At Ekata, we embrace the philosophy of the ancient traditions while offering students the most modern, effective fighting disciplines available. The basis of all arts practiced at Ekata stems from the philosophy of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.
YOU WILL LEARN BRUCE LEE’S JEET KUNE DO. OUR INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY TRAINED BY SIGUNG LEE’S 1ST GENERATION STUDENTS. WE OFFER ARTS WHICH SPECIALIZE IN DIFFERENT RANGES OF COMBAT SO THAT THE INDIVIDUAL PRACTITIONER WILL DEVELOP A WELL-ROUNDED SKILL SET WHILE SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY CONDITIONING THE BODY. THE ARTS TAUGHT AT EKATA ARE THOSE RESEARCHED AND RECOMMENDED BY BRUCE LEE.
Please see below for a description of the arts offered at Ekata Training Center:
Jeet Kune Do
The original structure of Jeet Kune Do was formed from the core of three arts: modified Wing Chun Gung Fu, Western Boxing and Western Fencing. All teachings offered at Ekata Training Center stem from the root philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. In Jeet Kune Do one “fits in” with the circumstances of a given scenario. Students learn to re-direct energy and become comfortable at any range of combat. JKD’s physical structure is based on the individual’s ability to instantaneously and creatively respond an external stimulus with simple, biomechanically efficient tools.
Boxe Francaise Savate
Boxe Francaise Savate is a sophisticated form of fencing with one’s hands and feet. It teaches precision, timing and balance. The rank system, developed by the French Federation in Paris offers technical and combative rank. Savate is a game of physical chess where finesse and grace is emphasized over brute force. Ekata is one of the only facilities in the United States to offer this highly effective and unique art.
A national sport in Thailand, Muay Thai uses fists and feet in addition to knees and elbows for kickboxing. Known as one of the most practical striking styles in the world Muay Thai is unparalleled in its conditioning regimes. Training in the Muay Thai system builds stamina and power, and teaches no-nonsense self-defense skills.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered one of the most formidable martial art styles of the late 20thcentury. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on evasions, takedowns, and ground fighting. Developed by the world famous Gracie family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nearly unstoppable in a one-on-one self-defense scenarios. Jiu-Jitsu does not rely on strength or size but good technique and leverage to nullify an attack. Combat Jiu-Jitsu incorporates the use of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Russian Samboand adds elements that are effective in street defense not just tournament participation.
Escrima (Pakamut) is a martial art from the Philippines. This style incorporates the use of weapons training from the start. Most systems begin with open hand training and at advanced levels add the use of weapons. With Escrima, this practice is reversed. In Escrima, the use of stick, staff and knife training enhances hand/eye coordination. Escrima is known as one of the most efficient and realistic weapons training styles in the world and is considered the choice training method for many elite Special Forces military units.