Topic: Martial Arts
Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Cristy Hazelman prepares to begin her rigorous training routine at her local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gymnasium in Port Kennedy, Western Australia.
The Australian Defence Force has long encouraged the mental and physical fitness of its members, both while at work and in their own time.
Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).
After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.
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.
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.
The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu class held at HMAS Kuttabul, with instructor Ash Noble (front centre).
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’.
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.