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AAMA Club Update: Reopening, June Gradings, Mothers Day, Weekly Challenge, Online Class Timetable

Posted by Admin All Active> on Saturday, May 09, 2020

AAMA CENTRE REOPENING PLANS

JUNE GRADINGS

MOTHER’S DAY CLASS

WEEKLY CHALLENGE


AAMA members! We hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and active, even while staying at home! 

The last month has definitely been full of new challenges, but has also been a time of strength and unity as we have all adapted to big changes to the way we go about our daily lives - including the way we train! Again, all of us at AAMA want to say a big thank you to you all for your ongoing support and commitment to training with us! 

We have been very proud to see everyone embrace our online training program by attending live classes and jumping online to train on our members portal! We are so happy to be training with you and catch up with you in class every week!

Maintaining a healthy, active and socially interactive lifestyle is always important, especially now, during this time of physical distancing. We have been grateful for the online communication and social media tools that have helped us stay connected with you! It’s also been great to touch base with everyone via our weekly live chat on Facebook (and now also on Zoom) every Monday at 6pm! This week’s live update included a lot of information that we’d like to share with all of you. 


AAMA CENTRE REOPENING PLANS

As distancing measures in Australia have helped to keep our COVID-19 case numbers considerably low, we are now waiting on Victorian government advice about the timelines for the stages of easing the current distancing measures and what that will mean for us in terms of resuming classes at AAMA. 

Once we have received confirmation that indoor sporting venues can resume operation, we’ll be looking ahead to our centre reopening - with a few changes - to ensure AAMA is a COVID-19 safe training venue for our members as well as for our instructors and staff. 

We will provide plenty of notice with regard to official reopening dates as soon as we get the go-ahead. We’ll also be implementing a few changes, including the following: 

  • We will continue to maintain a comprehensive daily cleaning and disinfecting routine at AAMA, including between classes
  • The centre will reopen for training in stages, with a temporary adjusted class timetable
  • One way in and one way out of the centre (separate entry and exit points)

  • Cap on maximum number of students in the centre at one time

  • Live classes will continue: We will continue to make live classes available for students to participate in online via Zoom after on-site training has resumed. Access to live training via Zoom will be available for class members or parents, during the set class time only. These classes will only be available live and will not be recorded or added to our online members portal. 

JUNE GRADINGS

Students who were eligible for March Gradings or who will be eligible for June Grading, will have the opportunity to grade this June. This will apply for all systems. Students must be attending online classes. We still have 5 weeks of training before gradings, so it is not too late to jump into the online sessions.

Tentative grading dates have been set for Saturday 13th June and Saturday 20th June. 

Advice for students preparing for Kidz Karate & Zen Do Kai Gradings:

  • We will be looking for 100% EFFORT, not 100% perfection. Keep practicing what we’ve been working on throughout the year!  We will focus on working through finer technicalities when we return!
  • Students are strongly encouraged to continue attending live sessions with Renshi Cam and Dai Sempai Dylan. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).
  • Use the members portal! Everything you need to help you practice for gradings is there! 
  • Challenge yourself further with some of the new training videos on the members portal - check out forms with a twist, posted by Kyoshi this week.     

MOTHER'S DAY CLASS - THURSDAY 7 MAY 

We had an awesome turnout to our Mother's Day Zen Do Kai class on Thursday 7th May, where we invited mums to train with us! Our AAMA mums (and dads!) did an incredible job!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE

It was great to see so many students take part in last week’s push-up challenge! Thank you to everyone that took part and sent us your videos!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our winner - Eli from Kidz Karate who completed 67 push-ups in 60 seconds! What an effort! Eli is the winner of a 1-hour one-on-one private coaching session with Renshi Cam! 

This week’s challenge:

This week’s challenge is a non-stop skipping challenge! To take part, submit a video of yourself skipping rope non-stop for a minimum of 2 minutes. Whoever completes the longest time of non-stop skipping will win a 1 hour one-on-one private XMA coaching session with Dai Sempai Dylan. This session can be adapted to suit the training focus of the winning participant (for any system).

