• Are you a stressed out executive?

• Are you more fat dad than fit dad?

• Have you lost your mojo?

• Are you tired all the time?

• No time for anything?

• Wish you still had the old fight?

• Do you feel washed up?

• Do you feel invisible?

• Don’t feel like a man anymore?

• Do you hate the gym!

• Are you the wrong side of 40?

Stressed out executive thinking about how he doesn't know where to turn to get help and get in shape
man feeling invisible and thinking about his life


Don’t worry, we hear them a lot at Combat Arts.

Stories about a mature man wanting/needing to get back into shape, before it’s too late, but is bored with a gym, who has a stressful job and is time short, who is well aware that the clock is ticking but is really unsure where to turn to get the right help, support and guidance.

Combat Arts specialises in mature adults training.

It’s martial arts (authentic and real), but it’s definitely NOT about the fight. It’s about your own training, your body and your mentality.

Using the very best protocols and techniques from some of the best martial arts in the world including Thai Boxing, Pencat Silat, Kali and Jeet Kune Do (JKD) to:

– help you learn how to train yourself

– help guide you to your best shape ever

– give you back your power, focus and intensity

You will be challenged, but always safely and in a controlled manner.

combat arts is about mature men getting in shape

man yelling about how Combat Arts training has given him confidence

I’m Gordon, Gordon McAdam, founder and owner of Combat Arts.

Having spent many years in the corporate world, I know how easy it is to get out of shape and neglect your health as you get older and your responsibilities increase.

You know your health is your freedom to live a life that you have reason to value. But, but, but. There always seems to be an excuse not to, and slouched on the sofa again after a hectic day, feeling a bit tired and a bit ‘tired of being tired, you go through the same old thoughts and feelings

Gordon McAdam, founder of Combat Arts

It was my passion for martial arts that led me to discover that many elements could be adapted to suit the demands of the 40+ ambitious individual.

I’ve trained all over the world with some of the best martial arts instructors on the planet across a multitude of disciplines including Karate, JKD, Muay Thai, Silat and Kali.

My core teachers for the last three decades have included; Muay Thai icon Master Toddy, JKD legend Dan Inosanto and his heirs Rick Young and Bob Breen, and Silat expert Alvin Guinanao.

I founded Combat Arts in 2011, and focus on three of the most devastating and beautiful martial arts: Thai Boxing, Kali and Pencak Silat.

These arts overlap in their fluidity, effectiveness and beauty, each complementing and enhancing others. Combined, they result in remarkable accelerated learning and skill development: that’s the difference that makes the difference.