The Total Defense program at BIMA is a mix of Jeet Kune Do, Kali, and Silat. The Total Defense program is all-encompassing: combining stand-up, ground, and weapons. Sifu/Guro Bernales and his fellow instructors provide a unique opportunity to learn some of the world's most effective martial arts in one program. With day, evening, and Saturday classes, there is something for everyone.
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Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is an eclectic/hybrid system and philosophy of life founded by martial artist Bruce Lee with direct, non-classical, and straightforward movements. Due to the way his style works, JKD practitioners believe in minimal movement with maximum effect and extreme speed...
The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial arts from the Philippines form an all encompassing and combat effective system. In this art, you will hone and heighten reflexes through sensitivity flow drills and progressions.
Silat, as a style and a martial art, has a few very important parts in the very essence of the art. One is the idea of chakras, or connected circles of energy in ones body, with energy moving id different ways... with one way being offensive and the other defensive. Understanding this flow allows a silat practitioner to increase their power and effectiveness of attacks.
The Benefits of Learning Self-Defense at BIMA
Learning self-defense through martial arts can help you in many ways, such as:
- Improving your overall agility and reflexes
- Improving balance and coordination
- Increasing flexibility, mobility, and muscle strength
- Better mental awareness
- Increasing your cardiovascular fitness
- Improving awareness of one's environment