Video entries for this week’s skipping challenge must be submitted by 5pm Monday 11th May 2020. The winner will be announced during the 6pm Live Update, Monday 11th May - on our Facebook Members Page and via Zoom. 

So grab your skipping rope and get practicing!  


REGULAR ONLINE CLASS TIMETABLE


If you require a copy of the current online class timetable, please let us know. You can reach us by calling 03 8418 1822 or via email to admin@allactivemartialarts.com.au. Reminders and class meeting links are also sent on the day of classes. Please let us know if you are not receiving the class reminders!

Our online classes are currently running as follows:


Mondays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

5:00pm - Kidz Karate

6:00pm - Live Update

6:30pm - Muay Thai

7:45pm - Eskrima

4:00pm - Kidz Karate

5:00pm - Zen Do Kai

6:00pm - Eskrima

6:15pm - Zen Do Kai

7:30pm - Krav Maga


Thank you again to everyone, we are so proud of your commitment! If there is anything we can help out with, please reach out to the team.


We look forward to safely reopening and training with ALL of you in person again soon! 


Kyoshi Marc Toussaint 

All-Active Team

All-Active Martial Arts

 03 8418 1822 

admin@allactivemartialarts.com.au | www.allactivemartialarts.com.au 

Members Study Portal: http://members.martiaytics.com  


Stay Home, Stay Healthy & TRAIN MARTIAL ARTS!

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, April 20, 2020


We hope that you are well, staying safe, healthy and active!

With work and education becoming increasingly home-based at this time, we are very grateful to have the opportunity to keep training with our members online! We've had an overwhelming response to our our LIVE classes over the last few weeks and it's been great to see everyone in the Zoom classroom! 

Our online Members Portal is also up and running with a library of training resources, tutorial videos and catch-up class recordings for all systems and for members to access any time!  

Training from home will help you to stay active, keep your skills up and fine-tune your technique, while you continue earning progress toward your next rank! We will also be holding LIVE Gradings in June - and we don't want anyone to miss out!

The world is a little different for now, so we are changing the way we do things for a little while. We would love to see you, so if you would like to try out a live class, please let us know! 

If you have never trained in Martial Arts before - this may be your chance to give it a go! Give us a call on 0466 833 448 or contact us for more info! 

Stay well and we hope to see you soon!

Kyoshi Marc and the All-Active Team

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted by Admin All Active> on Monday, March 23, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: SUSPENSION OF CLASSES

 As per the directives of the State and Federal Government, AAMA are suspending ALL classes, effective from 12:00pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

 WHAT WE ARE DOING:

- Our instructors are in the process of developing online training for all systems and will have information about access to online sessions as soon as possible.

- Our team will still be working in the background. If you have any questions for us please email us at admin@allactivemartialarts.com.au or call us on 03 8418 1822. Please leave us a message and allow us time to respond – we are here to support you and will get to everyone. We thank you for your patience as we work on the impact of these urgent restrictions.

- For members on direct debit payments, we ask for your patience this week as we work on providing you with a clearer picture about your options and what we hope to offer you over the required closure period so that you are able to make the best choice moving forward. Information about these options will be provided to you before any April payments are processed.

- We will be making a live announcement to members this evening at 6:30pm, via our Facebook Members Group. If you are not a member of this page, please join ASAP and your request will be approved by a team member. Please join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aama.members/

Now, more than ever, we want to emphasise the importance and clear physical and emotional benefits of martial arts training. Commitment to regular training can have great benefit toward promoting health and wellbeing for children and adults alike, especially during times of heightened stress and limited physical and social activity. We will continue to support our members to offer resources to assist you in getting the most out of your training during this time.

We appreciate your support, understanding and patience at what is a challenging time for us all. We will be providing information and updates regularly so please keep an eye on email, Team App or Facebook over the coming days.

