(Ages 16 and over)
All Instructors, Assiatant Instructors and Cadet Leaders at Cobra Hyde have progressed through the CMAA's instructor training programme and are fully certified under Martial Arts Instructor UK. For more details about MAIUK and the Instructor training programme or Cobra first aid, please visit:
Also please note that at Cobra Hyde we run Instructor enrichment courses twice a year. This is to ensure that the highest standards of teaching will always be maintained. The course is mandatory for all members of the coaching team and adviseable for anyone wishing to progress through the Instructor training programme.
We also run a basic first aid course twice a year for the coaching team to ensure the highest level of care can be given should it be necessary.
THE DIFFERENT STYLES AND WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
1) COBRA FMA
WHAT IS COBRA FMA?
Cobra FMA is a freestyle martial art that combines Karate, Kickboxing and Ju-Jitsu into a unique style of self-defence.
These three Martial Arts will give you the skills you need to help defend yourself if confronted by a violent
situation*. It will also help keep you fit and supple, as
well as being a good social outlet where you can meet and train with different people.
*It should be noted that nothing is guaranteed against a violent
attacker, and although we can give you techniques that can help...
awareness, avoidance and escape are always the best option*
The three styles that make up the FMA syllabus
Each grade is made up of the following three Martial Arts:
1) Karate - This will give you the speed, focus and balance required.
2) Kickboxing - This will give you the power and accuracy needed to deliver
effective strikes using kicks, punches, elbows and knees.
3) Ju-Jitsu - This will teach you locking and restraint techniques, using our 21 arm lock and 18 leg lock Bunkai, as well as grab escapes, floor and weapon defences, throws, sweeps and take-downs.
In addition, there is also a self-defence section on each grade where you will learn how to defend youself against a wide range of attacks.
Left: Example of Kyu grading certificates for FMA, of which one will be issued per coloured grade completed alongside the coloured belt achieved. The passing of each grade will also be recorded in the students licence book.
2) COBRA KICKBOXING
Cobra Kickboxing is a Muay Thai based Freestyle form of Kickboxing.
Cobra Kickboxing is available to all students and combines techniques taken from both Muay Thai and Freestyle Kickboxing.
All techniques are trained, demonstrated and graded based on power and must be completed full contact on focus mits, strike shields and bags. No part of the syllabus is semi-contact or completed 'in thin air'. Strikes will include punches, kicks, elbows and knees. The syllabus also includes various blocking techniques.
Given the nature of Kickboxing, this session/syllabus is not only a great Martial Art, but a fantastic way of keeping fit, as lessons have a big emphasis on cardiovascular fitness.
Left: Example of Kyu grading certificates for Cobra Kickboxing, of which one will be issued per coloured grade completed alongside the coloured belt achieved. The passing of each grade will also be recorded in the students licence book.
At Cobra Hyde we assess (grade) students using a progressive grading system (PGS). The details of this are fully explained below.
Why do we use PGS?
What is PGS?
How does PGS work and how are students graded?