COMBAT GRAPPLING 

Self-Defense / Weapons  

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In 1925, Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil. In 1978, Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, as a result, nothing would be the same. That event was a tsunami whose quake would be felt from that day forward. It was a wake up call to the entire martial community, adapt or move aside. 
 
Grappling is a component of the JSK system and is necessary for advancement. You cannot train in self-defense and ignore the value of ground combatives, the ground is the great equalizer. The attackers ability to utilize their full power becomes extremely limited when you are able to take them to the ground. The attackers ability to utilize their full power becomes extremely limited when you are able to take them to the ground. A smaller individual, with the proper training, can defend themselves utilizing the ground as an ally.
This class will encompass aspects of Jūjutsu, along with Hapkido joint locks and Guazabara weapon based defensive ground fighting. A new student begins their ground training at the yellow belt level. 
 
Self-Defense
The goal is 100% self-defense and while grappling you should maintain a mindset that your opponent may have various unorthodox ways of fighting which may include biting, clamping, gouging and classic strikes of all varieties. Never leave yourself open for a strike, your ability to recall technical skill is minimized after receiving multiple blows. 
 
Vet Your skill
The student begins by first learning a skill with a cooperative partner, as the skill improves the partner will raise their level of resistance. Additionally, does the training you are doing on the mat translate to the street? Will it work in a variety of environments outside of the academy? 
Sparring
Traditional Hapkido ignores this aspect of training. I believe that this is a mistake, done properly and gradually, sparring raises the confidence and skill of the student while testing their knowledge of a particular technique. 

 

Monday: 6pm 

Saturday: 9am 

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