AAMA Newsletter - March 2020

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, March 05, 2020

Welcome to our first Newsletter for 2020 and wow, what a big and busy start to the year we have had so far!! 
In this newsletter we will cover what AAMA is doing to maintain a safe and hygienic training space for our members and how we’re proactively further upping our hygiene protocols given the latest news about coronavirus. Read on for information about our 2020 Grading Dates, our planning for Black Belt training sessions and Instructor Teaching Courses, and an update on the new training floor upstairs!
As we all know the start of 2020 has been full of news that has affected us all. With the tragic bushfire destruction across Australia, followed by floods and now the Coronavirus panic, and we are only in the third month of 2020. 
The coronavirus has impacted the latest news and we’ve all seen the effects of this in the recent supermarket panic buying. We’ve seen shelves completely emptied of supplies and no toilet paper to be seen! (Funny, because we make toilet paper here in Australia and suppliers have assured the public, we’re not about to run out any time soon!) Rest assured, AAMA will not be running out of paper either!  
 
Centre and Personal Hygiene 
So, what are we doing at AAMA to protect our members and provide a clean and hygienic place to train every week? Just as we have been doing in the past, we clean and disinfect our training mats, bathroom and training equipment daily. To be more hygienic, AAMA will be installing paper towel dispensers in the bathroom and above the kitchenette sink for hand washing and drying. We ask all members to help keep the centre clean, by placing all rubbish in the bin, not leaving water bottles behind after training, trying to not walk on the training mats with shoes, or leaving shoes in the way of doorways and always endeavouring to have a clean uniform, clean training gear and good personal hygiene! AAMA also request that parents of young children training or watching class accompany them to the toilet when required, to ensure proper hand washing is taking place.
 
March 2020 Gradings  
The year has flown by so far, so it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for gradings! Our March 2020 Grading dates are as follows: 
MUAY THAI - KICKBOXING   MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020 8PM 
KRAV MAGA  TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020 8PM
ESKRIMA DOCE PARES
 WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2020 7:50PM
KIDZ KARATE & ZEN DO KAI
 SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Black Belt Training  
Part of being a Black Belt with AAMA in any of our systems means exploring new training opportunities and expanding skill sets. AAMA are currently planning extra training sessions for our Black Belts. These sessions will most likely take place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Dates are being worked out now and AAMA will advise all our Black Belts of specific dates and times soon. We encourage all our Black Belts to cross train in another system – so if you have been thinking about trying other classes, please speak with your instructor.  
There will also be an opportunity for some extra training on Sunday 5th April from 10.00am to 1.00pm at our Doce Pares Eskrima Training Day at AAMA.
AAMA is also an affiliated member of BJMA, meaning that all Black Belts can attend BJMA State Training Days. The next BJMA Training Day will take place in SHEPPARTON on Sunday 22nd March. (Please ask your class instructor for more info if you are interested in attending).
 
Instructor Training for Assistant Instructors 
It has been great to see many of our brown and black belts assisting during class. All of you have the potential to become great future class instructors! Having the opportunity to learn how to teach and pass on one’s own knowledge to others, is an important part of one’s own training. Training for intermediate and senior students at AAMA includes instructor training from Level 1 (Assistant Instructor in Training) to Level 4 (Paid Class Instructor).  
As part of our focus on personal and professional development for our students, we will continue to offer ongoing assistant instructor training, both during class times and through dedicated instructor training sessions, the next of which will take place on Saturday 21st March 2020, from 9:30am – 10:30am. 
 
AAMA Level One Training Floor Update 
AAMA’s new Training floor is still being worked on. You will see in the next few weeks that the cage will be moved, new lights put in and painting will be getting done. We are hoping to finish the new floor by June. We are looking forward to offering more training timeslots and  new classes for kids and adults once the floor has been completed. Thank you for your patience while we get this done! 
 
