Academy Curriculum

Muay Thai

This fantastic art from Thailand is excellent for fighting in the ring, self protection and getting in shape. You can utilise your hands, knees, elbows and feet to both attack and defend with. This gives rise to its nickname “The art of eight limbs” Muay Thai also has its own form of vertical wrestling which is very effective in controlling an opponent in the close range. The training in this art can be gruelling but the rewards you reap are well worth the effort. Rick has been given permission ot teach the art by Master Toddy who now resides and teaches in Las Vegas.

 

CSW- MMA

Combat submission wrestling; CSW, is a system devised and developed by former light heavyweight Shoot wrestling champion Erik Paulson. A very complete, detailed and comprehensive method of combat it functions in all ranges from standing to ground.

The grappling portion of the art draws from a range of methods including Shooto, freestyle and Greco roman wrestling as well as catch as catch can wrestling and elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo.

The standing portion of the art is a blend of Muay Thai, Savate, Western boxing and Jun Fan kickboxing. Erik’s method has been proven on the world stage of combat athletics both by himself and also the growing numbers of MMA fighters whom he coaches.

Rick has been a student and friend of Erik for more than twenty years and is a certified full instructor in CSW.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Some historians of Jiu-Jitsu say that the origins of "the gentle art" can be traced back to India, where it was practiced by Buddhist Monks. Concerned with self-defence, these monks created techniques based upon principles of balance and leverage, and a system of manipulating the body in a manner where one could avoid relying upon strength or weapons. With the expansion of Buddhism, Jiu-Jitsu spread from Southeast Asia to China, finally arriving in Japan where it developed and gained further popularity.

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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 taught at the  Academy are drawn from 26 primary sources, the instructors who Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has spent his life training under. With influences such as the late Grandmaster John La Coste, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto has developed a program that introduces students to 12 main areas, including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat.

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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.

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