The Martial arts are not about fighting; it's about building character, developing confidence and discovering oneself.
The primary source of our material comes from Guro Dan Inosanto from the world famous Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts and Sifu Nino Pilla, Nino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts. It is with great respect and honour that the Mettle Martial Arts Academy is able to continue to promote the legacy of the giants that have walked before us.
Whether it be a technique, a philosophy, a concept, or simply opening a door to a new idea - each of our teachers have added a tool to our toolbox and influenced the Mettle curriculum in some form or another. We have been blessed to train under some of the martial arts' most influential instructors from around the world.
SIFU NINO PILLANino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts
GURO DAN INOSANTOInosanto Academy of Martial Arts
AJARN SURACHAI 'CHAI' SIRISUTEWorld Thai Boxing Association
SIFU TIM BECHERERJun Fan / Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association
SIMO COOKIE VASSILIOUProgressive Martial Arts Academy International
PROF. JEAN JACQUES MACHADOJean Jacques Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
SENSEI ERIK PAULSONCSW Association
Dr Mark ChengDr Mark Cheng
Complimented by Ajarn Surachai 'Chai' Sirisute's powerful Muay Thai kicking technique and devastating use of knees and elbows. Add the Filipino ‘Dirty Boxing’ art of Panantukan and you have a little taste of the Mettle Kickboxing arsenal.
Often referred to as Kali, Eskrima, Arnis or Silat, Mettle Martial Arts Academy teach a mix of Filipino styles and concepts. Our main source of knowledge comes from the research and dedication of Guro Nino Pilla and Guro Dan Inosanto.
Guro Nino Pilla, Sensei Erik Paulson and Professor Jean Jaques Machado have been paramount in our understanding and love for this discipline within the martial arts.