Opening Words From The Head Instructor

Dear enthusiasts of the pugilistic arts. 

It’s an exciting time for the Combat Self Defence Academy as we continue to grow internationally. We are very proud of what we have achieved to date and we are excited about where we are headed in the future, particularly in regards to our return to Melbourne after such a long stint abroad. Our first school is opening in 115 Hyde st Footscray thanks to the generosity and martial spirit of the renowned karateka, Judd Reid in his new Chikara dojo.

In an ever-changing world many men and women are feeling an increased fear for their safety in everyday situations in and around their community. If you find yourself in a situation that you cannot avoid, you should have a basic knowledge of what would be an appropriate response in such stressful situations. We have found that students who train with us, even if only recreationally, acquire a greater awareness and recognition of dangers that help them avoid conflicts in advance. In this way, you lessen the chance of being attacked or assaulted in the street or school yard. 

If this is something that sparks an interest in your mind then take the next step to get to know us and our credentials.

We feel excited to give students an opportunity to learn, grow and develop into men and women of a higher virtue and calibre. So, if you lack confidence, strength, coordination or even have some physical setbacks, we have seen time and time again that unlikely candidates have been able to learn and find great enjoyment in our group surroundings. You could be one of the many we have seen blossom into a positive asset to your family and your society as one of our future team. One small step at a time is all that it takes for all fruitful accomplishments to be realized. This may be what you’ve been waiting for. 

We firmly believe that the more people come into contact with quality self-defence and martial arts instructors, the better they will be as people in their community and in turn, the better societies will be over all.  

We look forward to working with all who have a genuine desire for personal growth through our training programs. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Melbourne Knights Sports Gym
2 Somers St
Sunshine 3020

+61 451 632 507

+61 415 543 996

"Self-defence is not only our right; it is our duty."
- Ronald Reagan