Welcome to CDS, Perth’s Martial Arts Academy for the whole family

Combat Defence Systems is founded on the concepts and philosophies of Bruce Lee’s JKD. We are proud to be the only Martial Arts Academy in Perth with current and up to date certified instructors under Guro Dan Inosanto and the Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association.

We are also a proud affiliate school of Progressive Martial Arts Brisbane, under Simo Cookie Vassiliou who has been under Guro Inosanto and the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts for well over 25 years.

For further information on certified JKD Concepts Instructors see Progressive Martial Arts


Essentially a Mixed Martial Arts School for self-defence, CDS teaches a range of arts with a diverse and challenging curriculum with classes in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kali (A Filipino Art Also known as Escrima or Arnis), Silat, Combat Submission Wrestling (Mixed no gi grappling which also includes BJJ) and Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do Concepts.

What most people believe MMA to be is a little different to the MMA we teach at CDS. Our combined JKD / Kali / Silat class includes but is not limited to weapons training, empty hands, joint locking, breaks and submissions. Being able to deal with all ranges of combat, either with or without weapon involvement is absolutely essential in today’s reality and these classes are aimed to prepare you as best as possible for such an unfortunate event.

Kids Martial Arts

CDS offers martial arts classes for children age 4 to 13 years old.

Our LITTLE LIONS (4-6yrs) classes set the perfect foundation for your child to build the skills and confidence that they need in life.

Our Junior JKD classes are self-defence focused and a modified version of our adults JKD / Kali curriculum.
Students will learn how to deal with a wide range of situations including how to deal with aggressive and bullying. These classes are held in a fun, safe training environment with an emphasis on attribute development while developing sound self-defence skills.

A free trial is available for your child to see what our classes are all about.

These classes could be the best thing you ever involve your children in.


While our curriculum is structured and progressive, we have a holistic approach to our training, encouraging self-discovery, personalisation and experimentation, acknowledging that we are all different and individual. Our goal is to help each student to achieve their objectives or goals, whether it be self-defence, fitness, self-confidence, weight loss, co-ordination, flexibility, or simply for social interaction or interest in culture/tradition in the arts.

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Concepts

Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid system and life philosophy founded by martial artist Bruce Lee with direct, non classical and straight forward movements in 1967.

Muay Thai Martial Arts

Muay Thai/Kick Boxing

Muay Thai/Kick boxing is renowned for its fitness and conditioning benefits. This martial art utilises punches, kicks, knees and elbows and gives the body a total workout!

Kali Martial Arts

Kali – Silat

Kali or Eskrima is the traditional martial art of the Philippines. It is a weapons based art but translates all of its techniques into empty hands. It is often the prefered combat method for military organisations throughout the world due to its proven combat effectiveness.

Caombat Submission wrestling


Combat Defence Systems is proud to be Perth’s only affiliate of Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW). Sensei Erik Paulson, a former 2 times world shooto champion and bareknuckle fighter has deveploed this dynamic no-gi art through his wealth of  personal  combat experience.




5pm – 6pm:  OPEN MAT

6pm – 7pm:  Adults Mixed Grappling (BJJ no gi / CSW / Shooto)

7pm – 8pm:  Adults Muay Thai Kickboxing


4.20pm – 4.50pm: Little Lions (Ages 4-6yrs)

5pm – 5.45pm:  Junior JKD (Ages 7-13yrs)

6pm – 7pm :  Adults Muay Thai Kickboxing

7pm – 8pm:  Adults Jun Fan / JKD Concepts / Kali / Silat


5pm – 6pm:  OPEN MAT

6pm – 7pm:  Adults Muay Thai Kickboxing

7pm – 8pm:  Adults Jun Fan / JKD Concepts / Kali / Silat


4.20pm – 4.50pm: Little Lions (Ages 4-6yrs)

5pm – 5.45pm:  Junior JKD (Ages 7-13yrs)

6pm – 7pm: Adults Mixed Grappling (BJJ no gi / CSW / Shooto)

7pm – 8pm:  Adults Jun fan / JKD Concepts / Kali / Silat

8pm – 8.30pm:  Adults Sparring and Thai pads


9am – 10am:  Adults Muay Thai Kickboxing

10am – 11am: Adults Jun Fan / JKD Concepts / Kali / Silat

11.15am – 12pm: Junior JKD (Ages 7-13yrs)


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  • This is one of the few academy’s in the world that teach authentic JKD concepts and our instructors are certified by Guru Dan Inosanto. We are privileged to have this opportunity available to us in Western Australia. CDS is free of egos and full of great people. In my opinion, you will not find a better place to train.
    Greg Morris

    Greg Morris

  • "I first tried Combat Defence Systems as something new after two years of repetitive gym workouts.  I have found the content of the classes vary often, keeping the training both interesting and challenging.  Everyone is helpful and friendly.  I feel I am much fitter and more able to defend myself after just a few months.  I would recommend Combat Defence Systems to anyone looking for something new to achieve their fitness goals and to learn how to defend themselves"
    Rebecca French

    Rebecca French

  • I’ve always loved martial arts, growing up on a diet of Bruce Lee films. After turning 40 I decided it was time to start and chose Combat Defence Systems. For a complete beginner, Sifu Gino is patient, totally professional and never makes me feel like I’ve asked a stupid question! I leave every session feeling inspired and looking forward to the next one. The discipline and confidence I’ve gained since I began has been life-changing.
    Mark Green

    Mark Green


Perth Martial Art Academy Combat Defence Systems is the only martial arts academy in Perth W.A. with current certified INOSANTO International Martial Arts Association Instructors.

We teach Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Muay Thai Kickboxing, and the Filipino martial art of Kali.
Whether you would like to train for self defence, fun, fitness, self confidence, weight loss, co-ordination, flexibility, social interaction or interest in culture/tradition, we can help you achieve your goals.
Combat Defence Systems offers regular classes, small group sessions and private one on one tuition.



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