Ssahng Jeol Bong (Nunchucku) this course was developed primarily for all of our “Karate for Kids”, but many of the adult students have shown interest as well. It gives students a solid foundation in the basics of the Ssahng Jeol Bong and helps them understand how this exciting weapon works. The material taught in the course is taken from several different backgrounds, pulling the best and most effective techniques from each. As with other weapons, the benefits include improved upper body development, better hand-eye coordination, increased concentration and a great deal of fun.
Jahng Bong (Long Staff) this course offers one of the most effective long-range weapons used in early Korea. It is a combination of Chinese, Korean and Japanese techniques, which allows us to use the best of each style. Besides learning this beautiful weapon, the benefits include increased self-defense skills and tremendous upper body strength, as well as improved concentration, coordination, focus and self-confidence.
Gum Do (Samurai Sword) includes instruction on fundamentals, forms, sword cuts (cutting techniques) and defenses (combat drills) Beginners practice with the wooden training sword to develop fundamentals. Advanced practitioners train with both the wooden training sword and the forged steel sword.
Oh Sung Do (Broadsword) patterned after the Chinese broadsword and is used for slashing and chopping. The Oh Sung Do blade is moderately curved and single-edged. Its handle curves in the opposite direction as the blade to improve handling. In addition, colorful scarves are attached to the handle. In China most martial arts schools still train extensively with the Oh Sung Do, seeing it as a powerful conditioning tool and a versatile weapon, with self-defense techniques transferable to similarly sized objects more commonly found in the modern world.
Filipino Whip- Pambuan Arnis is a Classical Arnis System from Santa Cruz, Laguna, Philippines. Ama Guro Raffy Pambuan inherited his family's system of Arnis from his father Lolo Guro Isidro Pambuan. He brought the art with him from the Philippines in 1983 when he moved to the United States. In 1993, he was convinced to begin teaching his art to a select group of students. In 1996, Ama Guro was inducted into the World Head of Family Sokeship Council. Today, he continues to teach a small group of dedicated students.
Ssahng Nat (Kamas) are used as a double weapon with both hands.
Jee Pahng Ee (Cane) a highly effective weapon the Jee Pahng EE can be taken anywhere because most people view it as a walking aid completely unaware that the cane can be used as a weapon. The shaft of the cane is swung, using centrifugal force to generate powerful strikes. The curve of the crook and the walking end can be used for thrusts, and the crook of the cane is used to hook wrist and ankles.
Spontaneous Knife Defense this course is taken primarily from Filipino knife system and offers an inside look at how people use knives, as well as the most effective way to survive a knife attack. It will also cover knife training, knife stance, analysis of knife cuts and cutting targets. Instructors are certified through course creator Bruce Siddle.
Bahng Mahng Ee (Stick Arnis) highlights the most popular techniques of the Filipino stick fighting systems, as well as incorporates aspects of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese martial arts.
Sam Dan Bong (3 Sectional Staff) the three-section staff is one of the most difficult and versatile weapons within Taekwondo. More prevalent in Northern Systems, the three-section staff can be used as both a close-quarters weapon, a trapping weapon and as along-range flexible whip-like weapon.