Brisbane Kali / Arnis / Escrima

These three arts are often tied together and are based on the weapons practices from the Philippines.  Although they include open hand practice, they are predominately stick- and knife-fighting arts. 
I attended a series of two knife defense seminars in Brisbane run by Stefan Messerschmidt who is a Filipino martial artist from IKAEF- International Kali Eskrima and Arnis Federation. Stefan is also a jujitsu and Jeet Kune Do instructor with lots of other experience.

 Knife Defence details the seminar experiences of a number of us who have attended. we found much in common with aikido principles and were pleasantly surprised that we could pick up aspects of the art quite quickly.

I am not sure the status of his club but try here