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter and helping us to make All-Active the best place to train in Martial Arts!
 
Kyoshi Marc Toussaint

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!

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.

AAMA to host 2019 Australian WEKAF National Championship Tournament

Posted by Admin All Active> on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

All-Active Martial Arts are set to host the 2019 Australian WEKAF Championships on the 6th July 2019, at YMCA Leisure City Epping. The National WEKAF Championships will see Filipino Martial Arts practitioners from across Australia, participate in events to qualify for the 2020 WEKAF World Championship. Online registration is now open for WEKAF Nationals:
Saturday 6th July 2019
8am - 6pm
YMCA Leisure City - 41-53 Miller St, Epping VIC 3076
Tournament Registration: https://www.kihapp.com/tournaments/4830-australian-wekaf-nationals-championships
All enquiries: marc@allactivemartialarts.com.au | Phone: 03 8418 1822

Event hosted by All-Active Martial Arts | Master Marc Toussaint
Event Sponsors: All-Active Martial Arts Epping, De Francesco Vella & Associates | Business Advisors & Accountants

2018 Message from Kyoshi/Master Marc Toussaint

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, December 20, 2018

A message from Kyoshi/Master Marc Toussaint,

2018 has been a very big year for all of us at All Active Martial Arts and all our students, with each of  our six systems growing.

All Active Martial Arts now have 35 Black Belts across all our systems that are currently training , many of which are working with our students as assistant instructors.

2018 saw us hold four Kidz Karate and Zen Do Kai Gradings, one every 10 weeks at the end of each school term. This has been a first for AAMA, in the nearly 7 years we have operated at our Epping Club.  

We held monthly Black Belt, Assistant Instructor and Instructor training sessions as well as putting on a Flight Night on the second Friday of each month for anyone who would have liked to test themselves.

We saw a large number of students grade for their next belt or rank throughout the year and we must say the standard in ALL Gradings was very high! So all of you who did grade this year should be very proud of yourselves! All the Instructors here at AAMA are very proud of your achievement and progress!

It was great to see students who may not have had their time up to grade for the next rank, come in to support their fellow students who were grading - and that in itself is what we are all about!

We also saw some of our Eskrima members go over to the 15th World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Championships in Lahaina, Maui Hawaii, USA from July 18 - 23, 2018! Even though the guys didn’t come home with Gold this time around, they all did very well and didn’t hold back, with more than one of the guys from the USA feeling the hits from our guys.

I spent some time traveling around the state to deliver a seminar or two in Eskrima.  

We saw Renshi Cam achieve his 4th degree in Zen Do Kai in October. Renshi showed us what hard work and commitment can achieve!!

On the 1st December we had our last Kidz Karate, Zen Do Kai and Muay Thai Grading for 2018, followed by our first Awards Night. Our Awards night was a great success, with all profits contributing toward buying a life-saving defibrillator for our training centre.

In 2019 All Active Martial Arts members will have exclusive access to our website’s student portal. Every student will be able to take advantage of our online video and written content to enhance your training experience and help you all practice at home.

All Active will also be holding the Australian WEKAF National Tournament in July 2019. This is also a warm up to the World WEKAF Tournament in Cebu Philippines for anyone who wants to make the trip to Cebu in August 2019.

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.

Classes will resume at AAMA on Monday 7th Jan 2019 as per our regular timetable.

Thank you all for your support over 2018 and looking forward to seeing you all on the mat in 2019!

Kyoshi Marc   

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday Monday 11th June 2018

Posted by Admin All Active> on Thursday, June 07, 2018

Members please note that All Active Martial Arts will be closed this Monday 11th June for the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday. 

We wish all our members and families a safe and enjoyable long weekend! 

Members who attend regular Monday classes are welcome to make up their class by attending on an alternative day where possible. Please see All-Active Martial Arts Timetable for class times, or contact us on 8418 1822.

~ All-Active Martial Arts Team