- Students learn both the defensive and offensive aspects of
empty-hand self-defense. The four ranges of fighting (kicking,
punching, trapping, and grappling) are explored and proficiency
is gained at all ranges. The empty-hand curriculum is derived
from Jun Fan Gung Fu, Western Boxing, Silat (the empty-hand
part of Filipino/Indonesian martial arts), Ninjutsu, Sombo,
Combat Submission Wrestling, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.
- The weapons curriculum comes primarily from the Filipino
martial arts of Kali, Escrima and Arnis. Weapons training greatly
enhances the students speed, timing and hand-eye coordination.
In addition, this element of the curriculum sensitizes the student
to the need for defensive skills against impact and edged weapons.