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 Martial Arts Styles We Use 

The Following Martial Arts Styles Are Incorporated into Our Curriculum

Aikido: It is one of the smooth styles. It makes emphasis on neutralizing powerful attacks, redirecting their force. In a classic aikido form, attacks include various stylized strikes and grabs such as shomenuchi (a vertical strike to the head), yokomenuchi (a lateral strike to the side of the head and/or neck), munetsuki (a straight punch), ryotedori (a two-handed grab) or katadori (a shoulder grab). Many of the -uchi strikes resemble blows from a sword or other weapon.

Hapkido: Korean martial art that combines blocks, pressures, projections, kicks and blows in a practical form of self-defense. Hapkido unites elements of both "smooth" and "hard" tendencies. Sometimes hapkido is confused with the Aikido, due to the similarity of the name.

Jeet Kune Do: Jeet Kune Do is "way of the intercepting fist." Bruce Lee studied all types of fighting from American Boxing to Thai Kickboxing. Jeet Kune Do, his simple philosophy was rather than just block a punch use two distinct motions, intercept it and hit in one fluid stroke. Fluidity was the idea, just like the motion of water. "Just like water, we must keep moving. For once water stops, it becomes stagnant." Water, Bruce Lee would always give as an example, is the toughtest thing on Earth. It is virtually indestructable; it is soft, yet it can tear rocks apart. Move like water.  

Our adult VMA Jeet Kune Do program utilizes the best of 8 martial arts styles Taekwondo, Hapkido, Krav Maga, Aikido, Boxing, Grappling, Karate, and Kung Fu yet is not bound by any one. Our Jeet Kune Do classes also incorporate weapon training such as stick, knife, nunchaku and any item that could be considered a useful weapon.

Judo: A good system of self-defense and physical development, based on projections, imbalances, and control of the opponent.

Ninjutsu: Ninjutsu is a smooth Japanese martial art that incorporates armed and unarmed battle tactics and focuses upon the efficient use of the movement and the corporal mechanics. With a simple use of the movement and the corporal weight, defender takes control of his adversary or throws him down. Ninjutsu tries to study all the possible battle situations, and has subdivisions (?gschools?h) within the art, that must be studied jointly (arms, fight on the ground, blows, and much more).

Taekwondo: Korean martial art with an emphasis on kicks. Many of its techniques are similar to those of the karate, that had certain influence on taekwondo development. Physically, taekwondo develops strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and stamina.

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