Our style is a mix of concepts that come from many different styles based solely on what works. We have focused on concepts that are found in 5 major styles. Check out the 5 here.
Our 5 core styles
Although we don't claim one particular style as our style, we can look to 5 styles as good representations of the concepts that we focus on and practice. The 5 styles that we look at to illustrate the core concepts are here for you to look at and try to understand better our way.
Karate or Karate Do (Japanese) is a hard style. The focus is on strikes and kicks. It is offensive, meaning they will learn to attack first, rather than defend against an attack. This style is very good for developing power and toughness.
Kung Fu (Chinese) is a dramatic style with exaggerated punches, kicks, and stances. Many of the moves and sub styles are patterned after animals to remind the practitioner of the concepts and purpose behind the movements.
Tai Chi (Chinese) is a very soft style. it is used my many to simply keep the joints and muscles limber. But that softness can deliver a powerful force when your balance and flow align. Tai chi is great for developing the balance and flow that make your movements seem effortless while delivering very effective control. This is a very soft style in that they almost never initiate an attack. They wait and react to the action and take control of it.
Jiu Jitsu (Okinawan) is an art that focuses on joint manipulation and throws. it's all about controlling another person and putting them where you want them. You learn to understand the movement, flexibility and vulnerability of the body. Thus, you can protect yourself from others and understand how to gain and keep control of them.
Hapkido (Korean) is a collection of skills found in many other arts. Their mantra is that if it works, we use it. They utilize strikes and kicks, throwing and controlling, grappling, and redirecting.