Mini-Ninja's 4-6 Years of age
Our Mini-ninja’s program is a fun and exciting way to get your young children involved in the Martial Arts. The Mini-ninja program focuses on developing basic skills that will help children throughout their training in the martial arts as well as other physical activities. Mini-Ninjas program teaches self-confidence and discipline, balance, and coordination in a child friendly atmosphere. Drills and “games” are used to gain and maintain the student’s attention while they are learning. Our colored belt system keeps the students motivated over longer periods of time.
Youth 6-12 Years of Age
Our youth program focuses on 2 areas; developing world class martial arts skills, and assisting our youth in becoming disciplined and responsible individuals. Our students are taught in an orderly disciplined environment. Students learn; responsibility, discipline courtesy, and respect while they learn world class martial arts.
In the area of self-defense our students are taught practical self-defense skills that may be readily applied to many different situations including bullying and Kidnapping. While most martial arts styles focus on kata’s/form or dances, and MMA gyms (Mixed Martial Arts) focus on fighting in the ring for sport, we focus on practical training that will assist our students in surviving a confrontation and coming home to YOU the parent.
For Adults and Teens (13+) we offer both of the following systems
Wu Ying Tao
This style focuses on the principle that function (how things work) is more important than form (how things look). Most traditional martial arts styles focus on katas (form), while Wu Ying Tao focuses on strategies and principles, so the students can actually learn to defend themselves right away. Other systems also tend to focus on the physical side of martial arts - how things look, who can hit harder or faster, who's got the best technique... We focus on an overall approach, utilizing Universal Principles so that anyone can utilize the system efficiently and effectively. While the physical side of our system covers 4 ranges of fighting (kicks, punching, close range/knees & elbows, throws and ground), it's main focus is teaching each student to use what works best for them in any given situation.
Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino martial arts founded by the late Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. Arnis is the Philippines' national martial art and sport, after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the Republic Act. No. 9850 in 2009. The Act mandates the Department of Education to include the sport as physical course. Arnis will be included among the priority sports in Palarong Pambansa (National Games) beginning 2010.
One of the characteristics of Filipino martial arts is the use of weapons from the very beginning of training and Modern Arnis is no exception. The primary weapon is the rattan stick, called a cane or baston (baton), which varies in size, but is usually about 28 inches (71 cm) in length. Both single and double stick techniques are taught, with an emphasis on the former; unarmed defenses against the stick and against bladed weapons Training covers empty-hand self-defense (striking, locking, throwing, etc.) as well as the trademark single and double stick techniques of the Filipino martial arts. Other aspects of the art include espada y daga (sword and dagger fighting), sinawali (double stick weaving patterns), and tapi-tapi (locking drills with the stick).Emphasis is placed on fitting the art in with a student's previous training ("the art within your art"), smoothly reacting to changing situations in the fight ("the flow"), and countering the opponent's attempt to counter strikes directed at him ("tapi-tapi"). Practitioners are called arnisadors or Modern Arnis players