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About Us

 

West Coast Academy of Martial Arts (WCAMA) is a family focused, professionally run Self Defence school. We teach realistic self-defence, equipping or students with the confidence and the skills to be able to protect themselves in a real-life situation. Our Martial Arts Style incorporates techniques from Hawaiian Kempo, Boxing, Freestyle Wrestling, MMA, Kempo Jujitsu and Jiu Jitsu. We provide programs for both children and adults at all fitness and skill levels. We offer both Beginners and Advanced Classes to cater for the varied experience and skill levels within our school.

 

 Our Instructors

 

Our professional instructors all have a broad range of skills and experience in Martial Arts. They are all Senior First Aid trained, Police Cleared and have Working with Children Checks.

 Head Instructor/Head Coach: Rodney Parkes

Rodney has over 17 years’ experience in a range of Martial Arts Styles and is currently recognised as a 4th Degree Black Belt, BJJ Blue Belt (Will Machado) & Certified Instructor in multiple organisations. Rodney cross trains in a variety of Martial Arts on a weekly basis under some of Australia's most experienced Martial Artists and Coaches. Some of the key current coaches who regularly influence his training are John Will, Paul Marston, Justin Boylan and Alan Landy. Rodney likes to put certain skills under the microscope hence he has trained in a variety of styles. 

 

Main Disciplines Trained

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2014 to current).

  • Freestyle Wrestling (2019 to current).

  • Combatives (2014 to current).

  • MMA (2015 to current).

  • FMA: current focus Muay Thai (2019 to current).

  • Hawaiin Kempo (3 Years remotely).

  • Boxing (3 Years).

  • Zen Do Kai (2 Years).

  • Kempo Jiu Jitsu (2012 to 2014)

  • Ninjitsu (2008 to 2014).

National Academy of Sports Medicine Courses (USA) 

  • Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist.

  • Qualified Flexibility & Core Training Coach.

  • Resistance Training Coach.

  • Speed, Agility & Quickness Coach.

 

Extra Courses​/Qualifications

  • Play by the Rules PBTR-Child Protection. 

  • Australian Sports Commission: Community Coaching General Principles.

  • MDTA: Online Combative Course (Karl Thornton).

  • MDTA: Optimal Situational Awareness Course (Karl Thornton).

  • Accredited Instructor with Martial Arts Australia.

  • Hyper Pro Training Certified Trainer (Roland Osbourne).

  • Gladiator Wrestling Level 1 Coaching Course (Alan Landy).

  • Senior First Aid.

Program Manager & Assistant Instructor/Coach: Rachael Parkes

Coach Rachael has been training the past 12 years in a range of Martial Arts Styles. Rachael is a 1st Degree Black Belt in our System, BJJ Blue Belt (Will Machado) and helps to teach our children’s classes for our 5 to 13 year old’s. Rachael has a broad range of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to our Academy. Rachael brings many years of professional experience to West Coast Academy of Martial Arts which is a real asset to the WCAMA community.

Main Disciplines Trained

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2016 to current).

  • Freestyle Martial Arts (2014 to current).

  • Freestyle Wrestling (2022 to current).

  • Boxing (2 Years).

  • Kempo Jiu Jitsu (2012 to 2014).

  • Ninjitsu (2008 to 2014).

Professional Qualifications/Experience

  • Qualified Child Care Worker.

  • Health Promotion Practitioner (BSc).

  • Trainer & Assessor.

  • PN Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach.

  • Crime Prevention Officer City of Rockingham.

  • DFES Community Engagement Officer.

  • DFES Senior Environmental Officer.

  • DFES Project Manager.

National Academy of Sports Medicine Courses (USA) 

  • Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist.

  • Qualified Flexibility & Core Training Coach.

  • Resistance Training Coach.

  • Speed, Agility & Quickness Coach.

 

Extra Courses​/Qualifications

  • Hyper Fight Club Certified Trainer (Roland Osbourne).

  • Accredited Instructor with Martial Arts Australia.

  • Gladiator Wrestling Level 1 Coaching Course (Alan Landy).

  • Senior First Aid.

Grading

Student’s progression is reflected through our 9 coloured belt system, which takes them from white to black belt. Students will be invited to grade from the head instructor when they have attended enough classes and display the appropriate skill level and attitude for that belt. Tip Testing is a grading technique we use to motivate and reward students for reaching milestones in between belt grading. Tip Testing is carried out every 6 weeks, and students must complete at least 10 classes before they can be tested.

How Do I Find Out More?

​Contact us to for more information or to ask any specific questions about our school. The best way to learn more is to book an appointment with us to learn more about our school, view the facility and let us know how we can meet the needs of you or your family members.  From here we can book you in for a free trial class.

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