Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts Program (FIMAP)
Class Times * Filipino and Indonesian Martial arts Program (FIMAP) is for ages 18 and up) Monday and Thursday evenings from 7-7:55PM
The FIMAP program is a combat system (non sport centered) with a large emphasis is on footwork, edged weapons, impact weapons, in close quarter fighting ability, and self-preservation.
The FIMAP Program starts students with emphasis on footwork and weapon drills. As the students gets more advanced training opens up to empty hand vs empty hand, weapon verses weapon, and empty hand verses weapon. This kind of training provides students with a scene of urgency to every drill as well as the need to react fast both mentally and physical. Training in our program involves striking and partner drills teaching the practitioners to use correct body positioning and body mechanics to strike with power and precision with a variety of weapons and empty hand. The footwork provide students with the evasive skills needed for weapons of all types to instantly counter and reattack to a given force. After which students are put into safe but high intensity and very exciting sparring experience that test the student’s reactions to a weapon encounter in real time and driven towards building a positive response to high level threat situations involving both empty hands and weapons that are essential for self-defense in the modern world.
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History of our FIMAP program Dr. Wink- I studied a variety of martial arts before having the privilege to study Pekiti-Tirsia under Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, and Pentjak Silat under Suyardi "Eddie" Jafri in the late 1970’s and early 80's. I was also fortunate to be able to become great friends with Eric Knaus, whose association and friendship is responsible for our current style. It was this period that we discovered that full-contact weapon fighting was experimental ground for analysis and the development of different fighting technologies and training methods. It was this period of my career that opened both Eric and myself to the idea that there has to be a method to test and develop fighting technologies. In the mid 1990’s, Ray, Dave Bucheimer (an outstanding master of Tang Soo Do) and I established the Central Maryland Martial Arts, which, for the next 17 years would, be the experimental laboratory for our new edition of full-contact fighting. The addition of Harry Hines and Brad Grenke to our group, that same year, provided invaluable analysis and developed new techniques and insights into different aspect of weapons fighting. These talented, intelligent, and funny guys fostered new aspects of fighting I thought not possible as well as a great sense of humor. We saw this as a science research project. At one of our seminars, we fortunate to have Jim Tirey, Maggie Osborn, and Warren O’Hara attend. We notice the incredible synergy with what they were practicing and our perspective, which began a new era in our approach to different fighting as well as a great friendship. Over the last 20 years we have explored the physical and mental aspects that make up a state we like to call “spontaneous mastery”. With Tirey’s extensive special operation training and outstanding Jiujutsu, we were able to forge new applications in weapon fighting.
Our CMMA programs focus on building a solid self-defense foundation, in order to prepare individuals for potential real-life situations. Additionally, our classes encourage and condition students for a healthy and active lifestyle. The training regiments push students to build their confidence by overcoming fears and their own unique personal challenges. More so, our classes encourage students to establish team-building skills that allow each other to grow in their training endeavors and form student comradery. The team-like atmosphere creates a welcoming outlet for students to safely and healthily relieve stress and reduce anxiety.Some of the skills students develop--both physical and character based--from our training drills are: improved balance and control, variety of striking , throws, joint locks, disarms, and, respect, integrity, humility, discipline, good work ethic, gratitude, positivity, and patience. At CMMA, we strive to teach our students not only how to be great martial artists, but also to develop them into well-rounded individuals.
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