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The 2015 Great Lakes Kung Fu Championshipa will held on Saturday, April 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. Anyone interested in more information about can visit our events page by clicking here or you can go to our Facebook page by clicking here


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It's that time again, school begins shortly for many kids. Are your kids prepared for the challanges ahead? FOCUS, CONCENTRATION, DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT all are great TOOLS for kids to get better grades and prepare themselves for a bright future. Childrens Martial Arts provides kids with these TOOLS so they can become better citizens and achieve more. BULLY'S FACT: Suicide, depression, isolation, bad grades, acting out all are signs of being bullied. Is your child being bullied? Kung Fu provides the tools kids need to combat bullying. CONFIDENCE, SELF ESTEEM and SELF DEFENSE are what children achieve in Kung Fu to help prevent bullying before it even happens. Call one of our 5 locations: Shaker Heights 216.991.1200 / Medina 330.576.6352 / Clevelad East 216.431.4991 / Cleveland West 216.351.3222 / Willoughby Hills 440.585.4900 or Click here Fill out the contact info and Submit me an email with your questions.


John Ervin Head Instructor We are happy to announce the Grand Opening of our Shaker Heights location in the Van Aken Shopping Center. The new address is 20125 Van Aken Blvd. Shaker Heights 44122. Phone number: 216.991.1200 or Click here Fill out the contact info and Submit me an email with your questions.


Simo Alva Ervin Krav Maga (contact combat) is an eclectic hand-to-hand combat system developed in Israel that involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling. It was derived from street fighting skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld who made use of his training in boxing and wrestling. In the late 1940s, Imi Lichtenfeld immigrated to Israel where he taught the Special Forces; who went on to develop what is known as Krav Maga. It has been refined for civilian, police and military. Krav Maga has a philosophy that emphasizes threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers and aggression. It is mostly known for its extremely efficient and effective counter attacks. General principles include: Counter attacking as soon as possible (or striking preemptively) Targeting attacks of the bodys most vulnerable parts such as: eyes, throat groin Neutralizing the opponent(s) as quickly as possible by responding with a continuous stream of counter attacks and if necessary a takedown Maintain awareness of surrounding while dealing with the threat in order to look for escape routes, further attacks or objects to help with defense. The attacks and defenses in Krav Maga are designed for close quarter, possibly life threatening situations. The goal is to neutralize attacks, simultaneously attack for self protection purposes and escape as quickly and safely as possible. Krav Maga is a reality-based system which is designed to make the practitioner proficient in the shortest time possible; this occurs because of the simple and instinctual movements. The practitioner will learn to defend against common chokes, grabs as well as guns, knives and sticks. Training also covers understanding of ones surroundings and potentially threatening situations before an attack occurs. We teach the practitioner how to function in an actual situation with the stress that a sudden attack elicits. This is accomplished by using different training scenarios (i.e. darkened room, outdoors, restrictive situations) these situations teach students to ignore distractions and increase realism within attacks. Additionally, physical and verbal methods to avoid violence whenever possible are discussed. Although self defense/protection is the main goal of Krav Maga, the techniques, conditioning and drills make it ideal for self defense, fighting and fitness.


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Are you bored with your regular work out program? Why not try our Womans Self Defense program, it's a great way to stay in shape, build confidence and learn self defense skills all at the same time! Contact one of our 6 locations to see if we can help you obtain your goals. We have schools in Shaker Heights, Medina, Garfield Heights, Willoughby Hills, Cleveland East and Cleveland West. Click here to get started right now.




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And for you Youtube fans Sifu Gino has a youtube site set up for those interested in videos. Sifu Gino's Youtube page is available with some of his Angry Monkey style videos posted. Keep checking daily, I will be posting videos as I get them edited and ready to view. Right now you can see a clip of upcoming Angry Monkey weapons and also Angry Monkey Hand forms. Click here To check out our YouTube site.

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