Saturday, August 11, 2012

IMPACT Phoenix Krav Maga & Jeet Kune Do Classes

IMPACT - Real World Self Defense and Combat Conditioning
Practical Tactical Close Quarters Combatives | Hand to Hand Hand to Weapon Combat | CQC

Learn The Methods Taught To SWAT, Special Forces, Bodyguards and Military 
IMPACT is a unique fusion of Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Military Hand to Hand Combat.  Developed by Master Instructor John Nottingham, developer of a highly efficient Military Combatives system for Special Forces (VIPER/RAGE H2H).  It's foundation is World War II Combatives, OSS and SAS tactics, sometimes referred to as Close Combat Training.  It also integrates protective strategies from the field of executive security (professional bodyguards).

Phoenix Krav Maga Classes - IMPACT 
Krav Maga is a Hebrew word for “contact combat”.  Developed as an effective defense for military personnel and Special Forces in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), it is an eclectic hand-to-hand combat system that makes use of striking techniques, grappling, mostly known for its highly efficient and devastating counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting aggressive self defense skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer, gymnast and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava in the mid- to late-1930s. In the late-1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide hand-to-hand combat training to what was to become the IDF, who went on to develop the system that became known as Krav Maga. It has since been refined for civilian, police and military applications.

Krav Maga Philosophy and Concepts
Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression. Krav Maga is used by IDF Special Forces units and several closely related variations have been developed and adopted by law enforcement and intelligence organizations, Mossad and Shin Bet. There are several organizations teaching variations of Krav Maga internationally, the name in Hebrew means “hand-to-hand combat.” Krav meaning “battle” and Maga meaning “touch" or "contact.”

Generally, there are no rules in Krav Maga, as it is a defense fighting technique which is not regulated, but utilized to keep the user safe and incapacitate the opponent by any means necessary. Men and women generally undergo the same drills. It has no sporting federation, and there are no official uniforms or attire, although some organizations do recognize progress through training with rank badges, different levels, and belts.
General Krav Maga principles include:

Economy: Counter attacking as soon as possible, simultaneous attack and defense or attacking preemptively.

Soft Targets: Targeting attacks to the body’s most vulnerable points such as the eyes, jaw, throat, groin, knee etc.

Neutralization: Neutralizing the opponent as quickly as possible by responding with an unbroken stream of counter attacks and if necessary a takedown/joint break.

360 Awareness: Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack and so on.

Combat Conditioning
Basic training is a mixed aerobic and anaerobic workout. Protective pads and other personal protection equipment may be used during initial training. Scenarios are used to train personnel for situations typically encountered in street patrol or combat situations. Training scenarios teach students to ignore distractions. Other training methods to increase realism might include blindfolding or exercising trainees to near exhaustion before dealing with a simulated attack, as well as training outdoors on a variety of surfaces and restrictive situations.

Get Fit, Fight Fat, and Stay Strong
Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one’s surroundings and potentially threatening circumstances before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with potentially violent situations, and physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.

PFS Jeet Kune Do Concepts Based on Bruce Lee's Street Fighting Method
Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS) is an organization dedicated to teaching realistic self defense and promoting the expansion of Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts. Paul Vunak is the developer of the R.A.T. system and a combat trainer of Navy Seal teams, F.B.I. and D.E.A. agents. Paul is a top student of Dan Inosanto who was in turn a top student of Bruce Lee; Dan is considered to be one of the co-founders of JKD and has continued to develop the art since Bruce Lee's death.

Taught to the U.S. Navy Seals, CIA, FBI, DOD & DEA
Initiated by Dan Inosanto student Navy SEAL Team member Frank Cucci, Rapid Assault Tactics was developed by street fighting specialist Paul Vunak for the U.S. Navy Seals as a primary combative program based in Jeet Kune Do concepts. 

Used by Over 50 Police Departments
The R.A.T. system places an emphasis on self-preservation using a realistic fighting matrix that is designed to quickly neutralize an opponent, even if they are bigger and stronger. Rapid Assault Tactics specializes in capitalizing the phase or range in which an attack is occurring and conditions individuals on how to neutralize to the threat with the most effective techniques. Today, the R.A.T. system is taught to Special Forces, Military, F.B.I, D.E.A, C.I.A, and over 50 police Departments in the U.S and other countries.

The complete Progressive Fighting Systems curriculum includes force continuum, weapons, stand up, mass attack, and ground fighting tactics. Training is personally taught by John Nottingham who is a certified PFS Full Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak, Bodyguard Trainer and Airborne Army Veteran who served in a Special Forces reserve support unit.

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