MULTI-PHASIC METHOD CURRICULUM
In each class we train elements of Impact Weapons (Sticks), Edged Weapons (Knife), Sensitivity Drills (Trapping / Hubud), Focus Mitt Drills (Boxing / Panantukan / Jun Fan / Thai / Savate), Stand-Up (JKD Kickboxing, Panantukan, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Savate) to Grappling (Combat JuJitsu, Catch Wrestling, BJJ, Dumog / Silat / KunaMutai) and we also include Gun Defense. Our goal is to get you in shape while maintaining comfortability and making sure you enjoy the process so you can go home safe. In our Phase classes students are taught the ranges of combat and how to easily flow from each range: Impact Weapons Range, Edged Weapons Range, Kicking into Hand range, Hand Range into Close Quarter Trapping and Clinch Grappling Range, Close Quarter Trapping Range, into Grappling or Ground Fighting Range. Emphasizing the “ranges of combat.” Students are taught to confidently and with ease “Combat Flow” from Three Main "Ranges" Long Distance: "Weapons Range," "Blunt Weapons Range," "Edged Weapons Range," ”Kicking Range,” to Middle Distance: “Hand Range,” to Close Quarter: “Trapping Range," "Clinch Range," and "Grappling Range." The proper Use of Weapons utilizing Offense, Counter Offense and Recounter Offense ("defense is the other guys problem" - Tuhon Apolo Ladra) are taught in an easy to remember and efficient Method of Application. We also teach Gun Disarms and the Proper Use and Handling of Firearms.
Movement is universal no one single style or system has it all. Students learn what works in a particular situation, against a particular opponent, and when another technique or series of techniques would be more practical and effective. Developed for “Mass Attack” (Multiple Opponents training to deal with Three Opponents) as well as Single Opponent confrontations, the training heightens student’s "Situational Awareness" of their surroundings and teaches them to use their environment as tools / "Weapons of Opportunity" of combat. Everyday objects, such as Umbrellas, Books, Bandannas, etc., become effective means of Self-Defense in the hands of a properly trained individual. Use of left and right hand techniques develop ambidextrous coordination. Drills and techniques taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner allow students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence. Classes are preferred small to provide the students with the individual attention needed to progress.
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Cali Combat Systems provides an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny, and self-reflection based on what Guro Dan Inosanto calls Phase Method Classes. This fun and challenging class contains the base for your development here at CCS. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace. Our goal is to get you in shape but we want you to be comfortable and enjoy the process so you can go home safe. As you progress through the three levels of Phase One, you will begin to work on your body mechanics, endurance, sensitivity, coordination and technical base. You will improve your fitness and self-discipline, while developing your coordination and basic self-defense capabilities in these fun high-energy classes. Our classes combine hands-on curriculum based experience with knowledge-based instruction - take a look at our offerings and contact Cali Combat Systems to learn more. The JKD-Kali Academy Phase Method is the teaching methodology we use to help the individual to express themselves honestly to make the Jun Fan Martial Arts their own. Studying different arts simultaneously is a great way to develop. Much like a university or college offers many course per semester we are a martial art university of sorts. Our curriculum covers six core fundamental methods that are essential to our system; Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Maphilindo Silat, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Submission Grappling and Israeli Krav Maga.
In our Blended Arts Phase Program development is measured by progression through 6 phases and various sub-levels. The first 4 phases are curriculum and knowledge based while the last 2 phases are personal development phases. Only your level of interest, training time, personality, and ability will determine your progress through Phases 1-4 and beyond. We will begin to work on your body mechanics, endurance, sensitivity, coordination and technical base. An emphasis on the high percentage, highly functional basic areas of each art is emphasized. In this way a strong foundation for advanced growth is established. The goal is to learn to read and respond to your opponent’s offense, structure and energy without thinking. The drills and training methods in this Phase can be enjoyed, refined and developed over your lifetime and can be practiced at any age. Our curriculum covers 6 primary arts or methods that are absolutely essential; Contemporary JKD / Jun Fan Gung Fu, Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Panantukan Dirty Boxing, Maphilindo Silat, Submission Grappling, and Israeli Krav Maga. We have found that studying different arts simultaneously is a great way to develop overall martial arts skills. Each art seems to help the assimilation of the others. As these different arts mix an explosion of technique and training method develops. In time and after a student develops competency in each area they will naturally gravitate towards a specialty that fits their body type, training time, personality, life experience, etc. We emphasize that all the methods will be valid for some students at some time. You will learn to adapt to different opponents, styles, speeds and ranges. As your skills come together to represent the complete martial spectrum. Bruce Lee’s JKD concepts and philosophy guide you through advanced levels of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto Kali, Panantukan, Maphilindo Silat, Submission Grappling, and Israeli Krav Maga.
