The Arts

A synthesis of the JUN FAN MARTIAL ARTS, FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (KALI, ESCRIMA, ARNIS) and the INDONESIAN MARTIAL ARTS (PENTJAK SILAT) forms the nucleus of the curriculum taught as the MAGDA INSTITUTE SYSTEM.

The training methods and techniques from other martial arts are also incorporated and utilized in the training process at the PHOENIX MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, e.g. ( SAVATE, BERSILAT MUAY THAI)

 Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do Martial Arts is a blend of training methods, attitudes, philosophies, combat techniques, and concepts conceived, researched, and compiled by the late BRUCE LEE (Lee Jun Fan) in 1967. From this Jeet Kune Do eventually evolved.

The base of BRUCE LEE'S JUN FAN METHOD was the Chinese Gung Fu system of Wing Chun which was developed by a female nun about 400 years ago and is considered to be one of the most sophisticated fighting methods to originate in China.

LEE researched and incorporated kicking methods from Northern and Southern Gung Fu systems, French Savate, and Thai Boxing. He incorporated his hand methods from Wing Chun, Western Boxing, Western Fencing, Grappling, and various Gung Fu systems.

The JUN FAN METHOD is considered to be the explosive precursor to a Jeet Kune Do understanding, or in other words, the first step towards totality in Martial Arts or Combat.

 Kali - The Filipino Martial Arts

The Arts of the Philippines are as diverse as the islands themselves, encompassing more than 7,000 of them within the archipelago, with over 87 major languages spoken.

The names vary widely KALI, ESCRIMA, ARNIS, SILAT, ESTOQUE, KALIRADMAN, PAGKALIKALI. As a general term we use "KALI" representing the ancient Art existing before the arrival of the Chinese under the T'ang Dynasty in the 9th century.

Unlike most Martial Art systems, both weaponry and empty hands are taught together; the principles being common to both and interchangeable.

Regardless of whether armed or unarmed, the student learns to relate to any situation using the same concepts of body angling, positioning, zoning, and flowing with the opponent.

Depending upon speed, footwork and skill rather than brute strength, this fluid, practical method of self-defense is one of the most comprehensive Martial Arts systems known.

 Silat - (Indonesian and Malaysian)

Known as PENTJAK SILAT in Indonesia and BERSILAT in Malaysia, the difference between these two arts are subtle. There are over 250 styles commonly practiced in and throughout Indonesia and Malaysia.

Both arts involve various complex and intricate empty hand and foot maneuvers, clever and unique multiple joint locking, sweeping and throwing manipulations. These arts form an important portion of the intermediate and intricate empty hand and foot maneuvers, clever and unique multiple joint locking, sweeping and throwing manipulations.

These arts form an important portion of the intermediate and advanced levels taught at the PHOENIX MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
 
 
 
Dear Greg,
My training at Phoenix Mixed Martial Arts began about three years ago. Since that time I have noticed a great difference in my overall stamina and confidence. I have attained great knowledge in self defense techniques. These techniques have empowered me as a woman and have provided me with the confidence that I can defend myself if I were put in the situation. In addition the instructors and students have always made me feel welcome. The instructors are willing to work one on one and review any technique and always provide positive encouragement. My overall experience at PMA has been a great one and I continue to grow and strengthen my skills as a martial artist.

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