Our Self Defense classes include Judo, Jujitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Judo translating in English to "gentle way", is a Japanese martial art, combat sport and self defense. Judo was created in the year 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Judo is comprised of throws, submission techniques, and hold downs. Judokas are tought techniques and encouraged to learn to apply them in free practice (randori). Good judokas are required to have good moral character should practice judo regularily.
Ju-Jitsu (sometimes spelled Jiu Jitsu) emphasizes utilizing an attacker's own force, or energy against him/her.Ju Jitsu directly translates to "gentle art". The main overiding principle which is prevelent in all Ju Jitsu techniques is that they require minimal effort and they achieve maximum efficency. Ju-Jitsu techniques can be used when striking, grappling, or ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu uses a "no resistance" philosophy to combat. By using redirection, off balancing and elusivity, Jiu Jitsu students can efficently disarm or defeat their opponent. Ju Jitsu students are encouraged to practice in order to cultivate a person's mind, body and soul. It should not be used to vent one's anger, or frustration. Jiu jitsu should be used strictly as a self defense. Many years ago the Japanese Samurai practiced jujitsu and followed the bushido way. Bushido, meaning, "way of the warrior knight" was a code of conduct which outlined the way Samurai should behave. Some examples of martial arts that have derived from Jujitsu are Aikido,Sambo,Karate,Bazilian Jiu Jitsu and, Kenpo. Japanese kickboxing has also been traced to Karate. If you are looking for a Staten Island self defense school, we welcome men, women, and children of all ages.
Our kids classes teach your children self defense, self confidence, and discipline. Our programs will also help your children build focus. Our instructors ephasize education, community involvment and, parental obedience as well as self defense.
Below are a list of Scholarships available to Judo students.
|General Endowment Grant||Academic Honor Society||George Balch Scholarship||Tamo Kitaura Scholarship||Elizabeth Lee Scholarship||Keiko Fukuda Scholarship|
|Noboru Saito Judo Development||Dr Joseph Fitzsimmons Scholarship||John Osako Scholarship||Ben Palacio Scholarship||Jeremy Glick Award||Athlete Scholar of the Year|
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions or as a self defense. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete. The term may also be used, less correctly, to describe hybrid martial arts styles. Be sure to pay our dojo a visit if your interested in MMA or self defense in Staten Island.
Our Mixed Martial Arts program is second to none. If you are interested in fighting in major venues like the U.F.C. come to our MMA Class
Outside of our martial arts programs, we offer classes in Zumba, Kickboxing and Pilates. These classes provide an excellent workout. Many of our students have lost weight, and are leading a more healthy, productive lifestyle.