Members at the Martial Science Academy learn their skills from a team of talented, professional and world-champion instructors.
Business owner Ian Bronson opened the academy in 1997 at the Village Fair Shopping Centre at Regents Park.
About 80 members, ranging in ages from four to 64, train up to five days a week under the expert guidance of Ian and his team.
Ian has been practising martial arts for nearly 40 years.
His wife Pepita is a world and Australian Muay Thai champion and their daughter Lakota, is the Queensland 13-year-old Muay Thai champion.
Dakota has been training since she was just five years old.
Instructor and trainer Clinton Krahe is also a world Muay Thai champion.
Martial Science Academy provides a safe learning environment for its members to study and learn martial arts.
Offering Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, boxing and submission wrestling, the academy offers members fun, fitness and skills that could one day save lives.
Muay Thai, or literally Thai boxing, is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.
This discipline is known as the “art of eight limbs” as it is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins.
Fighting is also an option for Academy members who enjoy the challenge of testing their skills, courage and mental strength under a controlled environment.
This can lead to national and international travels.
Instructor apprenticeships are also available after a minimum of four years training.
Ian said martial arts was a great way to keep fit, lose weight and give kids some time away from electronic devices.
“It also teaches them discipline, they make friends and have a whole lot fun,” he said.
“We train mums, dads and their kids.”