At Sol Phoenix Martial Arts we appreciate, recognize and respect all Martial Art styles. From the ancient to the modern, the purely artistic to the practical and whilst we acknowledge that there is an environment that caters for all Combative Arts, our focus is primarily on self defence and real life situations. Sol Phoenix is for the modern person who seeks a greater understanding and expression of self, a healthy body, a clearer mind, and nourishment for the spirit.
Each class is unique focusing on the dynamics of a class as a collective. Every session brings new techniques, philosophies and understanding of the system. Classes are designed for ages 7 and over with private lessons available.
Giuseppe and Tikky Zappia are the head
instructors at Sol Phoenix Martial arts and have
over 30 years experience between them in training all ages and skill levels in many of the popular martial arts styles.
We promote the practices of both the hard and
the soft, external and internal, styles and
- Tai Chi
- Kung Fu
We strive to unite the Yin
and the Yang within ourselves, so as to achieve
the totality of harmony, beauty, and balance.
This is done through the pursuit of discipline,
philosophy, art, yoga, study and martial combat.
Further, we seek to make open the path way between Soul, Mind, and Fist. In the past fighting styles were coupled with peaceful religious practices and spiritual beliefs.
Sol Phoenix incorporates certain philosophies both ancient and modern along with spiritual teachings
into its curriculum. We hold true to the original spirit of Martial Arts offering a unique grading system based upon the progress of the individual and the rhythms of nature.
A brief rundown of the Sol Phoenix Martial
Arts System is as follows with a full cirriculum
being given to members of the Academy:
GREEN SASH: Earth - Foundation. This is the
first Grade in our System. In the Green Sash
Course the Student will learn all the
fundamentals involved in the totality of the
System. The following forms will be learnt:
- First Form of Qigong
- Sil Lum Tao – Wing Chun Form
- First Form of Hung Gar
GREY SASH: Air - Philosophy. Along with
the training the body, we train our mind. At
this Grade, students will begin to the Wooden
Dummy Form and 24 Yang Style Form of Tai Chi and
the following martial art and philosophical
- The Tao of Jeet Kune Do – Bruce Lee
- The Art of War – Sun Tzu
- The Book of Five Rings – Miamoto Musashi
- The Hagakure - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
- The Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu (Aleister
- 72 Arts of Shaolin – Jin Jing Zhong
- Greco-Roman Wrestling – William A.
- Tid Sin Kuen (Iron Thread) – Lam Sai
- Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen (The double form
of the Tiger and the Crane) – Lam Sai Wing
BLUE SASH: Water - Internal Martial Arts &
Yoga. At the Blue Level the Student is
introduced to certain meditation techniques,
coupled with basic pranayama and asana.
Commencement of more specialised forms of body
conditioning, such as taught throughout various
schools of Shaolin, these include:
- Liu Xing Zhuang/The Pole of a Falling
- Tie Bi Gong/Skill of the Iron Arm
- Tiao Yao Fa/Technique of Jumps
RED SASH: Fire - Combat & Weaponry. At the
Red level the Student will begin to synthesize
the totality of the knowledge, both theoretical
and practical, that he has acquired throughout
his career with the Academy. Further they will
make a comprehensive study of two texts:
- Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na – Dr. Yang,
- The Root of Chinese Qigong - Dr. Yang,
RED/BLACK SASH: Honorary - Fighter's Grade.
Any Student who has successfully fought in a
recognised Martial Arts Competition,
representing the Academy, is entitled to wear
the Red/Black Sash. The principal business
of the Red/Black Sash Student is actual Martial
Combat, of which they are required to make an in
BLACK SASH: Spirit - Assistant Instructor.
bestowed upon the Student any time the Master
deems it fitting. At this stage it is assumed
that the Student has acquired all the necessary
skills, both theoretical and practical, that
will enable them to competently take a
Student all the way through the System, from
Green Sash to Black Sash. At this level the
Student/Instructor works closely with the Master
at developing fresh ideas regarding the System
BLACK/WHITE & BLACK/BLUE SASH: YIN & YANG -
Master. This is reserved for the founders of Sol
Phoenix Martial Arts and recognised Senior
Contact: 0404 795 592
Tara Hall @
496 Magill Road
MAGILL, SA 5072
6:30pm - 8:00pm
$15 per class.
No lock-in contracts.
Private training by appointment.
One-off membership fee payable after your third