Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu - The Art & Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do With Wing Chun at the core of his system Bruce Lee incorporated a modification of various techniques from Northern Praying Mantis, Southern Praying Mantis, Choy Li Fut, Eagle Claw, Western Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu and some of the more refined kicks of the Northern & Southern Chinese styles. Innovative and radically ahead of his time in his training and teaching methodology, Bruce Lee developed a martial system and fighting strategy that has lost none of its effectiveness over time.
Emphasizing the "ranges of combat". Students are taught to confidently and with ease "flow" from long distance, "kicking Range", to close quarter, "trapping & grappling range".
The movements are crisp, and efficient, utilizing the most direct lines and angles. JKD affords the practitioner a means by which to effectively pursue the most direct line of attack. And once an attack has been launched there are no breaks or interruptions. As one technique nears completion, it starts to blend into the next and so forth: one continuos flowing motion until the conflict is resolved.
The Jun Fan Gung Fu classes at the Academy are devoted entirely to teaching and preserving the arts & philosophies of the late Bruce Lee. Students are able to enhance their natural attributes, such as coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength and agility, using the innovative teaching and training methods developed by Bruce Lee and preserved and taught today by his protégé, Student and training partner, Dan Inosanto.
The Filipino Martial Arts - Kali-Eskrima-Kuntao-Silat The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, but ultimately an empty hand system. The Filipino martial arts classes taught at the Academy of World Martial Arts are drawn from 26 primary sources, the instructor Guro James D. Stacy has studied Filipino martial arts for over seven years with influences from Terry Gibson and Dan Inosanto. Guro James D. Stacy will teach a system based on 12 main areas, including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick and dagger, double dagger, Panatukan (Filipino Boxing), Sikaran (Filipino Kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat .
In the US as long ago as the 1500's, the Filipino Martial Arts have something to benefit everyone. Developed for "mass attack" as well as single opponent confrontations, the training heightens students awareness of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools of combat. Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc., become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual. Use of left and right hand techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility and confidence.
The Filipino Martial Arts are a practical choice for the beginning student or the experienced martial artist.
Muay Thai- Thai Boxing Developed in Thailand the devastating art of Muay Thai - Thai Boxing is gaining popularity and recognition in the US thanks to the dedication and perseverance of Ajarn Surachai " Chai" Sirisute, President and founder of the Thai Boxing Assoc. of the USA. Thai Boxing Utilizes the practitioner's natural weapons, knees, elbows, kicks and punches. Care is taken to teach students proper form and body mechanics to eliminate injuries while training and gain maximum effectiveness. With Emphasis on the physical conditioning and cardiovascular benefits of Thai Boxing, students will not only enhance their martial art ability, fighting ability, self-defense ability and confidence, but gain greater physical appreciation of what can be accomplished through proper training in the art of Muay Thai - Thai Boxing.
Kickboxing This class is designed to help you achieve your fitness goals by using the training methods of Thai Boxing along with the Abs program from Brazilian Capoera. The class is set up to allow all levels get a good work out and start getting into the condition you want.