Band of Brothers Martial Arts, LLC

Band of Brothers Martial Arts

Band of Brothers Martial Arts teaches classes in Kali, Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Panantukan.

Each art brings a unique and effective tool set to teach techniques and principles that will benefit the students fitness and skills. Our martial arts classes offer a mix of effective striking, throwing, grappling and take-down techniques from various disciplines. Each art has a unique and valuable method to how it approaches the arts. We invite you to explore them for yourself and develop your own personal expression of the art to fit your goals.

To learn more about these art forms, we encourage you to visit us during our weekly classes beginning at 4:30 and running through 7:30 pm CST, on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the #BoBMAgroup.

Muay Thai and Panantukan

Muay Thai is a kickboxing art and the national sport of Thailand. It is characterized as the “art of eight limbs,” because it specializes in striking with punches, kicks, knees, and elbows.  It is known for its highly effective conditioning and realistic training methods. Despite its “extreme” reputation, it is also known for its safe and smart training methods that allow a fighter to prepare for full contact sport without a large number of injuries during practice.

Panantukan is sometimes referred to as, “dirty boxing,” because the fighters would incorporate slaps, eye gouges and shots below the belt, as well as holding the head and “sandwich hitting.” Panantukan is the reason Western boxing evolved into what it is today. The Panantukan fighting style was thought as “defanging the snake,” meaning if “I hurt his weapons, he cannot use them to hurt me!”  Opponents would “destroy” the boxer’s hands, arms and legs until they had clear shots at more vital targets.  Another principal of Panantukan is to throw an opponent off balance before they strike.  By using body manipulations, they would force the opponent to fight gravity and stay standing, instead of fighting against you, allowing you to attack with a higher degree of safety.

To learn more about these art forms, we encourage you to visit us during our third hour classes from 6:30 – 7:30 pm CST, on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the #BoBMAgroup.

Muay Thai and Panantukan Bloomington Il

Jeet Kune Do and Silat

Jeet Kune Do or JKD is an art and a philosophy developed by Sijo Bruce Lee. JKD is tailor-made to each individual practitioner, therefore Guro Scott’s JKD is different than yours would be.  Sifu Sam may have a JKD that comes from a difference in athletic ability or body type, etc. While covering the JKD concepts we like to utilize sensitivity training, to encourage split-second reactions so you are always reacting by feel – not thought. Having students utilize principles such as Economy of Motion and the 5 Ways of Attack allows you to pre-program your attackers into reacting how you would like them to. Overcome and adapt to what is in front of you; in combat as well as life.

Silat (pictured) is an art from Indonesia as well as the Philippines and Malaysia.  Silat is still in use today in our military as well as other nations’ defense forces, it is a very violent but beautiful art. We at the Band of Brothers Martial Arts school utilize many aspects of Silat from the take-downs and throws – which do not allow the enemy to break their fall with anything other than their shoulder or neck – to various locks and breaks of limbs on the enemy, including “ground game,” which we use to counter and re attack one-another when both end up on the ground all while being conscious of the weapons one might have on their person.

To learn more about these art forms, we encourage you to visit us during our second hour classes from 5:30 – 6:30 pm CST, on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the #BoBMAgroup.

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