every member, assisting us with techniques to improve our skills. Been here a few weeks and it's already the place I feel more like myself. If you're wanting the right way to defend yourself and have fun and exercise at the same time, then this is the place for you."
- Adriana H, CAIA Member
"The absolute best. So friendly and welcoming and supportive. The instructors are extremely well qualified and they are the nicest and most open minded of people. You won’t find better. World class."
- Lorraine S, CAIA Member
What if I have no experience in Martial Arts?
Not a problem! Our beginner onboarding programs are specifically designed to give you the basic skills you need to jump into regular classes. In addition, our friendly, no-egos community is super supportive and we LOVE sharing our passion for martial arts and fitness with people who are just starting out.
I’m not very fit… is that a problem?
Nope! Our classes are designed to suit all levels of fitness. You will be able to work at your own pace, and we will work with you to ensure you improve in every session. You’ll be fitter than you’ve ever been as long as you keep coming!
What times are your classes?
We have classes running from 6am through to 8:30pm weekdays, as well half days on Saturdays. This means you can train before work, during the day, in the afternoons, or in the evenings. There’s a time for everyone!
I'm a FIFO worker. Is that a problem?
Not at all! We have special FIFO memberships designed to ensure you only pay for the time that you are in town.
What's the community like?
CAIA is strictly a no egos, no alphas, and no attitudes community. We are a family and community-oriented Dojo, and everyone is super friendly. You’ll feel like a part of the family in no time!
Will I get beat up?
No! One of our core values is safety. You will be working with other beginners, coaches, and the rest of the CAIA community in a safe, fun environment. Our focus is on providing great workouts, world-class tuition, and fun. Levels of contact are strictly monitored in classes, and we make sure that you progress in a manner that is both safe and comfortable for you.
What happens in my first class?
Firstly, you’ll meet the coaches and other members of the community. We’ll run through a warm-up and basic fitness and drills, and we’ll make sure that you know exactly what you are doing. From there we move on to skill development - techniques and principles and you'll get to practice them with other people in lots of fun drills. We’ll work with you to make sure that you understand each step and what you need to do. Lastly, we’ll look at application, meaning we’ll show you exactly when and where those techniques work, and we’ll try them out together in a variety of situations. And, of course, make sure that you build your fitness throughout!
Women's Krav Maga Workshops at CAIA are an introduction to a no-nonsense Krav Maga approach for overcoming a male-on-female attack situation. Krav Maga is an effective and easy to learn self defence method using Realistic Scenario training in our safe, friendly and fun 'no egos' environment. If you are looking for real Krav Maga, great self defence tools and a supportive community, Krav Maga at CAIA may be right for you.