5 Schools to Learn Martial Arts in the Philippines
Practicing martial arts is undoubtedly beneficial as it teaches those who dare to know its world how to properly protect oneself. But aside from self defense, martial arts can also help people in terms of cardiovascular, physical, and emotional health.
If you see yourself very keen on learning the basic kicks and punches, as well as advanced techniques and styles, why not consider attending training classes?
Here are five schools in the Metro teaching different types of martial arts:
KMA Fitness and Martial Arts
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Located in Salcedo Village, Makati, KMA teaches its students several self-defense techniques while developing their physique and creating a friendly environment at the same time.
Sticking to their aim for the students to “reach their goals and potentials,” KMA offers classes ranging from Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts Fitness, Judo, Boxing, Women’s self-defense, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students can also cross train in any or all of the martial arts offered.
Makati Aikido Club
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Founded in 1983, the Makati Aikido Club (MAC) trains over 2,000 aikido practitioners, promoting fitness, health and overall wellness.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art known for powerful, beautiful, logical movements. MAC explains that learning it “transforms” the lives of the students and helps them in community-building by attaining a more focused mind and a goal-oriented life.
The training for aikido, however, requires students to submit their medical exam. MAC stresses that the training is “strenuous.”
Also read: Makati Aikido Club
IGA Kendo Club
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Apart from instilling the need to win matches and bring their opponents on their knees, IGA Kendo Club teaches the modern Japanese martial arts (budō) of Kendo. They also specialize in the known Japanese swordsmanship called Kenjutsu.
The said Kendo club operates under the tutelage of Koji Igarashi Sensei. Koji’s way of teaching kendo focuses heavily on Kihon or the basics, noting that it is better to move forward and start a good offense than to block and evade.
Aspiring to be a member? They have dojos separately located in Makati and Quezon City.
International Krav Maga Federation Philippines
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Bloomfield Academy IKMF Krav Maga Training, March 23, 2019 at Las Pinas Muntinlupa City. This training was conducted by Henry Yang G2 Head of Fighting Division for the IKMF Phils. and Jess Garcia G2 of IKMF South. The International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF) was built by Imi Lichtenfeld in the year 1995. With 24 years of experience the IKMF is headed by Master Avi Moyal and his team of Global Instructors in over 90 countries. The IKMF in the Philippines is headed by Dindo de Jesus, Expert 2 and the Regional Director for ASIA. IKMF Phils with branches in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Cagayan de Oro City & Davao City. IKMF Phils is the official combat system of the Philippine Army and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Security. IKMF Phils is the first and only Expert Krav Maga school in the Philippines and in the South East Asia. Tel# 502 8391 or 0917 8942728. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kravmaga-ikmf.ph #ikmfphilippines #kravmaga #selfdefense #fitness #motivation #IAMIKMF #511tactical #511Philippines #fightlikeagirl #bloomfieldacademy
Remaining true to their tagline “so that one may walk in peace,” IKMF-PH introduces Krav Maga, the most effective self-defense system. It is offered to a broader variety of people, such as the civilians, military, law enforcement and even the VIPs.
According to IKMF-PH, Krav Maga can easily be learned and implemented quickly—accessible to anyone interested in learning self-defense.
Krav Maga focuses on developing and providing specially designated self-defense solutions to match each of the sector’s needs. For Civilian, they divided the training into three sub-sectors for adults, women, and children. Meanwhile, the military, law enforcement, and the VIP sectors concentrate on threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.
Krav Maga caters to all Filipinos nationwide with six training centers in Metro Manila, two in Cebu City, and three in Mindanao (2 in Davao City and 1 in Cagayan de Oro City).
Address: Planet Infinity Gym, 4th Floor Crossroad 77, Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Scout Reyes Street, Quezon City
Contact Details: 02-502-8391 / 0917-894-2728
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Kyokushin Karate Philippines
Kyokushin Karate offers the most respected karate styles because of its strict discipline and rigorous training. It is considered as one of the firm karate organizations in the country due to its training syllabus, management, and large membership.
KKP believes some karate groups have gone to extreme commercialization, downplaying the high standards of karate in the process. That said, KKP endeavors itself to bring back the “true essence, standard, and glory of karate.”
Four training centers reside in Makati, Pasig, and Quezon City. There are also seven branches in Luzon region, particularly in Antipolo City, Olongapo City, Tuguegarao City, and provinces such as Cagayan, Camarines Sur, and Quezon. In Mindanao, there are two dojos in Cotabato City, one in General Santos, and one in Maguindanao.
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