Kenpo ClassesIn the movie "The Perfect Weapon," Kenpo is described as "a combination of ancient fighting techniques and modern scientific principles. An unending flow of motion, a force that can overwhelm any attacker. Every move creates a specific reaction in your opponent, each reaction leads you to your next move. Every strike is a block, every block is a strike. Each move flows into the next. This logical and sequential flow of motion is the essence of Kenpo. Kenpo can be the most lethal of the martial arts. To control the power of Kenpo, you must first learn to control yourself. Train your spirit as you train your body - developing inner strength, balance, and harmony as you learn. A master of Kenpo is more than an expert in the martial arts, he is a master of himself."
Many martial arts are static and unchanging. They often take a cookie cutter approach to teaching Karate. Kenpo Karate takes a different approach, recognizing the unique strengths of each individual. Kenpo is not a static art, it is a living art which changes over time. Each schools' style and teaching reflects the styles of its' Sifus. Each person's style reflects their personal strengths.
Starting with very basic movements, we work to build a strong foundation for self-defense techniques that will work on the street. As the individual progresss, more movements are added, until the student becomes a blur of motion as they move through a technique. As a student moves to the advanced levels, they begin to learn and use the principles behind the techniques. Their movements become less about the static technique and more about using the principles they have learned.
If you are looking for a program that will out the best in you while providing you a system of street ready self defense, Brand X is the place to go.
Junior KenpoA traditional martial art teaches values along with self-defense. Among these values are:
* self discipline
In our Kenpo kids program, we focus on developing these character traits. Along with our character development program we work to encourage physical fitness in our kids. Recent studies have shown that a large percentage of our children are overweight and under exercised. At Brand X, we promote and encourage healthy habits and lifestyles which the kids will carry with them into adulthood. As with all of our classes, real self defense is taught. Along with the physical aspects of self defense, role playing is used to help guard our kids against real world dangers.
We refer to the kids in our program as OUR kids. At Brand X, we think of our school as an extended family. It is important to us that they train in a safe environment, but learn the skills needed to keep them safe in a world that is no longer safe for children. We believe in family and encourage families to be actively involved with their child's training. For those kids who have parents training at our school, we encourage them to train together. Well behaved kids can train with their parents in the adult classes. We believe that training together brings the family closer.
Our Kenpo Kids meet twice per week and the starting age is four years old.
Krav Maga ClassesIn the late 1940's the Israeli government tasked Imi Lichtenfield with developing a self-defense and hand-to-hand combat system for the Israeli military. Imi set about developing a practical, no nonsense system that could be used by people of all ages and abilities. He also developed training methods that helped people to develop the fighting instinct necessary to survive a real life violent street confrontation. The result was the system known as Krav Maga. Originally taught exclusively to the Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli Police, and Secret Service, Krav Maga ("Contact Combat" in Hebrew) became the official self-defense and fighting system for these agencies.
Krav Maga has been tested and refined through years of conflict. Its' battle tested techniques are easy to learn, retain, and perform under life threatening situations. Because of these attributes and its' unique training methods, Krav Maga has been adopted by and taught to many federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the F.B.I., U.S. Marshal Service, D.E.A., U.S. Secret Service, and the San Diego Police Department.
Now the world's most effective fighting system is being offered to civilians. Its' powerful, easy to learn techniques can empower you, making you more confident, and giving you the tools to protect yourself and your family. In the Poway and Ramona area, the optimal Krav Maga Training Center is Brand X.