4/1326 Albany Hwy
Cannington, Perth, WA 6107
(Cnr Albany Hwy & Wharf St)
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Family-friendly Martial Arts

Cobra Uniform $99*
Private Lesson $50
Joining Fee (waived) $99
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About Cobra Martial Arts

How and why the Cobra 'Freestyle' or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Concept was developed

The Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres founders are Kyoshi Craig Monie and Sensei Aubrey Monie, who began martial arts training as children in the 1980's. They have studied and achieved black belt / level ranks or higher in five different martial arts styles, being Karate, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Freestyle Kickboxing and Filipino Eskrima, as well as compete at state level and national level in numerous forms of martial arts over the past 30 years.

In 1991, in response to the requests of friends and family, Kyoshi Craig established Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres with the assistance of his brother. Cobra was an instant hit in the local community for a number of reasons explained below and grew rapidly to an academy of hundreds of students.

What became evident to the founding instructors, very early in their training, was that each individual form of martial arts had areas of strength and weakness. For instance boxing is excellent for handwork but neglects grappling (close range holding, trapping and controlling), knees, elbows, kicks, take-downs and wrestling / self defence on the ground. Taekwondo teaches amazing high kicks, but often neglects the more practical kicks to the legs, grappling, tripping, take-downs and wrestling. As a matter-a-fact if you analyse any 'individual' martial art you will find strengths and weaknesses.

Being qualified in a number of different martial arts styles, the founders combined the five most popular martial arts into the one, complete and unique system. They combined the superior handwork of boxing with the spectacular high kicks of Taekwondo and Karate, the powerful low kicks of Muay Thai Kickboxing, the proven stand-up grappling and take-downs of Muay Thai Kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu, the groundwork of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the weaponery of Filipino Eskrima (also known as Arnis or Kali).

Cobra Martial Arts consequently absorbed the strengths of each art into its curriculum and eliminated the weaknesses of each 'individual' art, creating a complete, all-round, practical, quick-to-learn martial arts system.

The mixed martial arts or freestyle concept is nothing new. Bruce Lee's martial arts system Jeet Kune Do was a mixed martial arts system also and in recent years, particularly after the advent of 'all style' competitions such as UFC in 1993, the martial arts industry began to wise up to the mixed martial arts concept. At Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres, we have been doing this all along, since founded in 1991.

The main difference between the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) you see on TV and what we teach at Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres, is that Cobra has retained the traditional values, teachings and structure, from the traditional martial arts (e.g. Karate and Taekwondo), such as respect, discipline and integrity. We also teach you in a safe, family friendly environment, suitable for all ages and abilities.

We must say however, after answering enquiries for 25 years, we have realised that when it comes to Children's Martial Arts, parents are not 'so' concerned about what 'style' of martial arts we teach, but are more interested in how Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres will positively influence the lives of their children. On a daily basis parents request assistance in areas such as self confidence, (self) discipline, respect for elders, balance and coordination, focus / attention, bullying and want positive role models for their children.

New enquiries and new students also report on a daily basis, that they have heard positive reports in community about Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres, how we have helped their friends or friend's children, and how we instill life changing values, good character and leadership skills in our students. For many, all they want is that guarantee before booking the initial Private Introductory Lesson Offer.