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  • About Ivana Ries
  • About Ivana Ries

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In compliance with the new Level 4 Lockdown Regulations we are pleased to advise
that Storm Combat is now open once again for in-person classes.
Strict safety measures are in place to limit the spread of infection and class numbers are limited.
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Integrating Five Combat Systems











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At Storm Combat, you are trained to protect and preserve life - yours and the lives of others, in the face of a violent encounter.  You are trained to be a triple threat - a human, walking weapon - able to defend yourself standing up, defend yourself when the fight goes to the ground and defend yourself with a weapon in your hand.


Unapologetically hard core, our intelligent, realistic, no nonsense system of self-defence is based upon the top three self-defence systems used by elite military special forces and law enforcement agencies around the world - Israeli Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Grappling and Filipino Martial Arts.

The great news is that anyone, of any age and any fitness level, with absolutely no prior experience, can become proficient in high level self-defence. 


Our training is safe and professional. 


Many fights end up on the ground - and this is where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu becomes an essential component of your self-defence arsenal of skills! 


Both a self-defence martial art as well as a combat sport, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based on the concept that a smaller, weaker defender can prevail against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them

At Storm Combat, two systems of BJJ are taught - one for self-defence purposes and one for sport purposes - competitive Mixed Martial Arts.

Aside from this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers a full-body workout that improves your functional fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility, boosted energy, weight loss and lean muscle gain.

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Learning to defend yourself using a force multiplier such as a knife, stick or improvised weapon, is an essential component of your overall self-defence training. Owning a weapon is one thing, but knowing how to use it effectively in a self-defence context is an entirely different matter.


Filipino Martial Art is considered the most advanced practical modern blade system in the world and forms a core component of the U.S. Army's Modern Army Combatives program and used by the Russian Spetsnaz (special forces)


You will learn to fight with weapons or empty hands interchangeably and turn ordinary household items into lethal weapons for self-defence.


Weapons-training takes precedence because of the enormous advantage it provides in real street fights,  More than this, it gears you psychologically to face armed opponents knowing that you have the knowledge and skills to defend yourself with a weapon.

No one walks around with sabers, katanas or jians anymore, but knives, machetes and clubs are still among commonly encountered weapons on the street and in the field, thus making FMA very practical and geared towards military and street fighting.

Stick fighting along with knife fighting and empty hand combat forms a core component of our FMA training.  

We teach our students to seek peace at all times and above all!  Endeavour to de-escalate violent confrontations.  However,  if you are faced with absolutely no other alternative but to fight for your life - you are well equipped to do so.

Training that will change your life

in the most incredible and unexpected ways! 

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Mixed Martial Arts is a blend of different hand to hand combat systems including Muay Thai, BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing and Judo into one complete martial art. 


Over time it has  evolved into one of the most efficient forms of self-defence offering a wide variety of both physical and mental health benefits.  As you learn new things and push your body to new limits, you adapt a can-do attitude that will carry over to other aspects of your life. Your mind goes from "I can't do this" to "I can do this."

Today it is also the fastest growing sport on the planet.

Storm Combat is a Registered and Affiliated MMA Club of MMASA (and by association, the International MMA Federation)

Classes are available for both recreational students as well as dedicated intensive squad training for Youth and Adult Amateur Athletes training for sanctioned bouts.



Aside from being great fun and a great workout, boxing helps you develop defensive tactics along with striking combinations, increased punching power, faster hand speed, defensive head movement and footwork.  You learn to understand distance, move and punch with purpose.  You will learn to move like a fighter.

Training includes technical heavy bag work, Padwork, Defence Training, Setting up Combinations, Strategy, Technical Sparring and more. 

Boxers are some of the fittest athletes on the planet.  Our training torches calories and forges elite fitness in no time.


You don't need any level of fitness or prior knowledge to start!

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Our Combat Conditioning offers various training options.  Our Bodyweight/HIIT is based on  Calisthenics training using your own bodyweight as resistance.  In addition we offer BOXFIT training which is a Boxing Bag oriented, and we also offer HIIT/Weights Resistance Training which is a weights based high intensity workout.  Designed to increase lean muscle mass, strip fat and increase both endurance and explosive power this menu of workouts across a week offers a well-rounded combat fitness programme.

Bodyweight workouts have been repeatedly shown to be effective and efficient when it comes to building strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. Bodyweight workouts can also help injury-proof your body.  Our workouts are suitable for all fitness levels, but you can torch 500 calories in a single session.



Our kids classes include Krav Maga, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.  

Our young warriors discover a new self-confidence that comes with the ability to defend oneself.  Increased self-discipline, focus, concentration, restraint and mental resilience are also natural by-products of our training programme. 


It is also highly effective as part of an anti-bullying programme.

Classes are offered for children between that ages of 7 and 11 years.

Storm Combat is a Registered and Affiliated Member Club of MMASA (and by association, the International MMA Federation)

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