Self-Defense

Kids Self-Defense

Instruction for kids will cover self-defense basics based in the disciplines of Kajukenbo Ge Shou Dao, Submission Grappling and Wrestling. This combination of hand-to-hand training focuses on proper striking, defense, standing and ground grappling techniques geared towards self-defense. Instruction includes “hands-on” drilling practice and live situation training as well. All students will train together as a class; beginner through expert will learn techniques as a group in a safe and fun environment.

Children progress from beginner to advanced via a youth belt rank promotions system. There are two categories for kids' classes:  Phase 1 Youth RSMA class is offered to kids ages 4-11 years old; Phase 2 Youth RSMA class is offered to students that are 12-16 years old. To register CLICK HERE.  

COST:  The Reality Sports Martial Arts program made possible through donations only. Please determine what you are willing and able to pay for this training opportunity. No monthly contracts are required for membership. A donation box is available at every workout, or if you prefer to donate online CLICK HERE.

Adult Self-Defense

Adults will also receive training in the disciplines of Kajukenbo Ge Shou Dao, Submission Grappling and Wrestling. The adult class focuses on much more than the basics of hand-to-hand combat although proper striking, defense, standing and ground grappling techniques are covered in each class. Instruction also includes weapon control and disarms, and high-paced live training that includes ground defenses as well as multiple attackers. All students will train together as a class; beginner through expert will learn techniques and skills as a group in a safe and fun environment. Adults will progress from white belt through black belt as each student masters the curriculum. To register CLICK HERE

COST:  The Reality Sports Martial Arts program is funded and made possible through donations only. Please determine what you are willing and able to pay for this training opportunity. No monthly contracts are required for membership. A donation box is available at every workout or if you prefer to donate online CLICK HERE.

What is Kajukenbo?

Kajukenbo is a hybrid martial art that combines Karate, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, and Boxing. The name is derived from the parent systems: “ka” (”karate”), “ju” (”judo”/”jiu jitsu”), “ken” (”kenpo”), “bo” (”Chinese and American boxing”). Kajukenbo was founded in 1947 in Oahu, Hawaii. It developed out of a group calling themselves the “Black Belt Society," which consisted of black belts from various martial arts backgrounds who met to train and learn with each other. This was the beginning of a progressive, adaptive style designed to combine the most useful aspects of the arts. We see this as the genesis of the mixed martial arts phenomenon today. Ge Shou Dao is the adaptation of the many continuing aspects of Kajukenbo.

What is Submission Grappling?

Submission grappling is a general term used to refer to a martial art and combat sport that is comprised of numerous grappling disciplines focused on grappling in the stand-up clinch and ground ranges with the goal of defeating an opponent through the use of submission holds comprised of joint locks and chokes. In short, submission grappling is a grappling system that varies from school to school in the martial arts community. Mixed martial arts schools use the term "submission grappling" to refer to a grappling skill set while avoiding association with a single grappling art like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo or Judo, etc.

The grappling system that Reality Sports Martial Arts utilizes as part of the self-defense program is a progressive submission grappling system that joins Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo into one style. We believe that a martial artist that is not only proficient while striking on their feet but confident in ground defense situations will aid in becoming a well rounded self-defense practitioner.

What is Wrestling?

Wrestling, wres·tling/ˈres(ə)ling/ Noun: The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules.

Merriam-Webster states:

Wrestling has been popular throughout recorded history. Origins of the sport can be traced back to ancient cave drawings in France. Early Egyptian and Babylonian reliefs depict wrestlers using many of the same holds and techniques known to the present-day. American settlers brought a strong wrestling tradition with them from England. Wrestling is also recorded in Asian martial arts as being an important training and applied aspect of hand-to-hand combat in various traditional disciplines.

The wrestling techniques that have been blended with the RSMA program derive from the modern day sport of Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling are combat sports which confront two competitors who try to gain control over their opponent through the use of throws, locks, leg trips (except Greco-Roman), and clinching techniques. Wrestling techniques blended with striking offer the student the ability to control aspects of many physical attacks. This is accomplished by defending “takedowns” or by taking their opponent off of their feet if the situation calls for it.

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