Our Advanced MMA Program hosts a complete curriculum that is built on multiple Martial Art Disciplines. We carry a lineage and/or rank in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Filipino Martial Arts (Kali-Escrima-Arnis), Muay Thai, French Kickboxing (Savate), MMA, Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).
The vast majority of our curriculum stems from pioneer organizations such as M1 Fight Training with Dan Rizzuto, MARS (Martial Arts Research Systems) created by Ron Balicki and the Inosanto Academy founded by Bruce Lee protege, Dan Inosanto.
Why Do I Need To Study So Many Disciplines?
The simple answer is that there is no single art or discipline that is entirely complete. Some arts focus on striking more, where as others focus more on grappling. The hard questions we need to ask are…
If we are great at striking, what happens when we get tackled to the floor?
If our ground game is good, then what happens when someone uses a weapon?
These are all scenarios that must be looked at when thinking in a total prepared mindset. Taking this approach allows us to align our priorities and focus on self-defense first. In doing this, you will find it easy to omit certain techniques for different rules and/or competitions later.
This embodies true Mixed Martial Arts or MMA which our lineage has been doing for over the last 50 years. The saying that fits this concept best is that we are…
“a jack of all trades, master of none.”
How Do You Keep Track Of All Those Arts?
We have created a Testing Structure that organizes the arts and our syllabus into two funnels known as Legacy Curriculum and Rotating Curriculum.
Legacy Curriculum is any technique, drill or series that has been handed down from our organizations and instructors. This is material that we want to preserve as the root and basis for where our ideas blossom.
Rotating Curriculum is any topic or theme we are working on to flesh out the Legacy material and help you continue to grow. These themes will challenge everyone from the beginner to the advanced student.
Each of the two elements are present every month as we work through three weeks of drilling and one week of Testing. This format provides us with tactics, variable drills and the strategy to complete the learning process. It also provides us with partner feed back in the form of contested games and free sparring. This keeps training fresh and fun for the bigger goals in the martial arts like becoming a Black Belt and/or Instructor.
“It is a fun atmosphere to push yourself and challenge yourself. Everyone from the black belts to the white and no belts support you to achieve your goals.” Martin
Why Wear A Belt?
Ranks awarded here are worth far more than the Stripes or the Belts you receive. They signify the hard work, determination and drive that it took to advance your abilities. Monthly Testing offers a consistent way to push yourself every 30 days. It transforms you from being ““a jack of all trades, master of none” to…
“a jack of all trades, and a master of ONE!”
You are the “ONE” and mastery over one’s self is the true essence in our Martial Arts journey.
“Martial Way has been an amazing and life changing experience for me. From starting there 8 years ago to becoming one of the black belts and instructors I have always felt challenged and pushed to better my self as a student, teacher, and person.” Hector