(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 program is certified under Ajahn Steve Wilson, and thusly through the World Thai Boxing Association. Our style also incorporates lessons and teachings from Ajahn Jason Webster and Khru Paul Santiago.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a ground based grappling martial art that specializesin submission techniques primarily focused on joint locks, breaks and chokes. Widely accepted as an excellent art to train for self defense and empowerment, it is also humbling and centering.
BJJ is known to be universal for body type, size and gender; allowing even the smallest practitioner to overcome the larger and or stronger opponent with proper technique. GMMAC’s lineage is certified under Vincent Guy (Black Belt under Boston BJJ’s Roberto Maia).
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.
GMMAC teaches The Pekiti-Tirsia system of kali (PTK) under the lineage of Tuhon Rommel Tortal. The system originates from the provinces of Panay and Negros Occidental and was created by the Tortal clan. We carry on the PTK tradition of vigorous training, complete tactical awareness, and values of life, success, and good health.
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.
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.
Ground Fighting is the application of combining weapon and striking arts with BJJ, wrestling and all other avenues of sport based mixed martial arts. Students learn to defend against hand held weapons when the fight goes to the ground or in a standing grapple. By incorporating ring tactics with combat tactics, our class provides a unique opportunity for practitioners wishing to train for worst case scenarios or for those looking to compete in a Dog Brothers Gathering