Did you know that there is a huge difference between Sport Fighting, Traditional Martial Arts and Real Self Defense?
Brazilian Jujitsu, MMA, Boxing, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing..... are all amazing fighting systems. The thing is that they are designed for sport. I don't question the fact that anyone training in these arts will gain a huge advantage over someone who has not trained. The conditioning, confidence and strength you get from this style of training is wonderful... but you must remember that these are sports. Every one of these systems have strict rules, you are conditioned to fight multiple rounds ranging from 2 minutes to 5 minutes a round and you are only dealing with one opponent who weighs pretty much the same as you and has been training in a similar style.
Traditional Martial Arts like Tai Chi, Tai Kwon Do, Kendo, Wushu..... are steeped in tradition, history and form. In these beautiful styles the focus is to respect and continue the traditions of the original arts. Many of these date back thousands of years. They are beautiful, have some great self defense but neglect the reality of today's streets.
Jing Shen Kuoshu is a Martial Science. That means that we are always evolving with the times... Yes... We do use and study techniques from both sport fighting and traditional martial arts. JSK has a "Love/Hate" relationship with both Sport Fighting and Traditional Martial Arts in relation to Self Defense.
Sport Fighting toughens you up, teaches you how to deal with adrenaline, and trains you to, both, take a good strike and deliver powerful attacks. Traditional Martial Arts offer a number of time tested techniques and principles that have proven effective for centuries and still remain solid today.
Learning Self Defense from most Martial Arts schools will do little more that give you a false sense of security.
So what happens with these arts when street tools like knives, guns, and multiple attackers come into play. It changes everything. In JSK's Six Weeks of Self Defense, we deal with the realities of the violence of today's streets. In a self defense situation your goal is not to go to the ground whenever possible. If you are taken to the ground you should be doing everything possible to get back to your feet. Ground fighting is often a mislead. If your attacker is much larger, heavier or even scarier... a trained fighter, you will find yourself in serious trouble unless you've put in years of training yourself. High kicking and deep stance arts have similar problems, in that size, training and years of practice are needed to be able to use these against a highly aggressive attack.
It's a shame that so many unsuspecting people are poorly trained by these "Stop and Kick" self defense systems that leave you totally clueless, falsely confident and absolutely unprepared for a real attacker.
Bladed/Cutting Weapons are those that can be used to cut, slash, hook, slice or stab. These weapons standardly use the blade as a cutting edge and the tip of the weapon for stabbing and piercing. The two most common types of blades used in street attacks and assaults are knives and machetes. They don't run out of ammo and are responsible for more murders than any other weapons in history.
You've found the place you've been looking for. JSK Tactical Knife Training will have you feeling confident that you could survive a knife attack if you had too. It's real training for todays streets.
....Plus! Every Martial Arts enthusiast has a part of him/her who sees the attraction of learning real weapons fighting (NO KATAS).
"There is no such thing as sport knife fighting!"
Greg Fraser 619-379-4265
JSK Chin Na (to Sieze & Control) is an advanced study of Joint Manipulation, Pressure Point Attacks, Bone Separation, Muscle Separation, Blood and Air Flow constriction. Unlike most systems who use some form of Chin Na. Jing Shen Kuoshu is well known for it's higher level Combat Chin Na techniques not commonly found in the Western World.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chin na or Qinna () is a Chinese term describing joint lock techniques used in the Chinese martial arts to control or lock an opponent's joints or muscles/tendons so he cannot move, thus neutralizing the opponent's fighting ability. Chin na su (Chinese: 術; pinyin: shù meaning technique) literally translates as technique of catching and locking in Chinese. Some schools simply use the word na to describe the techniques. Chin Na features both standing and ground based grappling techniques.
Some Chinese martial arts instructors focus more on their Chin Na techniques than others. This is one of the many reasons why the Chin Na of one school may differ from that of another. All martial arts contain Chin Na techniques in some degree. The southern Chinese martial arts have more developed Chin Na techniques than northern Chinese martial systems. The southern martial arts have much more prevalent reliance on hand techniques which causes the practitioner to be in closer range to their opponent. There are over 700 Chin Na traditional techniques found in all martial arts. In the Non-Temple White Crane style there are 150-200 Chin Na techniques alone. Along with Fujian White Crane, styles such as Northern Eagle Claw (Ying Jow Pai) and Tiger Claw (Fu Jow Pai) have Chin Na as their martial focus and tend to rely on these advanced techniques.
