Martial Arts in Review
Martial arts is are a codified system of combative techiques practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; compeititions; physical and mental development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's cultural heritage. While practiced for many of the reasons mentioned, the single objective of our martial arts system is to train individuals to protect themself, their love ones, and their property.
The Following Martial Arts Systems Are Incorporated in Our Self-Defense 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.
Boxing: We use boxing techniquies to deliver closed hand strikes thereby incapacitating or knocking out an attacker so one can disengage. We also adapt boxing drills and movements to avoid strikes, being incpacitated, or knocked out.
Grappling: Grappling is a broad term that encompasses many disciplines. With that being said, our grappling system consists of takedown offense, takedown defense, ground fighting (with and without a weapon), and control and subdue techniques.
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.
Krav Maga: Krav Maga is an Israeli martial arts widely accepted in the military, law enforcement, and special forces as a defense against bare-handed and even armed attackers. Krav Maga is not a competitive fighting sport, the single objective of Krav Maga is to (when necessary) decisively engage a threat to disengage to reach a higher degree of safety.
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.
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 within the art that must be studied jointly (arms, fight on the ground, blows, and much more).
Street Fighting Tactics: No detailed explanation needed on this one. We teach offensive and defensive techniques as well as unconventional tactics that allow one to disengage "quickly".
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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