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Perth Martial Arts News

Martial arts are, in a very real sense, a way of solving problems.

These problems can be broadly defined - improving fitness or learning to defend yourself from an attacker, or more specific, such as how to land a particular punch against a particular opponent in a particular bout.

The parallells between this and solving problems in business or personal life are easy to see. Dealing with difficult customers, expanding your skill base, managing stress and finding opportunities where others see difficulties are all part of this. Not sure how? 

Sunday, 19 July 2015 18:29

Is Self-Defence a Lifestyle Choice?

Is self-defence a lifestyle?

A very interesting point of discussion in a seminar with Richard Dimitri and Chris Roberts recently has really got me thinking on a different aspect of self-protection training. While it is something that I am acutely aware of, I have never really verbalised it. So here goes.

But before we proceed… A key word throughout the next few points is moderation. Read all the way to the end and you’ll see what I mean!

Perth Wednesday 8th July

Convert your ring skills to street self defence

6th Dan Dr Gavriel Schneider presents a dynamic workshop designed to put your MMA training into focus for self defence. Combine striking, grappling, takedowns, joint locks and defend against a variety of street attacks that are common in Australia today.

A while ago I discussed the ‘Dojo Syndrome’.
I had received some very positive feedback about the first two articles (you can read them here and here), with many instructors saying ‘this is exactly what happens!’ and had a few requests to post some more tips. I hope this helps you with your training!

Nationally Recognised Self Defence Instructor Course

This event has been moved to November.

Please check back later for tickets and information.

Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:53

AFBJJ 2015 WA Championships

BJJ Competition Warriors!

21 June 2015 - Marcus Lopes leads Team CAIA at the AFBJJ WA Gi championships

Congratulations to CAIA Members Alex Kannis, Sky McRae and Philip Vosloo, who competed as Team CAIA yesterday in the AFBJJ Gi State Championships.

Sunday, 17 May 2015 13:36

The Real Dojo Bully

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"!

Grand Master Avi Abeceedon will be at CAIA for a two day workshop June 8 and 9.

Friday, 08 May 2015 13:49

2-Week KickStarter Program

2 Weeks of unlimited Martial Arts & Fitness classes for $47.

Results start here.