Perth Martial Arts News

It’s been a while!

Over the last couple of years, writing has taken a back sit to, well, pretty much everything… family, work, training, work, studies, work, work, gym, work, video content, and, occasionally, more work. But I have missed writing dearly!

Over the next few weeks I'll share some of my favourite hacks for getting more out of your martial arts training. I chose to start with writing, because after not having ha time to do it properly for a while, I was reminded how important writing has been to my growth as a martial artist… and why it can be a catalyst for your growth as well.

Wanna know how?

Friday, 15 July 2022 09:12

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Come on down and fill in the gaps in your game with our new Strength & Conditioning Gym!

One of the best things about martial arts training is that, especially early on, we lose often. Whether that’s doing scenarios, whether that’s sparring, rolling, randori, etc., the fact that we lose helps us develop resilience, analyse our performance and get better over time.

That being said, if we lose over and over again, it can be a real hit to motivation and become so frustrating that we may stop training altogether.

At the same time, if you are only training in an environment where you win every single time, your training is probably unrealistic – whether that’s for self defence or combat sports. Developing the perception that you will always win can lead to developing a big ego or false confidence in your skills that can put you at risk.

We need to find a balance between winning and losing that will encourage us to grow, show us are weaknesses and motivate us to get better. So how do we do that?

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 07:19

AMWA 2021 Summit

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MAY 22 & 23 | BRISBANE
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  • 2 Days of Krav Maga training

  • + an internationally recognised Grading
  • + a closed Black Belt Grading


  • Dr Gavriel Schneider 7th Dan

  • Sensei Noah Greenstone 6th Dan

  • Sensei Dave Hughes 4th Dan

  • Master Mannie de Matos

  • Sensei Ron Amram 3rd Dan

  • Sensei Hylton Silver Shodan

  • Sensei Max McGregor Shodan

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Perth Saturday 14th NOV, 11:30AM

100fights graphic100 rounds of kickboxing for a great cause.

Proceeds from the funds raised through this event will be donated to a CAIA family member who is battling a brain tumour.

The Concept: A friendly 100 rounds of sparring - with the proceeds going to a great cause! 

How it works: This is friendly endurance event in which fighters do 100 rounds of kickboxing and get sponsors in order to raise funds for a worthy cause. Each round will be one minute and fighters will change partners every round for 100 rounds of pure adrenaline.

We are seeking sponsors for each fighter for 100 rounds! You could donate a dollar per round, or it could be ten cents per round. Every dollar helps.

What can I do? Fighter Registration is now closed. PLEASE SPONSOR A FIGHTER by filling in the PayPal form below. If you are thinking of coming down to watch, make sure and arrive early as space is limited!

Today’s society is more divided than ever about the role and place of violence.

On one extreme, we see a segment of society who proclaim violence is evil and has absolutely no place in a civilised society whatsoever.

On the other extreme, we see a segment of society who explicitly support the use of violence as a way to resolve most arguments.

Combine this with the fact that we, as a society, are grossly misinformed and underinformed about the realities of violence. This creates unhealthy and often inaccurate polarised opinions about what violence is and where it can and should be used, if at all.

So where is the place for violence in society?

COVID-19 has seen the world change many aspects of life that were considered basics, given or even a god-given right.

It has also resulted in an increase in aggression and violence. Self defence training feels more important than ever.

Unfortunately, quarantine, isolation and contact restrictions have also limited and changed how we can train for self defence.

So how can you train for self defence in the COVID era?

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:02

The Missing Ingredient in Self Defence

What do you think is the most important element of self-defence classes?

Giving the student real self defence skills, in all their facets, is the obvious answer, but is it the first one and the only one?
Usually the argument will then go to discussion about technique, or scenarios, or the level of contact or how long it takes to get a black belt. These are all valid discussions, but often miss one important point.
Read more to find out what that point is!

Adrenaline is one of the realities of self-defence. If you have never experienced violence, you are 100% guaranteed to be adrenalized if something happens. And even if you are very experienced in dealing with violence you are likely to experience adrenal dump – you are just likely to manage it much better.
There are a couple of factors that are not discussed as often when talking about adrenaline:

1. The level of adrenaline you are experiencing
2. The effects of adrenaline on other people (attackers, people you are protecting, bystanders, first responders)
3. The root cause behind the adrenaline

These are crucial pieces to understanding what kind of situation you are dealing with, whether it can be avoided or de-escalated and how far things might go if it deteriorates into a physical confrontation.

Read on to find out why!