INTEGRATED FIGHTING ARTS ACADEMY
Integrated Fighting Arts (IFA) Academy in Austin, Texas specializes in detailed instruction in Boxing & Muay Thai, Wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Filipino Martial Arts (Eskrima). Since 1990, our academy has welcomed anyone interested in attaining realistic fighting skills, getting in great physical condition, and having a lot of fun in the process.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
Frank Benn, the founder and chief instructor of IFA Academy, has been teaching martial arts for over 30 years. He has an extensive background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Freestyle Wrestling, Filipino Martial Arts, as well as several traditional arts.
Frank has spent many years analyzing actual self-defense encounters, fights that occur on the street, as well as challenge matches between trained martial artists of various styles around the world. Based on this analysis, he designed a curriculum primarily emphasizing real world functionality, addressing all areas of combat including stand-up striking, clinch and ground fighting, and modern-day hand-to-hand weapons.
It is a comprehensive system that teaches students to flow between different combat ranges and leverage the strengths of each most effectively. Training under this system has produced competent and skilled fighters - both in competition and in self-defense encounters.