Martial Arts you can be ranked in:
Here at Coastal Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitau Academy we are a multi-disciplinary school, registered with several of the most prominent organizations in the world. You will have the opportunity to join these these organizations (optional) and earn your rank that is recognized throughout the world. Here are the disciplines you can be ranked in:
1. Traditional Jujitsu (American Federation of Jujitsu)
2. Krav Maga (Krav Maga Alliance)
3. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Jiu Jitsu Global Federation)
4. Judo (United States Judo Federation)
About the Adaptive Martial Arts curriculum:
Adaptive martial artsis a system and curriculum of techniques & training methods with the foundation based on Traditional Japanese JuJitsu Martial-Arts. However, to expand-upon the foundation of the JuJitsu curriculum (and to help make the overall adaptive martial arts system more adaptable to a situation or Opponent, and to be more well-rounded, efficient and effective), a collection of tools, techniques and training-methods from several other styles have been adopted.
Aside from traditional martial arts as being the foundation of our training, some of the other integrated techniques & training-methods come from other styles such as; traditional Japanese jujitsu, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, judo, weapons (nunchucks and bo staff) and Kali (Filipino Stick-&-Knife Fighting).
About the Philosophy of Adaptive self-defense:
Though many of the techniques offered in the our system could be applied to some Martial-Arts sports competitions, system and philosophy of adaptive self-defense is geared towards being a practical and effective means of Self-Defense as those of us with disabilities are often considered to be an easy "mark" for assault. We also aim to improve self confidence, and to begin to connect Mind, body and soul.
The curriculum of adaptive self-defense does not have a foundation, structure and outline in which to learn and practice, nothing is "written in stone" as the we are a fluid and dynamic system that changes with the needs of of the individual, so the practitioner will have their own strengths, limitations, experience and knowledge in which to apply the techniques. Adaptive self-defense is designed to promote the growth and development of 360 degree awareness and an awareness of their surroundings to a constantly changing environment. Every technique taught is a tool that can be adapted to the individual. As Bruce Lee said: "it is not the daily increase, but daily decrease, hack away the unessential." We want the disabled to embark on a journey of self awareness and improvement.
Adaptive self-defense also focuses on philosophies of Bruce Lee and Jeet-Kune-Do:
I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves".
“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
Krav Maga encourages students to avoid confrontation. If this is impossible or unsafe, it promotes finishing a fight as quickly as possible. Attacks are aimed at the most vulnerable parts of the body, and training is not limited to techniques that avoid severe injury; some even permanently injure or cause death to the opponent. Drills provide maximum safety to students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.
Students learn to defend against all variety of attacks and are taught to counter in the quickest and most efficient way.
Ideas in Krav Maga include:
- Counter attacking as soon as possible (or attacking pre-emptively).
- Targeting attacks to the body's most vulnerable points, such as: the eyes, neck or throat, face, solar plexus, groin, ribs, knee, foot, fingers, etc.
- Maximum effectiveness and efficiency in order to neutralize the opponent as quickly as possible.
- Maintaining awareness of surroundings while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attackers, objects that could be used to defend or help attack, and so on.
Training can also cover situational awareness to develop an understanding of one's surroundings, learning to understand the psychology of a street confrontation, and identifying potential threats before an attack occurs. It may also cover ways to deal with physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible.
(Japanese: ヌンチャク Hepburn: nunchaku?, often "nunchuks", "danger sticks", "juan-tuo" or "chainsticks" in English) is a traditional Okinawan martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope. It was used by Okinawan nobles, but was not a popular weapon because it was not efficient against the most widely used weapons of that time, and few techniques for its use exist. The two sections of the weapon are commonly made out of wood, while the link is a cord or a metal chain. The nunchaku is most widely used in martial arts such as Okinawan kobudō and karate, and makes a good training weapon, since it allows the development of quicker hand movements and improves posture. Many varieties of nunchaku are available.
In modern times, nunchakus (Tabak-Toyok) were popularized by actor and martial artist Bruce Lee and his student, actor and martial arts instructor Dan Inosanto, in their respective movies. Organizations including The North American Nunchaku Association, World Amateur Nunchaku Organization, Fédération Internationale de Nunchaku de Combat et Artistique, World Nunchaku Association, and International Techdo Nunchaku Association teach the use of nunchaku as a contact sport.
Modern-day nunchaku can be made from metal, wood, plastic or fibreglass. Toy and replica versions made of Styrofoam or plastic are also available. Except for use in professional martial art schools, possession of this weapon is illegal in some countries.
The earliest form of the bō, a staff, has been used throughout Asia since the beginning of recorded history. The first bo were called ishibo, and were made of stone. These were hard to make and were often unreliable. These were also extremely heavy. The konsaibo was a very distant variant of the kanabo. They were made from wood studded with iron. These were still too cumbersome for actual combat, so they were later replaced by unmodified hardwood staffs. The bo used for self-defense by monks or commoners, the staff was an integral part of the Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū, one of the martial arts’ oldest surviving styles. The staff evolved into thebō with the foundation of kobudo, a martial art using weapons, which emerged in Okinawa in the early 17th century.
Prior to the 15th century, Okinawa, a small island located south of Japan, was divided into three kingdoms: Chuzan, Hokuzan, and Nanzan. After much political turmoil, Okinawa was united under the Sho Dynasty in 1429. In 1477, Emperor Sho Shin of the second Sho dynasty came into power. Determined to enforce his philosophical and ethical ideas, while banning feudalism, the emperor instituted a ban on weapons. It became a crime to carry or own weapons such as swords, in an attempt to prevent further turmoil and prevent uprising. In 1609, the temporary peace established by Sho Shin was violently overthrown when the powerful Satsuma Clan invaded Okinawa. Composed of Japanese samurai, the Satsuma Clan took over the island, making Okinawan independence a thing of the past. The Satsuma placed a new weapons ban on the people of Okinawa, leaving them defenseless against the steel of the samurai’s swords. In an attempt to protect themselves from the devastating forces of the Satsuma, the people of Okinawa looked to simple farming implements, which the samurai would not be able to confiscate, as new methods of defense. This use of weapons developed into kobudo, or "ancient martial way," as we know it today.
Although the bō is now used as a weapon, its use is believed by some to have evolved from the long stick (tenbin) which was used to balance buckets or baskets. Typically, one would carry baskets of harvested crops or buckets of water or milk or fish etc., one at each end of the tenbin, that is balanced across the middle of the back at the shoulder blades. In poorer agrarian economies, the tenbin remains a traditional farm work implement. In styles such as Yamanni-ryū or Kenshin-ryū, many of the strikes are the same as those used foryari ("spear") or naginata ("glaive"). There are stick fighting techniques native to just about every country on every continent.
Sports nutrition and training
Sports nutrition is a broad interdisciplinary field that involves dietitians, biochemists, exercise physiologists, cell and molecular biologists, and occasionally psychotherapists. It has both a basic science aspect that includes such concerns as understanding the body's use of nutrients during athletic competition and the need for nutritional supplements among athletes; and an application aspect, which is concerned with the use of proper nutrition and dietary supplements to enhance an athlete's performance. The psychological or psychiatric dimension of sports nutrition is concerned with eating and other mental disorders related to nutrition among athletes.
Some persons who specialize in the field of sports nutrition are registered dietitians (RDs) who have pursued a master's or other advanced degree in the field of exercise physiology; the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has a dietetic practice group or DPG for sports nutritionists called Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN), which has its own website and telephone contact number. Most academic sports nutritionists, however, hold doctoral