Courses

Courses

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Complete Shotokan Karate

A full white to black belt course covering the traditional art of Shotokan Karate, with slight Korean influence due to the unique lineage that this style has passed through. As a Shotokan student, you will learn stances, hand strikes, foot strikes, blocking, katas, and kumite. Sensei Jon Hodge will be your grading instructor, giving your feedback and guiding critiques through your rank exams. This is a self-paced program, which means there are no “forced waits” in between belt tests. Of course, proper training, time, and exertion is necessary to fully prepare yourself for the next rank.

Fast Facts:

    • Average Time to Black Belt: 3-4 years
    • Instructor Certification: Yes, certification course made available once you earn 1st dan.
    • Key Benefits: Total body conditioning/fitness, understanding of the traditional Japanese arts, self defense through perfective repetitions, and a total self improvement/self-discipline.
    • Founder: Gichin Funakoshi
    • Weekly Time Commitment: Recommended 3 hours, but this is up to the student.

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Total Krav Maga

Total Krav Maga is an organized training program, which offers level certifications from Level 1-6. TKM itself is not “an offshoot martial arts style”, but rather an organized, standardized training regimen with six levels of understanding. The TKM program is designed to help practitioners learn the strong foundational necessity of stances, blocks, strikes, self defense techniques, awareness, instinctive reactions, groundfighting, knife defense, gun defense, blunt weapon defenses and fitness. The course does not just teach you techniques, but also includes complete Krav Maga follow along classes, and Krav conditioning workouts. These classes include drills, exercises, and ideas for your own home practice. The workouts can be added to your current regimen as a way to get more defense technique repetition, while increasing your cardio endurance. A training partner is necessary for level certification advancement in this course. The black belt exam must be taken locally at one of our training centers.

Fast Facts:

  • Average Time to Black Belt: 4-5 years
  • Instructor Certification: Yes, certification course made available once you reach Level 6.
  • Key Benefits: Intense cardio/conditioning/strength training while practicing, heightened confidence level, realistic self defense techniques that are highly effective and practical in the modern world.
  • Founder: Imi Lichtenfeld
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Recommended 3 hours, but this is up to the student.

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Ultimate Bo

The one and only officially recognized white to black bo training style. Ultimate Bo is rooted from Okinawan Kobudo movements, but with a modernized, freestyle styling. In the freestyle bo portion of the course, you will learn bo techniques (sweeps, thrusts, spins, stances, combos) and forms/katas. In the sparring bo portion, you will practice a small assortment of combat bo strikes, blocks, and sparring theory. Ultimate Bo uses a unique “chevron” ranking system, which allows you to wear your UB rank as chevron patches on the sleeve of your gi, while wearing to belt rank of your core martial art (such as karate). Ultimate Bo training also builds a student’s cardiovascular system, arm strength, coordination, and weapons extension understanding.

Fast Facts:

  • Average Time to Black Chevron: 2 years
  • Instructor Certification: Yes, certification course made available once you reach black chevron.
  • Key Benefits: Understanding weapon movement, upper body strengthening, exploring new body movements and technical capabilities, examining other aspects of kobudo
  • Founder: Michael Hodge (based in Japanese bojutsu with some modern elements)
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Recommended 2-3 hours, but this is up to the student.

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Ultimate Chuks

A complete course of study for students wanting to master this ancient Okinawan weapon. Ultimate Chuks brings a student through the yellow, green, blue, brown, red, black, and 2nd black chevron levels. The style evolved from traditional Okinawan nunchaku combat techniques, and has added a modernistic flair. The freestyle nunchakus portion of the course focuses on strikes, spins, handling, stances, and combos for single nunchaku. In the advanced levels, you will move into double nunchakus, taking into consideration the difference of dual-wielding weapons. The course teaches 10 complete nunchaku katas, with step-by-step instruction and various angles. The sparring nunchakus portion of the style focuses on combat training, and practice with a unique type of nunchaku point sparring.

Fast Facts:

  • Average Time to Black Chevron: 2 years
  • Instructor Certification: Yes, certification course made available once you reach black chevron.
  • Key Benefits: Learning Okinawan weaponry in relation to body movement and stances, upper body strengthening, high level of coordination and concentration, precision.
  • Founder: Michael Hodge (based in Okinawan kobudo with some modern elements)
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Recommended 2-3 hours, but this is up to the student.

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Complete Tai Chi

Organized by Master Jon Hodge, is a level based certification system for beginner through the master level of Tai Chi. This system utilizes the best parts of Yang, Sun and Chen styles in a simplified progression of learning for the western mind. Complete Tai Chi is all about the flow, utilization and delivery of Life Force that has long been hidden within the wonderful eastern martial and healing art of Tai Chi. In the course, you will learn the individual elements (techniques), the patterns, follow along with the warm ups, and follow along classes.

Fast Facts:

  • Average Time to Level 4 Certification: 2 years
  • Instructor Certification: Yes, certification course made available once you reach Level 4.
  • Key Benefits: Relieves stress, can reduce blood pressure/help self-heal, increase flexibility, improve mobility, learn Chinese body movement philosophies, create better presence.
  • Founder: Jon Hodge (organized the curriculum and training program, which is from Chinese Tai Chi and Qi Gong systems)
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Recommended 3 hours, but this is up to the student.