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Training at the

Radcliffe College of Self Defence


Belt Rank System

Manchurian Comjuka Kempo

includes Grappling

and Combat Judo

plus Arnis Kali Eskrima


A typical training session at Radcliffe College of Self Defence covers single stick and double sticks techniques, unarmed defence from both armed and unarmed attackers. We do have formed drills in our curriculum, but our goal is to enable our students to break out of the set forms. Training reflexively in un-patterned freestyle drills where the students can start out slowly and work their way up to full speed attacks from random angles. This can be practiced with single stick, double stick, stick and dagger, empty hand, empty hand against knife, knife to knife and in multiple attack scenarios both armed and unarmed.

Radcliffe College of Self Defence practitioners are taught grappling techniques, counters and escapes from the ground. Deceptive, and more importantly stable, low-line kicks to sensitive nerve clusters and other vulnerable areas are taught in conjunction with close range empty hand fighting methods, utilizing every available part of the human anatomy. Radcliffe College of Self Defence practitioners are taught how to strike, control and throw their opponents. Treating every scenario as a possible encounter involving multiple attackers.

Our goal is to keep the training in our system as close to what might happen in a real altercation, incorporating unexpected angles of attack from all sides. Simulating both the speed and aggression of a real attack. The Radcliffe College of Self Defence curriculum has been designed to provide beginners and advanced practitioners alike with a complete set of armed and unarmed self-defence skills. 

Aside from its focus on effective combat techniques and principles, Radcliffe College of Self Defence also uphold the traditional system of Filipino martial arts that places great importance on moral and ethical development.


Training Area Etiquette

01. Students must bow when entering or leaving the workout area

02. Students must wear either the Kempo or M.M.A. uniform. Singlets are not permitted

03. All uniforms must be clean and in good condition

04. Students must keep their bodies clean and nails trimmed

05. Students must not wear jewellery or sharp objects when working out

06. Students must not chew gum or lollies, or eat while in the training area

07. Students must not engage in idle talk while in the training area and should remain attentive at all times

08. Students must always be courteous and helpful to each other

09. Martial Arts most powerful and enduring legacy is the bond of friendship - Balintawak Eskrima Grandmaster Bobby Taboada


Arnisador Creed

Arnis and Kempo is the tie that binds us

Respect for Masters is our first discipline

Never criticize the style, master or art of another

Integrity is the basis of our character

Show humility in victory and grace in defeat

Anger is a weakness to be mastered

Develop your inner self as well as your outward skills

Open your mind to learn from anyone at anytime

Remember - Arnis and Kempo has its origin as a fighting art


I promise to uphold the true spirit of Martial Arts and never use the skills that I learn against any person, save for the defence of myself, family or friends, in the instance of extreme danger of unprovoked attack or in the support of law and order.


The following is a comprehensive list of what is taught in the Radcliffe College of Self Defence curriculum;

COMJUKA KEMPO (Combat Kickboxing, Combat Grappling, Street Combat Defence)

In unarmed combat we utilize nerve disruptions, limb and bone destructions, coupled with low-line kicks, elbow and knee strikes from Manchurian Kempo; synthesized with empty hand techniques from other martial arts. Joint locks, seizing and throwing techniques from COMJUKA (Combat Judo Karate) also compliment our Kempo to form a unique modern pragmatic system of unarmed self defence which is constantly evolving to address situations that our students might encounter in a street confrontation.


Single stick techniques from various styles of Arnis, Kali and Eskrima covering respectively; Long Range, Medium Range, and Short Range. Training in solo baston techniques progress towards the use of the machete. Students are first taught the proper form for striking, defending, evasion, and disarming and progress towards free sparring drills. Discarding preset patterns, slowly moving towards expert training at their own pace.


Double stick techniques are regarded as being the highest form of Arnis requiring many years of training. Students begin with preset coordination drills, and progress towards defensive skills. Training with double baston is necessary for moving to the next phase of training. Because of its complexity, many years must be spent studying double baston in order to become proficient in its combative use.


The practicality of Espada y Daga (Sword and Dagger) training can enhance the practitioner's single and double stick skills; providing an essential link in any studentís progression. The student will learn the basic form for Espada y Daga, and move towards partnered drills. Eventually he/she will begin free form practice learning to defend against single stick, double stick, and stick and dagger attacks without preset patterns.


Dulo-Dulo is a double pointed palm stick that can be used to strike nerve clusters, bone and vital areas. These same techniques can be applied with improvised weapons such as pens and flashlights. This training is practiced in pairs and progresses towards free form practice, discarding preset patterns.


When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class. They're also exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag. Being healthy and fit gives you many benefits including helping you to: maintain a healthy weight; be energetic; be strong, co-ordinated and flexible; feel good on the inside and out; grow and develop strong bones; stay alert and learn; and socialise, relax and have fun.

Kempo Arnis Tigers is available for children from eight years plus.  The goal is to ensure that the kids always have just the right balance of fun, focus, and challenge. These classes are developed to suite beginners, so they can feel right at home straight away practicing with other kids their own age, who are just starting out too.

Parents start their kids in martial arts classes for so many different reasons, and with good reason too, there are so many terrific benefits that martial arts offer, like:

Kempo Arnis Tigers - physical benefits

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Agility

  • Fitness

  • Flexibility

  • Fitness

  • Self-defence skills

Kempo Arnis Tigers - mental benefits

  • Confidence

  • Focus

  • Self discipline

  • Self esteem

  • Commitment

  • Respect

  • Courtesy

  • Determination.


Radcliffe College of Self Defence cardio kick boxing utilises a combination of kick boxing and MMA ground and pound techniques as well as cross training utilising the latest is aerobic training machines. This intense, total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. During a one-hour kickboxing workout, you can burn from 500 to 800 calories, which is up to twice the calories you burn during a one-hour step-aerobics class.


Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Regions

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Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones

Unarmed Combat Weapons

Unarmed Combat Weapons

Unarmed Combat Weapons

Unarmed Combat Weapons

Arnis Kali Eskrima Striking Zones


Shaolin Temple Mural  of Monks

training in Chaun'Fa (Kempo)


Shaolin Monks

(Origins of Modern Kempo)

Basic FMA Footwork

Self Defence designed to be simple and effective even a child can master