The Finest in Martial Arts, Self Defence, Savate & Kickboxing

The Academy was established in 1989 by instructors qualified in a variety of martial arts and combat disciplines. We offer high-quality, safe and fun classes in a friendly and appropriately relaxed environment. Our three main training programmes are Integrated fighting arts, Savate and Canne de Combat. You can chose to train in one or all of these programmes. Find out more in The Arts. Our instructors are DBS checked and fully insured. You can find out more about our instructors by visiting the Instructor menu, in About Us

Our Instructors

High quality training, with qualified trainers, is essential to good and safe progression. Our instructors are carefully selected, and encouraged to continue their own development in martial arts. CAMA instructors, who are responsible for running any training sessions, are required to hold a First Aid certificate and be CRB checked.

Joining the Academy

The Academy welcomes new members, whether beginner or experienced. We are community-based club, with a mission to open up the martial arts and combat sports to the widest range of people.

Our instructors are qualifed, friendly, trained in First Aid and have been CRB checked. If you are unsure which class(es) to try, and you would like to talk with one of the instructors, you are welcome to call or email.

Cambridge Savate Open – August 2022

Well done to all CAMA members who competed, officiated, and helped out at the Cambridge Open on Sunday 21st August 2022.

Especially well done to young Bella Petchell (11), who had four bouts during the day, the first against a girl from Birmingham (who was quite a bit bigger than her, although a similar age to Bella), and then three lads.

Bella won her first three bouts, but her fourth bout against a very good lad from Northern Ireland was a contest too far for her. Suitable matching on the day was difficult due to a lack of junior entries. Our own fault for picking August, and the peak holiday period I suppose!

In addition to the above, Bella’s Young Teen brother Billy (aged 13) was matched in his first contest against an 18-year-old Adult opponent. Billy put on a good show, but he had to settle for second best on this occasion. He had just one other contest (again due to a lack of suitable opponents), which he won, against a very sporting, but somewhat smaller lad from N.I.

Thanks to all those who came from various other parts of the U.K. to support the event. Especially good to see a return to Officialdom by our old friend Richard Muggeridge.

Ollie Batts 22/08/2022

Adult Classes : New members 2022

New members are always welcome at the Academy whether complete beginners or experienced martial artists. There are many reasons why people begin training in martial arts: to improve fitness, an interest in self-defence, to try something new or meet new people? Do you want to enter competitions and/or test for higher ranks in a system?

The Academy offers a two session trial so you can find out more about our classes. You can see our class schedule on the Timetable in the “Joining the Academy” menu. You will train with qualified and experienced instructors, keen to help you learn and improve your fitness and self-confidence.

You must contact us in advance to register. Use our contact form, which you can find in the “About Us” menu. Or call Ollie for further information – phone 077 09 814 422

Junior classes : Savate Tiger Cubs 7 to 12 years

The Academy has a safe and fun kickboxing & martial arts programme for children aged from 7 to 12 years. As a Savate Tiger Cub, you will learn effective hand strikes, kicks and defensive skills. You will train with qualified and experienced instructors, keen to help you learn. We offer a two session trial so you can find out more about our classes. If you want to improve fitness and self-confidence, this is for you!

Classes run from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Monday and Thursday evenings, throughout the year, including school holidays. Beginners can start any Monday or Thursday evening and are always welcome!

You must contact us in advance to register.
Use our contact form, which you can find in the “About Us” menu.
Or call Ollie for further information – phone 077 09 814 422

Venue: The Sports Hall, St Bede’s School, Birdwood Road, Cambridge
For a map of the area, click here

Junior classes : Teens 13 to 17 years

The Academy has a kickboxing & martial arts programme for teens aged from 13 to 17 years. We offer a two session trial so you can find out more about our classes. You must contact us in advance to register.

You will learn effective hand strikes, kicks and defensive skills. You will train with qualified and experienced instructors, keen to help you learn and improve your fitness and self-confidence. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to test your skills in gradings or competition.

Classes run throughout the year, including school holidays. You can see our class schedule on the Timetable in the “Joining the Academy” menu.
Venue: St Bede’s School, Birdwood Road, Cambridge
For a map of the area, click here

You will train with qualified and experienced instructors, keen to help you learn and improve your fitness and self-confidence. You must contact us in advance to register. Use our contact form, which you can find in the “About Us” menu. Or call Ollie for further information – phone 077 09 814 422

Contact Ollie for further information – phone Cambridge 565020
Or email: ollie @ cama.org.uk