Perth Martial Arts News

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 00:00

Schooled - What are you looking for?

Martial arts are a beautiful thing, with deep roots in tradition and positive values. 

But, just like most other things in today’s world, martial arts are strongly influenced by fads, buzzwords, and fashion. This has both pros and cons. 

Dr Gavriel Schneider is back!

Monday 5th May, 17:45 - 20:45

Join us for a three hour Gendai Krav Maga Integration workshop focusing on striking, grappling, takedowns and groundwork.

Sunday, 06 April 2014 00:00

Perception and Reality - My Two Cents

‘Reality-Based Self-Defence’ (RBSD) is a term that has gone viral in the martial arts community over the past few years. The proliferation of Krav Maga schools and a variety of other modern self defence systems (combatives, as they are often referred to) has seen many schools and instructors add Krav Maga or some variation thereof to their curriculum in order to capitalise on the current market trends – which is fair enough. Our industry is hard enough to survive in, and adaptation and innovation are crucial components in the business world as well as in martial arts. 


That being said, there is still a huge gap between reality and what most people believe will happen should they get attacked, in terms of how, where, when, who, why and what will happen. Not only in terms of student expectations, but also in terms of what instrutors teach. 

This seminar will be 50% workout and 50% symposium.

Dr Schneider will focus on best practices in teaching and building effective lesson plans for martial arts classes of any type.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 00:00

What If? Reflections on a Relevant Phrase

I have trained in martial arts for some time, and was a self-confessed fitness junkie for a very long time before I met Sensei Noah Greenstone - a true Jujutsu master and all-around martial arts expert of the highest level. Noah is a wise, kind and gentle Sensei (ok, sometimes not so gentle…) who always giggles as he twists us into pretzels and who has a Kiai that makes the walls shake. This is a blog about one of his favorite sayings, which has shaped my learning and that of all of his students.

Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

CSAI April Seminar Series

mannieseminarsCAIA is proud to present

Master Instructor Mannie de Matos

April 10 Thursday 6 - 9PM | Boxing Workshop

April 15 Tuesday 6 - 9PM | KABOSI Workshop

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00


Produced in Indonesia in 2012, The Raid Redemption is considered by many as the greatest action film ever made, and features some incredible Pencak Silat fighting sequences. THE RAID 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. 

CAIA is a Gateway for the film's release and you can win free passes to the film, opening March 28.

Self-reflection has long been recognised as one of the critical components in self-development, critical thinking and goal setting in high achievers. From the samurai to boxing, BJJ and MMA champions, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 CEOs, reflecting on one’s actions is the fastest and most effective way to maximise your training. Want to know how to do this effectively

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 00:00

Perth Krav Maga Bootcamp March 8

Thanks to everyone who attended.

Three hard hitting hours covering a wide range of crucial elements
in the Krav Maga syllabus designed to help you survive common attacks that occur every day on the streets of Perth. 

Instructors: CAIA Directors Noah Greenstone and Ron Amram

Date: Saturday March 8th, 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014 12:59

Sidelined, Not Sidetracked

Scenario: You were sparring, or pushed yourself too hard in training. You got injured. You then go and see the physiotherapist or the doctor. They diagnose you with – insert your favourite injury here – and tell you to take X weeks off training. We all know the butterflies in the stomach, dry mouth and horrible thoughts racing through your mind waiting for the examination to finish and the verdict be given to (FYI - this is also a form of adrenal dump). At which point, you are left with two choices:

The first is that you take a couple of days off, use RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression Elevation) for a couple of days and then shrug it off and go back to training even though you are not at 100%. Most people I have trained with have done this before, usually leads to recurring injuries within a short time that will force you out for even longer than first anticipated.

The second option is that you listen to your doctor and take time off. This also means your skills may deteriorate a little bit, your cardio capacity will diminish and your monthly fee will go to waste. Also, you will have to deal with the psychological effects of not training or doing physical exercise for a while – anything from boredom to anxiety to depression to lethargy - which can be even more furstrating than the physical symptoms, particularly to those who train very often.

 What do you do?