Austin MMA / Mixed Martial Arts Academy Teaching Real Fighting Skills Since 1990
Integrated Fighting Arts (IFA) Academy, located three blocks west of the University of Texas (UT) Austin campus, specializes in detailed instruction in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Submission Grappling, Wrestling, and Escrima/Filipino Martial Arts. Since 1990, our academy welcomes anyone interested in attaining realistic fighting skills, getting in great physical condition, and having a lot of fun in the process.
Feel free to stop by our academy, during class times, to check out our classes, or contact us for further information.
Chief Instructor Frank Benn discusses the merits of various styles of tactical folding knives, along with the importance of understanding and practicing how to draw and wield a knife, not only to use one, but also how to defend against one, by understanding its behavior.
Chief Instructor Frank Benn demonstrates how to use the side parry on an incoming jab to set up your own counter jab or round kick to the legs or body, to stop a follow-up cross punch from your opponent. A brief discussion on minimalism in striking defense follows afterwards.