Thank you to all members who have supported our online training sessions during the November lockdown. As you probably know, Cambridge has been designated Tier 2 in the latest governmental Coronavirus review, effective as of this coming Wednesday, 2nd December.
After studying the regulations and updating our Risk Assessment, we are pleased to confirm that we will be able to offer in person training, following strict Covid protocols. If you are unwell or self-isolating, please do not come – you will be able to join the sessions online.
A total of seven (7) evenings will be available during the month of December: Weds 2nd, Mon 7th, Weds 9th, Mon 14th, Weds 16th, Mon 21st, & Weds 23rd. Monday evening sessions will take place in the Sports Hall at St. Bede’s, with Wednesday evening sessions in the Gymnasium, as usual.
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Following the success of our outdoor and online training sessions for existing CAMA members, we are pleased to announce that we can now offer indoor sessions for current members and for beginners.
Dedicated instructors will offer exercise sessions based on Savate boxing, Kali/Eskrima or Canne de Combat. Training is in small socially-distanced groups, maximum of 6 people including the instructor.
Sessions are running on Monday and Wednesday evenings, at St Bede’s, and must be pre-booked according to our Covid guidelines. For more information, and to book your place, email Ollie at: ollie (at) cama.org.uk
Or use our contact form
Following the success of our online training sessions for existing CAMA members, we now offer sessions for beginners and potential new members.
The sessions will run on Wednesday evenings, covering the foundational skills of Savate, including hand strikes, kicks, and defensive skills, along with flexibility, fitness and coordination. Over the course, we will progressively increase the variety of skills to enable you to enter our regular classes with confidence.
For more information, and to book your place, email Ollie at: ollie (at) cama.org.uk
Or use our contact form
We can now offer 1 to 1 private training sessions, in accordance with government guidelines. Senior Instructor, Ollie Batts, is available for day-time & weekend private training sessions adapted to the guidelines.
As the lockdown has begun to ease, we can now offer 1 to 1 personal training sessions, in accordance with government guidelines. Senior Instructor, Ollie Batts, is available for day-time & weekend personal training sessions adapted to the guidelines. The sessions must take place outdoors, with 1 person, and staying a minimum of 2 metres apart. You can read more about Ollie and private sessions here.
Email Ollie at: ollie (at) cama.org.uk
or use our contact form
The Academy is now holding regular online training sessions for existing members. The Monday evening session, run by Morgan, is for adult and junior members and covers all aspects of training in Savate, along with flexibility and fitness. The Thursday evening session, run by Ollie, is for adults and more advanced younger members and includes Kali/Escrima and focus mitt-type combinations.
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Following communications from St. Bede’s School our regular classes are suspended until further notice.
Information from St Bede’s:
“Our priority is keeping our students, staff and other stakeholders as safe as we possibly can. As you all know by now, viruses can live on various surfaces for up to 72 hours and we will be simply unable to introduce an additional cleaning regime to ensure all areas are up to the required standard both before and after lettings. This is to protect you as much as us!
“We are so sorry for the inconvenience and any hardship this will cause but we feel the most important thing at the moment is to protect our community and environment as best we can.
“We sincerely hope this will not prove to be a protracted closure.”
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Dear Members, Parents and Friends,
We wish to assure you all that we are constantly monitoring this situation, and that we will take all appropriate measures necessary to protect our Members, our Instructors, and the local community. The Health and Safety of ALL is our primary concern. You can keep yourself updated here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
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Ollie Batts is the main founder and senior instructor at CAMA. He has over 40 years experience in the martial arts, and has black belt and instructor grades in several martial arts.
These include: fourth degree black belt in Combat Sombo® (UK Sport recognised), third degree black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima, under Grandmaster Danny Guba, and second level instructor in Jun Fan JKD/Kali, under both Rick Young (Edinburgh, UK) and Rick Faye (Minnesota Kali Group, USA).
Ollie is a Professor in the art of Savate, and internationally recognised as an instructor of Savate Boxe and Savate Defence. Several years ago, he was presented with an Savate instructor diploma by the Federation International de Savate. He was a founder member of the national Savate organisation, and its President for several years.
Prior to 1989, Ollie taught traditional Korean martial arts for many years in Cambridge, holding black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Kuk Sool (one of the UK’s top instructors in 1989). More recently. he wrote a book on Combat Sombo, helping to popularize the art in this country.
In 2012, Ollie was honoured with a top awarded for his services to martial arts. Accompanied by several senior students and members of his family, Ollie was presented with the award at the Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame presentation.
Ollie also conducts private sessions, and self-defence courses and seminars locally, throughout the UK, and abroad. Please enquire if you would like to host Ollie for a training seminar with your group.
Julie Gabriel has over 30 years experience in martial arts, training mainly with Ollie. As one of his senior students, she supported him in founding the Academy in 1989. She holds a third degree black belt in Combat Sombo, second degree black belt in Doce Pares Eskrima, first degree black belt in traditional Korean martial arts, and has been awarded instructor grade in Kali and Jun Fan / JKD under Rick Faye (Minnesota Kali Group, USA).
Julie is a Professor in Savate and was presented with an Instructor Diploma by the Federation Internationale de Savate. She teaches regular Savate, Canne de Combat and Kali classes, as well as private sessions, and self-defence and related topics in schools, colleges and companies.
Julie was a member of the Great Britain team in World and European Savate Assaut Championships from 2005 to 2009, and was the GB league champion in the 52-56kg category three times. She was placed 5th in the European Canne de Combat Championships in Strasbourg in 2006 and 13th in the World Canne de Combat Championships in 2008.
Julie has been involved in Savate and Canne de Combat at the international level for several years. She was elected as President of the Federation Internationale de Savate in September 2010, and has attended Savate and Canne events in many of the federation’s member countries, from Canada to China, from Finland to Madagascar!