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Women's Self-Defence Course Starts 29 Feb 2020

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Our first Women's Self-Defence Course for 2020 at All-Active Martial Arts Epping is set to begin on Saturday 29th February 2020! Registrations are now open and bookings are essential to confirm your place! 

The Women's Krav Maga Self-Defence course will consist of 5 x 1 hour sessions delivered at our Epping training centre, on Saturday mornings from 11am - 12pm. 

Week 1: Saturday 29 February, 11am-12pm

Week 2: Saturday 7 March, 11am-12pm

Week 3: Saturday 14 March, 11am-12pm

Week 4: Saturday 21 March, 11am-12pm

Week 5: Saturday 28 March, 11am-12pm

Our Self-Defence classes are suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels (16yrs and over). Our goal is to empower women with the skills, knowledge, awareness, strength and confidence to feel safer on the street! 

Some of the topics covered over the 5-week women' self-defence course will include blocking techniques, break falling, choke defences, strikes, punches and kicks and ground defences. You’ll learn techniques for defending against bear hugs, arm grabs and headlocks, and how to deal with an overpowering attacker. By the end of the program, you will find that all the skills and techniques will you've been learning will come together and help you to feel stronger, more aware, prepared and confident!

Location: All-Active Martial Arts - 11/26 Miller street, Epping VIC (Directly opposite YMCA Leisure City) 

Cost: Total cost of the 5 week program is $120, including a training shirt for all participants.

What to wear: Any comfortable clothing of your choice is appropriate for class, though no shoes are worn on the training mats. 

Register Online: trybooking.com/BIFGX 

Call us on 03 8418 1822 for more info, or email us at info@allactivemartialarts.com.au 

Kids Karate 2020: Empower your child!

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, January 16, 2020

KIDS KARATE IN EPPING VIC - BEGINNER CLASSES NOW OPEN AT ALL-ACTIVE MARTIAL ARTS!

Kids Karate is a great way for children to build confidence, especially in the early years of school. All Active Martial Arts in Epping VIC welcome beginners to our Kids Karate Program, with our first 4-week beginner course starting Tuesday 4th February 2020. 

Martial Arts provides children with a valuable learning experience and empowers them with strength, knowledge and respect. All Active Martial Arts karate classes for kids boost confidence and social skills, build respect and improve focus (this is great for assisting with better focus and concentration levels in the early years of school!), and assist with improving motor skills and coordination. Importantly, Kids Karate helps children to develop a positive and healthy attitude toward themselves and others while they take part in a fun afterschool activity, stay active and develop friendships within the local community, all while developing a valuable set of martial arts and self-defence skills. 

Our first Kids Karate course for Beginners aged 5-9yrs starts on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at 6:00pm. 

Our beginner program runs over 4 x 45min sessions with a certified karate instructor and includes a full Karate uniform! 

For bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 03 8418 1822 or by email to info@allactivemartialarts.com.au!



December Gradings, End of Year Graduation Ceremony & Awards Dinner | Dates to Remember

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dear members,

2019 has been a huge year for AAMA and our members! Firstly, we would like to thank all our members and families for their support throughout the year and for your patience while we have been working on upgrading our training space! We’re almost there and hope to make the most of our new and improved Level 1 training area in 2020, with a bigger and better training floor, as well as more classes running to help our members get the most out of their martial arts training!

As we approach the end of the year, we still have some very important updates and dates to look forward to at AAMA! Please take the time to read through the following information:

Important upcoming dates

Sun 8 December

Eskrima Training Day

10:00am – 1:00pm

Tue 10 December:

Grading: Krav Maga

8:00pm

Wed 11 December:

Grading: Eskrima Doce Pares

7:50pm

Thu 12 December:

Grading: Muay Thai Kickboxing

8:00pm

Sat 14 December:

Grading Day: Kidz Karate & Zen Do Kai

9:30am – 4:00pm

Sun 15 December:

Doce Pares International 1st Grade Grading

10:00am – 1:00pm

Sun 15 December:

AAMA End of Year Function:

Graduation Ceremony & Awards Dinner

4:30pm – 9:30pm

Thu 19 December:

Final day of classes for 2019 at AAMA

 

Mon 6 January 2020:

Classes resume for 2020

 

2019 December Gradings

We are very happy to see students maintaining high levels of motivation and effort throughout the year and consistently training to a high standard in the lead up to end-of-year gradings. We wish all students grading for their next rank in December the very best! We believe that each of you have worked hard and earned your place at grading!  

