Unit 11, 26-38 Miller Street • Epping, Victoria 3076
WEKAF (Filipino martial art of stick fighting)
The World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation(WEKAF) exists to promote the Filipino martial art of stick fighting and is the parent body behind the tournaments conducted in many countries.Its predecessor was the National Arnis Association of the Philippines who first began the conducting of stick fighting tournaments.
In August of 1987 Grand Master Dionisio Canete invited top masters and instructors from several countries to visit the Philippines and train. This opening of Arnis to the outside world was the catalyst which was to lead to the formation of WEKAF in 1989 and the first World Tournament with over 100 people representing ten countries taking part.
As part of our FMA (Filipino Martial Arts: Eskrima-Kali-Arnis) classes, All Active Martial Arts run training sessions in Full Contact Stick Fighting for students from 12 years of age.
In 2019, the WEKAF Australian National Tournament is to be hosted by Master Marc Toussaint and All-Active Martial Arts in Epping VIC on the 6th July 2019. Further details of this event will be available in early 2019.
“I began training at another club in 2003 and changed to Zen Do Kai in 2010. I have been training for 10 years. I choose to come to AAMA because the standard of teaching and facilities were superior to other clubs and training facilities. I love training because every class is different and unique. AAMA trains us to be able to defend ourselves if we are in a bad situation. I also love training as all the instructors and peers are kind and helpful.