Self-Defense is more than just fighting techniques. Combat Athletics is our all-encompassing self-defense class. This class discusses basic self-defense tactics and teaches fundamental techniques. However, what makes it truly unique is how it incorporates practical fitness. You won’t be doing pushups and jumping jacks in this class. Instead, you will be running through obstacles, climbing fences, jumping over barriers, etc. Everything you do is designed to introduce you to real life self-defense situations and prepare you for any possible scenario. Every exercise and drill is a practical movement that is directly applicable to self-defense. This class will get you in the best shape of your life and teach you life-saving techniques and tactics in the process!
Jujitsu was developed in the 1500’s in Japan. It was a combination of many different battlefield martial arts being used at the time. Its focus was on grappling and throwing techniques. Strikes were taught and used, but were secondary techniques. This was due to the fact that the opponent was to be an armed and armored samurai. Grappling techniques proved to be much more effective against armor and weapons than strikes.
Time has not lessened the effectiveness of these traditional techniques. In fact, Jujitsu has spawned several new martial arts and sports through its history not the least of which include Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While Judo and BJJ tend to have more of a sport, one-on-one combat emphasis, traditional Jujitsu has been able to stick to its self-defense roots. It still incorporates weapon defenses and has been adopted by many modern law enforcement agencies to be used as an effective arresting system.