Topic: Martial Arts
One submariner is taking Navy’s mission to fight and win literally by spending his off-watch time training for his other passion, Muay Thai boxing.
Personnel at Victorian base, HMAS Cerberus recently formed a formal Martial Arts Club and commenced the delivery of endorsed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training as part of the base’s sports program.
The recent acceptance of martial arts into the list of approved sports by the Australian Defence Force Sports Council, and subsequent introduction of classes at HMAS Kuttabul, has proven a real 'hit' - keeping Navy members 'fit to fight'.
The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.