Balance Martial Arts is the home of Balance Jiu Jitsu, Balance MMA and Henshin Aikido.
We offer instruction in Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Aikido and Women’s Self Defence. We have highly qualified and experienced instructors Brazilian (Gracie) Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
4th Dan Aikido Black Belt and have classes and programs suitable for adults and children
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is primarily a ground fighting style that places an emphasis on takedowns, throws, joint locks, chokes and other submission holds to control a situation.
We are a Team Balance affiliate with Relson Gracie 5th degree black belt Phil Migliarese of Philadelphia .
Mixed Martial Arts
MMA is a full contact combat sport that allows techniques to be used from a variety of martial arts. Generally the techniques fall into striking from Standing, Clinching (punching, elbows, knees and kicks), and Grappling (sweeps, take downs, throws, pins and submissions). MMA competition is held in an octagon shaped cage or a boxing ring, where two competitors attempt to dominate each other by utilising a combination of the techniques as mentioned above. Typical martial arts or fighting styles suitable for MMA are a mixture of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Wrestling and Judo.
Balance MMA offers a highly technical and safe environment. Whether you want to compete or learn the fundamentals of MMA without the danger of full contact sparring our MMA program can meet your needs.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) in the early part of the 20th century. The word Aikido means “the way of harmony with the spirit” or more commonly known as the art of peace. The founder was an expert Martial artist, a Japanese soldier, farmer and philosopher. He studied many forms of classical Japanese martial arts and derived Aikido techniques mainly from Ju Jitsu, sword and spear. It is a sophisticated and dynamic martial art, both elegant and effective, combining practical self-defence techniques with ethical motives. The founder taught aikido as a means of handling aggression and an opportunity to promote peace through techniques of harmony not those of contention. Aikido’s purpose is to promote life and understanding, not to defeat others. In a situation of conflict Aikido gives us the opportunity to evolve and the possibility to change the intention behind the conflict.
Women’s Self Defence
The Women’s Self Defence Institute in the US created this method to specifically address the most common sexual assault scenarios women of all ages are likely to face. Researched from real life attacks the techniques were refined using full contact responses to full power attacks from male role players.
The program teaches women elements of awareness, avoidance and self-defence. The techniques presented in the program are simple to perform and easy to remember under times of stress. The program highlights the difference between self-defence courses for men and women. We discourage techniques that prompt or enable the attacker to hit back. For us “Fighting like a Girl” means that a woman brings her particular strengths to the conflict while minimizing the strengths of a man.
Phone: Ray 087 229 0332 or Maeve 087 229 7215