The ADFA Martial Arts Club runs three different forms or styles of Martial Arts training. There is Military Self Defence, Freestyle Karate and Hapkido. There are no financial costs to any Midshipman or Officer Cadet who takes part in the Martial Arts Club training sessions, the only requirement is that they have passed their single service fitness test and are completely medically fit. Military Self Defence is taught twice a week with Freestyle Karate and Hapkido being taught once per week. There is no requirement for a person to be involved in all the styles. It is a great way to get fit while learning some valuable self defence techniques. Military Self Defence is a set of non-lethal techniques which enables a person to defend themselves on the battlefield as well as in everyday situations. This skill is now mandatory for all Army personnel and is also open to navy and Air Force personnel.
The Freestyle Karate and Hapkido classes are available for training, however to get graded requires a member to do this at a civilian club. The main showcase for the Martial Arts Club is on the ADFA Open Day each August where every year a short demonstration of Military Self Defence is held twice during the day to display the many skills learned on a week long course during the semester holidays and then practiced by continuation training. So, if you are looking to get fit and learn how to defend yourself at the same time, or maybe just to try something new, give the Martial Arts Club a go.