Geoff Bennett Martial Arts International Progressive Protection System has its origins in the Hokkien Province of China.
This style was taught to Master Ho Soon Cheng as a boy (to manhood) in his family. Master Hoalso mastered six other traditional martial arts systems in Penang Malaysia. The most renowned was Shaolin Kung Fu.
In the early seventies Master Ho taught martial arts In Sydney while he attended the University of New South Wales. Here, he further modified his martial arts to be the Early Mixed Martial Arts or MMA, and was Called Chinese Kick Boxing it also included Boxing, Thai boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Wing Chun made Famous by the Yip Man and the Legend Bruce Lee and Aikido. One of his two closed-door disciples to date was Sifu Geoff Bennett the Other was Sifu Con Dimopoulosboth of Sydney Australia. In 1985 Sigung Ho closed his hands to martial arts and transferred leadership to Sifu Geoff Bennett.
The Progressive Protection System was further developed by adding Hung Gar Shaolin Kung Fu, Mantis, Arnis, Filipino stick and knife and other Shaolin weapons, Long Pole, Spear and Sword Forms
The Progressive Protection System is an innovative, efficient and simplistic Mixed Martial Arts system that emphasises physical strength by using high speed, reflex function and bio-mechanics. This combination
of skills produces a sensitive and elusive fighting form with maximum impact and maximum velocity.
GBMAI has an international presence in Malaysia , Greece and Sweden it is under the innovative leadership of Sifu Geoff Bennett. Plans for further expansion are in progress.
GBMAI and the UNSW Martial Arts club have celebrated their 40th anniversary 31st May 2014 martial arts history self defense jeet kune do kung fu fighting
We train a Hybrid Martial Arts using the best of Many Systems , Karate, Shaolin , Kung Fu, Arnis ,Thai Boxing , Kick Boxing
We Train with Weapons from Asia Arnis , and Shaolin Weapons
The 1st Training Hall in Sydney the hall small the energy High & the skill level of Master Ho Soon Cheng amazing
1st trip to Penang to train with Master Ho & Con & the Top Master group in Penang
Free style Kung Fu and Advanced Tai Chi a great experience in Dec 1983. Oh! I had Hair
Con Dimopoulos & Geoff Bennett photo shoot after a training session in the Park 1979 Lean & Keen all Kung Fu Action
A Great after photo of the training group at UNSW Martial Arts Club
Justin Crowley,Michael Valenzuela, Emilo Cesaro, Milos Kamersky, Geoff Bennett, Benard Glovosky, Master Ho Soon Cheng, Stephen Smith, Con Dimopoulos, Brighton Fong, Pardeep Jagdev, William Silvers & Roy Foley
July 1985 after a Great training Session at UNSW Martial Arts Club Kung Fu Martial Arts
A Great Kung Fu & Arnis Training Session in Centennial Park 1982
Kung Fu in Centennial Park 1982 Geoff & Con work out with Weapons Arnis against Long Pole
Kung Fu Sparing Session in Centennial Park with David Farrell & Coiln Taylor
Kung Fu in Penang 1983 Con & Geoff at Fort Cornwallis in Penang
Kung Fu Session in UNSW 1988 with Geoff Bennett & Lee Kim Hut
Con & Geoff in Penang 1983 Kung Fu with Ho Soon Cheng & the Top Masters Group
Training in Greece in 2000 George Tefanis & Geoff Bennett train Kung Fu in Greece