TANG SOO DO (TSD)
Tang Soo Do (translated: Art of the Knife-Hand) originates from a Korean Martial Art with origins dating back centuries to the “Tang Dynasty”. Great Grand Master Hwang Kee developed Tang Soo Do from his studies of Soo Bahk Do and both Northern and Southern Chinese Kung-Fu/Gung-Fu. Great Grand Master Chuck Norris studied Tang Soo Do in Korea and instructed students in the USA. Great Grand Master Fred Weeks was a student of Mr. Norris’ system throughout the 1970’s. Kuk Sul Nim (Founding Grand Master) Fred Weeks and his wife Susan Weeks founded the Allied Tang So Do Federation in 1980.
Training in Tang Soo Do stresses the development of the total person: the mental, the spiritual, and the physical. It provides an excellent form of self-defense while keeping the student physically fit and mentally alert. Tang Soo Do is a Martial Art not a sport. It is taught with traditional Korean focus for Life Skill Development (such as Respect, Discipline, Honor, Patience, Etiquette, and Stamina). Allied Tang Soo Do Federation is also blended with American ingenuity and openness to insure techniques and training practices are effective and reality base.
Just as pictued, The entire Weeks Family has trained and earned Black Belts. ATF is a Family... a Tribe. Mr. Fred, Susan, Chance & Range can all attest to how training in Martial Arts will help raise the standards in every part of your life.
In TSD you will learn: 1. Discipline and Life Skills 2. Hard and Soft Styles of Karate 3. Fitness structure that you can use in any season of your life. 4. Comradery and Social Skills 5. Appreciation for Martial Arts Culture. 6. Flexibility and Strength. 7. A relentless attitude to succeed.
Kubudo (translated as “For War”) is an Okinawan developed martial art that focuses on the use of weapons as a means of warfare. Conventional weapons of the age were outlawed by occupying Japanese military. Therefore, the Okinawan people developed their farming tools into weapons and utilized their resourcefulness of improvising to defend themselves and their families. The Kama, Sai, Nunchaku, Bo, Tonfa, Oar, and Tekko are the most common implements that were utilized.
Great Grand Master and Soke Tom Hunnicutt is ATF Martial Arts direct link to Okinawan Karate & Kubudo. Soke Tom studied the arts of Shorin-Ryu and Kubudo directly from Hohan Soken Sensei in Okinawa. Soke Tom is a Tenth Degree Black Belt and has promoted Great Grand Master Fred Weeks to Tenth Degree Black Belt under his system.
What you will learn: 1. How to use weapons as an extension of your hand. 2. A basic understanding of traditional and non-traditional Okinawan weapons. 3. How to integrate weapons into Tang Soo Do training and Hyung. 4. How to specialize in at least one traditional Okinawan weapon. 5. How to use weapons as a means of self-defense and combat. 6. How to improvise and create weapons from everyday objects. 7. The history and discipline of effective weaponry.
JEET KUNE DO & JUN FAN GUNG FU (JKD)
Jeet Kune Do (JKD), literally translated from Chinese is “The way of the intercepting hand and foot”, is a conceptual martial art founded by Sijung (Founding Father) Bruce Lee. Jeet Kune Do is essentially The Way of No Way. It is a philosophy applied to all Martial Arts so that individuals develop at their personal best resulting in a unique martial art style of their very own.
Accompanying JKD is the martial art of Jun Fan Gung Fu (also known as Lee Jun Fan). Lee Jun Fan is Bruce Lee’s Chinese name and Gung Fu is the Southern Chinese pronunciation of Kung Fu. This is the developmental martial art that Sijung/Sijo (Head Grand Master) Bruce Lee created and practiced himself until the time of his death. Formally the art was termed “Jeet Kune Do Concepts of Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu”. Many times we simply refer to it as JKD for short.
ATF Martial Arts offers Jeet Kune Do to its Students to reinforce the idea that a martial artist is to create the art of their own that fits their personality, physical potential and design, and developmental style.
In JKD you will learn: 1. How to Stimulate Creativity as a Martial Artist. 2. How to choose styles and techniques that fit you best. 3. How to streamline martial technique no matter what your style or preference. 4. The developmental function and purpose of the different ranges of combat. 5. How to read and control your opponent in all stages on confrontation. 6. The basic Structure of Sijo Lee’s Martial Art system at the time of his death. 7. The appreciation of Martial Arts Philosophy.
KALI – SILAT – FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (FMA)
Kali and Silat are martial arts from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia known for their use of knives, swords, and sticks. In the United States these arts are often referred to as “Exotic Martial Arts” because of their tribal natures. Each tribe or family was said to have their own versions of Kali/Silat that would be passed down through the generations.
Manong Guro (Grand Master Instructor) Dan Inosanto is the man accredited with unifying many of the Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) systems and curriculums. Guro Inosanto was also an avid student of Bruce Lee and is considered by many to be his successor in JKD.
