CLASSES

The art of short and long weapons, and predecessor to Muay Thai, Krabi-Krabong (KK) provides students with intense conditioning and effective self defense tactics. The system was originally the military weaponry and empty hand combat system of Thailand, and is still practiced widely within the country.

KK’s name refers to its main weapons, namely the curved sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). Unarmed, practitioners revert to empty hand techniques, utilizing kicks, pressure point strikes, joint locks, holds, and throws. Footwork, coordination and ambidexterity are emphasized in all drills, preparing students to face and handle threats from any and all angles.

(aka: Thai Boxing or the “Art of Eight Limbs”) – is a Thai martial art and combat sport that predominantly uses eight limbs for stand-up striking: fists, elbow, knees and shins. There are also various clinching or standing grappling techniques which allow practitioners to maximize the devasation of their short range strikes.

GMMAC’s Muay Thai program is certified under Ajahn Steve Wilson, and thusly through the World Thai Boxing Association. Our style additionally incorporates lessons and teachings from Ajahn Jason Webster, Khru Paul Santiago.

Kali (aka: Filipino Martial Arts, Escrima or Arnis) – is a weapon art primarily concerned with close quarters combat. It is taught to and utilized internationally by elite military forces for its practicality in self defense tactics and combat.

Developed for facing multiple attackers, as well as single opponent confrontations, the training teaches environmental awareness to students. They will enhance their coordination, range, and timing by using empty hands, as well as long and short rattan sticks to replace swords, knives, and spears. In addition, everyday objects become effective means of self-defense in the hands of a practitioner.

The Pekiti-Tirsia system of kali (PTK) is primarily concerned with close quarters combat and employs the traditional full-length stick, typically around 30 inches in length. The system originates from the provinces of Panay and Negros Occidental and was created by the Tortal clan. The family patriarch and Grandmaster of Pekiti-Tirsia, Grand Tuhon Conrado B. Tortal, passed the system to his only grandson Grand Tuhon Leo Tortal Gaje, Jr.

Under Tuhon Rommel Tortal’s direct guidance, we carry on the Pekiti-Tirsia tradition of vigorous training, complete tactical awareness, and values of life, success, and good health.

GMMAC offers Power Flow for Combat Athletes. Classes are geared toward getting your body ready to train and include gentle stretches, vigorous sun salutations, as well as a brief standing series. Classes also incorporate a hip opening series and brief meditation to prepare you mentally and physically.