All students grading for Yellow to Brown ranks this December, will be notified in class by their instructor and will receive a Grading Notice which will need to be returned to AAMA with the required grading fee to confirm grading attendance, prior to grading day. Our Kidz Karate and Zen Do Kai Gradings will take place on Saturday 14th December 2019, from 9:30am - 4:00pm. It's going to be a huge day!

Next year’s gradings will take place at the end of each term, so if you’re not quite ready for grading this December, keep up the great effort, it won’t be long until term 1 gradings in the new year!

Instructors have been working closely with our Brown and Black belts in preparation for Black belt, 1st Degree and 2nd Degree gradings next month. We had a great training day for our Brown and Black ranks last Saturday with some extra coaching from the instructors to help fine tune their grading requirements. We are looking forward to seeing a very high standard from our Brown Belts going for Black and from our Black belts attempting their 1st and 2nd Degree ranks!

AAMA End-of-Year Function: Graduation Ceremony & Awards Dinner

All students who grade to Black Belt, 1st Degree and 2nd Degree ranks will be presented with their Certificates at our End-of-Year Function and Graduation Ceremony/Student Awards Dinner on Sunday 15th December.

The function will be a time for the AAMA family to come together and celebrate the year, and acknowledge our graduation students, award recipients and each other! The function will include a fully catered buffet dinner at the local Galada Community Centre in Epping North. We encourage all students and families to attend the function and join the end of year celebration! Tickets can be purchased online at: https://trybooking.com/BGNNJ or in person at AAMA.

*Please note that Grading Fees for Black Belt, 1st Degree and 2nd Degree ranks include a ticket to the end-of-year graduation and awards dinner. Please select the “Grading Students” section to pay for Grading (including Graduation Ceremony/Awards dinner ticket). Please contact the office on 8418 1822 if you require assistance.

Ticket prices: 

Graduating Black belts, 1st Degree and 2nd Degree students: Included with Grading Fee 

Parents or first 2 guests of Graduating Black/1st/2nd degree students: $25 

All other tickets (adults and children): $30 

Children 3yrs and under: Free 

2019 AAMA Student Award Nominations

Instructors are currently finalising nominations for our 2019 Student Awards, to be presented at the 2019 Graduation and Student Awards Dinner on the 15th December. We would like to open nominations to members and parents as well (in particular for AAMA Instructor of the Year). Similarly, we would like to hear from any students that have been training with AAMA for more than 5 years!

We value all member and parent feedback, so if you would like to submit an award nomination for any of the below categories, please request a nomination form from the front desk. Award nominations must be finalised by Thursday 21st November. All members nominated for 2019 award will be notified once all nominations have been received.

Award Categories are as follows:

  1. Student of the Year (Kidz Karate)
  2. Student of the Year (Zen Do Kai Intermediate/Senior)
  3. Student of the Year (Muay Thai)
  4. Student of the Year (Eskrima)
  5. Student of the Year (Krav Maga)
  6. Black Belt of the Year (Zen Do Kai Intermediate/Senior)
  7. Assistant Instructor of the Year
  8. AAMA Instructor of the Year
  9. AAMA Recognition Award: Years of Training (5 years and above) (Awarded by Kyoshi)
  10. AAMA Strength & Knowledge Award (Awarded by Kyoshi)
  11. AAMA Excellence Awards (To be awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional skill, focus and consistent demonstration of AAMA Values of strength, knowledge and respect. Students that have demonstrated a notably and consistently high level of self-determination and improvement throughout the year may also be nominated to receive an Excellence Award).

We’re looking forward to a busy and exciting December – and an even bigger and better 2020!  We want everyone to know that All-Active Martial Arts would not be the place it is without all of you – our students, instructors and the amazing families that support you in your training with us!

