Training at Boca Ju Jutsu… We offer a variety of training methods. Scenario (mock or walk through training), Sparring (practice), and Kumite (competition), to insure proficiency, and maintain a high level of safety.
Differences in the training occur depending on the experience level, and desires or motivations of the student(s) ie. their ranks (Kyu or Dan ranks), their goals (Avoidance ie. bullying or muggings, lifestyle change ie. weight loss, competition or career ie. Corrections, Bouncer, Police), and physical prowess of the students.
Scenario based training is used in every martial art for many reasons. First to ensure safe practice. Second, it allows the instructor (Sensei) to access the health and condition of the students health and physical prowess. Third, it promotes unity of the students, enhancing the empathy for one another. Safety is paramount…even though Boca Medical Center is nearby. 😀
All beginners, people with disabilities, youngsters, and Female self defense enthusiasts, Senario instruction is mostly used, but not exclusively. It insures the highest quality of teaching, maintaining safety, and builds up the confidence level of the practitioner. Repetitive actions done without the full application, aka practice drills (Uchi Komi or walk through of the particular technique) ensures the quality of the techniques being taught, and the safety of the students.
Classes begin with physical training. Core exercises, calisthenics, and breathing techniques to improve stamina, and focus one’s energy (Ki, or Chi). Forceful breathing techniques (Kiah) are taught when striking (Atemi), kicking (Geri Waza), and throwing (Nage Waza). Break falls (Ukemi Waza), and rolling techniques (Kaiten Waza) promote self preservation. Body movement (Tai Sabaki, Kata) teach students to avoid or minimize getting hit, kicked, or thrown, as well as entry to various techniques. Blocking and avoidance of punches and kicks ie. “checking” and or “trapping” is of paramount importance in the Sparring, and Kumite phases of training.
Sparring and Kumite training is widely varied. We make the rules, and thus can control the level of training to insure safety during these activities.
We can Box western style (punching and blocking w the arms or body movement)…or we can add kicks as in Kickboxing, Savate, Taekwondo or Tang Soo Do…add knee and elbow strikes as in Thai Boxing or Kumite…or add throws and Grappling as in MMA, NHB (No Holds Barred), Cage fighting, Pankration, Jeet kune do, Kenpo karate, Shidokan style karate (3 rounds, 1st boxing, 2nd Kickboxing and sweeping, 3rd Top to bottom)… We can practice ground work only, as in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Rolling), Judo (Ne Waza), or Wrestling (from floor), or add leg locking as in Sambo …We can Practice Stand up take down techniques, with or without striking or kicking, as in Stand up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo (Ashi Waza), or Wrestling top to bottom….We can practice fighting and/or defense from an armed opponent, or multiple attackers. This is similar to Street fighting, Dirty boxing judo and Sambo, Systema, Krav Maga, Military Special Forces, Aikido or Hapkido or Samurai Ju Jutsu. Use of weapons and multiple attackers makes this style of Kumite one of the most challenging to train in. We desire to practice it all, because you never know what can happen in real life.Read more