Formfighting has certain standards which must be adhered to and
hopefully these standards are in line with general social ethics.
does not claims to be the ultimate Martial Art as each style of
Martial Art is unique in its own way, as is each Instructor, but
emphasis is placed on the student learning rather than the acquisition
of belts and grades, on a balance between the soft and strong. Plus
the ability to be able to manoeuvrer between the two.
is a very misconceived idea that a black belt is like superman, to
obtain a black belt under a style that has a grading system does not
mean that a person is a expert, but by far they have just completed
their basic training and although Martial Arts movies and displays are
good for the promotion of the Arts they as yet have a lot to answer
for. The best Martial Artist will perform demonstrations of what they
are capable of and to achieve the end result of what is required of
them to perform these feats takes years of training, practice, self
discipline and sweat. A black belt is not gained overnight, in weeks
or months but takes years to earn.
of the Australian Formfighting Martial Arts is not to put up the walls
within the different fields of Martial Arts. But that of which is to
unite Australian Martial Artist and make them realise that we have a
lot to offer Australia and the rest of the world.
The time has gone where we have to rely on the
overseas influence to maintain our standard, but must realise that we,
as Australian Martial Artists have a lot to offer the world, to help
them maintain theirs