Since Chinese culture has influenced countries like Japan and Korea, Chinese martial arts has influenced their indigenous styles as well. Aikidoand Jujutsu developed in Japan, and Hapkido found in Korea, had taken their Chin Na techniques from Chinese martials arts. One can see that many original Chinese Chin Na techniques resemble those found in other grappling based arts such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Depending on the school and instructor, Chin Na is assembled in different ways. Some Chin Na systems resemble Brazilian jiu-jitsu due to their focus on ground grappling. Another may be more similar to Judo due to their focus on standing Rou Dao (the soft techniques of Chin Na). The next school may appear more like Hapkido due to their focus on wrist and small joint locks.
There is no universally accepted systemized form of Chin Na. Instead, each school varies due to the instructor's training and/or personal preference of focus.
EVERYONE in the INDUSTRY should get involved in this program.
- Learn how to break up drunken fights without getting hurt yourself or hurting a patron.
- Learn to Control & Mobilize anyone by using pressure points, joint manipulation and stun tactics
- Learn to avoid potential law suits, often caused by the use of excessive force.
- Learn conflict resolution
LADIES IN THE INDUSTRY (bartenders, waitresses, dancers)
- You often leave work with fists full of money, late at night.
- Eliminate much of the fear of walking to you car or leaving work alone
Every Martial Arts enthusiast has a part of him or her who sees the attraction of Weapons Fighting. In this first section of Weapons of the World Class, Greg Fraser will introduce you to the first two of the 5 Weapons Groups... Blunt Force and Bladed Weapons.
The 5 Weapons Groups:
1) Blunt Force/ Impact Weapons
2) Bladed/ Cutting Weapons
3) Flexible Weapons
4) Projectile Weapons
5) Combination Weapons
Blunt Force/Impact Weapons are weapons that cause trauma, bone breaking, internal bleeding and bruising through forces of impact, collision and/ or weight. This is the most common weapon style due to the fact that almost any object you can lift can be turned into “a baseball bat”. The common weapons you will learn here are the beer bottle, pool cue, bar stool, broom... Just kidding. You will learn principles of the staff (pole), hammer (top or bottom heavy tools), plus thesingle and double stick (clubs, escrima sticks, bat etc).
JSK Escrima / Escrima / Kali / Arnis is a study of blunt force and bladed weapons.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A collection of training weapons used in an eskrima class. Includes a padded stick, a rattan stick, a wooden training knife, and a collection of modern aluminum training knives, or "trainers".
Also known as Escrima, Arnis, Kali
Country of origin Philippines
Eskrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts," or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It is also known as Estoque (Spanish for rapier), Estocada (Spanish for thrust or stab) and Garrote (Spanish for club). In Luzon they may go by the name of Arnis de Mano, Pananandata (use of weapons), Sinawali (Pampanga, "to weave"), Sitbatan (Pangasinan), Didya and Kabaroan (Ilocos region). In the Visayasand Mindanao, these martial arts have been referred to as Eskrima, Kali, Kaliradman, Pagaradman and Kalirongan. Kuntaw and Silat are separate martial arts that have been practiced in the islands.
It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all. For the purpose of convenience, this article will use the term Eskrima throughout.
Eskrima masters along with students in Cebu City, Philippines
For all intents and purposes, Eskrima, Arnis and Kali all refer to the same family of Filipino weapon-based martial arts and fighting systems.
Arnis comes from arnes, Old Spanish for armor (harness is an archaic English term for armor which comes from the same roots as the Spanish term). It is derived from the armor costumes used in Moro-moro stage plays where actors fought mock battles using wooden swords. Allegedly, the practice of weaponry by the peasants or Indios was banned by the Spaniards during colonial times and the Moro-moro stick fights were a "disguised" form of continued practice of indigenous martial arts.
Multiple theories exist on the origin of term Kali:
One belief is that the word comes from tjakalele, a tribal style of stick-fencing from Indonesia. This is supported by the similarities between tjakalele and eskrima techniques, as well as Mindanao's proximity to Indonesia.
There exist numerous similar terms of reference for martial arts such as kalirongan, "kalibanga", kaliradman and pagkalikali. These may be the origin of the term kali or they may have evolved from it.
