is a Korean martial art. Our training combines self-defense and combat techniques with sport and exercise. We cover kicks, a system of blocks, punches, open-handed strikes, various takedowns, throws, and joint locks. In Korean, tae (태, 跆)
means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, 拳)
means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, 道)
means “way”, “method”, or “path”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the foot and the hand.” At LVMAA
our objectives are to help students improve self confidence and self esteem; help to gain composure and self control; to improve concentration; to learn discipline and goal orientation; and to learn respect towards self and others.
KALI PROGRAM –
Filipino Martial Arts
Kali is a Filipino Martial Art it was an evolution of skills learned from ongoing battles and evolving local conflicts during the country’s early history. The teaching of the basic skills in FMA
(Filipino Martial Arts) are traditionally simplified. With limited time to teach flashy and intricate techniques, only skills that were proven effective in battle and could eas ily be taught en masse were used. Our training involves weapon-based fighting techniques of the late Grandmaster Lindsey Largusa.
• Various improvised weapons
• Weapon disarming
Kids Kali Program – Filipino Martial Arts for Kids ages 7 and up
Kali is a very effective art in Self Defense, and it is especially good for the smaller and weaker person, because it teaches them how to use very common objects, like sticks, pens, large kitchen utensils, etc. In the Kali for Kids program, we teach children to respect and use weapons when needed, in a fun environment that encourages them to keep coming to class! For kids, this can mean everything, because sometimes running isn’t an option, and something needs to be done.
Aren’t Sticks Dangerous Weapons?
In the Kali Kids program, safety is the number one focus. In light of this, we only use safe FOAM sticks and thin sticks made of flexible Rattan for training. The children are also taught to properly stand and maintain care and use of their sticks both in and out of training. The sticks are far safer than a baseball bat, hockey stick, or golf club.
Why Do You Use Sticks in Training?
Aside from maintaining the traditions of the Filipino martial arts, in which sticks are a common training tool for people of all ages, we have found that by using sticks, the child’s level of physical and mental abilities is developed in a way that few other sports or martial arts can accomplish. On a physical level, the speed at which a stick is wielded develops an increased level of coordination, skill, and agility. These traits can translate to any sport the child may play. On a mental level, the use of the sticks actually heightens awareness, focus, and reaction time. These traits translate very well to the classroom environment. The sophisticated drills using the sticks are shown to increase memory, cognitive skills, and problem solving skills in the child.
(柔道 jūdō) is the most widely practiced martial art in the world and second most practiced sport behind soccer. It translates to “gentle way”
which means you use the opponents weight and balance against them rather then forcing them in a direction. It is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks to subdue the opponent. Compared to other martial arts judo is not a choreographed set of moves and does not involve kicking or punching. Rather, Judo teaches it’s participants the use of maximum efficiency with a minimum of effort by using the opponents weight, balance and momentum against themselves.
Judo is a rigorous and demanding physical activity. At LVMAA we help students develop basic and fundamental physical fitness in a number of ways, such as the development of strength, flexibility, agility, speed, dynamic and static balance, explosive power, and endurance. Students learn about values of perseverance, respect, loyalty, and discipline. Judo students develop an outstanding work ethic, as well as important social manners and etiquette.
With the help of SIDNEY SILVA
and his team LVMAA
now offers BJJ
. The Sidney Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Association
with the Headquarter in Las Vegas, is a world class organization dedicated to promoting the martial art of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world which stands in its ability to empower anyone — regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability — using the time-tested techniques and training using methods perfected over the last century our style has focused on theSport Jiu-Jitsu and on “street effective” techniques designed for defending yourself in a survival situation where there are no rules. The application of traditional Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Jiu-Jitsu transcends the application of chokes, joint locks, immobilizations, throws, and strikes. Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a way of life. The instruction is for all levels of experience, from the completely new beginner to the more experienced level of fighter looking to take their game to the next level. Whether your goal is, to get in best shape of your life, to learn how to defend yourself, sharp your Jiu-Jitsu game for MMA
or to become a Gi grappler champion competitor, our program will work for you. Your experience at our Academy will always be an enjoyable one in a friendly and learning atmosphere.
IRT – Instinctive Response Training i
s a combat oriented martial system that has its origins from various martial arts from around the world. This system has been heavily influence by martial arts from Korea, America, Philippines, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, China, Europe, Thailand and Vietnam. This system has further developed by incorporating what is useful from other martial arts and self defense systems. IRT™ at its very essence is the study of Martial Science. IRT ™ is a system that teaches martial science. Martial science includes the entire group of martial techniques designed for self defense. Martial science continues to develop and mature with each day, month, and year, it is flexible developing naturally as new innovations and ideas surface.