ACE Martial Arts specialises in Freestyle Martial Arts.
Freestyle is a hybrid martial art that incorporates techniques and theories from several particular martial arts.
It’s a physical and mental development program that draws on an array of combat methods from modern martial arts & traditional martial arts. Freestyle Martial Arts; forms a modern, effective and comprehensive self defence system.
Not to be confused with the competitive sport of MMA, Freestyle is a true mixed martial arts system utilising many strengths from other martial art styles in a practical format.
The concept of Freestyle and cross training the martial arts was pioneered by martial arts legend Bruce Lee who decided to develop a system with an emphasis on “practicality, flexibility, speed, and efficiency”. Bruce Lee used many different methods of training which he constantly adapted. Since Bruce Lee, many have followed in that direction & cross trained across different disciplines. The most common & popular form of Freestyle today is the competitive sport of MMA (mixed martial arts).
The styles below have influenced the the Freestyle System. The original concept of the freestyle system taught at ACE Martial Arts was developed by Australian martial arts pioneer and legend Mick Spinks. ACE Martial Arts Founder and Head Instructor Hays Daewoud has further evolved the system and a number of students are still grading in it today.
- Kickboxing / Muay Thai
- Jin Wu Koon Kung Fu
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- Arnis (Filipino Stick fighting)
- Martial Arts Weaponry
- Close Quarter Combat – Street Defence
Kickboxing / Muay Thai (Freestyle Striking)
Incorporating lots of Boxing, footwork, kicking, knees strikes, elbows, defence and Muay Thai clinching techniques with fitness & conditioning an added bonus. This class is for you if you want to develop excellent striking skills & increase your fitness and conditioning.
Boxing is considered the ‘sweet science’ and takes many years of practice to become proficient. Boxing is also one of the most popular training modalities in health & fitness and has lots of research proving it’s health benefits for those who add it into their training regime.
Jin Wu Koon – Kung Fu
A traditional art offering beginner to very advanced a practical and effective system covering long and short fighting ranges, ground fighting and weaponry, a total fighting system building confidence and a quality of life. Jin Wu Koon is taught, maintaining traditional base, however considering the requirements for a practical, street self-defence application. Please read the Jin Wu Koon History, which outlines where the system originated.
Freestyle MMA Grappling
Freestyle grappling is mix of powerful grappling systems that are commonly used in today’s popular Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). You will learn the strengths from many grappling martial art systems from around the world. The Freestyle Grappling class includes: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Judo, Greco Roman Wrestling, Sambo, Freestyle Wrestling, MMA Grappling, Muay Thai grappling. This class is run by one of Australia’s most accomplished MMA fighters and expert grappler Zein Saliba
Arnis (Filipino Stick fighting)
Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons and various improvised weapons as well as “open hand” or techniques without weapons.
Martial Arts Weaponry
Learn a traditional martial arts weapon with ACE Martial Arts, organise private training or group session.
We can also provide a weapons course or seminar to any Martial Arts centre in Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra.
Weapons taught by ACE Martial Arts instructors:
- Bo (pole)