Freestyle Martial Arts (FSMA) is a multi-disciplined system incorporating the techniques of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Boxing, Philipino Stick and knife-fighting, Japanese Kenjitsu and Jojitsu combined with realistic, practical street self defence tactics providing a comprehensive martial art system encompassing all ranges of combat, not including firearms. The Academy of Combat is the only Christchurch Martial Arts school offering a system of this type.

At the Academy of Combat you will be first taught the postures and stances of the various weapons systems together with basic strikes and counter-attacks. Initially you will learn the basic elements of Filipino stick fighting, both double and single stick, together with the basics of the Japanese sword and Jo. At this time you will also learn the basics of Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Filipino sensitivity drills.

As you continue to progress, the complexity of drills and sequences is increased to give a greater understanding of each weapon's techniques. As a consequence of this progression you will also learn to integrate empty hand aspects of striking, trapping, throwing and locking up together with the weapon's tactics. The resultant knowledge base will provide you with a well rounded conceptual methodology of dealing with all ranges of combat, not including firearms.

Whether you wish to train for self defence or learn a martial art as a life enhancing interest the Weaponry Combat System will provide you with a comprehensive and fulfilling physical and mental exercise program.

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We offer private lessons in Freestyle Martial Arts that are available to all experience levels. These can be booked at reception and are available from 10am through to 9pm. Private lessons are an excellent way to focus on a particular aspect of Freestyle Martial Arts, such as self defence, or to accelerate your overall progress. 


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