Proudly serving Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Muay Thai, MMA and Kickboxing to Union, Springfield, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, Maplewood, Irvington, Roselle, Roselle Park, Cranford, Garwood, Short Hill, Summit and surrounding areas in NJ. 

  • ​​​Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak
  • Full Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Paul Vunak
  • Blue Glove in Savate under Nicholas Saignac
  • Fitness Conditioning Coach
  • Muay Thai/Kickboxing Coach (Yellow Armband)
  • Defensive Grappling Coach
  • Edge Weapons Instructor
  • Impact Weapons Instructor​
  • Force Continuum Instructor
  • CPR/AED First Aid Certified
  • Practical And Tactical Handcuffing (PATH Certified)
  • Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB Certified)
  • ​​Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT Certified)

​HEAD INSTRUCTOR - aNDRE tOSADO

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AREAS OF TRAINING (CURRICULUM)


Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do - Bruce Lee’s personal system, the Jun Fan Martial Arts / Jeet Kune Do, is known for its economy of motion and integration of arts and ranges. Natural attributes such as coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength, and agility are improved by the innovative teaching and training methods developed by Bruce Lee, and preserved and taught today by his protege, student and training partner, Dan Inosanto.


Filipino Martial Arts - The Filipino martial arts are known by many names but most commonly Kali, Arnis or Escrima.  Kali is an ancient word that serves as an umbrella term for all the Filipino martial arts. The word itself translates as the study of “Body Motion”.  Although the base of the system is in weaponry, its empty hand systems feature some of the most sophisticated techniques and training methods in existence.  The weaponry training covers a wide spectrum featuring stick, blade and knife as well as flexible weapons and weapons of opportunity. 


Panantukan - is also a key component of Filipino Martial Arts. It is theorized to have evolved from Filipino weapons fighting because in warfare, unarmed fighting is usually a method of last resort for when combatants are too close in proximity (such as trapping and grappling range) or have lost their weapons. Aside from this, some unarmed techniques and movements in certain Eskrima/Arnis/Kali systems are directly derived from their own weapon-based forms. In some classical Eskrima/Arnis/Kali systems, the terms Mano mano, De Cadena (Spanish for "of chain") and Cadena de Mano (Spanish for "hand chain") are the names for their empty hand components. Aside from punching, the suntukan components in Eskrima includes kicking, locking, throwing and dumog (grappling).

​​Grappling Tactics - Our training is a blend of different arts like Brazilain Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Filipino Dumog and wrestling that covers basic takedowns, submissions, lock flows and positioning to and from the ground. Our goal is not to fight on the ground but to feel comfortable enough to control your opponent in order to get back to your feet. We also incorporate the Filipino art of Kino Mutay, also known as the art of “biting and piching”.



DEFENSIVEFIT LEVELS

Level 1 - (6 months training) Beginner
In Level 1 the student is introduces to the FUNDAMENTALS!!!…The stance, footwork, basic strikes, distance, angling and timing. 


Level 2 - (12 months training) Junior Student

In Level 2 the students learns to create openings in the opponents attack utilizing fakes, feits, hand/foot trapping, limb destruction, locks and throws.


Level 3 - (18 months training) Senior Student

​In Level 3 the students learns to adapt to different opponents, styles, speeds and ranges. As your skills come together to represent the complete martial spectrum, you will improve your sense of distance, timing, rhythm and flow. 


Level 4 - (24 months training) Apprentice Instructor
In Level 4 the student should feel comfortable responding to any type of attack regardless if its empty or against a weapon. Motions are based on good instinct and reflexes.


Level 5 - (30 months training) Associate Instructor

At this point you will be encouraged to follow your personal interests and specialize in any specific area. The direction you take will be discuss between you and your instructor.​​ 


Level 6 - (36 months training) Full Instructor

At this level you have developed your own "STYLE" ...of fighting.

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