I take this opportunity to welcome visitors to the website of the Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts. Since 1985 we have been dedicated to providing quality tuition in authentic traditional martial arts disciplines.
Now the digital age has afforded us with the opportunity to create what we believe to be the most comprehensive martial arts resource provided by any single organisation, featuring historical and technical information, diagrams, videos and much more.
The site is, and always will be, a "work in progress" as we continue to add more and more information. While much of this information will be accessible by the general public, eventually we hope to provide the Academy's students with a comprehensive technical guide for each grade/level. In this way we hope to ensure the dissemination of correct technique, maximise rates of learning and prevent knowledge from being lost.
The Academy's centre is based in Bayswater, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. We offer instruction in effective self-defence with realistic, easy to learn techniques. Classes are held by professional, dedicated instructors of over 33 years experience in a variety of traditional fighting arts. Students are taught in small, friendly groups with highly individualised attention. Apart from acquiring skills in self-defence, students can expect to attain a high level of fitness, flexibility, muscular strength and, correspondingly, an improvement in overall health. Specific classes are geared to fitness and strength, while optional yoga tuition completes the balance.
Our centre, the Muidokan (house of "wu-wei dao" - the name of our fighting system) is fully equipped with traditional exercise and training equipment as well as modern facilities. Beginners are always welcome!
For general information, go to the right hand pane and click on About us. For information on what we teach, click on our various arts under the relevant tabs.
We trust that you will enjoy this site and find its contents informative and instructive.
Kancho Nenad Djurdjevic
Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts