Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu Adult Training Program Ages 15+
The Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu Adult Training Program is designed to teach students how to instinctively avoid altercations, but if necessary, how to defend themselves against an adversary. The self-defense concepts and the method in which the classes are taught instill the knowledge of how to defend yourself, while minimizing the chances of “freezing” or standing still during an altercation.
The curriculum is based upon Soke-Dai Bochner’s martial arts training which includes instruction from Soke Richard Petronelli, Professor Bruce DiTraglia, Sifu Albert Borino, Sensei David Lindsay, as well as Bochner’s independent study of the martial arts. This method of designing a curriculum resulted in an effective, practical, and unique art; the intent of which is to provide realistic self-defense training that works for everyone.
The Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu curriculum is designed to develop a well-rounded set of self-defense skills that include, but are not limited to:
Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu: Realistic Self-Defense Concepts
Listening and Trusting Your Intuition
Ways to Manage Your Fear
Verbally Defusing of Situations
Using Basic Instincts
Differences Between a Fight and a Self-Defense Situation
Stages of a Self-Defense Situation
Ranges of a Self-Defense Situation
Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu: Physical Self-Defense Techniques
Footwork is essential to move your body out of the way of an adversary’s attack. Footwork is also important when striking, clinching, and throwing an adversary.
The art of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu uses self-defense strikes (open palms, hammer-fists, finger pokes, elbows, face rakes); conventional boxing strikes (jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts); leg and knee strikes.
Students are taught self-defense techniques from a striking adversary and an adversary who attempts to grab and/or choke. Defenses from common chokes and grabs include (but are not limited to) front choke defenses, back chokes, lapel grabs, headlocks, bear hugs, tackle defense, defenses if pinned against a wall, push defense, and multiple attackers.
The art of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu teaches students how to survive if an altercation goes to the ground. Street grappling techniques that focus on striking vital areas of the adversary are taught, allowing a student to end the altercation quickly and return to his/her feet. The art of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu includes a ground curriculum that includes positioning, joint manipulations, chokes, sweeps, and ways to control your adversary on the ground.
Jiu-Jitsu Joint Manipulations
Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu includes small joint manipulations that focus on controlling an adversary’s wrist and hand. Applying joint manipulations is an effective way to control an adversary without excessive force. The manipulations are a favorite among law enforcement and security personal.
Jiu-Jitsu/Judo Throws and Takedowns
The art of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu includes knowledge of how to off balance an adversary and take him/her onto the ground.
Ukemi, or the art of rolling and falling, is included in the system of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu. Ukemi teaches students how to protect themselves if they fall or are pushed to the ground or into a wall.
As students progress through the curriculum, they perform live training rounds including grappling, sparring, and multiple attacker defenses. All training is performed in a controlled manner.
To complete the training, students learn the proper way to defend against an adversary who has a weapon. Weapon defenses include an adversary with a stick (or similar object), a knife, and a gun.
In the dojo, realism is an important part of the training. The classes include scenario based defenses, where a “complete defense” may include a combination of all your skills – verbal defusing, self-defense training, striking, ground fighting, and weapon defenses. As the students progress, they will perform their self-defense techniques on a live adversary wearing a padded suit, which adds to the realism of the training. Training in the Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu program is a great way to increase your confidence, meet new people, improve your discipline, and increase your overall fitness while learning to defend yourself. The instruction is done in a safe, non-threating atmosphere, where students are willing to help each other out.
The art of Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu is adaptable for all interested individuals. If you have a concern about your participation with the Academy, please email or call us.
Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu is designed for a person who wants to learn to defend themselves and/or protect his/her family. Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu is not designed for sport competitions.