At Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy we offer TWO different adult training programs to suit your needs (although many of our students train in both systems). Our adult martial arts program is a blend of three martial arts known as JKD, (Jun Fan Methods/ Jeet Kune Do) Filipino Kali, and Indonesian Silat. These arts have been offered at Hoy’s Martial Arts Academy since the inception of the school in 1999.
GRACIE BJJ – OVERVIEW
The application of traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is rooted in the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the key to success in all aspects of life. It is a combat sport and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting.
The art was derived from the Japanese art of Kodokan Judo in the early 20th century by the Gracie family in Brazil. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves and defeat a bigger, stronger opponent with the proper use of leverage and technique – Most notably by the application and proper use of joint locks and chokes to render the opponent helpless.
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Below is a brief history of the arts we teach as explained to me from my JKD and Kali/Silat teachers…
THE JUN FAN MARTIAL ARTS
The JUN FAN MARTIAL ARTS is a compilation of training methods, attitudes, philosophies, combat techniques and concepts that were conceived, researched and developed by the late Bruce Lee until 1973 when he unexpectedly passed away. It was from these methods that JEET KUNE DO eventually evolved. The foundation of Bruce Lee’s Jun Fan Martial Arts was the Chinese Gung Fu system of Wing Chun which was said to have been developed by a female nun about 400 years ago and is largely considered to be one of the most sophisticated fighting methods to originate in China. Bruce Lee researched and incorporated kicking methods from various methods of martial arts including northern and southern Gung Fu systems, French Savate and Thai Boxing. He also incorporated methods from Wing Chun, Western Boxing, various Gung Fu systems. Grappling, locking and throwing are also integral parts of this fighting method. The Jun Fan Method is considered to be the explosive precursor to a JKD understanding; or, in other words, the base from which we use to work towards totality in personal combat.
THE FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS
Filipino martial arts (Filipino: Sining sa pagtatanggol) refer to ancient Indianized and newer fighting methods devised in the Philippines. It incorporates elements from both Western and Eastern Martial Arts, the most popular forms of which are known as Arnis, Eskrima and Kali. We use the term KALI.The intrinsic need for self-preservation was the genesis of these systems. Throughout the ages, invaders and evolving local conflict imposed new dynamics for combat in the islands now making up the Philippines. The Filipino people developed battle skills as a direct result of an appreciation of their ever-changing circumstances. They learned often out of necessity how to prioritize, allocate and use common resources in combative situations. Filipinos have been heavily influenced by a phenomenon of cultural and linguistic mixture. Some of the specific mechanisms responsible for cultural and martial change extended from phenomena such as war, political and social systems, technology, trade and of course, simple practicality.
Filipino martial arts have seen an increase in prominence due to several Hollywood movies…
Today there are said to be almost as many Filipino fighting styles as there are islands in the Philippines. In 1972, the Philippine government included Filipino martial arts into the national sports arena. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports also incorporated them into the physical education curriculum for high school and college students. In recent history, Richardson C. Gialogo and Aniano Lota, Jr. helped the Department of Education (DepEd), former Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, in the promotion of Arnis in the public schools. The Task Force on School Sports (TFSS) headed by Mr. Feliciano Toledo asked Richard Gialogo and Jon Lota to conduct national, regional and provincial seminar-workshops all over the Philippines under the auspices of the Philippine Government. This resulted to the inclusion of Arnis in the Palarong Pambansa (National Games)in 2006. The efforts of the two and Senator Miguel Zubiri resulted in Arnis being declared as the National Martial Art and Sport of the Philippines by virtue of Republic Act 9850 which was signed into law in 2009. Knowledge of the Filipino fighting skills is mandatory in the Philippine military and police.
Filipino Martial Arts are considered the most advanced practical modern blade system in the world and are now a core component of the U.S. Army’s Modern Army Combativesprogram and used by the Russian Spetsnaz (special forces).,Government of India used Filipino Martial Arts to train their Para (Indian Special Forces) of Indian Army,National Security Guard, MARCOS of Indian Navy and Commandos of Central Armed Police Forces
INDONESIAN AND MALAYSIAN SILAT
Known as PENTJAK SILAT in Indonesia and BERSILAT in Malaysia, the difference between these two arts are subtle. There are over 250 styles commonly practiced in and throughout Indonesia and Malaysia. Both arts involve various complex and intricate empty hand and foot maneuvers, clever and unique multiple joint locking, sweeping and throwing manipulations.