Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

This is a martial art, a combat sport, and a system of personal defence derived from the techniques of judo and Jiu-Jitsu, imported into Brazil from Japan, by Mitsuyo Maeda, around 1920 then developed by the Gracie family.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers the concept that a person can defend itself against a heavier and stronger opponent, using appropriate techniques, more specifically in taking the fight to the ground and applying submission techniques; strangling, arm and leg locks, or muscular compression.

Intentional blows (strikes with feet, hands, elbows, head and knees) are forbidden in official practice.

Thaï Boxing

Muay Thai, also called Thai Boxing is a very complete combat sport. It associates very ancient techniques such as kicks (circular kicks to push back the opponent), elbows (only authorized by certain professional competitions), knees (especially used hand-to-hand combat) and punches from Western Boxing. In addition to these techniques, grappling by the neck, projections and hand-to-hand are authorized.

Western Boxing for Women

Yes, finally! The MAA has decided to introduce a discipline for women only: Western Boxing. Also called the “noble art”, it is a combat sport where 2 opponents of the same weight category and the same gender meet each other on a ring with two padded gloves. It has the exact same rules as Western Boxing practiced by men.

Fitness

The Martial Arts Academy Geneva is not only a reference center for martial arts and combat sports, but is also a 250 m2 space of gym and fitness spread on two floors:

Self-Defense

Self-Defense is a combat discipline using the immediate environment – with everyday life objects – in order to face an aggression while respecting the jurisprudence of the self-defense. It is the art of defending oneself and to learn how to use objects within reach as a defensive weapon.

Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), formerly Free Fight, is a complete combat sport, combining first fighting and hand-to-hand grappling.

Close Combat System

The Close Combat System is a combination of several combat sports, whose principles are founded on simple motor principles, that principally targets rendering one or more adversaries harmless, in a way that is quick and effective, using all means available.

As such, Close Combat (literally hand-to-hand combat) emerged during the Second World War through the British Army.

Since then, Marco Gonneau has developed his own approach – the CLOSE COMBAT SYSTEM – enriching it with, in his eyes, the best techniques from all the martial arts disciplines, combat sports and self-defence.