Mettle Martial Arts Academy - Home of Jeet Kune Do Adelaide

Welcome to The Mettle Academy.

Mettle Martial Arts is an independent martial arts and self defence academy based in Unley, South Australia. We teach a range of different combative disciplines – including Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Arnis, Eskrima, Silat, Muay Thai, and various Submission Grappling arts – through an encouraging and progressively challenging syllabus. No prior experience is required and classes cater for both men and women of all fitness levels and abilities.

With our roots entrenched in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do / Jun Fan Gung Fu, we have developed a curriculum that integrates the Filipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai and a diversified collective of trapping, locking and grappling arts to provide a world-class self defence education for men, women and children.


Jeet Kune Do is the set of fighting concepts and principles established by Sijo Bruce Lee. The original 'mixed martial art' incorporates techniques from a variety of sources and teaches a student to effortlessly flow between ranges and styles with an emphasis on enhancing a student’s natural attributes such as speed, focus, coordination, timing, strength and agility.


Muay Thai/Thai Boxing is a highly effective system of close-combat, utilising punches, kicks, elbows, knees, the 'clinch' and head-butts to prevail over an opponent. Known in kickboxing circles as 'The Art of Eight Limbs' or ‘The King of the Ring', Muay Thai is a complete combat sport that challenges the mind, body and spirit.


The Filipino Martial Arts are some ofthe most practical and effective fighting systems in the world. The arts are well known for their strong weapons orientated base, but also have an equally well rounded Empty Hand System. Often referred to as Kali, Eskrima, Arnis or Silat, Mettle Martial Arts Academy teach a mix of Filipino styles and concepts.

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Come and learn "the gentle art" under the guidance of Mettle Academy's head BJJ Coach, Professor João Ruffo. Students learn to transition from stand-up to the ground, whilst maintaining control and position with the ultimate objective of submitting their opponent by joint lock or choke.

Call Chief Instructor Kade Marsh to book your free class and start your journey today.

Call 0422 254 286
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