CCS PHASE METHOD 1: ALPHA TRAINING GROUP-Sticking to the Nucleus [Basic Training] - The Synchronization of Self
No experience? No worries, our Phase One class caters to the person with no experience. Are you out of shape? No worries, our instructors allow you to train at a pace that is suitable for you. Our friendly staff and clients will make you feel welcome and comfortable while you get in shape so you can go home safe, loose weight, learn self-defense and building confidence. No martial art weirdness just great training with great people. Phase One is our most central class and is the foundation of the CCS Phase Method. Jun Fan Kickboxing, Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Panantukan, Silat, Submission Grappling, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Israeli Krav Maga and Mobility are cross-trained, with a heavy emphasis on developing quality body mechanics, basic self defense tools and solid cardio conditioning. These attributes are essential for developing a well rounded foundation to any martial art training.
There are 3 essential Student Phases with 4 Levels per each Phase.
The three stages Stages of Cultivation found in "The Tao of Gung Fu" (on page 25) are the "primitive stage," the "stage of art" and the "stage of artlessness " associated with primitive and partiality as part of Stage One, art and fluidity Stage Two and artlessness and emptiness is Stage Three. Each Level at White Rank Level is approximately 6 months of material. There is a 4th Phase which is the equivalent of a Black Belt it is also the Apprentice Instructor Level this requires at least 5-6 years of training under Sifu Jeramiah Giehl, it is also the first of three Instructor ranks.
Partiality: The Running To Extreme!
"Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick." - Bruce Lee
This is what Bruce Lee called the "Primitive Stage." A punch is a punch, whether you have experience or none. Whether your a street fighter or have some natural fighting abilities or no holds barred (vale tudo) style fight understanding of combat ranges and weapons of the body. This is just natural tools you haven't trained them, there is no build up of muscle memory. You haven't started the scientific studies of researching your own experience. This is where you begin by learning and Sticking to the "Nucleus." When you come in your raw and primitive, you have primal instincts, free without limitation. This is the best place to start from. Come as an empty cup seeking to be filled up. Don't worry through training we will change this. We will begin to develop reflexes and muscle memory.
CCS PHASE METHOD 2: DEVGRU-Liberation from the Nucleus [Sensitivity Training] - Synchronization with Opponent
The most exciting part of your development! Entry into Phase 2 starts you on the fun and challenging journey to intermediate level student. The more sophisticated and technical aspects of each art are developed at this phase. Fundamental sensitivity, the 5 ways of attack, the RAT, full contact sparring, the ability to control distance, basic grappling, weapon defense, and close-range tactics are added to your Phase One foundation. Hand and foot trapping, limb destruction’s and wrenches will all be taught using drills from Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Lameco Eskrima, Hubud, Sumbrada, Wing Chun, Chi Sao, Lop Sao Cycle and Maphilindo Silat, KunTao Silat, Madjapahit Silat, Harimau Silat, Mande Muda Silat, and Clinch Work: Pummeling, Plum Position, Thai Clinch. The goal is to learn to read and respond to your opponent’s offense, structure and energy without thinking. The drills and training methods in this Phase can be enjoyed, refined and developed over your lifetime and can be practiced at any age. As you test through the three levels of Phase 2 you will experience many of the ‘play’ based development exercises. Cooperative and competitive drills from Boxing Tie-Up, Grappling, Kali, Panantukan and Jun Fan/JKD will bring you to Phase 3 and to your development as an ‘advanced’ student. These concepts will further your ability to internalize and implement your art as needed. In addition to expanding your understanding of the arts you are introduced to in Phase One, you will learn elements of Contemporary JKD & FMA, Inosanto-LaCoste Kali, Submission Grappling, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Indonesian Silat and Wing Chun Kung Fu. Exciting and challenging, this class helps develop Kinesthetic Sensitivity. The more esoteric, coordination intensive areas of each art are developed at this phase. The goal is to learn to feel pressure and respond to your opponent's mistakes without thinking. Hand and foot trapping, limb destructions and wrenches will all be taught using drills from Kali, Wing Chun and Silat. These are the drills and training methods that will take a life- time to refine and development but can be practiced at any age.
Fluidity: The Two Halves Of One Whole!
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
The next stage is the "Stage of Art" where our techniques begin to take form but at the same time, the simple primitive way you used to punch has become strange and your body seems awkward and gangly as your learning new mechanics. This is where you begin to get into the meat of the systems material. Unclutter the incoherent mess and make sure your moving toward fluidity, "be like water."
"After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick is no longer a kick." - Bruce Lee
This is the state where your technique begins to take shape becoming smooth and taking an artful form. This is where you muscles and brain start to absorb what is useful. You will begin to experience bodily and mental changes as you develop sensitivity and move towards liberation from the nucleus.
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee
Work the techniques til they become muscle memory. It takes 1,000 repetitions to get it into your muscle memory. It takes 10,000 repetitions to master a technique and to get it into your central nervous system. You may struggle as you body changes but focus on becoming fluid balance between the Nucleus you learned in the Partiality stage and the liberation you starting to experience as you know focus on flow and sensitivity.
