Estallila Kabaroan Escrima

Our Guro Stephen Joffe is continually building the repertoire of students at Martialworks, most recently he pulled another white rabbit from out of his hat and started teaching us Kabaroan; which he describes as a medium and long range fighting style, he first encountered this style in the late 1990’s in Cambridge, England. Guro Joffe went further to explain that …

Champion Thai Boxing

Martialworks is home to Klangbai Muay Thai or ‘crashing down the middle’ style, the system encompasses a number of different family styles of Muay Thai and places a heavy emphasis on empty handed or non-sporting practice. At the later stages or advanced levels of training Krabi Krabong is taught; this relatively rare aspect of Thai weapons fighting, was taught our …

Mind Form Boxing

Chinese Boxing has myriad Schools and methods, all of these have in common the use of energy or Chi within their practice and application; as such Chinese Boxing could equally be titled: Energy Boxing. One of these internal styles that has earned great repute is Hsing Yi Chuan (Chuan = Fist); of origins unknown the Art can be dated to …

Sifu Kevin Gledhill of Ving Tsun, USA – Seminar

Next week Martialworks will be hosting Sifu Kevin Gledhill of Ving Tsun, USA – in Boulder, Colorado… a more scenic training ground is hard to imagine, the mountainsides are emerald green and weather piping hot. Boulder has enjoyed some huge dumps of moisture in the Springtime, with Summer on the doorstep we’re ready to heat things up. The Boulder Ving …

Girls Introductory Self Defense Training

Yesterday, we had 12 teenage girls turn up for a 2hr introductory Self Defense training, what a fun group they were. We started with a thorough description of the somewhat limited territory for self defense, and reached a common understanding that any ability in personal protection was based on training – that raised awareness and real world capability in situations …

Rebel Alliance Kali – Taos, New Mexico, USA Seminar

Mataas na Guro Stephen Joffe will be delivering a training intensive in the close quarters combat method of Pekiti Tirsia Kali (PTK), to members of the Taos Rebel Alliance. PTK is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive and powerful systems of Filipino Swordsmanship, or bladefighting – in existence. All levels are welcome, and the training is open to practitioners of …

Self Defense Training for Girls – Sunday April 13th

Sunday April 13th from 3pm – 5pm, Martialworks Chief Instructor Stephen Joffe will be delivering a ‘Self Defense’ training for Girls ages 9 – 13yrs. Within this 2 hour event a realistic appraisal of physical combat will be given, exercise in the critical skills of: awareness, range control, and decisive action – are to be explored. Also introduced will be …