The key to self-defence is not some secret, deadly martial arts technique — it’s threat awareness. So if your training is only focused on the punching, kicking and grappling, it had better prepare you for dealing with a surprise attack…

In selecting draftees for the AIS Combat Centre, AIS scientists were looking for answers: was it physical or mental traits that separated those selected from those left behind?

The controversy surrounding the US Navy SEAL special forces unit’s recent decision to bring MMA into their close-combat program has little to do with the training’s effectiveness.

As a co-team leader at the Australian Institute of Sports’ Combat Centre, which focuses on…

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