World Class Instructors
Self defence, weaponry combat and techniques from BJJ, MMA and Thai Kickboxing.
A blend of all of our martial arts styles combined with stranger danger and anti-bullying techniques.
New Zealand’s home of modern martial arts
Some people mistakenly believe that martial arts are all about fighting.
At Academy of Combat we promote martial arts as a lifestyle.
Whatever stage you are at in your life, learning and practicing martial arts can help you:
Improve your fitness
Develop your self-confidence
Feel calmer and happier
Be able to defend yourself
Cope better with life’s challenges
As we are a school rather than a gym, we have a philosophy of supporting our students to develop their potential in whatever martial arts discipline or disciplines they would like to learn. Our world class tutors are trained in the technical complexities of their chosen disciplines and keep up to date with the latest trends by regularly attending international workshops. The Academy is part of the Aesir Sport Science Institute Ltd which assists with the development of Muay Thai, MMA and BJJ in China. We offer tuition in a wide range of different martial arts including:
Mixed Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Freestyle Martial Arts & Street Self Defence
We also offer:
Women’s Only Thai Kickboxing classes
Kids Martial Arts classes
Our Chief Instructor, Dr Geoff Aitken.Ph.D., is the most qualified martial arts teacher in New Zealand. Our facilities include a 3/4 size MMA cage, a full size thai boxing ring and 1500 square feet of grappling mat, making us the premiere martial arts venue in Christchurch. Due to the current increase in street violence in Christchurch we are launching a new Freestyle Martial Arts & Street Self Defence program.
At the Academy we offer a safe environment where you can learn the correct techniques from highly qualified instructors.
YEARS TEACHING MUAY THAI
MULTIPLE WORLD, NATIONAL AND SOUTH ISLAND CHAMPIONS IN MMA, BJJ AND THAI KICKBOXING
YEARS TEACHING MMA & BJJ
Muay Thai inside round kick.
BJJ Rigan Machado Seminar
MMA fight, striking from the mount.
Rigan Machado demonstrating the Rigan trap.
Battle ropes being used in a fitness circuit.
Combat Kids martial arts class.
3 Penbury St - off Buchan St,
Sydenham, Christchurch, 8011
Phone 03 3776 350
Monday: 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday: 11am - 9pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
(For inquiries about fees, memberships etc)
Monday: 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 8pm
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm