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​HEAD INSTRUCTOR - aNDRE tOSADO

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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. 

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  • ​​​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 
  • Grappling Training (over 3 years)
  • 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)

CURRICULUM


Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (Fundamentals) - 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 Art (Weapons) - 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. 

JKD Thai Kickboxing - JKD Thai Kickboxing is a blend of Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Panantukan (Filipino Boxing) and Jun Fan Kickboxing. It is a stand-up “style” of striking that is taught by Sifu Andre Tosado from his training with different martial arts. Like Muay Thai and Panantukan it incorporates punches, kicks, elbows, knees and standing grappling however, JKD Thai Kickboxing it’s about 75% punches, Knees and elbows and about 25% kicking. Most kicks are directed to the thigh or the knee.
(Note: we also teach a traditional Muay Thai curriculum offered by the World Thai Boxing Association for those interested in earning ranking in Muay Thai. All test are conducted by Kru Mike Wolf of Martial Strength Training Academy)

​​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”.



JEET KUNE DO KALI BLEND RANKING


Phase 1 - Student Instructor
In level 1 the student is introduces to the FUNDAMENTALS!!!…The stance, footwork, basic strikes, distance, angling and timing. The students also learns to work on his/her body mechanics, coordination and sensitivity by getting expose to the different arts that we teach while developing an effective defensive structure and the ability to generate an offense. You will also learns to respond to his/hers opponents attacks and mistakes without thinking. You will learn to create openings in your opponents attack utilizing hand and foot trapping, limb destruction and locks using drills/techniques from Kali, Jun Fan and Muay Thai.


Phase 2 - Apprentice Instructor
​Here is where your skills are truly tested. In this level 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. We also encourage the student to compete in amateur contact sports like Muay Thai, Kickboxing or MMA.
Competing is NOT a requirement just a recommendation in order to test your skills in a control matter.


Phase 3 - Full Instructor

In this level the training is non-stop action that flows through the spectrum of arts. In level 1 thru 32you learn the necessary skills to train at the highest levels. Motions are based on good instinct and reflexes. At this point you should feel comfortable responding to any type of attack regardless if its empty or against a weapon. This is your final yet toughest level. At this point you will be encouraged to follow your personal interests and specialize in a specific area of the art. The direction you take will be discuss between you and your instructor.​​

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