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
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the set of fighting concepts and principles established by Sijo Bruce Lee, the most prominent being "Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation." JKD is a counter-offensive system incorporating techniques from a variety of sources encouraging students to flow effortlessly between ranges with an emphasis on enhancing one'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 occasionally head-butts to prevail over an opponent. Known in kickboxing circles as 'The Art of Eight Limbs', Muay Thai is a complete combat sport that challenges the mind, body and spirit. Our Muay Thai classes are safe, fun and energetic, providing student's with an awesome all-body workout and a thorough self defence education.
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
The Filipino Martial Arts are some of the 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 or Arnis, Mettle Martial Arts Academy teach a mix of Filipino styles and concepts, recognised globally as the Inosanto-blend.