CCS PHASE METHOD 3: Delta Training Group-Returning to the Original Freedom [Functional Training] - Application under Fight Conditions
You will begin to integrate the arts, ranges and techniques you were taught. As your skills come together to represent the complete martial spectrum you will improve your sense of distance, timing, rhythm and flow. A student at these levels will be learning to adapt to situations instantly and truly realize Bruce Lees axiom to "use no way as way and have no limitation as limitation." Your learning and martial arts skills will skyrocket! These are the classes and training’s that develop the advanced students and instructors. You will begin to develop your own style, integrate the arts, ranges and techniques you were taught. You will learn to adapt to different opponents, styles, speeds and ranges. As your skills come together to represent the complete martial spectrum. Bruce Lee’s JKD Concepts and Philosophy guide you through advanced levels of Inosanto Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Panantukan, Mixed Silat, Submission Grappling and Israeli Krav Maga.
When sparring remember the Brim of Fire, be outside of range use JKD to enter or make opponent enter, manage your Fight Rhythm (distance) use Interceptions and destructions to enter ABC or SDA, PIA, HIA, ABD, etc... You will do 3 x 5 Min rounds of Sparring. Remember deep breathes in through the nose, relax, slow is smooth, form and fluidity. Use correct fight measure, distance and timing. Pace yourself.
Emptiness: The Formless Form!
Returning to a sense of formlessness being empty of pre-planned intention, being able to react in the moment with the necessary natural response, that is fluid and adaptable.
"Now that I've understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a kick." Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee referred to this as the stage of Artlessness this a stage where your body has moved through sensitivity and feeling into being and doing. The less mental resistance you have the better this is the phase where you begin a process of daily decrease, to hack away the unessential, to reject what is useless. Sifu Tim Tackett shared a story with us in his garage while teaching at the Instructor Development Weekend about a story Bruce Lee had told. Apparently there is a process in movies in film editing where they remove excess frames to clean up a film and Bruce Lee was applying it to trapping hands instead of doing five moves simplify it to three moves, etcetera... Remove the excess frames. Daily decrease. Simplify. In Aikido, when I learned it in the early nineties we would learn the long version all moves in a set of four moves, in the shape of a box, at the beginning level. Then at the intermediate level, it would be simplified to a triangle, a single move would be removed to simplify it. And finally at the advanced level, two more moves would be removed, to simplify it into a circular more direct singular motion. This level is the one where you return to the original freedom you had when a kick was just a kick. When your foundation has been built, your sensitivity is honed, and your potential had been unleashed. This is the level where you response is natural.
Sifu Francis Fong during the Legends Seminar at the Inosanto Academy said Bruce Lee's was the best at forms, that he has practiced and perfected and that's why he told people to not worried about it. One he said because Bruce Lee trained meticulously outside the class and he expected them to do likewise. But also you have to strive to get to the place that your past thinking about looking good and you to the place your doing what you need to survive. The art of combat is actually more simple than some want to make it. This is one thing Bruce Lee sought to demystify. "There is only one type of body, two arms, two legs, etcetera that make up the human body. Therefore, there can only be one style of fighting. If the other guy had four arms and two legs, there might have to be a different one. Forget the belief that one style is better than the other, the point of someone that does not just believe in tradition, but actually wants to know how to fight is to take what you need from every martial art and incorporate it into your own. Make it effective and very powerful, but don't worry if you are taking moves from many different arts, that is a good thing." - Bruce Lee
We shouldn't have wasted motions. We should not collect techniques, to collect techniques. To full express oneself techniques need to be simple, direct and non-telegraphic "using no way as way" and "having no limitation as limitation" while maintaining economy of motion through efficient, direct and simple movements.
CCS PHASE METHOD 4: Omega Training Group-Becoming Jeet Kune Do [Expert Training]
In this phase your body will be adapting to the changes required by these arts. Your musculature, body motion and general abilities will be visibly improved. Your training will really take hold in your body and your mind. This phase is non-stop action that flows through the spectrum of arts. This is where you become Jeet Kune Do, or Jeet Kune Do becomes you.
Jeet Kune Do Status: The Ultimate Goal of Martial Arts is Self Expression!
Goal of Martial Arts is Self Expression! We have completed the three Stages of Cultivation which leads to what comes next. Learning to express oneself honestly, positively using the martial arts is the ultimate end, and adding something specifically your own. Put all of yourself into what you do.
"To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself." - Bruce Lee
This is the ultimate goal of Jeet Kune Do. This is where "using no way as way" and "having no limitation as limitation" become a reality. "Now, it is very difficult to do... But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly, now that is very hard to do." To empty ones cup and respond. To be in the moment. As we say in mindfulness practice "present moment attention without judgment." Being present, self aware, conscious but capable of responding in a state of emotional contentment with skills and a game plan that has been developed over years of training. Being in the moment and discerning without prejudice is something we all find hard to do and some people find unbelievable that others can do because of their own preconceived notions. Being able to honestly express ourselves without the conflict of confirmation bias and simply let your body respond with naturally honed reflexes is our chief aim and ultimate goal. Honesty is one of the hardest of character traits for humans to develop. True "open honesty" is something we all struggle with. The intimate knowledge of one's self, present in the moment free from bias and dogmas, ready for whatever comes to respond naturally. This is the highest of achievements in Jeet Kune Do. May we find the humility and transparency to truly and honestly express ourselves.
"Nowadays you don't go around on the street kicking people, punching people — because if you do (makes gun shape with hand), well that's it — I don't care how good you are." - Bruce Lee