Self Defense/Empty Hand Tactics/Striking/Kicking
(Mon thru Fri)
In this class you will learn…
JEET KUNE DO (Concepts)
Jeet Kune Do, abbreviated JKD, is an eclectic and hybrid martial and philosophy founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee, who founded the system on July 9, 1967. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patternized, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the Wing Chun concept of interception or attacking while one’s opponent is about to attack. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different “tools” for different situations, where the situations are divided into 4 ranges of combat, which are kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, where martial artists use techniques to flow smoothly between them.
Muay Thai is a combat sport that finds its origin in a noble art with antique traditions, it is also the Thai national sport. I n Muay Thai, competitors fight standing like in Western Boxing, but elbows, knees and kicks strikes are allowed, with the only protection being the gloves; an important part of this fighting style is the clinch (standing wrestle).
MUAY literally means “combat” and it derives from the Sanskrit (original Hindu language) word “Mavya” which literally means “unite together”. While the word THAI is an adjective of the thai nation, its meaning is “free people”. Therefore, the word Muay Thai is translatable as “Thai boxing/combat”.
JUJUTSU is a Japanese martial art and method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon or only a short weapon.
“Jū” can be translated to mean “gentle, soft, supple, flexible, pliable, or yielding.”
“Jutsu” can be translated to mean “art” or “technique” and represents manipulating the opponent’s force against himself rather than confronting it with one’s own force.
Jujutsu was developed by the samurai of feudal Japan and is as a method for defeating an armed and armored opponent. Because striking against an armored opponent proved ineffective, practitioners learned that the most efficient methods for neutralizing an enemy took the form of pins, joint locks, and throws. These techniques were developed around the principle of using an attacker’s energy against him, rather than directly opposing it.
Silat is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia encompassing most of the Nusantara, the Indonesian Archipelago, the Malay Archipelago and the entirety of the Malay Peninsula. Originally developed in what are now Indonesia, peninsular Malaysia, south Thailand, and Singapore, it is also traditionally practiced in Brunei, central Vietnam, and the southern Philippines. There are hundreds of different styles (aliran) and schools (perguruan) of Silat, but they tend to focus either on strikes, joint manipulation, throws, weaponry, or some combination thereof.
KEYSI FIGHTING METHOD (Concepts)
Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) is a method of self defense that was developed by Justo Diéguez Serrano from his fighting experiences in the streets of Spain. The system was founded also with the help of Andy Norman who now runs a similar system called Defense Lab.
The Keysi Fighting Method became famous after it was used in the fighting choreography of the movies Batman Begins and its sequel, The Dark Knight. Both founders, Justo Diéguez and Andy Norman, are certified Jeet Kune Do instructors under Dan Inosanto.
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