In his book KALI - History of a Forbidden Filipino Fighting Arts, Fred Lazo put forward that Kali was an ancient root word for blade, and that the Filipino words for right hand (kanan) and left hand (kaliwa) are contractions of the terms "way of the blade" (kali daanan) and "without blade" (kali wala) as weapons are usually held with the right hand and the left hand is typically empty.
In their book Cebuano Eskrima: Beyond the Myth however, Dr. Ned Nepangue and Celestino Macachor contend that the term Kali in reference to Filipino martial arts did not exist until the 1960s when two well-known eskrimadors in the United States popularized it to distinguish what they taught from other styles.
Since eskrima and arnis are derived from Spanish words, the preference for the term kali by foreigners may be due to its lack of a definitive foreign origin and an attempt to preserve authenticity of a name that has otherwise been lost to history.
Practitioners of the arts are called eskrimador (male) or eskrimadora (female) for those who call their art eskrima, arnisador for those who call theirs arnis, and kalista or mangangali for those who practice kali.
It is important here to first define the difference between a gun threat and a gun attack. A gun attack is a full combat engagement and we will leave that training to the military, police, firing ranges and other programs where people are shooting at each other.
A gun threat comes into play when someone holds a gun to you but has not fired the gun yet. In this type of situation, the person threatening you with harm is usually looking for something from you, or may be wanting to move you to a secondary location. JSK Tactical Gun Threat training is a top shelf training program that shows people how to position themselves for safety, disarm or redirect a weapon and to do so while being aware of the safety of others who may be around you.
If you’ve been searching for an instructor that can get you results, you should contact Grand Master Greg Fraser. Jing Shen Kuoshu uses the Martial Arts as a recovery and training tool for people who’ve had Catastrophic Injuries, Degenerative Physical Conditions or Permanent Disabilities. Using Martial Arts techniques for bilateral, balanced training, Greg has managed to get individual results with his clients in months that their Physical Therapy never came close too.
H2O Boxing / MMA / Muay Thai was created by Grand Master Greg Fraser as a means to better train his students and competitive fighters. Grand Master Fraser's close collaboration with AqualogixFitness.com has produced a series of instructional courses and programs being incorporated into many fighters training regimens as necessary training.
If you are interested in finding out more about the training programs or would like to train directly with Grand Master/ Coach Fraser:
Email: Greg@JingShenMaster.com or Text 619-379-4265
JSK Boot Camps are uniquely different from other Boot Camps you will find. Participate in our Boot Camps and you will find yourself pushing your limits every time. The great thing about these camps is that they are not only focused on cardio and strength training. Our camps incorporate:
Coordination & Proprioception Development
Joint Integrity Conditioning
Tactical Self Defense
HIIT Training (High Intensity Interval Training)
Structural Alignment Skills
*** And BEST OF ALL..... They are super fun, the groups are very cool. there is music and you are very likely to come away from the experience with a new group of friends.
SUPER BOOT CAMPS. These are our bootcamps where we integrate 2 or more unique instructors/trainers to split your workout between them. Sometimes you will be moving between studios, sweating as you run from one to another studio. If you can find one of these Boot Camps in your area, we very highly recommend that you sign up for them ASAP. They book up quick.
These are testimonial from some of my past and present students and members. I thank them all for their comments.
Greg Fraser has been coaching sport fighters for more than 20 years. He is a USA Boxing Coach and MMA Coach. He has coached over the years out of The USA Training Center, The Boxing Club, Backyard Fitness, Arena Martial Arts & Boxing the JSK Martial Science & Functional Fitness Center.
As a coach, he has had great success with his women amateur boxers who have found success as regional, state, and national champions. He's hotter the Golden Gloves Championships and National Boxing Team trials out of his gym and has maintained great relations with other training studios and gyms. This is very important when a fighter is looking to gain valuable sparring with other fighters. Greg and his other coaches have the ability to walk their fighters into any gym.
Greg started off Invicta pro MMA fighter Michelle Guiterez and has been hired to coach MMA Legend Jose "Pele" Landi Jons for his comeback to the MMA world. Pele is known for being one of the most devastating fighters ever to be in MMA. He has held titles in Pride, Vale Tudo, Muay Thai, Chute Box, and is a blackbelt in BJJ. He has beaten famous fighters like Matt Hughes, Anderson Silva, Alexander Schlemenko and fought other legends like Chuck Lidell. He's come to JSK Boxing for his return to the Cage.