Everyone here at AMERICAN BLACK BELT ACADEMY would like to wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. We know that along with all the fun of the holiday season comes the stress of trying to find the just the right present, in the right size and color for each person on your list. We would like to help.
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Enclosed you will find two gift certificates that you can print and give to two of your friends or family that are not currently students at the school. These certificates are absolutely free to you but they have a value of $49.99 each. The certificates are good for a free introductory program and 30 days of group classes. This is a great chance for you to share all the great benefits that our school has to offer with your friends.
These certificates are our way of saying thank-you for all your help, support and enthusiasm during the past year. We look forward to working with you in class during the rest of this year and throughout 2009. It’s going to be another “Awesome” year.
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is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Yoshitaka Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin Funakoshi is widely recognized as having brought karate from Okinawa to mainland Japan. Shōtō ("pine waves") was Funakoshi's pen-name, while kan means "house." Hence, shōtō-kan was the name of the hall where Funakoshi trained his students.
Shotokan is one of the four traditional Japanese karate styles, the others being Gōjū-ryū, Shitō-ryū, and Wadō-ryū. Although it began as a unified karate school that developed into the Japan Karate Association, Shotokan now exists as several independent organizations.
Shotokan training is usually divided into three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms or patterns of moves), and kumite (sparring). Techniques in kihon and kata are characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability, enable powerful movements, and strengthen the legs. Strength and power are often demonstrated instead of slower, more flowing motions. Kumite techniques mirror these stances and movements at a basic level, but progress to being more flexible with greater experience. Funakoshi reportedly found traditional martial arts (e.g., sumo, jujutsu, and kenjutsu) to be too focused on combat; he emphasised health, breathing, release of energy, and concentrated mind- and body-control
Anyone getting involved in martial arts of any kind assumes they are learning something about self-defense, whether this is their goal or not. Traditional programs address threats of the ancient world and not today's violence. Tournament focused schools dominated by children's programs don't effectively meet the martial arts needs of adult self defense situations.
American Black Belt Academy incorporates a simple, effective, self-defense system that emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. We provide a specialized self-defense system that is street tested, reality based, and does not rely on size or strength for effectiveness.
This unique self defense training is built around the highly effective fighting concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Military Special Forces Combatives techniques integrated to provide students with consistently reliable options for dealing with situational confrontations.
Whether you're a small woman, a police officer or business owner that leaves work late at night? We teach the most effective real-world confrontation techniques possible. The techniques of Jiu-jitsu provide this aspect to our martial arts training program .
We're ready to prepare you for society's unique threats of today !!
is a style of sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws. It can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. In the full contact version of the sport sometimes practiced as an independent style, but in many cases kickboxing is just an event and set of rules of by which martial artists of other styles may compete openly. Typically kickboxing in many competitions is a standing fight sport and does not allow continuation of the fight once the fight has reached the ground, however some styles may still train in this component and so must be adapted for kickboxing tournaments as well as many Japanese martial arts.
Thai Boxing is the Thai name for a form of hard martial art practiced in several Southeast Asian countries including Thailand. Called "The Art of Eight Limbs", for it's extensive employment of the hands, shins, elbows, and knees to execute strikes using eight "points of contact," as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (fists, feet) used in the primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts.
Kick boxing integrates punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes coupled with progressive physical conditioning to develop effective self defense skills while helping the student lose weight, build muscle and transform their body. Additionally, each class is designed to challenge the student’s cardiovascular fitness and raise their level of conditioning.