Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do (CJKD) //
is the art passed down from Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto through Paul Vunak and many other martial art masters that blend many diverse training methods and styles into a single system.
It is an art that allows the practitioner to prepare for any kind of encounter with any number of opponents in any conceivable combat scenario. Contemporary Jeet Kune Do teaches and trains combat realism in which techniques are based upon their effectiveness in real combat situations. This would differentiate CJKD from other systems where there was an emphasis on "flowery technique." Flashy "flowery techniques" would arguably "look good" but were often not practical or would prove ineffective in street survival and self-defense combat situations. This is what differentiates CJKD from other "sport"-oriented martial arts systems that were geared towards "tournament" or "point systems".
Contemporary Jeet Kune Do incorporates 6 main arts as the basic platform and also uses many different supplementary arts to make it a complete and comprehensive self-defense system.
These arts and practices have been researched in the ring and proven
in the world of street-fighting and in battlefields of military combat around the world.
Muay Thai and
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu //
These arts are known primarily for their role in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and are the foundation for fighting competitions such as the Ultimate Fighting Challenge (UFC), Pride or Vale Tudo. MMA fighters are considered by many to be the best fighters in the world.
These two practical fighting arts form the foundation from which we pull all the other arts in the JKD matrix. Muay Thai Boxing has proved itself in the ring of competitive martial arts as the superior stand-up art utilizing punches, kicks, elbows and knees.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven itself to be the most effective art when fighting on the ground. Their use of joint locks, chokes and submissions while sparring at full speed has ended a great number of UFC fights consistently over the years.
However, as effective as these arts have proven themselves to be, they are not as efficient in situations with superior numbers, weapons or fighting outside one’s weight-class.
Kali is the weapons portion of the art. It allows us to deal with weapons and multiple opponents efficiently.
The art we practice is also referred to as the Filipino Martial Arts or FMA. The Philippines has long been thought of as the epicenter of weapons based martial arts.
The Filipinos were able to defeat the Spanish with their relatively crude sticks and edged weapons when the Spanish conquistadores first attempted to invade the Philippines.
The Spanish were forced to return to Europe and bring back guns and black powder to defeat the Filipinos. These weapons based systems were being used effectively to defeat invaders as recently as WW2 when they were employed with great success against the Japanese forces.
Kino Mu Tai //
The art of Kino Mu Taiwhich is the asymmetric violence that we teach for lethal encounters of a violent nature. Kino Mu Taiincorporates eye gouging, biting and attacks to vulnerable areas of the body that would never be allowed in the realm of MMA. We reserve this vicious art for situations where we feel that our lives or loved ones are in life-threatening danger. Kino Mu Tai training is incorporated with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)in order for students to be able to practice bites in an un-interrupted flow. Without the attributes developed on the ground in BJJsparring, the techniques of Kino Mu Taiare less effective.
The first fighting art studied by the late Bruce Lee and was the primary vehicle that helped Bruce perfect his expression of Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting fist). It is a close-in fighting system that is based on sensitivity and trapping up the arms of the opponent in order to attack the centerline. A true empty-handed art, it is most effective when no protective gloves are used.
Krav Maga TRAINING //
Krav Maga ( Hebrew: קְרַב מַגָּע ) meaning “contact-combat" Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Its quick counter-attacks and brutal offensive techniques make it the ideal fighting style for dangerous and unexpected situations. Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing aggression and simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency[ and brutal counter-attacks.
Krav Maga was derived from the street-fighting experience of Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in the mid-to-late 1930s.
In the late 1940s, following his migration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF (Israel
Defense Force) Krav Maga is used widely today, by Law Enforcement Organizations as well as men and woman alike to protect themselves
and stay safe.