Here are the Martial Arts we will be teaching.
This art dates back to mid 16th Century and is considered the National sport of Thailand. Also known as the Art of 8 limbs, Punches, Elbows, Shin Kicks and Knees. This art today is in thousands of gyms around the world and is a staple art in today’s current Mixed Martial Art competitions for its effectiveness.
This is a diverse art influenced by many cultures from China, Spain and the United States. The art’s name will vary from Kali, Eskrima or Arnis depending on what region of the Philippines a practitioner is located. Unlike many other martial arts the Filipino Martial Arts starts with weapon training first. The belief in this method is because a weaponed hand moves faster and will increase hand-eye coordination for an empty hand defense if the weapon is lost. Most systems start with 2 sticks, 1 stick, Stick and dagger, single and double dagger and other weapons like staff/whip/bow and arrow etc. This total encompassing art includes meditation and healing arts. In our school we begin training with soft padded sticks to use the methods in a safe environment.
Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a philosophy of fighting, rather than a strict art, created by Bruce Lee. Jeet Kune Do means “Way of the Intercepting Fist.” The core principle is to use the effective parts of all arts that fit the individual, instead of fitting the individual into one art. The adaptation in JKD is highly important in selfdefense. It includes some core Kung Fu techniques from Wing Chun. This art’s specialty is close range defense and attack. Other core arts are boxing, kickboxing and even grappling.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art that combines rhythm, dance, martial arts, and acrobatics. It’s natural playfulness and light nature pulls to children because they get to do jump and spin
kicks, acrobatic movements in the air and on the ground with head- and handspins. Plus they get to learn to improvise and react with agility with little to no contact when playing Capoeira.