FMA is also a fundamental empty hand martial art that has sub-systems which include boxing, kickboxing, close quarter combat, grappling, projectiling and firearms training. Our modern version of boxing/kickboxing is derived from FMA concepts of movement and striking technique.
In modern world self-protection, the need for weapon defense and weapons training is a reality. Whether confronted with an attacker wielding a knife, stick or teaching our students how to properly defend themselves with these weapons, the art of Kali gives the ATF Martial Arts student the knowledge needed to survive.
What you will learn is: 1. How to use weapons as an extension of your body. 2. How to rely on your classmates, family, and friends for unified awareness and defense. 3. A basic understanding and functioning of the sword, knife, stick, and palm stick. 4. How to protect yourself at all times against attackers. 5. A devastating form of self-defense and offense that is used by military and police around the world. 6. Systems of thought and movement for both weapons (flexible, inflexible, projectile, improvised) and empty hand combat. 7. Tribal Community and appreciation.
KRAV MAGA Krav Maga is Hebrew meaning “Contact Fighting.” The word maga means “contact” and the word krav means “battle” or “fight”. In Krav Maga, there are no rules. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fighting system, not a sport. The focus is on strategies and effectiveness in real-life conditions and situations. The attacks and defenses in Krav Maga training are borrowed from a martial artist’s already existing skill set and knowledge base that are then used and intensified for life threatening situations. The goal of training is to neutralize attacks, counter attack for self-protection purposes and to escape rapidly and as safely as possible. Though self-protection is the main goal of Krav Maga, the conditioning and drills make Krav Maga the ideal training for self-defense, fighting, and fitness. Krav Maga was created by an Israeli Special Forces Soldier named Imi Lichtenfeld. Grand Master Lichtenfeld taught the Israel’s military forces combat skills he learned from a lifetime of study in the martial arts. We use Krav Maga scenario based structure to maximize awareness in life and to psychologically condition the use of martial arts skills if needed. We do not teach a specific Krav Maga curriculum but utilize its training methods to enhance our martial arts skills.
In Krav Maga you will learn: 1. Scenario based tactics for survival. 2. How to make life saving decisions when under stress. 3. How to maximize fitness strategies for martial arts performance. 4. How to survive in the toughest self-defense conditions. 5. How to avoid and/or neutralize attacks as quickly as possible. 6. How to escalate quickly in self-defense situations 7. How to minimize collateral damage and harm to your family while developing preparedness plans in your life.
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING AND FITNESS
Muay Thai is a combat sport from the Muay Martial Arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.
Knowing that self-protection and fighting are totally different situations, our Kickboxing curriculum teaches our students techniques used in all ranges of realistic stand up fighting while getting them in the best shape of their lives. ATF’s kickboxing curriculum incorporates the punching techniques of western boxing with the kicking, kneeing, and elbow strikes of Muay Thai kickboxing. This combination makes for dynamic fitness and conditioning.
Kickboxing at ATF Martial Arts is a program for anyone wanting to learn a dominating, stand up striking curriculum. ATF Martial Arts Kickboxing instructors will teach you the art that has become world famous from its use in MMA matches.
Kickboxing training is designed to be your primary cardio fitness program. And Kickboxing can be used as a compliment to any other existing fitness program. When Kickboxing is performed consistently, muscles will become toned and lifted, and overall stamina, energy, and metabolic levels will improve. Science has proven that kickboxing will also strengthen connective tissue, bones, and will naturally increase testosterone in men.
What you will learn: 1. Striking abilities for sport and self-defense. 2. How to condition and tone muscles and cardio vascular systems. 3. How to recognize visual attack lines. 4. The ability to get hit and stay focused. 5. The “8 Limb System” of conditioning. 6. How to incorporate head-butts, knees, and elbows into your self-protection system. 7. How to control your level of confrontation from sport play to real combat.
ATF’s Combat Grappling blends the Martial Arts of Hapkido, Aikido, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Sambo, and Silat into a Self-Defense system that focuses on how to utilize ground fightingin real life combat scenarios. ATF Combat Grappling focuses to
prevent take downs, get back up as soon as possible if taken down,
and to strike, bite, clinch, pinch, break bones and joints, incapacitate the opponent and utilize effective weapons to do so.
Our grappling system is not competition or sport based, it is
designed for immediate and effective use for self-protection in many environments.
Through learning throws, joint locks, and submission holds students will be better able to defend themselves while standing up in close range or in the event that they are on the ground. Combat Grappling Instruction from our amazing instructors will also help get you in the best shape of your life, teach you to defend yourself, and give you that self-confidence you have been looking for.
What you will learn: 1. How to avoid and neutralize take downs. 2. How to get up as quickly as possible if taken down. 3. How to effectively use grappling techniques in combat scenarios. 4. Core movements and strength necessary to survive multiple attackers on the ground. 5. Breaking, locking, and choking techniques for both standing and ground grappling. 6. Weapon deployment and use while in close quarter and grappling range. 7. “Dirty Fighting” to gain advantages for survival.
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