Fluid Adaption Martial Arts


Free Fighting  

Free Fighting is the dynamic interaction between two fighters, similar to fighting found in a range of combative sports such as Karate, Kick Boxing, and MMA.  Fluid Adaption incorporates Touch contact Free Fighting in it's grading for ranks up to  Nidan - 2nd Degree Black Belt. Fluid Adaption uses Free Fighting to develop resilience in it's members and the capacity to fight back when under pressure.  This emphasis is to foster the 'will to survive' on the street.  

Hand to Hand Combat

While Free Fighting quickly develops a students capacity for 1:1 self defence,Hand to Hand Combat involves self defence against multiple unarmed attackers.  Drawing on drills from arts such as Systema, Guided Chaos, Krav Maga, and Target Focused Training among others, Fluid Adaption has developed a unique principle based approach to teaching Hand to Hand Combat.  

Weapon Defense

Increasingly weapons are being used on the streets in Australia.  Knowledge of how to defend against edged and blunt weapons is especially important.  Building on the skills learned in Hand to Hand Combat Fluid Adaption training teaches a student how to defend against armed attackers.   

Ground Fighting

Fighting from the ground or 'Ground Fighting' is an aspect of Free Fighting and Hand to Hand Defence. Fluid Adaption's approach to ground fighting emphases flow and striking the opponent over submission fighting. This is due to Fluid Adaption's focus on self defence in preference to a sports fighting approach.  The goal in Fluid Adaption is always to end the fight as quickly as possible in anticipation of there being multiple assalants.   

Breath, Movement, Meditation

Mindfulness of relationship is a core principle of adaptive learning in the practice of Fluid Adaption, especially the relationship between breath and movement.  Breath and Movement and at the heart of life and adaptive living, they facilitates awareness, and it are the foundation of defence. Fluid Adaption practice incorporates drills that that mindfully engage breath with movement intended to awaken and warm the body, affecting a relaxed balanced mind and fluid body able freely move and flow, spontaneously able to adapt to change as and when it occurs.

Pattern, Application, Adaption

All movement has the potential to be combatively relevance; however some movement is combative by intent. The practice of pattern training is a method for maintaining the relative balance of the body and mind, though the regular practice of combatively based movement.  It is a good way of neurologically and physically priming to engage in combat.  Further when intentional and mindful/energy relational meditative practices are added to the practice of pattern, a state of dependent learning (calm state paired with goal directed combative movement) which aside from having wonderfully benefits to the whole of life, also enables a clear focused mind in combat, that both sees reality as it is and responds with clear intent.  

Below are the first two moving meditations know as Pattern Flow (also called forms or Kata) of Fluid Adaption's Ryu Ken Ku Karate.