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              Self Defense                                       Personal Protection

              Confidence                                          Agility

              Stamina                                               Concentration
                                                                       
             Coordination                                       Focus

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                                    Following the Traditional Martial Arts Lineage but taking it into the "21st Century"

                                  Being an ancient art form of Korea this is our “Traditional” class where you will learn
                               entry combinations, proper kicking, throws, locks, pressure point strikes and much more!
  
                                                                                  Street adaptability is the focus.

                                     This class is a Mixed Martial Art of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jujitsu, Kung Fu and Judo.
  
                                
         Forms, commonly referred to as “Kata” , "Hyung" or "Poomse", are a set pattern of movements designed to build                 concentration, memory and responsive actions, and has been said to contain the “secrets” of self-defense. 
                                Proper body structure is focused on as to build flexibility, strength and stability. 
                                 You will learn how one movement can be applied to different attack situations.
  

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Strikes
Kicks
Throws
Locks
KMA Program
      
Korean Martial Arts  
American Hwarang 
Mondays 5:30-6:30pm
Tuesdays 5:30-6:15pm
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
                                                                         


                                                                           















                                                                             

    
                     
                                 

  
Knife
Empty Hand
Stick
                                      FMA Program
 
Filipino Martial Arts is a martial discipline not too well known but seen in almost every top movie fight scene
 
                                           
                                                                                     
  

What is Filipino Martial Arts?
 
Filipino Martial Arts is an ancient fighting system that was developed in the Philippines and used in actual combat on all levels from wartime to death matches, street fights and more. It is weapon based but also involves empty–hand, joint locks, takedowns and more.
Over the years it has been systemized into an “art” form. FMA is known by many names but the most popular are Kali, Escrima and Arnis.
 
Why is FMA a great Self Defense System?
 
When a situation occurs where you may feel threatened your body will automatically go into “survival mode”. When this happens a whole bunch of things change within us. Without getting too deeply into the aspects of survival mode, what we are most concerned with is the loss of Fine Motor Skills, i.e. inserting a key in a lock, picking something small up with two fingers or writing neatly with a pencil. What takes over are Gross Motor Skills which are big movements, arms extending forward, upward or downward in big motions. Just watch internet videos of real attacks. You will notice the majority of people move the same when survival stress kicks in. Even in professional boxing and mixed martial arts GMS dominate. The only difference with people in competitive sports is that they are using what I like to call “Trained Gross Motor Movements”.
 
Now if you look at the Stick Work of FMA you will notice that most of the movements fall into the description of Gross Motor Movements. The drills experienced in the FMA class hone your GMM to strike in a certain way specific targets of an attacker’s body. It teaches your muscle memory how to have your body react and move. Now take away the sticks and do the same movements empty-handed. Now add a knife in your hand or a machete. Then take these skills and use them to defend against an attacker wielding a weapon. All the same Gross Motor Skills with minor adjustments.
 
So why are Filipino Martial Arts a great Self Defense System?
Because you learn a small set of movements that focus on your body’s natural defensive reactions and apply them to a multitude of defensive as well as offensive maneuvers.
 
Do You Already Study a Martial Art?
 
No problem. It is a great companion for any Martial Art. The majority of our students come from a variety of Martial Arts Systems.  Some are very high ranking within their Art.  They tell me how our FMA Class has helped them become faster on their feet, increased their reflexes, and made them more fluid in their main Martial Art. As long as you have a good foundation in your main system then cross training will only be beneficial.
 
Is Filipino Martial Arts Good for Children to Learn?
 
In today’s world any self defense system is beneficial for everyone, especially children.
What sets aside FMA from other martial arts such as Karate or Tae Kwon Do(any Martial Arts is excellent to study) is, as mentioned earlier, the natural movements used. Under stress the movements will come naturally.  Other arts focus on kata or set movements and intricate techniques that can take a long time to become usable. Unfortunately, the adrenalin stress mode kicks in and most of the learned skills are difficult to execute thus the practitioner can get hurt in a street confrontation. What about self defense classes? They are great but unless the information is continuously practiced the child will forget what he/she learns. It is a small percentage that will be enthusiastic about the information they are learning.
 
FMA focuses on the use of 26” sticks as the main way of learning self defense. Children like the twirling action and the sound of the sticks clashing together. This makes them enthusiastic to practice what they are learning and desire to progress. The drills and movements learned are then used without the sticks, which is where we now get into practical and effective empty-hand self defense. The students see how what they are learning with sticks can easily be used with just their hands. As they practice with their sticks outside of class they are actually practicing empty hand self defense.  The sticks just make it fun to practice.
 
FMA is not all about just hitting either. The student gains enough self confidence to walk away from confrontational situations. With the knowledge of being able to defend yourself you have no need to use it unless absolutely necessary.
  


                                                                     Stick
   
  Incorporates the use of single and double sticks 28” in size. This builds speed, coordination, and timing.
       It is said that when you are skilled with sticks then an empty-hand attacker seems to move in slow motion.

   With the same movements learned using sticks you are then able to incorporate them into empty hand                                                                                                fighting and knife defense. 

 
                                    Hand to Hand: Pangsinawaling Panuntukan / Pangamot
     
 Following the striking patters of the stick, the empty hand portion takes advantage of our natural
                        “Gross Motor Movements” which dominate our responses in a serious situation.
 
                                                                       Knife
                                  
Learn various ways of defending against a knife attack. 
                     When it comes to a knife there are no guarantees but being prepared gives you better odds.                                                                                                                               
 
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Strikes, takedowns, locks and kicks are taught in these classes making them very Combative.
 
                         You don’t need a stick to defend yourself.  Any object can take its place.
                
  
FMA is not all about just hitting either. It builds coordination, agility, stamina, concentration focus. 
  


                      Gallo Kali
Filipino Martial Arts Blended with Hwarang and Kyusho to bring you a Kick Butt FMA System!

                                                                         


                                                                         



















                                                                             


                                                                         


                                                                     

    
                       
             
  
CQT Personal Defense
Close Quarters Tactics

Special Targets of the Body                       ​Action-reaction drills    
Strikes              Kicks             Sweeps              Locks
Concepts                                    Principles 

                 You will gains  enough self-confidence to walk away from confrontational situations.
   With the knowledge of being able to defend  yourself you have no need to use it unless absolutely necessary.

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