NO LIMITS - NO NONSENSE
Our adult (and mature teenager) JKD program meets you at your current level of fitness and martial skill; our classes range from beginner to intermediate and expert. Imagine learning MMA tailored for real defense and without the ego produced by competition. Our classes provide the setting and opportunity to increase your ability in 5 areas of competence: technical, athletic, tactical, environmental (scenarios) and emotional. You will learn the most effective attacks and counters in kicking, striking, clinching, and grappling ranges. At the more advanced stages, you will learn how to use edged and impact weapons in all ranges (long range, close quarters range, ground range). The arts that are most prominent in Rogue’s JKD progression are Muay Thai, Boxing, Savate, Wing Chun, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu (usually no-gi), submission wrestling, and the Filipino Arts (Dumog, Pangamot, Kali, Kina Mutai, stick and blade among others).
Our classes are organized according to 10 student levels (ranks) that correspond to 5 phases of ability. In these classes, you will enter a gradual progression. In these you will learn:
1st JKD as an Evidenced-Based Self-Defense System (based in Hick’s law, movement simplicity, knowledge of vulnerable targets, and decision making efficiency under pressure). Levels 1-3
2nd JKD as a Martial Sport (to progressively increase your fitness, athleticism, contact ability and reflexes- think effortless transition between striking, clinching and grappling ranges. Think kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, ripped abs and fit lungs and limbs) (Levels 2-5)
3rd JKD as a Combat Curriculum (think beyond self-defense and contact sport fighting—learning to employ weapons and tactical approaches with athleticism, intensity and uncommon emotional content). (Levels 5-6)
4th JKD as a Martial Science (think advanced understanding of martial arts and creative application of universal principles) (Levels 7-8)
5th JKD as your personal Martial Art and creative expression of your unique self. Think refinement of your personal JKD preferences and identity. (Levels 9-10) We cannot “teach” you this level, but we guide you as we provide the necessary environment, stimuli, and experiences to challenge and refine your progression choices.
COMMUNITY AND EMPOWERMENT
KAT Power is our women’s self-defense program designed to empower women individually and as a community through martial arts and fitness. This program includes the complete Rogue JKD curriculum, but taught from the perspective of a woman for concerns and scenarios specific to women. Our goal is that we may face all challenges to our well-being and work towards a better world for ourselves and others.
KAT stands for Knowledge, Action, Transformation, the essential recipe for change.
Our classes (group, private or semi-private) foster the mindset and physical aptitude you need to effectively defend yourself and others. With a focus on body awareness, strength, and coordination you will learn effective marital arts for real self-defense situations. In addition, we explore the emotional and mental dimensions of self-defense.
Our focus on community offers a dynamic and inspiring place to learn about your innate and potential powers while providing the support you need to accomplish your fitness and martial art goals. Together, we expand power in ourselves and our communities.
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CONTROL - FOCUS - FUN
Our youth program is divided into three sections.
Cat Kids (ages 5-9)
Junior Panthers (9-12)
Our complete youth martial arts program allows students to begin at white belt and earn their junior black belt rank. Our students begin their training in our anti-bullying program, where they learn to verbally and physically set boundaries to neutralize a bully’s behavior. These boundaries also help them become strong leaders who will not engage in bully behavior themselves. To accomplish this, our kids learn the fluid and efficient arts of jiu-jitsu and judo. Once students have developed “growth mindset” and a reliable degree of emotional control and technical skill (somewhere close to orange belt) we will begin to add JKD style hand striking and kicking to their continued jiu jitsu curriculum.
In the first two stages of learning, our classes emphasize non-bullying, respect for classmates, training partner safety, mental focus, attention, athletic work-ethic and positive mental attitude (a.k.a growth mindset). We encourage our students to understand that in training, they may face frustration and challenge, but these obstacles do not represent good reasons to quit on their important goals. As your child becomes more confident in the basic movements and skills of the martial arts, we teach each child a formula to verbally (and, if necessary physically) stand against bully aggression. As students demonstrate greater control over themselves and their environment, we encourage them to use their self-assurance to take on positive leadership roles in the dojo, in school, and their community.
Will my child/young teen learn about dangers adults may pose to their safety?
When students (and parents) are ready, we teach our youth Rogue Safety Strategies. These involve evidenced-based strategies (largely established in situational awareness and avoiding danger) that address adult aggression against youth. Because stranger danger only accounts for a small ratio of the dangers a child might face, their education will include developing good habits of communication with parents, setting boundaries and maintaining them, recognizing potential danger, preemptively avoiding it and, of course, escaping safely. Relying on physical force against an adult is only a last resort. We all know that the idea of “stranger danger” is a bit dated and such is only a small portion of an education in keeping one’s self safe. We keep this education age-appropriate and we require parents to review the outline that will be taught as well as written parental permission in order for students to participate.
Will my child be required to compete?
Students are not required to enter competitions, but if students of team panther and junior panther wish, they may enter community martial arts competitions appropriate to their age, rank and training.