Topic: Martial Arts

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.