Practical Self Defense and Martial Arts training drawing from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts utlizing tactics used by Military and Law Enforcement. Skillsets range from Empty Hand to Weapons (Knife, Stick, Blade) to Grappling (Empty Hand and Weapons). As part of our training, we stress the legalities of when it is appropriate to exercise levels of force. We also have a Free Ongoing Women's Self Defense Workshop in response to the alarming epidemic of violence against women in the United States.
I love seing the the empowerment and growth in my students and in myself studying these arts. I enjoy seing how it opens up channels of not only understanding how to defend yourself, but how to understand one's own appredciaition of life.
All I can say is Wow! I learned more my first two hours than I did studying nine months elsewhere. I'm so glad I found this class, Sifu Jay really knows his stuff.
It's no easy task to be a teacher, and even more so to handle all the responsibilities that it requires. I came to Jay with a reluctant curiosity to learn, which quickly dissipated. As far as JKD, self defense, and camaraderie goes, I am fortunate to continually learn all the above through Sifu Jay's teachings. He not only has a keen understanding of the art but also a copasetic philosophy and nature. His aporoach to the art is comfortable yet challenging in a way that causes you to push further when you train. Also, his students are all insightful in their own way. I've come to be friends with them all and intend to train with them as long as the road goes. On an informal note, his taste is music is dynamite. Definitely adds dynamic to the class. Siju Lee said, "I am not teaching you anything. I just help you to express yourself ", so if you are also curious, reluctant, or both, or just looking for an art that will take you to higher ground, M.A.H.A.L. would be an ideal place.
I ensure that he or she understands the basic movements and concepts before progressing to advance techniques. We do our best to accomodate their learning pace. Also, our students are very supportive and nurturing ensuring that every new student gets the most out of their training.
I have taught students as young as 7 to 60+ years of age. Ranging in different states of physical fitness and handicaps and all walks of life.
In terms of Self Defense, make sure that what they teach fits your individual needs and lifestyle. Too many times you will find certain Instructors warping your original intentions into other sorts of training that don't service you. When in doubt, go with what makes you comfortable.