Thank you again for choosing AAMA as your martial arts training school, we look forward to training with you into 2020 and beyond!

Any questions or feedback are welcome! Please speak with your instructor or with an AAMA team member, or reach out to us by calling the office on 03 8418 1822, or by email to admin@allactivemartialarts.com.au

 Kyoshi Marc Toussaint

Kyoshi Marc Toussaint & All-Active Team

All-Active Martial Arts

Ph. 03 8418 1822

www.allactivemartialarts.com.au

Filipino Martial Arts: Eskrima-Kali-Arnis Training Seminar Sun 10 Nov 2019

Posted by Admin All Active> on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Filipino Martial Arts - Eskrima-Kali-Arnis can be a complimentary skill set to any other style or system of martial arts training.
Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) in particular Doce Pares, has been featured heavily in many films and documentaries that feature fighting with two weapons, for example two blades, two sticks, or any combination of weapons. 
Doce Pares Eskrima training days cover a range of Filipino Martial Arts concepts and skill sets, from body movement and the principles of angling and footwork, striking techniques and using single weapons, double weapons, bladed weapons or "mano a mano" (hand-to-hand or "dirty Filipino boxing"). Eskrima Doce Pares teaches multiple ranges of offence and defence, using close, medium, to long range principles. 
Our Eskrima Doce Pares Training Days cover multiple aspects of the art of Filipino Martial Arts as well as the sporting side of the art of stick fighting - WEKAF (World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation). 
Training Seminars are delivered in a way that martial arts students and practitioners of all skill and experience levels and of any martial arts style or discipline are able to gain knowledge and skill to add to and enhance their own training in their current main discipline of martial arts.
Our next Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima-Kali-Arnis) Training Day will run at All-Active Martial Arts Epping VIC on Sunday 10th November 2019, from 10am to 1pm. The 3-hour Eskrima training seminar will be run by Master Marc Toussaint, 6th Grade Black Belt, Doce Pares. All martial arts students and practitioners who are looking to expand or enhance their skill set are welcomed to attend. 
Enquiries are welcome on 03 8418 1822 or to info@allactivemartialarts.com.au. You can also register your interest or share seminar details with your students or fellow martial artists here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2758866017481456
The cost of the 3 hour training seminar is $50 and is payable on the day (EFTPOS available). 
For more information about regular training in Filipino Martial Arts: Eskrima Doce Pares at All-Active Martial Arts, Epping VIC, please see our main page:  Filipino Martial Arts Classes - Eskrima-Kali-Arnis



Bring-a-Friend Week starts Mon 28 Oct

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, October 14, 2019

Want to show your friends what it's like to train at All-Active Martial Arts? At the end of this month all members will have the opportunity to bring a friend or family member along to join them for a class. It's completely FREE and will be stacks of fun!  So, bring a friend, family member or co-worker along to any of our Kidz Karate, Zen Do Kai (Freestyle Karate & Self-Defence), Krav Maga street defence, Women's Self-Defence, Filipino Martial Arts (Doce Pares Eskrima-Kali-Arnis), Muay Thai Kickboxing or Russian Systema classes. Friends of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to come along! BRING A FRIEND WEEK starts Monday 28 October through to Saturday 2 November in any class! Let's show our mates what we do at AAMA!

ESKRIMA DOCE PARES TRAINING DAY: SUNDAY 22 SEPT 2019

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, September 16, 2019

All Filipino Martial Arts students, Doce Pares Eskrima-Kali-Arnis and BJMA Eskrima members are invited to attend a 3-hour training seminar with Master Marc Toussaint at All-Active Martial Arts on Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 10am-1pm. For enquiries, please contact 03 8418 1822 or email marc@allactivemartialarts.com.au.

