Topic: Martial Arts

Mental resilience key to boxing success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium.

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.

Cerberus fit to fight

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POPTI Michael Steffens (photographer)

Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu Jitsu Club. (photo: POPTI Michael Steffens)

Coach Jeroyen Lynders and foundation club members of the HMAS Cerberus Karate/Jiu Jitsu Club.

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.

Classes prove a hit for Navy

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPTI Zac Stanley (photographer)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle). (photo: LSPTI Zac Stanley)

The first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front, middle).

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'.

Martial arts now approved sport

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.  (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Aircraft Technician Avionics Byron Steele ( top) attacks during a grappling training session with Royal Australian Air Force Officer Flying Officer Bain Dohne at the first annual event for the ADF Martial Arts Association at the ADFA indoor sports centre, Canberra.

The Australian Defence Force has recognised martial arts as an approved sport allowing personnel to compete in five chosen disciplines.