Our Blended Approach to Martial Arts
Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
Jeet Kune Do (way of the intercepting fist) is a martial art created by Bruce Lee during the 1960s. Jeet Kune Do’s foundation lies in wing chun theory, but Bruce Lee liberally borrowed from other kung fu styles: taekwondo, wrestling, fencing and Western boxing.
Mande Muda Silat
Mande Muda self defense system, which began in 1951 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Each silat technique could be used differently in different situations and there are no techniques which will work in all attacks. For this reason, continuously study pencak silat techniques and weapons to find the best answers to attacks, and ways to prevent attack.
Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)
Ancient and newer indigenous weapons fighting systems of the Philippines.
It incorporates elements from both Western and Eastern Martial Arts, the most popular forms of which are known as Arnis, Eskrima and Kali.
Balintawak Eskrima or Balintawak Arnis is a Filipino Martial Art developed by Venancio Bacon in the 1950s to enhance and preserve the combative nature of arnis which he felt was being watered down by other styles of Philippine martial arts.
Maphilindo Silat is the term given to describe Guro Dan Inosanto’s personal combat system. It was designed and developed in the early eighties to honour and give recognition to the many Silat instructors that Guro Dan had the honour & privilege of training under. The word Maphilindo itself can be broken down as: Ma – meaning Malaysian, Phil – meaning Philippines & Indo – meaning Indonesian. These are the three main influences that Guro Dan used to develop this incredible art.
Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. The art is similar to others in Southeast Asia such as: Pradal Serey in Cambodia, Lethwei in Myanmar, Tomoi in Malaysia, and Lao boxing in Laos. Muay Thai has a long history in Thailand and is the country’s national sport.
Serrada Eskrima utilizes the art of stick fighting as well as Espada y Daga techniques. Serrada Eskrima is usually practiced at close (also known as corto) range. The word Serrada means “to close” in Spanish, and Escrima or Eskrima means “to skirmish.”