João Teixeira is the self-defence instructor, he has been in various self-defence courses abroad in Europe and main land Portugal, with European and world famous instructors, with the mission to have the proper instructor credentials in order to minister his sporting activities in the Academy.
Self-defence is formed by various styles developed by the club, mainly with Kombatan, Krav Maga, Muai-Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu, taking every possible technique from these styles that could be useful in self-defence, not sticking to a specific style.
Self-defence is very important today, due to the growing expansion of aggression and violence witch that doesn't choose the means to reach the objective nor their victims, its very worrying.
What is self-defence?Self-defence is a series of simple technical moves systematically available to everyone thrum constant training,releasing important mechanisms of self-defence against any possible aggressor,therefore making you more confident and aware of your surrounding's, and most of all having important tools that could save your life.
Our objective is implementing a tactical and technical training system en globing various self-defence tools acquiring thrum constant training, like safe distances, postures, defences, blocks, swaying, strangling, knock Downs, projections, counter moves, basically having all the useful tools for any possible street confrontation against an aggressor, minimal risk with maximum efficiency for everyone involved. We pretend to assure a good physical and psychological balance, with the training not too physical demanding therefore making possible for people of all ages. Not needing great physical capabilities to train with dedication in order to apply the skills acquired when needed.
Security guards in exercise of their professional activities in a
A group of athletes of our club, and João Teixeira head instructor and
president of our club were present in a Iberian seminar of Krav Maga
that took place in Lisbon on the 26th/27th/and 29th 0f Feb 2010.photo (rigth)
FILIPINO Boxing/ KOMBATAN ARNIS / IPMAF PORTUGAL, On the 19th and 20th of Feb 2010,master Pedro Silva was present in the Island of Madeira.
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From the 27h to 29th of Feb/2009, João Teixeira is in the city of
Porto-Portugal to train self- defence techniques (body to body combat
and knives techniques ) with master Peter Silva.
Mr João Teixeira head instructor of The clube Academia de Combate da
Madeira went to this instructors course in order to provide his pupils
(students) the best instruction possible.
Mr João Teixeira quoted that its of great importance to guarantee a
very high standard of instruction, making sure that all the techniques
are taught properly and to an International level.
Academia de Combate da Madeira prepares this season of
Self-Defence/Krav Maga, creating fantastic events and Seminars in the
Island of Madeira, Continent of the Portuguese Republic and
We also have another art of Self-Defence more inclined for knives and
sticks based on the learning's of Arnis - Kali - Eskrima, Philipino
fighting arts. This training will be given by qualified instructors.
João Teixeira, instructor on this area, has been in several training
Seminars in various European countries.
João Teixeira (quoted) what i have seen taught in the training camps,
are systems and techniques, that will be passed on by the best
There will be open Seminars and demonstrations to all students and non
In the present sports season 2009/2010, the self Defence department, will have as basis of training, the art of self defence Krav Maga.
We pretend to have a simple way of training, witch involves a very basic and directive guides of learning Self Defence, we are focusing in a training method that has very high standards of quality, reason being in opting to work with the very best national and European Federation of krav maga Therefore we are very confident this was the right decision, to achieve the very best quality in traning, and will produce the expected results in a very short time (within a few years) And the students are guaranteed the best training possible by Europe's best instructors. And if they want to become instructors one day they can do so by following the European Federation of Krav Maga, if they wish to participate in training seminar's organised by the Portuguese and European Federation of Krav Maga they are very welcome.
In affect for those students who do not wish to travel there will be organised 3 Krav Maga seminares in the island of Madeira in this current sports season by master Paulo Pereira top Portuguese instructor, of the European Federation of Krav Maga - Richard Douieb.To consult our program of seminars....We also have another form of Self Defence Arnis - Kali-Eskrima witch basis of training is sticks and knives, we feel its convenient in view of the fact that we learn to use sticks and knives, and could apply some techniques with for example to an umbrella, walking stick etc. News reading
Seminar of Agos Kamayand Arnis on the 16/17MAI09 (see Video)
João Teixeira and Rui Rodrigues went to Guifõs Matusinhos to participate on a seminar with master carlos Pulanco (Agos Kamay) and with Guro Vicente Batalla,master in Filipino knives..
In day 27, 28 and 29FEV2009, João Teixeira go to be in the city of the Porto - Portugal, to train techniques of self-defense (fight body the body and techniques with knives) with the master Peter Silva. The club Academy of Combat of the appositive Wood in the formation of its technician, therefore thus only can offer the practitioners, a quality education and as he says its responsible maximum João Teixeira “we have to have the certainty to be to make the things well”. The formation continues and permanent, is a form to give confidence to our practitioners and to affirm that we are not to invent, what to teach we learn with best the a international level.
Period of training of self-defense:
In 22/23NOV2008 club ACM promoted a period of training with the Master Peter Silva, of the Kombatan, with intention to all develop of the self-defense the Phillipino, having itself practised techniques with woods, knives and body the body. To see photos: Not: (11)
Mister Wood 2008
ACM club was involved in a demonstration of self-defence, in an invent that took place on 09NOV2008 in Machico Forum called Mister Wood 2008, this demonstration aroused the attention of the public, because of its high degree of efficiency and simplicity. See page news and Photos 7 and 8 on this page.
A Period of training of Self-defense was carried through, with Master Peter Silva, of the Kombatan, in the Funchal - Wood in 14/06/08. Photo in the album
João Teixeira: - Travelled to Porto in 24/05/08, to participate in a training course of Kombatan with Master Andy Elliot. Photo in the album
Places and Time
Techniques of self-defense: - Agos Kamay e Arnis 16/17MAI09 Watch Vídeo