Phase One Classes:
The MKG Motto: Train hard. Have Fun!
We recommend both the curious beginner and the seasoned martial artist begin in our Phase I class. Whither it is day one at the gym, or year 20 at the gym, you should be in phase one. This is the foundation on which everything is built.
Phase One curriculum comes mostly from Kali, the Jun Fan Martial Arts, Thai boxing and the Jeet Kune Do concepts. As you progress through the phases (6 in total, the first three divided into three parts), we integrate all of the arts and programming that we offer at MKG.
Improve your fitness, health, coordination, self defense, stress relief and cultural appreciation in this fun and friendly class!
More about the Phase Classes:
The curriculum covers 6 primary arts or methods; Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kali Panantukan, Kali Weaponry, Grappling (BJJ and CSW), Silat and Jun Fan/JKD. The Jun Fan Martial Arts are comprised of Jun Fan Kickboxing, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Grappling.
We have found that studying different arts simultaneously is a great way to develop. Each art seems to help the assimilation of the others. In time each student 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, and so all methods are explored.
An overview of the Phases of the MKG Phase Program:
Phase I: Base Curriculum Concepts: You will work on your body mechanics, endurance, sensitivity, coordination and technical base. Once you pass the Phase 1.3 test, you are welcome to join the Phase 2 class. As the curriculum and goal of each class is different, Phase 2 and 3 students are still encouraged to attend Phase 1 classes. Because of this you will see 20 year veterans of the school training in phase one along side students on day one of their journey.
Phase 2: Sensitivity Training: 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. Hand and foot trapping, limb destruction’s and wrenches will all be taught using drills from Kali, Wing Chun and Silat.
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, grappling, Kali, Muay Thai and Jun Fan/JKD will bring you to Phase 3 and to your development as an ‘advanced’ student.
Phase 3: Integrate the Arts: Once you are admitted into Phase 3, 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 Kali, Jun Fan, Muay Thai, Mixed Grappling, Silat and Panantukan. The three levels of testing through Phase 3 will bring you to Phase 4.
Phase 4: Body Changes/Functionalization: In Phase 4 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.
Phase 5: Finding your own Direction: One of the most challenging and exciting parts of your development! In this phase you will be encouraged to follow your personal interests and specialize in a specific area of the art.
Your specialization and development will be detailed between you and your instructor in the form of an independent study. Truly representative of the Jeet Kune Do philosophy behind the MKG Phase Program, Phase 5 will be uniquely yours to develop.
Phase 6: Positive use of the Art: This is the most rewarding phase of our system. You will be encouraged to find an outlet where you can use this art to help people in some way. Creative instructors have used this art in many different ways to benefit people and the community. From training the handicapped to helping people lose weight or just help out in the neighborhood, each advanced student finds some way to give back.