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The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 4 (or 'The Coach Conundrum')

In The Many Faces of the Dojo series (here are the links to parts one, two and three) we got to meet some of the interesting people who we train with. They are the people we train with each week. They enrich our experiences, make us laugh and sometimes also get on our nerves, all of which are parts of training!
But what about the people who actually teach the classes?

Today we are going to meet some of the insane instructors, surreal senseis and crazy coaches you may encounter on your martial arts journey.

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MWA 2018 Krav Maga Summit & Grading Australia

Modern Warrior Alliance International gathering for 2018 comes to Australia Perth 16-18 November.

After previous events in Israel and Africa, MWA is happening in Perth and Brisbane this November. Join us for 3 days of intensive training in Krav Maga and related arts with the top martial artists in the world and take part in our internationally accredited grading. Trainers details and brief schedule is below.

More info will be added as details become available.

Trainers:

  • Professor Michael P Belzer, 9th Dan (USA)
  • GM Meredith Gold (USA)
  • Dr Gavriel Schneider, 7th Dan
  • Noah Greenstone, 6th Dan
  • World Champion Oliver Olsen

Schedule and information:

Perth 16-18 November 
Brisbane 23-26 November 

General schedule (open to everyone) limited spaces (40 Max)

Seminars + Grading
- Early Bird $295 (book and pay before end of September)
- $375 after early bird
- Women’s Self Defence Course Add-on or stand alone $75. 

Friday - Day 1
17h30 meet and greet 
6-9PM Workshops Session 1:
• Grappling Skills
• Standup Skills
• Krav Maga Ground Skills 

Saturday - Day 2
9AM-12PM Workshops Session 2:
• Warmups and Stretches
• Striking Skills
• Joint Locks
• Throws & Takedowns
• Krav Maga Integration

45 minute Lunch Break 

12:45 - 3:45PM Workshops Session 3:
• Weapons Defences
• Weapons Use
• Realistic Scenario Training

Sunday - Day 3:
• 8:30AM-12PM Gendai Krav Maga Grading
• 12-1:30PM Donn Draeger history review with Prof Michael Belzer (lunch during the presentation) 
• 2PM Rank Presentations & Closing Ceremony

Monday - Day 4:
• Optional Women’s Self Defence Workshop with GM Meredith Gold 6-9pm - $75 (only 12 spaces available) 

SECURE PAYMENTS VIA PAYPAL

MWA 2018 Perth Registration
Participant Name | Rank

for more information please ring us on 08 9389 9489

 

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Situational Awareness Games: Tips and Tricks to Improve your Personal Safety

In the previous three posts I discussed some important issues concerning situational awareness and its importance. The first article discussed the importance of developing situational awareness as a key to the prevention of violence. The second article discussed why some people don’t listen to their gut instinct, with some entertaining and amazing stories to show both terrible awareness and excellent, literally life-saving awareness. The third article gave you some tips to help you know what danger might look like so you can identify it in time. 

Now that you know why it's important and what you need to look for, I am going to give you some simple and effective tools that can help you develop and improve your situational awareness. 

A little, but important, explanation first. The reason I refer to these as games is not to downplay their importance, but rather to emphasise the fact that this kind of training doesn't have to be scary, hard or cumbersome. It can be a lot of fun, and can challenge you in fun and interesting ways. 

Here we go!

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The Situational Awareness Trap: Do You Know What to Look For?

In the previous two posts I discussed some important issues concerning situational awareness and its importance.

The first article discussed the importance of developing situational awareness as a key to the prevention of violence.
The second article discussed why some people don’t listen to their gut instinct, with some entertaining and amazing stories to show both terrible awareness and excellent, literally life-saving awareness.

Before we get into how to develop better situational awareness, I think it’s important to stop and identify the situational awarness trap; we are often told we need to develop it, that it's important, that it can save your life... And that's all true. We may evn be given some tips on how to develop this (I'll discuss this int he next article). But even with all of this in mind, do you know what to look for?

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CAIA Open Day August 18

Date: Saturday 18 August 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE - but CLICK HERE to book now to avoid missing out!

We'll be holding demos and giving away free trials, great giveaways and heaps of special offers, and we'll have a couple of food trucks to make sure you can have a tasty, healthy bite too!

If you ever wanted to try a class, this is your chance! Free participation, cool demos, prizes and more. 

Schedule for demos and participation:

  • 10:30am - Kids Martial Arts
  • 11:00am - Kickboxing / Filipino Martial Arts
  • 11:30am - Japanese Jujutsu / Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 12:00pm - Krav Maga / Wrestling
  • 12:30pm - Japanese Weapons / Yoga

FREE - but spaces are limited.

CLICK HERE to book now

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Should I take my child to Martial Arts?

Martial Arts can be an incredible force in the life of a young person. It can provide focus, structure, culture, problem solving capabilities and solid strategies to deal with bullying and other various challenges that life will throw at them. But it's not for everyone, and for some kids it's important to consider the type of training they may need before throwing them into a martial arts programme.

Will Martial Arts help my child's behaviour problem?

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