Combined Fighting Systems, located in Eau Claire, WI, provides instruction on a unique defensive system which blends the best of several martial arts to increase its effectiveness when used in street defense. Students will learn these martial arts through exciting, realistic, and interactive drills in a safe training environment. As a student you will not only have the benefit of learning a very effective and practical martial arts, you will also increase your fitness, coordination, self confidence, and decrease stress. Classes are taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
At Combined Fighting Systems, students will learn a combination of Kali–Escrima, boxing, Panantukan, Muay Thai, Silat, JKD, ground 101 survival basics, and Wing Chun principles.
Kali – Escrima
This weapon–based Filipino Martial Art is the core system of Combined Fighting Systems. Kali Escrima is much more than a weapon art. This art has twelve areas of study ranging from flexible weapons, stick(double stick, single stick, staff etc.), projectile weapons, edged weapon to empty hand and ground. The art of Kali – Escrima offers a unique learning process. Most martial arts teach empty hand techniques and then adds weapons that do not mirror the empty hand work. Kali – Escrima teaches weapons first to enhance the empty hand. All weapon training translates directly to empty hand (super charging the hands and enhancing reaction time). The systems philosophy is the “stick educates the blade, the blade educates the empty hand”. Kali – Escrima is known for its use of zoning footwork to give the user an advantage against their opponent. This system is designed to deal with multiple attackers at once through techniques and strategies that are still used today by the military and law enforcement.
American Boxing and Panantukan
You will learn basic principles from two systems of boxing, Filipino boxing called Panantukan and American Boxing. Both provide a wide variety of upper body and hand techniques for striking multiple body targets and learn to evade and block incoming attacks.
Panantukan is seen as the edged weapon/ empty hand side of Kali – Escrima and a very important part of Combined Fighting System. Panantukan teaches the body manipulation, off balancing while striking, body sectoring, locks, throws, and take-downs.
Muay Thai “Art of eight limbs”
This system is known for its very powerful and destructive striking. Muay Thai techniques focus on combining leg kicks, knee strikes, and elbow strikes, along with the use of boxing techniques.
This system educates the student on how to use the attacker’s body against themselves, through body manipulation, body leveraging techniques, takedowns, and leg sweeps. This is done from stand to ground and from ground to stand. Combined Fighting Systems combines the arts of Maphilido Silat, Pencak Silat, and Madjapahit Silat.
Ground 101 Survival Basics
The student learns basic take-down defense, basic escapes from ground to standing, ground striking, and how to fall safely.
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) “the way of the intercepting fest”
JKD is the martial art method pioneered by the late Bruce Lee and passed on to us by Sifu Dan Inosanto. Sifu Inosanto worked closely with Bruce Lee to record and assist in the process. Combined Fighting Systems combines this very dynamic system in our curriculum through the study of JKD concepts and principles to understand distance, structure, lines of attack, the use of body tools and appropriate counter strategies.
Wing Chun Principles
The student will learn both Wing Chun and JKD trapping methodology to trap or remove an opponents physical barriers, optimize lines of attack, distance and pressure through dynamic striking, and trapping drills.
Tae Kwon Do
This Korean Martial Art is known for its dynamic and very effective kicking technique’s. Combined Fighting Systems uses Tae Kwon Do to teach the correct body mechanic’s for kicking.