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Session duration up to 45 minutes in a serene environment, the instructor has 20 plus years of experience. Kids from age 5 and up would greatly benefit from learning these martial arts, develope discipline from young age.
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Although MMA training is excellent, it may not prepare you for self defense. As highlighted in our section on violence, a serious predator will not attack you like a fighter. He'll attempt to take you by surprise. Awareness and prevention should be the first part of self defense, but beyond that you need certain skills, techniques, and the ability to use and defend against weapons, many of which are missing from MMA.
Self Defense is a class designed for girls of all ages, it's a fun, interactive setting and gives you the peace of mind knowing that you can get out of sticky situations and be a kick ass Ninja at the same time!
In addition to unarmed training, self defense must include training in the use of and defense against weapons. These days it's likely a real predator will have a weapon. Training to defend against blunt, sharp, and projectile weapons is essential. And because the use of weapons can give you a major advantage, learning to use weapons (including objects found in your environment) should not be neglected.
Training Phases & Methods
Here are the different training phases along with the training methods used in each:
Introduction PhaseThere is an introduction phase to every technique, where the mechanics of a technique are taught and the context and uses are explained to the practitioner. This phase is very short, typically a few minutes or less, and quickly progresses to the isolation phase.
The isolation phase is where a practitioner improves the mechanics and qualities of a technique and learns to apply it against an opponent. It can involve a variety of training methods including solo practice in the air or on pads/bags/shields, limited or prearranged drilling with a partner against a prearranged attack or response, and live training within a limited technical context. Isolation phase training is done forever, both to improve the execution of techniques and to increase qualities such as speed, power, and timing.
Below are various training methods that can be used in the isolation phase, with more information on the corresponding pages:
- Isolated (prearranged) drilling with a partner
- Isolated random flowing and sparring
- Pad drills with a partner
- Solo bag/target work
- Prearranged solo forms
- Prearranged two person forms
The integration phase is where a technique is integrated into "unlimited", live, random training. In the previous isolation phase techniques are practiced in limited sparring, so a practitioner should already understand and be able to apply techniques in a live situation. The primary difference between the isolation and integration phase is that in the integration phase all techniques and ranges are allowed.
There are two primary training methods in this phase: random flowing and sparring. In random flowing there is a level of cooperation, where practitioners are helping each other to learn with a level of give-and-take. Specific goals may be worked on. In sparring, practitioners are only indirectly helping each other to learn. The focus of sparring is on beating your opponent in live training.