We are a brotherhood of three arts, Muay Thai, Kung Fu and Filipino Martial arts. Our goal is to spread the knowledge of these two ancient arts to those in the Orlando area. We also focus on getting a great workout as well as gaining knowledge on how to defend ourselves. If it's your goal to either get in shape, learn weapons, Filipino or Chinese, learn self-defense, add great punching, kicks, knees, and elbows to your current MMA style, then come out and train with us.
Our Orlando Eskrima Group currently meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday classes are 7 PM at Blue Jacket Park. Saturday classes are at 10 AM at Blue Jacket Park. Please feel free to swing by and take a free class to feel us out.
Class times for Muay Thai and Jun Li Kung Fu will come shortly. In the meantime, we will have monthly martial arts seminars through meetup.
Our Muay Thai classes focus on two main things. The first is getting a great work out. Every class starts with a brisk warm up and cardio training and condition. Next are the actual Muay Thai techniques. We go over the various techniques and strategies used in Muay Thai. Thai Boxing classes are held every Saturday morning at 9 AM until 10 AM.
In our Filipino Martial arts (Orlando Eskrima), we teach the traditional Filipino martial art of Escrima Serrada. The art was originally brought here by Master Angel Cabales. The art of Serrada is a close range form of Filipino Martial art. It focuses on efficiently defending against a strike then quickly attacking. The student, beginner or advanced will go through some of the following single stick, double stick, knife, empty hands, kicks and knees, foot traps, empty hands, double knife, long range attacks.
Muay Thai is a combative sport native to Thailand. It utilizes stand-up striking as well as various clinch techniques. Muay Thai is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because it uses punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. Using all eight points of contact. Muay Thai originated from the ancient art of muay boran (ancient boxing). This was a form of unarmed combat used by warriors when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
Muay boran was also just referred to as muay. Not only was it being used in war, but also it became an ancient sport. Opponents would fight in front of crowds much like the gladiators did in ancient Rome. These matches were typically fought at festivals and celebrations. At first the fighters would go bare-fisted, but eventually, they started to wear lengths of hemp rope tied around their hands and up their forearms.
1921 saw the modernization of Muay Thai, almost as we see it today. After an incident of death, the hemp tied hands were replaced with Western-style boxing gloves. Around this time period, we also see the introduction of actual rings, and rules. Also around this time, the actual name of Muay thai comes into use.
Today Mixed Martial arts have propelled the art into a high status. Many of the great MMA fighters of our time have incorporated Muay thai’s powerful punches, elbows, knees, and kicks into their arsenal.
On Filipino Martial Arts
Throughout the Philippines history, raiders and enemies from all sides have beset the country. Not only did the threat come from outside the country, but also local conflicts were very common. The need for each village to protect itself was a priority. The Filipino Martial arts have been developed from this need to protect one's family, friends, and village. From this battle tested arts came to the Filipino martial arts. Just as many villages there are in the Philippines, there are many different styles of Filipino Martial arts.
Unlike most arts where the practitioner starts with his or her empty hands, then works their way up to weapons. Filipino Martial arts start you with weapons the first day. Once the practitioner gets the basic movements of the stick, he or she can move onto the other weapons, such as bolo, or machete, knife, empty hand or even improvised weapons.
Filipino Martial arts have three basic names they go under. They are usually categorized as one of the following, Arnis, Escrima, and Kali. These names usually refer the part of the Philippines the art originated from. Arnis usually comes from the Luzon (Manila area). Escrima, usually the art comes from the Visayan (Negros area).Kali is a name used in the Moro lands in the south (Mindanao). Philippines the art originated from. Arnis usually comes from the Luzon (Manila area).
Filipino Martial arts has been gaining more and more prominence because of several Hollywood movies, such as Bourne Series, and the Hunted, just to name a few. Further, more many modern masters have been pushing the art and bringing into the spot light to further promote the ancient art.
On Kung Fu
Jun Li Kung Fu was founded on July 20, 1998 by Master Sean Cochran. It is a combination of many styles of martial arts composed mostly of traditional Chinese Kung Fu. It was set forth with the intent to create a martial art with an array of movements to cover all instants, from simple to advanced. The name Jun Li, meaning (heavy force), is not the explanation of movement in style , but rather, the intent, the heart, the spirit that one should put behind it. "To unlock your potential, you must use heavy force". Every movement in Jun Li has a real self defense application, and flows with speed and power. Each form and weapons technique of Jun Li was devised and arranged in a manner to develop different attributes to benefit each area of the body. For the beginner, classes are based on the individual. A beginner is not expected to do what an advanced person can do. Therefore, the acceleration rate is achieved with greater progress. For the intermediate to advanced, the classes continue to push your ability to their limits, striving for your personal best. Jun Li forms were created with a variety of techniques from traditional styles of martial arts including, Taiji Plum Blossom Praying Mantis, Northern Shaolin, and Choy Li Fut. The self defense techniques are simple and effective. In real life, self defense must be practical, and not devised for just martial arts experts. The physical fitness in Kung Fu is like no other. The muscle confusion plus cardio vascular that your body will go through, will continue to burn calories, strengthen muscles, and create greater flexibility. Also, the mental aspects included in the art form will sharpen your senses and memory. Every student will be trained with the highest quality and detail. Let the journey to Mastery begin!