Congratulations to CAIA Members Alex Kannis, Sky McRae and Philip Vosloo, who competed as Team CAIA yesterday in the AFBJJ Gi State Championships.
Now is the time to get unlimited access to fitness classes, martial arts training, self defence, Yoga and more. Save $100 off any new membership at Combat Arts Institute of Australia Perth.
Each martial art and each instructor have their own way of testing, grading and preparing their students for whatever it is they train for, be it fitness, competition, self defence, etc.
Students and/or parents of students often do not know what to expect when starting at a new school and so may not always ask questions when they see things that do not seem right. In my previous article, Martial Arts Fairytales, I highlighted this fact – people are often drawn to the mysticism of martial arts and accept things for granted, even things that defy all logic, like masters who can knock people out with a word, or accepting given techniques as ‘realistic’ simply because someone told them to.
CAIA is proud to present Master Instructor Mannie de Matos
Loosely titled "Leather Skin" - make sure to bring your gloves, mouthguard and a "receiving attitude"!
Starting Monday May 4th, we have added 12 new classes each week. Fitness classes, BJJ classes, Kickboxing for Fitness - morning and lunchtime, circuit training and Yoga classes.
We have also started a new $20 unlimited one week intro!
Martial arts have always carried a certain amount of mystique, which are often associated with ancient practices and traditions. As practitioners, we are asked to respect and follow these, often without question. But is it really something we should do?
Law Graduate and CAIA Member Adrian Rogers leads a discussion and Q&A session about the differences between self defence and assault. A must for any serious martial arts practitioner or instructor.
See you there.
Royce Gracie, of the legendary Gracie family, one of the most prolific and influential MMA fighters in history - led a three hour seminar including standup, takedowns and ground fighting Monday 9th March 2015 at CAIA. Photos are below.