Classes

We provide classes for both children and adults of all fitness and skill levels. We offer both Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Classes to cater for the varied experience and skill levels within our school.

Childrens Self Defense Classes, Childrens Martial Arts Classes

Children’s Class Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays (Harrisdale)

4.15pm – 5.00pm:     Beginners (5 to 8 years)

5.00pm – 5.45pm:     Beginners (9 to 13 years)

5.45pm – 6:30pm:    Intermediate Class (9 to 13 years)

6.30pm – 7:15pm:     West Coast Fight Club (Tuesdays Only School Term)

Adults Self Defense Classes, Adults Martial Arts Classes, Adults Fitness

Adult Class Times

Mondays (The Den: Southern River)

6.30pm – 7.30pm:       BJJ (Will Machado Jiu Jitsu) 

7.30pm - 8.30pm:       Advanced Class Invite Only

Tuesdays (Harrisdale)

7.30pm – 8.30pm:       Beginners Self Defence

Thursdays (Harrisdale)

6.30pm – 7.30pm:       BJJ (Will Machado Jiu Jitsu) 

7.30pm – 8.30pm:       Beginners Self Defence

Saturdays (The Den: Southern River)

8.00am – 9.00am:       BJJ (Will Machado Jiu Jitsu) 

Children's Classes

 

Our children’s programs aim to equip our younger students with the confidence and the skills to protect themselves from a bully or an attacker. They learn fighting stances, strikes, protective falling, boxing combinations, kicks, basic ground defense and number of grab and choke escapes. Our students learn these as drills and under pressure so that they are able to apply them in a real life situation. We also teach our students about situational awareness, stranger danger and protective behaviors.

 

However, our programs are not just about teaching our students how to defend themselves. They are also focused on character building and developing important life skills including confidence and self-discipline. Research shows that confident children who look in control and know how to handle themselves are much less likely to be targeted as a victim of bullying or assault. Our students learn respect for their instructors, training area and fellow students through learning and following dojo etiquette. They are also expected to uphold the 7 Virtues of the Bushido code (respect, courage, honour, compassion, honesty, loyalty & integrity) as part of their training and in their everyday life.

 

Our children’s classes also provide our students with many physical benefits including improved focus, concentration, coordination and fitness.

 

Beginners Children classes are held at Bakers House on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also run an Intermediate class on both days for our more advanced students.

Adults Classes

 

Our adult program focuses on teaching practical self-defense, while building confidence and fitness to equip our adult’s students to live fitter, safer and happier lives. Students learn fighting stances, ground fighting, striking, kicks, boxing combinations, protective falling techniques, take-downs, choke escapes, joint lock holds and grab escapes. They will also benefit from developing important skills such as self-discipline, situational awareness and improving fitness and conditioning.

We also run  beginners BJJ Classes for adults 16+, our program is affiliated with John Will under the Will Machado Jiu Jitsu Banner. The program is taught by our  Academy's Head Instructor Rodney Parkes as he continues to train with his own coaches Paul Marston (Sozokan) and John  Will (Redcat). 

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