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TAEKWONDO

Taekwondo teaches more than just physical fighting skills. It is one of the most scientific and systematic Korean martial arts. Taekwondo is a discipline that teaches ways of improving our lives and our spirits by training our mind and body. It has gained an international reputation and is now a global sport which stands among the official games in the Olympics.

Muay Thai is a combat sport with origins in Thailand. It utilizes techniques of stand-up boxing and fighting along with various clinching and striking techniques. It is a physical and mental martial art which involves combat on foot and is known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” because Muay Thai combat relies on the use of fists, elbows, knees, feet, and shins. In Muay Thai opponents exchange blows with each other using full body movement to punch, kick, elbow and block.

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KARATE

Karate has its origin in Japan and traditionally emphasizes self-defense. Modern training utilizes psychological components for building proper attitude, fearlessness, virtue, perseverance, and leadership skills. Elements of Karate focus on physical exercise and competition. Instruction may include lessons on striking, punching, kicking, and open hand techniques.

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WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE (F.I.S.T.)

First Instinct Street Techniques (F.I.S.T.) is designed to help individuals of all ages develop self-defense proficiency without having to be a martial artist. Students are taught to suppress their natural reactive instincts, to have greater awareness of their surroundings, and to react in ways that lower the immediate danger.

F.I.S.T. training teaches simple strikes that students can easily master. It also teaches students how to utilize various items as weapons such as car keys or a common daily use ink pen. F.I.S.T. training is practical and places students in realistic, common attack situations such as entering a car or elevator, and teaches them how they may respond to a surprise attack.

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BRAZILIAN JUI-JITSU

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art which focuses on grappling and ground fighting. This art was developed in Brazil with its roots from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. BJJ focuses on an individual’s use of leverage, techniques, and tactics to overcome size and strength. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective arts today and also a great combat sport that helps build character that goes beyond the training mat.

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SPECIAL CHALLENGES

The Jhonya’s Club Mission is to reach all children who are unable to achieve their individual potential because of mental, physical or financial limitation in order to better serve themselves and others and in turn enrich their lives and the world.

Jhonya’s Club was conceptualized by Chief Master Dan Jackson who has been teaching the martial arts for over 35 years. His exceptional and unique talent for teaching children with various mental and physical challenges is truly original.

The program is both educational and entertaining for children and has consistently proven to be beneficial for treating the following disorders: Autism, OCD, ADHD, ADD, bipolar disorder, depression, conduct disorder, and more.

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KUNG FU

Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art which stresses conditioning, flexibility and self-defense techniques. In Kung Fu various stances, kicks, and strikes are practiced and later added with forms that introduce coordination through proper stances, stepping, kicking, striking and blocking.

In Kung Fu, as students advance their coordination, fighting and self-defense habits improve. Students develop more fluid reactions and techniques which they may practice in advanced bare hand weapon and two-person forms.