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About Escola of Martial Arts

Escola of Martial Arts's Mixed Martial Arts and self-defence programme will introduce you to the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defence and MMA, along with positive instruction and physical conditioning.

Their goal is to promote self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect, using a new teaching philosophy of encouragement and positive reinforcement. A child or adult with self-confidence and knowledge of self-defence is less likely to be bullied or to be a bully. Their classes include warm-up, techniques training (fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defence), drills, boxing and Muaythai (agility, coordination, conditioning and technical MMA drills).

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Takeo Antonio Tani 

Under his continued tenure as Head Coach, the Singapore national team has achieved award-winning results on the international stage, having won 2 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 2019 SEA Games. Professor Takeo looks forward to continuing to lead the national team to greater heights on the international stage.

Having been a black belt for more than 20 years, he brings a wealth of experience on the mats. Chiefest of which is a focus on personal development through Jiu-Jitsu, and ensuring a safe and welcoming environment on the mats. 

Having brought Jiu-Jitsu back to Japan from Brazil in the 1990s, Professor Takeo has instructed and nurtured many Jiu-Jitsu world champions. and has taught thousands of students in his time as an instructor in Japan, Brazil, Singapore and the USA.