September Gradings at AAMA

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, September 16, 2019

ALL-ACTIVE MARTIAL ARTS  2019 SEPTEMBER GRADINGS

Our September gradings begin this Saturday 21st September from 12pm with Kidz Karate and at 2pm for Zen Do Kai gradings. Please check in-class for specific grading times. 
KIDZ KARATE SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
ZEN DO KAI SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019
ESKRIMA DOCE PARES:
TRAINING DAY + BELT PROMOTION
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
MUAY THAI - KICKBOXING MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019
KRAV MAGA TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019
 We encourage families to attend in support of students who are grading. Belt promotion is a meaningful ritual and having your support will make it a very special time in their training! 
Best of luck to all students grading this month

GRAND FINAL WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION CLOSURE: 26th-29th September 2019

Posted by Admin All Active> on Tuesday, September 03, 2019


 

CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION/

GRAND FINAL LONG WEEKEND

  

NO CLASSES:

THURSDAY 26TH – SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019

To minimise disruption to our regular classes, we will be making the most of Grand Final Long Weekend to work on completing the next stage of our new floor construction.

Classes will resume as normal on Monday 30th September 2019.

Kidz Karate and Zen Do Kai students who normally attend Thursday or Saturday classes are welcomed to make up their session on an alternative day of the week.

This construction phase is the next step to creating a bigger, better and more functional training space to cater for our growing member base! Once completed, our upstairs training area will have been extended to a full-sized training floor!

We thank you all for your ongoing support and patience while we work on upgrading your training space!



Cebu Training Camp 2019 - Training & Culture in the Philippines

Posted by Admin All Active> on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

This month saw All-Active Martial Arts and Doce Pares Australia Director Master Marc Toussaint coordinate a training camp to Doce Pares World Headquarters in Cebu City, Philippines. A group of 18 Filipino Martial Arts students and Eskrima Doce Pares practitioners from all around Australia, including 10 All-Active Martial Arts Eskrima students, traveled to Cebu for a two-week training camp and unforgettable cultural experience.

This year's training camp to Doce Pares HQ provided the Australian Eskrimadors with the opportunity to learn Filipino Eskrima-Arnis-Kali from Doce Pares Masters, Grand Masters and Supreme Grand Master Dionisio A. Canete, at the very home of the Doce Pares Multi-Styles system of Eskrima-Kali-Arnis. 


In addition to undertaking invaluable training at Doce Pares HQ in Cebu City, the Doce Pares Australia members and All-Active Martial Arts students also experienced special training at Badian Beach, sight-seeing, historical and cultural enrichment, canyoneering, traditional dining, entertainment and the most welcoming and friendly Filipino hospitality! 


All participants received official recognition from Doce Pares World Headquarters for participating in the two-week training camp and presented with certificates. Three training camp members also had the opportunity to have their skills officially recognized when they successfully completed an official grading for international ranking at Doce Pares HQ. Two of our very own All-Active Martial Arts' Eskrima students were successful in achieving their International First Grade Black Belt ranking.


Master Marc Toussaint will be attending the 2019 SEA Games this November after having been invited to take part as a judge in the Arnis event category. The South East Asian Games are a biennial multi-sport event involving participants from 11 Southeast Asian countries. To be hosted by the Philippines in 2019, the SEA Games are regulated by the Southeast Asian Games Federation and supervised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia.

Master Toussaint and several of our students also plan to attend the 2020 World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) World Championships in the Philippines in July 2020, after having successfully qualified to take part in a number of events at this year’s Australian WEKAF Championships!

All-Active Martial Arts are very proud of our ongoing association with Doce Pares Australia and Doce Pares HQ in Cebu City, Philippines. As Doce Pares Australia Director, Master Marc Toussaint hopes to offer future groups the opportunity to experience the invaluable training and enriching culture of the Philippines by coordinating regular training camps to Doce Pares World Headquarters.

Enquiries are welcomed for more information about Filipino Martial Arts, learning Eskrima-Kali-Arnis, WEKAF Stick Fighting or for supply of genuine Filipino Martial Arts Training Equipment. Contact us on 03 8418 1822 or via email to info@allactivemartialarts.com.au

Located in Epping VIC, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, All-Active Martial Arts offer regular classes in Eskrima Doce Pares and WEKAF Stick Fighting, run by Master Marc Toussaint, 6th Grade International Black Belt - Doce Pares Eskrima-Kali-Arnis.